BLUE JACKET – PERFORMANCE CRUISING SAILBOATS
CRUISING WORLD’S BOAT OF THE YEAR WINNER 2014
Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Mid-size Cruiser
The Blue Jacket project is designed by Tim Jackett (President and Chief Designer at Tartan and C&C) in collaboration with Bob Johnson, Naval Architect and founder of Island Packet Yachts.
With more than 30 industry awards between them, including 15 Boat of the Year awards, the Blue Jacket series of yachts embody the creativity and broad-based experience these two noted designers have displayed over the past 30 plus years, melding the performance prowess of Jackett with the cruising focus and manufacturing acumen of Johnson and Island Packet.
Modern interpretation of a performance cruiser features a three-cabin arrangement with the amenities and build quality expected of a luxury sailing yacht.
The powerful and versatile Solent-type sailplan features a working jib with self-tending carbon fiber Hoyt Boom® along with a large reacher for offwind work. Twin wheels and a large cockpit enhance both sailing and socializing, and all frequently used sail controls are convenient to the cockpit.
Construction features 100% VE resin infusion technology with Divinycell® coring for both hull and deck. Fit, finish and materials and equipment selections typify the high standards of any Island Packet built product.
Full SpecsBoat Name
POOH CORNER II
Beam: 12.33 ft
Maximum Draft: 5.17 ft
Displacement: 17,900 lb
Ballast: 5,780 lb
Bridge Clearance: 62.5 ft
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH4E
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 40|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (55 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (40 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (24 Gallon)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1
The Cruising World judges had the following to say about the Blue Jacket:
"Like Lennon and McCartney, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, in figurative terms the Jackett and Johnson pairing also produced some beautiful music. The pair’s first project definitely resonated with our judges, and notched not one but two winning hits of its own: their Blue Jacket 40 is both this year’s Best Midsize Cruiser, 39-41 Feet, as well as 2014’s Domestic Boat of the Year.
“Tim Jackett drew the original lines for the boat but Bob Johnson