Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 2000-launched Island Packet 380 ‘JALAN JALAN’.
The current owners purchased JALAN JALAN as a very lightly used example. Having completed their extensive ocean cruising taking in destinations such as the Windward and Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Bahamas and Florida; they have reluctantly decided to sell JALAN JALAN.
A reliable friend they have experienced all weathers during 1000’s of miles of ocean sailing. Always finding the Island Packet 380 to be an immensely capable and safe yacht. Continually upgraded JALAN JALAN boasts an inventory with highlights such as: • Epoxy applied below the waterline in 2009. • Antifouling applied early summer 2021 • Yanmar 4JH 3 marine diesel engine. • Balmar alternator and controller installed 2012 • MaxProp 3 blade, feathering propellor • QL Bowthruster • Fischer Panda 4000SC generator • Solar Panel • Rutland Wind generator • Whitlock rod linkage steering system • Raytheon plotter/radar • Raytheon ST60 Depth, Log/Speed and Wind instruments • DSC VHF – Icom IC-M601 • SSB Radio – Icom IC-M801E • Sat Phone – Iridium 9522-TP • New sparcraft mast fitted spring 2021. • Stainless steel standing rigging with chromed bronze rigging screws, fitted new 2021. • Mainsail, Yankee, Staysail and Cruising chute • Sprayhood, cockpit tent and bimini • Davits
ISLAND PACKET FEATURES:
As with all Island Packets, there are many unique features in her construction which contribute to their reputation as solid and dependable mile-munchers. These features include:- • CE Certified: All models meet or exceed the highest available independent rating – Category “A” – Ocean. • Exclusive Full Foil Keel® for unrivalled combination of performance, seakeeping, safety, control and comfort. • Hull and keel design minimizes fouling and impact damage to keel, rudder and prop. • One-piece, hand-laminated, solid fibreglass hull and keel resulting in the strongest possible construction. • Triaxial knitted laminate integration for superior strength and impact resistance. • Moderate draft allowing for access to wider range of cruising grounds. • Low, generous tank storage makes for added interior stowage and enhanced stability. • Full roller furling sail systems with controls leading to cockpit. Hoyt® boom provides improved performance and control. • Recessed foredeck for on-deck security. • Patented Sea Safe® anchor rollers and integral bow platform: fully captive, low chafe chain/rode guides, quick anchor deployment and secure stowage. • PolyClad®3 gelcoat system for superior gloss retention/crack resistance and protection against osmotic blisters — 10 year limited warranty from build. • PolyCore® deck coring material is decay proof and has strength and rigidity — 10-year limited warranty from build.
Bob Johnson’s passion for sailing bloomed at an early age. He was only eight when he bought his own subscription to Yachting magazine and fourteen when he wrote a term paper on his future career as a naval architect. That same year, he lofted his first sailboat on the living room floor, then sailed it down Lake Worth, with his brother holding a garden umbrella for a spinnaker. He was hooked for life.
Even though he became a mechanical engineer, ending up at McDonnell Douglas designing missiles, his heart was still with sailboats. With a master’s degree from MIT in naval architecture, he went to Florida and worked with Irwin Yachts and Endeavor, gradually becoming general manager. But he had a well-engineered dream. He started Island Packet modestly in the mid-seventies by borrowing money to buy the moulds for a 26 footer with a beam of more than 10 feet — a catboat proportion. He was everything at the company — engineer, purchasing agent, production manager and sales staff. Island Packet grew to a peak of two hundred employees in an immaculate, family-owned facility and has developed over the decades one of the most enthusiastic and loyal followings in cruising boat history.
As a dedicated observer, Johnson had seen boats go from full-keel, wineglass-shaped hull forms to the Cal 40 type with a fin-keeled, U-shaped underbody. He was struck by the fact that there had been no thoughtful, logical transition from one extreme to another. He felt that something sensible, seaworthy, and very manageable was missing. He wanted to utilize the best of both extremes by taking a modern U-shaped hull for performance and create a long keel for seaworthiness, not only by stretching the fin keel and making it shallower but by making it an airfoil shape. Instead of the big barn door rudder hung on the aft end of the keel, which generated huge turning radiuses, he separated the two and connected the bottom of the keel to the bottom of what was now a counterbalanced spade rudder. In this way, he maintained the stability and seakeeping quality of a long keel and gained a good shallow draft. Even in case of grounding, his internally ballasted hull would suffer little damage compared to the major repairs necessary for bent keel bolts or torn-out bottoms, which some deep fin keelers might endure.
We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.
For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:
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