J111

Dimensions Foot/ Lbs Meter/ Kg
LOA 36.50 11.10
LWL 32.70 9.97
Beam 10.80 3.29
Standard Draft 7.20 2.19
Standard Ballast 3,515 1,594
Displacement 9,300 4,216
Engine 21 hp 21 hp
100% SA 663 61.6
I 48.37 14.74
ISP 51.40 15.67
J 13.85 4.22
P 45.17 13.77
E 14.50 4.42
SA/Dspl 24 24
Dspl/L 119 119

 

J/111 Specifications- June 1st, 2017
Hull & Deck Construction

Balsa core/biaxial E-glass vacuum infused hull laminate. Corecell/biaxial E-glass deck laminate. Engineered and built to current ISO and ABS structural standards.

White gel coat hull with single bootstripe.

Molded companionway slide-in seahood.

ORC size molded foredeck toe-rails.

GRP molded main structural bulkhead, bonded fore & aft on hull and deck with single opening to forepeak.

Fore/aft and transverse keel support beams.

Composite mast bearing beam with integral plate to secure mast step.

Keel & Rudder

High aspect two-metal racing keel with lead bulb and stainless fin, flange mounted to a covered hull recess.

Balanced high aspect rudder constructed using “E-glass” with custom carbon rudder shaft mounted in self aligning rudder bearing system.

60” wheel with grey leather cover recessed in molded cockpit wheel well.

Steering system including idler sheaves, 6.5” radial drive, needle bearing with integral wheel brake, and chain/wire cables.

Emergency tiller.

Spars & Rigging

Autoclaved carbon fiber mast with double set of tapered aluminum spreaders, backstay crane, flush shroud terminations, sheaves for main, 2 jib & 2 spinnaker halyards, vang and boom gooseneck fittings, steaming light, internal wiring conduit, pre-formed mast wedge kit. Mast/boom finished in black with contrasting white measurement bands. White finish optional.

Alloy 6061-T6 Boom with 12:1 internal outhaul, two mainsheet block bales, vang lug, three sheaves for reef lines and outhaul.

Nitronic 50 discontinuous rod standing rigging package including shrouds and forestay.

Calibrated shroud turnbuckles.

Dyneema DSK-78 Backstay.

Remote hydraulic backstay system mounted within reach of helmsman on front face of wheel pedestal.

Low-profile headsail furling system with control line aft to port side of cabin trunk.

Carbon fiber, retractable bow sprit with internal bearing system painted black.

Hall running rigging package.

Deck Hardware

46:1 self-tailing primary winches.

40:1 self-tailing cabin top winches.

(2) 10” winch handles.

Two winch handle holders.

Two-speed Mainsheet System with 6:1 rough tune purchase to swivel cam base & 24:1 fine tune purchase led to centerline ratchet cam.

4:1 Traveler System – led P&S.

6:1 Adjustable Jib Lead System.

Jib in-hauler hardware & 4:1 tackle P&S.

6:1 Cunningham system.

Blocks for spinnaker sheet and tack line.

Bow-sprit control system led internally to cockpit mounted cam cleat.

Mast base halyard blocks and Spinlock 4-sheave organizers P&S.

Halyard & tack line rope clutches.

Custom SS mast collar with pins for halyard blocks and halyard bale.

Stainless cabin top handrails P&S.

Tapered lifeline stanchions.

Double lifelines to meet ORC offshore regulations with 9” lower lifeline height.

Custom bow pulpit and dual corner stern rails with LED navigation lights.

Four 8” 4-bolt SS mooring cleats.

Four SS padeyes for cockpit spinnaker blocks.

Interior ventilation from two framed opening ports in sides of cabin trunk and offshore style forward skylight deck hatch above V-berth (option for two opening ports on aft cabin face).

Acrylic offshore drop-board with key lock and inside operable latch/unlatch.

Cockpit operated manual bilge pump.

Two 12"x 20" polypropylene mesh line bags.

Custom SS stemhead, shroud and backstay chainplates.

