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1999 Island Packet 40

Westbrook, Connecticut


This exceptionally capable cutter rigged Island Packet is one of my all time favorites.  AS A DEALER FOR SEVERAL SAILBOAT LINES I APPRECIATE THE ABILITY OF THIS BOAT. It sails well and will bring you home when others are struggling. The ease with which the sail plan can be safely and easily run from of the cockpit is appreciated by any sailor who has been in rough weather.

The quality of fit and finish are seemingly unaffected by age when cared for properly. The seakindly behavior of this Bluewater boat is rewarding for the serious offshore/coastal yachtsman. Call to see this one before it is too late! A RECENT SURVEY -JUST COMPLETED -IS AVAILABLE WITH EXCELLENT REPORT! Please ask for me and call my cell for a showing. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $184,900
Boat Name: Swiftsure
Make: Island Packet
Model: 40
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Island Packet
Designer: Robert K. Johnson
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TDL40127G899
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 41'6 ft
Waterline Length: 39'4 ft
Beam: 12'11 ft
Max Draft: 4'8 ft
Displacement: 22,800 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 22,800 lb
Ballast: 10,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 2063
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 170 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminum


Maximum Number Of Passengers: 8
Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers


Andy Baker CPYB
Knowing the pleasure Boating brings me, makes me want to share that pleasure, lets talk.. Andy
Springline Yacht Sales


Springline Yacht Sales
Mystic Shipyard 70 Essex St.
Mystic, Connecticut, US, 06355

Manufacturer Provided Description

Designed with Island Packet Yachts' exclusive Full Foil Keel, the Island Packet 40 utilizes the attributes of modern hull and foil designs with the superior safety, enhanced steering qualities, and more seakindly motion available only with a long keel. This feature brings numerous benefits to the cruising sailor: superior protection from damage or fouling of prop and rudder, an integral hull and keel construction for the strongest possible unified structure, a moderate draft with exceptional stability characteristics for shallow water gunkholing or worldwide voyaging, and winning performance capabilities. Full-length cabin top handrails, double lifelines with welded bow and stern rails, recessed foredeck with bulwarks, and a premium, slip-resistant surface of a contrasting low-glare gelcoat all contribute to offshore safety. Forward, the integral bowsprit-anchor platform increases sail area, improves sheeting angles for enhanced windward performance, and provides ready stowage and immediate access for ground tackle. The 8-foot long cockpit has full-length contoured seats offering plenty of room for comfortable sitting or stretching out. A premium, console-mounted rack and pinion steering system is employed for its exceptional feel and rugged reliability. Integrated into the custom steering console are the single-lever engine control, compass, and flip-up cockpit table. The cutter rig used has furling systems on both the genoa and self-tending staysail. The skipper has a variety of sail combinations available that are readily adaptable to maximize comfort, safety and performance over a wide range of wind and sea conditions. The generous sail plan, utilizing three simply managed sails, coupled with the easily-driven, long-waterline hull form, assures excellent light-air performance skipper has a variety of sail combinations available that are readily adaptable to maximize comfort, safety and performance over a wide range of wind and sea conditions.

Belowdecks, two double staterooms, well-separated for privacy, and each with an adjoining head and shower, combine with an expansive central living area to provide a gracious setting. Overhead handrails, bulkhead handgrips and an easily maintained, molded slip-resistant cabin sole offer sure-footed movement while underway. The wraparound galley is equipped with a host of detail features for both convenience and safety. The L-shaped settee in the main salon can be quickly converted to an extra double berth with its built-in pullout panel. Forward, there is an elegant, full-width owner's stateroom, with generous stowage. The aft stateroom is similarly roomy and inviting, and has a huge double berth.

The engine is mounted on a molded engine bed with an integral drip pan. Fastidious mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are all in evidence here and are easily accessible through a removable front panel, hinged side panels and an aft cover. All Island Packet 40 structural laminates and internal reinforcements are designed to meet or exceed rigid ABS standards for offshore yachts. Hulls are molded of knitted triaxial roving, offering vastly superior impact and puncture resistance compared to conventional woven rovings or cored construction. Deck laminates utilitize Island Packet's exclusive PolyCore system. Interior construction features an engineered grid system and reinforced fiberglass structure fully bonded with the hull to form a structure of immense strength and durability.

Equipment List: Sails, Winches, steering, plumbing, etc.

