2020 J Boats J/70
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / Other
- Located In:
- Sag Harbor, NY
- Hull Material:
Easier to trailer, rig and ramp launch.
The J/70 Speedster (22.75 feet) is J/Boats' first fully ramp-launchable, keelboat - designed to fulfill a growing need for an easy-to-own, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, stable enough for the entire family, easy to tow behind the family vehicle, to rig in the parking lot, ramp launch and sail. Plus, J/70 is built to last.
This boat includes the J/70 Fall package!
- 2020 Model J/70 with standard specification including:
- Seldon carbon mast, boom and standing rigging
- Harken Snubbair low-profile winches
- Additional jib sheet cleats and vang cheek blocks
- Triad Trailer - Galvanized, single axle, float off/lift off trailer
- Companionway spinnaker bag
- Safety Gear Package - anchor, chain & rode, bucket, bilge pump, first aid kit, two fenders and two dock lines
Chris Dowling is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker that has been affiliated with our firm for over 20 years. Raised on the water, he is an active club and ocean racer. Chris has a strong working knowledge of both power and sail boats, especially high end production and custom yachts. Call Chris to discuss your next boat whether it is day sailor or mega yacht.
Please contact Christopher Dowling at 631 725 4222
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Warranty: 10 years
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 22 ft 9 in
Beam: 7 ft 5 in
LWL: 20 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Displacement: 2900 lbs
Ballast: 1400 lbs
Engine Type: Outboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Other
Manufacturer Provided Description
In less than 48 months the J/70 worldwide fleet is over 1,300 boats strong, attracting some of the most talented sailors in the world and helping to spark growth of numerous sailing leagues across Europe. J/70 is replacing tired old keelboat fleets at a number of sailing clubs and helping to reinvigorate membership by attracting younger sailors into the ranks. There are fleet discussions underway now around the world both for new leagues and for established clubs. The Sailing World Overall Boat of the Year J/70 has taken the world by storm and future growth for this fantastic boat looks very bright, indeed! These days it is safe to say there is some J/70 event happening on almost any given weekend somewhere around the world!
Key J/70 Features.
- Large comfortable cockpit with open transom.
- Deck-stepped lightweight carbon mast for easy rigging & stepping.
- Inexpensive three sail inventory with masthead A-Sail.
- Vertical lifting keel.
- Small cabin for storage and personal privacy.
- Easy to trailer to regattas, ramp launch and store at home for winter.
- Only 1,750 lbs & low road height so most 6 cyl vehicles can easily tow.
- Fits inside most standard garage doors!
More comfortable to sail on deck.
The 11' long cockpit and moderate height boom in the J/70 allow easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, large cockpit floor mounted toe-rails for secure foot bracing and comfortable seat height and ergonomics makes J/70 one of the most comfortable small keelboats to helm. No need for hiking straps to keep you in the boat. Plus there are strict class limits on how to hike to make the boat less physical to sail.
Easy for the entire family to join in!
With mandatory on-board jib/spinnaker sheet winches, a feather light responsive helm and confidence building stability, you can enjoy sailing with friends and family more often. Kids or seniors will feel as comfortable and in control steering or trimming sails, whether for daysailing or evening sunset races, the J/70 will be both exciting and forgiving. When you are ready to take it to the next competitive level, the competition at national events won't disappoint.
On-board privacy, protection, storage & auxiliary power
The small cabin below is a bonus in any small keelboat, and the J/70 cabin is just large enough to provide weather & sun protection, a place to nap and/or for personal privacy... essential to keeping the whole crew happy if spending a day on the water.
The J/70 one-design class rules provide for a 2.5 hp outboard engine (gas or electric). This means one can sail further away from homeport without worrying about paddling home or hailing for a tow. Race Committees can start races on time and finish them later in the day without having to arrange tow boats.
J/70 International Class Association
The J/70 International Class Association is recognized by World Sailing with active fleets in 25 countries and over 1,300 boats worldwide. There are national, continental and world championship regattas, with strict class rules and measurements.
