2010 Best Boats Performance Boat: J/95

Rod Johnstone’s latest design taps into a new market segment for the Rhode Island-based company: shoal-draft boats. The versatile J/95 has both twin rudders and a centerboard, neither of which has been seen on J/Boat before. With the ballasted board up the boat draws just 3 feet, while remaining perfectly controllable under full sail. The J/Boats performance ethos remains intact; the boat is
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Rod Johnstone’s latest design taps into a new market segment for the Rhode Island-based company: shoal-draft boats. The versatile J/95 has both twin rudders and a centerboard, neither of which has been seen on J/Boat before. With the ballasted board up the boat draws just 3 feet, while remaining perfectly controllable under full sail. The J/Boats performance ethos remains intact; the boat is fast, agile and fun to sail, though the accommodations belowdecks are bare-bones basic. For more information, visit J/Boats

SPECS

LOA: 31ft 2in

LWL: 28ft 4in

Beam: 10ft

Draft: 5ft 5in

Displacement: 6,000 lbs.

Sail area: 450 sq. ft.

Design: J/Boats

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