Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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The J-28 is a really neat boat. It is part of J-boats first cruising generation. They are reasonably fast and seaworthy, quite easy to handle and all round very good boats.
They are a balsa cored hull and should be carefully surveyed but they were quite well constructed (sturdier than the racing series). The later ones had good ventilation that came from a lot more operable ports than the earlier ones.
I think the J-28 would be an excellent boat for cruising in south Florida or "maybe a little further".