J Boats Brokerage

J Boats For Sale

Some of these listings may be centrally listed with another broker, and are offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients. It is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Yacht Info
2002 J Boats53'
2002 J Boats
$490,000
2000 J Boats46'
2000 J Boats
$299,850
2001 J Boats46'
2001 J Boats
$285,000
1990 J Boats44'
1990 J Boats
$150,000
1989 J Boats44'
1989 J Boats
$175,000
1992 J Boats44'
1992 J Boats
$135,000
J Boats J/13043'
J Boats J/130
$159,900
1994 J Boats43'
1994 J Boats
$159,900
2012 J Boats42'
2012 J Boats
$229,000
1997 J Boats42'
1997 J Boats
$129,000
1999 J Boats42'
1999 J Boats
$114,000
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$165,000
1999 J Boats40'
1999 J Boats
$149,000
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$144,000
2008 J Boats40'
2008 J Boats
$275,000
2001 J Boats40'
2001 J Boats
$142,500
1996 J Boats40'
1996 J Boats
$119,000
2007 J Boats40'
2007 J Boats
$259,000
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$114,500
2003 J Boats38'
2003 J Boats
$134,000

J-Boats

ABOUT J-BOATS

J/Boats: Sailing to Success

The story of J/Boats is a classic entrepreneurial tale: With a $20,000 investment, and a speedy 24-foot sailboat that Rod Johnstone built in his garage, Rod & his brother Bob Johnstone went into business. That was 1977. Now, that boat (the J/24), has become the most popular recreational offshore keelboat in the world.

The Johnstone family has made an undeniable mark on the sailing world. In addition to the 5,400 J/24s cruising the waves, there are over 7,000 more J/Boats, ranging from the International J/22 to the J/65, that sailing enthusiasts have bought at prices ranging from $10,000 to $2,000,000.

While other manufacturers may sell more boats, the Johnstones have won the high-end, performance-oriented segment of the market. Theirs is the so-called racer/cruiser category: boats that perform well on the race course but which are comfortable and easy enough for the family to day-sail and cruise. It is with knowledgeable, experienced sailors that the Johnstones have done best.

The story begins in 1975. Rod, then an ad salesman for the sailing trade magazine, Soundings, and an active one-design sailor decided to build a sailboat he had been designing since completing a Westlawn School of Yacht Design correspondence course in the 60’s. With $400-worth of fiberglass and wood, some rigging and hardware left over from a Soling of Bob’s, he built the 24′ x 9′ wide RAGTIME on weekends in his 3 car garage at his home in Stonington, Connecticut. During the summer of 1976, with an all family crew aboard, RAGTIME beat everything in sight. Rod realized he had created something special.

Enter Everett Pearson, the owner of Tillotson Pearson, Inc, a highly respected boat builder in Warren Rhode Island. He was quite taken with Rod’s design and agreed to produce the boat on spec in return for the U.S. building rights. Display ads in Soundings got the word out. That winter they set up a makeshift factory in an old textile mill in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts, and began producing J/24s.

Enter the marketing experience of brother Bob, a vice president of marketing at AMF/Alcort (the makers of Sunfish sailboats at the time). He saw the potential in the boat Rod had designed. From 1975 to 1977, Bob had helped to take Alcort from the red into the black, and then began trying to convince AMF to start producing a boat similar to the J/24. But, he says, in spite of overwhelming market research results showing 50% purchase intent in a boat like the J/24 , AMF really didn’t care anything about gaining share of market or investing any more in sailing. So, in February of 1977, at age 43, Bob left AMF and threw in his lot with J/Boats.

With Rod contributing the design and his prototype ‘Ragtime’ and Bob investing $20,000 to cover start-up costs, office space, and advertising, their 50-50 partnership was launched. Hoping to sell 50 J/24s that first year, they sold 75 in 1977. The business has grown significantly since; each successive year marks unique achievements in the sport and industry.

The next generation of Johnstones has been at the helm since 1988, while founders Rod and Bob continue to contribute in the areas of their strength, design and marketing. Since 1992, Jeff (President) & Alan (Chief Designer) have managed company operations & sales from J/Boats Headquarters in Newport, RI while a total of four of Bob & Rod’s sons (Jeff, Alan, Stu and Drake) serve on J/Boats, Inc. Board of Director

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Sailboats


Some of these listings may be centrally listed with another broker, and are offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients. It is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Yacht Info
2011 Shannon60'
2011 Shannon
$1,100,000
1997 Hinckley / Alden60'
1997 Hinckley / Alden
$1,250,000
1997 Hinckley60'
1997 Hinckley
$1,250,000
2016 Beneteau60'
2016 Beneteau
$550,000
2010 Shannon60'
2010 Shannon
$1,188,900
2016 Beneteau60'
2016 Beneteau
$795,000
2001 Hinckley59'
2001 Hinckley
$450,000
1993 Hinckley59'
1993 Hinckley
$550,000
2014 Beneteau America58'
2014 Beneteau America
$334,000
Jeanneau 5858'
Jeanneau 58
$744,600
2003 Tayana58'
2003 Tayana
$475,000
2012 Passport58'
2012 Passport
$1,095,000
2011 Beneteau58'
2011 Beneteau
$599,000
2009 Beneteau57'
2009 Beneteau
$439,000
2019 Bavaria57'
2019 Bavaria
$699,000
2008 Island Packet57'
2008 Island Packet
$449,900
2003 Cabo Rico56'
2003 Cabo Rico
$575,000
2014 Beneteau55'
2014 Beneteau
$399,000
2015 Beneteau55'
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$659,000
2015 Beneteau55'
2015 Beneteau
$675,000

Power Boats


Some of these listings may be centrally listed with another broker, and are offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients. It is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Yacht Info
2011 Prestige60'
2011 Prestige
$849,995
2017 Prestige59'
2017 Prestige
$839,000
2016 Prestige59'
2016 Prestige
$799,000
2005 Grand Banks58'
2005 Grand Banks
$1,395,000
1999 Nordhavn57'
1999 Nordhavn
$775,000
2017 Prestige56'
2017 Prestige
$1,199,000
2013 Prestige55'
2013 Prestige
$795,000
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$1,110,000
2015 Prestige55'
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$895,000
2014 Prestige55'
2014 Prestige
$795,000
2017 Prestige55'
2017 Prestige
$1,120,000
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$1,025,000
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$899,000
2014 Prestige55'
2014 Prestige
$949,900
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$890,000
2016 Prestige55'
2016 Prestige
$997,500
2014 Grand Banks54'
2014 Grand Banks
$1,749,000
2003 Grand Banks54'
2003 Grand Banks
$675,000
2000 Grand Banks52'
2000 Grand Banks
$629,000
2000 Grand Banks52'
2000 Grand Banks
$629,000