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J/Boats Unveils The Sleek New 28-footer “J/9”

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Responding to a growing need amongst sailors for a comfortable, simple and easy-to-own daysailer, J/Boats announces a sleek new 28 footer (the “J/9”) with one of the most comfortable cockpit and easiest-to-manage sailplan in this size range. 

With the J/9, we set out to reimagine how to make sailing easier, more relaxing and more inclusive,” said Jeff Johnstone of J/Boats. “This is a boat you can sail by yourself in just a few minutes, or bring along the whole gang with plenty of room to spare. Escaping to the water and enjoying shared family adventure has never been more important, and the J/9 is the perfect platform.

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The J/9 cockpit has four corner seats to nestle into and enjoy the day. With friends and family aboard, everyone can find the perfect place to relax. A swim platform behind the cockpit allows walk-through boarding, and on those downwind sails home, you can cool off by dragging your feet in the water.

Sailing the J/9 is as easy as hoisting the mainsail and trimming the sheet. Why make it any more complicated? Look around on the water and you’ll notice 80% of the sailboats are sailing with only one sail. The answer is keep it simple! One tiller, one sheet.

Sailing the J/9 is as easy as hoisting the mainsail and trimming the sheet. Why make it any more complicated? Look around on the water and you’ll notice 80% of the sailboats are sailing with only one sail. The answer is keep it simple! One tiller, one sheet.

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The big difference with the J/9 is you will be sailing with one sail more comfortably and quicker than most others with two sails or under motor. Ready for the afterburners? Simply unroll the jib and enjoy effortless, stable & smooth sailing from the comforts of the best J/Boats cockpit ever.

The plan is for the first J/9 to launch in Spring 2021.

J/9 Specs

LOA 28 ft – 8,54 m
LWL 25.4 ft – 7,75 m
Beam 8.6 ft – 2,63 m
Standard draft 4.9 ft – 1,5 m
Shoal draft 3.9 ft – 1,19 m
Displacement 4.25 lbs – 1.927 kg
J/Boats Website

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