You’ll see a J Boat at almost every big regatta in the UK, and it’s not hard to understand why. J Boats are easily controlled, forgiving and sea-kindly but at the same time they are incredibly exciting to sail and race. The advanced composite construction ensures that for their size, these boats are faster, lighter and stronger than their contemporaries.
While other manufacturers may sell more boats, J Boats have won the high-end, performance-oriented segment of the market. Theirs is the so-called racer/cruiser category: boats that perform well on the race course but which are comfortable and easy enough for the family to daysail or cruise or cross oceans or race short-handed.
Over the two decades Key Yachting have been selling J Boats, they have cultivated an enormous following of loyal owners. Now the J Boats brand is a household name, with one Cowes Week reporter commenting on their domination of Solent Waters. From the phenomenally successful J/70 to the IRC champion J/133, there is a J Boat for new sailors, sailing legends, families and everyone in between.