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2014 J Boats J/88

Alameda, California


Benny is one of the nicest race ready J/88's you will find on the market. The boat was meticulously prepared for the Big Boat Series in San Francisco ultimately ending up third in class. The boat has had nothing spared to make her race ready. 

A full set of B&G instruments along with a set of fresh sails and a trailer make her road ready for any regatta. 

The boat has had all the go fast tricks, cross sheeting blocks, removable Bob Stay, upgraded backstay, lots of extras for efficient One Design Racing. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $104,900
Boat Name: Benny
Make: J Boats
Model: J/88
Year: 2014
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 29'2 ft
Length Overall: 29 ft
Waterline Length: 26'10 ft
Beam: 9'6 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 2,900 lb
Dry Weight: 4,990 lb
Ballast: 1,400 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 14hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Aluminum, Folding


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers


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1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501

Manufacturer Provided Description

The J/88 is a 29’ mid-size family speedster with stability, style and sailing comfort. J/88 hits the sweet-spot in J Boat’s performance range – large enough to provide the creature comforts of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, overnighting interior and head; and small enough to be single-point lifted, owner trailered and stored.  Design highlights include a high-aspect, non-overlapping sail plan (no genoas) with a carbon fiber, double-spreader mast - deck stepped for easy rigging, tuning and keeping the main cabin dry.

The 6.5 ft fixed, low VCG keel with molded GRP finish is similar to the J/70’s, ensuring a fair, smooth foil for every boat.  The result will be a ride that’s every bit as exciting as the J/88’s speedster siblings - fast and balanced upwind with planing performance downwind in moderate to fresh breezes.

Sail Area

100% Sail Area : 439.00 sq ft


B&G Triton system with 2 mast displays


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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Norman Davant



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