The J/99 (32.6') does it all - combining great sailing performance and stability with below decks comfort in a boat that can be sailed by just one or two people. The deck layout and sail plan are optimized for easy handling, while the roomy cockpit accommodates 8+ for fun daysailing. Want to jump into the next adventure-style overnight race or cruise rally and can’t find crew? No problem. The J/99 will reward you with easy, high speed sailing whether solo, twin, or with the whole gang.
The J/99 has a versatile cockpit for both day-cruising and day-racing that can comfortably accommodate as many as 6. The deck layout has several optimized features including a floating jib lead system, 8:1 inhauler system, cockpit-led outhaul, cunningham, and double-ended boomvang. The 48:1 cascading backstay system leads to both sides of the cockpit. The two self-tailing primary winches are located within reach of the driver.
High Quality Composite Engineering & Construction: The J/99 exceeds ISO 12215 requirements for Category A offshore sailing. The hull and deck are built STRONG by J/Composites of France utilizing the SCRIMP resin-infusion molding process – a molding process proven to yield higher strength laminates for long lasting integrity in an environmentally friendly manner.
G+ Custom Mast Section
The J/99 mast is an all-new, custom engineered alloy section (anodized black) developed specifically for the J/99 by AG+ Spars of France. The unique integral mainsail track accommodates either luff cars or bolt rope. This innovation eliminates over 12 meters (40’) of fasteners and glue and allows engineers to take advantage of the increased stiffness the integral track geometry provides for final spar section calculations. A tapered top section and quality hardware result in a rig that delivers the best performance value.
Carbon Fiber Fixed Bow Sprit
The J/99 is the first J with a fixed carbon bowsprit. The sprit is easily removed by way of two bolts just aft of the stem, and is supported by a Dyneema bobstay to the bow. The primary benefits of a fixed bowsprit for offshore sailing are reduced weight in the bow and better protection against water intrusion.
Engineered Low VCG Keel
The low VCG (Vertical Center of Gravity) keel of the J/99 is a high-tech two-metal keel (draft of 1.9m/6.5’) comprised of an encapsulated cast iron fin with integral lead wedge bulb - a similar construction method as the J/112e and J/121. This keel provides the J/99 with exceptional stability.
- Great performance and stability
- Optimized for easy handling
- Roomy cockpit for 8+ people
- High quality composite engineering & construction
- AG+ Custom Mast
- L-shaped galley w/ stove, ice-box, and inboard sink w/ pressure water system
- Matching double aft cabins