J Boats J/9


J/Boats has made their mark on the daysailor market once again with the new 28’ J/9. Easy to own and fun to sail, the proportions of the /9 are perfect for an afternoon on the water with friends, a solo sail around the bay, or an evening of beercan racing. But don’t take our word for it – come see for yourself with a sea trial in Newport! Sailing is believing, so contact me to get your test sail on the schedule.

McMichael has one J/9 available for July delivery, and the remaining slots for spring 2022 are filling up fast, so reserve yours today!

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J Boats J/9
J Boats J/9
J Boats J/9
J Boats J/9
J Boats J/9


  • Hull and deck molded with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass fabrics and Corecell foam for optimal strength to weight ratio. High density core inserts used in way of highly loaded hardware.
  • White gelcoat hull with single boot stripe.
  • 10 year transferable warranty against osmotic hull blistering, 5 year structural warranty.
  • White gelcoat deck with molded non-skid on horizontal deck surfaces.
  • High strength, inward turning and overlapping hull to deck joint.
  • Molded ISO/ORC height foredeck toe-rails on foredeck.
  • Large self-draining cockpit with wrap-around seating and angled backrests.
  • Two large cockpit seat storage lockers.
  • Swim platform with transom boarding access and optional fold-up swim ladder.
  • Molded, structural transverse keel support beams.
  • 4.9’ draft low VCG lead keel bonded and bolted to keel sump. Option for 3.9’ draft keel.
Steering System
  • High aspect, balanced spade rudder mounted in self-aligning, low friction rudder bearings.
  • Custom laminated, varnished, curved tiller.
  • Spinlock adjustable tiller extension with handle.
  • One AGM Group 27 battery.
  • 12V DC On/Off battery switch.
  • 12V DC electrical distribution panel w/ 4 circuit breakers.
  • LED navigation lights.
  • UL approved stranded, tinned copper ABYC color-coded wiring.
  • Bonding system to meet ABYC regulations.
  • Two swiveling LED reading lights in main cabin.
  • Two red/white dome lights.
  • Automatic electric bilge pump and panel switch for manual operation.
Deck Hardware
  • SS fabricated chainplates for shrouds.
  • Foredeck skylight hatch mounted on cabin house forward of mast.
  • Two opening portlights on cabin house sides.
  • Companionway opening with molded seahood and slider.
  • Acrylic offshore removable dropboard with inside/outside lockable hasp.
  • Two 2-Speed Harken 35:1 self-tailing winches on cabin top.
  • Two 10″ lock-in winch handles with winch handle pockets.
  • Two fixed jib tracks on cabin top with plunger-style jib cars. Option for self-tacking jib system.
  • 5:1 Harken mainsheet system leading to boom-mounted ratchet block/cam near the tiller.
  • Adjustable backstay system with control lines led to the cockpit.
  • Harken jib furling system with control line led to cockpit
  • Halyard lead blocks mounted at mast base, halyard organizers and Spinlock double rope clutches one per side.
  • Stainless bow rail, stanchions and stern rails with single 20” height lifeline, starboard boarding gate and transom gate.
  • Foredeck and transom mooring cleats (4).
  • Cockpit operated manual bilge pump operable from the helm.
Spars & Rigging
  • Tapered, fractional, keel-stepped Sparcraft aluminum mast with single sweptback spreaders attached with stainless thru-bar. Mast includes halyard sheaves, fittings for boom and boom vang attachments, masthead crane, shroud termination points and a steaming light. Spars are anodized and powder-coated white.
  • Aluminum boom with 8:1 outhaul, mainsheet attachment points, sheaves for the outhaul and reef line, and lazy jack terminations.
  • Standing rigging: 1×19 wire forestay & side rigging with adjustable open-body turnbuckles. Soft Dyneema backstay.
  • Running rigging package including main halyard, jib halyard, main sheet, two jib sheets, reef line, furler line, lazy jacks.
  • Main cabin with full length settee berth and removable backrest to port, double seat to starboard, storage compartments outboard and below the berth/seats.
  • Choice of Sunbrella fabrics for 3″ standard main salon cushions.
  • Teak and holly synthetic high-wear cabin sole in main cabin with centerline access to bilge.
  • 48 Quart Igloo cooler.
  • Angled companionway steps with nonskid treads.
  • Molded V-berth supports (Option for V-berth platform & cushions).
  • Head platform with Raritan PH-II WC, TP holder, holding tank and deck pump out fitting.
  • Centerline storage aft of companionway (or engine compartment and systems w/inboard engine option).
  • Air-dry gelcoat finish on interior hull & deck surfaces.
  • Two-tone deck.
  • Additional Opening portlights (2) on aft face of cabin.
  • Self-tacking jib system with athwartships track with jib sheet led aft to cockpit.
  • Sail-Away Starter Package – North Nordac mainsail and jib (choice of either 104% jib or 90% self-tacking jib); B&G Triton2 speed/depth instrument package; sprayed anti-foul bottom finish with barrier coat.
  • Code Zero/A-Sail Deck Package – fixed carbon bowsprit with tack line, two spinnaker sheets, halyard, and turning blocks to lead the sheet tails to the cabin top winches.
  • 110V 30amp Shorepower system with shore cord and AC panel one interior 110V outlet & battery charger.
  • V-Berth package with platform, two cushions and two swiveling reading lights.
  • Outboard bracket
  • Electric inboard engine with pod-drive and cockpit operated controller.
  • Inboard diesel engine (Yanmar 2YM15) with Saildrive and two-blade folding prop.
  • Flexiteek synthetic cockpit floor and swim platform surfaces.
  • Retractable/folding swim ladder.
  • Comfort Group – mainsail cover and tiller cover in matching Sunbrella, and 2” cockpit cushions in white vinyl.
  • Cockpit dodger with side curtains.
NOTICE: Specifications are subject to change prior to delivery due to deletions, additions or revisions in quantities, brand or design at the sole discretion of J/Boats, Inc. Newport, RI