J/44 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/44. Built by J Boats and designed by Rod Johnstone, the boat was first built in 1989. It has a hull type of Fin w/spade rudder and LOA is 13.69. Its sail area/displacement ratio 21.28. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Yanmar, runs on Diesel.

J/44 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/44 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:13.69 m / 44.91 ft
Rigging Type:Masthead Sloop
Hull Type:Fin w/spade rudder
S.A. (reported):96.62 m2 / 1040.01 ft2
Draft (max):2.44 m / 8.01 ft
Displacement:9979 kg / 21999.90 lbs
Ballast:4082 kg / 8999.26 lbs
Ballast Type:Lead
Last Built:1993
Designers:Rod Johnstone
LWL:11.76 m / 38.58 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:26.03
Capsize Screening Formula:1.94

Rig And Sail Specs

I:18.44 m / 60.50 ft
S.A. Fore:16.31 m / 53.51 ft
E:5.91 m / 19.39 ft
S.A. Fore:48.34 m2 / 520.33 ft2
S.A. Main:48.21 m2 / 518.93 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)96.55 m2 / 1039.26 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:151 L / 39.89 gals


Water:454 L / 119.93 gals


Builders:J Boats
Designers:Rod Johnstone


Who designed the J/44?

J/44 was designed by Rod Johnstone.

Who builds J/44?

J/44 is built by J Boats.

When was J/44 first built?

J/44 was first built in 1989.

How long is J/44?

J/44 is 11.76 m in length.

What is mast height on J/44?

J/44 has a mast height of 16.31 m.

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