When your home is near the water, J/105 may be your ideal sailboat. Count up the number of nights spent sleeping aboard and compare that to the number of picnic sails when you would have liked a larger, more comfortable cockpit. J/105 is the answer. Her large cockpit combined with simple 4-5 berth week-ending layout results in two significant owner benefits: (1) A savings of $50,000 in little-used furniture, systems and cabinetry needed for extended cruising, and (2) A boat that’s easier to handle, more comfortable in waves and more fun to sail for its size. J/105 has the stability, rig and sail controls to handle 15-20 knot winds without the need of reefing. It has the strength and seaworthiness for ocean going passages.
Sailing World Magazine’s panel of experts selected J/105 as Boat-of-the-Year among racer-cruisers in 1992. Since then over 630 have been launched worldwide, fulfilling a variety of needs. Enthusiasm for this great boat continues to blossom with an active owner’s association and owner maintained web site to help you get the most from your boat. J/105 is the most successful modern one-design keelboat class over 30′ in the World. There are one-design starts in virtually every major sailing center across the US and several class starts across Europe. Single handed sailors have raced and cruised to Bermuda; an older couple is enjoys cruising in Maine and winning the Monhegan Race after giving up their Alden 54; and America’s Cup helmsman race for prize money around the country in a professional match racing circuit.
sail area 577 ft² w/100% jib
hull weight 7,750 lbs.
crew 1,045 lbs
# of boats built 665
active US fleets CA, MA, NY, LA, FL, OK, TX, ME, MD, NJ, CT, RI