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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