The J/112E is the newest addition to J/Boats' E Series of versatile performance sailing yachts. The E is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. Why settle for anything less than sailing where and when you want to in comfort, style and speed?
36 feet is a magic size in the J/Boats line-up. With a spacious two-cabin accommodation plan and a comfortable, ergonomic cockpit, the J/112E is as well suited for the annual cruise as she is sprinting to Mackinaw Island or short-handing through rough weather. Versatility in sailboat design means not only a sailboat that can do many things, but one that can do them across a wide range of conditions, both fair and adverse.
The J/112E redefines this concept in 36 feet with a spacious two cabin/aft head layout with 6'3 headroom that promises to be as comfortable in port as she is at sea. The varnished walnut joinerwork adds just the right proportion of classic, wood accents without taking away from the incredible sense of space.
The J/112E joins her sisterships, the J/97E and J/122E, as an exceptional upwind performer. Freeboard forward and topside flare help to keep the deck dry. A long waterline combined with a low vertical center of gravity results in a smooth, sea-kindly motion - more like that of a 40 footer. This efficient set-up provides ample sail power in light winds (while most others are motoring), and easy to down-shift options when the wind builds. J's are known for being able to sail well under mainsail alone, jib alone, and nearly any combination of mainsail and small jib.
Owners have been sailing their J's offshore for years and their enthusiastic feedback has fueled J/Boats' continuous pursuit of designing the world's most comfortable sailing boats. Comfort at sea means more than nice backrests (which by the way the J/112E has). Sailing comfort means sailing without stress - like having clear visibility from the helm station; easy access to vital sail controls to allow short-handed sailing; a smooth sea-kindly motion that's easier on the stomach; numerous handholds and foot braces both above and below decks for secure movement; and a highly maneuverable boat that is easy to dock or moor in tight places. Sailboats that inspire confidence (and reduce stress) inspire their owners to sail more. Maybe that's why J/ sailors spend so much time sailing.
Hull length 10.99 m
Waterline length 9.68 m
Maximum Beam 3.60 m
Draft 2.10 m
Sail area upwind with solent jib 65 m²
Asymetric spinnaker area 120 m²
Displacement 5125 kg