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1989 Island Packet 35

Old Saybrook, Connecticut


May we present the most famous of the storied Island Packet 35's ever built - "Spináche"! Hull #16, she has more than 6 Bermuda race campaigns under her belt including one with the iconic creator and owner of Island Packet, Bob Johnson NA! Subsequently, this IP35 was 1st to finish in its division, and placed 2nd overall in a fleet of over 50 yachts. With wind predominately light and variable over the 750-mile course, Spináche took corrected time honors over every other production yacht racing! 

She has been featured in articles and advertisements and in magazines everywhere. Her current owner bought her in 1990 from the original owner and has lovingly kept her up over the past 34 years. The amount of detailed maintenance and updates done (no, not the chain plates) overtime are too numerous to list, but will be shared with any interested parties during in-person showings. They say a picture is worth 1000 words… So feast on the 90+ photos here!

Whether you are looking for weekend getaways or a summer long cruising yacht, the legendary seaworthiness of the Island Packet 35 won't disappoint! 

Hurry!! This yacht won't last! Call to make an appointment to get aboard and to start your next adventure! 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Island Packet
Model: 35
Year: 1989
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TDL35016J889
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 35 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Length Of Deck: 35'4 ft
Waterline Length: 30 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Min Draft: 4'6 ft
Displacement: 17,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 49 ft
Dry Weight: 17500 lb
Ballast: 8000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12v
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3HM 35F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 35hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Hours: 4,290


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 48 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 11 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


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  • Two cabin Layout with pull out Settee in Salon
  • Single Head with holding and Discharge Capabilities re-plumbed by owner for ease of use
  • Hot and Cold Pressurized Water in Galley and Head and Shower 
  • Recently updated cockpit shower and hot water mixing valve
  • Princess 3 Burner Propane Stove and Oven
  • Microwave Over
  • PurestOne water filter and gooseneck at galley sink
  • 3 12v Cabin Fans
  • New Raymarine EV-1 and ACU400 autopilot installed New in 2020 with existing Type 2 Rotary chain drive to rack & pinion steering 
  • 2015 Raymarine a65 MFD
  • Kenyon Wind-Speed and Direction
  • Kenyon Depth Sounder
  • Kenyon Speed
  • Raytheon Radar
  • ICOM MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder 
  • Vigil RT80 VHF Radio
  • Ritchie Powerdamp Compass
  • Xantrex 1800w True Sine Inverter and Remote Pane
  • Insulated and Grounded Backstay (no SSB)
  • 2 Banks of Two 6v House GEL Batteries in Series Bank #1: both New 2015 and reconditioned in 2021 Bank #2 One New in 2015 and reconditioned in 2021 the other New 2020
  • 12v GEL Starting Battery New 2021
  • Balmar High Output 90amp double pulley alternator and regulator
  • All LED Cabin Lights
  • 30Amp Shore Power with (2) 50' Shore Cords
  • Adler Barbour Cold Plate Refrigeration New 2019
  • 6 Gallon SS Electric Hot Water Heater w/Heat Exchanger New 2019
Sails & Rigging
  • Mast & Boom aluminum alloy
  • Rigging exceptionally maintained and updated as needed
  • New chain plates have NOT been installed (Regularly maintained SilProof caulking)
  • Genoa: North HydraNet radial reefing furling 130 New 2018
  • Mainsail: North HydraNet radial full tapered battens, 2 reef points new New 2018
  • Staysail: North Dacron crosscut New 2007
  • Cruising spinnaker: North, white, black, & green striped with setting bag with draw chord.
  • Storm Jib: Clark Sails custom New1995
  • Storm Trysail: Clark Sails reconditioned (1993)
  • SPARE SAILS: Radial laminated North 130 Genoa,  crosscut Dacron North 130 Genoa, crosscut Dacron North staysail, Crosscut Dacron Mainsail with custom tapered and flat battens (2 sets of battens),
  •  Double headsail furling tracks and halyards
  • Extra headsail blocks midship, spinnaker track & block by cockpit
  • Double masthead spinnaker goosenecks, blocks and halyards
  • Jiffy reef mainsail system in boom
Ground Tackle
  • 35lb CQR with chain and rode
  • Danforth with chain and rode
Additional Information
  • Teak life raft bracket with tie down eyes, all through-bolted on foredeck
  • 4 large fenders with Maine Point fleece tan covers Large flat closed-cell fender board Throwables
  • Bosun’s chair
  • Sail Track Mast Ladder
  • Whisker pole
  • High strength preventer lines boom-mounted with line and shackles that lead to heavy duty stem block
  • Emergency connections at mast step for masthead and nav lights to be operated by an emergency motorcycle battery
  • Bow pulpit platform to hold emergency bow nav light (or insulated coffee travel mug)
  • Bow pulpit removable platform for sitting or standing
  • Stern rail teak outboard mount
  • Davis Radar Reflector and mounting gear port spreader 
  • Flag halyard starboard spreader
  • Emergency offshore throwable strobe with lanyard to one of double horseshoes mounted on stern rail, one with dye packet and Man Overboard pole
  • Rescue heave line
  • Lifesling 
  • Safety Jacklines cockpit (2x11’) and deck (2x36’)
  • Port & strbd Sunbrella tan cockpit weathercloths with  green “16” sail number each side 
  • Hardware and alterations to companionway and drop slats to secure drop boards in capsize conditions with crew access from both sides
  • Complete spare set of 6 main salon cushions
  • Emergency boarding and rescue ladder
  • SS lifelines throughout (replaced vinyl coated) 
  • Masthead strobe, tricolor and anchor lights
  • Selection at instrument panel to chose deck vs masthead nav lights
  • Sea and Air thermometer with sensor on seacock
  • All lower nav lights mounted at top lifeline level
  • Two separate manual Whale bilge pumps (helm and main salon at holding tank waste discharge)
  • Diversion valve attached to raw water seacock hose to select bilge water to the engine raw water impeller as emergency bilge pump. 
  • Valve under galley sink to choose sea water instead of fresh for the sink's hand pump.
  • Galley strap and stove bar
  • Closed cell foam covers for counter over refrigerator hatch
  • Custom hinged quarter berth mattress to allow easy access to prop shaft, stuffing box and stern bilge.
  • Plexiglass companionway insert Winter storage plywood companionway insert
  • Lee cloths (2) main salon berths
  • Sunbrella Cockpit awning
  • Stern Ensign and teak pole
  • Documentation numbers mounted on bulkhead
  • Cockpit/Nav station intercom
  • Invisible cockpit stereo speakers mounted behind seat backs
  • 3 Blade prop mounted, 2 blade prop spare
  • Dodger-leather covered SS handholds and support braces for safety 
  • 3 Chrome Plated Bronze Dorade Vents
  • 2 aluminum 10# LP tanks
  • Conventional size head seat & bowl
  • All new non-permiable waste hose New 2019
  • Emergency rudder system used with whisker pole (fits under nav station settee)
  • SS screens (11) New 2021
  • New Edson throttle/transmission control and cables(2) New 2019
  • Mast boot New 2018
  • 2 Blade Spare Prop 17x14 RH
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.