J 88  Sport sailboat

J 88 Sport sailboat

Let yourself be tempted by the unrivalled finesse and stability of this breathtaking boat! The J 88 combines the responsiveness and speed of a small boat and the safety of a big boat. Book your J 88 test.

You’re aboard a fun yacht designed for dual usage: a thoroughly relaxed sporting escapade with family and racing on equal terms. Its lightweight design means you’re soon enjoying slipping along, while the contained sail plan makes it safe and accessible.

Washbasin, berth, WC: the J 88 is the first model from the sports range to enable you to immediately get out sailing for a few days, with a hint of comfort and maximum thrills.

The efficiency of the inboard engine means the boat makes very quick headway. The furling jib and the mainsail on slides are also key elements when you just want to get out sailing without major preparation. For maximum fun!

Keen to have a fun-filled, thrilling ride with the kids, under complete control? The J 88 is made for it! You’ll effortlessly exceed 15 knots up on the plane. The ballast stability and large rudder on the transom guarantee safety, stability and control.

The latest infusion build technologies, carbon mast, retractable carbon bowsprit, carbon rudder… Technology is at the service of its performance and its solidity.

The J 88 is a one design, so there’s no difference in standard between a 5-year-old model and this year’s model.
It gathers together enthusiasts the world over in round the cans races and coastal courses.

Even when sailed intensively, the build quality is a guarantee of unrivalled resistance and solidity. This same quality translates as high resale value.
Thanks to the contribution of a real ‘racing’ culture, a constant eye for detail, highly selective material choices and strict control of production, the J 88 is bordering on perfection in terms of operation.

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 comprises a 316L stainless steel structure and a lead bulb. The whole thing is encapsulated in a fairing formed of full composite.

Rig

The rig is part of a very precise choice to offer the best standard of equipment on the market for the J88.

Carbon

The carbon parts are made in an autoclave.

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 comprises a 316L stainless steel structure and a lead bulb. The whole thing is encapsulated in a fairing formed of full composite.

Rig

The rig is part of a very precise choice to offer the best standard of equipment on the market for the J88.

Carbon

The carbon parts are made in an autoclave.

Stability

The J 88 is a very stable boat both upwind and downwind, which ensures the helm is very easy to master.

Thrills

Heralded as an ultimate sportsboat with her ability to quickly get up on a plane downwind, she is one of the few boats of this size to be able to exceed 20kts in the breeze!

Lightness

Very pleasant to helm the boat quickly reaches interesting speeds in light airs thanks to its lightweight design.

Ease of access

With the J 88, you’ll soon be able to get out and have fun, whatever the weather. Furthermore, her inboard engine enables an extensive offshore racing programme.

Expanding class

With the J 88 being an easy to access, high-performance one design, racing for the class is in full expansion the world over.

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.

Hull length 8.90m
Waterline length 8.18m
Maximum beam 2.90m
Draught 1.98m
Upwind sail area 40.8m²
Displacement 2.200kg
Ballast weight 650kg

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.