News and Reviews

by Anthony Twibill
Published 2005

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by Darrell Nicholson
Senior Editor

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Published 2005

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by Bill Springer
Published 2003

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IP’s biggest boat yet, the 485
Published 2003

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Certified Quality

Each of our cruising yachts possess key features all available only on an Island Packet. From the Full Foil Keel® technology to the advanced PolyCore® deck, our yachts meet the highest standards of quality.

+ Key Features

Advanced Design

Island Packet stands above all other sailboat builders for its independent development of proprietary materials technologies, best-in-industry warranty coverages and decades of corporate leadership contributions to the industry.

+ In A Class By Itself™

  • Despite the fact this is a full-on cruiser, the numbers coming up on the readouts were still more than reasonable during our outing on Sydney Harbour. The 485 clocked eight knots in 14 knots true on a beam reach and five knots in nine knots true close-hauled, achieving close to 35-38˚ despite the light conditions.
    Cruising Helmsman MagazineAustralia
    The 485’s 5-foot-3-inch draft and 63-foot-6-inch mast height make it as adept at exploring the Intracoastal Waterway as it is pointing its bow towards Tahiti.
    Cruising World Magazine