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.
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.
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.
Island Packets have proven to be strong, stable and sea kindly. They thrive offshore in difficult conditions and often out perform their inshore handicaps. Performance has also been outstanding, with more events having been won by Island Packets than by boats from any other builder.
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.