J92S

   
Dimensions ft/lb m/kg
LOA 30.00 9.14
LWL 26.70 8.14
Beam 10.00 3.05
Standard Draft 6.24 1.90
Standard Ballast 2,317 1,051
Displacement 5,610 2,545
Engine 13 hp 13 hp
100% SA 505 46.91
I 40.68 12.40
ISP 44.08 13.44
J 11.48 3.50
P 38.88 11.85
E 13.95 4.25
SA/Dspl 26 26
Dspl/L 131 131
   
   

Hull & Deck Construction

  • Hull and deck constructed of balsa-cored GRP sandwich with unidirectional and biaxial laminates. 
  • 10 year warranty against hull blisters. 
  • Bulkheads laminated to both hull and deck. Chain plates bolted to structural main bulkhead. 
  • Aluminum mast-step fastened to main bulkhead to support mast compression. 
  • Hull is reinforced with molded GRP stringers in keel sump and in bow sections. 
  • Deck with high traction non-skid molded.
  • Hull is molded white with an Awlgrip grey cove stripe.  
  • Deck is molded in single tone off-white.

Keel & Rudder

  • Low VCG Lead keel bolted and epoxy bonded to deep molded stub with sump.
  • High aspect balanced spade rudder of GRP foam sandwich.
  • Alloy rudder shaft with self-aligning bearings. 
  • Laminated wood tiller varnished with adjustable tiller extension.

Spars & Rigging

 

  • Aluminum performance mast and boom with two sets of swept spreaders. 
  • Continuous Dyform standing rigging with bottle screw adjusters. 
  • Headsail furling system.
  • Backstay with split bottom portion, adjustment tackle led to either side of cockpit. 
  • Reef pennant and mainsail clew outhaul led inside boom. 
  • Retractable carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit. 
  • Solid boom vang with integrated cascade purchase system
  • Complete running rigging package

 

Deck Hardware

  • Two self tailing 2-speed primary winches.
  • Two 2-speed halyard winches
  • Opening hatch of 500 mm x 500 mm for cabin ventilation and light. 
  • Jib car with 3:1 car controls lead to cleats on coach roof. 
  • Two SS handrails on top of coach roof. 
  • Mainsheet traveler with control line cleats mounted on cockpit sides. 
  • Mainsheet swivel base cam, with ratchet block and fine tune.
  • Triple rope clutch mounted on aft edge of coach roof for halyards and reef lines. 
  • Two line storage bags shipped loose. 
  • Cleats and fairlead blocks for backstay adjustment in cockpit P&S. 
  • Spinnaker sheet blocks mounted at fwd and aft end of cockpit P&S. 
  • Two SS stern pulpits, one SS bow pulpit  with double lifelines, stern light, SS stanchions each with reinforcing leg.
  • SS bow mooring cleat.
  • SS mooring cleats port and starboard. 
  • SS chain plates for shrouds, forestay and backstay. 
  • One opening cabin port on each side of coach roof.
  • Manually operated bilge pump operated from cockpit.
  • Two lock-in winch handles.
  • Bolts, screws and fittings are all made of stainless marine grade anodized alloy.

Auxiliary Power

 

  • 13 HP Volvo Sail drive engine.
  • Volvo Engine control panel in cockpit with spray shield.
  • Sound insulated engine compartment, ventilation pipes
  • Two-blade folding propeller.
  • 13 gallon fuel tank.

 

Systems
  • 12V 75AH battery
  • Master battery switch
  • Two main cabin reading lights 
  • One forward cabin reading light
  • 12V DC electrical control panel with 6 circuit breakers 
  • One set of navigation lights on bow and stern
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Grounding system for protection against lightning
Interior
  • Bulkheads and furniture covered in white Formica, white gel coat in moldings, 
  • for clean, low maintenance finish
  • Teak and holly stream flooring in main cabin
  • All interior finishing in white air dry gel coat  for low maintenance 

Forward Cabin

  • Double v-berth with two cushions and stowage underneath
  • GRP molded forepeak unit with marine WC on port and storage on starboard
  • Holding tank outboard of WC
  • Light and ventilation from 500 mm x 500 mm opening hatch in foredeck
  • Door in main cabin bulkhead for privacy from main cabin 

Main Cabin

  • Light and spacious main cabin area with two opening ports and large companionway hatch, port and starboard settees cushion covered in removable fabric, and settee seatbacks comprised of ergonomically molded in backrest
  • GRP galley molding with storage compartment
  • Galley sink with fresh water foot pump
  • Navigation area with storage
Notice

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice or obligation.  J/92s will be constructed with specifications in effect at time of construction.  J Boats reserves the right to periodically upgrade these specifications through additions, deletions and substitutions.        

