Founded in 1977 by brothers Rod and Bob Johnstone, and based in Rhode Island, J Boats builds highly popular recreational offshore keelboats, the J24 being the most notable with over 5,400 currently cruising the waters worldwide.
While Rod was the designer of the first boat, his brother was the financial and marketing arm of the company, forming an ideal partnership that endures to this day.
- Founders: Rod and Bob Johnstone
- Size: 22.75 to 45.6 ft (6.9 to 13.9 m)
- Type: Sailboats
- Model: J Boats J/70, J/80, J/88, J/9, J/99, J/111, J/112E, J/121, and J/45
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