Thursday, December 26, 2013

J’s Star @ London International Show

New J/122E, J/111, J/97, J/88 & J/70 on display!
(London, England)- With the holidays fast-approaching consider taking the time to visit one of Europe's more famous boat shows this winter season to see some of the latest boats the J/Team has to offer.  It's a wonderful opportunity, in particular, to visit London in January to see their spectacular show from January 14th to 20th.  Enjoy "bright lights & a big city” and enjoy delicious international cuisine, evening entertainment and historical cultural attractions with friends and family!

On display at the Key Yachting stand# G168 will be the spectacular, Euro-styled, new J/122E racer/cruiser.  It’s rakish new looks and clean, inviting interior with enormous hull windows truly “bring the outdoors in”.  In addition, the International J/111 will be on display, courting new potential owners to join the fun in the Solent and the upcoming J/111 World Championships in August 2014 hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron on Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Joining this famous two-some will be the extraordinary International J/70, the one-design sportsboat for the 21st century.  With 500+ boats sold in less than 19 months since its introduction in 2012, J/70’s stratospheric rise into international prominence is unprecedented. Be sure to swing by the London Show to learn first-hand why J/70 is enjoying such remarkable popularity.  The first J/70 World Championships will be hosted in September 2014 by the New York YC, in partnership with Sail Newport, in the world-renowned waters off Newport, RI.  European interest is growing dramatically in this fun, easy-to-sail boat that can be trailered and ramp-launched anywhere in Europe— lakeside, seaside, bayside, even off your home!

In addition, the exciting new J/88 will be on display, the same boat that showed it’s smokin’ hot “booty” to the fleet on several occasions during this fall’s Hamble Winter Series down on the Solent.  J/88 is the progeny of its twin sisters before her- the J/111 and J/70 design concepts in a cute, fast, efficient 29 foot package.  Hard to beat delicate, finger-tip steering and the wide, comfy 111-style cockpit ergonomics for crew comfort.

Finally, get a chance to meet face-to-face with what is arguably one of the most successful IRC family-cruiser-racers in recent memory- the J/97.  In 2012 she was the runaway winner of 2012 Cowes Week and Scottish Week.  In 2013, one might consider J/97 a “repeat offender”, walking off with all the silverware again in Cowes Week as well as the Warsash Spring Series and Hamble Winter Series.  J/97 is a comfortable family weekend cruiser— Dad’s “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, Mom’s “weekend escape” to recharge and reflect.   For more Key Yachting /J-Boats information, contact Gemma Dunn-   For more London Boat Show information