J/36 Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of J/36. Built by J Boats and designed by Rod Johnstone, the boat was first built in 1981. It has a hull type of Fin w/spade rudder and LOA is 10.96. Its sail area/displacement ratio 22.07. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Yanmar, runs on Diesel.

J/36 has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about J/36 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:10.96 m / 35.96 ft
Rigging Type:Fractional Sloop
Hull Type:Fin w/spade rudder
S.A. (reported):61.5 m2 / 661.98 ft2
Draft (max):2.01 m / 6.59 ft
Displacement:4794 kg / 10568.95 lbs
Ballast:2087 kg / 4601.04 lbs
Ballast Type:Lead
Last Built:1984
Designers:Rod Johnstone
LWL:9.3 m / 30.51 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:19.08
Capsize Screening Formula:2.15

Rig And Sail Specs

I:13.48 m / 44.23 ft
S.A. Fore:14.33 m / 47.01 ft
E:4.57 m / 14.99 ft
S.A. Fore:28.75 m2 / 309.46 ft2
S.A. Main:32.75 m2 / 352.52 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)61.5 m2 / 661.98 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:76 L / 20.08 gals


Water:114 L / 30.12 gals


Builders:J Boats
Designers:Rod Johnstone


Who designed the J/36?

J/36 was designed by Rod Johnstone.

Who builds J/36?

J/36 is built by J Boats.

When was J/36 first built?

J/36 was first built in 1981.

How long is J/36?

J/36 is 9.3 m in length.

What is mast height on J/36?

J/36 has a mast height of 14.33 m.

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