SOLD | 1986 Island Packet 27

(SOLD) 1986 Island Packet 27

Designed and built as a compact yet spacious cruising vessel, "Moon Song" is a well-kept Island Packet 27, offering her captain and crew a comfortable and commodious layout all within her 27' length.  Her owners have maintained her well and she does not look her age.  Designed for cruising, she is sure to excite all who are aboard with what she has to offer.  Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for all of the details on this fantastic Island Packet 27!


  • Manufacturer:Island Packet
  • Model: 27
  • Year: 1986
  • Category: Sail
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Mayo US
  • Vessel Name:Moon Song
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:2GM20
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:16|horsepower
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:27 ft
  • Beam:10.5 ft
  • Draft - max:6.17 ft
  • Fuel Tank:19|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:50|gallon
  • Holding Tank:19|gallon



Accommodations & Layout

Island Packet Yachts have a reputation for offering unsurpassed room aboard for their size, and the Island Packet 27 is no exception.  "Moon Song" is a 1986 model which has been well kept throughout her inception. 

Starting forward on the bow, you will see that she offers a bow sprit with accommodation for two anchors on rollers, and even has a third roller as a spare!  Roller furling drum can be found here as well - offering maximum amount of sail area by mounting this as far forward as possible.  An electric anchor windlass can be found on the foredeck controlling the primary anchor and rode.  While not presently installed, there is also a base and other necessary components in order to set the boat up with a staysail if desired.  As you progress further aft, you are safely ensconced by high life lines, wide side decks, and handrails on either side of the high coach roof, providing secure passage from bow to stern.  Garhauer adjustable traveler sits atop the deck in front of the dodger.  Stepping into the cockpit you are met with ample comfortable seating, helm binnacle, custom rail seats aft, and a centerline swim ladder.  Top engine access is via the cockpit sole.

Stepping over the bridge deck and down the ladder to the main salon, you again are met with an unbelievable amount of space for the size of the vessel.  Her wide beam ensures that there is a lot of interior volume for storage and accommodation.  There is an oversized V-berth forward which has a partial bulkhead and a privacy curtain when needed.  Aft of the berth is a large locker to port and the head opposite to starboard.  Aft of the head brings you in to the main salon with settees on either side and a bulkhead mounted table with extra leaf as well as galleyware storage behind, and a teak wine glass rack overhead.  Aft to port is the L-shaped galley with a stainless steel sink featuring hot and cold pressurized water, a two burner stove, and 12V DC refrigeration.  Opposite to starboard is the electrical panel and quarterberth.

Upgrades and improvements

  • New dodger (and bimini connector) 2018
  • New bimini 2017
  • New Garhauer 4x purchase traveler 2017
  • New Sunbrella life ring cover 2017
  • New group 31 house batteries (2) 2017
  • New engine mounts, shaft refurbish, new stuffing box, recondition prop, new hoses, etc. 2015
  • V berth custom mattress topper 2014
  • Interior LED bulbs 2014
  • Upgraded fuses and misc electrical upgrades 2012
  • New Lowrance Elite 5m GPS 2012
  • New main sail by Sails Force 2005
  • New 140% genoa jib 2005
  • New cockpit cushions 2005

  • Lazy jacks 2003
  • Anchor riding sail 2003
  • Autohelm 3000 autopilot 2003
  • Pioneer 200 watt CD/MP3/FM/AM 2003
  • Standard Horizon VHF plus cockpit mic 2002
  • New interior cushions 2001
  • Adler Barbour Super Cold refrigeration 2001
  • New factory interior cushions 2001
  • Horizon 600G windass and saltwater washdown 2001


  • Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurized water
  • Two burner Origo alcohol stove
  • Adler-Barbour 12V DC refrigeration
  • Ample storage throughout

Electronics and Electrical

  • Datamarine Corinthian Series depth & boat speed
  • Lowrance Elite 5M GPS
  • Autohelm ST3000 autopilot
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF
  • Pioneer AM/FM/CD/MP3 player
  • Interior lights swapped to LEDs
  • Two group 31 house batteries
  • one group 27 engine start battery

Sails & Rigging

  • 140% genoa (2005)
  • Main sail (2005)
  • Cutter rig staysail & boom included (not presently installed)
  • Anchor riding sail (2003)
  • Lazy Jacks for mainsail (2003)

Keel Centerboard Model

Draft: 2'9" Centerboard Up

Draft: 6'2" Centerboard Down

Additional Equipment

  • Main anchor - 25lb CQR with 250' rode and 40' 1/4 HT chain
  • Raw water washdown forward
  • Ablative bottom paint
  • Groco HF head
  • Companionway drop boards in both teak and starboard plastic

DisclaimerThe 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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