The Boat that started it all!
Get Your limited Edition Clothing That Celebrates The 40th Anniversary of The J/24
Do you remember the first time?
You saw it?
You sailed it?
You panicked when you took it thru a toll booth?
You did foredeck?
You led the fleet to the first mark?
Are you part of this amazing story?
This is Rod. He started the story.
The J/Boats story began in 1974 when Rod, then an ad salesman for Soundings Magazine, designed and started building the 24-foot sailboat, Ragtime, in his Stonington garage. Launched in the Spring of 1976, it beat everything in sight. Bob, the Vice President of AMF Alcort, saw the potential in Rod’s design and J/Boats was formed in 1977 to build and market the J/24. Today, the International J/24 is built in the USA, Japan, Argentina and Italy and has more than 50,000 people sailing 5,300 boats in 150 fleets in 40 countries.
It’s hard to believe that forty years have passed since the J/24 first went into production! To celebrate, Good Dog promotions has partnered with J/Boats to offer a limited edition 40th Anniversary line of clothing. These fun and stylish tees, tanks and sweats for men, women and children will remind you how much fun you have had being part of this story. There is something for everyone so don’t delay in celebrating!!