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J/97 Yacht Charter

A comfortable and versatile 32ft cruiser racer. Perfect for families and shorthanded crews.


Main Details

  • Boat Make: J-Boats
  • Boat Type: Yacht
  • Boat Length: 31.53ft (9.61m)
  • Engine Size: 20hp
  • Home Port: Port Hamble


  • Sleeps: 4-6
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Accommodation on board allowed: Yes
  • Single Sex Groups Allowed: Yes

Crew Size

  • Number of passengers coded for: 
  • Race crew: 1-8


About the J/97

Introduced in 2009, the J/97 has rapidly attained spectacular performances in major European regattas, winning class in Spi Ouest, Cowes Week, Hamble Winter Series, Sailing World NOOD Chicago and Warsash Springs Series, to name a few.

J/97 is the first J in over two decades under 32’ to combine headroom and family cruising accommodation in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97 promises to be J Boats’ most versatile design yet under 35’ to fit the needs of today’s sailing families, both young and old alike.

All sailing controls are within reach of the helmsperson to make the boat very easy to manage. A retractable bow sprit with masthead asymmetric spinnaker allows great all-around performance without the need for numerous skilled crews. The low VCG keel provides exceptional upwind stability while being cruising friendly with swept back leading edge and moderate draft.

The interior layout is open and airy and is ideal for one couple cruising with room for more. It includes a spacious main cabin with two settees, galley, forward-facing navigation station; plus an enclosed aft head, V-berth, and aft owner’s cabin.


J/97 Yacht Charter Information

Equipment Included

  • Full Safety Equipment including 8x Lifejackets, Safety Lines and Liferaft 
  • Full sail Wardrobe of Racing sails which are serviced regularly and maintained. 
  • Fire extinguishers to comply with coding
  • Domestic equipment including pans, cutlery, kettle
  • Electronics as well as the basics, including Chart plotters, AIS and Radar

View the full list of standard equipment here > 

Maintenance Programme

All our yachts are maintained to a high standard with a comprehensive winter programme which means that the yachts are lifted for 3-4 months of the year, hull sanded until smooth, primed and antifouled plus deck service, rig serviced, polished, winches serviced, sail servicing plus much more, therefore making our yachts very competitive. Our engines and batteries are checked regularly by our full time engineers.

Comprehensive Briefing

You will receive a detailed and comprehensive briefing with either one of our fleet managers or your skipper. This is to make sure you are completely satisfied with everything before you get underway so you can have a relaxing Yacht Charter with us. 

Welcome Pack

As well as a full tank of fuel, water and two gas cylinders we provide you with a welcome pack which includes all the necessities needed for your charter such as milk, teabags, coffee, sugar, tea towels, toilet rolls and cleaning equipment. We can also arrange a food starter pack to be onboard for when you arrive. Please ask us for more details. 

24hr Support

We have full time members of staff based in Port Hamble Marina including our Fleet Managers who look after Our Charter yachts to a high standard, and our office staff. Our clients also have the support of Sea Start as well as our 24 hour emergency telephone number for assistance with sail repairs, accidents or incidents, rigging, engine issues or general advice.

J/97 Yacht Charter Prices

Please contact us for Corporate and Racing prices for the J/97.


J/97 Yacht Charter Extras

We also have the following items available to hire:

  • Sleeping Bag, Lower Sheet and Duvet Cover
  • Pillows
  • Towel Set
  • Outboard
  • Additional Spinnaker
  • Skipper
  • Instructor
  • Additional Sails
  • Additional Food and Drink put on board for your arrival 

We can also arrange Crew Clothing, Branding, Photography and Catering, as well as UK personal insurance starting from £17.50 per person 1-3 days charter, £21 per person for 4-6 days charter and £40 for a week's charter.


Book a J/97 Yacht Charter

To book a J/97 yacht charter with us or for more information contact us via the details below. We would be delighted to help you find the right charter package for you and your guests.

Email: sail@motioncharters.co.uk or call 01489 588721

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