J/97 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/97. Built by J Boats and designed by Rod Johnstone, the boat was first built in 2008. It has a hull type of Fin w/bulb & spade rudder and LOA is 9.61. Its sail area/displacement ratio 19.04. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Volvo, runs on Diesel.

J/97 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/97 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:9.61 m / 31.53 ft
Rigging Type:Fractional Sloop
Hull Type:Fin w/bulb & spade rudder
S.A. (reported):46.27 m2 / 498.05 ft2
Draft (max):1.92 m / 6.30 ft
Displacement:3901 kg / 8600.22 lbs
Ballast:1315 kg / 2899.08 lbs
Ballast Type:Lead
Designers:Rod Johnstone
LWL:8.11 m / 26.61 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:19.42
Capsize Screening Formula:2.15

Rig And Sail Specs

I:12.57 m / 41.24 ft
SPL/TPS:12.04 m / 39.50 ft
E:3.96 m / 12.99 ft
SPL/TPS:5.07 m / 16.63 ft
ISP:13.72 m / 45.01 ft
S.A. Fore:22.44 m2 / 241.54 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:49 L / 12.94 gals


Water:98 L / 25.89 gals


Builders:J Boats
Designers:Rod Johnstone


Who designed the J/97?

J/97 was designed by Rod Johnstone.

Who builds J/97?

J/97 is built by J Boats.

When was J/97 first built?

J/97 was first built in 2008.

How long is J/97?

J/97 is 8.11 m in length.

What is mast height on J/97?

J/97 has a mast height of 12.04 m.

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