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NEW J 45

Exciting 45’ offshore sailing yacht that may change all of your sailing plans. Leading edge hull design meets refined interior design to raise the bar on cruising comfort and performance like no J before it.

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The association of J Boats’ American pragmatism and J Composites’ French flair is well documented, but somehow it has really taken on its full meaning in the J/45. It has taken over 3 years of collaborative work, mulling over every detail together in the constant search for the best possible balance.
The guiding principle involved maximising the interior volume and comfort whilst retaining an elegant silhouette, a minimal wetted surface area and by far the lowest weight estimate of its category.

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The interior coherence and ergonomics of J/ boats at sea is an absolute given. For the J/45 the aim was to push back the boundaries in this regard.
To do this, we teamed up with Isabelle Racoupeau for the interior design. She was able to bring to bear her vast experience in the cruising yacht domain to maximise comfort and elegance aboard the J/45.
The result is an interior beyond compare where natural light accentuates a resolutely modern design that affords both comfort and functionality whilst sailing.

PERFORMANCE, A GUARANTEE OF CRUISING COMFORT

Establishing a whole new standard is only possible with a clear and precise vision. This is what colours the brand’s performance DNA, giving the J/45 a serious injection of comfort which you simply cannot find on any other craft.
This performance advantage finds expression in its ability to rack up the miles in complete safety, whilst enabling the crew to reap the full benefits, fatigue and stress free.
You’re sure to relish the ability to expand the range of possibilities, with new more distant horizons opening up in front of you.
You’ll also enjoy being able to plan your stopover arrival times with family, without having to resort to turning the engine on.
Equally, you’re sure to appreciate catching back up with your sailing buddies despite leaving the pontoon later.

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A customisable layout and finish

The J/45 boasts several layout options, one version with 2 cabins / 2 large heads compartments and a sail locker or a 3-cabin variant with the option of a twin-berth cabin.
The interior finish comes with three choices of wood, oak, walnut or teak. Further customisation will also be possible on the J/45 thanks to a very extensive range of top-end upholstery.

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AVANT-GARDE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Today, J Composites is the most experienced yard in the world with regards to sandwich and infusion construction. Indeed, this technology has been used on all the French-built J/ boats since 1993.
As a result, the J/45 will benefit from the best possible weight ratios on the market by balancing lightweight yet solid qualities with an unrivalled level of perfection.

Expand your Bucket List

Is there an epic cruise you’ve dreamed about, or a signature racing event you’d give anything to sail in?
The J/45 can be sailed on her own bottom to almost anywhere in the world. Imagine setting sail from the Canary Islands in November on the ARC Cruising Rally to the Caribbean.
The J/45 comes with a wealth of equipment dedicated to offshore sailing. This make her an investment grade yacht that doesn’t require a professional crew to sail, handle or maintain.

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MANOEUVRING MADE ENJOYABLE

To our mind, manœuvring, trimming your sails yourself to optimise speed, remains one of the true cruising pleasures.
This takes expression in a unique level of equipment that comes as standard and top-end deck hardware of generous proportions to enable precise, safe and effortless manoeuvring.
Any movement around the deck is done in complete safety thanks to the abundance of handrails and the unmatched quality of the non-slip surface.

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A customisable layout and finish

The J/45 boasts several layout options, one version with 2 cabins / 2 large heads compartments and a sail locker or a 3-cabin variant with the option of a twin-berth cabin.
The interior finish comes with three choices of wood, oak, walnut or teak. Further customisation will also be possible on the J/45 thanks to a very extensive range of top-end upholstery.

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AVANT-GARDE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Today, J Composites is the most experienced yard in the world with regards to sandwich and infusion construction. Indeed, this technology has been used on all the French-built J/ boats since 1993.
As a result, the J/45 will benefit from the best possible weight ratios on the market by balancing lightweight yet solid qualities with an unrivalled level of perfection.

Expand your Bucket List

Is there an epic cruise you’ve dreamed about, or a signature racing event you’d give anything to sail in?
The J/45 can be sailed on her own bottom to almost anywhere in the world. Imagine setting sail from the Canary Islands in November on the ARC Cruising Rally to the Caribbean.
The J/45 comes with a wealth of equipment dedicated to offshore sailing. This make her an investment grade yacht that doesn’t require a professional crew to sail, handle or maintain.

