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JC 9 & Stuart 9 Dinghy


JC 9

Stuart 9

Type Sailing Rowing
Overall Length 9' 3" 9' 3"
Waterline Length 9' 1" 9' 1"
Beam 4' 4" 4' 4"
Height 2' 2" 2' 2"
Draft (Loaded)    
     Board Up 6" 6"  
     Board Down 3' 0"  
Sail Area 57  
Mainsail 43  
Jibsail 14  
Mast Height 15' 2"  
Mast Length 14' 8"  
Boom Length 6' 0"  
Boom Weight 4  
Daggerboard Material Mahogany  
Rudder Type Fixed  
Rudder Material Mahogany  
Seating 4 4
Weight Complete Approx. 145 125
USCG Maximum Capacities    
Persons, Motor, Gear  660 660
Persons/Pounds 4/570 4/570
Horsepower 2 2
Year Introduced 1992 1992
List Price $3,900 $2,400

All Prices FOB Rockland, ME; and subject to change without notice.




Convenience Group
2 Year Warranty
All Hardware Non-corrosive
Vinyl Gunwale Guard
Oars with Locks
Anodized Mast and Boom
Cockpit Drain and Plug

Dress Group
Molded Colors
Waterline Stripe
Solid Teakwood Interior

Safety Group
Quality Hand Laminated Fiberglass
Strong Double Hull Construction
Side Deck Grab Rails
Molded Non-skid Floor, Seat and Deck Surfaces
Unsinkable Positive Foam Flotation
Stabilizing Molded Skeg
Self-bailing Cockpit
Through-bolted Bow Eye

Performance Group
Quick Release Cam Cleats for Main and Jib Sheets
Stainless Steel Rigging with Swaged Terminals
Stainless Steel Stay Adjusters and Chainplates
Oversized Dacron Sheets and Halyards with Shackles

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, 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 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 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.