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WELCOME TO HOOPER'S YACHTS AND OUR NEW WEB SITE AND ON-LINE STORE. WE HOPE YOU LIKE IT. WE ARE ADDING NEW ITEMS DAILY. CALL US IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ITEMS NOT IN THE ONLINE STORE. WE HAVE LOTS OF INVENTORY IN HOUSE & CAN ALSO SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS YOU NEED.
J/45 WINS TWO BOAT OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Last week, Cruising World Magazine named the J/45 its 2023 Boat of the year Best Performance Cruiser.
Today Sailing World Magazine followed suit and declaired the J/45 their 2023 Boat of the Year Best Crossover.
What a way to follow up the recent North American debut of the new J/45!
Read below for more details
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New J/70’s Available in 2023
Orders placed now can expect June 2023 completion. The 2022 Fall Packageisnolonger available, butoncenew shipping terms can be confirmed, we'll anounce a new boat/trailer package
IF YOU WANT A NEW J/70 FOR JUNE DELIVERY, CALL US ASAP.
We have one J/70 hull with our name on it, ready for a new owner. To be her owner, call us ASAP.
Hooper's Yachts is a dealer for North Sails and there isn't a better time to buy a new North Sail than now during fall discounts. The sooner you order, the deeper the discounts which continue into December, but the discounts get smaller. Call us for a quote, put a deposit down and bend on your new sail next spring.
AS ALWAYS, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU IN 2023 AND BEYOND.
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS. YOU CAN BROWSE OUR 5 ACRE BOATYARD OR WE CAN MEET YOU ANYWHERE ELSE WE HAVE BOATS LISTED, LIKE BAYFIELD, ETC.
OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT TAKES ON ALL SORTS OF BOAT REPAIR OR UPGRADES.
A new Whaly 435 w/optional center console, fitted with a new Tohatsu 25HP with remotes rigged by Hooper's Yachts. This boat is headed for a sailing school.
OUR EXPERIENCE CAN HELP YOU IN SO MANY WAYS WHEN SELLING OR BUYING A BOAT.
"When You Buy A Boat, You Buy A Way Of Life"
BOAT SALES have been fantastic as it's no wonder people wanted to get out on the water more than ever before. It was a great summer these last two seasons for boaters who enjoyed the outdoors. Manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with demand. Boat show sales have been through the roof. That's a great sign!!!
We get new listings weekly, but sales have been so brisk that inventory is getting low. If you looked at our printed list of boats for sale, you'd see lots of sold boats that are now being enjoyed by new owners. Our success rate has been fantastic thanks to all of our wonderful customers. If you are looking to sell your boat, contact us because we have buyers looking for season 2022 - seriously!!! NOW IS THE TIME TO LIST YOUR BOAT BECAUSE summer is upon us. You'll miss some great buyer opportunities if you wait. Marinas are looking to fill their slips and they will.
If you want to find a boat, check out our web site. There are still some slips available in many marinas and we can help our customers find one. I hope you enjoyed a boat on the water in 2021. If you are looking to this coming season, give us a call. We are here for you. We have customers looking for boats if you are looking to sell. List with us, you won't be disappointed. We sell good, boats from dinghies on up to large power and sail, cruisers or racers.
STOCK IS STARTING TO ROLL IN. MORE TO COME.
CALL US TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE IN STOCK AND ON ORDER - OR GO ON LINE TO VIEW STOCK.
Tohatsu outboards are becoming in more supply, so getting them isn't such a long wait, depending upon the model. In many cases, we can get you an outboard within a week, or sooner, if we have it in stock.
We also supply parts for Tohatsu and Nissan outboards.
THE INTERLUX SPRING MAIL-IN REBATE PROGRAM IS BACK
Receive a manufacturer's mail-in-rebate for up to 2 gallons or 2 quarts of Interlux Products purchased between February 1st and June 1st, 2022. Rebate requests must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2022.
Rebate includes antifoulng paints and Cetol Marine Teak products.
Fire Extinguishers NEW REGULATION/S - Fire extinguishers must be replaced 12 years after manufacture.
The new fire extinguisher regulations going into effect on April 20, 2022 may seem a little confusing, but if you know the model year of your boat, they boil down to two simple points.
