Under New Ownership
In January of 2017, Darrell and Leslie Allen took ownership of the company, and it became Island Packet and Seaward Yachts. The Allen’s have a long history with Island Packet as the dealer in San Diego, CA, for over 25 years. Their love for the brand, and the owners, drove them to take on the challenge of moving this iconic sailboat line forward by building the Next Generation Island Packet Yachts.
Our Enduring Vision
With a deep respect for the ideals of the brand and its founder, Bob Johnson, the Allen’s and their investors set a course to take the traditions of the past and advance them in new and exciting ways, utilizing their retail experience.
Rebuilding a Legend
They started with just 13 employees and today are at over 50, with many returning craftsmen from the past. Currently, our average senior craftsmen has over 20 years of experience building Island Packet Yachts!
Award Winning Change
The vision for the future is in full swing with the introduction of new Island Packet Yachts 349 and 439 Models. “Our goal is to provide innovation and customization that has never before been available at Island Packet” said Darrell Allen. That drive towards modernization has lead to the Island Packet Yachts 349 being named Cruising World’s 2019 Domestic Boat of the Year. The revolution has continued, with our 439 model winning Cruising World’s 2021 Best Full Size Cruiser of the Year.
YOUR Island Packet Yacht
From interior configuration options to the choices of woods, Corian colors, gelcoat color, and sink sizes, we are truly committed to building YOUR Island Packet.