For more than 30 years, Island Packet has been building full-keel bluewater cruisers in a signature beige gel coat color that sets them apart in any anchorage. These boats have a reputation for strength with their solid glass hull construction, versatility of the cutter rig, and practicality due to little exterior teak and clear deck layouts. The line includes models from 36 to 48 feet with aft and center cockpit designs that enjoy a very loyal owner following. There is also a twin-cockpit motorsailer, the SP Cruiser, which has been touted for its livability. On the horizon is an upcoming model designed by Tim Jackett of Tartan Yachts fame and destined to be called the Blue Jacket 40.
The aft cockpit 460 combines the superior comfort, ease of use and safety and seakeeping qualities that are the hallmark of every Island Packet, along with the stunning good looks of its classic design. This world cruiser is capable of long distance days offshore, but is equally at home exploring coastal waters and for living aboard. A long list of amenities and unique design features put this yacht in a class by itself. From our patented SeaSafe anchor rollers to the Full Foil Keel with protected prop and rudder, every detail reinforces our dedication to raising the benchmark for cruising sailors.
The 460 features an aft deck area suitable for sun bathing or on-deck stowage. Storage bins on either side of the aft deck hold LPG bottles and miscellaneous gear. A central hatch opens to steps leading down into a large lazarette that includes a platform for an optional generator. An attractive fiberglass and teak transom platform makes stern boarding safe and simple, with the under-mounted retractable swim ladder providing emergency reboard capability as well.