Beautiful and rare Island Packet 27, ready for a new home.
This particular boat comes with many updates done by the owner which gives the amenities of a much larger vessel. The inclusion of a reverse cycle air conditioner means that you can dock at any marina, or run a small generator outside to be cooled down during those hot days and nights on this boat. The AC needs service.
The seller will able to include a Mercury dinghy with a Suzuki 2.5 HP engine.
The layout favors utility. Plenty of room to store gear all through the boat. The engine can be accessed from the deck or below the stairs which makes maintenance a breeze on this boat. The updated electronics will help keep you on course while cruising along, autopilot and GPS will guide you on your voyages.
The steering is rigged for bluewater sailing, it is gear driven and can be easily accessed through a hatch right under the captain’s seat.
Some updates done to this boat include brand the recent bimini and dodger, which can be connected for a fully enclosed area. The standing rigging and rails were done in 2020.
Inside, the wet head has plenty of room to take a shower and move around. It comes also with a seat for showering.
Lots of natural light comes in through the portholes, and forward hatch. This boat comes with 2 different sets of cabin doors to suit your needs.
The forward berth is nice and comfortable as well as the aft berth. You could sleep easily 4 people on this boat.
To complete the cabin area, a foldable dinette and well-equipped galley will keep the crew fed for days. Nice big ice chest, 2-burner alcohol stove, and sink complete the galley with lots of storage around.
Overall, this is a great boat for someone looking to single handed sail all around. Ideal for a crew of 4 if you want to bring your friends and family.
The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.
Classic hull speed formula:
Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWLA more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.
Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL
A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.
SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3
A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.
Ballast / Displacement * 100
A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.
D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³
This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.
Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)
This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.
CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)
Centerboard Model - draft: BU-2.67’/.81m; BD-6.0’/1.83m.
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