The **J/109** is a 35’4” (10.75m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by *Rod Johnstone* (United States). She was built since 2001 (and now discontinued) by *J/Boats* (United States) with 360 hulls completed.

The**J/109** is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Shoal draft version (see all the versions compared).

The

- Model
- J/109
- Version
- Standard
- Hull type
- Monohull
- Category
- Cruiser-racer sailboat
- Sailboat builder
- Sailboat designer
- Country
- United States
- Construction
- GRP (glass reinforced polyester):

Sandwich balsa fiberglass vinylester (vacuum infusion) - Number of hulls built
- 360
- First built hull
- 2001
- Last built hull
- Discontinued
- Appendages
- Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
- Helm
- Single helm wheel
- Rudder
- Single spade rudder
- Unsinkable
- No
- Trailerable
- No
- EC design category
*iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)*

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m

B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m

C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m

D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m - A
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- N/A €

- Hull length
- 35’ 4”10.75 m
- Waterline length
- 30’ 6”9.3 m
- Beam (width)
- 11’ 6”3.51 m
- Draft
- 6’ 11”2.1 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 10913 lb4950 kg
- Ballast weight
- 3880 lb1760 kg
- Ballast type
- Lead
- French customs tonnage
- 11.04 Tx

- Upwind sail area
- 657 ft²61 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 1485 ft²138 m²
- Mainsail area
- 301 ft²28 m²
- Genoa area
- 355 ft²33 m²
- Asymmetric spinnaker area
- 1184 ft²110 m²
- I
*iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)* - 46’ 6”14.17 m
- J
*iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)* - 13’ 4”4.05 m
- P
*iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)* - 43’ 2”13.18 m
- E
*iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)* - 15’ 6”4.72 m
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi fractional
- Mast configuration
- Keel stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 2
- Spreaders angle
- Swept-back
- Spars construction
- Aluminum spars
- Standing rigging
- Single-strand (ROD)

- Upwind sail area to displacement
*iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.*

The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.

Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat. - 226 ft²/T21 m²/T
- Downwind sail area to displacement
*iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.*

The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. - 511 ft²/T47.51 m²/T
- Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
*iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).*

The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:

a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat. - 174
- Ballast ratio
*iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.*

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability. - 36 %
- Critical hull speed
*iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".*

The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34. - 7.40 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 inboard engine
- Engine(s) power (min./max.)
- 18 HP / 28 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity
- 22.5 gal85 liters

- Cockpit
- Open aft cockpit
- Cabin(s)
- 2
- Berth(s) (min./max.)
- 4 / 6
- Head(s)
- 1
- Freshwater tank capacity
- 25.4 gal96 liters
- Fridge/ice-box capacity
- 23.8 gal90 liters
- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 2”1.88 m

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

2007

34’10.36 m

2016

33’ 10”10.3 m

2017

40’12.2 m

2016

34’ 10”10.6 m

2009

34’ 1”10.4 m

2014

37’11.28 m

2006

32’ 10”9.99 m

2012

34’ 6”10.51 m

2011

34’ 10”10.6 m

1997

31’ 2”9.5 m

1998

35’ 2”10.73 m

2001

35’ 4”10.75 m

2008

37’ 2”11.34 m

2004

37’ 2”11.35 m

2006

36’ 6”11.12 m