Which Island Packet?
for the record my ip 35 when beating sails 42%-45% off the wind and is best in 10 -20 knots -easily sails at 6.5-6.9knots/hr in these conditions- first reef put in at 21-23 knots of wind over the deck - the cutter rig allows easy balanced sailing in higher wind range and adds a 1/2 knot on a reach .
Very comfortable motion in an seaway .
The build quality is fantastic ,most 2nd hand owned IPs a have been well looked after and tend to hold their value.
The full keel protects rudder and prop ,very useful going through field of lobster pots. The shallow draft is a great comfort in thin water and making excessive lee way not an issue given area of full keel.
The support provided by manufacturer even to 2nd /3rd owner boats is outstanding