Top 10 Safety Features of an Island Packet Yacht

Top 10 Safety Features of an Island Packet Yacht

Michael and Melissa Harlow, The Adventure Travelers (us) sailed over 10,500 miles in our Island Packet Yacht. We attributed our safe travels to our unwavering safety procedures and the safety features that we knew were important in a blue water boat that could take us across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia.

After researching all the cruising boats available to us, we decided that the Island Packet was the boat that would bring us home safely, no matter what we encountered in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The following is a list of the safety features we review in this video:

Rack and pinion steering
Emergency tiller steering
Safe, tight cockpit
Continuous cockpit seating/lounging
Stainless steel, safety “D” rings in the cockpit and galley
Locking hatch boards
Sea Safe® anchor rollers
Foot controlled windlass at the bow
Cockpit controlled windlass
Glassed in, stainless steel chain plates
Up to 14 stays on the mast, including twin back stays
Emergency rudder steering
Full Foil Keel ® with skeg rudder
Triaxial knitted laminate integration
All controls leading to the cockpit
Stainless steel, in-house fabricated hand rails throughout (interior and exterior)
Slip resistant, diamond shaped deck floor
Safety glass
Fuel and water tanks at mid ship
Easy access to the engine
Oxygen deprivation hole to the engine
Bronze flange sea cocks that are thru bolted, double clamped and labeled
Made in America
High stanchions and lifelines
Low center of gravity
High quality ports and hatches
Oversized mast and boom
Closed in transom with molded in swim step
Abundant storage to safely put away gear and provisions
Solid wood grooved cabin sole for grip
Exterior lighting at gates and cockpit
Fiddles on countertops in galley and head
Island Packet ivory deck color, which is easiest on the eyes when at sea.

Yachts featured in this video are for sale! – Email us below for more info!

Spindrift – 2003 38′ Island Packet 380

Good Spirit – 2004 37′ Island Packet 370

Bijou de la Mer – 2001 42′ Island Packet 420

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Featured Yacht on this video:

Michael and Melissa Harlow

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sm6wet says:

Thank you for great video.
Just a correction. It is not 10 000 Nm from Mexico to Tahiti. It is more like between 4000-5000Nm.
Cheers from Sweden

eviltango says:

Thank you for this video! As someone who is becoming obsessed with sailboats but has zero experience in sailing I really appreciate these type of videos, their facts and technical details. Hopefully one day I can sail the oceans too
Thank you

Steve Amstel says:

Also the keel stepped mast !

Phil Roos says:

I was just on Spindrift and Bijou de la Mer today to have a look. These two yachts are in spectacular condition and still for sale.

chess747 says:


Tim Castle says:

Great video! I’ve always loved the IP line and I make a point on visiting them at the Annapolis Sailboat shows! Some day I hope to be at a point to own one!!

Bill Roberts says:

Last Nov I purchased an Island Packet 350. Going to sail up to Sitka from Seattle! I’m excited to see how the “Osprey” will do. Thx for the video.

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