Awarded Cruising World 2010 Best Midsize Cruiser Under 40 Feet and Sail Magazine Boat with the Best Accommodations
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The Estero has been created in direct response to market demands for a smaller Island Packet model that offers all of the quality, comforts and capabilities synonymous with our larger yachts, with increased emphasis on ease of use and innovative new features. I hope you’ll agree that this new model delivers on all counts, with a new look that blends the style of our earlier models with that of our latest designs.
Our decision to use a name for this new model (vs. a number) was made in part to reflect the evolutionary change the Estero represents in our 30 year history. Also, “length” descriptions for Island Packets have sometimes been misleading, with virtually all of our prior models measuring and comparing favorably to competitor’s “larger” models. By the way, our selection of “Estero” came from a long list of island names along Florida’s west coast, a tip of the hat both to our company’s geographic location and to the “island” in our name.
Whether one’s needs are for weekending and family vacations or for extended cruising, the new Estero is uniquely qualified to deliver on all counts. Offering spirited sailing performance with exceptional ease of use, unrivaled safety and seakeeping, benchmark construction quality, plus livability, comfort and value that have earned Island Packet its worldwide reputation as America’s Cruising Yacht Leader™, the Estero represents the best of everything we’ve learned in our thirty year history.
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Springline Yacht Sales is located at Mystic Shipyard in Mystic, CT and at Mamaroneck Boat and Motors in Mamaroneck, NY.Springline Yacht Sales is out to be the most successful new yacht and used yacht dealer in Long Island Sound, Connecticut (CT), New England and the North East. We have new sailboats for sale from Marlow-Hunter, Island Packet and Blue Jacket Yachts (Island Packet Yachts and Tim Jackett). We also have extensive experience with Catalina Yachts, Beneteau, and Jeanneau sailboats as well as Mainship trawlers. We often have used sail boats for sale or brokerage boats for sale from such manufacturers as Tartan, Pacific Seacraft, C&C, JBoats, Hunter, Beneteau, Sabre, and O’Day, Pearson, Ericson, Mainship and many more. Most of our clients are right here in the heart of New England: LI Sound, CT. NY, RI, MA, LI, NJ. However, we have helped people buy sailboats and powerboats and sell sailboats and sell powerboats from as far as NJ, FL, TX, and CA. Whether you're new to boating, new to sailing, or just new to your boat, SLYS confidence building “Five*Star Delivery” and new boat training program is designed to completely familiarize you with your new boat and its operation. We are always happy to help you with your brokerage boat as well! Springline offers extensive and comprehensive boat brokerage services to both buyers and sellers. SLYS can help you with the purchase of a new sailboat or used sailboat or brokerage boat. Springline is the best new or used boat dealer in New England and Marlow-Hunter, Island Packet and Blue Jacket sailboat dealer in New York and CT. At Springline Yacht Sales, we know new boats and used boats better than anyone. SLYS is a CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) Endorsed yacht brokerage (used sail boat and used power boat). Either office is just a short drive from Manhattan New York, Westchester County, Fairfield County, Rhode Island, Mass and a quick ferry ride from Long Island, NY. Whether you are coming from CT, NY, RI, MA, LI, FL, NJ, TX, CA or anywhere else in the USA, we will make it worth the trip
The Estero's interior arrangements represent a departure from past Island Packet designs with its main saloon situated forward of the mast in an "open-U" configuration. The central drop-leaf table with two storage bins keeps this area open for socializing or, with drop leaves extended, makes for comfortable dining with guests. Each settee is suitable for use as a single berth, or with the table dropped to berth height and an optional set of filler cushions this area makes into either one or two double berths. Because tanks for water, fuel and holding are located below the cabin sole, generous storage is provided elsewhere throughout the interior including under the seat and berth cushions and behind the forward settee backrest.
Amidships, a U-shaped galley to port provides a host of desirable features. Deep polished double stainless steel sinks, gimbaled 2-burner range with oven, ample storage above and below countertops, plus a dish rack, cutlery drawers, pull-out trash bin and a microwave oven should please weekend sailors as well as those making extended cruises. Large, well insulated iceboxes are built with twin gasketed and latching countertop lids. A deep drawer below the icebox and a locker under the stove hold larger items as well. In recognition that some owners will choose to spend longer periods aboard the Estero, an optional package that includes refrigeration and freezer systems with an upgraded electrical system is available.
Opposite the galley to starboard is the spacious head compartment with separate shower stall and seat. The vanity with sink has several storage areas, plus additional room is available in a cabinet outboard. The shower area, provided with overhead hooks, may double as a wet locker when needed.
