J 80 Sport sailboat

J 80 Sport sailboat

Boasting 20 years of expertise, the J 80 is the obvious choice!
Control its power, savour its stability, release the inner racer in you! Book your J 80 test.

You’re aboard a sound boat, inspiring confidence in all conditions.
Head out to sea! Enjoy its simple and pleasant manoeuvrability. The adventure begins.

The J 80’s very high ballast ratio makes it the safest sportsboat around with its impressive stability.
Featuring supreme flexibility at the helm and capable of high speeds, she’s also a lot of fun in downwind conditions.

FULFIL HER POTENTIAL

Sheet on the sails and you’ll already be performing at 95% of your potential.
Her lightweight design means you can very quickly get up on the plane in downwind conditions.
Able to reach 16/18 knots of boat speed in the breeze in complete safety, you’re guaranteed a thrilling ride!

GET OFF TO THE PERFECT START IN COMPETITION!

The jib furler and the asymmetric spinnaker make this one design yacht easy to get a feel for and a thoroughly entertaining way to learn about racing on all types of courses.

SAIL WITH STYLE

The timeless design of the J 80 was designed by Rod Johnstone with a view to making this 8m monohull a genuine style icon. It groups together all the brand’s distinctive elements, resulting in the perfect blend of a unique design and a trail-blazing spirit.

KEEN TO HAVE CLASS?

With nearly 1,500 boats distributed around the world, this craft benefits from a highly active owners’ class.
Sportsmanship and sociability are the key words of this class.

TEST HER STRENGTH

The first model built in 1993 still has every chance of winning a race against a recent model.
The choice of materials has not diminished in terms of quality over the years. Little wonder then that the J 80 is the reference sportsboat.

GET OFF TO THE PERFECT START IN COMPETITION!

The jib furler and the asymmetric spinnaker make this one design yacht easy to get a feel for and a thoroughly entertaining way to learn about racing on all types of courses.

SAIL WITH STYLE

The timeless design of the J 80 was designed by Rod Johnstone with a view to making this 8m monohull a genuine style icon. It groups together all the brand’s distinctive elements, resulting in the perfect blend of a unique design and a trail-blazing spirit.

KEEN TO HAVE CLASS?

With nearly 1,500 boats distributed around the world, this craft benefits from a highly active owners’ class.
Sportsmanship and sociability are the key words of this class.

TEST HER STRENGTH

The first model built in 1993 still has every chance of winning a race against a recent model.
The choice of materials has not diminished in terms of quality over the years. Little wonder then that the J 80 is the reference sportsboat.

Equipment

Composites

The materials for the sandwich and infusion composite construction are selected with precision so as to achieve the best possible combination of lightness/solidity on the market.

Keel

The keel is made entirely from lead, mounted on a keel sump giving the J 80 its 50% ballast ratio and supreme stability.

Rig

The rig is part of a very precise choice to offer the best standard of equipment on the market for the J 80.

Composites

The materials for the sandwich and infusion composite construction are selected with precision so as to achieve the best possible combination of lightness/solidity on the market.

Keel

The keel is made entirely from lead, mounted on a keel sump giving the J 80 its 50% ballast ratio and supreme stability.

Rig

The rig is part of a very precise choice to offer the best standard of equipment on the market for the J 80.

Club boat

With the boat being so easy to sail, it is very popular in clubs geared towards cruiser-racer training. The jib furler and the asymmetric spinnaker facilitate manoeuvres and enable less experienced sailors to get their bearings with ease.

Races

The J 80 is a very interesting one design yacht to trim in race format, particularly in light of the highly competitive fleet. As such there is very little separating the boats on the water, resulting in a real adrenalin rush!

Sensations

Thanks to its inertia, this boat is great to helm upwind. Her lightweight design also enables her to very quickly get up on the plane in downwind conditions and reach average speeds of 12-13kts in upward of 15kts of breeze!

Dayboat

With her roomy cockpit, the J 80 is also perfectly suited to daytrips with family and friends.

International classes

The J 80 has garnered huge praise the world over. The J 80 classes are extremely dynamic in multiple countries, with yearly gatherings at both European and World competitions!

Respecting the class measurement

J Composites devotes considerable time to respecting the class measurement. With over 10,000 sportsboats built in the past 30 years, the J Composites yard has manufacturing tolerance down to a fine art.

Equipment

One design requires specific equipment in terms of deck hardware and sail area, which translates as an interesting racing programme, whilst limiting the expense of the arms race.

LOA 8.50m
Hull length 8.00m
Waterline length 7.50m
Maximum beam 2.49m
Draught 1.50m
Upwind sail area 34.5m²
Asymmetric spinnaker area 65m²
Displacement 1.450kg
Ballast weight 650 kg

A leading brand

Wherever your voyage takes you, your yacht will be recognised and admired. J boats are renowned for their sailing prowess, their longevity and how enjoyable they are to sail.

A history

It is the story of a family and a team of enthusiasts, whose aim has always been to design the best yacht of its category.

Innovations

Innovation has always been part of the brand’s DNA: infusion, use of a retractable carbon bowsprit, build technology…

International monitoring

The presence of a dense international network means that you have advice and services at your fingertips in the majority of countries you’ll navigate.