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  • 01  Boats and Yachts
  • 01.01  Sailing Boats & Yachts
  • 01.01.03  Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

Our products

Product category: Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

J70 the new speedster

The J/70 Speedster is J/Boats' first ramp-launchable keelboat, designed to fulfil the growing need for an accessible, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, as well as being stable enough for family outings and built to last. The J/70 is a reliable and safe sportsboat.

Performance is also an integral part of the J/70 concept and its light 795 kg displacement is driven by a 45m² spinnaker, which will delight fans of double figure speeds.

This sentiment is echoed when sailing upwind, where stability is a guarantee of almost effortless performance.

Regarding the handling, the J/70 is once again very easy to use, thanks to the lifting keel and the carbon mast stepped on the deck with a hinges system, the owner is able to handle the launching and stepping of the mast alone and in a record time.

Moreover, at short term, the J/70 is aimed to become an international monotype. The boat is also built across the Atlantic in order to ensure a distribution worldwide.

Like the J/24 some thirty-five years ago, the J/70 is expected to quickly become a one-design classic accross the globe thanks to its contemporary simplicity. The boat is also built on both sites of the Atlantic in order to ensure worlwide distribution.

In terms of setting-up, the J/70 is once again very easy to handle, thanks to the lifting keel and the hinged, deck-stepped carbon mast, which enables to owner to single-handedly launch the boat and step the mast in record time.

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Product category: Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

The pleasure of sailing

For months, Johnstone family and the brains from the Vendee area company "J Composites" have worked on the J 97 draws.
The brand recurring theme is respected with, above all, an approach for the pleasure of navigating with family, for 1 day, for a cruise or for a race, without forgetting the water performances.
With less than 32 foots, 1.80 meters headroom, very comfy cruise fittings, an asymmetric spinnaker easy to set, a sail plan without overlapping, the J 97 is definitely a polyvalent boat.
The cockpit is equipped with full seats that hold your back in position. A tiller and the retractable bowsprit with the asymmetric spinnaker allow the biggest performances without requiring a large and skilled crew.
The VCG deep keel permits a perfect stability upwind. The inside fittings are achieved to navigate comfortably with 1 or 2 couples, here is the composition: a saloon with 2 sofas, the kitchen and the chart table, 5 berths including an aft cabin. A large storage astern is reachable from the cockpit.
The J 97 is the start of the J cruise/race range. It follows the J 122 and J 109.

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Product category: Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)


The J/112E is the newest addition to J/Boats' "E" Series of versatile performance sailing yachts. The "E" is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. Why settle for anything less than sailing where and when you want to in comfort, style and speed?   

Dual Purpose
36 feet is a magic size in the J/Boats line-up. With a spacious two-cabin accommodation plan and a comfortable, ergonomic cockpit, the J/112E is as well suited for the annual cruise as she is sprinting to Mackinaw Island or short-handing through rough weather. Versatility in sailboat design means not only a sailboat that can do many things, but one that can do them across a wide range of conditions, both fair and adverse.

Let There be Light
The J/122E (interior picture shown above) set the style trend for the "E" series, taking an already proven accommodation plan and adding significantly more natural light by way of large port lights and optional hull ports. The J/112E redefines this concept in 36 feet with a spacious two cabin/aft head layout with 6'3" headroom that promises to be as comfortable in port as she is at sea. The varnished walnut joinerwork adds just the right proportion of classic, wood accents without taking away from the incredible sense of space. 

Upwind is a Breeze - Downwind is a Blast
As a famous yacht designer once said, "a barn door with a bed sheet can sail downwind, but only true sailboats go to windward." The J/112E joins her sisterships, the J/97E and J/122E, as an exceptional upwind performer. V-shaped bow sections provide superior directional stability and reduced slamming in waves.  Freeboard forward and topside flare help to keep the deck dry. A long waterline combined with a low vertical center of gravity results in a smooth, sea-kindly motion - more like that of a 40 footer.

J/112E is a moderate displacement design with a high aspect, non-overlapping sailplan. This efficient set-up provides ample sail power in light winds (while most others are motoring), and easy to down-shift options when the wind builds. J's are known for being able to sail well under mainsail alone, jib alone, and nearly any combination of mainsail and small jib. The J/112E is no exception. All one needs is a mainsail and 105% jib to enjoy easy, high performance sailing in winds from 5 to 25 knots.  For downwind fun with minimal effort and crew, one can deploy the asymmetric spinnaker from the retractable carbon sprit.

Designed to Sail
Owners have been sailing their J's offshore for years and their enthusiastic feedback has fueled J/Boats' continuous pursuit of designing the world's most comfortable sailing boats. Comfort at sea means more than nice backrests (which by the way the J/112E has). "Sailing comfort" means sailing without stress - like having clear visibility from the helm station; easy access to vital sail controls to allow short-handed sailing; a smooth sea-kindly motion that's easier on the stomach; numerous handholds and foot braces both above and below decks for secure movement; and a highly maneuverable boat that is easy to dock or moor in tight places. Sailboats that inspire confidence (and reduce stress) inspire their owners to sail more. Maybe that's why J/ sailors spend so much time sailing.

Efficient & Comfortable Cockpit
Sailors spend more time in the cockpit than anywhere else on board. The J/112E cockpit is second to none. The driver can sit completely forward, straddled or aft of the wheel from the high or low side while fully braced and enjoy sailing for hours without tiring. The single large diameter wheel allows the helmsman to sit outboard to see the jib telltales and waves.

With the J/112E main and jib controls within easy reach, the driver can adjust the sails upwind without leaving the wheel or troubling the crew - who might otherwise be relaxing in the comfortable cockpit seats.

For added on-deck safety, there's a double lifeline system, stainless grab rails, full length integral toe-rails, a safety harness padeye near the companionway, and aggressive nonskid deck surfaces for confident traction at all angles of heel. A quickly deployable light weight safety ladder mounts to the open, easy-access transom. Liferaft storage is nearby through a quick access cockpit locker.  For extended cruising comfort the J/112E options include a large companionway dodger, fold-out helmsman bimini, lifeline pads, and cockpit and helm station seat cushions.  On the rare occasion when auxiliary power is needed, the Volvo 30HP diesel engine with 2 bladed folding prop and saildrive will power the J/112E over 7.0 knots.

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About us

Company details

J Boats is the story of two brothers passionately fond of water sports: Bob and Rod Johnstone.
In 1977, they won the US Block Island Week aboard their first one-design: the J24. The adventure was launched ! There's only a small step from passion to creation: folly... Thanks to their passion coupled with their specialized knowledge of navigation, the Johnstone brothers are going to think up high-performance and sailor yachts. Family is getting bigger...

Since 1994, J Composites site has been adapting and building the Johnstone plans for the European market creating yachts intended for both cruising and racing navigation. In either case, the future owner won't call the hull quality into question. Construction by J Composites site guarantees the best performances thanks to: the choice of top-of-the-range materials, the thoughtful draw of every components of the yacht, the skilled and passionate workforce. A journey among J Composites production to uncover the J brand secret...

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