The Stonington, Conn. native's J/24 design is the most successful
one-design keelboat of the past 35 years with over 5,300 boats built to
date. That was only the first of many successful designs by Johnstone
(b. 1937), his portfolio includes such influential and successful
designs as the J/35, J/105, and the JY 15.
company, a family affair started with brother Bob Johnstone is arguably
the most successful producer of performance-oriented boats in the world
with nearly 10,000 boats built to Johnstone designs.