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
1990 J Boats55'
1990 J Boats
$169,900
2002 J Boats53'
2002 J Boats
$398,000
1993 J Boats50'
1993 J Boats
$160,000
J Boats J/13043'
J Boats J/130
$99,000
1999 J Boats42'
1999 J Boats
$110,000
2002 J Boats42'
2002 J Boats
$179,000
1996 J Boats42'
1996 J Boats
$225,000
1998 J Boats41'
1998 J Boats
$149,000
1997 J Boats40'
1997 J Boats
$130,000
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$139,900
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$115,450
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$120,000
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$124,900
2016 J Boats36'
2016 J Boats
$239,500
2011 J Boats36'
2011 J Boats
$165,000
2003 J Boats35'
2003 J Boats
$109,900
2011 J Boats35'
2011 J Boats
$189,000
2007 J Boats35'
2007 J Boats
$140,000
2011 J Boats33'
2011 J Boats
$109,000
2006 J Boats33'
2006 J Boats
$105,000

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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Yacht Info
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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
2016 Hanse60'
2016 Hanse
$750,000
2010 Shannon60'
2010 Shannon
$1,150,000
2016 Beneteau60'
2016 Beneteau
$675,000
1993 Hinckley59'
1993 Hinckley
$550,000
2018 Beneteau58'
2018 Beneteau
$420,000
2020 Bavaria57'
2020 Bavaria
$450,000
2020 Bavaria57'
2020 Bavaria
$450,000
2020 Bavaria57'
2020 Bavaria
$450,000
1994 Bristol57'
1994 Bristol
$375,000
2012 Hylas56'
2012 Hylas
$950,000
2003 Cabo Rico56'
2003 Cabo Rico
$490,000
2015 Dufour56'
2015 Dufour
$525,000
1998 Nautor Swan56'
1998 Nautor Swan
$469,000
2016 Bavaria56'
2016 Bavaria
$275,000
2015 Beneteau55'
2015 Beneteau
$499,000
2015 Beneteau55'
2015 Beneteau
$525,000
2015 Beneteau55'
2015 Beneteau
$545,000
2014 Beneteau55'
2014 Beneteau
$319,000
2015 Beneteau55'
2015 Beneteau
$439,900
1990 J Boats55'
1990 J Boats
$169,900

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
2014 Prestige59'
2014 Prestige
$525,000
2008 Grand Banks59'
2008 Grand Banks
$1,475,000
2007 Grand Banks59'
2007 Grand Banks
$1,575,000
2006 Grand Banks59'
2006 Grand Banks
$1,195,000
2006 Grand Banks59'
2006 Grand Banks
$1,295,000
1999 Nordhavn57'
1999 Nordhavn
$749,500
2018 Prestige56'
2018 Prestige
$1,199,000
1998 Alden56'
1998 Alden
$319,000
2018 Prestige56'
2018 Prestige
$1,090,000
2007 Grand Banks56'
2007 Grand Banks
$625,000
2017 Prestige56'
2017 Prestige
$1,099,000
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$875,000
2016 Prestige55'
2016 Prestige
$1,099,900
2014 Prestige55'
2014 Prestige
$725,000
2014 Prestige55'
2014 Prestige
$749,000
2014 Prestige55'
2014 Prestige
$874,900
2016 Prestige55'
2016 Prestige
$899,000
2016 Prestige55'
2016 Prestige
$895,000
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$899,000
2013 Prestige55'
2013 Prestige
$699,000