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1989 Island Packet 27

  • 27 ft
  • Cutter
  • Spruce Head

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If you are looking for a classic and comfortable sailboat, look no further than the 1989 Island Packet 27. This boat has a spacious and cozy interior, a well-equipped galley, and a large cockpit for relaxing and enjoying the breeze. The Island Packet 27 is easy to handle, stable, and seaworthy.


  • Manufacturer
    Island Packet
  • Model
  • Year
  • LOA
    27 ft - 8.23 meter
  • Beam
    10 ft - 3.05 meter
  • Draft - max
    9 ft - 2.74 meter
  • Engine Brand
  • Engine Hours
  • Category
  • Condition
  • Location
    Spruce Head
  • Vessel Name
  • Boat Type
  • Hull Material
  • Hull Type
  • HIN:
  • Designer:
    Robert K Johnson
  • Available for sale in U.S. waters
  • Length
    27 ft - 8.23 meter
  • LOA:
    27 ft - 8.23 meter
  • Beam:
    10 ft - 3.05 meter
  • Draft - max:
    9 ft - 2.74 meter
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine(s):
  • Hours:
  • Joystick Control:
  • Engine Type:
  • Fuel Type:
  • Horsepower:
    18 (Individual), 18 (combined)
  • Total Berths:
  • Total Heads:
  • Captains Cabin:
Vessel Details

Island Packet 27

Spirited Performance and Exceptional Livability...

   "The Island Packet 27 features the highly successful Island Packet design concept that combines a modern full keel with handsome traditional styling, a versatile, easy managed rig, and an unusually spacious and livable interior. The modern full keel design, unique to the Island Packet line, provides the benefits of spirited, powerful performance comparable to deeper fin keel designs, with added advantages of "hand-off" tacking and fingertip steering control, and superior seakeeping and safety. And the moderate draft full keel gives the full capability for blue water passages as well as exploring shallow coastal waters. 

   On deck, the Island Packet 27 features a wide bowsprit anchor platform, raised bulwarks, premium coarse diamond nonskid, full-length cabin top handrails, and double bow and stern rails with double lifelines for secure deck work. The roomy cockpit features contoured seats with deep coaming backrests, a comfortable helmsman's seat, large seat locker and loose gear tray, cockpit icebox, watertight engine access hatch and rack and pinon geared wheel steering for precise feel and utmost reliability." ~ Island Packet 27 Brochure


  • 100% hand laid fiberglass construction throughout w/ lSO/NPG type gel coat for maximum durability, PolyClad bottom gel coat system 
  • Hull molded in one piece with extra strong triaxial glass, unified with an engineered molded interior grid structure
  • Deck laminate cored with advanced PolyCore - a tough micro sphere & resin matrix that has maximum resistance to rot and delamination
  • Deck attached to integrally molded hull flange with bolts, lock nuts, and urethane adhesive sealant
  • Deck hardware thru-bolted with aluminum backup plates
  • Two-tone deck - low-glare ivory white with tan molded nonskid (premium coarse diamond pattern)
  • Ivory white hull with gold cove and choice of boot stripe color
  • Combination teak rub/cap rail with stainless steel striker, teak cap on bowsprit
  • Engine access hatch in cockpit, hinged and watertight, sound insulated
  • Contoured cockpit seats 7' long, coaming storage boxes, seat locker and tray
  • Molded fiberglass sliding companionway hatch with sea hood, latch inside, exterior hasp and lock
  • Two 1 1/2" cockpit scuppers
  • LPG cockpit storage bin with room for two 10-pound propane tanks
  • Fresh water cockpit shower/wash down (cold only)

Sails and Rigging


  • Mainsail ~ Original
  • Maine Sailing Partners 120% jib ~ Good
  • Staysail ~ Serviceable
  • Refurbish Main Sail cover ~ 2022


  • Furlex Roller furling for headsail
  • Running rigging except main halyard ~ 2016
  • Lazy jacks
  • Sail bag ~ 2016
  • New Harken furler installed by Weymouth Rigging ~ 2021


