2023 J Boats J/88
J/88 truly hits the sweet-spot in J Boats' new generation of performance sprit boats. This mid-sized 29' (8.8m) family speedster is fast, fun and stable with the security and comfort of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, overnighting interior and onboard head.
J/88 is all about the joy of sailing - the exhilarating feel of a boat that responds instantly to slight changes in trim and course. The joy of sailing a well-balanced boat upwind in a breeze and then hoisting the masthead A-sail and flying over the waves downwind, with only a few fingers lightly holding the tiller. When the wind dies to a whisper, the J/88 with its high aspect, non-overlapping sailplan (no genoas), has the sail power and low hull resistance to ghost along while other have to motor.
J/88 is the toughest J ever built under 30 feet. The structure and composite laminates are engineered to ISO 12215 structural standards. The all-composite hull, deck and structural grid are infusion molded in a temperature controlled environment. Biaxial and unidirectional fiberglass fabrics are laid dry into precision-crafted molds and then resin-infused under high vacuum to maximize the laminate's material properties while minimizing emissions. The result is an extremely strong structure that will take a pounding for years.