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Seller's Description

1997 Island Packet 45 You simply have to see this Island Packet to really appreciate it!! This IP 45 was sailed exclusively in fresh water until 2017. Throughout its life in Lake Michigan, she was in heated storage during the winter months. Since then, her owners have lightly used her and meticulously maintained her. This care of ownership makes Gypsy Soul appear as if she has just come out of the factory. Its impressive! With one of the most innovative, practical and well-appointed interiors to ever appear in a yacht of this size range, Gypsy Soul accommodations are focused on both the requirements of extended cruising and a comfortable lifestyle when spending time aboard. Among her many attributes are Gypsy Soul pristine interior, Low-Hours on Engine and Generator, Solar Panels, Wind Generator, Air Conditioning, Max Prop 4 blade, Bow Thruster, 2017 Main and Genoa in great condition, Water maker, Custom Dinghy Davits and Solar array, and Custom Swim Platform.

Equipment: Interior comforts and Amenities Air Conditioning- (2) 14,000 BTU & 11,000 cruisair heating and cooling LED lighting throughout 12v fans throughout Large windows and ports for natural light and ventilation Shades on all ports and hatches Screens for all ports,hatches & companion way Spacious main salon with comfortable seating and large foldable dining table Well-equipped galley with plenty of storage and counter space Private aft cabin with queen-sized berth and ensuite head Forward cabin with pullman berth and additional head Ample storage throughout the boat, including hanging lockers and drawers High-quality sound system with speakers throughout the boat Holding tank and sanitation hoses 2017

Engine and Mechanical Yanmar 4jh2-te Turbo 62HP Engine hours 2094 Oil change system for engine and generator Racor Fuel water separator with vacuum gauge Algex filter on main engine Intake strainer- Bronze Propellor- 4 blade Maxprop 2018 Engine control panel- recessed in cockpit with monitor and warning systems Single lever control- binnacle mounter Bow thruster- 8HP with joy stick Steering system- rack and pinion direct steering Bilge pump- Manual and automatic High water float switch- Rulamatic Airconditioning- (2) 14,000 BTU & 11,000 cruisair heating and cooling Pressurised water system Shower sump pumps -(2)with strainers Transom shower Tank watch- holding tank Tank Level gauge- Fuel and water Windlass- Muir cheetah Rain man gas powered water maker. 22.5 gallons per hr. 2022 Electrical Generator- 6kw Fischer panda with fuel filer, hushbox and cabin control panel 434 hours Shore Power cords- (2) 30 amp Y adapter 50amp to 30amp Heart Interface Link 2000R Digital echo charger Batteries House - (1) Group 27 2023 (3) AGM 8D Engine- AGM Solar (2) 350 watt LG Solar panels Blue Solar Charge controller MPPT 100-30 2018 Electronics and Navigation GPS- Raymarine hybrid touch AIS transponder -Icom MA 500TR Autopilot- Robertson AP300X Wind Instrument- Simrad Depth, speed and log- Simrad Ritchie Compass VHF - Icom at Nav station VHF - Icom IC-M504 in cockpit Stereo- Sony with bluetooth Stereo speakers in cockpit and interior Running lights- High intensity Deck light- forespar Mast head tricolor light Anchor light Electrical bonding system for all underwater metals Deck and Hull Windlass- Muir cheetah with combination chain and rode Anchors Primary- Delta 55 with 250chain & 150 nylon rode Secondary- Max 20 with 75 chain and 250 nylon rode Dinghy Anchor with chain Bow rollers (2) heavy duty stainless steel Mast rails - stainless steel Deck hatches- 7 Lewmar Portlights (16) - polished stainless steel with screens and privacy covers Dorade vents (4) LPG Locker- (3) 10lb flush deck Handrails- teak with protective canvas covers Rubrail- stainless steel Double line lines with boarding gatesat Step plates-island packet



Robert K. Johnson
Island Packet Yachts
Island Packet Yacht Owners
# Built


Length Overall
45 0 / 13.7 m
Waterline Length
37 6 / 11.5 m
13 4 / 4.1 m
4 1 / 1.3 m
28,400 lb / 12,882 kg
12,500 lb / 5,670 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
1,100′² / 102.2 m²
Total Sail Area
922′² / 85.7 m²
Sail Area
414′² / 38.5 m²
47 4 / 14.4 m
17 5 / 5.3 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
508′² / 47.2 m²
54 11 / 16.7 m
18 6 / 5.6 m
Forestay Length
57 11 / 17.7 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
140 gal / 530 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
240 gal / 908 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
9.2 kn
Classic: 8.21 kn

Hull Speed

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 √LWL

A 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

9.22 knots
Classic formula: 8.21 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

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

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

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

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

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

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

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)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

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)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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