J/70

J/70

J/70 Speedster- The NextGen Family Trailer Sailor

Easy to trailer and ramp launch.

The J/70 Speedster (22.75 feet) is J/Boats’ first ramp-launchable keelboat – designed to fulfill the growing need for an easy-to-own, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, stable enough sailboat for the family, and built to last. With fleet discussions underway around the world, J/70 is on-track to take the world by storm.

Features include:

– Large comfortable cockpit with open transom.
– Deck-stepped carbon mast with single spreaders.
– Three sail inventory with masthead A-Sail.
– Vertical lifting bulb keel.
– Small cabin for storage and personal privacy.
– Easy to trailer and ramp launch

Everyone can relax and enjoy.

Creature comforts come in many forms on the J/70. The 11′ long cockpit and moderate height boom allow easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, making J/70 one of the most comfortable boats to helm without having to rely on hiking straps to keep you in the boat.

The small cabin below is a bonus, and provides weather protection, a place to nap and personal privacy… essential to keeping everyone happy if spending a day on the water. And, for children safety is paramount.

The J/70 one-design class rules provide for a 2.5 hp outboard engine (gas or electric). This means one can sail further away from homeport without worrying about paddling home or hailing for a tow. Race Committees can start races on time and finish them later in the day without having to arrange towboats.

Features

Better performance by design.

Keelboat confidence.

The J/70 introduces a new dimension of fun, fast sailing in a stable, easy to own boat. A natural evolution of its J pedigree, the J/70’s 22-foot long waterline with high aspect, all carbon rig and deep, lifting bulb keel provides spirited performance and stability that feels like a much larger boat.

Knifing through the water upwind with confidence and ease, the J/70 has that legendary “J” feel – light, controllable with a wide-groove to sail consistently fast. With an adjustable cascading backstay, one has total control over sail shape and dynamic rig tension across the full range of conditions, making it not only easy to change gears on the J/70, but faster and safer.

Speedster fun.

Off the wind, J/70 will simply light-up the crew with a smile! Set the masthead asymmetrical spinnaker off the retractable carbon bowsprit, point the J/70 where you want with its deep, high-aspect rudder and the J/70 pops up on a plane and takes off in a moderate breeze.

Sailor friendly.

J/70 is all about making sailing inclusive, not exclusive. With its easily driven hull, large cockpit, and manageable three sail inventory, the J/70 is perfect for three adults, two couples, or four juniors. Sailing is about friends, it’s the joy of sharing the experience with others. Whether afternoon day sailing or racing one-design when your family and friends can enjoy sailing in all weather the return on investment will be high.

Trailerable – easy transport & launching.

In today’s crowded harbors, it’s not always possible or economical to own a permanent mooring, marina slip or rent space in a dry lot with crane. J/70 offers a practical solution. Launch at the local boat ramp, raise the lightweight all carbon rig, lower the lifting bulb keel, hoist the sails and off you go on a sailing adventure in less than 30 minutes. The only limitations are how far you want to drive and willingness to camp in the great outdoors. Trailerable behind a family minivan or SUV, you can go anywhere.

Why J/70

Everyone Can Relax & Enjoy

Creature comforts come in many forms on the J/70. The 11′ long cockpit and moderate height boom allow easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, making J/70 one of the most comfortable boats to helm without having to rely on hiking straps to keep you in the boat.

The small cabin below is a bonus, and provides weather protection, a place to nap and personal privacy… essential to keeping everyone happy if spending a day on the water. And, for children safety is paramount.

The J/70 one-design class rules provide for a 2.5 hp outboard engine (gas or electric). This means one can sail further away from homeport without worrying about paddling home or hailing for a tow. Race Committees can start races on time and finish them later in the day without having to arrange towboats.

Usage Features

Low maintenance, easy to rig in minutes.
Wire rigging with adjustable backstay.
High-quality deck hardware and winches to facilitate sail trim and adjustment, including under-deck Harken jib furler.
Deck stepped carbon mast with a simple hinge that makes it easier to raise the mast on the trailer or in the water.
Towing the 1,750 lb J/70 with an six-cylinder sedan or SUV is child’s play. The family “ride” can easily take her to the next regatta.
30 minutes from trailering to sailing. Very easy ramp-launch with drop in rudder and vertical-lifting keel- draws 1.5 ft water at launch!
Main Cabin with two comfortable seats port and starboard.
Forepeak with platform v-berth for casual rest.

One-Design Class

J/70 One-Design Class

Since its introduction in March 2012, the J/70 has quickly established itself worldwide with 125+ boats sailing in 15+ countries in 2012, and 350+ boats to be sailing in 2013. So, far over a dozen fleets have developed in the USA and over a half-dozen countries in Europe are forming one-design fleets. In addition, fleets are developing in South America and the Pacific Rim.

