J34



     
Dimensions ft/lb  m/kg
LOA 34.00 10.36
LWL 26.00 7.92
Beam 11.20 3.41
Standard Draft 6.20 1.89
Standard Ballast 3,400 1,542
Displacement 8,100 3,674
Diesel Aux. Engine 18 hp 18 hp
100% SA
505 46.93
I 44.00 13.41
J 12.60 3.84
P 38.00 11.58
E 12.00 3.66
SA/Dspl 20 20
Dspl/L 206 206

Fast, sleek & easy to sail... The J/34 IOR Racer

The J/34 was originally conceived and designed to compete under the IOR handicap rule that was popular in the 1970's and 1980's. This model fit into the "3/4 Ton" class of the day and was actively raced at IOR events up until the demise of the rule in the late 80's.

Since then the J/34 has enjoyed success racing under the PHRF handicap system with an average rating of approximately 114. Several owners have also converted their J34s for cruising.

While the design concept of the J/34 is similar to J/Boats other successful IOR design (the J/41) with low freeboard, wide decks for effective hiking, a high aspect masthead rig, low wetted surface, long effective sailing length for the rating, the shape is not precisely a scaled down version.

The stern is a bit wider for more power and the keel is closer in concept to the J/29 and J/35 with a low VCG for good stability and a more forgiving shape to reduce the incidence of stalling.

Deck- Deck layout for the boat is simple yet efficient with a small cabin house and a large single 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 Volvo engine is located just under the companionway ladder with quarterberths to both port and starboard. Pipe berths were offered above each of the main settee berths and quarter berths to accommodate crew for offshore distance races.

Rig- The J/34 has a double in-line spreader masthead aluminum rig with a high aspect mainsail and overlapping headsails. Running rigging is Navtec rod with open body Navtec turnbuckles. The spar package was built by Hall Spars of Bristol, RI.

Introduced: 1985     Built to: Hull #25     Last Model Year: 1987

Fast, sleek & easy to sail... The J/34 IOR Racer

The J/34 was originally conceived and designed to compete under the IOR handicap rule that was popular in the 1970's and 1980's. This model fit into the "3/4 Ton" class of the day and was actively raced at IOR events up until the demise of the rule in the late 80's.

Since then the J/34 has enjoyed success racing under the PHRF handicap system with an average rating of approximately 114. Several owners have also converted their J34s for cruising.

While the design concept of the J/34 is similar to J/Boats other successful IOR design (the J/41) with low freeboard, wide decks for effective hiking, a high aspect masthead rig, low wetted surface, long effective sailing length for the rating, the shape is not precisely a scaled down version.

The stern is a bit wider for more power and the keel is closer in concept to the J/29 and J/35 with a low VCG for good stability and a more forgiving shape to reduce the incidence of stalling.

Deck- Deck layout for the boat is simple yet efficient with a small cabin house and a large single 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 Volvo engine is located just under the companionway ladder with quarterberths to both port and starboard. Pipe berths were offered above each of the main settee berths and quarter berths to accommodate crew for offshore distance races.

Rig- The J/34 has a double in-line spreader masthead aluminum rig with a high aspect mainsail and overlapping headsails. Running rigging is Navtec rod with open body Navtec turnbuckles. The spar package was built by Hall Spars of Bristol, RI.

Introduced: 1985     Built to: Hull #25     Last Model Year: 1987

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.

Elegance, Comfort & Style - J/112E

J112E

J/112E is the newest “E” Series of sport-cruising yachts.  An Evolution of Elegant performance cruising design. This dual- purpose 36 footer has a spacious two-cabin layout and a roomy, comfortable,  cockpit.  Perfect for the annual club cruise, offshore racing or short-handed blue-water sailing.  Learn about J/112E here.

J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing

J/70

The J/70 speedster is a fun, fast, stable, 22 footer that can be towed behind a small SUV and ramped launched and rigged by two people.  J/70 sails upwind like much larger boats and off-the-wind she simply flies - planing fast in moderate winds. With 1,600+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear.Learn more about J/70 here.

J/121 Offshore Speedster for 5 or fewer Crew

J/121
The new J/121 is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or fewer crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. J/121 redefines offshore sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends - fulfilling the growing need to simplify life and reconnect with those you really want to sail with on a boat that’s pure magic to sail. Learn more about J/121 here.

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

J.88

The J/88 combines big boat feel with sportsboat-like acceleration.  Add a weekend interior, inboard head, engine and huge cockpit and you have a versatile 29 footer. Blistering upwind speed of 6.5 kts and trailblazing speed offshore means smiles all around as you collect both the silverware and priceless sailing memories. Learn more about J/88 here.

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.

J/99 - Offshore Shorthanded Speedster

J/99

The J/99 is the newest offshore speedster. It combines headroom and comfortable interior accommodation with the tiller-driven response of a sport boat. The sail and deck plan are optimized for easy handling with fewer crew. J/99 has garnered numerous awards; including British Yachting Awards- Performance Boat, SAIL Best Boats- Performance Boat, and SAILING WORLD Boat of the Year- Best Crossover Boat. Learn more about J/99 here.

J/Sailing Gear For 2020

JGear

Look great this season in J sailing apparel. Check out the comfortable and fashionable sailing clothing, tech shirts, polo shirts, sailing jackets and sailing hats at the J/Sailing Gear site. Also backpacks, totes, J battleflags and other fun items like half-model sailboats are available as gifts and trophies.Visit our store here.