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"When You Buy A Boat, You Buy A Way Of Life"
NORTH U SEMINAR 2/11/17 WAYZATA YACHT CLUB
Tohatsu America Corp., distributor of Tohatsu Outboards, has introduced several innovations and changes for the 2017 model year.
TAC announced its new Liquefied Petroleum Gas outboard, available for purchase in April, at IBEX 2016. This new 5hp motor is powered by propane, which is considered the next generation of fuel. Compared to gasoline, LPG exhausts 12 percent less CO2, thus making it a cleaner option for boaters.
“The most appealing feature is that sailors are no longer forced to carry gasoline on board,” said Jim Morgenthaler, vice president of TAC. “We know this is something that has been requested for many years, and we are excited to finally offer an LPG outboard to our customers.”
Tohatsu’s new LPG motor features easier starting, quieter operations and requires less maintenance on fuel related parts. This 5hp LPG outboard comes in a variety of shaft lengths including short, long and ultra long Sail Pro model. The innovations for 2017 continue with the announcement of the 9.9/15/20hp, lightest in its class, battery-less Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) outboard. The company says this engine offers excellent fuel efficiency, easier starting and the decreased possibility of ethanol related problems. Tohatsu anticipates availability in early Autumn 2017. All Tohatsu outboards are backed by a 5 year warranty.
Tip on how to save fuel costs: "BUY A SAILBOAT !"
(Newport, RI)- The new J/121 (pronounced 1-2-1) is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or less crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. Here’s a boat, class and program that redefines sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends, reducing the focus on specialization and athletic short-course W/L racing. The J/121 fulfills the growing need to simplify life and reconnect with those you really want to sail with on a boat that’s pure magic to sail! Features: Twin helms with single rudder. Race with 5 or fewer crew. Class sails include a mainsail on slides with double reefs, an AP furling J1 Jib, a hoistable furling J4 inside the forestay, a furling Code 0 at the bow sprit and up to 2 A-Sails on top-down furlers. Each headsail is dedicated to its own furler. 3D jib leads allow nearly infinite placement of the jib clew (no tracks). Water ballast assist system. The J121 has high stability w/o the need for additional ballast, but 100 gallons per side is simply a stability bonus (like adding 4 big guys on the rail (without their gear). Functions from cockpit. Learn more about the NEW J/121 Offshore Speedster here: www.jboats.com/j121
https://www.youtube.com/embed/38EV4NwETi4?rel=0 The link to the left is a time lapse video of the hull carving from a cool CNC machine.
INTERLUX MICRON - Generations of Innovation Click below for a movie
" 'Bet when you sold us this boat five years ago you wouldn’t have guessed we would have survived" , say John and Michelle after a few seasons on the boat they purchased from Hooper's. "Our Bayfield 32C always gets attention from other boats on the river, coming close to take pictures and shout out “beautiful boat”. Many sailors doubted a cutter rig had a place on a river but I like to think we showed them it can be done with style. At this point, we love that our boat can go out on the windy /gusty days, with a reef in the main, and the staysail, and sail like it’s just a normal day. The best part is all the friends we have made in the local sailing community. Thanks for helping us find our boat".
J/BOATS - The new E series from J/Boats offers the perfect blend of all-around J/Boat "Sport Cruising" performance with live-aboard cruising luxury. The E is for Evolution and Elegance in performance yacht design. Why settle for anything less than a great sailing boat that can take you where and when you want to go in comfort, style and speed? Responsive, stable and pure magic to steer, this is what sailing is all about.
J/112E - We know of no other 36 footer on the market with such a comfortable cruising layout that can sail upwind at 7+ kts and hit 12.5 kts downwind in 20 kts of breeze.
$406,500 base. Fall Sail-Away Package: $279,900 Including sails, electronics and more (contact us for details).
