The New J/88- Fast Family Daysailer & Racer

Eastern Michigan's J/Boats Dealer



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Freshwater Demo  •  Extensive B&G Electronics
Trades Accepted  •  Optional Trailer

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

In Stock J 88 at Port Sanilac Marina

In Stock Option Details

B&G Electronics Upgrade
• 3 Large Triton Digital Displays
• H5000 Base Pack Hercules
• Wind Sensor W/ 20 M Cable
• DST800 Active D/S/T TH Plastic 235 kHz Transducer
• H5000 3D Motion Sensor
• Zeus 2 9 MFD W/ Insight Charts
• v50 VHF Wireless Handset
• WIFI-1 Module
• Racing Antenna
• Mast Mounting Pod
• AGM Battery
• ZG100 GOS Antenna
• B&G 810 MM 213 Vertical MHU
• Battery Box for 4D
• RC42N Rate Compass W/ 5M Cable & Micro-C Connector
• Second Battery Upgrade – AGM Group 27 W/ Battery Box
• Simrad T22 Tiller Auto Pilot W/ Pushrod Extension
• Laser Rudder Angle Indicator – Mounted On Tiller
• Mylar Accutack Deck Siting Label Port & Starboard
• Mylar labels for in hauler, jib leadtracks, stoppers and boom
• Installed Windex Light
• Lee Clothes / Pipe Berth

Sails: Doyle
• Main Sail With 5 Carbon Battens
• Head Sail Heavy Air #1
• Head Sail Light Air #2
• Asymmetrical Spinnaker AIRX 600
• Asymmetrical A-3 80 sqm AIRX 700
• Code Zero
• Harken Luff Cars

Model: 2 Cylinder
Location: Inboard
Drive Type: Sail Drive
Year: 2015
Hours: 60
Power: 14 hp
Propeller Type: 2 Blade

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.
  • 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.

Spars & Rigging

  • Hall Spars carbon fiber mast with double swept spreaders, long masthead crane and mainsail luff track. Deck step design and SS tabernacle system. Mast finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
  • Boom with internal 8:1 outhaul, mainsheet attachment points, outhaul and single reef sheaves as well as provision for reef cleat and block at inboard end. Finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
  • Carbon bowsprit with tack ferrule fitting, painted black finish. Bowsprit seal system mounted between sprit bearings.1 x 19 compacted strand wire
  • 1 x 19 compacted strand wire headstay & side rigging with adjustable open-body turnbuckles, and DSK78 Ultra Wire backstay.
  • Complete Hall Spars running rigging package.

J/88 – One Design Fun & Family Daysailer

The J/88 is not only comfortable and easy to handle, but her sweet balance, effortless speed and comfort will maximize your sailing fun. J/88 truly hits the sweet-spot in J Boat’s new 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. Plus, there’s no wood on deck, minimum systems, and a simple functional interior so you can maximize sailing time and minimize on-board maintenance.

Be sure to visit the J/88 one design web site, inquire above to find your local dealer and schedule a test sail and/or join the J/88 Facebook group and explore why your next boat should be the J/88.

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