Island Packet Yachts

Island Packet Yachts has been a worldwide benchmark for cruising sailboats since 1979, building boats that are safe, simple, predictable, and seaworthy. Built to maximize the boating experience, Island Packet is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of sailing yachts with its exclusive PolyClad3 gelcoat system and PolyCore deck coring.

Island Packet Highlights

  • Established: 1979
  • Located: Largo, Florida
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Category: Sailing Yachts
  • Worth Noting: The different models each have their own unique characteristics, making even the older models desirable to cruisers who have specific needs.

52' Island Packet 2015

San Diego, CA
$895,000

52' Island Packet 2009

Fort Pierce, FL
$598,000

52' Island Packet 2003

Palmetto, FL
$375,000

48' Island Packet 2003

en route to Sarasota, FL
$375,000

46' Island Packet 2008

Mystic, CT
$449,900

46' Island Packet 2009

Annapolis, MD
$489,900

46' Island Packet 2010

Baltimore, MD
$535,000

46' Island Packet 2008

Newport, RI
$479,000

45' Island Packet 1999

Gulfport, FL
$235,500

45' Island Packet 1998

Almira, Greece
$192,491

Island Packet Yachts By Model

Model name PRODUCTION YEARS LOA BEAM DRAFT
Island Packet IP L24 2012 - Current 24' 0" 8' 0" 1' 10"
Island Packet IP 27 1983 - 1992 30' 0" 10' 6" 3' 8"
Island Packet IP 29 1990 - 1998 32' 0" 10' 10" 4' 3"
Island Packet IP 320 1997 - Current 33' 3" 11' 9" 4' 3"
Island Packet IP 32 1989 - 1997 35' 0" 11' 6" 4' 4"
Island Packet IP 35 1988 - 1993 35' 0" 12' 0" 4' 6"
Island Packet IP Catamaran 35 1992 - 1998 35' 0" 15' 0" 2' 6"
Island Packet Estero 36 2008 - Current 36' 5" 12' 4" 4' 0"
Island Packet IP 350 1996 - Current 36' 10" 12' 0" 4' 3"
Island Packet IP 360 2001 - Current 36' 5" 12' 4" 4' 0"
Island Packet IP 370 2002 - Current 37' 10" 13' 1" 4' 3"
Island Packet IP 37 1994 - 1999 38' 5" 12' 2" 4' 6"
Island Packet IP 380 1998 - Current 39' 7" 13' 2" 4' 7"
Island Packet IP 38 1985 - 1994 41' 6" 12' 8" 5' 0"
Island Packet 41 SP Cruiser 2006 - Current 41' 0" 12' 9" 3' 10"
Island Packet IP 40 1993 - 2000 41' 6" 12' 11" 4' 8"
Island Packet 43 SP Cruiser MK 2 2014 - Current 43' 7" 12' 9" 3' 8"
Island Packet IP 420 1999 - Current 44' 7" 14' 3" 5' 0"
Island Packet IP 44 1991 - Current 44' 5" 14' 5" 5' 7"
Island Packet IP 45 1995 - 2000 45' 3" 13' 4" 4' 10"
Island Packet IP 440 2004 - Current 46' 0" 14' 4" 5' 0"
Island Packet IP 460 2008 - Current 48' 9" 14' 4" 5' 0"
Island Packet IP 465 2007 - Current 48' 9" 14' 4" 5' 1"
Island Packet IP 485 2002 - Current 52' 2" 15' 4" 5' 3"
Island Packet IP 520 2014 - Current 52' 2" 15' 4" 5' 3"

About Island Packet Yachts

Island Packet was founded in 1979 by Bob Johnston, an MIT graduate in Naval Architecture. After graduating as a mechanical engineer, he went to work for McDonnel Douglas developing missiles. His passion was sailing, and he pursued it by working at Endeavor and Irwin.

Bob realized there was no boat being produced with the traditional characteristics of a full keel vessel. He had watched sailboats develop into fin keel or modified keel designs, and realized there was a niche he wanted to develop.

Bob Johnston borrowed money to buy molds to build a 26 foot boat with a 10 beam! These are proportions more commonly found in Cat boats, but it is a successful formula that has been carried through over the decades.

The yard is located in Largo, Florida, and has it’s own woodshop and lake. Since 1979 they have built over 2500 boats in 26 different models.