J/70 Sailing Leagues- Europe, Russia and USA
The revolutionary "sailing league" concept was first introduced in Germany by Oliver Schwall in 2013. It has since taken Europe by storm, with thirteen (13) nations participating in the 2017 circuits. Sixty-one events are scheduled on J/70s, with a projected 1,500+ races for 732 sailing clubs and at least 8,000 sailors!!
- J/70 hull laminated with biaxial and unidirectional Eglass fabrics and balsa core for rugged durability. Deck molded with similar glass fabrics and Corecell foam core. High density core material and additional glass reinforcements are placed in way of highly loaded hardware. All laminates are engineered and built to required ISO structural standards.
- Molded internal bulkheads and ring frames with gelcoat finish, bonded to the hull and/or deck.
- Molded lift-keel structure jigged, aligned and integrally molded during primary hull layup.
- High strength, inward turning and overlapping hull to deck joint bonded with structural adhesive.
- Molded non-skid on horizontal deck surfaces.
- 4.75’ draft lifting keel with lead ballast featuring an internal leading-edge kelp cutting mechanism operable from the cockpit while underway, SS lock down plate and a single point lifting ring w/2:1 aluminum keel crane lift system.
- (2) Harken investment cast diamond boat lift padeyes installed adjacent to keel P&S.
- High aspect transom mounted molded rudder.
- Lightweight aluminum outboard bracket mounted to transom.
- Large self-draining cockpit with molded foot braces on centerline.
- Molded companionway cover both hinged & removable with lockable drop board.
- Molded foredeck toe-rails P & S.
- SS custom fabricated chain plates for shrouds and backstay terminations.
- Interior ventilation hatch mounted on cabin house forward of mast.
- (2) Harken SnubbAir low profile primary winches with cam cleats.
- Two Ronstan black anodized jib T tracks with cars to accommodate 2:1 jib sheet terminations.
- Two sets of Harken cam cleats on side deck for direct cleating the jib sheet to leeward or windward.
- 5:1 Harken mainsheet system leading to ratchet block and cam mounted on centerline swivel base.
- Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 2:1 control line and cam cleats P & S.
- Double ended backstay adjuster purchase system leading forward to P & S cam cleats.
- Internal bowsprit launching system to exit aft face of the cabin house to cam cleat.
- Harken Small Boat Underdeck headsail furling system with hoistable swivel and control line exiting aft face of cabin house to cam cleat.
- Tack line cam cleat mounted to starboard on cabin.
- Composite tiller with Ronstan tiller extension.
- (4) Spinnaker sheet blocks with (2) outboard of primary winches and (2) aft.
- (2) halyard lead blocks mounted at mast base.
- Four low height SS stanchions and two reinforced SS stern rails at transom corners.
- 12” SS safety lines surrounding the cockpit with comfort pads and termination points on deck edge forward of shrouds.
- Transom lifeline gate with quick release.
- Foredeck U-bolt for mooring/dockline attachment.
Spar and Rigging
- Southern Spars carbon fiber mast with single swept carbon spreaders, carbon masthead crane and mainsail luff track. Easy to raise and lower with deck step design and tabernacle system. Mast finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
- Carbon fiber boom with internal 4:1 outhaul, mainsheet attachment point, outhaul and single reef sheaves as well as provision for reef cleat and block at inboard end. Finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
- Carbon bow sprit with tack ferrule fitting, painted black finish and seal system mounted at sprit housing.
- 1 x 19 wire standing rigging with adjustable open body turnbuckles for shrouds.
- 1 backstay flicker and 10” Windex, shipped loose.
- Double ended boom vang system.
- Running Rigging Package to include:
- Main, jib & spinnaker halyards
- Main sheet, spinnaker sheets, jib sheets
- Tack line, sprit control line
- Vang control line
- Traveler control lines
- Air dry gelcoat finish on hull & deck surfaces
- Bench style molded seats P & S.
- Bin storage aft of seats.
- Molded liner platform with inspection port.
- Molded cockpit support bulkhead with inspection port.
- Anodized aluminum compression post to transfer mast step loads to internal hull structure.
- Molded entry step.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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