Sweet… J/111 Speedster

Shit – är det inte nya Blur?

Nya J/111 verkar vara mitt i prick för att dra repor på Skagerrak. Välskött J/109 kan lämnas i inbyte.

LOA = 11.10 m, LWL = 9.97 m, Beam = 3.28 m & Draft = 2.13 m
Displacement = 3,901 kg & Ballast = 1,595 kg
SA (100%) = 60.94 m² & Max A-Sail = 130 m²
SA/DSPL Upwind = 28, SA/DSPL Downwind = 69
RM 1 = 115 kg/m, DSPL/L = 110
Prisgissning $225k

J/111 Specifications 091210.


J/Boats announces today a new 36′ sportboat design planned for 2010 introduction.  The J/111 is a sleek, modern one-design, with a large daysailing cockpit, easy-to-handle sail plan and 6′ headroom below for comfortable weekending.

“The J/111 is all about more speed, fewer crew and more fun,” says J/Boats President, Jeff Johnstone.  “The low wetted-surface hull, high-aspect, non-overlapping sail plan, and low VCG bulb keel combine to provide tremendous acceleration in light air plus high righting moment for good upwind performance in a breeze. The masthead asymmetric spinnaker set off a retractable carbon sprit will deliver planing speeds in moderate breezes.”

The NEW, Fast, One-Design 36 Footer
With Comfortable Cockpit and 6′ Headroom

Every now and then a boat comes along that fulfills a real need in the market. Many of them have been J Boats. Hot off the drawing board, the J/111 is a sleek, speedy, one-design 36 footer that day sails, races, and weekend cruises like no other. J/111 is an easy-to-handle, comfortable-to-sail boat that accelerates quickly, slices to windward at 7+ knots and hits double-digit speeds downwind.

Versatility Key to One-Design Success
The J/111 is designed to be the best performing, easiest-to-sail boat of its size on the market, while offering the creature comforts needed (6′ headroom) to satisfy the occasional overnight cruise. It’s all about versatility and the joy of sailing – how to have the most fun out of the time and resources invested. This is the J Boats formula for success in building local one-design fleets and it’s a pretty simple formula. Generally, there aren’t enough owners in one area who can rationalize the expense of campaigning a single purpose (“non-versatile”) race boat. There may be 20-30 owners nationally who are willing to fund a traveling program to a pinnacle event like Key West Race Week, but without the versatility to appeal to many owners, local fleets never reach the critical mass needed for long-term success.  The J/111 is the next generation one-design J/Boat to fulfill the legacy of its pre-decessors.

How will she sail?  Hang on to your hats! This boat flies. J/111 accelerates up to speed in the slightest of puffs, thanks to a generous, high-aspect rig combined with a low wetted surface hull.  Sail efficiency is gained by maximizing the sail luff lengths and reducing foot lengths to create a balanced, non-overlapping sail plan.  When the wind and waves are up, J/111 pops up and delivers the dinghy-like, exhilarating rides that many modern designs struggle to do because of over-tweaking to handicap rules that encourage heavier, non-planing hull shapes.  Turning the corner upwind,  J/111’s efficient hull form and low vertical center of gravity kick in to provide the sweet weatherly handling J’s are known for.

Technology Where it Counts
The J/111 features an optimized E-glass/vinylester vacuum infused laminated hull and deck, a two metal, low-VCG bulb keel, a retractable carbon sprit, rail mounted shroud terminals (J/122 style), and a low-profile jib furler.  Particular care is paid to centralizing and lowering weight both above and below decks.

Less Crew = More Sailing
Boats that are easier to sail are sailed more often.  It’s that simple.  The J/111 is the latest “sport boat” one-design from the company who introduced modern-day sprit sailing to the keelboat world (J/105 in 1991).  A crew of two can fully manage the setting, jibing and dropping of the asymmetrical spinnaker where normally 5-6 are required to manage a conventional spinnaker.  With a mainsail on slides, a furling jib and large wheel that gives you fingertip control, the J/111 can be off the dock and sailing in minutes. This is a boat you can sail with friends and do it with confidence and ease. With the J/111, one’s fun is not limited to coastal sailing. Whether double-handing to Mackinac, soloing to Bermuda or flying down the Baja coast with full crew, you can sail the J/111 with complete confidence and control.

Efficient, Comfortable Cockpit
Sailors spend more time in the cockpit than anywhere else, and this is where the J/111 shines.  There’s comfortable seating (with backrests) for six, easy movement afoot with floor mounted traveler and well positioned foot braces, an open transom for easy boarding, and large 60” wheel so the driver can comfortably sit on the high or low side, on any point of sail, yet still see the telltales and waves.  All principal controls are led aft and the driver can adjust the mainsheet, traveler and backstay from the helm position.  An optional dodger is available to give the crew additional weather protection to extend the season.

Spacious Cruising Interior
The J/111 has all the essentials below for comfortable overnights and short cruises.  The main cabin features an open layout with L-shaped galley, forward facing nav station, a wet locker and two full length settee berths with option for additional fold-up sea-berths.  Six can comfortably sit for dinner.  Two spacious aft quarter berths are standard, as well as a private forward head and removable V-berth.

J/111 Class Association.
J Boats has applied its experience in building one-design fleets to draft J/111 Class Association Rules to insure that all boats are alike in construction and performance. Sensible class rules specifying owner-driver, a reasonable crew size (skipper plus 5) and a simple sail inventory (mainsail, furling jib and asymmetric spinnaker), provide class sailing that’s both user-friendly and affordable. And, perhaps most importantly, it also provides you with solid, long-term resale value that J’s are reknown for.