Wednesday, September 4, 2013

J/88 Debuts Newport Sailboat Show

J/88 family speedster sailboat under spinnaker (Newport, RI)- The largest boat show in New England and the "kick off" to the Fall boat show season in America, the Newport International Boat Show, is committed to furthering recreational boating by providing skilled and novice boaters with more opportunities than ever to learn about and experience boating while attending the show.  The show takes place from September 12th to 15th at the Newport Yachting Center along Newport's downtown waterfront.  J/Boats display will be at Dock N, spaces O to E, along the harbor.

This year's show features the debut of the new J/88 family speedster, the next generation of fun sailing and weekending in the 28-33 foot category of performance cruiser/racers.  Recently launched in July, the J/88 has been well-received by experienced J sailors and the sailing industry press-- receiving many accolades for its spirited performance, light touch on the helm and extraordinary upwind and downwind speed.

In addition, the extraordinarily successful J/70 one-design will be on display along with the incredibly comfortable J/97 family cruiser-racer and the famous International J/111 one-design offshore speedster.

Furthermore, for the "Discover Sailing" program there will be an International J/80 One-design and the versatile J/95 shoal-performance cruiser available to introduce people to sailing.  Throughout the four-day event, Sail America’s Discover Sailing program will offer free 45-minute sailing sessions, run by experienced captains in Newport Harbor, for families or individuals to experience the wonderful sailing lifestyle.

Please be sure to contact your local J/Dealer for more show information, to schedule an appointment or even a test sail. Or, please contact J/Boats at ph# 401-846-8410 or email-   For more Newport International Boat Show information