Auxiliary Power

Yanmar 3YM20 3 cylinder 4-stroke 21hp diesel engine with 60 amp alternator and SD 20 saildrive with 2-piece split zinc.

Yanmar engine instrument panel mounted in recess on cockpit wall near wheel

16 x 11 diameter geared folding prop.

Engine throttle control with neutral safety switch.

Systems

18-gallon fuel tank with baffles and inspection/clean out port.

12-gallon head holding tank.

Marine head with Y valve and deck pump-out access.

26-gallon water tank.

Manual fresh water foot pumps in head and galley.

90 amp deep-cycle, sealed AGM battery.

Three position battery switch.

Electrical panel w/circuit breakers.

LED Navigation lights to meet COLREGS.

Bonding system.

Six reading lights.

One adjustable nav light.

Two red/white LED dome lights

One fluorescent light in head.

Automatic bilge pump & panel switch for manual/auto operation.

Interior

Off-white low-maintenance bulkheads.

Molded engine box cover with 1” sound insulation.

Powder-coated aluminum companionway ladder w/teak treads.

Twin 6’9” quarter berths aft of the galley/nav area with storage below.

Main bulkhead privacy door.

Teak and holly style synthetic high-wear cabin flooring.

SS overhead handrails in main salon P&S.

Two Large acrylic fixed portlights.

6’4” settee berths with backrests (fold-up pilots optional).

Shelf outboard of settee berths with storage behind backrest cushions.

Nav Station/Office with full leg room, hinged-lid access to chart storage, outboard instrument panel and storage bin.

L-Galley with sink, faucet, fresh water foot pump, sink drain seacock, ice box with top opening, two-burner alcohol stove and storage cabinet outboard.

Head compartment with sink and outboard storage to port and large sail/tool storage bin to starboard.

Choice of nylon fabrics for interior cushions.

Options

Two tone deck.

1/2" Cove stripe to match boot stripe.

Additional 90 amp battery.

Opening ports on aft face of cabin house (2).

Cockpit dodger with side curtains.

Main cabin fold-up pilot berths.

Wide-opening lifeline gates (P and/or S).

Spar Package finished in white.

110 VAC Shore Power system with 30’ cord, 2 outlets, 20 amp battery charger, equipment leakage circuit interrupter (ELCI), and galvanic isolator.

DC Refrigeration (requires 2nd battery option).

Black Powder Coated Wheel, Stanchions and bow/stern rails.

Quattro Secondary Winches in lieu of standard.

LPG 2 burner cook top stove and cockpit LPG locker with 6lb tank, in lieu of standard.

Removable V-Berth with platform, cushions and two reading lights.

Varnished main cabin table with stainless base.

Fiberglass molded cockpit locker storage liners (2) installed in locker openings.

Comfort Group Package:

Cockpit seat and helmsman cushions (4 piece set); Sunbrella covered lifeline covers (4 piece set); mainsail cover in Sunbrella with J/111 Logo.

Interior Trim Package:

Varnished wood trim along top and bottom of main bulkhead (in salon area) and varnished wood main bulkhead door.

Systems Group Package:

Hot & Cold Pressure Water system; Cockpit Shower.

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

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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

