J/88 a Fast Family Daysailer & Racer
: The boat comes in the line of previous J and in what regards hull design we can see some parallel with some Italian/Croatian boats in what I would call a classic line with the beam not completely pulled aft and with a moderate beam (by modern standards). They don't announce ballast but I am quite sure that it will be a considerably high ratio, similar to the other recent J's. Well, it looks good, without being particularly innovative. I bet it will sail very well
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.
... Belowdecks, the J/88 sports a weekending layout with two full length settees, Igloo cooler, galley sink, private head forward of bulkhead and optional V-berth.
J/88 hull #1 is projected to launch in June 2013!
Dimensions ft/lb m/kg
LOA 29.19 8.90
LWL 26.84 8.18
Beam 9.50 2.90
Standard Draft 6.50 1.98
Displacement 4,850 2,200
DieselAux.Engine 12 hp 12 hp
100% SA 439 40.80
SA/Dspl 24 24
Dspl/L 112 112