NEW J/88- Fast Family Daysailer & Racer

From the J design/build team that launched the J/70 and J/111, comes the NEW J/88, a 29’ mid-size family speedster with stability, style and sailing comfort. J/88 hits the sweet-spot in J Boat’s performance sprit range – large enough to provide the creature comforts of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, overnighting interior and head; and small enough to be single-point lifted, owner trailered and stored.

If sailing is having your cake and eating it too, then the J/88 is like ordering the whole dessert menu. Design highlights include a high-aspect, non-overlapping sail plan (no genoas) with a carbon fiber, double-spreader mast - deck stepped for easy rigging, tuning and keeping the main cabin dry.

 

The 6.5 ft fixed, low VCG keel with molded GRP finish is similar to the J/70’s, ensuring a fair, smooth foil for every boat.  The result is a ride that’s every bit as exciting as the J/88’s speedster siblings - fast and balanced upwind with planing performance downwind in moderate to fresh breezes.

Since J/88's successful launch in July 2013, it's clear she hits the "sweet spot" in the 28-32 ft sailing category.  J/88 has met with critical acclaim in the boating press, awarded the "Best Boat Under 30 Ft" in the 2014 SAILING WORLD Boat of the Year competition e as well as receiving high marks from the SAIL Magazine Review team.  With 75+ boats ordered to date, J/88 is well on its way to making its mark in both offshore racing as well as local one-design racing fleets.

J/88 Offshore Results Worldwide

Event/ Year Month Location Class Results
2014        
         
J/Cup Regatta Jul Southampton, UK IRC Class 2  
Chicago Mackinac Race Jul Chicago, IL ORC Class 6 2nd Class, 13th Overall
Block Island Race Week Jul Block Island, RI PHRF 1 Class 3rd Class
Cleveland Race Week Jul Cleveland, OH PHRF D Class 1st Class
Round Island Race Jul Cowes, Isle of Wight, England IRC Class 1B 2nd, 10th Class
Chicago to Waukegan Offshore Race Jun Chicago, IL PHRF 4 Class 1st & 2nd Class, 1st & 2nd Overall
Chicago NOOD Regatta Jun Chicago, IL PHRF 2 Class 3rd Class
         
2013        
Hamble Winter Series Oct-Dec Hamble, England IRC Class 2 2nd Class