Aft of the head and to starboard of the companionway is the quarter berth cabin and navigation station. A pocket door on an overhead track closes off this area when desired, and the hinged chart table drops to provide an open area forward of the berth. Ample cabinetry is provided for the master electric panels plus a variety of owner/dealer installed electronic items including a typical chartplotter. A tilt-out chart storage bin is located below the nav table, and a bureau and shelf are built-in outboard of the large berth. Aft of the galley and to port of the companionway is the private owner's stateroom featuring a large double berth with innerspring mattress, hanging locker, bureau, shelf and a full length mirror.
Near the companionway is a courtesy light switch to illuminate the companionway ladder and electrical and battery panels. Crib boards stow conveniently in a nearby rack. Excellent engine access is provided with a removable panel behind the companionway ladder and through a hinged door and lift-off cover in the port stateroom. Extensive sound insulation and gasketing minimizes sound levels. A teak grate with dustpan at the base of the companionway ladder also provides bilge access, and sole surfaces in the galley, nav area and head are molded slip resistant patterns for safety and ease of maintenance. The forward saloon has a varnished teak and holly sole, and the aft port stateroom is carpeted with a marine berber. Cabinetry, trim and bulkheads are a combination of varnished hardwoods and high pressure laminates that make for a bright, attractive and functional interior consistent with Island Packet's high standards. Generous tankage includes a heavy wall, marine aluminum fuel tank and Thermo-Cure vinylester resin infused water and holding tanks.
On deck, a number of features merit comment. Sidedecks are recessed more than in past Island Packet designs, forming deeper bulwarks over the full length of the deck. The hull-to-deck joint is an overlapping type (commonly referred to as a "shoe-box") combining an adhesive bond between the deck and an inward hull flange with closely spaced bolts through the deck and hull around the yacht's entire perimeter. Cap rails and bowsprit/anchor platform are finished with textured gelcoat and a bootstripe-matching color vinyl rubrail with a polished stainless steel striker for low maintenance. The integrally molded bowsprit has our patented self-stowing Sea Safe anchor roller with ample room for a second anchor roller and an electric windlass. Immediately aft of the bowsprit is a deck hatch providing access to the large divided forepeak for anchor rodes with room for an assortment of dock lines and fenders. The cabin trunk features ten opening ports, five overhead hatches and two dorade vents to ensure plenty of light and ventilation. All sail control lines are lead aft on the cabin top through sheet stoppers to two winches at the forward end of the cockpit. Line bins in the coamings keep control lines tidy and always at hand.
Cockpit seats over seven feet long with ergonomic seat backs allow comfortable daysailing with a crowd or stretching out for a nap when passagemaking. Newly designed seat hatches feature gasketed lids with the port seat hatch accessing a storage tray and the starboard side opening to a large locker. Steering is by a geared rack and pinion system with a platform and keyway provided to facilitate an (owner/dealer) autopilot installation. The teak helm seat doubles as a gasketed hatch that covers an LPG bottle storage area with room for the standard tank plus a spare. Two sternrail seats are also included, plus side deck lifeline gates and a sternrail gate. A molded fiberglass and teak stern boarding/swim platform is available that includes a pull-out swim ladder and steps to the cockpit.
The Estero hull design continues the evolution of the Full Foil Keel, which provides the benefits of moderate draft, superior stability, protected rudder and prop, and integral keel construction that eliminates bolts and forms a double bottom with the fully encapsulated lead ballast. The rudder geometry now incorporates a fixed skeg forward of the shaft to enhance steering control under both sail and power.
The new Estero features a fully roller furling and self-tending sloop rig. With the self vanging feature of the Hoyt® boom equipped jib, both sails provide maximum performance and control on all points. Sailing upwind will be particularly close winded thanks to the tight sheeting of the jib, and tacking requires no more crew activity than turning the helm. Downwind performance is also optimized since the main and jib can be set “wing-and-wing”. This is a simple and versatile rig that is easily set, reefed, furled and trimmed from the comfort and security of the cockpit. There is also enough room forward of the jib stay to fly a code-zero or other (owner provided) larger headsail if desired for added performance in light conditions.
Working Sail Area : 708.00 sq ft
The award-winning Estero offers all of the quality, comforts and capabilities synonymous with Island Packet, with an increased emphasis on ease of use and innovative new features. A fully roller furling and selftending sloop rig provides great performance with simple controls, making sailing more enjoyable than ever.
One-piece integral hull and keel of 100% hand laminated high modulus knitted fiberglass infused with a proprietary pressure-fed application system. Light ivory gelcoat with urethane painted boot stripe w/matching rubrail.
Fully encapsulated lead ballast forms double bottom over length of keel. No keel bolts to maintain, loosen or leak
Molded structural interior grid unit bonded with hull and interior bulkhead system to form unified structure.
Chainplates interlocked and bonded directly with hull structure for secure “belt-and-suspenders” installation.
