The ideal mid-40s length racer/cruiser…and a winner of The Sailing World Magazine Overall Boat of the Year, J/133 is a yacht with the stability for short-handed cruising, race winning speed under IRC & PHRF, durability for rough offshore passages. Add in the retractable carbon bowsprit and flying and handling the asymmetrical spinnaker becomes a breeze.
J/133 combines the ultimate in cruising comfort with more powerful sailing performance ratios. The easy to manage sailplan allows fewer and less experienced crew, and the extra rig power afforded by a low VCG keel and standard Hall carbon mast will maximize performance across a wide spectrum of conditions.
Since her introduction, J/133 has established a winning record in some of the highest profile PHRF & IRC events around the world including class wins at Key West Race Week, Spi-Ouest Week in France, Storm Trysail's BI Race Week, Storm Trysails Block Island Race and Stamford-Vineyard Race, Transpac Race, RORC's Fastnet Race and Hamble Winter Series.
But let's face it, racing is just part of the ownership equation for most of us. J/133 also has full, luxurious interior with a 3-cabin single head or dual cabin-dual head layout with options for traditional Sunbrella fabric with piping, UltraLeather or UltraSuede for the ultimate in luxury sailing. There is plenty of space for getting comfortable inshore or offshore with proper offshore galley, nav station and companionway designs,
lots of grab rails, large sea-berths, comfortable well ventilated cabins and a warm varnished wood finish.
With over 3,000 J/Sprit boats launched since the first J/105 in 1991, sailing with asymmetric spinnakers is now firmly entrenched and J/Boats is leading the charge. In famous sailing venues like Annapolis, Newport, San Francisco Bay and the Solent, it’s now commonplace to see more asymmetric spinnakers than conventional; and for good reason. A-sails are easier! With J/133, the ease of going fast with less crew is combined with a classic, sea-going J cruising interior, to produce a boat as comfortable to sleep aboard as she is to sail.
If you ask an owner what they like best about their J, chances are they will say, “how well she sails.” Like her stablemates, J/133 is designed for blazing speed with fingertip control, whether carving through waves upwind in 12 knots or surfing with double-reefed main in a squall. Long waterline length combined with narrow waterline beam results in a hull that tracks well through the waves with only minimal input from the wheel.
If you own a boat that is fast in light wind, is stable in a breeze, and can be sailed single-handed, chances are you’ll spend a lot more time sailing. And if one’s happiness is directly proportional to one’s sailing time, then we think J/133 will be the source of many smiles. J/133- the ultimate combination for day sailing, racing and cruising anywhere in the world.