Island Packet 40 Specifications -

Standard Equipment Rig - Sails - Hardware:

Main w-double reef, 130% roller furling genoa, roller furling staysail, triple stitched - Mainsail cover, genoa & staysail  - Genoa gear, including tracks, blocks, sheets and furling system - Staysail gear including traveler, blocks, Lewmar Ocean Series 8C sheet winch, Lewmar Ocean Series 8C halyard winch, furling system - Jib halyard winch on mast, Lewmar Ocean Series 24C, 2-speed - Main halyard (on roller bearing masthead sheave) and main sheet, led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar Ocean Series 30CST winch - Dual single line "Auto Reefing" system for double set of reef points led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar Ocean Series 30CST winch - All halyards internal; color coded running rigging, convenient coaming storage bins for lines - Boom vang - preventer package - Winch handle - 10" lock-in chrome - Jib sheet winches (2) Lewmar Ocean Series 48CST, 2 speed - Midboom sheeting for unobstructed cockpit & dodger installations -  Ronstan Main sheet traveler w- 4:1 control system - Welded stainless steel double bow roller,  SS bow pulpit & SS stern rail, double lifelines in SS stanchions, flag holder in stern rail.

Wheel Steering: 

Pedestal mounted Whitlock rack & pinion direct system (no slack, gear driven) with wheel brake, stainless steel wheel.  Custom pedestal w- guard, engine control, hinged table. Emergency tiller with storage bracket - Compass via Ritchie SP-5.


Double lifelines w- side gates, full length teak cabin top handrails - Stern gate w- quick release hook - Swim ladder (stainless steel transom mount) w- teak steps - Two heavy duty stainless steel anchor rollers w- hinged deck pipes to forepeak - Four 12" mooring cleats, two 10" spring line cleats, chocks and stainless steel chafe guards - Twin backstays for easy stern boarding & unobstructed helm seating - Topping lift-adjustable - Keel stepped mast, all anodized spars w roller furling mainmast.

Interior - Thirteen opening ports w- screens - polished stainless steel, safety glass - Seven deck hatches-forward head, forward cabin, salon, aft head, aft cabin, galley nav area - Lewmar (acrylic & aluminum) -

Four deck ventilators (dorade type). Anchor locker w Large forepeak and louvered access door & overhead deck pipes, light, drain to bilge, center divider w- attachment for rode.   2 anchors, Bruce style and Fortress on  double rollers


Forward head w- shower (drain to auto sump), w- curtain on track, teak seat, large vanity with polished stainless steel sink, hot-cold pressure water w- shower, unbreakable mirror, Formica counter w- teak trim, storage cabinets, two opening ports and an overhead hatch, toothbrush holder w- cup, toilet paper holder, integral recessed lighting - Forward cabin w- privacy doors to salon & head compartment. Large double berth w- full-length teak shelf outboard and overhead shelf on headboard - bulkhead with reading light under, large stowage lockers and six cedar lined drawers under. Generous cedar lined hanging locker w- shelf over plus bureau w- shelf over. Three opening ports, overhead hatch, deck vents, varnished teak & holly sole - Main salon w- L-shaped pullout double settee berth to starboard, single settee berth to port, teak cabinets & book shelves outboard of both settees. Large stowage areas behind & under each settee. Cedar lined hanging locker w- shelf over. Deluxe drop leaf table folds against bulkhead rack (w- bottle stowage) for unobstructed 4' wide varnished teak & holly sole. Large overhead hatch, numerous opening ports, deck vents & overhead handrails - Navigation station w- large table w- tray storage under, nav light, two position table top, generous nav - electronics cabinet w- master AC-DC electrical panel  - Chart stowage drawer beneath settee - Aft head w- shower pan (drain to auto sump), curtain on track, shower area w- teak seat, seat retracts for access to marine head, large vanity with sink, hot - cold pressure water w- shower, full-length unbreakable mirror, Formica counter w- teak trim, storage cabinets, overhead hatch & opening port, toothbrush holder w- cup, toilet paper holder. Door conveniently located near companionway in main cabin plus additional door for private access to aft cabin - Aft cabin w- privacy doors to main cabin & head compartment. Large double berth w- full-length teak shelf outboard, stowage lockers under, dressing seat. Generous cedar lined hanging locker w- shelf over, bureau w- shelf over, two opening ports plus overhead hatch, varnished teak & holly sole - Courtesy - night lights with switch by companionway - All cushions 5" thick foam & upholstered in premium designer fabric  (multi colored pattern)- Removable teak companionway ladder w- engine access from all sides - Storage rack for companionway drop boards - Molded slip resistant cabin sole adjacent to companionway, galley & nav station, w- draining grate in front of ladder. (Teak grate lifts out for dust pan) - Teak bulkheads, cabinetry, trim - select grain w- furniture quality satin finish varnish throughout - Teak louvered cabin & locker doors - deluxe trim; push-button safety latches on locker doors - Molded fiberglass interior headliner w- textured finish, teak trim - Teak & holly sole in main salon, forward & aft cabins - varnish finish Galley - Large wrap-around design w- Formica surfaces, teak sea rails on all edges - Icebox - top loading, superior injected froth type urethane insulation throughout, lift-out shelf, large 12 cu. ft. volume, electric drain pump, inside light - Gimbaled three-burner Princess LPG stove w- oven - stainless steel deluxe safety type, liftoff cover, stainless steel guardrail w- harness hooks. Pot & pan locker under - Double stainless steel sink with deluxe polished finish, hot & cold pressure water tap, manual pump, retractable spray unit - Trash bin, teak paper towel holder, soap rack - Deluxe teak dish rack & cutlery drawers - Large storage areas above & below counter, storage drawer, microwave alcove.

