A Fast 36′ One-Design with Comfy Cockpit & Speed to Burn

Every now and then a new sailboat 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 is the ultimate day sailing, racing and weekend cruising sailboat.

J/111 is an easy-to-handle, comfortable sailboat that accelerates quickly, slices to windward at 7+ knots and hits double-digit speeds downwind. Performance to date in a wide variety of sailing conditions has been nothing short of remarkable.


Easiest High Performance Boat To Sail!

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.

Less Crew = More Sailing.

Sailboats 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

One-Design Class

J/111 One-Design Class

Since its introduction in August 2010, the J/111 has quickly established itself worldwide with 90+ boats sailing in 12+ countries in 2012. So, far several regional one-design fleets have developed in the USA and in Europe. In addition, J/111s are sailing in Hong Kong, Columbia, South Africa and Australia. J/111 was granted International One-Design Class status by ISAF (International Sailing Federation) in November 2012.

The first one-design J/111 event was held in June 2011 when the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, Illinois hosted their annual “Colors Regatta”. Six J/111s participated in that sunny, warm early summer regatta.

Since then, the Great Lakes J/111 fleet has grown considerably with nearly 17 boats in the region. In the Northeast, over a dozen J/111s are competing on a circuit that includes the American YC Spring/ Fall series, Block Island Week, New York Yacht Club events in Newport and the Chesapeake Bay fleet events. The California fleet (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego) is growing with over a half-dozen boats racing offshore events. In Europe, the fleet has organized a circuit of five events for over a dozen active owners from France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden.

The first J/111 North Americans will be hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club at its Belmont Station. The event will take place from August 14-18, 2013. As part of the Great Lakes series, J/111s will have one-design starts in the Chicago-Mackina Race, Bayview-Mackinac Race, Verve Cup and Chicago NOOD Regatta. Up to twenty boats are expected to compete.

The first J/111 Europeans will be hosted June 6-9, 2013 in Le Havre, France. This event also has a complete European Circuit for J/111s that includes SPI OUEST France, Cowes Week, Semaine Porquerolle and Breskens Week.

For more J/111 one-design class information, please visit-
J/111 Class Association

National Class Association Links:

Benelux/ The Netherlands
Nova Scotia
United Kingdom/ England

J/111 Tuning/ Sailing Guide Links:

Doyle Sails
Elvstrom Sails UK
Hyde Sails UK
North Sails
Quantum Sails
UK Sailmakers
Ullman Sails
Ultimate Sails UK
X-Voiles France

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

  •   ft/lb m/kg
  • LOA 34.50 10.51
  • LWL 29.50 8.99
  • Beam 11.00 3.35
  • Standard Draft 6.50 1.98
  • Standard Ballast 3,400 1,542
  • Displacement 7,750 3,515
  • Engine 18 hp 18 hp
  • 100% SA 577 53.60
  • I 40.60 12.37
  • ISP 42.10 12.83
  • J 13.50 4.12
  • P 41.50 12.65
  • E 14.60 4.45
  • SA/Dspl 24 24
  • Dspl/L 135 135

Hull & Deck Construction

Lloyd’s approved, aircraft grade AL600 epoxy coated CK57 (6 lbs./cu.ft.) Baltek end-grained balsa laminate construction using polyester resin and biaxial glass fabrics. A vinylester resin barrier coat allows a ten-year hull warranty against blisters.
White gel coat hull with single (1.50″ to 3.00″) tapered bootstripe.
Large sit-in cockpit with 6.5′ seats with backrests, suitable for cockpit cushions.
One lazarette locker and two cockpit seat lockers w/flush spring loaded latches.
Swimming and boarding platform sculptured into transom with integral ladder.
Cockpit coamings 2.5″ high over sidedecks to channel water aft.
Molded companionway slide-in seahood w/dodger boss/instrument pod.
ORC size molded-in foredeck toe-rails.
Stainless steel handrails on cabin trunk.
GRP molded main structural bulkhead, bonded fore & aft on hull and deck as support for shroud chainplates with single opening to forepeak.
Fore & aft and transverse keel support beams vacuum bagged to hull.
Fabricated aluminum mast step with transverse beams fastened to main bulkhead.

Keel & Rudder

Faired lead & antimony fixed 6.5′ draft, fin keel with bulb bolted to a deep molded stub. (5.5’ shoal draft option)
Balanced spade rudder constructed using “E” glass.
SS shaft mounted in self aligning rudder bearings.
Composite tiller with adjustable hiking handle.

