[ENG] ISLAND PACKET 349 – Walkaround and Interiors Sailing Boat – The Boat Show

[ENG] ISLAND PACKET 349 – Walkaround and Interiors Sailing Boat – The Boat Show


(dramatic music) (upbeat music) (man speaking in foreign language) – [Narrator] The Island Packet
349 is probably the most American boat that we’ve seen in Miami. The innovation here is the tradition. In fact, it leverages all it’s experience in Caribbean Bluewater sailing. (man speaking in foreign language) – [Narrator] At almost 11 meters all in, the hull is about 10 meters long. It’s a big boat in terms of volume, with two big cabins, a bathroom
and a well equipped kitchen. It’s even got armchairs
in the dining area. Which is all possible
thanks to the boat’s weight. More than we’re used
to, it’s almost 11 tons. (man speaking in foreign language) – [Narrator] Everything is very simple. Look at the boomed bowl sail. The Island of Packet always uses it, because it’s nice and simple. As soon as it’s adjusted, you can turn it as much as you want. (man questioning in foreign language) – [Narrator] “What does
the Island Packet mean for the American sail market?” – Today we’re building the
next generation Island Packet. We’re taking the things
that worked in the past, the full foil keel, the ivory color, and we’re giving people the
ability to outfit the boat, personalize the boat, giving them an easier boat to handle, and a more performance
orientated boat today, than in the past. Less maintenance, we’ve taken a lot of the wood
off the exterior of the boat, to make it a less maintenance, a easier boat to handle, and to take care of. – [Narrator] “How is the
sail boat market in America?” – The boat market here
in the United States is very good for sail boats right now. We are pretty much sold
out for this calendar year, except for two build
slots that we have left. So, we should build
about 20 boats this year, and that, our maximum capacity
is 25, as a custom builder. (dramatic music) (air whooshing)

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