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Club One-Design Fleet
With its ease of handling, the J/70 offers
one of the most versatile sailing
platforms of any boat: family day sailing,
local club racing, regional and national
regattas, national and world
Great for adult learn to sail programs
and for cross-training youth sailors on
With an experienced driver and 3
novices you can race at local and
national levels. Easy to get up to speed.
The J/70 is a perfect bridge between a
dinghy and a traditional keelboat.
For All Ages
Sailors ranging from 10 to 70+ years old
have skippered J/70s in class events, and
over twenty teams sailed with two or
more family members in the 2014 World
The J/70 delivers high performance with a
comfortable groove. The low VCG bulb
keel and balanced hull provide
exceptional stability in stronger winds.
Sailing a J/70 at a national level requires
skill but not a lot of strength. This feature
makes the J/70 the boat of choice for
women’s and youth sailing events.
Easy to Transport & Store
Easy to trailer behind the family
SUV, with combined boat/trailer
weight under 3,000 lbs.
Single axle trailer is highly
maneuverable in tight parking lots.
Launch by boat ramp or with a
single point lift.
Flexible storage options – dry sail,
marina dock or mooring.
With optional outboard engine and
no other systems, the J/70 has very
low maintenance costs.
Tough & Safe
The hull is constructed of Lloydsapproved Baltek end-grain balsa with Eglass structural skins to exceed
requirements of ABS (American Bureau
of Shipping) and ISO Structural
All molds are made from J/Boats
provided or approved plugs. Builders
utilize standard laminate specifications
and are required to build within
published class tolerances regarding
boat weight, keel/rudder weight and
shape, and equipment specifications.
The mast is a tapered carbon spar from
Southern Spars which is deck-stepped
(aluminum internal support post) and
supported by swept back carbon
spreaders and wire standing rigging.
The Inside Story
Hull of biaxial and unidirectional E-glass
with balsa for durability.
Solid E-glass bow and bow knuckle.
Deck of biaxial E-glass with Corecell and
high density core inserts.
Five transverse composite bulkheads.
Two longitudinal structural members.
Keelbox molded integrally to hull and
spanning to the deck/cockpit.
Inward turning and overlapping hull-todeck joint bonded with Plexus.
The J/70 was awarded international status by
the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in
November, 2013 and the first World
Championship was held in Newport, RI in
September, 2014. 89 teams from 12 countries
participated. The 2015 Worlds will take place in
La Rochelle, France.
Sailing World Boat of the Year 2013: “J/Boats' new
one-design sensation is lighting the sportboat scene
ablaze. Quick, stiff, ramp-launchable, and priced
right, the J/70 checked all the BOTY boxes as it
sailed its way to the top of the judges' lists. Behold
our 2013 Boat of the Year.”
European Boat of the Year 2013: “… the J/70
swayed the panel with a flawless showing during
the test days in Italy. Good acceleration, easy and
precise on the helm, featuring a simple yet
functional layout and a very effective sail plan, the
J/70 will excite racing sailors and family crews alike.
It’s the first J/Boat with a lifting keel, and it’s turned
into a smashing success.”
J Boats History
Started in 1977, J/Boats continues to lead the world in designing fun-to-sail,
easy-to-handle, performance sailboats that can be enjoyed by a broad
spectrum of sailors. The International J/24 has become the most popular
recreational offshore keelboat in the world with over 5,500 J/24s cruising
the waves. The J/70 one-design speedster has become the world's fastest
growing sportboat ever!
Today, there are 13,500+ J/Boats, ranging from the International J/22 to the
J/65 and ranging in style from one-designs to racers, cruisers to daysailers
and, of course, the ubiquitous J sprit boats- J/Boats' innovation in 1992 for
easy-to-use asymmetric spinnakers and retractable carbon bowsprits (J/70,
J/80, J/88, J/92, J/95, J/97, J/105, J/109, J/110, J/111, J/120, J/122, J/130,
J/133, J/125, J/145, J/160).
J/Boats has the best track record in sailing for innovation and designs as
evidenced by: 20 Boat-of-the-Year Awards; the SAIL Award for Industry
Leadership; two American Sailboat Hall of Fame Designs; and five ISAF
International One-Design keelboat classes (J/22, J/24, J/70, J/80 and J/111).
Successful J Family Members
# of hulls built to date
J Boats, Inc.
447 E Boston Post Rd
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
P.O. Box 90
557 Thames St
Newport, RI 02840