J Craft

The company

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Philosophy

The Torpedo is built on the founding principles of passion and grace, marrying beautiful materials, exquisitely engineering details, distinctive design and discreet state-of-the-art technology. Combined with exhilarating performance, the Torpedo elicits an emotional response, whether enjoying relaxation at anchor or scything through waves at 50 knots. This emotion is tangible; it can be seen in the faces of those that experience it. It can be heard in the enthusiasm of those that own it. It is demonstrated in the actions of those that design and build it.

Taking ownership of a Torpedo is to become part of the J Craft family. In a very real sense, every boat is born out of the passions of a small, dedicated group of people who have nursed each boat from its conception to its glorious present. A new owner becomes part of the J Craft story – part of something far greater than the sum of its parts.

Heritage

Sweden boasts a rich seafaring heritage spanning 1,000 years, from Viking long boats to the modern day J Craft. This rich history has seen mighty navies, merchant armadas and a revolution in naval architecture with the publication of Achitectura Navalis in 1755 by Fredrik Henrik. For centuries, Sweden’s harsh climate and unique geography has driven local craftsmen to construct robust,

manoeuvrable boats that can withstand the punishing elements of the far north. The island of Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea has for generations been the home and the heart of Swedish boat building. It is here, on Gotland, that J Craft continues to build boats in this same tradition.

Craftsmanship

Swedish boat building heritage dictates solid construction and
a meticulous approach to craftsmanship and J Craft carries these
fine traditions into the 21st century.

J Craft boats are designed to surpass the expectations of their owners, providing state-of-the-art technology with eco-conscious production and singular style. J Craft seamlessly fuses classic style with modern power and convenience. The result is a boat that can perform in any capacity: chase boat, tender or well-appointed day boat. The J Craft Torpedo is a chic and capable, entirely hand built boat with more than 4,000 man-hours going into each one. The small team is quality driven and anything less than perfect is never good enough.

At J Craft, it's all about the detail. The touch of the leather, the weight of the switch or the hinge action – simple things, imperceptible to most, but that subliminally add to the pleasure of owning a Torpedo. The eco-friendly mahogany deck is lacquered and varnished eighteen times for a peerless finish as well as incredible strength and durability. As well as looking beautiful, it means that the Torpedo can withstand the harshest of the elements while still retaining her film star good looks.

Ability

The J Craft Torpedo is a boat of two characters. It is luxurious and jewel like, at home on lakes, the inshore waters of the Hamptons or the ‘must be seen at’ jetties along the Riviera. However, its Swedish roots endow the Torpedo with tremendous sea-going ability. This is a powerful boat that can master the high seas and rough conditions of Europe’s northernmost waters.

The Torpedo is regularly taken across the Mediterranean in conditions that other luxury tenders or day boats could not contemplate. Few luxury brands can realistically lay claim to such substance behind its name. For J Craft though, function is of equal importance to form.

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