J36

     
Dimensions ft/lb  m/kg
LOA 35.95 10.96
LWL 30.50 9.30
Beam 11.76 3.58
Standard Draft 6.60 2.01
Standard Ballast 4,600 2,087
Displacement 10,570 4,795
Diesel Aux. Engine 22.5 hp 22.5 hp
100% SA
740 68.70
I 44.21 13.47
J 14.00 4.27
P 47.00 14.32
E 15.00 4.57
SA/Dspl 25 25
Dspl/L 166 166
 
   
 

The Performance Racer-Cruiser the Family Can Enjoy

The J/36 was originally conceived and designed to compete without regards to any handicap rule that was popular in the 1970's and 1980's. It's primary goal was to have a fast, fun, enjoyable boat to sail that the family could enjoy.

Since then the J/36 has enjoyed success racing under the PHRF handicap system and the Caribbean Rating system. Today, J/36 rates quite favorably under PHRF (83 average) and IRC due to "old age allowances". Several owners have also converted their J/36s for cruising.

While the design concept of the J/36 is similar to J/Boats other successful "speedboats" (like the J/35) with low freeboard, wide decks for effective hiking, a high aspect fractional rig, low wetted surface, long effective sailing length for the rating, the shape is not precisely a scaled up version of either the J/24 or J/30.

 

Deck- Deck layout for the boat is simple yet efficient with a small cabin house and a large multi-level racing cockpit with mainsheet traveler that separates the helmsman from the crew. Steering is by tiller attached to a balanced rudder supported by Harken roller bearings.

Interior- The layout of the interior is functional with a V-berth, walk-thru head forward, proper settee berths in the main salon aft of a centralized galley. The 18hp diesel engine is located in the center of the boat, functioning as the main cabin table, too. There are quarterberths to both port and starboard. Pipe berths were offered above each of the main settee berths to accommodate crew for offshore distance races.

Rig- The J/36 has a double spreader fractional aluminum rig with a high aspect mainsail and overlapping headsails. Running rigging is Navtec rod with open body Navtec turnbuckles.

Introduced: 1981    Built to: Hull #55    Last Model Year: 1984

Sailing for Life in Better Sailboats

Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. It's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water with your sailboat is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or more family generations?  It's been said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart. How great is that?

What a Difference a J Makes

Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding a sailboat that fits you - whether you aspire to sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. There aren't many wooden or metal tennis rackets, skis or golf clubs in use anymore. That's because newer boat designs that perform better and are easier to use are MORE FUN!  A well designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or you can save time and take advantage of what we've learned and designed into every "J." We invite you to explore our site to learn more.

J/Sailing Gear For 2017

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J/Gear is fully customizable to your needs.  When you order, you can specify just about anything you wish, including boat name, boat type, yacht club, hailing port, etc.  Please be sure to visit our store here.

Upcoming Sailing Events

Jan 5-7- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Jan 19-21- J/Fest St Pete- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 9-11- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Feb 15-18- St Pete NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 17-18- SCYA Midwinter Regatta- Long Beach, CA
Feb 19- RORC Caribbean 600 Race- English Harbour, Antigua
Feb 23-25- J/70 Midwinters- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 1-4- Heineken St Maarten Regatta- Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Mar 7-10- Bacardi Cup J/70 Invitational- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 16-18- San Diego NOOD Regatta- San Diego, CA

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Elegance, Comfort & Style - NEW J/112E

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J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing

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A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer - J/88

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