A big sports boat or a small racing yacht? Matthew Sheahan takes the new J88 out for a spin to find out

Sitting midway between the instant hit of the J70 and the elegant looking J111 there’s a temptation to see the new J88 as a gap filler in a sleek and refined range of modern production racers.

But as Matthew Sheahan discovered and reports in the March issue of YW (on sale 13 Feb), the latest addition to J-Boats’ range hopes to emulate the success of a design that made a big contribution to the new world of sportsboats over twenty years ago.

But first, here’s Matt’s video report on the J88 test.

For the full report see Yachting World March 14 issuer – On sale 13 Feb