Monday, June 24, 2013

J/88 Family Speedster Update

J/88 one-design family speedster sailboat
(Newport, RI)- The next generation family-friendly speedster is rapidly taking shape at the production facility in Bristol, Rhode Island under the careful supervision of designer Alan Johnstone and CCF Composites.  Seen here with it's deck installed, the J/88 is on-track to launch by late June in time for the masses of sailors that flock to Newport to enjoy the spectacular 4th of July Independence Day celebrations on the water in front of New York YC's Harbour Court and the fireworks display off Fort Adams.

J/88 one-design family speedster sailboat cockpitThe J/88 one-design speedster has over two dozen boats going to European, American and New Zealand customers.  The anticipation has been very high in those areas where 28-32 foot performance sailboats have traditionally been most popular-- Northeast, Mid-Atlantic/ Chesapeake, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, West Coast, as well as the United Kingdom, Benelux, France, Germany and Scandinavia.  For those who can’t make it to Newport this summer, the J/88 will soon be “on tour” making the rounds at most of the major shows this fall including Newport, Southampton and Annapolis.  Over the next six months boats will be on their way to five different countries including New Zealand, UK, Germany, Canada and the USA; and within the USA to Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, Galveston Bay, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan (Chicago), Gulf of Maine, Marblehead, San Francisco and more.

For demo sails on this exciting new addition to the speedster family, please be sure to contact J/Boats ( ph# +1-401-846-8410 or contact your local J/Dealer to make arrangements to sail the J/88 in Newport.  For more J/88 sailboat information