America’s Cruising Yacht LeaderTM
From our Full Foil Keel® with protected prop and rudder, to our roller furling cutter rig with Hoyt® boom, every aspect of every Island Packet has been carefully designed and built to maximize the pleasures of the cruising lifestyle. Exclusive design features, proprietary material technologies, unmatched resale values and an award winning customer service network all combine to make Island Packet the benchmark for cruising yachts. Every Island Packet from the original IP26 to the magnificent IP485 is the result of the consistent application and continuing evolution of this philosophy, which affects everything from the initial design concept through the manufacturing process, into the warranty period and beyond for our pre-owned buyers. This philosophy helps to explain how Island Packet has grown to be a world leader in the design and manufacture of cruising yachts since it’s founding in 1979. It also helps to explain why Island Packets are respected and admired by discerning sailors everywhere.
At Island Packet we understand that the definition of ‘performance’ in the cruising context goes well beyond boat speed and must include safe, simple, predictable, and seakindly handling as well. That’s why every model from Island Packet Yachts is designed, engineered, and built to meet these exacting requirements. That’s why every model embodies a host of proven design and construction features that have evolved from years of boat building experience and feedback from thousands of owners cruising our yachts throughout the world in a variety of conditions. And while Island Packets have now established their cruising capabilities by compiling millions of sailing miles around the globe, they’ve also proven their performance potential by winning a showcase full of trophies in offshore races and regattas throughout the United States and Europe.