All the proven attributes that have earned Island Packet Yachts an international reputation for excellence in cruising yacht design and quality are embodied in the Island Packet 32 - spirited performance, exceptional seakeeping, and inherent safety, ease of handling, and livability and detail refinement that have become industry benchmarks. Combined with classic good looks, exacting craftsmanship, and reliability and trouble free service second to none, the Island Packet 32 is an unequaled choice for the knowledgable cruising sailor. "Beau" has been beautifully maintained since her beginning. This is a must see yacht, she's ready for her next adventure.
Located in Niceville, FL
Forward is the owner's cab with a large V-berth, shelving, and cedar lined hanging locker. Aft to port is the head with shower, mirror, overhead hatch, and opening port, contoured teak vanity with sink, folding teak seat and two entrances: a private entrance from the owner's cabin and one from the salon. Next aft to port is a huge main salon with four foot wide sole, bullhead mounted table, tons of light pouring through stainless steel ports, and plenty of storage in finely crafted cabinets. The port side settee slides out to form a double bunk. The bulkhead mounted table can be folded down to transform the salon into an accommodating dining area with comfortable seating on both the port and starboard settees. Generous tankage for both fuel and water tanks is located below the sole, maximizing stowage behind and beneath the settees and adding to the overall stability of the yacht.
The oversized quarter berth and aft cabin is easily divided from the rest of the yacht by a privacy curtain. A large nav station area with hinged nav table, master electrical cabinet, slide away nav seat and custom built teak cabinet for the radar and VHF is at the forward end of the nav area. The U-shaped galley at the aft end of the starboard settee, features deep stainless sinks, generous counter space (with flip-up extension), well insulated refrigeration unit w/freezer section, LPG range with oven and an extensive list of detail features such as a hideaway trash bin, stove guard rail, dish rack with cutlery drawers, and soap shelf and sink spray unit.
The U-shaped galley is conveniently located at the base of the companionway on the starboard side. Molded slip resistant cabin sole adjacent to companionway and galley is very practical. Additional counter space is provided with a convenient flip-up counter extension. There is plenty of storage including: large storage areas above and below counter, deluxe teak dish rack ,and cutlery drawers.
Nav area is located at the base of the companionway to port. Chart stowage drawer beneath the starboard settee.
27 hp Yanmar 3 cylinder diesel engine with 701 hours since 2009 rebuild. Fresh water cooled with rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed with integral oil drip pan. Extensive sound control in engine compartment with premium lead lined foam insulation.
Versatile, easily handled sail plan. The cutter rig adapts to a wide range of conditions with minimum effort. The integral bowsprit gives an extended base to the sailplane for added sail area and provides for optimum sheeting angles for close winded performance. All primary sail control lines are led aft, allowing routine sail trim and setting as well as reefing activity to be done from the comfort and security of the cockpit. Thoughtful features such as self-tailing winches, color coded lines, rope clutches and traveler control lines make sailing easier and more pleasant than ever.
The full foil keep continues as the foundation of the Island packet concept and its design and construction provide a host of advantages to the cruising sailer: moderate draft for access to aa wider variety of cruising grounds, integral one piece construction for superior strength, a highly effective airfoil shape for excellent windward performance, and a modern hull form for enhanced speed and maneuverability. In addition, the safety and seakeeping offered by this keep design provide both peace of mind and additional comfort underway.
The well laid out deck offers wide side walkways, raised bulwarks forward, full length continuous cabin top handrails, double lifelines and slip-resistant deck surfaces, all designed to enhance security while moving about on deck.
The bowsprit houses large dual anchor rollers and deck pipes allowing convenient and rapid deployment or retrieval of ground tackle.
The cockpit has full length contoured seats that accommodate a large crew or invite stretching out. The helms person will enjoy excellent visibility from the separate raised seat with padded backrest. Cockpit convenience features include; built-in insulated cooler, two large seat lockers, a hand held personal shower and a pedestal mounted folding teak table.