Named the "Best Performance Boat Over 30 Ft." the J112E is an impressive boat with beautiful lines from the J/Design team. It has the feeling of a 40 footer in terms of the cockpit and interior spaciousness- the sense of light inside is breathtaking. Yet, its nimbleness under sail is surprising to many. A recent test with just 100% jib in 15 kts TWS yielded an easy 7.5 kts boatspeed with hardly any heel— cocktail cruising at its best! Yet, throw in the power of the 55 ft tall rig with full mainsail deployed and the J/112E kicked up her heels and simply took off at 8.75 kts. She accelerates with alacrity and feels velvety smooth on the helm; the high aspect ratio rudder design and ultra-low friction rudder bearings provide the trademark finger-tip steering on any point of sail. See the J/112E in this Cruising World video review: http://www.cruisingworld.com/j-112e
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"SAILBOATS BOATS FOR SALE" OR "POWERBOATS FOR SALE" ON THE LEFT SIDE OF
OUR HOME PAGE - WE HAVE 125 USED BOATS FOR SALE NOW. WANT TO SELL YOUR BOAT? LIST IT WITH US FOR GREAT RESULTS.
Click on any individual boat field & you will be taken to individual specifications & photos.
Thanks for visiting!
ATTN: Hooper's Yachts took over long time Midwest Dealer Northland Yachts owned by the late Bruce Nicolle.
J/70's are still the hottest selling/sailing boats on the planet - over 600 built in a little over 2 years - incredible!!! Now with 1,000+. November is the deadline for special fleet pricing for sailing clubs.
The numbers of J/70s in this area is increasing along
with more interest. Get your name on a hull for spring delivery now. We
just delivered two more and have another on order. We can have three
delivered at a time on a truck load with trailers.
20 kts on a J/70: (Click For Video)
Hooper's Yachts is a Selden Mast regional distributor and we
supply and install all of their products, including Furlex Roller
Furling, Rod Kicker Rigid Vangs, Selden mast for all sizes of boats
including in mast furling mainsail systems and a host of other sailing
products like spinnaker and whisker poles and retractable deck asymmetrical poles.
Click HERE to see the new GX furling system for asymmetric spinnakers. Click HERE for a brief explanation from Scott Alexander via Practical Sailor. Pretty slick. Call for pricing and availability.
J/112E $273,950 Introductory base price (carbon spar option: $ 22,900)
INTRODUCING FROM J/BOATS: J/122 "E" $406,500 base price Fall Package Incentive: $399,900 including sails, electronics and much more. Call for details.
The J/122 is one of the most successful 40 footers worldwide
of the past five years, compiling a record unmatched by other 40
footers- winning major events on three different continents in both
double-handed and fully-crewed events. However, what truly sets the
J/122 apart from other performance boats is her dual-purpose appeal as
an all-around family cruiser. That attraction increases dramatically
with the recent unveiling by J Composites (at the La Rochelle Show) of
the J/122 "E" - a fully restyled J/122 with new cabin port layout, hull
ports and beautiful interior, designed to enhance the J/122 cruising
qualities while still delivering the same race-winning performance. Both
the "E" and "Classic" versions of the J/122 will be offered for 2014 in
the two cabin and three cabin arrangements.
The first J/122E for North America is already on order. The
new owner is planning to cruise the Great Lakes as well as sail in the
Chicago-Mac Race. Summer delivery slots are available. Contact Hooper's
for more details and pricing.
NW YACHTING MAGAZINE J/122E REVIEW:
NOW AVAILABLE IN A SHOAL KEEL AT NO UPCHARGE (FOR NOW) $127,500 base
The J/88 is on a role in 2017! There were 2016 class events at Key West and Charleston and the inaugural 2016 J/88 North Americans in New York last Sept 30th-Oct 2nd. Check out the J/88 Facebook Page.
Here is the commentary from Adam Coker, from the multimedia company,
“The Hull Story”. Adam and Jeff Johnstone took the opportunity to do a
complete 360-degree overview of the J/88. Here’s Adam’s commentary:
“While in Newport after sailing from
Bermuda to Newport, we heard that the J/88 had just been launched and we
caught up with Jeff Johnstone at J/Boats for a tour. Jeff did a great
job at explaining their strategy in developing the J/88. If you want to
buy a J/88 this might be the video to show your wife if she does not
like heavy air sailing!” :-)
The new mid-range 29 foot speedster with stability & speed combined with overnight comfort and ability.
Efficient high aspect Hall carbon fiber deck stepped mast and
retracting bow sprit. Mast features long masthead crane to accommodate a
"fat head" mainsail without the needs for backstay flickers and/or
Masthead Asymmetrical Spinnaker with retracting bow sprit.
