1996 Island Packet Cat 35
Oriental NC, US
The Packet Cat by Island Packet places emphasis on comfort and space wrapped together in a good-looking package. These exciting boats offer the cruising sailor a combination of features and benefits available on no other yacht. Designed, built, and backed by Island Packet Yachts, the Packet Cat advances cruising catamaran design, engineering, and styling a quantum leap forward. The result is a refreshing choice for a sailing lifestyle focused on ease of use, versatility, comfort, and safety.
"Knotty Cat" has been cruised up and down the Intracoastal waterway, Bahamas Abacos and Exumas Islands and Florida’s Keys and Tortugas! Systems have been upgraded continuously! New Refrigeration, New Inverter-charger, New Mainsail, New Wind Generator, New props, New prop cutters, new raw water pumps, New holding tank, New anchor windlass, New dodger! Rigging survey and tuned summer 2017! She’s ready for cruising now!
This boat has two private cabins each with head and shower. This is a perfect boat for heading down the coast and over to the Bahamas. She is set up for cruising, and is a very comfortable vessel – at anchor or underway.
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Full SpecsManufacturer Provided Description
The Packet Cat 35 is a rather revolutionary departure from the typical sailing catamaran. It features a unique DeltaPod Bow. This partially submerged, central deep V plays a full-time, active role controlling pitch and wave action underway. Its large reserve buoyancy dramatically increases both forward and diagonal stability.
The full foredeck, wide side decks, inboard shrouds and full rail enclosure provide easy and secure access to all points on deck. A large, built-in padded foredeck lounge with hinged backrest offers a new dimension in luxury and convenience. The wrap-around cockpit offers a deluxe steering console with folding table and controls for the twin diesels, and a raised helm seat, giving the skipper an unobstructed view while remaining in the center of cockpit activity.
With an innovative and well-appointed interior, there is a feeling of space and natural "flow" along with a sense of comfort and style. The central cabin's settee quickly converts to a double berth with a simple pullout extension. Excellent ventilation and natural light are provided through five overhead hatches. Complete galley facilities will satisfy both the liveaboard or weekend escape lifestyles.
A louvered sliding door provides privacy for the entire starboard master suite area, with two overhead hatches and four opening ports providing excellent natural light and ventilation. The port-side stateroom arrangement is virtually identical to starboard, except for the addition of a privacy bulkhead with door just forward of the salon steps. A walk through door at the aft end of both tub-shower stalls provides excellent access to the engines, steering, and adjacent equipment space. Molded engine beds with integral drip pans combine with fastidious mechanical, electrical, and plumbing detail to make this area attractive, functional and reliable.
The Packet Cat 35 delivers spirited sailing performance with low heel angle on or off the wind, and tacks easily even in light air.
- Two queen size berths
- Convertible Salon queen
- Two heads with showers
- 12V refrigeration
- Hillerange propane stove and oven
- Lots of counter space
- Lots of storage
- Very roomy with a large refrigeration space
- L-shaped settee - converts to double berth
- Stowable dinette table
- Tremendous light and visibility from salon
- Port side navigation station
Cockpit Area and Deck
"Knotty Cat" has a very large cockpit with easy access from the stern boarding platforms on each hull up to the veranda level and from there to the cockpit through the open coaming. The flush foredeck makes for excellent sun lounging space. All lines are led aft to the cockpit on the housetop, and the sheet winches are conveniently lined up along the aft coaming.
- Three anchors
- Electric windlass - NEW 8/2017
- Lewmar winches - 7
- Dodger and bimini
- Raymarine RL70 Chartplotter/Radar
- Standard Horizon VHF
- Sony Marine Stereo
- Autohelm autopilot
- Autohelm depth
- Autohelm wind speed and direction
- Sunforce wind generator
- Raymarine Chartplotter data chips from Maine to Louisiana plus Bahamas
- AGM batteries house bank - two
- AGM battery starting bank
- ProMariner inverter/charger
- Solar panels - 200 W
- SunForce Wind Generator - 400 W
Sails and Rigging
- Electric main halyard winch
- In-Boom furling main
- Main - NEW 2014
- Roller furling genoa
- Gennaker for great down wind sailing
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.