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2015 J Boats J/88

Alameda, California


Ventus was purchased new and built to race the 2016 Single Handed Transpac finishing a respectable 4th overall.

This boat has had no expense spared for this race, the level of detail is remarkable.

High End NKE electronics with autopilot technology taken from the mini single handers.

Hydrogrenerator for 100% power redundancy

Extensive offshore  sail inventory,

Redundant backups for safety, Second Autopilot,carbon parts galore to make the boat safer and easier to sail. 

If you are planning on doing short handed or single handed racing this package needs to be seen to be appreciated. 

The boat is turn key for another single handed or double handed adventure. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $144,900 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Ventus
Make: J Boats
Model: J/88
Year: 2015
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: CCFC
Designer: Al Johnstone
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
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 14hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers


Master Sailcal
Sail California


San Francisco
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 Inventory

All the Sails are from Doyle San Francisco

Carbon Stratis Mainsail with two Reefs, Class Sail Sizes

Carbon Stratis J2 Class Jib

Carbon Stratis J3 Class Jib

Heavy air Offshore #4

Code 0

A2 Spinnaker built to class size maximum

A2.5 Spinnaker, heavy air Runner

A3 Spinnaker built to Class size

Storm Jib

Storm Trisail



Rig Upgrades

Bobstay on the Pole

2:1 Custom Carbon end cap for the sprit

Carbon prod for outside jibes on the pole

All halyards, sheets and tackline upgraded

2:1 Main Halyard and extra roller bearing cars for the mainsail

All cars with custom pins for quick removal for the storm trisail



Deck Additions

Soft loops for outboard and inboard jacklines

Double clutches for both primary and secondary kite halyards

Extra hardware for 2 reefs

Outhaul,Cunningham and Vang lead to cockpit

Small Dodger/Hinges forward for letterbox douse of kite

Nav lights moved from bow pulpit to deck (prevents kite damage)

Custom storage system on headliner for dropboard

Micro loops for forward netting on deck


Masthead tricolor and windex light

Remote alternator switch in cockpit

Battery chargers for starter and house

Li Starting Battery

Li 75Ah house battery  with never die..........Lithionics OPE Li3

300 Watt, Watt & Sea Hydrogenerator with port/starboard mounting

The Hydrogenerator creates a completely independent charging system for all electric demands

Small backup Solar panel


Offshore Gear

Carbon canting bunk, can be mounted port or starboard

Synthetic lifelines




Handheld Radio with GPS/DSC

Toolkit with all spares (engine, rig, sail repair))

Custom Carbon emergenyc rudder/tiller  with cassette (connects to both autopilots)

Gimbaled mount for jetboil


NKE (Carbowand, High freq GPS, speedo, depth, wifi)

Vesper AIS transponder (with wifi)

NKE Autopilot and Octopus Drive (spare cable)

Pelagic tillerpilot

Windows Surface Pro with Expedition softward2 autopilot remotes and

2 crew transmitters

Iridium GO! Satellite hotspot with external antenna


Starboard storage system

Custom access panels and covers abover berths for extra storage

Snap covers for access to through hulls for offshore use, when life raft at mast base, one design doors for installation

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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