Large sit-in cockpit with open style transom and tiller steering with balanced outboard rudder.
Open and airy interior with full-length berths for
overnighting and the convenience of inboard Yanmar diesel sail drive
& marine head.
Watch these other J/88 videos: (Click For Video) (Click For Video)
A new 29' midsized fast family daysailor/racer sprit boat
with non-overlapping, high aspect sail plan on a carbon rig. Tiller
steering in a T-shaped cockpit. Her keel is a 6.5' deep fin. Powered
with a Yanmar inboard. She has an overnight interior with head.
The J/88 is going to re-define what versatility means in an under 30’
sailboat -sleek look, super quick, great combination of sail power and
stability, low maintenance, huge social cockpit, easy to single-hand,
push button diesel, below-decks head, deck-stepped carbon mast,
single-point lift – the list goes on. Please contact Hooper's for more
information, specifications and brochure. Learn more about J/88 here.
CONTACT HOOPER'S YACHTS FOR PRICING AND TO GET YOUR NAME ON A HULL.
J/70 Sailing World 2013 Overall Boat of the Year and 2013 European Yacht of the Year! $42,900 base
J/70 NEWS www.jboats.com/j70
most exciting and fastest selling J Boat introduction since the J/24.
500 orders in just 19 months and the largest one-design fleet in her
intro year at nearly every major East Coast Regatta including Key West
RW, St. Pete NOOD, Charleston RW & Annapolis NOOD and 90 entries for
the 2013 NA Championship in Annapolis. All ages can sail the boat (How
many boats can excite juniors and young adults yet be stable enough for
infants and elders?) She can be launched at a ramp and rigged without
CONTACT US AND WE WILL EMAIL YOU VERY COMPLETE INFO THAT
WILL LET YOU KNOW EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE J/70 AND
Here's a You Tube Video on the J/70: (Click For Video)
HOOPER'S YACHTS IS AN INTERLUX YACHT PAINT CENTER
This is not new. We've been one for decades. You can purchase
all Interlux products from our store and we apply Interlux products in
our service department. Interlux has always been an industry leader when
it comes to paint coatings with R&D to develop the best in marine
products - something you can count on.
Check out the Articles Page for an explanation of Interlux bottom paints and CLICK HERE for more Interlux Product Information. VC Systems as well as Awlgrip are Interlux companies.
The J/97e, http://www.jboats.com/j97e
$169,950 base Fall Incentive: 20% off Factory Options (except teak decking)
J/95 $177,500 base Fall Incentive: $189,900 including class sails, electronics, and more. Contact us for details.
2013 CLASS RULES FOR THE J/111 JUST RELEASED. LITTLE HAS CHANGED EXCEPT NOW THEY ARE SANCTIONED.
$269,950 base Fall Incentive: 20% off Factory Options
To see the J/111 sailing, catch these short movies on You Tube
(Click For Video)
30 kts on Hull #3 in San Diego:
(Click For Video)
A thrilling, yet stable ride. Must see !!!
(Click For Video)
Speed Indeed !!!!
J/80 $51,900 base
The J/80 class is growing at over 50
boats per year with hull #1500 just raced the 2013 Worlds in France (120
boat fleet). The large cockpit makes for the ideal family day sailor (5
or 6 comfortably). She's offshore capable and is currently the #1
modern training platform for most countries in Europe.
Here's a great photo depicting the speed of a J/80: (Watch YouTube Video)
Hooper's Yachts has been in business since 1986 and so we are
nearing our 31st year of taking care of our sailing customers with their
sailing needs. We have a 5 acre boat yard which contains new and used
boats for sale (so you have a lot to look at, plus we have boats for
sale in many popular sailing areas), storage both winter and summer and for the DIY
sailor who simply needs to build or refurbish his/her boat. We also have
a complete sailboat retail store that is not a boutique, but a hardware
store with items sailors need. Many items are not found in the big box
stores and we can install or apply what you need or help you, the DIY
person, do your own projects. We have an excellent service department
that deals with virtually every system in a sailboat and we have
knowledgeable answers for your questions. Winter hrs: Mon-Fri 10-3, Closed weekends except by appointment.