The J/105 is built in the U.S. by Waterline Systems. Waterline is also your source for parts and service. We’re big fans of the J/105 – for many owners, the J/105 is the perfect choice for racing with friends and family, in addition to weekend cruising and just tooling around!
The J/105 ushered in the “sprit boat” revolution. With almost 700 boats built, the J/105 is easily the largest “one-design big-boat” in existence. If you go to a NOOD regatta anywhere in the country, the odds are pretty good that the J/105 fleet will be one of the largest classes there.
How does a 35-foot boat attract such great numbers year after year? It’s pretty simple. The whole J/105 experience is designed to make sailing FUN for the owners, their friends, and their families.
In the J/105 class rules the owner drives and pros are limited to NONE. So nobody gets kicked off for a sailmaker at a big regatta. The sail inventory is also strictly controlled. Going racing on a J/105 doesn’t mean a new suit of sails for every event. Ease of sail handling is part of the package too. Jibs are roller-furling and the asymetrical kite is easy to fly.
J105s can be trailered. And lots of people travel with their J/105s: If you aren’t paying pros, you can buy a lot of gas! And yes, you can race the J/105 offshore too. In fact, the first J/105 that Waterline Systems/USWatercraft built was the overall winner of the Chicago-Mackinac Race.
So if you’re looking to have a great time racing with friends and family, the J/105 may be the boat for you!
|Description||US (ft)||Metric (m)|
|LOA||34.5 ft||10.51 m|
|LWL||29.5 ft||8.99 m|
|Beam||11.0 ft||3.35 m|
|Draft||6.5 ft||1.98 m|
|Displacement||7,750 lb||3,515 kg|
|Lead Keel||3,400 lb||1,542 kg|
|Engine||18 hp||18 hp|
|100% SA||577 ft^2||53.6 m^2|
|I||40.6 ft||12.37 m|
|ISP||42.1 ft||12.83 m|
|J||13.5 ft||4.12 m|
|P||41.5 ft||12.65 m|
|E||14.6 ft||4.45 m|
The J/105 is sold by your local J/Boats dealer. To find a dealer near you, contact J/Boats: