The Island Packet 465 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Island Packet 465 is a sailboat designed by Bob Johnson and built by Island Packet Yachts. It is a heavy-displacement cutter that was first introduced in 2007. It's known for its center-cockpit configuration, full keel, and spacious interior accommodations.

An Island Packet 465 under sailThe Island Packet 465

Published Specification for the Island Packet 465

Underwater Profile: Long keel with rudder on skeg

Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall: 48'9" (14.9m)

Waterline Length: 38'1" (11.6m)

Beam: 14'4" (4.4m)

Draft: 5'0" (11.6m)

Rig Type: Cutter

Displacement: 34,500lb (15,649kg)

Designer: Bob Johnson

Builder: Island Packet Yachts (USA)

Year First Built: 2008

Published Design Ratios for the Island Packet 465

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 13.7

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 34.8

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 279

4. Comfort Ratio: 37.3

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8

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The Island Packet 465: A Few FAQs...

What are the published design ratios for the Island Packet 465 and, based on those ratios, how is the boat likely to perform under sail?

The above-published design ratios indicate that the Island Packet 465 is a heavy and stable boat that can carry a lot of load and equipment, but may not be very fast or agile in light winds.

Is the Island Packet 465 still in production and, if not, when did production end and how many of these sailboats were built?

The Island Packet 465 is no longer in production. According to Sail Magazine, production ended in 2012 due to the economic downturn and low demand for large cruising boats. The exact number of boats built is not known, but it is estimated to be around 30.

How many people can sleep on board an Island Packet 465?

The Island Packet 465 can sleep up to seven people on board. It has two staterooms with queen-sized berths, one forward and one aft, each with an ensuite head and shower. It also has a settee in the main saloon that converts into a double berth, and a sea berth on the starboard side.

How did the sailing press review the Island Packet 465?

The sailing press generally gave positive reviews to the Island Packet 465. Sail Magazine praised its solid construction, spacious interior, and easy handling. Cruising World highlighted its comfort, safety features, and quality craftsmanship. Sailboat Cruising described it as a "go-anywhere" boat that can handle rough seas and long voyages.

What do owners of the Island Packet 465 have to say about their boats?

Owners of the Island Packet 465 seem to be very happy with their boats. They appreciate its roominess, seaworthiness, reliability, and durability. They also enjoy its classic looks, cozy atmosphere, and ample storage space. Some owners have sailed their boats across oceans and around the world.

What is the history of the builders of the Island Packet 465 and is the company still in business?

The builders of the Island Packet 465 are Island Packet Yachts, a company founded by Bob Johnson in 1979 in Largo, Florida. The company specializes in building high-quality cruising sailboats with distinctive cream-colored hulls and full keels. The company is still in business today, although it has reduced its production due to market conditions.

Is the mast on the Island Packet 465 deck-stepped or keel-stepped?

The mast on the Island Packet 465 is keel-stepped. This means that the mast extends through the deck and rests on a solid support at the bottom of the boat. This provides more strength and stability to the rigging than a deck-stepped mast.

What sailplan and rig options, if any, are available for the Island Packet 465?

The Island Packet 465 has a standard cutter rig with a mainsail, a 110% genoa, and a self-tacking staysail. The mainsail has a full-batten design with a stack pack and lazy jacks for easy reefing and stowing. The genoa and the staysail have roller furling systems.

What keel options, if any, are available for the Island Packet 465?

The Island Packet 465 has only one keel option: a full keel with a cutaway forefoot and an attached rudder. The cutaway forefoot reduces wetted surface and improves manoeuvrability.

What is the average asking price of a secondhand Island Packet 465?

The average cost of a secondhand Island Packet 465 depends on the year, condition, and equipment of the boat. According to, the current listings range from $349,000 to $499,000, with an average asking price of $424,000.

How does the Island Packet 465 compare to other similar sailboats in its class?

The Island Packet 465 is comparable to other centre-cockpit cruising sailboats in its size range, such as the Hylas 46, the Hallberg-Rassy 46, the Moody 45 DS, and the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 DS. Compared to these boats, the Island Packet 465 has more displacement, more ballast, less sail area, and a shallower draft. It also has a more traditional appearance and a more conservative design philosophy.

What other sailboats have been created by the designer of the Island Packet 465?

The designer of the Island Packet 465 is Bob Johnson, who is also the founder and CEO of Island Packet Yachts. He has created many other sailboats for the company, such as the Island Packet 27, the Island Packet 31, the Island Packet 35, the Island Packet 37, the Island Packet 38, the Island Packet 40, the Island Packet 420, the Island Packet 440, and the Island Packet 520. He has also designed some powerboats for the company's sister brand Blue Jacket Yachts.

The above answers were drafted by using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material; to the best of our knowledge, we believe them to be accurate.

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