Boat Reviews

J/35

She's fast and she's fun--sailing is what this boat is all about. We like the J/35 a lot.

In design, the 35 looks like a typical Rod Johnstone boat, with short overhangs for a long waterline, relatively low and flat sheerline, a low cabin house, and a moderate well-balanced rig. Obviously, Johnstone knows something about the harmony between a boat's underbody and the water, but a large part of the boat's speed is also dependent on the light weight--10,500 pounds on a 30-foot waterline--as well as a good distribution of that weight.

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