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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/95

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Boat Description

This elegant 31 foot design offers an exciting level of sailing joy, and broadens the daysailing and weekending horizons of those living on the many shallow bays of New England, the Cape, Great South Bay, the Jersey Shore and Chesapeake, Low Country of Georgia and the Carolinas, the Intracoastal, Bahamas, Florida Keys, the Gulf Coast, inland lakes of the Mid & South West and estuaries of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.Because it's a J Boat, you know the J/95 will be a great sailing and seaworthy boat in any depth of water. The latest in modern hull design with long waterline is combined with a carbon fiber mast and low VCG (vertical center of gravity) lead keel containing a fully retractable centerboard. The result is an exceptionally fast and stable boat capable of sailing in 3 feet of water. J/95 will outperform existing, deeper-draft keel dayboats of the retro "pretty" genre by a wide margin and in many cases at a fraction of the cost. The J/95 offers the best of both worlds?.now you can moor a beautiful yacht off the end of your dock without having to limit how far you can sail in a day.The J/95 features a comfortable T-shaped cockpit (the same size as the 40 foot J/122) with removable transom locker; wheel steering; a retractable bow sprit in a hidden housing for some downwind fun with masthead asymmetric spinnaker; two berths for the occasional overnight adventure; enclosed marine head; and a 15 hp diesel auxiliary saildrive to get you home if the wind dies. J/95 is unique in that it's designed to sail well on all points whether in "shoal" mode with board up or in "deep" mode with the board down. When one does run aground (and almost all boats eventually do), the center board will pivot up creating potentially far less damage than what would be expected with a deep keel or vertical dagger board grounding. Not since the introduction of the J/22 in 1983 has such an exciting new keelboat been available to sailors who live near shoal water areas. These areas are simply not reachable with most keelboats, let alone one that looks and performs so beautifully.



Boat Details
Beam 10 ftMax Draft 5 ft 6 in
Draft Board/Drive Up 3 ftDry Weight 6000 lb
Hull Material FiberglassHull Shape Monohull
Length at Waterline 28 ft 5 in   
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Sail Area


Working Sail Area : 450.00 sq ft

Additional Specifications

    Hull and Deck
  • Hull and deck built with resin infusion molding system using biaxial and unidirectional glass fabrics and Baltek end-grained balsa and foam cores.
  • Structure is engineered to ABS and ISO standards by John Fox of FCS Design.
  • 10 year transferable warranty against hull blistering, 5 year structural warranty.
  • GRP molded structural grid with longitudinal and transverse keel support beams and composite mast bearing beam with aluminum tapping plate and limber holes to the bilge.
  • White gel coat hull with single tapered boot stripe.
  • Two large cockpit seat storage lockers.
  • Swimming and boarding platform with integral safety telescoping ladder.
  • GRP molded main structural bulkhead, bonded to hull and deck as support for shroud chainplates with single opening to head and forepeak.
  • Fixed 2,250 lb lead keel bolted and bonded to shallow molded sump in hull.
  • Pivoting 200 lb. cast bronze centerboard.
  • Fully removable centerboard shim system assembly with custom SS plates, pivot pin, and mechanically fastened UHMW shim plates.
  • Centerboard lifting system with Spectron Pennant from Hall Rigging, 6:1 Harken purchase leading through the deck to the cockpit for an adjustable sailing draft between 3' and 5.5'.
  • Interior access port to centerboard lifting components within head area.

    Engine and Steering

  • 2 cylinder 14 HP Yanmar engine with saildrive and 15" Flex-O-Fold geared folding propeller.
  • Yanmar engine instrument panel with tachometer, engine hour gauge and water, oil pressure alarms and separate fuel gauge in cockpit with acrylic splash cover.
  • Engine throttle control with neutral safety switch.
  • Waterlock muffler with exhaust run aft to SS transom exhaust fitting.
  • 15 gal fuel tank with baffles and inspection port.
  • Balanced twin rudder system with self-aligning JP-3 rudder bearings and rudder shafts.
  • Edson steering components including bulkhead steerer, radial drive, tiller arm, link bar, articulock idler sheaves and wire chain assembly.
  • 44" leather covered Edson destroyer wheel mounted on custom molded steering pedestal.
  • Ritchie binnacle mounted compass and custom fabricated SS wheel guard/handhold.
  • Custom fabricated emergency tiller

    Deck Hardware

  • Off-white ORC foredeck toe rails (Option for varnished full length teak rails).
  • Low maintenance custom stainless handrails on cabin house (PandS).
  • (2) Harken 40.2STA 2 speed self-tailing winches mounted on cockpit coamings (PandS).
  • (2) Harken 32.2A, 2 speed self-tailing winches mounted beside companionway (PandS).
  • Triple Harken deck organizers (PandS).
  • Two 10" Harken Speed-Grip winch handles.
  • Two PVC winch handle holders shipped loose
  • Custom stainless fabricated mast collar with halyard attachment bar.
  • 6 Harken mast collar turning blocks
  • Spinlock XTS triple rope clutches (PandS).
  • Two Harken pin stop cars mounted on Harken 2751 jib tracks with cheek blocks mounted on cockpit coaming forward of winches.
  • Floor mounted Harken mainsheet traveler track with 4:1 Harken traveler control system leading to cockpit vertical wall to Harken 150 cam cleats (PandS).
  • 5:1 Harken mainsheet system leading to Harken 144 swivel cam base on a custom SS riser mounted on centerline aft of the traveler.
  • 10:1 fine tune adjustment system.
  • Four 8" Herreshoff style SS mooring cleats.
  • Interior ventilation from two framed BSI Moonlight opening ports in sides of cabin t