2019 J Boats J/80

To expand your sailing horizons with a modern sportboat in open waters outside protected harbors and lakes, there's only one choice: J/80. Sailing World magazine rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sportboats tested.Numbers highlight the reason: The 1440 lb. lead keel with bulb on the J/80 weighs nearly the same as the leading competitor's entire boat. No question. The most important standard when it comes to a forgiving design, family sailing fun and sailing in open waters is stability. Now these assessments have become official.

Basic Boat Info

Make: J Boats
Model: J/80
Year: 2019
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 26'3 ft
Length Overall: 26'3 ft
Waterline Length: 22 ft
Beam: 8'3 ft
Max Draft: 4'9 ft
Displacement: 2,900 lb
Cabin Headroom: 5 ft
Dry Weight: 2,900 lb
Ballast: 1,400 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Type: Outboard 4 Stroke


Boat Class: Racers
Sail Area

I : 31.42 ft
J : 9.33 ft
P : 30.00 ft
E : 12.33 ft
Working Sail Area : 338.00 sq ft
Spars and Standing Rigging
  • Sparcraft Mast and boom in anodized light alloy.
  • Custom, carbon fiber bowsprit.
  • Harken unit 00 AL roller furling on head stay.
  • Two pairs of spreaders swept aft 20 degrees.
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging with turnbuckle adjusters.
  • Backstay with adjustment tackle led to either side of the cockpit.
  • Reef pennants and mainsail clew outhaul (6:1) led inside boom.
  • Retractable, clearcoat carbon bowsprit, controlled from cockpit.
  • Mainsheet and ball bearing blocks.
  • Boomvang line with blocks.
  • Two jib sheets.
  • One Dyneema main halyard (no shackle).
  • One Dyneema jib halyard (no shackle).
  • One spinnaker halyard with snap shackle.
  • Two spinnaker sheets with ball bearing blocks ratchet.
  • One spinnaker tack line.
Additional Description
  • Removable, synthetic teak and holly cabin sole.
  • Molded settee berths with access to storage below.
  • Large forward V-berth platform with two access panels above mast step, and instrument thruhull area with inspection port.
  • Large and removable molded step permitting an outboard engine and cooler to be stored aft.
  • Crane lifting bar integral to keel bolt system.
  • Interior reading light.
  • 4 Breaker electrical panel
  • Battery box with straps
Additional Description
  • J/Europe constructed hull and deck of GRP balsa sandwich, additional reinforcing is by way of unidirectional and bidirectional laminate.
  • The resin vinylester and ISO NPG gelcoat of the hull are guaranteed for 5 years against the occurrence of osmosis. The bulkheads absorb the loads of the shrouds and mast compression.
  • The mast step loads are spread through an aluminum frame fastened to the main bulkhead.
  • The keel is fabricated from lead and antimony. It is faired with an epoxy finish. The keel is secured by way of stainless steel bolts to an integral hull sump
  • The hull is reinforced by various molded stringers.
  • Reinforced polyester rudder on transom with stainless steel fitting.
  • Low transom suitable for direct mounting of a 3 or 4 hp outboard.
  • Bolts, screws and fitting are all made of stainless steel, marine grade anodized.
Additional Description
  • Large modern cockpit with molded foot braces on centerline.
  • Stainless steel forestay attachment plate.
  • Stainless steel pulpit single lifeline.
  • ?U? bolt on the foredeck.
  • Stainless steel chain plates for cap shrouds, lower, shrouds and backstay.
  • Opening hatch (420 x 420 mm) mounted on cabin trunk forward of mast.
  • Two clear anodized jib T tracks with cars.
  • Swivel mounted, boomvang (12:1) jamming cleats, on each side of the coach roof.
  • Mainsheet traveler with coaming mounted (3:1) control line, cleats.
  • Swivel mounted mainsheet (5:1) jamming cleat and ratchet block on cockpit sole.
  • Jamming cleats and feed blocks for backstay adjustment (4:1) led forward in cockpit to port and starboard.
  • Internal spinnaker bowsprit launching line aft through fairleads inside the cabin to exit the aft face of the cabin trunk to a cam cleat.
  • Bullseye fairleads to lead roller furler control line (port with cam cleat) and tack line (stbd) aft to cockpit side mounted clutch.
  • Two halyard storage bags mounted in cockpit.
  • One winch handle pocket mounted in cockpit
  • Laminated wood tiller, varnished, tiller extension.
  • Spinnaker sheet blocks at aft and forward end of the cockpit.
  • Two stern pulpits of stainless steel single lifelines.
  • One fixed cabin window on each side of coach roof.
  • GRP main sliding hatch with Plexiglas one piece offshore drop board.
  • One manual Bilge pump operated from cockpit.
  • One winch handle.
  • Non slip finish to all horizontal deck surfaces in white.
  • Molded Toe-rail forward.
  • Bow and stern running lights

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