A Boat to Sail the Ocean Blue

We fell in love with this 2002 Island Packet 350 last summer while visiting Seward. Here she is hauled out for survey on March 3.

Her tip-to-tip length is 37′ 10″, on deck she’s 35′, and at the waterline 29′ 4″. Her mast rises 48′ 3″ above the water. Rigged as a cutter, she’s also powered by a 38 hp Yanmar diesel engine. Displacement is eight tons. Gross tons: 12. 

Below deck there are two staterooms (sleeping berths), one fore and one aft. The two settees convert to beds to sleep a total of six people. Teak deck, 6′ 4″ of headroom in the main cabin, and lots of storage space. The head, complete with shower, is located just aft of the forward stateroom. The fuel tank holds 50 gallons of diesel and the freshwater tank holds 100 gallons. There’s a dedicated navigation table, a dinette table that folds into a bulkhead when not in use, a smartly designed galley and easy access to the engine.

The gimbled two-burner stove with oven is the centerpiece of the galley. The narrow space allows the cook to wedge in and brace when the boat is moving. The microwave will go. 

Here she is this past summer with a fresh coat of bottom paint. She sure put a song in our hearts! (Click photo for larger view.)

18 thoughts on “A Boat to Sail the Ocean Blue

  1. Woohoo! She looks GORGEOUS! Google ‘Bay of Islands’ in New Zealand. I think you’ll want to sail on down…. When I was a teenager, we used to free dive for scallops off the boat. You guys would love it.

  2. Wow, so glad you visited my blog. We are sailors as well. We live in Central California and have a 25 foot B-Boat that we mostly race and day sail at a nearby lake. You are living the dream!

    • The matzah ball soup – so good. Hmmm…I’m sure I could make matzahs, right? Those are definitely not at our store. Central California, huh? We moved up from Sacramento. One day we hope to sail all the way down the Pacific Coast starting in Seward.

  3. How amazing – a dream to sail and live aboard I am sure! I still daydream of sailing in the Whitsundays – what an amazing life experience! She looks quite comfy below deck too!

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