Now available is this beautiful Island Packet 31
The boat has been exceptionally maintained by its current owner
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Office 281-334-6500 Be sure to ask for Stephen
Pelagic Joy has had several updates including a Raymarine C97 chart plotter and Raymarine SPX5 autopilot display installed in 2013. A Cruisair 16,000 BTU AC unit was newly installed in 2013 and the Alder Barbour refrigeration system was installed in 2014. A MACKPACK Macksails sail cover and lazy jacks were installed in 2014 and the full battened mainsail was new as of 2016 having had very light use since then. In 2018 the deck hatches were glassed and seals installed by Hatch Masters and the Bimini, wheel cover, and pedestal cover were new as of 2018. A professional bottom job was completed in 2019 where the paint was stripped down to the fiberglass, all blisters were addressed, thru hulls were gone through, rudder was addressed, cutlass bearing was addressed, and new bottom paint was put on.
The boat is also equipped with a full boat cover. The previous owner harbored the boat in Salem, Massachusetts where the boat was hauled out and winterized during the offseason.
Deck and Hull
The deck and hull of this Island Packet is beautifully appointed with varnished wood throughout along with a poignant pulpit laying home to a CQR 25 LBS anchor made in Scotland and Bruce 10 KG anchor made in Belgium. The breadth of the boat is wider than most and this alongside well-maintained standing rigging provides the experienced sailor plenty of room to navigate fore and aft. The deck hatches were re-fiber glassed and resealed in 2018. The fore deck is equipped with two head sails, a traditional roller furling jib alongside a staysail equipped with a Hoyt boom. The full battened traditional mainsail was purchased in 2016, has had exceptionally light use, and is held by a Mack Sail MACKPACK.
Bucket, boat soap, fiberglass stain remover, funnels, manual bilge pump handle, helm seat cushion, hose, spare shore power cord, 1 West Marine scrub brush, one red five gallon fuel tank, miscellaneous docking lines, one bumper, and sail straps
The cockpit is sizeable with two large storage compartments port and starboard. The Bimini was replaced in 2016 and provides ample head room and the traditional helm seat and wheel provides the captain with both comfort and maneuverability. The Bimini was damaged during Hurricane Hanna but has since been restitched and appears new. Just forward of the port storage locker is an additional locker laying hold to a propane locker with room for two tanks. The helm is accompanied with a large Raymarine C97 Series chart plotter (2013) and Ritchie Powerdamp compass that had its oil changed and was recalibrated at the factory in 2012. Just starboard of the companionway bulkhead is a Raymarine SPX5 autopilot display (2013). Mounted to the transom are stainless steel davits and a wooden engine mount. To the port there is a Lifesling 2 Overboard Rescue System and accompanied to the port, starboard, and above the companionway bulkhead are 2 Lewmar #40 self-tailing winches, 2 cabin top Lewmar #8 winches, and 1 Lewmar #30 self-tailing winch. The ergonomics of this boat are thoughtful and well-appointed making this full keel vessel a sturdy yacht.
The Island Packet’s companionway is led by four relatively steep wooden steps that lead to wooden grate and polyester flooring. There are two wooden handles on either side and storage for the companionway hatch board covers to the starboard side.
Aft Quarter Berth
The aft quarter berth is sizable for a 31-foot boat and provides pinnacle privacy for a boat of her size and age with the hinged privacy doors. The lengthy 6’ 6’’ berth sleeps two comfortably. Both privacy and comfort are strong considerations when accompanying this portion of the yacht.
The navigation station is located just forward of the aft berth and contains all original electronics. There is a fold away table that sits parallel with the bulkhead between the starboard couch and navigation station that can be raised and mounted becoming the navigation’s table top. Access to a pen/pencil holder and plenty of storage below gives the captain plenty of tools to accomplish tasks forged by the open sea.
The galley is located port of the companionway as you enter the vessel’s cabin. Ample storage throughout gives the captain and crew plenty of space to store groceries and other items. There is a sizeable Alder Barbour deep drop refrigeration was newly installed in 2014. The Hillerange propane stove and oven, additional countertop deep drop storage, and a stainless steel sink fore comprise the remainder of the galley. Cabinetry below the sink and a drawer trash can are also located fore and compliment the well thought through design. All things considered the galley of this 31 has all necessary features to accommodate an extended trip at sea.
The beam of the Island Packet 31 allows for a spacious salon that differentiates the benefits provided by Bob Johnson’s design. The couch and L shaped seating gives the arrangement a comfortable yet cozy feel whilst also having plenty of storage throughout. An accessible table can be raised from the port side couch for quick meals and a large dinette table can be lowered from the forward bulkhead accommodating either side of the salon for larger gatherings. Below the port couch there is a 16,000 BTU Cruisair AC unit (2013). The starboard couch contains extensions converting into a double berth and there is additional storage above the L shaped seating along with a Raymarine C70 chart plotter.
The design of the head is also bigger than most with access to the salon and v berth. A manual head with a fold down wooden seat provides enough room for bathing in comfort while the stainless steel sink and ample storage throughout gives a crew of four enough room for gear.
The V berth has a wide 6’ 4’’ bed with plenty of storage and shelving port and starboard. A removable center insert provides access as needed and a cedar closet to port with countertop and cabinetry above are sure to keep items secure. The berth has a large and comfortable feel with access to both the salon and head.
Yanmar 24hp 3GM30F – 460.8 hours
The Listing Brokerage Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel regardless of information provided. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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