J/88 For Sale

1070 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
United States

$144,000.00 USD
29.00 Feet
Year Built


Ventus was purchased new and built to race the 2016 Single Handed Transpac finishing a respectable 4th overall.

This boat has had no expense spared for this race, the level of detail is remarkable.

High End NKE electronics with autopilot technology taken from the mini single handers.

Hydrogrenerator for 100% power redundancy

Extensive offshore sail inventory,

Redundant backups for safety, Second Autopilot,carbon parts galore to make the boat safer and easier to sail.

If you are planning on doing short handed or single handed racing this package needs to be seen to be appreciated.

The boat is turn key for another single handed or double handed adventure.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $144,900
Boat Name: Ventus
Make: J Boats
Model: J/88
Year: 2015
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: CCFC
Designer: Al Johnstone
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 29'2 ft
Length Overall: 29 ft
Waterline Length: 26'10 ft
Beam: 9'6 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 2,900 lb
Dry Weight: 4,990 lb
Ballast: 1,400 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 14hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Engine Location: Center


Sail Inventory / Rigging

Navigation / Electronics / System

Thomas Sitzmann
310 Magothy Rd
Severna Park MD 21146
United States
Sail1Design Thomas Sitzmann
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A lifelong sailor, Tom Sitzmann brings a broad range of sailing experience to Sail1Design. Tom has a great deal of dinghy and PHRF racing experience, competing successfully in the Laser, J/24, and J/22, winning several regional and district championships in those classes, both in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. While in Maine Tom also won several PHRF regattas aboard his J/24 & J/33, and more recently in his J/120.
Also a lifelong educator, Tom has coached sailing and directed sailing programs from Maine to Annapolis, and was an assistant offshore & dinghy coach at the USNA, head intercollegiate coach at Bowdoin College, and currently head coach at Severn School, where he guided the team to a National championship, the first and only Chesapeake Bay school ever to win the prestigious Mallory Trophy.
Tom ‘s offshore experience includes many distance races in New England, a transatlantic passage, a celestially-guided Marion-Bermuda Race, and most recently he brought his family to Bermuda aboard their J/120 Airwaves.
Tom's focus with Sail1Design is managing the Brokerage Marketplace, and Sail1Design's Career Center & Job Board. You can reach Tom at tom@sail1design.com

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