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J-24 Racer/Cruiser with Trailer
This is a 1980 boat that was beautifully AwlGripped in a rich green by the donor, who kept it on Winnipesaukee and took good care of it. It has a perfectly finished bottom, an 8HP 4 cycle Yamaha outboard and a tandem trailer that can only be described as very sturdy!
The boat was acquired in November 2019 and was already shrinkwrapped, so we don't yet have any interior pics. When the snow melts we will open it up, have a good look, take some more pics, and put a price on it.
Stay tuned and please contact us if you would like to be first in line next spring!
The following is part of what Wikipedia has to say about the J24
The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat class as defined by the International Sailing Federation. The J/24 was created to fulfill the diverse needs of recreational sailors such as cruising, one design racing, day sailing, and handicap racing.
The J/24 class has more than 50,000 people sailing 5,300 boats worldwide; is established in nearly 40 countries with well over 150 active fleets; and is still considered the "gold standard" for modern one-design keelboats around the world. It is the world's most popular One-Design keelboat as measured by hulls produced.
Reasons for the J/24's popularity:The J/24 is no longer considered the most modern sailboat in its class, but it is still a very popular sailboat among keel boat racers. While some of the world's best J/24 sailors have the latest version J/24, a well-prepared 1977 model, built to the same shape and weight with rigid end-grained balsa core construction can still win sailing the class world championship even after 30,000+ miles of trailering. This is one of the many advantages of One-Design sailing that the J/24 is benefitting from.
Another reason for its popularity is that it is fairly easy and inexpensive to acquire a used boat and gear due to the large number of boats produced. There are 136 active fleets in the US alone, which offer a lot of race competition. This makes the J/24 a popular boat for beginners and experienced sailors.
As a non-profit, our policy is to sell below market price so as to move donated boats quickly.
Check out the J-Boat listings on Yachtworld.com. You will see that this boat is priced way below the going price for these popular boats. Please contact us with all your questions.