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J/92s Reviews

“We sailed the J/92S at the Chicago NOOD Regatta two days after launching. Despite no practice and having only four crew, our boat handling was really good. It is amazing how easy it is to sail this boat. Jibing is a snap. We even got a first place in one of the races and ended up 3rd out of the 17 boat fleet. The boat is really cool and responsive.” Richie Stearns- STEARNS BOATING- Chicago, IL

“I absolutely love this boat. It feels good on all points of sail. It definitely reinforced my love of sprit boats. Just like a big J/80. Lots of fun!" Scott Spurlin- J/BOATS SOUTHWEST- Houston, TX

Hamble Winter Series- “The breeze was up to 12 knots at the start and built to 16 mid race. The fleet was made up of 13 J/109’s, 8 J/105’s a Max Fun 35 and the J/92S. We were sailing under IRC handicap in a bowsprit class in the Hamble Winter Series. In this wind strength we knew that the rest of the fleet (being all at least 4 feet longer) would be powered up, sailing upwind at hull speed and that we would be gagging for air. Coming off the line we found that we could hold our lane initially, however it was not long before a well sailed J/109 that had been boxed at the start, started to roll us to windward, it appeared that they were reaching over us, but upon closer inspection, as they disappeared around our bow, it became clear we were simply outpointing the rest of the fleet, albeit sailing slower.

The next leg was a broad reach, maybe 150 TWA, we set the 82sq m code 2 and advanced on the fleet, we sailed lower and faster and passed 5 or 6 boats on this three quarter mile leg. We wanted and secured a nice inside berth at the gybe mark and spun around on to a shy reach. The wind was now 125 true about 90 apparent. This was real high stability leg, the leading J/109 was way ahead sailing well, being closed down by the lead J/105. We expected that the J/105’s with their tremendous stability would step away from us here, certainly on the old 92 that would have been the case. In fact we found that we could maintain our lane as the windward boat and rolled over 3 or 4 J/105’s and J/109’s plus the much faster rated Max Fun. The final J/105 we rolled on this leg, had a crew of 8 guys and one girl, we were 3 guys and 3 girls on the 92S. Every time a gust came, a surge of the spin sheet with a little bow down, allowed us to burst forward.

Next was 2.5 mile beat, with the fleet beginning to spread and a free choice of lanes the fast acceleration and high pointing of the 92S, made tacking on all the shifts worthwhile. On this beat, the subsequent run and final shorter beat, we continued to reel in and pass more J/109’s and J/105’s. At the finish we were ahead on the water of 7 of the J 105’s and 7 of the J/109’s. Once the handicaps were calculated, the J/109’s were first and second, followed by the top J/105 and then the J/92S. Not a bad result for the smallest boat in the class!” Paul Heys, J-UK- England

The J/92s- Simple to Handle, Fun to Sail & Fast!

The J/92s is a high-performance, affordable 30 footer that is both manageable and comfortable for short-handed and family sailing as well as a fun boat on the race course.

The J/92s hull shares the design pedigree of the J/92, a past overall winner of Sailing World Magazine’s Boat-of-the-Year, and a successful design in its own right with over 170 boats built in Europe and North America. From the 92 platform, the J/92s has been optimized with a newly designed cockpit, deck, keel, rudder, and sail plan with non-overlapping headsails. The new masthead asymmetrical spinnaker is flown from a retractable carbon bow sprit for simple downwind sailing in complete control. The net result is a family-friendly boat with more stability, improved sailing comfort and a noticeable performance boost.

The J/92s has proven popular in Europe with one-design racing in England with strong fleets competing in renowned Solent events like the Warsash Spring Series, Cowes Week and Hamble Winter Series. On the continent, European sailing on 92s's have been strong in Sweden (part of the Match Race Center), The Netherlands and France-- particularly at La Rochelle Week and the famous Spi Ouest Regatta in La Trinite Sur Mer. Several J/92s's have been "turbo-charged" for the Swiss, German and Italian Lakes, with lighter, taller rigs to accommodate the frequent light-air racing they encounter at higher altitudes.

J/92s is an easy-to-own 30 footer that addresses the need for a mid-range sprit boat with inboard auxiliary and week-ending accommodations.

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