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J/70 Announced as 2013 Boat of the Year

J/70 - 2013 Boat of the YearDoyle Sailmakers is excited to be making sails for the J/70!

Sailing World magazine announced the winners of its annual Boat of the Year awards and the Boat of the Year is the J/70 from J/Boats and CCF Composites!

An independent panel of experts evaluated 15 nominees following the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, in October. Selections were based on extensive inspections and sea trials of all the boats.

“When it comes to successfully launching a new design, especially a one-design in a crowded market, no other builder in the performance sailboat industry rivals J/Boats. With the J/70, it meticulously refined the design and construction while promoting it to yacht clubs and potential owners before the first boat was ever built,” says Sailing World editor and Boat of the Year director Dave Reed. “The result is a high-performance, but modestly technical sportboat that instantly appealed to a wide range of racing and recreational sailors.”

“The thing is really sweet,” says BOTY judge Chuck Allen, whose enthusiasm is echoed by fellow judge and professional boatbuilder Tom Rich: “It’s really fun to sail, but I’m really impressed with how well it’s built—the quality is excellent for the price.”

“J/Boats promotes it as a multigenerational boat, and I can see why,” says Greg Stewart, a naval architect and veteran BOTY judge. “A good young sailor could steer this boat just fine. It felt solid going through the waves. We could sail the angles we wanted. This is a boat that could definitely be raced by the family.”

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