Effortless, Enjoyable Sailing
The J/45 is a true sailing yacht, designed and built for the sea by dedicated, life-long sailors. The J/Boats and J/Composites teams have collaborated to create a special design for discerning sailors seeking an exceptional sailing experience. The J/45’s feather-light touch on the helm and easy reach of the sail controls delivers pure enjoyment as you sail in perfect balance through the waves while everyone else aboard relaxes. The J/45 can be sailed solo, cruised by 2-3 couples or large family, and pleasure sailed or raced with room for the whole crew. This is an investment grade yacht that won’t require a professional crew to sail, handle or maintain.
- Make: J Boats
- Model: J/45
- Category: Sail
- Construction: Composite
- LOA: 45.46’
- LWL: 41.20’
- Beam: 13.95’
- Standard Draft: 7.6’
- Displacement: 22,900 lb
- 100% SA- Upwind 1,303
- Asymmetric Spinnaker Area: 1,938 sq ft
Diesel 75 hp
- Fresh Water: 100 gal
- Fuel: 55 gal
- Hull and Deck in infused E-glass with foam core
- Tapered, fractional carbon fiber mast with discontinuous rod rigging
- High density foam core inserts and reinforcement
- Aluminum boom with option for furling boom
- ISO NPG gelcoat with vinylester outer skin on hull
- Fixed carbon bowsprit w/ integral anchor roller (option for longer racing sprit)
- Structural engineering and construction to exceed Category A Offshore
- Forward owner's cabin with island berth and ensuite head with separate shower
- Low VCG 7.5' keel with faired/templated cast iron fin and lead bulb
- Single or twin aft cabins with standard aft head
- Adjustable helmsman platforms at each wheel
- Optional flip-down swim platform
Expand Your Bucket List With The New J/45
Comfort at Sea and at Anchor
The J/45’s sea-kindly motion and comfort is built-in. The combination of advanced composite construction, an easily-driven hull shape, and low center-of-gravity, results in the stability and smooth sailing motion normally reserved for larger yachts. Quality matters and the J/45 makes no compromise when it comes to critical components like the composite materials, keel, spars, winches, and deck hardware, that all contribute to a comfortable motion while sailing.
Comfort at sea is also a function of how much “effort” is exerted by the crew. With the J/45, the same main and jib combination that performs in 6 knots of wind can be “depowered” to perform in 20 knots – no sail change needed. This cuts crew work in half compared to constant sail-changing needed on heavier cruisers. The J/45’s exceptional light air sailing capability also means less engine time and a longer range between stops.
The same secure and protected cockpit at sea then transforms into the social center while at anchor – comfortable seats with back rests, large cockpit table, and easy swimming access off the transom. A large companionway dodger connected to an aft bimini provides protection from the elements.