J/70 Speedster Smoking Hot!

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J’s first ramp-launchable keelboat – the 22.75 ft J/70 Speedster- is ready to launch a deliciously hot fiesta of fun-in-the-sun.  It’s fine-entry bow and beautifully curving, flared hull shape ends in a powerful transom that simply defines speed, fun and control (sweet curves, eh!).  Speed on all points of sail- that J-trademark capability to sail equally as well upwind as well as fly off-the-wind.  J/70’s pedigree follows the new 111’s powerful all-around performance, with similar horsepower to weight and wetted surface ratios.  A Southern Spar all-carbon rig package (mast/spreaders, boom, sprit) ensure high performance and righting moments.

The J/70 master hull plug is finished and hull molding is underway.  The hull form was initially cut with an extremely precise 5-axis robotic milling machine and then faired and long-boarded to match hull fairing templates.  The master hull plug has been mirror-finished to millimeter tolerances, assuring sailors of strict, international one-design sailing.  The project timeline has two J/70’s sailing before the end of 2011.  Full production is expected to begin by January 2012 with the first shipments to North America and Europe arriving by late February/early March.  Due to overwhelmingly interest worldwide, plans are already in place to build additional tooling to assist with the ramp-up as well to fast-track a European start-up in 2012 for additional international sailing events.

J/70 is on-track to take the world by storm in 2012, a boat that is easy-to-sail, high performance and exciting to sail.  Yet, a stable enough sailboat for family and friends weekend and beer-can sailing. Most importantly, it’s built to last for high R.O.I. on your sailing dollar.


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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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