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J88 is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by J/Boats and designed by Alan Johnstone. Her first hull was built in 2013 and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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J88 Sailboat Specifications​


Builder(s)J Boats Tillotson Pearson
Designer(s)Alan Johnstone
BrandJ Boats
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2013
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesKeel fin with bulb
HelmSingle tiller
RudderSingle rudder on amas with t-foils
CockpitOpen aft cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi fractional
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)1
Number of Head(s)1
Ballast Ratio0.38


Hull Length8.9 m / 29.2 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)8.18 m / 26.10 ft
Beam (width)2.9 m / 9.6 ft
Draft1.98 m / 6.6 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 2250 kg / 4960 lb
Ballast Weight850 kg / 1874 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.94 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)116
Ballast Ratio0.38
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement27.66 m²/T / 298 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement71.34 m²/T / 768 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionCarbon fiber mast and aluminum boom
Standing RiggingDyform
Upwind Sail Area47.5 m² / 511 ft²
Downwind Sail Area122.5 m² / 1319 ft²
Mainsail Area27.5 m² / 296 ft²
Genoa Area20 m² / 215 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power14 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity30 L / 7.9 gal

Below Deck

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