J/Boats, Inc. in Newport, RI, will be launching an updated version of its popular J/88 this fall. The new J/88, while similar to the existing model, sports a very eco-friendly profile. Back up power is provided by Oceanvolt’s innovative S.E.A. (Silent Electric Autonomy) system. The S.E.A. system is electric propulsion utilizing sails, awnings for solar power in addition to hydro-regeneration capabilities. Since the J/88 is the ultimate environmentally friendly alternative to “starting up the diesel,” it was just natural that J/Boats chose the utlimate environmentally friendly bottom paint for this project. The J/88 will feature ePaint’s EP2000 bottom paint, a great choice for serious sailors.