When Island Packet founder Bob Johnson was searching for a personal launch that would be unique, eco-friendly and good looking, he stumbled upon the prototype of what has now become our new L24 series of mini-yachts. Conceived in 2006 by Nancy Frainetti, a fifteen year veteran of the electric boat industry who was keenly focused on developing a better electric launch than the model dominating the marketplace at the time, Nancy welcomed Bob’s advice and redesign suggestions. Together, and with the expert craftsmanship and advanced materials technology of Island Packet, they created the new L24 line of Family Launches, offering a level of fit, finish, warranty and award winning customer support that has made IPY America’s Cruising Yacht Leader ®.
Available in an all-electric model, the L24E, or a diesel powered model, the L24D. The L24E utilizes Piktronik’s revolutionary new 6.5kW, 48-volt steerable e-pod propulsion unit. With programmable digital controls and sets of 6-volt, no maintenance, AGM batteries, cruise times of more than 8 hours are possible. Or, upgrade the L24E with the addition of a Whisper-Quiet 3.5Kw diesel generator that will convert your electric launch into a hybrid for extended running time. The L24D is equipped with the fuel efficient Yanmar Y2M15 engine with a quiet v-drive unit.
Both models are equipped with luxurious fabrics or leather-like upholstery on full length, wrap around seating areas for sofa-like comfort for up to 12 passengers, a galley unit with sink and storage spaces, and a private, pop-up head compartment. Optional accessories complement the lounge-like accommodations to make them even more comfortable and entertaining, like a waterproof marine stereo system, refrigerated drawer and a specially designed, remote controlled hardtop system that lowers as a secure boat cover for dock or trailer. A 450 watt solar-assist package can be added to the hardtop arch system to extend your all-electric cruising time, and even air conditioning and reverse cycle heat can be added along with a generator and full cockpit enclosure for season extending boating comfort.