Recent price reduction! Owner is looking for offers. This is a lot of boat for the dollar. She is a capable cruiser and will take you anywhere in comfort.
"Interlude" has been loved for over 20 years by her second owner. The last few years she has seen little use as life changes have the owners spending more time south.
The Island Packets are known for their cruising comfort with a broad beam, full keel and handsome traditional styling. The 31 is very spacious below and has the feel of a much larger vessel. She has a safe and secure deck with raised bulwarks, unobstructed decks along with a deep and comfortable cockpit. There is just the right amount of teak with the caprail, combings, eye brow and handrails to add to her traditional good looks. Her cutter rig allows for several sail plans and can accommodate any kind of weather conditions. All this coupled with her tri-cabin interior make her a wonderful cruiser for the family or 2 couples.
"Interlude" has been completely detailed below. The owner is talking with the yard about having her exterior teak stripped and sanded, then she will be ready to be finished anyway one likes, natural, Sikens Cetol or varnish the choice is yours.
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The 31 Island Packet has a very innovative interior design allowing for a wonderful amount of living space and also enabling a tri cabin configuration giving one the ability to have 2 private sleeping cabins. The forward cabin has a V-berth with filler, hanging locker, cabinets, shelves, port lights and overhead hatch as well as it's own private access to the head. The head is to starboard with vanity, toilet with seat, cabinets and hot and cold shower with drain pan with the toilet. Opposite the head is a large cedar lined hanging locker. The main salon has a settee to port and L-settee to starboard which makes into an additional double berth. She has a bulkhead mounted table that drops down for dining and opening up the shelving unit behind. There is additional shelving behind both settees and lockers behind and under the settees. Aft to starboard is the navigation station and quarter berth. There is a folding pocket door and the nav table flips up to create a second private stateroom. Ventilation is excellent as there is an overhead hatch as well as 2 opening ports. When not closed off it creates an open spacious interior. To port of the companionway is the large U-shaped sea galley that any cook would be pleased with.
The interior is warm , bright and inviting with all the teak cabinetry, teak and holly sole, and lovely fabrics. She has excellent natural light provided from 3 overhead hatches and nine opening ports. Her centerline companionway leads to her spacious cockpit.
She has a very large and accommodating U-shaped sea galley. Double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water as well as manual water. 2 burner gimbaled range with oven, cutting board top, and a stove, guard rail for strapping in. Large dish rack with cutlery drawers. Dry storage storage bin, numerous cabinets and a tilt-out trash bin. With all that she has plenty of counter space for food preparation.
Topside, the Island Packet 31 features large obstructed deck and cabin top surfaces. The bowsprit platform is equipped with an anchor roller and deck pipe to the divided forepeak, allowing ground tackle to be easily retrieved and stored. Safe and secure deck work is ensured with raised bulwarks, diamond nonskid, full length cabin top handrails, double bow and stern rails and double lifelines.
Her cockpit is over 7 feet long and can seat eight adult in comfort. If features contoured seats with deep coaming backrests, a watertight hinged sole hatch for access to the fully insulated engine compartment, large seat lockers, coaming storage, rack and pinion geared wheel steering for precise feel and utmost reliability, a comfortable helmsman seat, pedestal mounted compass and a single lever engine control mounted adjacent to the helm. A raised bridge deck and large scuppers provide security in four weather, plus mid-boom sheeting allows unrestricted dodger and bimini installations.
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.