October 20, 2009
Since announcing the J/111 on Thursday October 8th, we’ve had nearly 8,000 unique visitors to the J/111 page on the www.jboats.com website. The phone and email traffic is the busiest we’ve seen in years. Here are a few excerpts from recent emails:
“Congratulations on the preliminary drawings for the J111! Very exciting design. You have peaked my curiosity…” – Former J/105 owner who sails on a J/125.
“Yesterday I was positively surprised by the announcement of the J/111. As a J/105 single hander this boat is of much interest.” J/105 owner from Netherlands
“The J/111 is exactly what I have been looking for. She sounds perfect. Congratulations.” – J/80 owner from USA.
The dealership phones have also been ringing, and as of today we have dealer/client requests for the first six slots.
Delivery and Pricing We project that the first boats will splash next May/June. Production will ramp up quickly and eventually be able to reach one per week to meet the need. We are currently assembling the Bill of Materials and soliciting key suppliers with an aim to releasing preliminary pricing and specs within the next 30 days.
J/111 Info We will be updating the J/111 site with some of the information circulated with the recent dealer bulletin as well as new renderings when available.