There are lots of people criusing their J/30's, but we bought ours pimarily as a race
boat. No question they are "cruisable", but the lack of a shower
, privacy in the head
and a propane
stove all limit your ability to spend extended time on the boat.
Don't get me wrong, we owned ours for 9 years, and loved the boat, but sold it to look for something we can live abord and cruise
. In my mind the J/30 is still the best deal for a performance cruiser in the 30' range.
Check out the web site at www.j30.org