J/9 Aces Sailing Test with Flying Colors

June 14, 2021 What a wonderful three weeks it’s been sailing the J/9 and discovering just how special this new design is. We’ve put it through the paces in a wide range of conditions – with 5-6 people relaxing in the cockpit on a mainsail-only bay cruise; with a crew of two (average age 73) […]

J Boat Country!

After a tumultuous couple of years our popular summer racing event, previously known as Whidbey Island Race Week, almost became Point Roberts Race week but was sidelined due to covid, is now fully set up and running in it’s new location, Anacortes, Washington June 21-25 – a full 5 days of racing in the San […]

J/9 Launched!

  It’s been an exciting week at J/Boats with the final preparations for launching J/9 hull #1, and then the launch itself at Stanley’s Boatyard in Barrington, Rhode Island. Under the watchful eye of designer Al Johnstone and in the presence of several larger J sister ships (including a J/100, J/112E, J/121 and J/133), the […]

J/9 January Update

January 19, 2021 – Hull #4 on order & available for a spring 2021 delivery The J/9 hull mold was recently completed at CCF Composites and is now being waxed in preparation for the molding of hull #1 next week. In the picture below, the contrasting boot stripe can be seen as well as the […]

Three Boats on Puget Sound!

J/99 #49 is now on order and arriving in Seattle this coming May, 2020.  Joining 2 other J/99’s, #49 will quickly jump in on our amazing point to point, mid distance and distance racing with her fellow adventure designs. The J/99 truly enables a sailor to do so many different things well, in comfort and […]


This is Beautiful, I love the Graphics, What an amazing boat, I love the cockpit layout, the paint job looks great, there is so much volume inside this boat, she is so pretty, she has everything I need to race or cruise, is that water ballast…and more.  These are the comments we’re getting right and […]

J/99 Awards Keep Sailing In!

The J/99 Wins! Voted Racing Yacht/Sportsboat of the Year for 2019 The All New J/99 went up against the Jeanneau Sunfast 3300, Fareast 19R, Dehler 30 OD, JPK10.30, Beneteau First 53 and took home the podium by popular vote for The British Yachting Awards 2019 winner! “The J/99 has proved an instant hit,” claims British […]

J/99 Debut in France

  J/99s Debut @ SPI Ouest France Regatta (La Trinite sur Mer, France)- April 2019, the Societe Nautique de La Trinite sur Mer hosted their annual SPI Ouest France Regatta.  The event was simply huge and, as anticipated prior to the regatta, the competition was fierce in certain classes in what was predominantly a very […]

Johnstone’s Delight

Uff Da!  This boat is gonna create more temptation in sailors minds then back when Jansson put herring in his favorite cheesy potato dish creating such a delight.  She’s been touted as a Market Disruptor by Seahorse Magazine and Versatile & Exciting by Yachting World as she sits proudly on their April 2019 magazine cover. […]

Market Disrupter?

Seahorse Magazine Reviews the J/99 The new J/99, built by J Composites in France, is J Boats’ answer to extensive customer demand for a smaller ‘adventure racer.’ True to this globally successful brand’s fundamental philosophy, it has an allround performance hull, rather than a boxy, hard-chined body with squat, Open-style stern sections like so many […]