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The J/Boats company had humble beginnings but over the past 40 years, they have built winning designs which are raced by movers and shakers in the marine industry and beyond. Rod Johnstone built the first J/24 in his garage in 1975 and by 1977, he and his brother Bob were in business building sleek boats that developed a reputation for being crazy-fast. Today, the Rhode Island company builds boats from 22 to 65 feet for day sailing, cruising and mostly one-design racing. Any serious racer will know J/Boats and many will have owned one at some point. J/Boats are precision machines that command a premium price and will range from $10,000 to $2,000,000, and have sprouted a performance sailing school called J World with five bases around the country.

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2013 J Boats J/100


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Boat Description

There?s nothing quite like steering a sleek, fast boat with a light touch on the tiller, the stability of a keel below, being close to the water and sliding through waves with barely a wake or whisper. Time?s too precious and the alternatives too numerous to put up with any boat less than what will recapture those simple joys of sailing. J/100 is designed to do just that. The comforts that experienced sailors appreciate are part of the package. A two cylinder inboard saildrive hums along at 6.5 knots like a sewing machine, when you can hear it. Why limit your horizons because the wind might die? There?s a bona fide marine head and even a couple of bunks with an option for a V-berth forward for the occasional overnight. A dodger works to extend the sailing season.If you plan to single-hand the boat or do some relaxed non-spinnaker racing, the Hoyt jib boom shown above works great! Using this system, TERN won what one captain called, ?the race from hell??the 2004 Maine Retired (Age 65+) Skipper?s Race. In dense fog, torrential rain, lightning, and 40 degree windshifts, the J/100 excelled. No need to overwork the crew or have anyone on the foredeck when there?s a self-tacking jib and automatic whisker pole. TERN tacked effortlessly on 10 degree shifts, winning the trophy for the fastest of 38 starters. Five minutes back were larger boats with more crew, big winches and huge genoas.

Boat Details
Beam 9 ft 3 inMax Draft 5 ft 8 in
Dry Weight 6500 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape MonohullLength at Waterline 29 ft
Length Overall 32 ft 8 in   
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Sail Area

I : 38.33 ft
J : 11.33 ft
P : 38.00 ft
E : 13.33 ft
Working Sail Area : 478.00 sq ft

Keel Details

Keel #1
Keel Type: Shoal_Draft
Max Draft: 4.33 ft

Additional Specifications

    Hull and Deck
  • CCF Composites hull and deck built with resin infusion molding system using biaxial and unidirectional glass fabrics with Baltek end-grained balsa core.
  • 10 year transferable warranty against hull blistering.
  • White gel coat hull with single (1.75" to 3.25") tapered bootstripe.
  • Large sit-in cockpit with 9.5' seats having comfortable 13.75" backrests, suitable for cockpit cushions.
  • Two cockpit seat storage lockers.
  • One lazarette storage locker.
  • One foredeck anchor locker with overboard drain.
  • Swimming and boarding platform sculpted into aft face of full height transom with integral safety ladder.
  • Molded companionway seahood and dodger spray shield bosses.
  • White foredeck toe-rails.
  • Stainless steel handrails on cabin house.
  • GRP molded main structural bulkhead, bonded to hull and deck as support for shroud chainplates with single opening to head and forepeak.
  • Longitudinal and transverse keel support beams and integral mast step.
  • Lead and antimony fixed 5.75' draft, fin keel with bulb bolted to a deep molded sump. (4.2' shoal draft option) Mechanical and Steering
  • 2 cylinder Yanmar 15HP diesel saildrive engine with Flex-O-Fold geared folding prop.
  • Engine instrument panel with tachometer, engine hour gauge and water, oil pressure alarms in cockpit with acrylic cover.
  • Engine throttle control with neutral safety switch.
  • 10-gallon fuel tank with baffles and inspection/clean out port.
  • Balanced hi-aspect spade rudder constructed using "E" glass with stainless rudder post and self-aligning Jefa rudder bearings.
  • Curved laminated wood tiller with Spinlock tiller extension. Deck Hardware
  • Two Harken 40.2STA Radial 2 speed self-tailing primary winches mounted on cockpit coaming.
  • Two Harken 35.2STA Radial 2 speed self-tailing winches mounted on cabin trunk.
  • Spinlock triple sheave deck organizers (PandS).
  • Two lock-in winch handles.
  • Two PVC winch handle holders.
  • Custom stainless mast collar.
  • Harken ESP mast mounted turning blocks
  • Two double Spinlock XTS rope clutches on the cabin top.
  • One single XTS rope clutch for tack line or jib boom outhaul.
  • Two Harken 150 cam cleats on cabin top.
  • Two Harken 150 cam cleats mounted near primary winches (for lazy spin sheets).
  • Two fixed jib tracks each with plunger style jib cars.
  • Harken mainsheet traveler track recessed in cockpit seat with 4:1 Harken "windward-sheeting" traveler control system.
  • 6:1/24:1 Harken rough tune/fine tune mainsheet system leading to aluminum bracket on centerline fore and aft of traveler.
  • Four SS mooring cleats (2 fwd, 2 aft).
  • Scandvik foredeck ventilation hatch.
  • Two Gebo fixed ports in sides of cabin trunk.
  • Molded companionway sliding hatch and acrylic offshore dropboard with inside/outside opening hasp
  • Cockpit operated Henderson bilge pump.
  • Two 12"x 20" polypropylene mesh line bags.
  • Custom SS chainplates, stemhead and backstay tang.
  • Double Lifelines with stainless bow pulpit and stern rail.
  • Five (5) folding padeyes: one for spinnaker tack attachment on bow, and four attachment points for spinnaker blocks. Electrical
  • One 95 amp AGM Lifeline 27 battery.
  • 12V DC battery switch.
  • 12V DC electrical distribution panel w/ 8 circuit breakers.
  • Navigation and steaming lights.
  • UL approved stranded, tinned copper ABYC color-coded wiring.
  • Bonding system to meet ABYC regulations.
  • Two swiveling halogen reading lights.
  • One dome light in main cabin.
  • One fluorescent light in head.
  • Automatic electric bilge pump and panel switch for manual operation. Spars and Rigging