J/99 Speedster launched!

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After the Paris Boat Show in December, the brand new J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster was transported to the United Kingdom. The new J/99 was commissioned and launched by Hamble Yacht Services in Hamble, England over the holidays.

J/Boats and J/Composites are pleased to announce the lauch of new J/99, a 9.9 meter (32.6’) crew-friendly, offshore-capable speedster currently under development at J/Composites in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

J/99 #1 will be sailing on the Southampton Water and the Solent for the next few months. So far, her debut has impressed all those who have sailed her to date! She is a very powerful, fast boat upwind, according to Fred Bouvier from J/Composites in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. And, Paul Heys from J/U.K. remarked on her amazing turn of speed downwind under the big screaming yellow A2 asymmetric spinnaker shown here- hitting 11.7 kts on a reach in 18.9 kts of TWS while sailing as double-handed team; should be quick offshore!

Meanwhile, hull #2 splashed over the holidays in Brittany, France for some end-of-the-year sailing. To kick off 2019, the J/99 will be displayed at the Dusseldorf “boot” Show in Germany from January 19-27.