PolyClad3® hull gel system includes ten year pro-rated limited warranty against osmotic blisters.
Deck laminate features Island Packet Yachts’ exclusive PolyCore®, virtually eliminating the potential for deck deterioration associated with other core materials. Includes a 10-year pro-rated limited warranty against deck core degradation or delamination, an industry exclusive.
Two-tone deck surfaces: light ivory with tan premium diamond pattern slip resistant surfaces.
One-piece deck attached to integral hull flange with bolts, lock nuts and urethane adhesive sealant. Hardware backed with aluminum plates where required.
Molded fiberglass headliner with textured finish.
Rig / Sails
Sails: in-mast vertically battened roller furling mainsail and roller furling jib in high modulus Dacron® with white UV sun panels.
Headsail roller furling system.
Main halyard led to Lewmar® Ocean Series 16C winch on mast. Mainsail roller furling and outhaul control lines led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar Ocean Series 30CST 2-speed winch. Main sheet and spare main halyard led aft to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar Ocean Series 30CST winch. Boom vang/preventer. Main sheet traveler with 4:1 control system led to cockpit.
Hoyt Boom® equipped self-vanging jib for ease of handling, improved performance and superb adaptability to a wide range of wind and sea conditions.
Jib halyard led to Lewmar Ocean Series 16C winch on mast. Jib sheet led to cockpit via bridle system on foredeck and turning blocks to Lewmar Ocean Series 30CST winch on cabintop. Furling line led aft to cockpit mounted cleat.
Anodized aluminum mast and booms; wire rigging.
Mid-boom sheeting for unobstructed cockpit and dodger installations.
10” lock-in chrome winch handle.
Working Sail Area : 708.00 sq ft
Cockpit / Deck
Ergonomically shaped cockpit seats over seven feet long, deep storage locker (starboard) and tray (port) under gasketed seat hatches, wide coamings with bins, molded &gasketed helm seat lifts for LPG tank storage access, four harness padeyes, two 2” cockpit scuppers, engine control panel adjacent to helm in covered alcove, hot and cold shower at transom.
Edson CD-i® geared rack and pinion steering system for superior reliability and control. Includes Ritchie® compass with custom Island Packet nav grid, s/s wheel with vinyl covering, pedestal guard, provisions for remote autopilot installation, single lever engine control with premium Glendinning® control cables, space for electronics installations, hinged fiberglass cockpit table.
Emergency tiller with storage brackets in locker.
Sliding companionway hatch with sea hood, interior latch and exterior hasp and lock. Knot, Depth and AWI/Wind Speed indicators -- Raymarine® – mounted in seahood instrument pod. Integrally molded dodger mount on cabin top. Solid sapele drop boards w/varnish finish, center drop board with fixed port and etched logo, board retaining pin, interior storage rack.
Wide recessed sidedecks and foredeck with protective bulwarks, drains to boot stripe, full length s/s cabin top handrails. Large anchor locker with overhead deck hatch, sealed bulkhead aft, drain to bilge with shutoff valve; divided rode bins with hooks for fenders/lines/gear.
Stern platform with swim ladder (accessible from water for emergency reboarding).
Wide integral bow platform with exclusive Island Packet designed and patented SeaSafe® anchor roller for fully captive, low-chafe chain/rode control. Quick anchor deployment and secure storage. Room for (optional) second roller and (optional) electric windlass.
Double, vinyl-coated lifelines and s/s bow and stern rails, s/s flagstaff and holder, two (2) Dorade-style vents with vinyl (or optional) s/s cowls with screens and plugs.
Stern and side gates with quick-release hooks, integral stern rail seats.
Boarding/swim ladder at stern gate.
Four 12” mooring cleats, two 10” spring line cleats, chocks and flush mount chafe guards.
High impact vinyl rubrail with s/s striker w/urethane painted to match boot stripe.
Main saloon forward with fixed drop-leaf table, swivels to allow easier access to both sides. Wrap around full length settees for socializing and dining. Optional filler cushion to convert area into large double berth. All saloon seating with ergonomically shaped multi-density cushions upholstered with leather-like material. Storage areas underneath seating, cedar-lined hanging locker, book shelves and lockers. Solid tongue and groove varnished sapele and oak sole.
Private owner’s stateroom aft to port features large berth with upholstered memory foam mattress, removable filler cushion, storage under. Cedar-lined hanging locker, shelves and bureau. Louvered privacy door. Designer carpet on slip-resistant sole.
Aft starboard cabin features large berth with upholstered memory foam mattress, removable filler cushion, storage under. Pocket door for privacy. Nav station located here with drop down inlaid desk/nav table, electrical control panels outboard; chart storage. Molded slip-resistant sole.
