New J/95 Shoal-draft Cruising Sailboat Saving Sailing in Florida

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Recently, Nicholas Hayes, renowned author of the book SAVING SAILING, took the J/95 for a sail in Naples, FL. Learn more why the J/95 can help save sailing in shoal-draft cruising waters- the ultimate in sailing freedom.

The ultimate in sailing freedom- go anywhere with 3.5' draft! This past week, Florida J/Boats Dealer Craig Crossley from CrossCurrent Marine took author Nick Hayes, renowned for his recently published book SAVING SAILING, for an afternoon sail aboard the J/95 from the Hamilton Harbor YC off Naples, FL, where J/95 One Design Fleet #1 is forming.

The sail among the shallows and sandbars in the narrow channels between Gordon Pass and downtown Naples demonstrated the extraordinary flexibility of how one can use a J/95 for shoal-draft cruising and sailing in regions with a lot of shallow water like Florida.

As Nick commented to Craig, "Coming from snowy Wisconsin, it was a pleasure to sail in the Naples inter-coastal. The highlight, of course, was short tacking the J/95 between narrow channel markers, with 11-year old Drew at the helm, and his dad John sheeting the jib for him. The J/95 seems like a perfect boat for the shallow water areas in Florida, and it is clear that it is a great family boat too. Thanks to Craig for the invitation!"

Come on down and take this remarkable new shoal-draft cruising boat for a ride!

J/95 Demo Sails are available in:

  • Southwest Florida
  • Dallas, TX
  • Annapolis, MD/ Chesapeake Bay
  • Hamble, Southampton, England
  • Lake Constance, Switzerland

Please contact your local J Dealer to arrange a demo sail or contact J/Boats for more information- info(at)jboats(dot)com or phone- 401-846-8410.

Southeast sailors can contact Craig Crossley- CrossCurrent Marine- cell 401-330-6135 or craig(at)crosscurrentmarine(dot)com.

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