In addition to meeting the carriage requirements for the correct number of extinguishers for the size of your boat, they must be labeled as 5-B, 10-B or 20-B, extinguishers labeled with B-I or B-II only are no longer acceptable. Extinguishers must not be more than 12 years old according to the date of manufacture stamped on the bottle. You only have to get new ones if they are no longer serviceable. Good serviceable conditions are as follows: - If the extinguisher has a pressure gauge reading or indicator it must be in the operable range or position. - The lock pin is firmly in place. - The discharge nozzle is clean and free of obstruction
NEW: Vessel Length and Fire Extinguisher Type Table
Goes into effect April 20, 2022
INTRODUCING TWO NEW J/BOATS FOR 2021
THE NEW J/9 AND J/45
Is This The Most Comfortable J/Boat Cockpit Ever? YES! In response to the growing need among performance sailors for a more comfortable, simpler and easy-to-own daysailer, J/ Boats announces an exciting NEW 28 footer (the “J/9”) for 2021 with perhaps the most comfortable cockpit and easiest to handle sailplan in this size range. J/9’s deep, secure cockpit has four great corner seats to nestle into and enjoy the day. With friends and family aboard, everyone can find the perfect place to relax. And access aboard has never been easier. A swim platform behind the cockpit allows walk-through boarding, and on those downwind sails home, you can cool off by dragging your feet in the water.
The boat width is 8'6" for trailering without a permit and will be available with either a diesel sail drive or Torqueedo electric inboard or fitted for an outboard. A deep and shoal keel is also offered.
We have financing opportunities that make buying easy with terms out to 240 months to keep monthly payments down at historically low interest rates. Contact Hooper's for more details.
The J/9 is the first in a new series of modern J daysailers dedicated to making sailing easier, more comfortable, and more inclusive, at a time when escaping to the water and enjoying shared family adventure has never been more important. For more information, pricing, or to get your name on a hull, please contact Hooper's Yachts. The next J/9 is for mid 2024 completion. Base price is $122,950 for hulls #32-#46.
Expand your Bucket List with the NEW J/45 Offshore Sailing Yacht
The J/45's debut will be at the Dusseldorf Boat Show kicking off 2023
Images by Onne VanderWal
The stunning J45 (Hull #2, pictured right) is out the door at J/Composites and was the first of this design headed to the USA and now she has arrived in Newport RI. ACADIA arrived unscratched from the UK. This was following a 500-mile offshore delivery through gale-force conditions that rounded out a successful sea-trial for the next J/45 to launch since the new design debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September. She then underwent 5 days of recommissioning, sail testing, photo-shoots and sailing with magazine editors. Then the new owners and several members of the J Family including Rod & Lucia Johnstone took her for the first state-side sail. Dave Reed, editor of Sailing World, posted a short action video taken during Sailing World's test sail. Watch it at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1655734521494719&ref=sharing
The video shows how smoothly the carbon Furlerboom operates. The entire mainsail hoisting and furlingoperation is managed with a single electric halyard winch, which greatly reduces the clutter on the mast vs. other systems. The main sail bolt rope improves the air flow over theleading edge of the main and there's no extra weight aloft or rattling sounds. The next available J/45 is expected to be available in September of 2023.
ACADIA is extensively equipped for cruising for a family of 6 with an interior plan of 3 cabins & 2 heads & comfort features such as A/C, genset, inverter & built-in sound system.
Set up for 2 people to sail, ACADIA is equipped with an electric windlass, electric main halyard winch, retractable bow thruster & in-boom mainsail furling.
The new 45’ offshore sailing yacht that may change all of your sailing plans.
Leading-edge hull design meets refined interior design to raise the bar on cruising comfort and performance like no J before it.
Effortless, Enjoyable Sailing: The J/45 is a true sailing yacht, designed and built for the sea by life-long bluewater sailors. The J/Boats and J/Composites teams have collaborated to create a special design for discerning sailors seeking an exceptional sailing experience.
The J/45’s feather-light touch on the helm and easy reach of the sail controls delivers pure enjoyment as you sail in perfect balance across the ocean waves.
The J/45 can be sailed solo, cruised by 2-3 couples or large family, and pleasure sailed or raced with room for the whole crew. This is an investment grade yacht that won’t require a professional crew to sail, handle or maintain.
She's comfortable at Sea and at Anchor. The J/45’s sea-kindly motion and comfort is built-in. The combination of advanced composite construction, an easily-driven hull shape, and low center-of-gravity, results in the stability and smooth sailing motion normally reserved for larger yachts. Quality matters and the J/45 makes no compromise when it comes to critical components like the composite materials, keel, spars, winches and deck hardware, that all contribute to a comfortable motion while sailing.
Comfort at sea is also a function of how much “effort” is exerted by the crew. With the J/45, the same main and jib combination that performs in 6 knots of wind can be “de-powered” to perform in 20 knots - no sail change needed. This cuts crew work in half compared to constant sail-changing needed on heavier cruisers. The J/45’s exceptional light air sailing capability also means less engine time and a longer range between stops.
The same secure and protected cockpit at sea then transforms into the social center while at anchor - comfortable seats with back rests, large cockpit table, and easy swimming access off the transom. A large companionway dodger connected to an aft bimini provides protection from the elements.