Spars & Rigging

Tapered aluminum, fractional-rig mast with double airfoil spreaders, plus boom in anodized finish (powder coat white optional)
Nitronic 50 rod rigging with calibrated turnbuckles.
Custom 4.25″ diameter, clear coated carbon fiber, retractable bowsprit with 1:2 under-deck Harken launching system.
Integral hydraulic backstay adjuster with 9.5″ throw for -6 rod backstay.
Rigid boomvang with integral cleating.
Main boom with #1 reef stopper to port and #2 reef sheave on starboard side to double as Cunningham.
12:1 internal mainsail outhaul on boom.
Complete running rigging package

Deck Hardware

46:1 two speed self tailing primary winches.
35:1 two speed self tailing secondary winches on cabin trunk.
Double sheave deck organizers (P&S) recessed in dodger spray shield molding.
Two lock-in winch handles (10″).
Two PVC winch handle holders
Aluminum mast collar.
4 mast mounted turning blocks
Two double rope clutches aft on the cabin top. Port is main halyard and jib halyard. Starboard is for cunningham/reef and spinnaker halyard.
Two jib sheet cars on a 3 foot 32mm clear anodized “T” track (P&S) with aft end stops.
Camcleat for headsail furler.
Side mounted rope clutch for spinnaker tack line.
Traveler track recessed in cockpit seat with 4:1 adjustment system.
6:1 racing mainsheet system led to a center-mounted heavy duty swivel base with single ratchet and camcleat aft of traveler; and a 24:1 fine tune system cleated to a swivel base with camcleat on front side of traveler.
Custom double-rail stainless bow pulpit and dual corner stern rails with transom gate.
Low profile headsail furler mounted on stemhead with control line aft to port side of cabin trunk where tail can be used on primary winch.
Tapered lifeline stanchions with heavy duty deck plates.
Four 4-bolt mooring cleats.
Single foot blocks to lead spinnaker sheets to the cockpit or cabin house.
Cams for lazy spin sheets, mounted aft of primary winches.
Two heavy duty “U” bolts aft for spinnaker sheet blocks.
20×20 articulated foredeck hatch.
10×10 vent hatch in head.
Opening ports in sides of cabin trunk.
Light weight, cored, low-profile companionway sliding hatch and acrylic offshore dropboard with inside/outside opening hasp.
Cockpit operated bilge pump.
Three 12″x 20″ polypropylene mesh line bags.
Custom SS chainplates, stemhead and backstay tang.
Main Cunningham/Reef block on reef hook for single line reefing system.

Auxiliary Power

Yanmar 3YM20 20 hp, 3 cylinder, diesel engine with 80 amp alternator.
Two-blade 15” folding prop.
Yanmar engine instrument panel in cockpit with acrylic cover.
Engine throttle control with neutral safety switch.
12-gallon alloy fuel tank with baffles and inspection/clean out port.


One 90 amp deep-cycle battery.
On/Off battery switch.
Electrical panel w/circuit breakers.
LED Navigation lights.
All chainplates with lightning grounds.
Five swiveling halogen reading lights.
One fluorescent light in head.
Seahood pre-wired for instruments with 6 wire 22 gauge cable to nav station
Automatic bilge pump w/check valve & panel switch for manual operation


Off-white low-maintenance bulkheads, and lightweight bin panels with vinyl trim and teak cap moldings.
Teak and holly style synthetic high-wear cabin sole with epoxy sealed end grain.
Storage bins outboard of settee berths.
Nav station with flip-up lid to access charter storage, and outboard shelf and nav panel to house instruments.
Galley unit with polished stainless galley sink with fresh water foot pump and 5 gallon portable water tank with thru-hull drain.
Forward of the main bulkhead is a changing area, hanging locker and marine head with 12 gal polyethylene holding tank or “Y” valve for direct offshore discharge.
Holding tank overboard discharge manual pump.
Forward of the head area is a lightweight bulkhead with V-berth and below berth storage.
Choice of acrylic fabrics for main cabin settee cushions. Optional V-berth cushions, as well as cockpit cushions that double as settee backrests below.
Vinyl liner on cabin overhead and hull ceilings.
12×18 mirror in head.
Rugged 54 qt. top opening, portable cooler under companionway ladder.


Two Tone Deck.
1/2″ Cove Stripe with “J” Insignia.
Custom Wheel Package: Edson Racing Series 48″ Black Aluminum Wheel with Natural Leather Grip; Ritchie 5″ Binnacle Compass with Light; Custom GRP Molded Pedestal with SS Guard; Aluminum Emergency Tiller.
Comfort Group Package: Dual Purpose Sunbrella 3″ Cockpit/Settee-Backrest Cushions to match below cushion color combination (4) Custom Acrylic
Covered AC Hose Lifeline Covers for Helmsman to Match Dodger Color; Mainsail Cover to Match Dodger with J/105 Logo.
Systems Group Package: Sink in Vanity Counter of Forward Head with Foot Pump – plumbed and led to the galley sink discharge 1” Thru hull with inline check valve, Fresh Water Tank Under Starboard Berth with Deck Fill; 2-Burner stove.
Additional 90 Amp Battery.
Shoal Bulb Keel with 5.5′ Draft.
V-berth Cushions.
Ports on Aft Face of Cabin House.
Stainless Grab Rails in Main Cabin.
Thurston Dodger with Side Curtains.


Specifications are subject to change prior to delivery due to deletions, additions or revisions in quantities, brand or design at the sole discretion of J/Boats, Inc. Newport, RI.



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