Island Packet Estero 36

Island Packet Estero, a 2010 model, built in 2009 is fully equipped for bluewater cruising and now exclusively for sale with DBY Boat Sales.

Currently owned by a meticulous couple that have spared nothing on making this boat an incredibly tidy and safe, comfortable cruising yacht.

Introduced in 2009 to the extensive range of Island Packet yachts, the 36-foot shoal draft Estero is Island Packet’s attempt to introduce a distinctive model that doesn’t stray from the company’s proven formula for success: moderate displacement, full-keel cruisers designed to be lived on, sailed far and in comfort, and endure the bumps, scrapes, and storms that cruising boats inevitably encounter. The boat’s length-to-beam ratio of 2.95m is also in keeping with Bob Johnson’s previous designs, as is the conservative ballast displacement ratio of 40 per cent.

The Estero’s forward saloon is principally a social/dining area. With the drop-leaf table up, there is comfortable seating for two couples. With the dining table down, it converts into a roomy V-berth.

Just aft of the mast and to port is the U-shaped galley. The galley placement is probably the biggest advantage of this layout compared with other boats in this size. Instead of being tucked into an aft corner or in the line of traffic, the galley is set near the fore-and-aft center of the boat, with a hatch overhead and opening portlights for ventilation and a view.

The galley covers all the essentials such as counter space, cupboards, and deep well-insulated fridge-freezer systems.

Opposite the owner’s cabin is the nav station with a fold-down chart table and a roomy pilot berth.

The Estero foresail sets from a Hoyt boom fixed just forward of the stem on the bowsprit. In this way, both the jib and the main are self-tacking, so working to windward is as easy as turning the wheel. The arrangement also allows for tight sheeting angles.The mainsail and jib halyards are led to dedicated Lewmar Ocean Series 16C two-speed winches on the mast; this reduces clutter at the cabin and makes sense for cruising boats with a furling mainsail.

The mainsail roller-furling control line, jib sheet, and spare mainsail halyard lead aft through stoppers to the Ocean Series 30CT two-speed self-tailing winch on the portside of the companionway. The mainsheet and boom-vang lead through a stopper and matching winch on the starboard side of the companionway.

The 7-foot-long cockpit seats offer plenty of room to stretch out. A large starboard locker offers room enough for two folding bikes and more; a port tray keeps small items accessible. Liner bins in the coamings keep the deck clear of running rigging. The emergency tiller has a dedicated spot in the starboard locker. The large starboard locker contains the 6.5 kva Fischer Panda gen set, the 30 gal/hour water-maker with ample additional storage space.

Visibility is excellent, and the twin 2-inch cockpit drains and high bridgedeck deal with any boarding waves. Drop boards are solid hardwood.

Comfortable platform seats are integrated into the stern rail. A high coaming and wide passage forward leads to the foredeck where a deep locker with an aft-opening Lewmar hatch seals a deep anchor well. The divided well swallows up chain and fenders and drains into the bilge through a watertight bulkhead that seals the locker off from the rest of the boat.

Custom-made, and extremely robust, stern arch, which houses the dinghy davit with electric winch, and provides footing for 3 solar panels and various antennas.

For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high-resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email

Price: $295,000 AUD
Price Base: $295,000
Brand: Island Packet
Length: 36.00 Feet
Year: 2010
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make:
Engine Type: Yanmar 3JH4E diesel shaft driven
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Registration Expiry Date: USCG
HIN Number: TDLE5007C910
Stock Number: DBY00013
Registration Number: O.N 1222210
Designer : Bob Johnson
Builder : Island Packet Yachts
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP with textured non skid
Country Origin : USA
Length (feet) : 44 feet overall
Length (m) : 10.9 on deck, 11.57 overall
Length Waterline (m) : 9.75 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 11 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 3.86 m
Hull Thickness - Bottom (mm) : 18mm mm
Draft (m) : 1.52 m
Draft (feet) : 4'6 feet
Keel/Ballast : Lead encapsulated, no keel bolts
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with autopilot
Displacement : 9752
Colour : White
Engine Notes : Immaculate Yanmar diesel with shaft drive
Number Of Engines : 1 primary plus gen set
Engine Standard : Yanmar 3JH 40hp
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 2682
Horse Power (hp) : 40
Drive Type : Shaft with dripless seal
Engine Room : Located under companionway steps, heat and sound insulated.
Generator : Fisher Panda 6.5 kva- 1080 hrs
Number of Batteries : 3 house + 1 engine crank + 1 gen set + 2 Li inverter 8.5 75
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 primary aluminium plus additional fibreglass 100 litre auxiliary tank
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 275
Propeller : 3 blade bronze
Steering System : Stainless chain to cable and quadrant plus linear autopilot
Bow Thruster : Vetus-Joystick
Accommodation Notes : Private double cabins aft with queen sized bed, forward lounge converts to another double.
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 2. 1 inside, 1 at transom swim platform.
Shower Type : Hot and cold pressurised plus transom swim platform shower
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Electric
Air Conditioning : Yes, reverse cycle
Number of TVs : 1
Holding Tank (L) : 180
Galley Notes : U shaped galley immediately to port as you step down, well secured and stable for practical use in bluewater
Stove : Force 10, 2 ring burner lpg plus oven
Refrigeration : 12v Frigiboat chest deep fridge + freezer
Number of Sinks : 2 stainless steel
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Sound system with internal speakers and cockpit, TV with DVD, Starlink, Iridium GO
Anchor / Winch : Lewmar electric with dual controls at deck and helm
Bilge Pump : 1 x auto plus 1 manual
Deck Gear : Stainless steel bimini arch with davitts for tender, solar panels on top, all covering the large swim platform on the transom which has a hot/cold shower. Stainless steel opening portlights throughout the entire boat. Boathook, fenders, docklines, 400ft of anchor chain.
Mast/Rigging : 2023 standing and running rigging, aluminium mast and boom, in mast furling main 2022, furling self tacking jib 2023, emergency Ullman trysail 2020 unused. Boom break, boom kicker, preventer lines
Sail Inventory : In mast furling mainsail, self tacking headsail
Electrics : 12v DC system: Two 30-amp 120-volt inlets, 3 large solar panels with regulator. Victron 3000 watt inverter, 640 amp 240 volt AC inverter. 240 volt AC to 120 VAC stepdown transformer 16 amps. 2 x 20 m 120volt AC 30 amp power cables + 240 volt AC 16 amp shorepower cable x 15m
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine electronics package, E80 plotter with World charts, AIS send and receive
Dinghy : Highfield 290 (June 2023) Classic with Epropulsion spirit 1.0 electric outboard, raised by electric winch on custom made stainless steel davits.
Safety Gear : Horseshoe ring, lifesling, 4 pax life raft,2 radar reflectors, Starlink, Iridium GO
Covers : Spray dodger, bimini, connecting sheet, boom bag, UV strip on headsail. Cover to protect the clears on spray dodger, wheel and instrument cover
Ground Tackle : Rocna spade anchor. 400 ft of anchor chain.
Watermaker / De-Sal : 2021 model Cruise RO 120 l/p/h
GPS : Raymarine
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Icom VHF with hand unit also at helm with microphone and full controls.
Number of Life Jackets : 10
Remarks : Numerous spare parts and tools. Hard to find this sought after, well known brand in Australian waters and in such pristine condition. Recent 180k invested to keep cruising, ready to go anywhere.
Vessel Name : LA MER
Anti-foul : June 2023
EGC Price : 295000