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J Boats Grand Prix—the All Conquering Version of The J112E

12th December 2019
The J112E surfing downwind The J112E surfing downwind

The J112E has been one of the most successful models of the J Boat range since its introduction a couple of seasons ago, providing the perfect combination of a luxurious interior with top-level racing performance.

The design brief of the J112E was dual purpose, not to be extreme in any way, so as to have a boat that performs well in all conditions, upwind, downwind, and reaching in all wind strengths, with a comfortable interior for cruising.

J122E InteriorJ112E Interior

In 2018, the J112E was both Class winner at the IRC Europeans in Cowes, and she also won the overall event title. She then went onto the IRC/ORC worlds in Holland and won her class again. J112Es top their class at Spi Ouest regatta and Cowes Week in the same year. All of this in a yacht with a well-appointed interior.

Fast forward to 2019 and a J112E won her class at the ORC Europeans in Sweden. At Cowes Week, J112Es came first, second and fourth in their class.

The Grand Prix version boasts the most important racing upgrades from these top achieving J112E winners, including:

  • Special IRC upgraded fin keel
  • High Modulus Carbon mast
  • The option of a symmetrical spinnaker set-up, with a pole, instead of an asymmetrical set up with a sprit
  • Some weight saving on the interior, while still keeping the luxurious finishes
  • Flush underwater skin fittings
  • Upgraded running rigging specifications

J boats are now offering this package at a special extra price that is significantly less than all these extras would normally amount to.

J112 upwindThe J112E J Lance

The J112E will be on display at the Dusseldorf boat show in January, alongside the J99 and J70. Irish Agent, Mark Mansfield, will be in attendance for the full show.

 To arrange your priority viewing of any of these proven performers contact Mark Mansfield at mobile: 087 2506838 or email: [email protected]

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. More on Mark here

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