1996 Island Packet 45

Price: 225000 CAD

Brother Wind is a carefully maintained and well-appointed example of the Island Packet 45; well suited to extended cruising in comfort.

Two owners from new, her current owners since 2004 have circuited the Pacific, which means she is comprehensively equipped for Offshore passage making,  and has consistently reaffirmed her seaworthiness.

Featuring; air-blown diesel heating, air-con, watermaker, solar panels, Raymarine electronics, a varied sail wardrobe, an extensive inventory, and numerous spare parts. A boat that will go anywhere and look after you in comfort on the way!

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1996 Island Packet 45   Specifications



  • Solid overbuilt hand laid triaxial knitted 1 piece Fiberglass hull
  • NPG type gelcoat with vinylester resin in outer layers
  • Keel hung rudder
  • Glassed in bulkheads
  • Hull to deck joint is inward turning 2 .5” flange through bolted with ¼” bolts on 6” centers
  • 6061 Aluminum backing plate on hull deck joint with 3M 5200 bedding compound between hull deck
  • Solid teak cap rail over hull deck joint
  • Fibreglass deck is cored with PolyCore
  • Bronze thru hulls
  • Keel stepped mast
  • Overbuilt bow sprit with teak plate on top
  • Keel is part of hull mold so no bolts
  • Iron and cement ballast glassed into hull
  • Extra layers of fiberglass at bottom of keel
  • Rudder stock is 2” stainless steel attached to stainless steel shoe
  • Rudder has steel plate, with high density- urethane foam covered in fiberglass
  • Lifelines are 26” high for added offshore safety
  • Backing plates for all deck hardware
  • 2” scuppers in cockpit floor for better draining
  • Edson custom rack and pinion steering
  • 2 stainless steel fuel tanks (2017)



The Island Packet has an open inviting below decks.

  • Teak interior with solid teak trim
  • 2 large staterooms with accompanying heads
  • 16 opening stainless steel ports with screens
  • 7 deck hatches with screens
  • 4 Stainless steel dorades for all weather venting
  • Satin finished teak and holly floor in cabins and salon
  • Nonskid fiberglass floor at base of stairs nav station, galley and heads
  • Bug screens for all hatches and ports


Owners Head forward

  • The head is in the forepeak with Jabsco marine toilet, vanity sink inset into curved countertop so no sharp corners
  • Hot and cold shower on bulkhead that can be handheld
  • Sump pump
  • Shower stall currently used as sail storage with Sunbrella retainer
  • Covered 110v outlet
  • Floor in head is nonskid gelcoat
  • Half bulkhead to starboard has excellent handhold for rough weather
  • Excellent lighting from 2 overhead light fixtures and 2 large opening ports plus hatch
  • Mirrors to port plus teak cabinets port and starboard
  • Bulkhead has white finish to protect from showering
  • Door to access anchor locker is in forward bulkhead
  • Heat vent near floor
  • Closing door between head compartment and berth area


Owners Stateroom

  • Teak and holly flooring beside berth
  • Pullman berth to starboard with overhead hatch and opening ports
  • Extensive storage under berth
  • 4 Drawers below, Sliding Door Cabinet with reading lights under
  • Excellent storage to port with hanging lockers and 3 front opening drawers
  • Built in speaker under port deck over cabinets
  • Aircon vent on counter to port and heat vent near floor
  • 110v outlet
  • Door between stateroom and salon



  • Nice and open main salon especially when table is stored against main bulkhead
  • Main bulkhead is angled midship to provide more room in salon for the hanging locker forward on port side
  • Drop table from main bulkhead midship with large leaf to make full width dining table
  • Liquor and glass cabinet on bulkhead where table stows
  • Deep comfy settees to port and starboard
  • Starboard settee is L shaped with chart drawer under
  • L shaped settee converts to double berth
  • Inboard end of starboard settee has built in hand hold
  • Forward to port is a hanging locker with louvered door
  • 4 opening stainless steel ports in salon
  • Outboard cabinet storage and bookcases above settees port and starboard
  • Extensive storage behind and under all back and seat cushions
  • Aircon outlet in salon and 2 heater vents
  • Starboard aft of L settee is an excellent nav station
  • Starboard side is galley with opening stainless steel port
  • Companionway teak steps with non-slipstrips removes for excellent engine space access
  • Teak floor grate between salon and nav station
  • 110v outlets port and starboard, 2 12v outlets starboard


