Holland Jachtbouw becomes an Official Partner to the J Class Association


Holland Jachtbouw, which enjoys close ties to Js, has become a Partner to the J Class Association at a pivotal point in the history of this majestic Class. The very latest J is due to launch from the shipyard in Zaandam during Spring 2015, joining her stablemate Rainbow launched from HJB in 2012.

In terms of the predicted performance for J8, the Naval Architect, Andre Hoek explains, “When Frank Paine originally drew this vessel in 1935, he was prepared to take a sail area to displacement penalty in order to gain the extra length required. By optimising the design for the modern handicap rules of the JCA, we paid enormous attention to J8’s stiffness to weight ratio and lightweight aluminium hull.”

Exciting times lie ahead for the J Class, which was recently invited to take part in the 2017 America’s Cup, and also for Holland Jachtbouw, which has exclusive ownership of the rights to build two J Class yachts – J9 and Yankee.

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For further information, please contact:

Titch Blachford
PR Manager Holland Jachtbouw
+44 7809 141219

press@jclassyachts.com, or jclassyachts.com

About the JCA Partnership programme

The J Class Association (JCA) was founded in 2000 and exists to protect the interests of the J Class past and present. It established the J Class rules and seeks to bring fair and safe racing to the original and new build J Class yachts. The JCA offers partnerships to selected companies, particularly within the marine industry, who wish to add prestige and profile to their brands. For more information, contact the Class Secretary info@jclassyachts.com

J Class Association 
Founded in 2000, the J Class Association 
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Class, present and future.

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