2014 J Boats J/70
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The J/70 Speedster (22.75 feet) is J/Boats' first ramp-launchable, keelboat - designed to fulfill the need for an easy-to-own, high-performance one-design that's exciting to sail, stable enough for the entire family, AND easy to tow, rig, launch, and sail. Since its introduction in 2012, the J/70 has become the most prolific sport boat in the world with 1500+ boats sailing in 25+ countries. It all started with a boat that's a BLAST to sail!
Key J/70 Features
- Large comfortable cockpit with open transom.
- Deck-stepped carbon mast for easy rigging & stepping.
- Inexpensive three sail inventory with masthead A-Sail.
- Vertical lifting keel.
- Small cabin for storage and personal privacy.
- Easy to trailer to regattas, ramp launch and store at home.
- Only 1,750 lbs so most 6 cyl vehicles can easily tow.
- Fits inside most standard garage doors!
More comfortable to sail on deck
The 11' long cockpit and moderate height boom in the J/70 allow easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, large cockpit floor mounted toe-rails for secure foot bracing and comfortable seat height and ergonomics makes J/70 one of the most comfortable small keelboats to helm. No need for hiking straps to keep you in the boat. Plus there are strict class limits on how to hike to make the boat less physical to sail.
- J Boats
- South Dartmouth, MA, US
- Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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- 23 ft - 7.01 meter
- 22 ft 9 in - 6.93 meter
- 22 ft 3 in - 6.78 meter
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- 2900 lbs
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Warranty: 10 years
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 22 ft 9 in
Beam: 22 ft 3 in
Displacement: 2900 lbs
Ballast: 1400 lbs
Engine Type: Outboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Other
Manufacturer Provided Description
The J/70 introduces a new dimension of fun, fast sailing in a stable, easy to own boat. A natural evolution of its J pedigree, the J/70's 22-foot long waterline with high aspect, all carbon rig and deep, lifting bulb keel provides spirited performance and stability that feels like a much larger boat. Knifing through the water upwind with confidence and ease, the J/70 has that legendary “J” feel - light, controllable with a wide-groove to sail consistently fast. With an adjustable cascading backstay, one has total control over sail shape and dynamic rig tension across the full range of conditions, making it not only easy to change gears on the J/70, but faster and safer. Off the wind, J/70 will simply light-up the crew with a smile! Set the masthead asymmetrical spinnaker off the retractable carbon bowsprit, point the J/70 where you want with its deep, high-aspect rudder and the J/70 pops up on a plane and takes off in a moderate breeze.
The J/70 hull plug is finished at the Hudson Yacht facility in Xiamen, China; and the first hull mold will begin construction in September.
The hull form was initially cut with a 5-axis robotic milling machine, and then faired and long-boarded to match hull fairing templates (see below).
Durable tooling gelcoat was then sprayed, sanded and buffed to a mirror finish for final inspection and measurement.
Visible on the hull plug photo is the keel slot insert, which is precisely located at the outset, so that all subsequent molds are matched on this critical dimension.
Creature comforts come in many forms on the J/70. The 11' long cockpit and moderate height boom allow easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, making J/70 one of the most comfortable boats to helm without having to rely on hiking straps to keep you in the boat.
Rig with should third hands and keepers
Loos PT-1 Guage
Triad trailer with disk brakes
Dry sail extensions for storage with keel down
Torquedo Electric outboard motor
Sails: 2 full sets
North Main 2017 XCS-1,
North Main 2019 XCS-1- unused
North Jib, 2015
North Jib, 2017 J2 High Clew
North AP1 Jenniker: 2014
North AP1 Jenniker, 2016
Velocitek Porstart GPS
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
2018 West Marine J/70 World Championships