The Island Packet 460

May 2008, Largo, FL: Island Packet Yachts, internationally known for their award winning line of bluewater cruising sailboats, has announced their new Island Packet 460, scheduled to debut at this fall’s major boat shows in the US and UK.

The new two-cabin, aft cockpit design by Bob Johnson incorporates all the signature elements that have won the company their reputation as America’s Cruising Yacht Leader™. An evolution of the company’s successful aft cockpit 440, the 460 introduces a number of notable new features inside and out. An extended sheer line aft incorporates a traditional transom stern and a large swim platform. The large deck area aft of the cockpit is suitable for sun bathing or ondeck stowage, with two storage bins on either side providing space for LPG bottles and miscellaneous gear, and a central hatch opening to a large lazarette.

New interior features include a larger aft guest cabin with an exceptionally spacious double berth, and a more spacious navigation station.

Naval architect and company founder Bob Johnson says of his 27th new Island Packet model in 30 years, “Our first aft cockpit, two-stateroom, two-head design was the IP38, which made its debut in 1986. This introduced a brand new arrangement concept to this segment of the sailboat market at that time. More than two decades and four evolutionary designs later, we continue to make improvements with each new model.”

Founded by Bob Johnson, N.A. in 1979, Island Packet Yachts is the builder of cruising yachts from 37 to 52 feet, including the new SP Cruiser motorsailer and PY Cruiser trawler. Located on 10 acres in Largo, Florida, the 125,000 square foot production facility employs 200 skilled craftspeople and has created over 2,200 cruising yachts in its nearly 30 years. The company has won numerous awards and become renowned worldwide for their yacht’s exceptional level of quality, safety, comfort, offshore race-winning performance and long term value.

If you would like to have IP460 designer comments, specifications and pricing please contact Bill Bolin, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Island Packet Yachts at or 727-535-6431.

To access photos of the IP460 in high resolution please visit our ftp site with the following information:

User name: ipyftp
Password: sx97de
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By Ocean Navigator