Construction :

100% hand laid fiberglass construction throughout with ISO - NPG type gelcoat for maximum durability, plus Island Packet's exclusive PolyClad bottom gelcoat system with 10-year limited warranty. Gelcoat applied using premium high-volume, low-pressure application equipment for exceptional finish quality, reduced airborne emissions - All structural laminates and reinforcements designed to ABS standards - Hull molded in one piece utilizing a proprietary pressure fed application system w- extra strong triaxial glass, unified w- an engineered molded interior grid structure - Deck laminate cored w- advanced PolyCore - a proprietary microsphere & resin matrix that has maximum resistance to rot & delamination - Deck attached to integrally molded hull flange w- bolts, lock nuts & urethane adhesive sealant - Deck hardware thru-bolted w- aluminum backup plates. Extensive mold detail for all deck hardware - Two-tone deck low-glare ivory white with integrally molded tan slip resistant surface (premium coarse diamond pattern) - Ivory white hull w- gold cove & boot stripe color - Combination teak rub - cap rail w- stainless steel striker, teak cap on bowsprit - Deluxe helm console with hinged table, guard - handgrip, compass, SINGLE LEVER ENGINE CONTROL! - Contoured cockpit seats almost 8 feet long, coaming storage boxes and line bins, seat hatches with hasps and locks, molded helm seat with cushion and padded backrest, integral storage tray - Molded fiberglass sliding companionway hatch w- sea hood, latch inside, exterior hasp and lock - Companionway dropboards of solid teak, center dropboard fitted with fixed port with etched logo (safety glass), captive safety pin with holder - All exterior teak treated with Sikkens premium Cetol teak finish - Two 2" cockpit scuppers - Cockpit icebox - foam insulation, hinged lid - Fresh water cockpit shower - wash down (cold only) - LPG deck storage bin w- 10 lb. aluminum propane tank (plus room for spare), drain overboard

Mechanical - Electrical - Plumbing

50 hp diesel - four-cylinder, fresh water cooled, rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed with integral oil drip pan, twin fuel pumps (mechanical and electrical), twin fuel filters, 3-blade prop. Racor fuel filter with water separator, jacketed fuel line w- swedged ends - Extensive sound control in engine compartment: gasketed access cover and doors, premium lead lined foam insulation - Engine intake strainer - bronze - Recessed cockpit instrument panel w- electric tachometer, fuel gauge, engine monitoring & warning system, removable acrylic cover - Engine control mounted on pedestal -


Two premium 12V sealed, immobilized electrolyte, maintenance free gel type batteries  by LIFETIME, Group 27 - Deluxe electric panels w- four-way battery switch, circuit breakers for DC & AC systems, DC & AC gauges, battery test system, reverse polarity protection, indicator lights, hour meter, elec. pump controls, LPG control, battery charger control - AC 30 amp dockside power system w- polarity and GFI protection, 50' shorepower cord, numerous outlets, galvanic isolator, prewired for second 30 amp service - Marine converter - battery charger - 30 amp Raritan B-series - Numerous 12V interior lamps and (3) courtesy lamps with rocker switch at companionway, dome lights in cockpit locker, forepeak, icebox and engine room -

New Raymarine C90 Radar/Chart at Nav station.