Aft head

  • Aft head is to port
  • Large shower stall with curtain
  • Doors to both salon and aft cabin
  • White bulkheads for easy cleaning and brightness
  • Teak seat for showering
  • Jabsco Marine head and vanity with sink
  • Opening stainless steel port and hatch
  • Hot and cold shower on bulkhead that can be hand held with sump pump
  • Mirror on bulkhead
  • Cupboards and drawers above and below vanity
  • Outboard sliding door cupboard
  • Covered 110v outlet
  • Heat vent for heater
  • Webasto controller
  • Stainless steel removable bar for wet oilskin hanging


Aft Cabin

  • Closing bi fold door into aft cabin with ample floor space
  • 3 opening stainless steel ports
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Double hanging lockers
  • 2 opening drawers
  • Teak and holly floor
  • Seat ahead of berth
  • Large berth with lockers under
  • Aft access hatch to stern
  • Teak shelf above berth outboard
  • 2 AC vents 1 12volt outlet
  • 1 heater vent
  • Large access panel to engine



  • Galley is in the starboard aft corner of the salon with nice counter space
  • Outboard storage with sliding teak doors
  • Under counter large dry locker
  • Aft end of galley has dish storage area along with cutlery drawers
  • Under counter aft is cupboard
  • 2 deep stainless steel sinks facing forward with cupboard and bin storage
  • Built in microwave
  • 3 burner Seaward 3172 propane stove and oven on gimbal with storage under
  • Stainless steel guard rail in front of stove
  • 2 x 110v outlets
  • 2 overhead lights
  • FRIGOBOAT 12v coldplate in well insulated ice box for fridge with keel cooler (new plates 2019)
  • FRIGOBOAT 12v coldplate in well insulated ice box for freezer with keel cooler (new plates 2019)
  • Large utensil drawer
  • Side access panel to engine

     Nav station

  • Sit down chart table facing forward across from aft head and forward of galley
  • Swivel bucket seat in vinyl for all weather use
  • Bucket seat is on dual tracks so you can position yourself at table depending on size of person navigating
  • Opening lid on nav station table, storage under
  • Lockers under nav table with louvered doors
  • Nonskid gelcoat floor
  • Outboard locker with louvered teak door and drain, currently shelved with printer/scanner
  • Overhead lighting plus night lighting
  • Controller for aircon
  • Panel at front of chart table is deep enough for counter with fiddle above
  • Spectra water maker panel on front side of this panel
  • Water tank level indicator above AC panel
  • Swing out flat screen monitor for salon and nav station
  • Fan for nav station and galley
  • Front panel also has electronics….see Instruments next section
  • Overhead opening hatch above chart table
  • Instruments expertly spaced for ease of use and viewing
  • Vertical grab post between galley and nav station
  • Opening stainless steel port above



  • Engine: Yanmar 4JHTE 62HP FWC (1996)
  • Kansaki marine gear
  • Panel with voltage, temperature
  • Racor 500 MA fuel filter
  • Single fuel tank has been replaced with 2 in stainless steel,separately valved connected with common fill vent and balance pipes
  • Propeller: 3 blade Auto prop
  • Original fixed blade propeller on board as spare
  • Ambassador rope cutter
  • 2 Lunaire Marine air con LPSC06HL HP 6



  • House bank 6 6v deep cycle 2017
  • House bank 4 6v deep cycle 2017
  • Separate Engine battery
  • Island Packet panel with 18 12v breakers with voltage indicators
  • Island Packet panel with 9 110v breakers with voltage indicators
  • Island packet AC 110v panel
  • Magnum remote at nav station
  • Magnum ME2012-20B sine wave 2000w inverter
  • Assorted shore power adapters 15/30, 20/30
  • 240v charger hard wired for south pacific
  • Air X 400 watt wind generator not working
  • Kyocera solar panel 80w
  • Kyocera solar panel 60w
  • Johnson L2200 2060 GPH pump with USS pump
  • Hot and cold shower in heads
  • Jabsco Par-Max 3 3GPM water system pump
  • Both heads go to same holding tank
  • Forward head is either overboard or to holding tank via Y valve
  • Whale manual pump in cockpit locker
  • Spectra Newport 400 MkII water maker



