THE BEST PACKET CAT ON THE MARKET! Complete with full electronics including autopilot, Chartplotter, radar, AWI, depth and speed. Roller furling main and jib. Soft top with full enclosure and integral davits. This is a long time knowledgeable-owner yacht, maintained in yacht condition with equipment for offshore cruising and island hopping with autonomy and security. She is for sale as owner's cruising plans are complete. Priced to sell!
Sleeps 6 in two double staterooms, saloon dinette convertible to double. The master stateroom is in the starboard hull featuring a queen double berth and en-suite head with shower and bathtub. The almost mirror image port cabin also includes a queen berth and head with shower and tub that doubles as the day head. The interior reflects beautiful ash trim and veneered bulkheads. The U-Shaped galley up puts the chef always in the middle of entertaining or sailing. The owners' hull can be closed with a pocket door to make a huge private suite. The large saloon features L-Shaped dinette forward to starboard and L-Shaped settee across the forward end of the main saloon. Navigation station is aft to port with the galley across to starboard. These cabins have good stowage, drawers and lockers. This boat has the beautiful wood interior Island Packet is known for.
Well laid out U-Shaped galley to starboard as you enter from the cockpit. Mika counters with ample storage lockers over with refrigerator and freezer, gas stove/oven, hot and cold pressure water, SS sink. The chef will enjoy great access to crew in saloon or cockpit while cooking with plenty of light and fresh air.
Cruise equipped sloop rig with SS wire standing rigging and aluminum mast stepped on deck, aft lowers, baby stay, single spreaders, roller furling mainsail with built-in sailcover, dacron roller furling jib, 6 Lewmar winches.
Anchors; Rocna 33# plow anchor with chain and rope rode, Danforth 2500 with chain rope rode, SS stanchions with double lifelines, gates P & S, SS destroyer wheel, emergency tiller, beige hull, walk around sidedecks, fenders and docklines, US Coast Guard safety package, life jackets, horseshoe life ring, swim ladder, navigation and deck lights, twin stub keels and spade rudders.
12-volt DC system with house, generator and start batteries, 12-volt circuit panel with voltmeter, ammeter; 120-volt AC system with comprehensive circuit breaker panel, 6kw generator, voltmeter and shore power cables, 130A converter/inverter, large house battery bank and start bank. Main engine alternator with charge distributor.
Twin Yanmar 3GM30-F 27 hp diesel with shaft drive, 1,640 hours, fresh water cooling, 3 blade bronze wheels, raw water sea strainer and engine shut off; manual and automatic bilge pumps; manual fire extinguishers; propane solenoid switch; marine heads with holding tank, mechanical steering, destroyer wheel.
IMAGINE has cruised the U S East Coast from Maryland to Florida and the Bahamas, and is fully equipped to do so again; ICW friendly mast and keel. Knowledgeable owner leaves behind a large inventory of spare parts, filters and tools so she is ready to continue cruising. Contact Listing Broker to arrange a showing.
Per Owner - All Service and parts receipts available.
Innovative hull with clever interior
By Bob Perry
September 13, 2000
Island Packet has a new Bob Johnson-designed catamaran that appears to be aimed at a similar market to that of the Endeavourcat. The emphasis is on comfort and space wrapped together in a good-looking package.
Again, don't go comparing the aesthetics of cruising cats with that of the Concordia Yawl. You will have to adjust your glasses and establish some new benchmarks for beauty when comparing the new breed of cruising cats to monohulls. Cats are definitely volume-oriented designs and tend to be on the bulky side. The trick is to see who best handles the bulk.
The hull design of the Packet Cat 35 features a center pod section that seems to be Island Packet's answer to the Endeavour's Hydra-cell. Island Packet calls this protuberance its Deltapod. The idea behind Island Packet's design is that the pod will be submersed at all times and act to break up the waves between the two main hulls and soften the ride. Designer Johnson says that the wake created by the pod allows them to increase the clearance between the bridgedeck and the waves, reducing the discomfort due to wave impacts between the hulls.
My question is this: If the pod is immersed to any degree at all when the boat is at rest, aren't we looking at a boat with three hulls, in fact a hybrid cat-trimaran? I'm probably stretching it, but you see my point. We are now shoving three shapes through the water, further increasing wetted surface. Keep in mind that this pod also allows the designer to lower the sole of the main cabin while maintaining headroom and may provide more interior than hydrodynamic benefits.
The two small keels give this craft a 2 foot, 6 inch draft. Beam is 15 feet and the D/L ratio is 165. I like the sheerline of this design. The general appearance of this design suits my traditional eye.
The rig deserves a close look. While the Endeavourcat pushed the mast forward to reduce foretriangle, the Island Packet cat's mast has been pushed aft to increase the foretriangle. This minimizes the size of the main and maximizes the area of the foretriangle. Most people would think that bigger mains and smaller jibs are easier to handle, but with roller furling, it may be just the opposite. I notice when cruising that some sailors opt for just unrolling their jibs and leaving the mains furled, indicating that it is easier not having to deal with the mainsail. Notice that on this design the mainsail roach overlaps the backstay. Note also that the foretriangle is not masthead, and the tack of the genoa is out on a platform-bowsprit extension. The SA/D ratio is 19.1.
What a great layout this is for two couples. The accommodations are virtually equal for each couple, with the exception that the port side stateroom is separated from the head area for access from the main cabin to the hanging locker. The starboard cabin has an adjoining head. Each head has a shower stall. The galley is roomy with a big refrigeration compartment. The dining table stows folded against the starboard bulkhead outboard of the swivel chair. There is a convenient serving window to allow food to be passed to the cockpit.
The Island Packet cat has a very large cockpit with easy access from the stern boarding platforms on each hull up to the veranda level and from there to the cockpit through the open coaming. The flush foredeck makes for excellent sun lounging space. All lines are led aft to the cockpit on the housetop, and the sheet winches are conveniently lined up along the aft coaming.
The Island Packet cat is powered by twin 27-horsepower freshwater-cooled diesels. There are tanks for 50 gallons of fuel and 100 gallons of water. I would estimate that this horsepower and the chine-style hulls will give this cat a top speed under power of close to nine knots, but perhaps 10 would be possible.
*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.
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