J8 Launches from Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam

22 jun 2015

J8 has launched recently from Holland Jachtbouw’s shipyard in Zaandam, on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Now known by her official name, “Topaz”, this Hoek design has been built with a reduced wetted surface and higher keel aspect ratio to the longest waterline length yet to be seen in a J.
 
Topaz is now about to undergo commissioning sea trials with the project teams from HJB and Cornelsen and Partners, the project managers, as well as the naval architects from the Hoek office.
 
This latest exciting launch brings the J Class Association’s fleet to 8 boats on the water.