     Nav station

  • Garmin GPS 128 12 channel
  • Raymarine e series hybrid touch e95 GPS Chart plotter 2014
  • Charts for Alaska and North America
  • Raymarine i70 multi-function display 2014
  • Raymarine AIS splitter
  • Icom IC-M505
  • Standard Horizon HX-210 Hand held VHF
  • SGC SG200 SSB
  • SGC SG230 Auto tuner
  • PC navigation connections to Monitor, GPS and AIS
  • Sony radio with CD
  • Mailasail “Red Box” multi comm unit
  • Iridium Satellite phone aerial installation
  • Control unit for speakers


  • Cockpit
  • Pedestal steering
  • Raymarine i70 multi-function display 2014
  • Raymarine i60 wind direction and speed 2014
  • Furuno Navpilot 700 2013
  • Simrad HLD2000 HLD Hydraulic Linear Drive Unit
  • Icom HM-162e Command Mike
  • Ritchie compass



  • Hyde tri cut furling main 2018
  • Crusader genoa 2005
  • Genoa UV replaced 2017
  • North Staysail
  • Staysail UV repaired 2017
  • Cruising Asymmetric spinnaker in sock
  • Crusader storm jib 2005
  • Crusader storm trysail 2005
  • Spare mainsail
  • Spare genoa used for wing on wing
  • Stainless steel framed dodger
  • Bimini stainless steel frame
  • Bimini dodger connector panel
  • Sun Bimini with side and stern panels
  • Full Deck Sun Awnings, fore and aft



  • Aluminum double spreader masthead cutter rig
  • Mast pulled 2005 for inspection
  • Uppers and backstay replaced 2007
  • 2 main halyards in place
  • 2 genoa halyards in place
  • Staysail halyard
  • Spinnaker/cruising chute halyard
  • Folding mast steps
  • Aluminum boom
  • Staysail boom
  • Harken headsail furling gear
  • Harken staysail furling gear
  • Split backstay
  • Mainsail traveler system
  • Solid boom vang with gas strut and block and tackle
  • Seldon Carbon fibre whisker pole 2005
  • Spinnaker track on front of mast for whisker pole storage
  • Topping lift and downhaul for whisker pole
  • 2 Lewmar 54ST 2 speed genoa winches
  • 2 Lewmar 44ST 2 speed halyard winches
  • Lewmar 16ST single speed staysail outhaul winch
  • Lewmar 8 single speed mast winch
  • Lewmar 24 2 speed mast winch
  • 2 Lewmar 16ST single speed winches for furlers
  • Granny rail port and starboard of mast
  • Radar hoop on mast mounted radome
  • Tri Lens radar reflector
  • Lopolight LED Tricolour/Anchor masthead light
  • Standard Horizon Loud speaker/Fog horn at mast
  • Stainless steel arch with solar panels, Sat Phone aerial, GPS aerial, anchor light, post for windgen and outboard motor hoist on block and tackle 12V outlet and 2 switched supplies for bimini lighting



  • Primary Anchor: 33kg Rocna
  • Rode: 55m chain
  • Spare Fortress Danforth style anchor
  • Spare CQRwith chain and rode
  • Dedicated line for deep anchoring
  • Windlass: Lofrans Tigres electric windlass
  • Stainless steel chain lock
  • Lifelines are solid from stern to gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
  • Closed cell foam cockpit cushions including helm seat
  • Built in helmsman seat with backrest
  • Teak coaming around cockpit
  • Pedastal with steering wheel
  • Stainless steel dorade guards
  • Large cockpit locker
  • Mooring line locker
  • Insulated beer locker with drain
  • Port and Starboard sheet tail lockers under coamings
  • Bug screens for all hatches and ports
  • Clock and Barometer



  • 2 10 lb Aluminum propane tanks in vented locker
  • Webasto Air Top Evo 55 17,000 BTU for cabin heating
  • Magma A10-025 stainless steel BBQ
  • Safety gear for offshore
  • Ocean Safety 6 man life raft ( needs re cert) with stern rail mount and fiberglass container
  • DANBUOY 33 man over board pole
  • Miscellaneous life jackets and life lines- need servicing
  • Emergency boarding ladder
  • Horseshoe life belt with drogue
  • Life sling and bosun’s chair
  • 4 strong points in cockpit for safety lines
  • Port and Starboard full deck webbing jacklines
  • Lee clothes for settees
  • Aft and forward berths have Lee boards
  • Galley safety line for cook
  • All under cushion lockers Velcro secured
  • Screw in caps for stainless steel dorades
  • Stern ladder in stainless steel with teak rungs
  • Fire extinguishers 2022
  • Drogue with line and bridle
  • Long rode for additional deep anchoring
  • Bottom painted 2022
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