  • (2) Lewmar 16 sheet winches
  • (3) Lewmar 8 halyard/trim winches

Soft Goods


  • Mainsail cover ~ Claret
  • UV Strip for headsail ~ Brown
  • Dodger ~ Maroon ~ Fair
  • Wheel cover ~ Claret
  • Engine panel cover ~ Claret
  • Fitted winter cover ~ Light Grey ~ 2009


  • Fitted salon cushions ~ Tan/White textured weave
  • Privacy blind for forward cabin ~ Tan
  • Fitted cushions for v-berth ~ Tan/White textured weave
  • Quarter berth ~ Tan/White textured weave
  • Hatch interior screens ~ Tan trim with mesh panel



  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch chart plotter/multi display ~ 2016
  • Raymarine ST4000 autopilot control display ~ 2016
  • Ritchie Powerdamp custom Island Packet marine compass


  • (2) Raymarine multi displays ~ 2016
  • (1) Raymarine wind display ~ 2016


  • Raytheon Quantum closed array radar ~ 2016
  • Raytheon wind anemometer ~ 2016


  • I-Com IC-M604 marine VHF ~ 2016
  • Globalfix Pro GPS Epirb ~ 2016


   More spacious interior than many 28' or 30' vessels, the Island Packet 26' sleeps 6 in two cabins.

   The Forward cabin provides 5'7" headroom and a 6'2" v-berth that sleeps 2. Anchor locker can be accessed at the forepeak via a door and further storage is along hull-side shelves and below the berth. Just aft and to port is a locker. Light and ventilation pour through an overhead hatch with soft screen and opening cabin ports.

   Aft to starboard is the fully enclosed head with manual saltwater head with fold down teak cover for seating while showering. Single basin stainless sink provides hot and cold pressurized fresh water, with a shower extending from the counter. Storage is behind a louvered cabinet door below the sink and on a fiddled shelf outboard above the head. There is an additional louvered door cabinet behind the head. Opening cabin port above the head, with soft screen, provides light and ventilation.

   The main salon offers 6'2" headroom with a 6'4" settee to port and a 6'6" settee to starboard, which converts to a double. Bulkhead mounted table folds up out of the way when not in use. Leaf extension provides seating for 4-6 at mealtime. Cabin ports open to create a nice cross breeze when at anchor. Storage is below settees, behind the settee setbacks, and on fiddled shelves along the hull-sides to port and starboard.

   Galley is conveniently located aft, just to port of the companionway. Single basin stainless sink provides hot and cold pressurized fresh water, next to an Origo 2-burner alcohol stove. Formica extension flips up for additional counter space. Opening cabin port above the stove allows for ventilation while cooking. Storage is in a louvered cabinet below the stove, a trash bin below the sink, behind hull side sliders, and in drawers and cubbies along the aft bulkhead. Ice box is below the counter in the corner.

    Aft, to starboard of the companionway is a comfortable quarter berth.

Electrical System

   12-Volt DC system

  • Custom Island Packet 12-volt DC panel with (2) station battery voltmeter and battery switch
  • Lights
  • Fresh water pumps
  • Electronics
  • Radio
  • Bilge pumps
  • (2) Group 27 12-volt lead acid batteries

   115-Volt AC system

  • Custom Island Packet 115-volt AC panel
  • Secondary BlueSea System 120-volt AC panel
  • Outlets
  • Water heater
  • Battery charger
  • 30-Amp shore power outlet
  • Shore power cable

Mechanical System

  • 1985 Yanmar 2GM20F 18 HP diesel engine with 1089 hours on meter
  • Direct drive transmission
  • 1-Inch Stainless steel shaft, new
  • 3-Blade bronze propeller
  • Engine hoses ~ 2017
  • Water lift muffler
  • Racor R12S filter
  • Edson rack and pinion wheel steering



  • 20 gallons in aluminum tank
  • Fuel tank gauges in cockpit


  • 31 gallons in aluminum tank

    Holding tank

  • 12 gallons in aluminum tank
  • Y-valve

Next Generation Yachting offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal from that yacht market without notice. Next Generation Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by East Coast Yacht Sales . She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.


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