The 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.

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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 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.

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Dimensions    ft/lb
LOA    29.19
LWL    26.84
Beam    9.50
Standard Draft    6.50
Displacement    4,990
Engine    Diesel Aux 14 HP
100% SA    439
SA/Dspl    24
Dspl/L    115



Deck Hardware
Low maintenance stainless grab rails on cabin house (P&S).
Companionway opening with PVC slider tracks, large gutter drains, molded seahood and sliding cover.
Acrylic offshore removable drop board with inside/outside lockable hasp.
SS custom fabricated chain plates for shrouds and headstay terminations.
Foredeck skylight hatch mounted on cabin house forward of mast.
Two fixed cabin side portlights.
Two aluminum 2-speed 40:1 self-tailing primary winches in cockpit.
Two aluminum 2-speed 30:1 self-tailing secondary winches on cabin top.
J88 Specifications 9-01-13
Two 10″ Lewmar OneTouch lock-in winch handles.
Cockpit operated Harken adjustable jib car and 4:1 in-hauler systems to P&S.
6:1 Mainsheet system leading to ratchet block and cam mounted on centerline swivel cam base aft of traveler.
18:1 mainsheet fine-tune adjuster mounted to swivel base cam forward of traveler.
Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 control line and cam cleats P & S.
24:1 Double ended backstay adjuster purchase system leading forward to P & S cam cleats.
Internal bowsprit launching system to exit aft face of the cabin house to cam cleat.
Harken underdeck headsail furling system with black anodized foil and control line on cabinside mounted cam cleat.
Spinnaker tack line side mounted rope clutch mounted to starboard on cabin side.
Spinnaker sheet blocks outboard of primary winches on stanchion bases and aft at stern rail.
Halyard lead blocks mounted at mast base, halyard organizers and double Antal Vcam rope clutches one per side.
SS stanchions, two SS stern rails at transom corners and custom SS bow rail with 9.5″ lower lifeline height.
SS double lifelines.
Foredeck and transom mooring cleats.

Molded main salon liner with full length settee berths, molded backrests, storage access bin in backrests and below cushions. Molded areas for sink (forward to port) and hinged utility counter (forward to starboard).
Choice of fabrics for 3″ standard main salon cushions.
Teak and holly synthetic high-wear cabin sole in main cabin with centerline access to bilge.
Igloo Cooler.
Fabricated companionway ladder with teak treads.
Molded V-berth and hull support liner. (Option for V-berth platform & cushions)
Head compartment with Raritan PH-II WC, mirror, TP holder, gravity style holding tank and deck pump out fitting.
Bin storage opposite head.
Molded cockpit support liner surrounding engine and mechanicals with foam insulated engine area.
Three engine access hatches
Low maintenance painted gelcoat finish on all interior hull & deck surfaces.
Black anodized aluminum compression post to transfer mast loads to internal hull structure.

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