Refined Interior Design and Living Space. The J/45 breaks new ground for J/Boats for interior design and comfort thanks to French interior designer Isabelle Racoupeau. Working in close collaboration with the J/Composites Shipyard, Racoupeau has brought her vast experience in cruising yacht design to create a beautifully finished and elegant interior befitting the newest cruising J.
Owners may choose from a two cabin/two head or a three cabin/two head interior arrangement. One can further personalize the interior finish with three choices of wood (white oak, teak, or walnut) and extensive upholstery options. A wide range of onboard systems are available (air conditioning, heat, sound system, etc) to enhance cruising comfort.
Great boats don’t happen overnight. They evolve from the joint experiences of designer, builder and owners to become state-of-the-art. The J/45 is such a yacht .... building upon the experience of 15,000+ J’s built since 1977 that have taken their owners to the far reaches of the planet on numerous trans-oceanic and around-the-world passages.
J owners are passionate about their boats! And, J cruising designs are among the most sought-after for their unique combination of sailing comfort and performance. The J/45 is the culmination of three years of collaborative work between the design, engineering and build teams at J/Boats and J/Composites to create a unique and compelling yacht for today’s sailor.
Built Offshore Tough
The J/45 is built strong by J/Composites (in the Vendee region of France) with the latest advanced composite resin infusion technology – twice as strong as hand-laid fiberglass boats. J/Composites was the first European-based shipyard to adopt the patented SCRIMP resin infusion system in the mid 90’s and is now one of the most experienced sailboat builders in the world for sandwich/infusion construction.
Anchoring the internal structure of the J/45 hull is an extensive composite grid and series of structural composite bulkheads that are bonded to the hull and deck. The J/45’s custom-engineered structure provides exceptional stiffness and optimal strength-to-weight, without sacrificing the comfort of the living spaces below.
Expand your Bucket List
Is there an epic cruise you’ve dreamed of, or a signature racing event you’d give anything to enter? The J/45 can be sailed on her own bottom to almost anywhere in the world. Imagine setting sail from the Canary Islands in November on the ARC Cruising Rally to the Caribbean. Then, cruise the islands with the family over the holidays. Invite your sailing mates to join you in February for the Rolex Caribbean 600. Then, set off on another leisurely cruise. Unplug for weeks at a time or stay fully connected in “remote working” mode. Discover a healthier, happier life/work balance all while exploring the world and checking-off your growing bucket list. For pricing and availability, please contact us. At this writing November 2023 is the next estimated finish date just in time to sail the islands come winter. $698,950
For more information and technical specifications about the NEW J/45 offshore sailing yacht- please click here.
There are nearly 1,500 J/70s sailing in over 25 countries - nothing short of remarkable. Call for price and availability. Right now they are being produced on an as-needed basis from J/Composites. The next container arrives to Rhode Island the spring of 2023 and there is six boats available at the special package price $58,900 with a kelp-cutter keel and a Trailer. A brake package is included at no charge. Next availability is TBD, but we have one coming that is available. Details are above on this home page.
20 kts on a J/70: (watch the video)
|J/99- the seriously fast, comfortable, offshore shorthanded speedster
Making her Annapolis debut, the J/99 is the newest addition to the J/Sport range, combining headroom and comfortable interior accommodation with the tiller-driven responsiveness of a sport boat. The sail and deck plan are optimized for easy handling with fewer crew, and incorporate the latest developments from the award-winning J/121 and the new Offshore Sailing World champion J/112E. The interior features twin aft cabins, a proper sit-down forward facing nav station, an L-shaped galley, and a private forward head with sail locker. Plus, the J/99 has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year Award. The J/99 is on fire with multiple awards and production is steaming along at one boat per week. Call for availability. The next hull estimated finish date will be available in late July 2023. Base: $215,950
HOOPER'S YACHTS IS ONE OF THE OLDEST STANDING SAILBOAT DEALERSHIPS IN OUR AREA. WE ARE J/BOAT AND RC SAILBOAT DEALERS PLUS WE SELL INTERESTING PRE-OWNED POWERBOATS AND SAILBOATS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD.
