Island Packet Yachts
evolved from the dream of a single naval engineer to produce a cruising-only boat. Bob Johnson designed a boat with a different style of keel, and retained his home kitchen as the sales office. Today, his keel design became the basis for the Full Foil Keel®, and official offices are located in Largo, Florida. Bob Johnson continues to collaborate with the Island Packet designers to produce 36 to 51-foot yachts. The Full Foil Keel® is a one-piece hull form, featured with a shielded propeller and rudder. DurashieldTM protects the deck and hull topside from cracks, and Island Packet’s PolyClad®2 (a combination of PolyClad, fiberglass and vinylester resin) guards against blistering. The first US-built sailing yachts to receive the European CE Class A certification are from Island Packet.