Model J/97E
Year Introduced in 2009
LOA 31.53′
LWL 26.60′
Beam 11.00′
Draft 6.30′
Disp 8,600lbs
Engine 20hp
designer Alan Johnstone


The J/97E is one of the J/Boats’ “E” Series of versatile performance sailing yachts. The “E” is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. Why settle for anything less than sailing where and when you want to in comfort, style and speed?  This may be your perfect 31 footer!

Across the Atlantic another new J/Boat is under development for debut at the 2008 Paris Boatshow. The J/97 (31.6′) is the first J in over two decades under 32′ to combine 6′ headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97 promises to be one of J Boats’ most versatile designs yet under 35′ to fit the needs of today’s sailing families, both young and old alike. More info for the new J/97 is posted here and we’ll have more to share at the boatshow as well.

With fuel prices through the roof and the unused family motor boat becoming more like a permanent extension of the dock, now is a great time to go J/sailing!

J/97e BLOG PAGES (reviews and videos)