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Re: Interesting Sailboats
As we know, historically speaking, the J 105 with a bit better cruising interior was the J 109, which has proven very popular in Europe, though somewhat less so in the United States.
Not really the same boat. The J 109 has a slightly different hull with considerable more beam (3.51m to 3.35m) the LWL is also bigger (9.30m to 8.99m) it is heavier (4994kg to 3515kg) and has an inferior SA/D 21 to 24 and notwithstanding is faster ( PHRF 78/81 to 90/96).
You are right, it is a very popular boat in Europe, with a very good interior that is becoming less competitive. It is a pity that the J111, now a hugely popular boat in Europe has not maintained the same high quality cruising interior, but just a very sketchy one.
In fact the J 111 is a racing boat (PHRF 39/42), with an interior with about the the same quality of the j105 one.
Maybe we will see a version with a good cruising interior? I don't know but I would like that since it is a beautiful boat with a hull much more modern than the J109 one and also a much faster boat:
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Last edited by PCP; 05-13-2013 at 06:25 PM.