The Island Packet 350 was the penultimate mid-thirty foot design from this storied builder, and continued IP’s "next generation" of their hallmark hull, rudder and keel configuration. But the 350 added a swim platform, an athwartship aft cabin, improved sail handling equipment with the new (at the time) Hoyt Staysail Boom, and even replaced a lot of the exterior cockpit and cabintop teak with easier to maintain stainless steel. The 350 is one of IP’s nicest sailing models and you can see and feel that in this safe, comfortable, and luxurious yacht. She handles and performs extremely well. MAKAHA is a fine, and experienced example of this popular model, having completed a near-solo circumnavigation, and has been well maintained including having the holding tank replaced and the engine rebuilt. She plays a central role in the book Around the World in Six Years, written by her first owner, Mr. Henry Holt.
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The Forward Cabin has a Pullman berth on the Starboard side with a hanging locker, bureau and dressing seat to port. There is additional storage under the berth and shelves on both hull sides. Also, there is plenty of dressing room and a private entrance to the head. Three opening ports and a large opening hatch provide excellent ventilation.
The large Head is to starboard aft of the forward cabin with entrances from both the saloon and the forward cabin. It is comfortable with good counter space, a commode (with a teak drop-down shower seat), sink, shower as well as an opening port and hatch plus excellent storage. The shower's grey water is pumped overboard.
The Main Saloon follows aft with facing settees, a table that unfolds to serve both settees and then folds up to store on the forward bulkhead when not in use creating a very large, open living space. The starboard settee pulls out making a comfy double berth. There are 4 opening ports and a large opening hatch in the saloon. With the fuel, water, and waste tanks under the cabin sole, there is tremendous storage under and behind the settees. A large built-in chart drawer is under the starboard settee. All hanging lockers are cedar-lined.
The aft facing Nav Station is at the end of the saloon’s port settee with a nice sized desk with the electrical panel above. There is a small drawer for nav tools. The VHF, stereo, GPS and Nav Repeater are all within easy reach along the hull side as well as a fuel/water gauge, clock and barometer. The batteries are installed under the Nav Seat with additional switches and breakers easily accessible.
The “U” shaped Galley is on starboard behind the saloon with double sink, 2 burner propane stove and oven, large ice box with a Super Cold Machine, and plenty of work room and storage including 2 drawers under the fridge, clever dinnerware storage above and a real pull-out trash can. An opening port and hatch helps keeps the galley ventilated.
Across from the galley on port, and separated by the companionway, is the Aft Cabin entrance. It has a big comfortable athwartship double berth, large dressing area with a bureau and hanging locker. Two opening ports and an opening hatch make the cabin comfortable.
The engine room is located underneath the companionway stairs making engine work comfortable and easy with additional side and aft openings for access.
The Cockpit is large and long enough for great sailing and is the best place to stretch out and nap or entertain 6 to 8 family and friends. There are stern rail seats on either side of the helm with cushions. Twin backstays, boarding ladder, and swim platform make this cockpit extremely functional.
MAKAHA is equipped with both a 30 amp shore power 110V system and a shipboard 12v system.
The IP 350 has a modern, high aspect, masthead, cutter rig with a keel stepped mast, twin backstays. Roller furling in-mast Mainsail (new 2019), staysail and genoa (both new 2017). All Running Rigging Lines led aft to Cockpit.
The 350 is driven by a Yanmar 3JH3E, 3 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled, 40HP Diesel. Island Packet engine panel in cockpit shows 7098 hours. Engine underwent a major overhaul at 5,000 hours. Three bladed Max Prop feathering propeller.
The Island Packet 350 has a solid glass hull and synthetically cored deck. Her bowsprit and stern swim platform are molded in one piece along with the hull and keel. Her non-skid and bulwarks make for safe movement fore and aft and her cockpit is shaped for comfort and functionality. She has a deep, divided Anchor Locker and a sealed and overboard drained propane locker w/full safety features.