J/88 truly hits the sweet-spot in J Boats' new generation of performance sprit boats. This mid-sized 29' (8.8m) family speedster is fast, fun and stable with the security and comfort of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, overnighting interior and onboard head.
J/88 is the toughest J ever built under 30 feet. The structure and composite laminates are engineered to ISO 12215 structural standards. The all-composite hull, deck and structural grid are infusion molded in a temperature controlled environment. Biaxial and unidirectional fiberglass fabrics are laid dry into precision-crafted molds and then resin-infused under high vacuum to maximize the laminate's material properties while minimizing emissions. The result is an extremely strong structure that will take a pounding for years.
J/88 features a simple but functional overnighting interior layout with two full length settee berths, and a private head and sail storage forward of the main bulkhead. There's comfortable seating for four in the main cabin with a mini-galley and navigation area, and a large cooler near the companionway.
There's nothing quite like sailing a boat that accelerates in the slightest of puffs, and yet stands strong when the breezes pipes up. A boat that's forgiving to trim and steer and responsive to fine tuning. J/88 is all about bringing performance sailing to all ages and abilities, and delivering an incredible sailing experience - whether afterwork sailing with family and friends, soloing on a passage, or competing for silver in a J/88 fleet.