New Listing – 2014 J Boats J/88

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Grabau International is delighted to announce the listing of the 2014 J Boats J/88 ‘SC88’.

Very lightly used, dealer-maintained US-built J/88 from 2014. Tested by the Japanese sailing magazine Kazi. Great specification including North 3Di sails and gennaker. Now offered for sale as her owner has bought larger.

FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Hull No.26 of the extremely popular Johnstone designed J/88 club racer. US-built and shipped to Japan for her first and present owner with almost every possible option fitted. Very lightly used and always maintained by the J-Boats dealer in Japan. In addition to standard, this particular example comes fitted with the following:-
• Fresh water installation with galley sink
• V-berth platform with cushions
• Extra battery
• Shorepower
• Handheld VHF
• B&G Triton electronics package with Zeus 7” plotter and mast-mounted multi-repeaters
• Fusion multimedia system with cockpit speakers
• Cockpit cushions
• Harken through-deck furler
• North 3Di mainsail and jib
• North gennaker
• Custom cradle

Ideal for the club-racer, fast cruiser, family sailor or keen campaign class racer, this sparkling J/88 is very seriously for sale and priced to suit as her owners have now gone larger.

MANUFACTURER’S COMMENTS:

The J/88 is not only comfortable and easy to handle, but her sweet balance, effortless speed and comfort will maximize your sailing fun. J/88 truly hits the sweet-spot in J Boat’s new 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. Plus, there’s no wood on deck, minimum systems, and a simple functional interior so you can maximize sailing time and minimize on-board maintenance.

If sailing is having your cake and eating it too, then the J/88 is like ordering the whole dessert menu. Design highlights include a high-aspect, non-overlapping sail plan (no genoas) with a light weight carbon fiber mast – deck stepped configuration for easy rigging and tuning as well as for keeping the water out and the main cabin dry.

The 6.5 ft fixed keel with molded finish ensures a fair, smooth foil surface with a low vertical center of gravity. This provides a ride that’s every bit as stable and exciting as the J/88’s speedster siblings – fast upwind with amazing fingertip balance on the helm and exciting planing potential downwind in moderate to fresh breezes thanks to the easy to manage masthead asymmetrical spinnaker and retractable carbon J/Sprit.

Since J/88’s successful launch and with nearly 100 boats sailing around the world in 2017, the growing J/88 Owner managed one-design class enjoys very close racing in the US and UK, friendly social gatherings for owners and each year more events are being added to the calendar. With maximum crew of six and strict sail limitations, the class rules help to keep costs under control and attracts sailors looking for a simplified one design experience that includes friends and family.

J/88 not only satisfies her owners, but has met with critical acclaim in the boating press, awarded the “Best Boat Under 30 Ft” in SAILING WORLD’s Boat of the Year competition, Yachts & Yachting Magazine’s Boat of the Year as well as receiving high marks from the SAIL Magazine, Sailing Magazine, Boats.com, Yachting World Magazine and several others who have taken the opportunity to review the boat. J/88 is perfect for offshore racing as well as for one-design and or local beer can races. What’s most important is that when all the racing is over, you’ll thoroughly enjoy and appreciate J/88 versatility while sharing her forgiving daysailing qualities with all of your family and friends.

PRESS REVIEW:

“Falling neatly between the J/70 and J/111, the 88 might be labelled midsize if it were an automobile, but no matter what you call it, the J/Boat design and build team found the sweet spot with this 29-foot family daysailer and racer. It’s a J, so it’s fast and fun to sail in a variety of conditions. Its success is well documented in an auspicious debut in 2014, including second in class in the Chicago-Mackinac race. While it is small enough to be single-point lifted for easy storage and trailering, it is big enough to have an interior that’s surprisingly comfortable, with enough elbowroom to extend sailing through the weekend. “.
(John Kretschmer from SAILING Magazine)

J Boats J/88 – SC88 – US$125k ex VAT – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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