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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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2014 J Boats J/122

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Boat Description

J/122 is a new versatile 40 foot performance sprit boat with comfortable live-aboard accommodations, a refined deck layout, low VCG keel with a moderate 7.2' draft. The hull & deck are built using superior SCRIMP infusion molding to maximize durability and long term value.An IRC-friendly cruiser/racer, J/122 offers a completely furnished interior, a simple to manage balanced sail plan, head turning performance and great looks. The first J/122s have quickly set the new performance standard for dual purpose 40 foot yachts both inshore and offshore. Racing against the latest 40' competition, J/122 is winning both in Europe and the USA. Victories include class trophies at the Obelix Regatta, American Spring Regatta, Cervantes Trophy Race, Greenwich Cup Regatta, Myth of Malham Race, and Cowes to Deauville Race. Other notable finishes this spring include 3rd and 4th at Spi Ouest in a class of 45 boats (the J/122 debut regatta) and a 2nd place in the Block Island Race.Developed with and built by J/Europe in France, J/122 is distinguished by a well executed high quality interior, a non-overlapping sailplan configuration that helps simplify the deck layout and sail selection. A setback headstay with furler are recessed into the deck to maximize the jib luff length while retaining the convenience of jib furling from the cockpit. Plus, the simplicity of an asymmetric spinnaker flown from a retractable carbon bow sprit, that makes it easy to achieve near peak performance with minimal crew effort.The J/122 cockpit is ergonomically optimized with a floor mounted traveler, below decks mainsheet system, offshore seatbacks, remote backstay adjuster and an available removable transom storage dock box that allows one to increase cockpit storage for cruising or convert back to a lighter race mode in a matter of minutes.



Boat Details
Beam 11 ft 9 inMax Draft 7 ft 2 in
Dry Weight 14900 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape MonohullFuel Capacity 35 gal
Length at Waterline 34 ft 6 inLength Overall 40 ft
Water Capacity 42 gal   
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Sail Area


I : 54.33 ft
J : 15.08 ft
P : 51.25 ft
E : 17.50 ft
Working Sail Area : 865.00 sq ft

Additional Specifications

    HULL AND DECK
  • SCRIMP infusion molded sandwich construction by J/Europe using uni-and multi-directional fibreglass, low density balsa core, vinylester resin providing a 10 year anti-osmosis warranty and a 5 year structural warranty.
  • White gelcoat hull finish with integrated gelcoat double boot stripe
  • Off-white deck with optional choice of non-skid colors
  • Hull-to-deck joint is bonded with a methacrylate structural adhesive.
  • Transverse/longitudinal grids and mast step are infused as part of the hull moulding.
  • SCRIMP infusion moulded, main bulkhead.
  • All intermediate bulkheads are glassed to hull and deck for stiffness.
  • Low VCG keel with encapsulated cast iron fin with lead bulb, bolted and bonded to shallow sump, with seamed joint to allow for easy removal.
  • ORC legal foredeck toe rails moulded into the deck.
  • Large capacity self draining foredeck chain locker, with space for optional windlass.
  • Two side lockers in cockpit, each capable of life-raft stowage.
  • One aft locker in cockpit sole (aft of wheel).
  • Option for a removable aft locker/dock box.
  • One Gas/LPG bottle locker, vented and drained overboard.
  • Integrated mounting in seahood for dodger attachment. Option for seahood with instrument pod.
  • Transom platform with removable swimming ladder.
  • Balanced, composite rudder using uni and multi-directional fibreglass, on high resistance stainless steel stock, turning on JP3 self-aligning bearings.

    SPARS AND RIGGING

  • Auto-claved carbon fiber mast, runnerless with double spreaders (black), mainsail track, finished in white Awlgrip.
  • White painted aluminium boom, with 12:1 outhaul purchase sytem, two reef line sheaves, internal mainsheet anchoring point and forward articulated blocks to deck.
  • Pre-molded mast wedge system, and adjustable mast step.
  • Discontinuous rod rigging (Nitronic 50).
  • Remote panel hydraulic backstay adjuster with panel installed on forward face of pedestal.
  • SS hydraulic panel guard.
  • Jib furling system with integrated furler drum into the deck.
  • Retractable carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit with watertight containment box draining overboard.
  • Solid Nautos boomvang with 24:1 integral purchase system.
  • One Vectran mainsail halyard.
  • One Vectran genoa halyard with snap shackle.
  • One spinnaker halyard with snap shackle.
  • Sheet package of two spinnaker sheets, two jib sheets, one Spectra main sheet, and one Spectra tack line with snap shackle.
  • Mainsail traveller lines.
  • Adjustable jib car lines.
  • Two reef lines.

    DECK HARDWARE

  • Two Harken 48.2 STA self-tailing primary winches.
  • Two Harken 46.2 STA mainsheet winches.
  • Two Harken 44.2 STA halyard winches on aft end of coachroof.
  • Three Harken lock-in winch handles, including two "Speed Grip" type.
  • Six winch handle holders.
  • Belowdecks 2:1 Harken mainsheet system starting at the traveler, led forward through the boom, down to sidedecks, then aft under deck to cockpit winches.
  • Harken adjustable mainsheet traveller with 6:1 purchase with ratchets and cam cleats attached to car.
  • Harken jib tracks, with ball-bearing car system and 8 :1 adjustable purchase led to the cockpit.
  • Two Harken footblocks for jib sheets.
  • Harken spinnaker sheet blocks mounted on throughdeck U bolts.
  • Five Harken mast base turning blocks.
  • Two 4-sheave deck organisers to lead halyards and reef lines aft.
  • Four Spinlock XCS stoppers on each side of coachroof.
  • Spinnaker tack line led aft to Spinlock XCS stopper on starboard side of coachroof.
  • Roller furling control line led aft to Spinl