The Estero offers all of the quality, comforts and capabilities synonymous with Island Packet, with an increased emphasis on ease of use and innovative new features. A fully roller furling and self-tending sloop rig provides great performance with simple controls, making sailing more enjoyable than ever.
Recessed bulwarks offer security on deck and a minimum of exterior teak means “hose and go”. The integral bowsprit features our patented SeaSafe® anchor roller, and a deck hatch gives access to a large forepeak. Ten opening ports, five hatches and two dorade vents ensure plenty of light and ventilation. Steering is geared rack and pinion and long cockpit seats allow daysailing with a crowd or stretching out for a nap. A stern platform is available that includes a pull-out swim ladder and steps to the cockpit.
The saloon features a central drop-leaf table that keeps it open for socializing or makes for a comfortable dining area with guests. The settees may be used as single berths or, with optional filler cushions, made into two double berths. With all tankage below the sole, plentiful storage is available throughout the interior. The U-shaped galley features deep sinks and ample storage above and below the countertops. Additional features like a pull out trash bin, microwave oven and large, well insulated iceboxes with double gasketed lids will please both weekend and offshore sailors.
Opposite the galley is a spacious head compartment with separate shower stall and seat. The vanity has several storage areas plus a cabinet outboard. The private owner’s stateroom features a double berth with an innerspring mattress, a large hanging locker, bureau, shelf and a full length mirror. There is impressive engine access via a lift-off cover under the berth and through a hinged door, as well as behind the companionway ladder via a removable panel.
The starboard quarter berth area doubles as a nav station and, with the hinged chart table stowed and pocket door closed, a comfortable cabin. Ample cabinetry is provided for electronics. A chart bin, bureau and shelf add to the convenience of this area. Throughout the interior a combination of varnished hardwoods and coordinated surfaces make for a bright and welcoming atmosphere. The Estero’s hull design continues the evolution of the Full Foil Keel®, which provides the benefits of moderate draft, superior stability and protected rudder and prop. Integral construction eliminates bolts, and a full ballast cap forms a double bottom.
Whether one’s needs are for weekending and family vacations or for extended cruising, the new Estero is uniquely qualified to deliver on all counts. Offering spirited sailing performance with exceptional ease of use, unrivaled safety and seakeeping, benchmark construction quality, plus the livability, comfort and value that have earned Island Packet Yachts a worldwide reputation as America’s Cruising Yacht Leader™, the Estero represents the best of everything learned in the company’s thirty year history.
-Bob Johnson, N.A.