Head compartment with separate shower stall, seat and folding acrylic door. Vanity with solid acrylic countertop with undermount sink, large mirror and storage cabinets above and below. Electric flush head w/tank monitor. Molded slip-resistant sole.
“U”-shaped galley with solid acrylic countertops, fiddles. Well insulated refrigeration compartments (2) with double gasketed lids and gas support struts for easy access.
Frigiboat® Keel Cooler system allows digital control of either compartment for refrigeration or freezer operation, light, storage drawer below. Deluxe two-burner Force 10® LPG stove with oven and broiler, stainless steel sealed burner top, guard rail with harness hooks, lift off cover, storage under. Microwave oven (AC operation only), deep s/s sinks, hot and cold pressure water tap with retractable spray unit, manual fresh water pump, dish rack, waste receptacle, cutlery drawers.
SeaGull® IV water filter for fresh water (cold) tap at dedicated faucet at galley sink.
Numerous chrome plated interior cabin-side lights and recessed main overhead dimmable area lights, all with LED warm white bulbs; dimmable indirect perimeter warm-white LED ambiance lighting in main saloon and all cabins; courtesy lights at companionway, electrical panel and battery selector switch; LED dome lights in engine room and aft machinery areas.
Numerous s/s opening ports with safety glass and screens throughout; numerous overhead hatches with retractable screens/shades.
Sapele hardwoods, veneers and coordinated surfaces for bulkheads, cabinetry and trim. Louvered raised panel cabin doors; louvered locker doors, extensive radius corner detailing, cedar-lined lockers and drawers.
Furniture quality satin gloss varnish applied to all interior wood surfaces in a multi-coat process.
Removable stainless steel companionway ladder with teak treads, engine access behind.
Sapele grate at base of companionway lifts to reveal removable dust pan, bilge access.
Overhead and bulkhead mounted s/s handrails for safety and security.
Storage rack for companionway boards.
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing
40HP Yanmar® 3JH4E diesel three cylinder engine, fresh water cooled, rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed with integral oil pan, mechanical fuel pump, 110 amp Balmar alternator and Charles digital DuoCharge controller. 3-bladed fixed prop (feathering prop optional), Racor® fuel filter with water separator mounted for easy access. Jacketed fuel lines with swedged and threaded fittings, intake strainer.
Engine access from removable front and rear panels, hinged side opening doors.
Pre-plumbed for electric oil change system.
Extensive sound control – premium lead-lined insulation, gasketed access doors and panels.
Two (2) premium AGM 12 volt batteries dedicated to house, one (1) dedicated to engine start. Room for (optional) extra battery. Momentary parallel switch in cockpit for emergency starting.
Deluxe electrical panels with separate battery switch, gauges and breakers for AC and DC systems, battery test system, indicator lights, and controls for electric pumps, LPG solenoid control and battery charger.
30 amp dockside AC power system with ELTI ground fault inlet protection breaker and one (1) 50-foot shore power cord.
Numerous outlets, all with GFCI protection.
Fail-safe galvanic isolator with status panel.
Charles® 5000 series 40 amp battery charger – three stage, temperature compensating, UL® listed.
Engine instrument panel with tachometer, hour meter and engine monitoring system near helm.
Electrical DC grounding/bonding system for rig and all underwater metals.
Pressure water system with hot and cold service to galley, head, and cockpit shower. UL listed six (6) gallon water heater with engine heat exchanger, insulated hot water hoses throughout. Dedicated head sink/shower drain sump w/strainer.
LPG system with 10 pound aluminum tank in self-draining storage compartment with gasketed, lockable lid, remote solenoid, dual safety shutoffs and gauge; room for extra tank.
Fuel, water and holding tanks below cabin sole maximize storage and stability and minimize trim changes with varying tank fluid levels.
Fuel tank constructed of welded, baffled heavy gauge marine-grade aluminum (5052-H32) with shut off valve, s/s deck fill, tank mounted mechanical gauge. Pre-plumbed with second pickup/return for addition of generator and/or heater system.
ThermoCure™ fresh water tank constructed of infusion molded fiberglass using FDA approvable vinyl ester resins, baffles, s/s deck fill, electronic remote tank level gauge.
Infusion molded fiberglass holding tank with baffles, s/s deck pump out fitting, electronic remote tank level gauge.
Heavy-duty Rule® 3700 electric bilge pump with auto control and premium WaterWitch® electronic pump switch. BilgeAlert® high water bilge alarm w/remote alarm panel at helm.
UL listed bronze, thru-bolted, flanged seacocks on all thru hulls below waterline; ball valves on thru-hulls in boot stripe.
All LED nav lights, including masthead anchor light and foredeck/steaming lights.
Pre-wired for anchor windlass installation, bow thruster cables, fan and speaker wires throughout interior, VHF cable in mast and from mast step to nav area; messengers pre-run for pulling additional wire.
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