J/95 Shoal-draft Sailboat - Sailing's First Triple Crown Winner

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J/95 Sailboat Honored by RI Governor Donald Carcieri- for winning Sailing World and Cruising World Magazine Overall Boat of the Year Awards. J/Boats first sailboat that provides the ultimate in sailing freedom!

Sailing World and Cruising World celebrated the awarding of multiple category winners to J/Boats today at a ceremony held at CCF Composites Bristol, RI facility, builders of the J/95 and the new J/111 speedster.

VIP dignitaries included Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri. On hand for the awards were Mark Pillsbury, Editor Cruising World; David Reed, Editor Sailing World; Sally Helme, Publisher; and Rod, Jeff and Al Johnstone from J/Boats.

The occasion marked the innovation, resiliency, leadership and long-term tradition of building boats in Rhode Island since it was first established as a colony in 1636. In recognition of building on that tradition, the Governor, both Senators Reed and Kennedy and Representatives of Rhode Island presented Citations of Congratulations to J/Boats as well as CCF Composites for their Awards.

In accepting the awards on behalf of J Boats, Jeff Johnstone credited International Marine Composites of Bristol for their crucial role in the project, thanked the DaPonte family of CCF for building such a quality product, and cited the contributions of many other RI area marine companies.

CCF Composites was founded by the DaPonte family, boat-building veterans for 30+ years in Rhode Island. They have the first "green" boat-building facility that make use of radiant, ambient heated floors and state-of-the-art air-handling systems. They started by building Northcoast Boats, a line of sportfishing powerboats from 18 to 30 feet and now also mold Hunt Yachts, a high-end line of powerboats from 25 to 52 feet.

For more J/95 and J/Boats information- http://www.jboats.com

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