J/121 Wins Boat of the Year Award
Sailing World Magazine just posted the BOTY winners on www.sailingworld.com. Simply put, the J/121 is a bucket-list boat, designed to tackle adventure-style races where it's more about the experience than winning. Jeff Johnstone observes that signature races were attracting record fleets. These are the short-handed, adventure style races. J/Boats goal was to cut the crew in half on a 40-foot boat built to be a point to point distance boat, but still pass the beer can and day sail set too. The concept was to build a boat with a crew of 5 with no need for rail meat. The 800 lb. water ballast, controlled from the cockpit takes care of that. In 15-20 knots the boat is really fast and stable with or without the water ballast. The rudder never loses her grip. She's rock solid in a breeze - a great boat all around. She has a 5-sail inventory, most of which are on furlers. The J/121 isn't configured for cruising, but will provide comfort for distant racing and the V-berth option increased sleeping capacity. The berths are designed for passage-making, there is synthetic flooring, molded furniture and mahogany trim making it homey while taking on the day to day race abuse. The cockpit ergonomics are excellent and the winches are well-positioned. Headsails are trimmed with hybrid floating jib leads that allow in-hauling or barber-hauling. You can tweak all day long on a long offshore leg. There are already 4 J/121's entered in the Bermuda Race this year including one in the double-handed division. On the heels of a victory in the 2019 Transpac Race, 2 west coats boats are gearing up for the 2020 offshore circuit. The next available production slot is TBD. www.jboats.com/j121
$419,900 Production not currently scheduled. Call for details.
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.
$335,900 base. The next estimated finish date now is December 2023
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
Here is a video link to the exciting new modern J/112E Interior: https://www.facebook.com/771428382916607/videos/962881567104620/
Hooper's Yachts is a trained 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.
FURLEX JIB FURLING SYSTEMS
Furlex is available for dinghies and yachts up to 80’. You can chose between on deck or through deck installation as well as manual operation with a furling line or electric or hydraulic drive. You have the option of installation on an ordinary 19-strand wire, a Dyform® wire or a rod forestay. If you want to be able to adjust the forestay length, an integrated rigging screw can be provided.
If you want carefree sailing, Seldén’s got you covered.
E40i – THE EASILY PLACED ELECTRIC WINCH
The coach roof is the normal place for a winch that operates halyards, reef lines, outhaul and control lines.
The E40i winch is built up around an electric motor which is totally integrated in the drum. Only three thin cables are protruding to lead through the coach roof or the deck, no large cutouts and no external motor or gearbox below deck.
This makes for uncompromised headroom down below.
Hoisting your main will no longer be a struggle. Self-tailing function and 3-speed operation makes E40i ideal for any line where you need the combination of speed and fine-tuning.
A PERFECT MATCH FOR YOUR FURLING MAST
An interplay between E40i and Seldén’s electric furling mast forms the ingenious Synchronized Main Furling system (SMF) developed by Seldén. Press one button and E40i will tension the outhaul simultaneously as the mast motor unfurls the sail from the mast.
ALUMINIUM OR STAINLESS STEEL?
Choose between the shiny stainless version of E40i or go for the black in hard anodized machined aluminium. The looks may differ but the function is the same.
INTRODUCING FROM J/BOATS: J/122 "E" $398,600 base price Call for details and availability is December 2023.
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. Contact Hooper's for more details and pricing. Next availability TBD.
NW YACHTING MAGAZINE J/122E REVIEW: http://www.nwyachting.com/2015/01/j-122e-new-boat-review/ Watch these J/88 videos: (Click For Video) (Click For Video)
And the New J/88: (Click For Video) Call for the next slot. Currently the boat is not scheduled. Last base price was: $ 149,800
The Wayzata Yacht Club has an officially approved a J/70 one design fleet. So, if you are interested in racing on one of the most fun sailboats ever, contact us for details.
J/70 NEWS www.jboats.com/j70
The 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 marina help.
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 MORE
Here's a You Tube Video on the J/70: (Click For Video)
J/111 Sailing Fast! www.jboats.com/j111
2013 CLASS RULES FOR THE J/111 JUST RELEASED. LITTLE HAS CHANGED EXCEPT NOW THEY ARE SANCTIONED.
$319,950 base J/Composite limited production run planned for next winter. Next hull availability is December 2023. FOB Bristol RI.
To see the J/111 sailing, catch these short movies on You Tube
|30 kts on Hull #3 in San Diego||Speed Indeed !!!!|
J/80 $53,900. Production not currently scheduled. Call for more info.
J/Boats is happy to put together a J/80 Worlds special that factor in a charter fee as part of the package. Contact us if interested.
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. Next available slot is in July 2021.
Here's a great photo depicting the speed of a J/80: (Watch YouTube Video)
Hooper's Yachts has been in business since late 1986 and so we are nearing our 37th year of taking care of our customers with their boating 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 other popular sailing areas. We offer outdoor 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 boaters need, including all of those sailboat parts. 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. We also have a hydraulic swaging machine and can make up all your wire rigging needs.
WINTER STORE/BOATYARD/OFFICE HOURS: Tue-Fri 10-3 Closed Sundays and Mondays, except by appointment . We'll be happy to accommodate your needs. Just call in advance to arrange.
ON BAD SNOW/WEATHER DAYS, WE WILL NOT OPEN. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR BUSINESS. STAY SAFE.