According to advanced reports, Island Packet’s designer and President Bob Johnson continues to do what he does best–design and build seakindly full keel cruisers. His latest is the new 36-foot Island Packet 360.
Down below it has two cabins with easily accessed large berths and generous stowage areas. The head compartment has separate entries from the saloon or the forward stateroom, a sink vanity, electric flush head, and dedicated shower area with seat. The main saloon is open, bright and, with the hinged bulkhead mounted table able to be quickly dropped or stowed. The large settee to port converts into a double berth and has two reclining and swiveling arm chairs to starboard (a settee is available in lieu of chairs for those preferring this arrangement). The galley features twin refrigeration compartments, either or both of which may be used as a freezer at the push of a button, a gas range, microwave oven, and generous storage areas above and below the counter.
Since all IP keels don’t require interior access for keel bolt inspection or related keel attachment maintenance and repair issues, all tankage on the 360 can be centrally located below the cabin sole in single large tanks, significantly increasing available stowage elsewhere in the yacht, minimizing trim changes with varying tank levels and lowering the center of gravity for improved stability. Eleven opening ports, numerous deck hatches and two Dorade vents keep the interior fresh and bright.