Sea Turtle is a gem! She was commissioned for her original owner in Rock Hall, MD and used very lightly, on the Chesapeake Bay.
The current owners purchased Sea Turtle in 2013. They sailed her seasonally in the southeast, Florida Keys, Bahamas, Exumas, and Gulf.
Easy of use - Fully roller furling and self-tending sloop rig
Innovative open layout
Energy independence - solar, wind generator, batteries and inverter
Optional swim platform with ladder
Sea Turtle is lovingly maintained and equipped for new adventures.
Large comfortable fully-enclosed cockpit with five screens
Shoal draft (4') - You will be the envy of the anchorage when folks see your handsome, well-built Island Packet Estero tucked into a prime spot.
So set sail aboard this lovingly maintained and well equipped 2010 Island Packet Estero.
Matt J. Malatich
S&J Yachts – Charleston
843 872-8080 | www.sjyachts.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
I represent both buyers and sellers of fine yachts internationally. Please contact me to discuss your goals.
S&J Yachts is a full-service yacht brokerage and a new boat dealership, with offices in Annapolis, MD, Rock Hall, MD, Deltaville, VA, Largo, FL and Charleston, SC. We are dealers for Delphia, Island Packet, and Seaward Yachts. We also represent Discovery Yachts Group, including Southerly Yachts, Discovery Yachts and Bluewater Catamarans.
The innovative interior layout of the Estero is especially appealing to folks that like an open layout. Starting forward is the Salon which features a comfortable V-shaped settee and a large drop-leaf table. The salon and galley combine to create a very spacious area for entertaining. The settees may be used as single berths or converted to a huge queen.
The U-shaped galley is next aft to port and flows seamlessly into the Salon. It features a double stainless steel sink, microwave oven, two burner propane stove with oven, numerous cabinets for storage and two well insulated double refrigerated ice boxes. There is also a generous amount of counter space and a pull-out trash bin.
Opposite the galley is the large head compartment with separate shower stall and seat. The vanity has several storage areas plus a cabinet outboard. The heads proximity to the companionway and overhead hooks in the shower stall make it the perfect spot to stow wet gear when conditions are unfavorable.
Aft of the galley on the port side of the companionway is the Owner’s stateroom. It features a comfortable innerspring double mattress, removable carpeting, a large cedar lined locker, bureau, shelf and a full-length mirror.
The guest stateroom/nav station is on the starboard side. A large recessed accordion door extends for privacy when needed. There is a double berth, locker, shelf and ample cabinetry for electronics and gear. Lift up the cushions and you will find five large storage compartments. The chart table folds up from the bulkhead when needed. This area houses the electric panel and some of the electronics.
The engine is easily accessible behind the companionway ladder, through a door in the owner's cabin and a removable panel behind the engine.
With tankage below the cabin sole, there is plenty of storage throughout the interior.
The U-shaped galley is located to port and is a safe, comfortable place to work.
The Estero is easy to sail. She features a fully roller furling and self-tending sloop rig. With the self vanging feature of the Hoyt boom equipped jib, both sails provide maximum performance and control on all points. Sailing upwind will be particularly close winded thanks to the tight sheeting of the jib, and tacking requires no more crew activity than turning the helm. Downwind performance is also optimized since the main and jib can be set "wing-and-wing". This is a simple and versatile rig that is easily set, reefed, furled and trimmed from the comfort and security of the cockpit. There is also enough room forward of the jib stay to fly a code-zero or other larger headsail if desired for added performance in light conditions.
The Estero hull design continues the evolution of the Full Foil Keel, which provides the benefits of moderate draft, superior stability, protected rudder and prop, and integral keel construction that eliminates bolts and forms a double bottom with the fully encapsulated lead ballast. The rudder geometry now incorporates a fixed skeg forward of the shaft (protects the prop from crab pot lines) to enhance steering control under both sail and power.
On deck, a number of features merit comment. Sidedecks are recessed more than in past Island Packet designs, forming deeper bulwarks over the full length of the deck. The hull-to-deck joint is an overlapping type (commonly referred to as a "shoe-box") combining an adhesive bond between the deck and an inward hull flange with closely spaced bolts through the deck and hull around the yacht's entire perimeter. Cap rails and bowsprit/anchor platform are finished with textured gelcoat and a bootstripe-matching color vinyl rubrail with a polished stainless steel striker for low maintenance. The integrally molded bowsprit has our patented self-stowing Sea Safe anchor roller with ample room for a second anchor roller and an electric windlass. Immediately aft of the bowsprit is a deck hatch providing access to the large divided forepeak for anchor rodes with room for an assortment of dock lines and fenders.
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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.