Sloop-rigged, J/65 is long and lean with low wetted surface, allowing the boat to be easily driven with a moderate sailplan in light airs. To make target cruising speeds of 9-10 knots, J/65 won't be as dependent upon auxiliary diesel power as most vessels in her category. A graceful sloping sheerline, and flared topsides allow for a sleek and purposeful silhouette and a dry, comfortable ride. The large, protected aft cockpit offers plenty of space to get comfortable as well as great protection offshore.
J/65's versatile sailplan accommodates both a cruising set-up with main and roller-furling small jib, and a powered-up performance program with overlapping headsails and asymmetric spinnakers tacked to the stem or flown from a carbon spinnaker pole. All it takes to hoist, furl and trim the sails is to push a few buttons.
Maitri is fitted with the standard 9-foot keel, has a mahogany interior, and is fully systemized right down to a bow thruster for tight docking manuvers and a charging system specified to meet the bagaries and demands of round-the-world voyaging. Maitri's optimization for high performance global cruising includes an extensive systems package (AC/heat/genset/inverter, etc), hydro bow thruster, hydraulic winches, hydraulic furler/windlass package, and a 9' draft all-purpose keel. Staying true to the philosophy that comfort at sea translates into comfort at the dock, Maitri's interior delivers both on style and function. There are three private cabins, a large main saloon, a large navigation station, spacious galley and an abundance of storage. This ocean-proven layout allows secure fore and aft crew movement below, even in rough conditions.
In a review in Cruising World magazine, Herb McCormick makes the following observations on the J/65. "First off, to my eye, the boat looks terrific. I'm on the record as being an enthusiast - for many reasons- of the new era of deck-saloon cruisers, but there's also something exactly right and aesthetically pleasing about the 65's long, low, purposeful profile, which is complemented by the generous rig and, in particular, the large, roachy mainsail. This is a boat that appears fast and raring to go on paper, never mind on the water."
Maitri was recently hulled out with:
-New bottom paint
-New LP paint on transom
-Gone trhough from bow to stern
-All systems serviced and ready to go
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