Water heater - 11 gallon marine type w- engine heat exchanger & AC operation, UL approved, foam jacketed hoses - Pressure water system w- hot & cold water tap in galley & heads, shower in heads, cockpit - Manual water pump in galley - LPG stove system w- one 10 lb. aluminum tank (in draining deck storage well) remote solenoid shutoff, gauge - Two marine heads (Raritan) premium triple walled sanitation hose with direct overboard discharge or bypass valve into holding tank. Water intake to heads protected by bronze strainer - 30 gallon (US) welded marine aluminum holding tank with sealed interior, deck pump out fitting - 170 gallon (US) welded marine aluminum fresh water tank w- deck fill, gauges at panel & tank - 90 gallon (US) welded marine aluminum fuel tank w- shutoff valve, deck fill, gauges in cockpit & tank - Fuel, water and holding tanks all located below cabin sole maximizing storage space & minimizing trim changes - Deck fittings for water, fuel, waste - stainless steel w- deck key - Auto sump pump for shower drains - Ultimate magnetic reed float switch - Electric bilge pump w- auto switch integral w- master panel, premium Ultimate magnetic reed float switch - Manual bilge pump - heavy duty (1 1-2" hose). Mounted in cockpit near helm - Icebox drain pump - electric - UL approved bronze, thru-bolted flanged marine seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline; ball valves on all thru-hulls in boot stripe - Electrical bonding system for rig & all underwater metals - UL approved marine pre-tinned color coded wiring w- heat sealed connectors throughout - High intensity running lights conforming to latest Colreg specs - Foredeck light mast mounted at spreaders - Masthead anchor light - Prewired: VHF antenna cable in mast & interior; fan wires throughout interior; 12V refrigeration wire - Messengers pre-run for cabin back or pedestal mounted electronics

Island Packet 40 Optional Equipment - Shoal draft keel - 3-blade propeller,  - Fully-battened main by Kappa - Anchor windlass, reversible electric via Simpson Lawrence with power up/down with deck and remote cockpit controls, deluxe chain stopper -  Hi-Tensile chain, nylon safety tail, shackles - Cockpit cushions (4 pc) 2" closed cell foam  


Up front is a spacious  master stateroom with pullman style berth tucked to starboard. Storage underneath with multiple drawers and outboard shelving is provided. Head/shower is ensuite in the bow with a single sink and vanity with more storage. Shower has teak seating. Hanging locker is cedar lined. Bulkhead forward provides anchor locker access.

The Main Salon is beamy and feels like the biggest interior of all 40 footers.  Outboard storage is larger than most and under settee storage will accept all your gear easily. Ample light /ventilation is provided with multiple opening ports which becomes very important on those hot July/August summer days with no breeze. Port settee slides out to add a double berth. Starboard settee is a single for sleeping with more double deep storage underneath.  Cushions are multistage compressible foam for extreme comfort.

A bulkhead folding double leaf table easily accommodates six people for meals. A bookcase style shelving area is behind the table.

An "L" shaped workable Galley is at base of companionway to Starboard featuring double ss sink, hot and cold pressure water with a fresh water foot pump. A dry storage bin/  enclosed cabinets are outboard.  Adler Barbour 12volt Refrigeration/freezer entrance is double doors with ample countertop space. Aft Bulkhead provides more utensil /dish storage and multiple drawer space. Oven/stovetop is a 3 burner Princess gimbaling propane unit.

An aft port doorway leads to a large double berth w hanging locker and drawer spaces. Storage is underneath. On deck in the cockpit and aft to Starboard is Avery large lazarette storage area. To port a smaller "line" locker holds those reachable items.

Cockpit is spacious and workable, especially in heavy weather. Several pad eyes are located in proper positions.  Wheel steering by Whitlock is easy to get forward from seated position. Stern seat is directly over the emergency tiller and features cushion ands setback for comfort.which is removable. A line storage bin provides extra storage while underway.


IJPE : 774.83 sq ft
I : 49.83 ft
J : 17.75 ft
P : 42.83 ft
E : 15.50 ft

Kappa Sails recent newer mainsail.

Furling Headsail 

Furling Staysail (Club footed)


Yanmar 50 Hp,  4 cylinder dependable diesel power

Model 4JH2E 

2063 hours

Easy access to engine with 4 openings/cabinet doors

Fuel bleeding system on fold out door.



Water 170 gallons ( Aluminum)

Fuel tank 90 gallons (Aluminum)

Holding Tank 30 gallons (Aluminum)

Hot water heater 11 gallons

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.
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Call view this awesome IP40. Shows stunningly well. Recent survey by a Certified surveyor is available.  Recent electronics upgrade and a full cover are included. NEW PHOTOS!

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