When you’re ready to go cruise one of the world’s top sailing grounds – the Club makes it easy and economical with our fleet of J/32 sailboats – ready and waiting for you. Pick your destination here on the Chesapeake, reserve your J/32 on the Club’s web site, pack the cooler and head on down to the club to step aboard your J/32 and go cruising! Being a member of the Club provides all the benefits of cruising the bay with none of the hassles and costs of owning, chartering or renting.
The ideal cruising boat for many years has been the classic 40 foot sloop. For the first time, thanks to new building technology and design, the comfort and performance benefits of that cruising ideal are now available in 32 feet. Apart from being more affordable to operate, there’s an added dimension of comfort in a smaller boat: Maneuverability – landing at a dock or threading through crowded harbors. Furthermore, the J/32 is designed to sail well under mainsail alone and cruise with a small jib rather than genoa. There are no big sails to winch and wrestle and the constant sail changing of heavy displacement cruisers is avoided.
J/32 is traditionally styled with a smooth sweep of the sheerline, low freeboard to reduce wind resistance and facilitate boarding, and a positive transom angle with swim ladder to maximize deck space. The bow sections are flared to deflect waves downward, keeping the decks dry. Her short overhangs allow a long waterline and superior performance.
The interior is spacious, clean in execution, and beautifully appointed and finished. The owner’s cabin is forward, full length settees in the main cabin sleep guests or seat 4-6 for dinner served from a large working galley. The aft sea-head with wet hanging locker and full size navigation table are designed close to the cockpit for comfort and convenience. Each detail and need has been addressed for equipment and storage for coastal cruising. High priority is given to storage in the large galley, nav station and 2 large seat lockers. On deck, the cockpit is large, steering comfortable from all positions, and the swim ladder superb.
J/Boats’ performance heritage is an invaluable bonus when it comes to quality of construction and many years of problem-free sailing. What the J/32 brings to its size range is the sailing comfort, styling and performance more typically found in cruising yachts of considerably greater length. Advanced composite construction, an easily driven hull shape and a very low center of gravity result in noticeable differences in how J/32 performs compared to any other cruising boat you may have sailed.
Lead Ballast: 3840
Fuel Capacity: 27
100% Sail Area: 579
SPL or Sprit: 11.0
Engine: 28hp Yanmar