The first one-design J/70 event was held in September, 2012 when the New York Yacht Club chose the J/70 to participate in the NYYC Invitational Cup US Qualifying Series held in Newport, Rhode Island. Twelve boats sailed with twenty-four yacht club teams participating in the event.

The first J/70 Midwinters are being held in January 2013 in conjunction with Quantum Key West Race Week in Key West, Florida. Nearly forty boats will be participating in the event, with numerous World, European, National and Regional champion sailors from various class participating.

The first J/70 North Americans will be held in September 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland and well over fifty boats are expected for this event hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club.

The first J/70 Euro Cup is planned for September 2013 on Lago di Garda, Italy. Lake Garda is one of Europe’s most famous lakes for sailing, with remarkably consistent addabatic winds flowing through the Italian Alps in northern Italy.

For more J/70 one-design class information- J/70 Class Association

National Class Association Links

Australia
Benelux/ The Netherlands
Canada
Chile
France
Germany
Italy
Mexico
Nova Scotia
Peru
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom/ England
USA

J/70 Tuning/ Sailing Guide Links:

Doyle Sails
Elvstrom Sails UK
Hyde Sails UK
North Sails
Quantum Sails
UK Sailmakers
Ullman Sails
Ultimate Sails UK

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

  •   US (ft) Metric (m)
  • LOA 22.75 6.93
  • LWL 20.47 6.24
  • Beam 7.38 2.25
  • Standard Draft 4.75 1.45
  • Standard Ballast 630 286
  • Displacement 1,750 794
  • Engine Outboard Outboard
  • 100% SA 226 21.02
  • I 26.77 8.159
  • ISP 30.15 9.19
  • J 7.68 2.34
  • P 26.16 7.97
  • E 9.44 2.88
  • SA/Dspl 25 25
  • Dspl/L 91 91

Hull & Deck Construction

Hull laminated with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass fabrics and balsa core for rugged durability.
Deck molded with E-glass fabrics and Corecell foam core. High density core material and additional reinforcements in way of highly loaded hardware.
All laminates are engineered and built to required ISO structural standards.
Molded internal bulkheads with gelcoat finish, bonded to the hull and/or deck.
Molded lift-keel structure jigged and integrally molded during primary hull layup.
High strength, inward turning hull to deck joint bonded with structural adhesive.
Molded non-skid on horizontal deck surfaces.

Keel & Rudder

4.75’ draft lifting keel with lead ballast featuring an internal leading-edge kelp cutting mechanism operable from the cockpit while underway, SS lock down plate and a single point lifting ring w/2:1 aluminum keel crane lift system.
Investment cast diamond boat lift padeyes installed adjacent to keel P&S.
High aspect transom mounted molded rudder.
Composite tiller with adjustable tiller extension.

Spars & Rigging

Carbon mast with single swept carbon spreaders, carbon masthead crane and mainsail luff track. Easy to raise and lower with deck step design and tabernacle system. Mast finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
Carbon boom with internal 4:1 outhaul, mainsheet attachment point, outhaul and single reef sheaves as well as provision for reef cleat and block at inboard end. Finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
Carbon bow sprit with tack ferrule fitting, painted black finish and seal system mounted at sprit housing.
1 x 19 wire standing rigging with adjustable Ronstan turnbuckles for shrouds.
Double ended boom vang system.
Complete running rigging package.

Deck Hardware

SS custom fabricated chain plates for shrouds and backstay terminations.
Interior ventilation hatch mounted on cabin house forward of mast.
Two Primary winches with cam cleats and winch handle.
Two jib T tracks with cars to accommodate 2:1 jib sheet terminations.
5:1 mainsheet purchase leading to ratchet block and centerline swivel base.
Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 2:1 control line and cam cleats P & S.
Double ended backstay adjuster purchase system leading forward to P & S cam cleats.
Internal bowsprit launching system exiting aft face of the cabin house to cam cleat.
Underdeck headsail furling system with hoistable swivel and control line exiting aft face of cabin house to cam cleat.
Tack line cam cleat mounted to starboard on cabin.
Spinnaker sheet blocks outboard of primary winches and aft.
Halyard lead blocks mounted at mast base.
Four low height SS stanchions and two reinforced SS stern rails at transom corners.
Cockpit Safety Lines surrounding the cockpit with comfort pads and termination points on deck edge forward of shrouds.
Transom Safety Gate.
Foredeck U-bolt for mooring/dockline attachment.

Outboard Motor

Optional owner supplied, min 2.5 hp long shaft recommended.
Lightweight aluminum outboard bracket mounted to transom.

Interior

Air dry gelcoat finish on hull & deck surfaces
Bench style molded seats P & S.
Bin storage aft of seats.
Molded liner platform with inspection port forward.
Molded cockpit support bulkhead with inspection port.
Anodized aluminum compression post to transfer mast step loads to internal hull structure.
Molded entry step.

Notice

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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