American brand Island Packet Yachts appeared in 1979. Its founder, Bob Johnson (Bob Johnson), finished mit on a speciality "Ship device" and for some time worked in the shipyards Irwin Yachts and Endeavour Yachts, not yet decided to build boats for their own projects.
the name of the brand has given the first development Bob 26 ft yacht Island Packet, representing a modified version of Bombay Express: Bob bought the matrix of this yacht with the 10-foot mast and proportions of catbot from the bankrupt Bombay Trading Company.
"In the design of boats, music, anything you never know how successful recognizes specific development the majority of the people," said Bob, and therefore is not afraid of experiments.
at First he worked in his company engineer, purchasing Manager and sales architect, but now in Island Packet Yachts employs 200 people. At the moment, the brand has produced more than 2,200 yachts that can be found worldwide and proudly calls itself "the leader in the construction of cruising yachts in the United States."
the Shipyard Island Packet Yachts is located in the district of Pinellas, state Florida, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The company is the area of nine acres, on which the production takes more than 11 000 sq. m.
In the model range of the company includes yachts with Central or >protected cockpit, and >motoseller. The length of the yacht from 37 to 53 feet. All yachts are designed with a focus on durability and convenience. Model Island Packet 380 in 1999 was awarded the "Best Value" and recognized as the yacht with the best balance of size and cost, the best cost of maintenance and upkeep and better residual value. The company is confident in their designs and offers on all models 10-year warranty against delamination and degradation of the deck, and also a guarantee against osmosis for the same period.
the Original design of the Island Packet combines U-shaped case with a classic long keel. This combination distinguishes the Island Packet from most: when Bob Johnson started to develop their own designs, boats with U-shaped housing was fitted with a short keel, a version with a long keel had romboobrazny form. By combining the two concepts, he was able to improve seaworthiness of the yacht, to maximize interior space, reduce sediment, to strengthen the body and protect the propeller and rudder. Another difference of these yachts was a long cabin.
70's years Bob Johnson has chosen as the main material for yacht tech fiberglass, and it is used to this day. The masts are made of carbon fiber.