New JC 9 & Stuart 9 Dinghies
Rockport Boat Club, Rockport, ME - Community Boating
JC 9 Sailing & Stuart 9 Rowing dinghies
The JC 9 / Stuart 9 dinghy hull was designed for winter frostbite sailing by adults in the cold, choppy waters of New England. However, before we could get a mast stepped on the first JC 9 sailing dinghy, we finished our hulls as Stuart 9 rowing dinghies and outboard powered tenders. Boaters were attracted to the nine foot boat by its double hull construction, safe Coast Guard ratings, high freeboard, comfortable seating, quality fit and finish; and the ease with which the hull moved through the water when rowed, powered, or towed. The JC 9 / Stuart 9 dinghy hull was a proven success even before she sailed, her intended purpose.
Eventually, we started building the JC 9 sailing dinghy for customers with access to ocean, lake, pond, and puddle sailing, too. Anywhere people had a connection to the water, they wanted to sail the JC 9. Yacht clubs bought the JC 9 to teach sailing to children during the day and racing to their parents during the evening.
Owners of powerboats or auxiliary sailboats bought the JC 9 for double duty: as large tenders and small daysailers. Families bought the JC 9 to safely introduce children to the water, to give parents a quiet place to catch up with themselves and their children, and to let grandparents bind the generations together in the activity and lifetime sport of sailing.
The JC 9 dinghy tracks smartly through the water in light breezes or heavy weather. She can be sailed with the main and jib sail combination for best performance, or under mainsail alone. The boom swings well clear of the deck making seating and crew movement comfortable while sailing. The adjustable daggerboard, wide beam, and high sides make the JC 9 truly resistant to capsizing. She is unsinkable with positive foam flotation and a self-bailing cockpit. The JC 9 / Stuart 9 dinghy guarantees the best of small boat performance in work and play.
Persons + Gear
Persons / Pounds
4 / 570
4 / 570
All Prices FOB Rockland, Maine; and Subject to Change Without Notice
2 Year Warranty
All Hardware Non-corrosive
Vinyl Gunwale Guard
Oars with Locks
Anodized Mast and Boom
Solid Teakwood Interior
Quality Hand Laminated Fiberglass
Strong Double Hull Construction
Side Deck Grab Rails
Non-skid Floor, Deck and Seat Surfaces
Unsinkable Positive Foam Flotation
Stabilizing Molded Skeg
Through-bolted Bow Eye
JC 9 Sailing Performance Group
Best Dacron Running Rigging
Quick Release Sheet Cams
Stainless Steel Rigging with Swaged Terminals
Stainless Steel Stay Adjusters and Chainplates