Yachting France
Jouët 680
Centerboard (Trunk)

When entering the markets in 1978, the Jouët 680 came with a revolution. It is one of the first cruising centerboard-sailboats to have interior ballast, a quality that was more connoted with the I.O.R. at the time. The higher center of gravity, caused by the lifted ballast weight, was compensated by increasing the width of the boat's waterline, giving an excellent stability. Obviously this implies to the interior width, giving it the impression of space. The fore has only a partial bulkhead, which yet ensures the ample looks. In the centerboard version the galvanized iron board is nested under the saloon table.

On the deck the fittings is simple and efficient. Despite the race-oriented 7/8 rigging, the sail casting is reasonable, Jouët 680 is still a cruiser sailboat. Such as she is, well designed and seaworthy, this sailboat was produced in more than 420 units.

See the Jouët 680's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardYachting France
ModelJouët 680
VersionCenterboard (Trunk)
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
Trailerable monohull
DesignerJean Berret
Building years (first/last)1978 / 1984
Number built426
PredecessorJouët 22
ConstructionFiberglass/polyester, monolithic hull, balsa sandwich deck
Appendage typeCenterboard
Ballast typeCast iron interior ballast with steel centerboard
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all24.0 ft
Hull length21.5 ft
Waterline length19.8 ft
Beam over all7.9 ft
Waterline beam7.0 ft
Fore freeboard2.8 ft
Middle freeboard2.8 ft
Draft (max./min.)4.7 / 1.4 ft
Light displacement3307 lbs
Ballast1422 lbs
French customs tonnage3.53 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (7/8)
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader angleNeutral (0°)
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea270 ft²
Downwind sailarea447 ft²
Mainsail area129 ft²
Genoa area140 ft²
Jib area90 ft²
Stormsail area36 ft²
Spinnaker area318 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

24.3 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

9.5 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

24.3 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

11.5 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

24.3 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

14.5 ft


Wetted surface113 ft²
Transverse section maximum surface7 ft²
Ballast ratio43.0 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement179.6 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement297.9 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)8.0
IOR rating16.0 ft

Auxiliary engine

Power max (optional)1 x 9 hp
Fuel typeGas
Transmission typeOutboard


Number of berth4
Fresh water capacity5.3 gal
Headroom max5.0 ft
Headroom4.5 ft
Table dimensions4.8 x 1.9 ft
Length of berth8.0 ft
Width of berth*1.8 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom4.2 ft
Length of berth6.0 ft
Width of berth*5.7 ft
Catwalk width1.1 ft

Based on specification1979

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