California Yacht Sales
2040 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101, USA

Island Packet 379 Features Decades of Refinement

Island Packet 379 Features Decades of Refinement

Following decades of refinement, the newly updated Island Packet 379 is an ideal size for a cruising couple as well as a family weekender. The cutter rig with self-tending staysail is well balanced and provides the added power in lighter winds. A solent rig is also offered. What sets this yacht apart from others in its' category include the geared steering system and a full foil keel which combine to create a stable and delightful sailing motion.

Sailor safety is paramount in the design offering wide side decks, well placed hand rails and a recessed foredeck with protective bulwarks. The yacht is outfitted with a large stainless steel bow rail and double life lines attached to 1 1/4 inch stanchions that include quick release stern and side gates. The cockpit is oversized comparatively as well. The stern rails wrap around with integrated seats and there is a large sugar scoop transom and steps with handholds for easy boarding from the water. The decks are molded with non-skid surfaces.

If you are comparing yachts you will notice a marked difference in the Island Packet. It starts with a one-piece integral hull and keel of 100% hand laminated, high modulus knitted fiberglass that is infused with a proprietary pressure-fed system. The fully encapsulatedlead ballast forms a double bottom over the length of the keel... No keel bolts! The interior is a molded structural grid that is bonded with the hull and interior bulkheads to form a solid, unified construction. We offer a 10 year gel-coat and 10 year deck core limited warranty which is an industry exclusive!

Much like the build and the thoughtful deck plan, we have learned a lot about yacht interiors in our decades of experience. Everywhere you look you will find quality materials and construction. The forward owners cabin features a large island berth and direct access to the head. It features a separate shower stall. The stern cabin also features an island berth. it also has a multi-function desk area which can be used as a vanity, navigation station or work station with a swing out seat and a folding bulkhead opens so that this area is joined with the saloon if desired. The main saloon features a versatile dining table that folds and stows when not needed, as do side tables. You will find a fridge and freezer in the U-shaped galley which offers plenty of space and storage for cruising.