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“Sabriel” is a well sorted J/88 which has been optimised for IRC racing, making her well equipped and ready to go on the Club Racing scene.
J/88’s are fun and fast to sail, either fully crewed or shorthanded. A lot of boat for the money, and even more performance per £ !!
PART EXCHANGE opportunities welcome through Sea Ventures.
Boat Name: SABRIEL
Builder: J-Composites, France
Designer: J/Boat Design / R. Johnstone
Engine: Volvo D1-13 12hp with saildrive
Location: Swanwick Marina
2022 IRC Rating: 1.016
LOA: 29 ft 2 in / 8.8m
LWL: 26 ft 8 in / 8.1m
Beam: 9 ft 5 in / 2.9m
Draft: 6 ft 5 in / 1.9m
Dry Weight: 2263 kgs
Ballast: 635 kgs
Engine and Systems
Volvo D1-13 12hp engine
2-blade feathering propeller
Engine regularly serviced
75 amp/hr standard battery
Second battery and box with changeover switch
Main – North 3Di Raw
J1 – North 3Di Raw (on tuff luff)
J2 – North 3Di Raw (on tuff luff)
Additional Competition Sails:
J3 Heavy Jib
Class Compliant A2 Spinnaker
IRC A2 Spinnaker
A5 Reaching Spinnaker
Note: Inventory also includes a significant number of additional sails in varying condition.
Running Rigging and Deck Gear
Bowsprit control line
Spinnaker tack line
Fine tune sheet
Mainsheet traveller control lines
Jib traveller control lines
Bowsprit stop line
Tiller with tiller extension
Emergency boarding ladder
Anchor and leaded warp
Upholstery for saloon cushions (Sunbrella Ardoise)
2 x settee berths in saloon
Open forepeak light weight layout version
Toilet with custom cover
Companionway washboard with custom bag
B&G Zeus Touch 7″ colour chart plotter
B&G speed/depth and wind sensors
3 x B&G Triton 20/20’s on mast bracket
Navicom RT550 AIS VHF
Manufacturers Brochure Description
Sailing Comfort with Speed to Burn
J/88 truly hits the sweet-spot in J Boats’ new generation of performance sprit boats. This mid-sized 29′ (8.8m) family speedster is fast, fun and stable with the security and comfort of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, overnighting interior and onboard head.
J/88 is all about the joy of sailing – the exhilarating feel of a boat that responds instantly to slight changes in trim and course. The joy of sailing a well-balanced boat upwind in a breeze and then hoisting the masthead A-sail and flying over the waves downwind, with only a few fingers lightly holding the tiller. When the wind dies to a whisper, the J/88 with its high aspect, non-overlapping sail plan (no genoas), has the sail power and low hull resistance to ghost along while other have to motor.
Handling the J/88 is a Breeze
The mainsail and furling jib can be deployed in minutes. All halyards and sheets lead to the cockpit, and the primary winches are within reach of the driver – so solo tacking is an option without need of a self-tacking system. When you’re ready for turbo-mode, the asymmetric spinnaker, flown from a retractable carbon bowsprit, can be hoisted, jibed and taken down by just a two person crew.
Performance and sailing comfort result from stability, and the J/88 is optimised where it counts to provide a smooth ride: a two-spreader, carbon fibre, deck-stepped mast and a 6.5′ (1.98m) fixed L-shaped keel with low VCG (vertical centre of gravity) lead bulb. This combined with a balanced, efficient hull form explains why the J/88 has such exceptional directional stability and control, even in challenging conditions.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer’s safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.