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Overall length 9.61 m

Hull length 9.61 m

Waterline length 8.10 m

Maximum Beam 3.35 m

Draft 1.90 m

Upwind sailing area 47 m²

Asymetric spinnaker area 90 m²

Displacement 3750 kg

Ballast weight 1350 kg

CE approval A Category


For months, Johnstone family and the brains from the Vendee area company "J Composites" have worked on the J 97 draws.
The brand recurring theme is respected with, above all, an approach for the pleasure of navigating with family, for 1 day, for a cruise or for a race, without forgetting the water performances.
With less than 32 foots, 1.80 meters headroom, very comfy cruise fittings, an asymmetric spinnaker easy to set, a sail plan without overlapping, the J 97 is definitely a polyvalent boat.
The cockpit is equipped with full seats that hold your back in position. A tiller and the retractable bowsprit with the asymmetric spinnaker allow the biggest performances without requiring a large and skilled crew.
The VCG deep keel permits a perfect stability upwind. The inside fittings are achieved to navigate comfortably with 1 or 2 couples, here is the composition: a saloon with 2 sofas, the kitchen and the chart table, 5 berths including an aft cabin. A large storage astern is reachable from the cockpit.
The J 97 is the start of the J cruise/race range. It follows the J 122 and J 109.

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