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When J/Boats shakes up fast-cruiser standards

July 23rd, 2021 news

🇬🇧 With 45 years of experience in sailboat design and millions of miles covered on all oceans, this new unit has succeeded in astonishing all J/Boats teams!

This daring gamble to bring together unparalleled comfort (modern and bright interior, high-end upholstery and finishes, etc.), large interior volumes (very large storage capacities, volume of living spaces, etc.) while reducing the wet surface and the lowest weight in its class has been fulfilled!

It was a real challenge for the shipyard and the brand to offer a 45″ unit capable of bringing together so many criteria of comfort, volume and finish, surpassing current fast-cruiser standards. The J/45 offers the maximum comfort to sail, in breeze as in light air, in total serenity and safety! The first performances under sail are very positive. It has already exceeded all of our expectations (double-digit speeds downwind and easy to reach wind speed in light winds). The promise to surpass the standard fast cruiser codes is already fulfilled!” Specifies Frédéric Bouvier, J/Composites sales director.

As for comfort, J Composites joined forces 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 new 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.

Designed to reproduce the well-being of your home, the new J / 45 leaves no stone unturned to provide you with all the comfort you need:

– A very large forward owner’s cabin, full width

– A spacious, warm and comfortable saloon

– A living area open to the outside, between sky and sea, which allows natural light to subtly illuminate the interior

– A friendly U-shaped kitchen open to the living space. Designed for cooking at sea.

The consistency and ergonomics of the interior of a J/Boats is no longer to be proven.

📆 The J/45 will be present a the Cannes Yachting Festival from the 7 to the 12th September. To discover it and book your visit, please contact your nearest expert.

 

 

🇫🇷 Avec 45 ans d’expérience dans la conception de voilier de régate et de croisière et des millions de milles parcourus sur tous les océans, cette nouvelle unité J a réussi à époustoufler toutes les équipes J/Boats !

Ce pari osé de s’affranchir du terme compromis en rassemblant à la fois un confort inégalé (intérieur moderne et lumineux, sellerie et finitions haut de gamme…), de larges volumes intérieurs (très grandes capacités de rangement, volume des espaces de vie…) tout en réduisant la surface mouillée et affichant le poids le plus bas de sa catégorie est d’ores et déjà réussi !

« C’était un véritable défi pour le chantier et la marque de proposer une unité de 45’’ capable de rassembler autant de critère de confort, de volume et de finition, en surpassant les standards actuels du fast-cruiser. Le J/45 offre le maximum de confort pour naviguer, dans la brise comme dans le petit temps, en toute sérénité et sécurité ! Les premières performances sous voile sont très concluantes. Il a d’ores et déjà dépassé toutes nos attentes (des vitesses à 2 chiffres au portant et une facilité à atteindre la vitesse du vent dans le petit temps). La promesse de surpasser les codes standards du fast-cruiser est déjà remplie ! » précise Frédéric Bouvier, directeur commercial J/Composites.

Quant au confort, J Composites s’est associé à Isabelle Racoupeau pour le design intérieur. Elle a apporté toute son expérience dans le domaine du yachting pour maximiser le confort et l’élégance à bord du J/45. Il en résulte un intérieur incomparable où la lumière naturelle et indirecte vient souligner un design résolument moderne au service du confort et de la fonctionnalité en navigation.

Pensé pour reproduire le bien-être de chez soi, le nouveau J/45 ne néglige aucun détail pour vous assurer tout le confort dont vous avez besoin :

РUne tr̬s grande cabine propri̩taire avant, pleine largeur

РUn carr̩ spacieux, chaleureux et confortable

– Une zone de vie ouverte vers l’extérieur, entre ciel et mer, qui permet à la lumière naturelle d’éclairer subtilement l’intérieur

– Une cuisine en U conviviale et ouverte sur l’espace de vie. Conçue pour cuisiner en mer.

La cohérence et l’ergonomie de l’intérieur des voiliers J/ en mer n’est plus à prouver.

📆 Le J/45 sera exposé au Cannes Yachting Festival du 7 au 12 septembre prochain. Pour le découvrir et réserver votre visite, contactez  l’expert le plus proche de chez vous.

