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1987 Island Packet 31

Olympia, Washington


31' Island Packet 31 '87 "Ile Flottante"

ILE FLOTTANTE is a very strong small sized cruiser that has a surprisingly large amount of interior volume with a well thought out floor plan  She is equipped for extended cruising or would make for a very comfortable live aboard. With both diesel forced air and reverse cycle air conditioning she would be comfortable at home in the Pacific Northwest or in some warm tropic climate. She shows minor normal wear for a boat of this age, due to a lifetime of careful loving treatment. This is a very clean boat. The exterior canvas is in excellent condition and affords great protection for the damp cruising conditions of the Pacific Northwest. Ready to go as is. 


Basic Boat Info

Price: $54,900
Boat Name: Ile Flottante
Make: Island Packet
Model: 31
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Island Packet
Designer: Bob Johnson
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 31 ft
Length Overall: 34'3 ft
Length Of Deck: 30'7 ft
Waterline Length: 27'9 ft
Beam: 11'6 ft
Min Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 11,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 43'5 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Ballast: 4,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3GM30F
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 24hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 3280
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 11 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers


Dan O'Brien, Olympia WA
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Forward stateroom has rope locker access forward, V-berth with locker storage and water tank below, shelves above and outboard, bureau locker port aft, bi-fold entry door central aft, door to head inboard.

Enclosed head compartment to starboard has a counter top wash basin, stowage lockers, shower wand and a Raritan manual marine toilet discharging directly overboard or to a molded plastic holding tank located under aft end of the V-berth. Y-valve to Deck outlet or Macerator to overboard.

Main cabin amidships has hanging locker port forward, opposing settees with stowage outboard and below, shelves and lockers above and outboard. Starboard side is L-shaped settee that pulls out to form a double berth. Bulkhead mount table forward, folding chart table, electronics, storage lockers and electrical panel aft of starboard settee followed by a double berth extending below cockpit with batteries and bin storage below, accordion door inboard. The chart table folds up and accordion doors pull out to form a small private cabin out of the double berth area if desired. Generous 6' 4" headroom is a real plus. Many opening ports provide ventilation with electric fans to provide good air circulation companionway ladder central aft in main cabin removes along with a panel for additional engine access.

Galley port aft in main cabin has counter tops, drawers, dish lockers, stowage lockers, double stainless steel sink with pressure and hand pump fresh water, top loading insulated box with an Adler Barbour Cold Machine refrigeration system installed, and a Hillerange two-burner propane stove with oven. Propane is stored in two aluminum tanks. manufactured 4/86 & 7/86, (both re-certified) in a dedicated locker in the cockpit. System is fitted with a pressure regulator and 12V safety solenoid. There is also a Y valve in the propane system for an outside barbeque.

Interior finish is primarily with oiled teak veneers over plywood bulkheads and interior furniture components trimmed with teak hardwood, gelcoated surfaces of the interior pan/liner and headliner components, teak and holly cabin soles. Cabin sole shows some prior water damage caused by a hatch being left open while being transported by truck. Upholstered cushions, 12V light fixtures, and 110V receptacles where appropriate throughout. The interior is spotlessly clean


12V/110V Adler-Barbour Cold Machine refrigerator/freezer

2-burner Hillerange propane stove with oven

(2) aluminum propane tanks with current certification with Y-valve for BBQ in dedicated cockpit locker

Hot/cold pressure water

Cold sea water (not hooked up)

Water filtering system

Double S/S sinks

Electronics and Navigation

B&G wind speed

B&G wind direction

B&G speed and distance logs

B&G depth sounder

Autohelm ST4000 autopilot

4" Aquameter compass

Garmin 5GPSMAP 741xs GPS

Garmin 741xs chart plotter

Garmin GMR18 HD radar (integrates with chart plotter)

UnidenUM625 VHF with remote mic and hailer

Handheld VHF radio

Harwich clock and barometer

JVC AM-FM radio/ CD player with remote


35-lb CQR anchor with 200' chain (chain new 2012)

10-kg (22-lb) Bruce anchor 250' line

(2) small Danforth anchors: lunch hook and dinghy

Ideal electric windlass

Dodger, bimini and connecting awning, side curtains, binnacle cover, winch, handrail covers, hatch covers

Windlass cover (new 2015)

9' West Marine Zodiac RIB with 3.3-hp Evinrude outboard

Magma BBQ (new)

Dock lines and fenders

Radar reflector

Steaming and anchor lights

Running lights

Spreader lights

Deck light

Tricolor light

Cockpit hand sprayer/washdown and pump (new)

New dinghy davits

Bow pulpit, rails, lifelines, side stanchions and boarding gates

Swim ladder


LOA 34'3"

Encapsulated iron ballast

Full keel with cut-away forefoot

Port forward side of hull indicates a repair; cause unknown

Bottom paint scheduled Sept 2019

Engine and Mechanical

Direct drive

Transmission ratio 2.62

3-blade prop

Acoustic insulation

Fuel filters

Emergency engine stop

Raw water sea strainer

Bilge blower

Rack/pinion wheel steering

Engine alarm

Cockpit engine controls

Extra 3-blade prop

CO2 fume detector

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Rule electric pump mounted in bilge; manual Whale Gusher mounted in cockpit

Raritan manual head with macerator and Y-valve for overboard discharge and 11-gallon plastic holding tank

Lunaire 19,000/16,500-BTU reverse-cycle air conditioning

Webasto 5500 diesel forced-air cabin heater added 2012


12V DC and 110V AC systems

(3) Group 27 wet cell 12V batteries

(1) Group 31 maintenance-free starter battery

House and starter batteries new 2019

2-4 position battery parallel switch

Xantrex x2000 battery monitor

100-amp function of battery charger

2000-watt combi inverter/charger

(2) 25' shore power cords with adapters

Circuit breaker panel for all systems in the panel plus DC volt meter, shore power polarity and operation lights

(1) 120W solar panel with 30amp controller (panel mounted on bimini)

Sails and Rigging

Dacron main

Dacron jib (completely restitched 2014)

Famet roller furling on mainsail and headsail

Mainsail has Famet roller furling system outside mounted

Aluminum keel-stepped mast

Wire standing rigging

Whisker pole

Mainsheet traveler

(3) standard and (3) self-tailing winches

Climbing steps on mast


(2) life jackets

(2) dry chemical fire extinguishers


Horn, bell and whistle

Orion flare kit

Other Features and Equipment

Spares include starter, belts and fluids, alternator, fresh water pump and many other miscellaneous items too numerous to list.

Datamarine wind instruments in cockpit bulkhead and on binnacle are inoperative;.Replaced by B&G instruments



All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.


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.

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