This is a rare find, a very lightly used and daysailed only J/111. Only sailed three or four times a year in Annapolis, this boat is like buying a J/111 only a season or two old at a big price incentive.
Pneumatic can be easily turned into a competitive racer with a few upgrades or left as a daysailor/weekender without all the wear and tear of seasons past.
Versatility = Success.
The J/111 is designed to be the best performing, easiest-to-sail boat of its size on the market, while offering the creature comforts needed (6' headroom) to satisfy the occasional overnight cruise.
J/111 accelerates up to speed in the slightest of puffs, thanks to a generous, high-aspect rig combined with a low wetted surface hull. Sailing efficiency is gained by maximizing the sail luff lengths and reducing foot lengths to create a balanced, non-overlapping sail plan.
When the wind and waves are up, J/111 pops up on a plane and delivers the dinghy-like, exhilarating rides that many modern designs struggle to do because of over-tweaking to handicap rules that encourage heavier, non-planing hull shapes.
Turning the corner to go sailing upwind, J/111's efficient hull form and low vertical center of gravity kick in to provide the sweet weatherly handling J's are known for.
Efficient, Comfortable Cockpit.
Sailors spend more time in the cockpit than anywhere else, and this is where the J/111 shines. There's comfortable seating (with backrests) for six, easy movement afoot with floor mounted traveler and well positioned foot braces, an open transom for easy boarding, and large 60” wheel so the driver can comfortably sit on the high or low side, on any point of sail, yet still see the telltales and waves. All principal controls are led aft and the driver can adjust the mainsheet, traveler and backstay from the helm position. An optional dodger is available to give the crew additional weather protection to extend the season.
Spacious Cruising Interior.
The J/111 has all the essentials below for comfortable overnights and short cruises. The main cabin features an open layout with L-shaped galley, forward facing nav station, a wet locker and two full length settee berths with option for additional fold-up sea-berths. Six can comfortably sit for dinner. Two spacious aft quarter berths are standard, as well as a private forward head and removable V-berth.
All sails are original and delivered new to the vessel in 2011:
North Sails Marathon 3DL main with dutchman system - used 44 times
North Sails Marathon 3DL light/medium jib - used 44 times
North Sails Marathon 3DL medium/heavy jib - never used
North Sails AP Spinnaker in sock - never used
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