This 2014 J/70 is a one-owner, fresh water boat that has always been dry sailed and lightly raced. The J/70 Speedster is J/Boats first ramp-launchable keel boat that was designed to fulfill the growing need for an easy-to-own, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, stable enough for the family, and built to last. A natural evolution of its J pedigree, the J/70's 22+ feet of sailing length with high aspect, all carbon rig and deep, lifting keel provides spirited, sport boat performance with stability normally found in a much larger boat. Includes a Triad trailer with the upgraded "Racers" frame and a Torqeedo electric outboard motor..
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The 11' long cockpit and moderate height boom in the J/70 allow easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, large cockpit floor mounted toe-rails for secure foot bracing and comfortable seat height and ergonomics makes J/70 one of the most comfortable small keel boats to helm. No need for hiking straps to keep you in the boat. Plus there are strict class limits on how to hike to make the boat less physical to sail.
With mandatory on-board jib/spinnaker sheet winches, a feather light responsive helm and confidence building stability, you can enjoy sailing with friends and family more often. Kids or seniors will feel as comfortable and in control steering or trimming sails, whether for day sailing or evening sunset races. The J/70 is both exciting and forgiving, and when you are ready to take it to the next competitive level, the competition at national events is second to none.
The small cabin below is a bonus in any small keel boat, and the J/70 cabin is just large enough to provide weather & sun protection, a place to nap and/or for personal privacy... essential to keeping the whole crew happy if spending a day on the water.
The J/70 one-design class rules provide for a 2.5 hp outboard engine (gas or electric). This means one can sail further away from home port without worrying about paddling home or hailing for a tow. Race Committees can start races on time and finish them later in the day without having to arrange tow boats.
The J/70 Speedster (22.75 feet) is J/Boats' first fully ramp-launchable, keelboat first launched in 2012. She was designed to fulfill a growing need for an easy-to-own, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, stable enough for the entire family, easy to tow behind the family vehicle, to rig in the parking lot, ramp launch and sail. Plus, J/70 is built to last.
Today, the J/70 worldwide fleet is over 1,500 boats strong, attracting some of the most talented sailors in the world and helping to spark growth of numerous sailing leagues across Europe. The Sailing World Overall Boat of the Year J/70 has taken the world by storm and future growth for this fantastic boat looks very bright, indeed! These days it is safe to say there is some J/70 event happening on almost any given weekend somewhere around the world!
The J/70 International Class Association is recognized by World Sailing with active fleets in 25 countries and over 1,500 boats worldwide. There are national, continental and world championship regattas, with strict class rules and measurements.
Triad trailer with G-5 disk brakes, tongue extension, LED light package, rear stabalizing jack, spare tire and mount, PVC guides, "Racer" re-enforced frame, keel crane holder, and tool box bracket.