The trend toward designing beamy aft sections and jamming every conceivable convenience into bigger and bigger production cruising boats continues, but the folks at J Boats are taking a different tack with the new J/100. It’s a sleek, narrow 33-foot daysailer/weekender that’s touted to provide the sailing performance J Boats is known for without any of the hassle that sometimes accompanies bigger boats. The deck layout is simple and efficient; the cockpit is long and comfortable. The 6,500-pound hull is reported to be stiff and nimble, and the interior layout has two berths and a marine head—that’s it. If you’re looking for a boat to sail off the mooring, from which to drop the hook in your favorite lunch cove, or to take out for a singlehanded daysail, the J/100 appears to have been built for you. When the wind dies, the 10-horsepower Yanmar diesel will provide the power to get you home. J Boats, Newport, RI; tel. 401-846-8410, www.jboats.com

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