Other News

NEW – J/45 Boat review by Yachting Monthly

September 25th, 2023 news

« Fast cruiser with plenty of appeal » Watch Theo Stocker’s full test of the J/45 : https://youtu.be/f6ah9vPl6uw?si=t2ZopZ8_KYCfglf6

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September 6th, 2023 news Sailing Adventures

(From the owners James and Sally) Why the J/45? After successfully racing our J/122 JAVELIN in IRC we decided it was time for a change of pace but not a slow one. We wanted a boat that could put the miles under the keel easily but be comfortable and enjoyable to sail. The boat needed […]

Southampton Boat Show

August 30th, 2023 news

Southampton Boat Show 🇬🇧 The J/45 will be displayed for the second time in England from September 15th to 24th at the Southampton Boat Show. The model presented is the 3-cabin / 2-head version and has many options. To make a dedicated appointment for your visit, contact our J Expert Key Yachting ➡ info@keyyachting.com

Visit the J/45, J/112E and J/99 during the Grand Pavois!

August 2nd, 2023 news

J Composites will be exhibiting at the Grand Pavois boat show in La Rochelle (France) from 20 to 25 September with three models: the J/45, the J/112E and the J/99. Interested in the J/45 or J/112E? Book your boat test now! Our experts will be on hand throughout the show to answer your questions. Make […]

Rolex Fastnet Race 2023: A success for the J/s!

August 2nd, 2023 news Sailing Adventures

The J/ team made a big splash during the 50th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. This iconic race is the rendezvous of ocean racing afficionados. This year, competitors had to contend with very rough weather on this mythical course, which starts in Cowes (England), goes around the Fasntet and down to the finish line […]

ORC Double-handed European Champion 2023!

June 21st, 2023 news Sailing Adventures

Congratulations to Rasmus Rosengren and Jörgen Rosengren on their J/105 Rose of Sweden for their performance at the ORC Double-handed European Championship 2023 ! They tell us about their race: The ORC Double handed Europeans 2023 was a mix of Offshore and Inshore racing. The start was in Helsingør and then heading north, offshore, out […]

Report form the single-handed Newport Bermuda Race on a J/111 !

June 19th, 2023 Sailing Adventures

Peter Gustaffson reported his solo experience in the Newport Bermuda Race aboard his J/111 BLUR! Visit his blog for a detailed report of his solo adventure: Read here Photo credit : Peter Gustaffson

How is a J made?

June 5th, 2023 news Web Series

Watch the 4 episodes of our “Focus on Quality” web series on Youtube! ▶ On these videos you’ll find explanations on : ▪ Sandwich construction ▪ Foam laying ▪ Infusion ▪ Deck fittings What are you waiting for to (re)discover them?

Three J/99’s take the podium 1-2-3 in the Australian classic RPAYC Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race

April 3rd, 2023 news Sailing Adventures

27 yachts competed in the 226nm coastal classic, ranging in size from the 30ft Dubois 30 up to 100ft Andoo Comanche with three J/99’s in the mix. The race very professionally run by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC), with welcoming reception from Coffs Harbour Yacht Club. The conditions were challenging for the light wind […]

J/99 Australian National Championship

March 15th, 2023 news

The J/99 from J/Boats has again proved its versatility with an extremely successful Australian National Championship held last weekend 4-5th March 2023. The Championship was a six race program, fully crewed windward leeward series and held as part of the Nautilus Marine Insurance Sydney Harbour Regatta, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) Others have […]

Double handed sailing skills with Pip Hare on a J/99

February 20th, 2023 news

Pip Hare gives you tips on how to perform double handed in a series of episodes ft. Yachting World.   Watch the videos in Pip Hare’s new series on double handed sailing skills. Expert advice on short handed sailing from one of the world’s best sailors. Pip Hare, accompanied by our English expert Wayne from […]

J/45 : Best Crossover 2023

December 19th, 2022 news Sailing Adventures

After the “Best Performance Cruiser” title at the Cruising World Magazine – Boat of the Year 2023, the J/45 wins the “Best Crossover” title at the Sailing World – Boat of the Year 2023! For more details https://www.sailingworld.com/…/2023-boat-of-the-year…/ — Après le titre de “Best Performance Cruiser” au Cruising World – Boat of the Year 2023, […]

J/45 : Best Performance Cruiser 2023

December 12th, 2022 news Sailing Adventures

New distinction for the J/45 🏅 She won the title of “Best Performance Cruiser” at the Cruising World – Boat of the Year 2023 against a strong field of competitors.  ➡ J/45 will be exhibited at Boot Düsseldorf 2023 Extract from the Yachting World report 📃:  Over time, J/Boats pivoted from one-design classes to ocean racers […]

