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J 112e Best Boats Winner Sail Magazine


J 112e Best Boats Winner Sail Magazine

The December issue of SAIL is just hitting the newsstands and we’re 
pleased to share that the J/112E was named the “Best Performance Boat 
Over 30ft.”  This follows up the November issue that featured the J/112E 
on the cover and an article about last summer’s Chicago-Mac Race. 
Here’s what the Best Boats judges wrote:

“The third in J/Boats’ “E” series, in which the “E” stands for elegance 
and evolution, you’d think the J/112E would know how to behave with a 
little more dignity.  During this past summer’s stormy Chicago to 
Mackinac race, though, the J/112E clocked boat speeds of 16-plus knots 
under spinnaker on its way to a second-place finish in its class.  Now 
is that any way for a self-respecting “family” sailboat, as J/Boats 
calls the J/112E, to be carrying on?

In all seriousness though, J/Boats knows that good all-around race boats 
are also good to their crews.  And the J/112E is very good to its crews, 
indeed, thanks to its easily driven hull, high-aspect underwater 
appendages, low center of gravity, long waterline and trademark 
ergonomically friendly cockpit.  The boat is equally slippery in light 
air, and thanks to its well-balanced rig, is perfectly happy sailing 
under main alone when, say, maneuvering through a crowded mooring field.

Belowdecks, the J/112E is well-laid-out, with settees that double as 
excellent sea berths, plenty of storage, a seagoing L-shaped galley and 
a little extra joiner work to make the saloon that much more warm and 
inviting.  There’s even a pair of hull windows to admit some additional 
ambient light.  Topsides, the boat features a springy sheer that, in 
addition to helping keep the foredeck a bit drier, makes it a real 
looker.  Don’t be fooled though.  When this “looker” is in the mood, she 
goes like a bat out of hell.”
Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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