The Island Packet 44 designed by Bob Johnson is a full-keel sturdy blue water cruiser. Cutter rigged with head stay and staysail stay. This beautiful boat has dark blue hull with red canvas making her a showstopper in the marina.
The Island Packet 44 interior is laid out for two couples with heads adjoining the staterooms to optimize privacy. Both wet locker and the nav station have been neatly fitted into this layout. The galley is big and functional. In the sail plan that there is a big gap between the headstay and the staysail stay, making it easier to get the headsail through when tacking. The staysail itself shows a very high aspect ratio.
The Island Packet 44 is a traditional-looking yacht with long cabintrunk and all opening ports. The teak cap rail sets off the sheer nicely. The 44 is the flagship of the popular Island Packet line.
Please contact Jim Murrell at 310-717-0775
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 44 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 4 in
LWL: 38 ft 4 in
Minimum Draft: 483 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 10 in
Displacement: 27900 lbs
Ballast: 12500 lbs
Dry Weight: 27900 lbs
Total Power: 75 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1995
Engine Model: 4JH4TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2479
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 75 HP
Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Seating Capacity: 10
Newly added equipment and extras
Sol Mate has recent upgrades including
New bottom paint 2019
New Canvas 2019
All new Raymarine instrumentation 2019
Complete varnish on deck, toe rail, rub rail completed August 2020
An impressive list of equipment
Dingy davits aft
Forespar spin pole
Portable Yamaha Generator
Side Power Bow Thruster
Fortress Anchor set up aft
Windlass anchor and chain forward
Fuel Tank replacement
Sol Mate has had an extensive Fuel Tank retrofit in 2018. The original fuel tanks were replaced with two Aluminum tanks with extended capacity. The entire Teak Floor sole was replaced as part of the install.
Interior The Island Packet 44 would be a desirable boat to live aboard. The 6'4" headroom adds to the general feeling of opennes. and airines.. The saloon is an easy place in which to relax or entertain. The dining table folds up and out of the way when not needed.
The galley would make many apartment dwellers envious. The large refrigerator and freezer occupy only part of the spacious counter. Both the threebumer gas range and electric microwave are standard. The electrical system has a AC/DC inverter to power other small appliances, and a generator is optional.
Considering that sailing guarantees the need for foul weather gear, I find the fact remarkable that most designers ignore the existence of the wet, dripping stuff - but not Bob Johnson. This boat gets bonus points for a smart wet locker, which is convenient and well-ventilated with a drain
The nav station is situated forward of the galley. Here a navigator is in his niche. The adjective "cozy" comes to mind, though a yacht broker assured me that a 250-pound man fits in the seat comfortably. The electrical panels are convenient and a bookshelf is right by the navigator's elbow
In the forward and aft staterooms the double bunks are comfortable and there is room to dress. Each has private access to a full head. The forward head has a shower. The aft head has a small bathtub. The settee in the saloon converts to a double bunk and the chairs on the port side can form a single bunk.