J/95 restores an American yachting tradition, dating back to the 1800’s, of fast centerboarders that were as much at home navigating shoal inland waters as they were crossing oceans. Remember the Baltimore Clippers? As late as the 1960’s, centerboarders dominated offshore racing under the Cruising Club of America (CCA) Rating Rule. Carlton Mitchell’s Finisterre won the Bermuda Race an unprecedented 3 times. In the 50 years since, great strides have been made in hull design, lighter/stiffer rigs, high-tech sails and advancements in cored composite construction. J/95 combines the best of tradition with modern technology and is quality-built in the USA!
Share the joy closer to home.
For the first time, many sailors will be able to keep a good-looking boat in front of their homes. J/95 has the capability of broadening a day’s sailing range by 5-10 miles. That includes venturing safely outside of inlets into open water... even staying dry and comfortable when a 20-knot sea breeze kicks in. J/95’s large cockpit, the privacy of its enclosed marine head and the convenience of returning home under power if the wind dies, make picnic day sails more appealing to
family and friends. Sailing is at its best when the joy can be shared. J/95 has the versatility and the qualities to optimize your sailing experience over a longer season, closer to home.
It’s about time.
When you think of all the wonderful places to sail where the water is shallow, it’s surprising that a boat like this hasn’t come along earlier. While the new J/95 can expand one’s joy of sailing just about anywhere... it should be particularly welcomed on the many shoal water bays of Cape Cod, Great South Bay, Barnegat Bay, Chesapeake Bay, the Low Country of Georgia and the Carolinas, the Bahamas, Florida Keys, the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, Inland Lakes, and on the Estuaries of N. California and Pacific NW. As is the case with many family-friendly J Boats, don’t be surprised if J/95 one-design fleets begin to appear in a year or two.
Sailing's First Triple-Crown Winner.
Read more what these independent, professional reviewers had to say about J/95 and why this sailboat can provide you the ultimate in sailing freedom! See the Awards and more information in Article/ Reviews.