NEW J/88- Fast Family Daysailer & Racer

From the J design/build team that launched the J/70 and J/111, comes the NEW J/88, a 29’ mid-size family speedster with stability, style and sailing comfort. J/88 hits the sweet-spot in J Boat’s performance sprit range – large enough to provide the creature comforts of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, overnighting interior and head; and small enough to be single-point lifted, owner trailered and stored.

If sailing is having your cake and eating it too, then the J/88 is like ordering the whole dessert menu. Design highlights include a high-aspect, non-overlapping sail plan (no genoas) with a carbon fiber, double-spreader mast - deck stepped for easy rigging, tuning and keeping the main cabin dry.

The 6.5 ft fixed, low VCG keel with molded GRP finish is similar to the J/70’s, ensuring a fair, smooth foil for every boat.  The result is a ride that’s every bit as exciting as the J/88’s speedster siblings - fast and balanced upwind with planing performance downwind in moderate to fresh breezes.


Since J/88's successful launch in July 2013, it's clear she hits the "sweet spot" in the 28-32 ft sailing category.  J/88 has met with critical acclaim in the boating press, awarded the "Best Boat Under 30 Ft" in the 2014 SAILING WORLD Boat of the Year competition as well as receiving high marks from the SAIL Magazine Review team.  With 75+ boats ordered to date, J/88 is well on its way to making its mark in both offshore racing as well as local one-design racing fleets.

Learn more about the J/88 One-Design Class here.  And, join the J/88 Facebook page here.

J/88 Offshore Results Worldwide

Event/ Year Month Location Class Results
Valeur-Jensen Denmark Race Sep Stamford, CT PHRF 8 Class 1st Class, 1st Overall
Bi-State Race Sep Chicago, IL & St. Joseph, MI PHRF 4 Class 1st Class, 1st Overall
Chester Race Week Aug Chester, Nova Scotia PHRF A3 Class 3rd, 4th, 5th Class
Ida Lewis Distance Race Aug Newport, RI PHRF Youth Challenge 2nd Class
Buzzards Bay Regatta Aug Marion, MA PHRF 2 Class 5th Class
Verve Cup Offshore Aug Chicago, IL ORR Class 2 3rd Class
Santa Barbara- King Harbor Race Aug Santa Barbara, CA PHRF Sprit B Class 1st Class
J/88 Great Lakes Championship Aug Youngstown, NY One-Design SEAWEED, CRAZY EIGHTS, NIGHT OWL
J/Cup Regatta Jul Southampton, UK IRC Class 2 1st Class
Chicago Mackinac Race Jul Chicago, IL ORC Class 6 2nd Class, 13th Overall
Block Island Race Week Jul Block Island, RI PHRF 1 Class 3rd Class
Cleveland Race Week Jul Cleveland, OH PHRF D Class 1st Class
Round Island Race Jul Cowes, Isle of Wight, England IRC Class 1B 2nd, 10th Class
Chicago to Waukegan Offshore Race Jun Chicago, IL PHRF 4 Class 1st & 2nd Class, 1st & 2nd Overall
Chicago NOOD Regatta Jun Chicago, IL PHRF 2 Class 3rd Class
Hamble Winter Series Oct-Dec Hamble, England IRC Class 2 2nd Class