J/Boats: Sailing to Success

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In 1975 Rod Johnstone finally decided to build the boat he'd been planning since completing design correspondence school 10 years earlier. Thirty years later, the J/24, the boat based on that first garage-built vessel is the most popular recreational offshore keelboat in the world. The story of J/Boats' success, as inspiring as it is unlikely, unfolds for the first time in this illustrated history, which tells how Rod and his brother Bob turned one homebuilt boat and a $20,000 investment into the company that dominates the performance-oriented sailboat market today.

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About the Author:

Anthony Dalton is a photojournalist and adventurer whose most recent written work is Wayward Sailor: In Search of the Real Tristan Jones. He is also the co-editor, with Reese Palley, of The Best of Nautical Quarterly. Dalton resides in Delta, British Columbia.

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Good Old Boat Newsletter, February 2006 (circ. unavailable)"Anthony Dalton has captured the enterprising spirit behind the success of J/Boats. This book will appeal to everyone with an interest in fine sailboats and the companies behind them."

Latitudes & Attitudes March/April 2006 (circ.: 55,000)"It's an interesting read, illustrated with beautiful photography of J/Boats doing what they do so well, racing and cruising."

Great Lakes Boating, February 2006 (circ.: 32,350)"If you are a devoted fan of the J/Boat, in all its many designs and personalities, then this tribute to Johnstones' and their passion for sailing just might be the perfect addition to your bookshelf."

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