JY15s racing at the Raritan Yacht Club,
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
|LOA||15 ft (4.6 m)|
|Beam||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Hull weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|Mast height||22 ft (6.7 m)|
|Mainsail area||100 sq ft (9.3 m2)|
|Jib / Genoa area||35 sq ft (3.3 m2)|
|Spinnaker area||200 sq ft (19 m2)|
The original JY-15 was made out of ACP (Advanced Composite Process) rather than the usual fiberglass or wood materials used for most dinghys. ACP is a laminate consisting of a foam core, an inner fiberglass skin, and a 1/8" outer plastic skin.
As of 2010, the ACP version is no longer being manufactured, but a fiberglass version is being made by Nickels Boatworks in Fenton Michigan.