"Paradiso" is here in the bay area. A beautiful 2010 Island Packet Estero 36. She is like finding a pearl in an oyster. A rare find ! This 36' cruiser has more to offer in layout than most 40 ' .
Powered by a Yanmar 40 hp . She carries an In Mast furling main with vertical batten and self tending head sail. Raymarine Knot-Depth-Windspeed and Autopilot ST6000.
Two double berths and a salon table that lowers down to sleep 6 comfortably. Tankage below the sole leaves plenty of room for storage throughout !
Roger and Dinah Goodsell
Cell 510-710-6822 / 510-710-6823
1070 Marina Village Pkwy #101 A
Alameda, CA 94501
One will sit and ponder ... how did they fit so so much room and storage in this 36 footer ! Great thought and planning ... a must to see !
As you enter the companionway you have 4 centerline steps . To port you have a step in stateroom with a double berth, and storage. To starboard is the Nav Station with ample storage for future electronics to be stored. Using the forward portion of the berth to sit. The Nav table folds down allowing a large area to move about in and the berth here is a double wide berth. There is a folding wall / door that allows complete privacy, making this a second stateroom !
Midship and to port is a full galley with ample storage and working counter space.
Adjacent to starboard is fairly large head with separate stand up shower area !
Forward, the salon cushions fill the forward peak, wrapping around from port to starboard. Center line salon table with fold down leaves. Allowing a large area for entertaining . The table does lower down and cushion insert converts this area into a double berth sleeping area.
Unbelievable layout for a 36' boat !!
A "U" shaped galley is to port of the companionway. Great for working underway or on the hook. Centrally located , great for "Chief" staying in touch with everyone and easy to pop up and get that "cold one" ! Ample storage and working counter space.
The Island Packet is equipped with a console mounted rack and pinion steering system ... This direct drive system has been engineered to provide exceptional feel and reliability.
The Island Packet Estero has a single spreader , keel stepped and fractional rig, with all lines leading aft to the cockpit to rope clutches .
The hull of the Island packet is molded as a single unit of fiberglass laminates consisting of alternating layers of hand laid mat and triaxial roving saturated with vinylester and polyester resin. The triaxial roving provides structural benefits compared to convention woven materials.
The exterior finish of the molded fiberglass hull is made up of PolyClad3, a gel coat and laminate process above and below the waterline which has resistance to osmotic blistering and exhibits superior glass and color retention qualities. The boot strip color is applied with a poly-urethane paint. The rub rail is made of extruded vinyl and is covered by a stainless steel striker.
The bowsprit structure is molded integrally with both the hull and deck and becomes a unit structure during the joining of the deck to hull. It has fiberglass surfaces on all sides with a solid core of plywood set in a polyester adhesive compound.
The deck utilizes a cored laminate construction for the advantages of lighter weigth, increased stiffness, and improved insulation. the entire deck, cabin top and cockpit are molded as a single unit with a hand laid fiberglass laminate, consisting of layers of mat, biaxial and triaxial "E" glass saturated with polyester resin on either side of a core of PolyCore, a matrix of glass microballons and polyester resin.
The hull is molded with an integral flange turned inward around the entire perimeter of the hull. the deck is first fastened to this flange with 3M's 5200, a resilient urethane adhesive sealant that, when cured, provides a strong bond. Stainless steel bolts, washers and a lock nuts are also used every six inches in the vertical portion of the gunwale to assure a secure hull -to-deck fitting. To this joined area is attached a side rail bedded in the same urethane sealant.
A large cockpit with fold down table at the helm. High back rest, makes for secure feeling in those heavy seas.
The Estero's hull design continues the evolution of the Full Foil Keel, which provides the benefits of moderate draft, superior stability and protected rudder and prop.