New boats: J/9

J9 6 Cockpit Sailing

Aug 12, 2021

Responding to a growing need for a more comfortable, simpler and easy-to-own daysailer, J/Boats has launched a sleek new 28 footer, the J/9”.

“With the J/9, we set out to reimagine how to make sailing easier, more relaxing and more inclusive,” said Jeff Johnstone of J/Boats. “This is a boat you can sail by yourself in just a few minutes, or bring along the whole gang with plenty of room to spare. Escaping to the water and enjoying shared family adventure has never been more important, and the J/9 is the perfect platform.”





  • J9 AerialA swim platform behind the cockpit allows walk-through boarding,
  • Auxiliary engine options: inboard diesel saildrive, inboard electric, or transom bracket for portable electric or 4-stroke gas outboard. 
  • Easy-access cockpit with deep, secure 8.4′ cockpit seats and backrests, self-draining cockpit and step-on transom for easy swim platform boarding.
  • Interior with main cabin seating, cooler, storage compartments, ventilation from two opening ports and skylight hatch, and a marine head system forward of the main bulkhead with privacy curtain and optional V-Berth package. 
  • To keep the cockpit clear there is no mainsheet traveler, instead there is a bridle.

J9The J9 is not a sportboat like a J70 or J88, it isn’t really a racer although like all Jboats of any size it is designed for sailing first and foremost. 

J/9 Dimensions












Standard Draft



Shoal Draft






100% SA



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