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MANOEUVRING MADE ENJOYABLE

To our mind, manœuvring, trimming your sails yourself to optimise speed, remains one of the true cruising pleasures.
This takes expression in a unique level of equipment that comes as standard and top-end deck hardware of generous proportions to enable precise, safe and effortless manoeuvring.
Any movement around the deck is done in complete safety thanks to the abundance of handrails and the unmatched quality of the non-slip surface.

Why J45 is specific !

J45 Yachts in the same category
Hull, deck and structural elements made from infused sandwich Solely the hull or deck made using infusion construction
‘Custom performance’ mast with rod rigging as standard ‘Cruising’ mast with wire rigging
Size 50 primary winches as standard Combined mainsail and primary winch with a maximum size of 46
Standard jib track with adjustment Self-tacking jib track
Spinnaker fittings as standard No spinnaker fittings as standard
Standard carbon bowsprit Standard composite bowsprit
Hydraulic backstay ram Mechanical backstay ram
Retractable cleats including retractable intermediaries. Non-retractable fore and aft cleats only
Lifeline gate on each side Continuous lifelines
System of integrated curtains Non-black-out hatches
Indirect LED lighting in the saloon Standard lighting with no indirect illumination

Equipment

Composites

A precise selection of materials is put together for infused sandwich composite construction to obtain the best weight ratio on the market by balancing lightweight yet solid qualities.

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Keel

The keel comprises a fully encapsulated cast iron keel and a lead bulb for the best possible stability with a flawless finish. You can choose between a deep or shallow draught.

Rig

A very specific choice has been made with regards to the rig to provide the best possible standard of equipment on the market, which is geared around long-distance cruising and offshore racing for the J 45.

Joinery

The in-house joinery workshops use traditional methods incorporating high-end solid wood and veneers selected to provide each craft with a unique finish. Available options are walnut, light oak or teak.

Composites

A precise selection of materials is put together for infused sandwich composite construction to obtain the best weight ratio on the market by balancing lightweight yet solid qualities.

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Keel

The keel comprises a fully encapsulated cast iron keel and a lead bulb for the best possible stability with a flawless finish. You can choose between a deep or shallow draught.

Rig

A very specific choice has been made with regards to the rig to provide the best possible standard of equipment on the market, which is geared around long-distance cruising and offshore racing for the J 45.

Joinery

The in-house joinery workshops use traditional methods incorporating high-end solid wood and veneers selected to provide each craft with a unique finish. Available options are walnut, light oak or teak.

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Position at the helm

The twin steering wheels offer a wide range of positions so you can comfortably appreciate the finesse and lightness of touch, making it easy to control your craft without getting weary. The adjustable foot chocks are concealed in the cockpit

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Manoeuvrability

A light sailboat combined with a deep rudder: a guarantee of exceptional manoeuvrability for this long-distance cruiser. You can turn full circle in less than a boat length!

Deck hardware

Each fitting is very precisely proportioned and selected for its technical appeal and its ability to withstand conditions synonymous with long-distance passages.

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Safety

Stability is the first guarantee of safety while solidity enables you to sail with complete peace of mind. J Composites is the only yard to offer a 5-year structural guarantee however you use the boat.

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Seating

Particular emphasis has gone into the work on the ergonomics of the seating. The local French manufacture means it is possible to work with high resilience foams to ensure the utmost comfort and provide an extensive range of fabrics to customise your boat to your own taste.

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Stowage

Whether it is inside the boat or up on deck, you’re sure to be amazed by the stowage space on a J. There’s plenty of room aboard for all your long-distance cruising gear!

Sailing

The design of the hull, the architectural features and the build quality offer you a unique level of comfort when sailing, making the miles just fly by.

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Berths

The berths have been designed to provide the largest possible surface area, whilst the mattresses incorporate a level of comfort akin to that of a standard mattress topper. Enjoy the well-being you feel at home, out at sea!

Hull length 13,85m
Waterline length 12,56m
Maximum beam 4,25m
Draught 2,30m
Upwind sail area with solent jib 121m²
Asymmetric spinnaker area 180m²
Displacement 9900kg
Ballast weight 4150kg
CE approval Category A
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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.