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J/111 Sailing News

 
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week Preview
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Block Island Race Week Update
(Block Island, RI)- The Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, Connecticut and the Block Island Yacht Club have teamed up to co-host Block Island Race Week 2018. The event will feature five days of racing (2 per day) on Block Island Sound June 17th to the 22nd. In a “Bermuda Race” year, the event has always been much more laid back with a smaller fleet of boats.  Nevertheless, the camaraderie is proportionately greater as everyone seems to know everyone sailing in the regatta.  That quaintness, in fact, serves as its appeal for many...
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Sweden Midsummer Solo Challenge a Success!
(Stockholm, Sweden)- Without a doubt, Swedish offshore sailor and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Peter Gustafsson, is always thinking, always dreaming, always innovating, wondering how to do things better in business as well as indulging in his favorite pastime- sailing his J/111 BLUR.SE. Recently, Peter had yet another spasm of inspiration, commenting, “we have a crazy new side project, to start a solo archipelago race through Bohuslän. 125 nm with no rules.  We managed to fill 60 slots within 24 hours of announcing the race! 48 boats started, 15 finished (due to light winds and...
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J/111 KASHMIR- Chicago NOOD Champion Interview
(Chicago, IL)- Steve Henderson, Mike Mayer and Karl Brummel were partners in a J/105 many years ago, but when the J/111 came to the scene, they made the leap immediately and have since continued to be one of the best and most polished teams in the class. Much of the their success has little to do with speed—although they have plenty of it—but rather the chemistry of the squad and their collective focus on efficiency all the way around the racecourse.“It’s one of those things where we love each other and it’s worked out...
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Light and Variable NYYC 164th Annual Regatta
J/111 Dominates PHRF 2! J/Crews Sweep IRC 5!(Newport, RI)- The Annual Regatta is North America’s oldest annual sailing event. It was first run in 1845 on the Hudson River and has been sailed out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court, in Newport, RI, since 1988. The 164th edition offered buoy or navigator-course racing for one-designs and yachts sailing under IRC, ORR, CRF and PHRF handicap over the June 9th and 10th weekend.The regatta won’t be remembered as one of the more memorable ones over a century and a half.  A large immovable...
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Thrilling Chicago NOOD Regatta
J/111 KASHMIR Awarded Overall Regatta Win!(Chicago, IL)- The highly popular Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD Regatta was hosted by the Chicago YC, with sailing taking place on the fresh waters of Lake Michigan, off the spectacular Chicago city-front as their backdrop. The Chicago event is one of the biggest on the Helly Hansen Sailing World NOOD Regatta circuit.  This event included one-design classes for J/70s, J/105s, J/109s, J/111s, and J/88s. In addition, there was the North Sails Rally with ORR/PHRF divisions for a J/100, J/105, J/120, J/130, J/133, J/112E, and J/44. Of the 144...
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Block Island Race Week Preview
(Block Island, RI)- The Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, Connecticut and the Block Island Yacht Club have teamed up to co-host Block Island Race Week 2018. The event will feature five days of racing (2 per day) on Block Island Sound June 17th to the 22nd. In a “Bermuda Race” year, the event has always been much more laid back with a smaller fleet of boats.  Nevertheless, the camaraderie is proportionately greater as everyone seems to know everyone sailing in the regatta.  That quaintness, in fact, serves as its appeal for many...
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Cleveland Race Week Preview : 17-Jun-2018 2am
Cleveland Race Week Preview
(Cleveland, OH)- The highly-popular Cleveland Race Week starts this coming weekend on the waters of Lake Erie, hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club for both one-design and offshore yachts.  The event has three components to satisfy the desires of all the passionate sailors in the region.  Starting June 15th to 17th is the One-Design program for twenty-four J/Teams on J/22s, J/70s, and J/105s.  Then, on June 20th- Wednesday- there will be Women’s & Doublehanded racing for one day.  After that is the Offshore Regatta from June 23rd to 24th, with seventeen J’s...
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J/Women Win Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championship!
(Hamble, England)- The 10th Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship took place in the Solent on 2nd & 3rd of June 2018, hosted once again by the Hamble River Sailing Club.For the second year running twenty boats came to the start line, but they were bigger boats so a record number of 170 women sailors attended the 10th Anniversary event. As usual, the Friday night briefing contained a number of entertaining presentations. First was progress report on the "new" Maiden project. This was followed by Saskia Clark, tactician on the J/111 JOURNEYMAKER 11 for...
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Farallones Island Race Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- “The Big One” of the season for the offshore racing crowd on San Francisco Bay is now upon us- the fabled Farallones Island Race- fully-crewed teams.  San Francisco YC in Belvedere is hosting the event for the eighty-one entries.  At this stage, it looks like the sailors will be treated to a classic, epic race, with 15-25 kts from the WNW on Saturday.  With the start on an ebb-tide, the outgoing flows through the gate and over the “Potato Patch” will produce enormous breaking waves against the big breeze, challenging...
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