First Test of the Sunbeam 22.1

Published in the new volume (12, May 25, 2016) of Die Yacht, Europe’s largest sailing magazine and titled SUNBEAM 22.1: The New Small Cruiser in Comparison of Generations. Yacht’s Fridtjof Gunkel compared the new yacht to its ancestor of the same length, Sunbeam 22 (launched in 1969, over 1.200 sold). The 22.1, introduced in March of this year (, built by Schöchl Yachtbau of Austria and designed by J&J Design, impressed by better performance, handling, space, comfort and convenience.   

The bottom line was:

Overall, the SUNBEAM 22.1 is not only very successful but also a true asset in small cruiser market.

Greenline Builder SVP Introduced Greenline 36 Hybrid Yacht

SVP Yachts has unveiled an addition to the Greenline Hybrid series – the all-new 12 metre two-cabin Greenline 36 Hybrid yacht, the first of the 5th generation from a renowned and best selling class, designed and engineered by J&J Design. The 36 improves on its siblings in almost every aspect, from boarding the boat to hydrodynamics, from sea worthiness with low consumption to higher speed and stability. She is the first production yacht ever to offer air conditioning and/or heating unit as standard.

Greenline 36 sets a new level of a yacht that is not only easy and fun to use, but is also environment-friendly, convenient in every way, affordable and of great value at the same time.

We would like to congratulate SVP on this exhilarating project and wish it a bright and rewarding future. Hybrid 36 Digital Brochure.pdf

Bavaria Testing the New R40 Motoryacht

Bavaria Yachtbau has started testing their latest motorboat – the 12 metre flybridge R 40 yacht, the first of the new R line. Her performance (37 knots with twin Volvo D6 370s), ease of handling and seaworthiness in all conditions are coupled to two comfortable cabins and expansive social area on the upper deck.

The J&J Design team (which contributed naval architecture, design and engineering) would like to congratulate Bavaria on this game changing new project – wishing many more to come in the next years.

Leader 46 Awarded Again

After great market introduction in 2015 and the Nautic Design Award in France in the same year Jeanneau Leader 46 was awarded again. She became Slovenian Boat of the Year in the category powerboats 10 to 18 meters.
The styling of the Leader 46 was provided by Garroni and the naval architecture was designed by J&J Design.

Congratulation to Jeanneau : our work for this great yard nears 3 decades and we have enjoyed working with their team on every one of numerous projects.

J&J Design Team Building 2016

J&J Design Team Building Sailing Week

The J&J Design team has spent the week around May Day sailing in the Kornati islands along Dalmatian coast.

With 31 people on 5 boats the event was a success in every way. With all-around weather, fair and strong winds, with great energy and a lot of good spirit this is definitely an event to remember and repeat.

You are welcome to browse the album with the event pictures on J&J Design Facebook page:

J&J Design on Wikipedia

We are proud to announce the new J&J Design Wiki page.

You are welcome to visit the page and read more about it:


Fairline 48 We are happy to see the Fairline brand looking towards a bright future with new owners. The Fairline 48 is the first yacht to come out of the new Fairline Yachts premises. J&J Design is responsible for the naval architecture and production engineering of the latest Fairline yachts, the new 48 and 53 models.


Photo courtesy of Schoechl Yachtbau

Photo courtesy of Schoechl Yachtbau

Schöchl Yachtbau has introduced the latest in their range, revealing the new Sunbeam 22.1 sailboat at the Boot Tulln boat show 2016.

Sunbeam 22.1 was an instant success with 22 boats sold in the first week. Industry insiders wondered what would happen had the Sunbeam 100 been revealed …

Through a very efficient development phase (based on 25 years of fruitful collaboration)  J&J Design supported the cousins Manfred and Gerhard Schöchl in creating this innovative small sailboat with a promising future.

We congratulate the Schöchl family on this success and – hush hush – look forward to new designs.



Greenline founder and co-designer Japec Jakopin (of J&J Design) and Greenline builder Vladimir Zinchenko (of SVP Yachts) presented the future developments of hybrid boats as keynote speakers at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The design directions of the fourth generation of hybrid boats were discussed pointing at Gentleman’s boating as the future boating experience. You can download the presentation by clicking the link bellow.