After a huge success of J/95 (The Cruising World 2010 Boat of the Year), the company, J Boat Inc. is prepared to lunch its new J/108 boat at the ‘Cruising World Sailboat Show 2012’. J/108 has a twin-rudder centreboard that helps enhance balance in the sea.
With a full-length of 35 feet, the boat offers magnificent interior, which includes standing headroom, a serviceable galley, a real navigation station, a spacious V-berth cabin forward, a private double aft and ample stowage for extended exploration.
The feature 4-foot draft with the board up provides huge space for cruising. It is a genuine single-handed boat because of the oversized main, small headsail and simplified running rigging.
J Boats is recognised for pulse-pounding performance. Admirers eagerly wait for notable puffed up models that are remodelled with distinguish attributes. J/108 is fitted with removable aft helm seat/ locker box for an ultimate club racing experience. It offers huge cursing grounds with full-length cockpit for a complete competitive crew.
J/108 sports a large and responsive wheel, a full-width mainsail track, narrow sheeting angles and competitive sails. With the twin rudders, the boat has additional lateral resistance and guaranteed balance in case of a heavy heel. Either sprawling the bayous or rounding the buoys, the boat is always there in your control.
Designer: R. Alan Johnstone
Technical specifications of J/108
LOA: 35’ 0”
LWL: 30’ 5”
Beam: 11’ 6”
Draft: 4’ 0”/6’ 8”
Sail Area: 603 sq. ft.
Displacement: 11,400 lb.
Water: 33 gal.
Fuel: 19 gal.
Engine: 30-hp. Volvo
Image Credit: Creativecommons/Jeff Johnstone