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 SP Cruiser offers year round boating comfort, trawler-like livability and motoring performance, simple and versatile sailing and legendary IP quality and value. Among many unique features are the SP Cruiser's twin cockpits. One aft, perfect for the morning's first cup of coffee, plus one forwardjust the right place for a group to sit while cruising or at anchor on a beautiful day. Large opening side and back windows in the enclosed deckhouse offer panoramic views while the center windshield panel hinges upward to allow socializing with family and friends in the forward cockpit. Control of this vessel is made easy and comfortable with dual helm and companion chairs plus a large console forward of the wheel for engine controls and instrumentation. An optional autopilot gives you the ability to steer the boat from virtually any location aboard with a wireless handheld control. And with the dual swivel chairs and L-shaped settee with folding table, this is a wonderful spot to have a meal or play a game of cards regardless of what the weather is doing outside.