J/99’s on form in the Blue Water Pointscore, Sydney

December 12th, 2022 Sailing Adventures

J/99’s and J/122’s on form in the Blue Water Pointscore, Sydney. The 172nm Cabbage Tree Island Race (hosted by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia) was held over the weekend 2nd – 3rd December with a combined fleet of 69 yachts of which 15 were sailed two-handed.  Again, we saw more outstanding success from the J/99 […]

 J Composites will be present at the Boot Düsseldorf from 21 to 29 January 2023

November 30th, 2022 news

J Composites will be present at the Boot Düsseldorf from 21 to 29 January 2023   This is a unique opportunity to discover (or rediscover for the most assiduous) our Elegance range with the J/45 and J/112E. A combination of comfort, luxury and performance, these two yachts have been designed for the pleasure of the […]

J/99 ‘Rum Rebellion’ victorious in Bird Island Race

November 28th, 2022 news Sailing Adventures

At 10.00am on Saturday 12th November 2022 a fleet of 49 yachts started the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 83nm Bird Island race where competitors sail from Sydney Harbour to Bird Island (approximately 3nm north east of Norah Head), before returning to Sydney Harbour to finish.   In light conditions the fleet headed north out […]

A J/99 winner of the Flinders Islet Race

September 28th, 2022 news Non classé Sailing Adventures

Last week, the J/99 ‘Rum Rebellion’ won IRC and line honours Two Handed division at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s  Audi Centre Blue Water Pointscore series Flinders Islet race. The crew told us about their experience: The 2022 edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s  Audi Centre Blue Water Pointscore series Flinders Islet […]

Grand Pavois 2022

September 26th, 2022 news

We invite you to meet us until sunday 2nd October at the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle . The J/99 and J/112E will be exhibited at Pontoon 5 – 5 – 03. — Nous vous donnons rendez-vous jusqu’au dimanche 2 octobre au Grand Pavois de La Rochelle. Le J/99 et J/112E seront exposés au Ponton […]

Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

September 7th, 2022 news

Join us until Sunday 11th September at the Cannes Yachting Festival! This is the opportunity to visit our J/99 and J/45. See you at Port Canto – Stand : SAIL163, SAIL026.

Key Yachting J-Cup Regatta 2022

July 4th, 2022 news

J Cup Regatta 🇬🇧 Last weekend saw the Key Yachting J-Cup Regatta organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The race started on Thursday 30 June in sunny and ideal windy conditions for the 56 participating teams. ☀ Thanks to Key Yachting and of course the RORC for the organisation of this great event! 🔝 […]

The J/99 AXESAIL wins the Spi Ouest France

April 25th, 2022 news Sailing Adventures

The 2022 edition of the emblematic Spi Ouest France which took place last weekend in Quiberon Bay was marked by sunny conditions. The J/99s were once again at the forefront, especially in the IRC B category. Maxime Mesnil, skipper of the J/99 AXESAIL, winner of the IRC B category, gave us his impressions on his […]

A single-handed Transquadra in a J/99, a such beautiful revelation

March 14th, 2022 news Sailing Adventures

🇬🇧 A single-handed Transquadra in a J/99, a such beautiful revelation! – Olivier Grassi, skipper of the J/99 Grassi Bateaux The Transquadra 2022 will go down in history with the highlight of the second leg, which required the crews to avoid the 2 depressions, by the North, in an almost obligatory way. For this new edition, […]

J/99 Class

Spi Ouest France – Let’s get the J/99 fleet together!

March 14th, 2022 news

 Spi Ouest France – Let’s get the J/99 fleet together! The famous French regatta is fast approaching! As the J/99 fleet is getting bigger and bigger every month, we encourage owners to enter the same category. What could be better than to compete against your fellow sailors? You participate at the race in J/99 or […]

Already the 100th J/99 ! 

February 11th, 2022 news

3 years after the launching of our last sport sailboat, the 100th unit is already in production ! Let’s look back at some figures reflecting the success of this sailboat ⬇ Her production involve more than 10 full-time employees She is present in 25 countries on 5 continents One of them has been flashed at […]

The Calypso Odysessy

December 1st, 2021 news Sailing Adventures

🇬🇧 At the yard, we really liked sharing the sailing adventures of our owners. Here Thomas explain why he chose a J/99 and he explains his sailing program in Mediterranean sea. ⏬ Why did you choose a J/99? Calypso Odysessy was commissioned by RLR Yachting early in 2021 as we were excited about this new offering […]