Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Explore The Newport Boat Show!

(Newport, RI)-  the Newport International Sail Boat show runs from September 17th to 20th at the Newport Yachting Center along the downtown waterfront.  The boats are located along the water in the center of the show.  Featured will be new J/97E, the new J/88 Oceanvolt, and the new J/122E.

J/122E cruiser racer sailboatThe J/122E Performance Cruiser
The J/122 is probably the most successful 40-foot IRC racer of her generation, with fully crewed regatta successes in Europe, America, the West Indies and Australia. Recently, 122s were the Overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race and class winner of the 2014 Sevenstar RORC Round Britain & Ireland Race. She has also proven immensely popular with the single-handed and double-handed fraternity; an easily-driven hull and powerful yet manageable sailplan, allow the solo sailor to maintain race winning pace. Now, the J/122 has been given a new lease of life.

The J/122 Evolution benefits from a new interior and exterior design that is both refined and modern. These changes have been made in collaboration with the Roséo Design studio. 

J/122E cruiser racer sailboat interior Didier Le Moal, of J/Composites in France, said, “The J/122 no longer needs an introduction. It’s a boat that has proven its worth in terms of fast cruising and boasts a series of fine race victories. Its seaworthiness remains unsurpassed, but it seemed important for us to adapt the J/122 to the current climate.  Together with the Roséo Design firm, we’ve given the J/122 a thorough re-design inside and out. Now, the interior has an uncluttered, clean Scandinavian-like design, giving a more luxurious feel, along with a revised bathroom and navigation station, and the exterior now features hull port lights. The J/122E is quite simply more modern and is sure to fulfill the needs of an ever more demanding clientele”.

The J/88 Oceanvolt DaysailorJ/88 electrifying the Solent- sailing fast!
This J/88 is the first “green”, eco-friendly boat produced by the J/Design team.  Building upon the extraordinary versatility of the standard J/88, the two most significant enhancements are the self-tacking, roller-furling jib that has just one line led aft for very easy short-handed sail trim and the electric power system.  The inboard power features Oceanvolt's innovative, fully integrated SEA electric motor system (Silent Electric Autonomy).  As a result, you have silent power on-demand getting into and out of the harbor.  And, extended passage-making is possible using a combination of (i) the novel SolarCloth System from UK Sailmakers France, (ii) an array of Sunbeam Sunpower solar cells; and (iii) the ability for the Oceanvolt motor to use the strut-drive propeller for hydro-electric power generation to supply the high-performance Valence Technology battery bank.  Controlling the entire system is Victron Energy’s Blue Sea charge controller that is a state of the art remote diagnostic and service interface that lets you check your boat's status from anywhere in the world over the Internet!  

The J/97E Cruiser RacerJ/97E cruiser racer sailboat interior
Like its larger sistership, the J/122E, the new edition of the J/97 builds upon one of the most popular and successful offshore 32 footers on the European IRC circuit.  With the talented Roséo Design firm overlooking the transformation, the new J/97E features the enormous, comfortable J/111-style cockpit with a large 40” wheel for fingertip control.  Plus, the new interior design conveys the feeling of an extraordinarily wide, spacious living room with windows looking over the sea.

For more Newport Boat Show information