Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Island Packet Estero


Good afternoon. I thought everyone would like to see a couple of pictures of the new Estero as she floated last week in Palmetto, FL for seatrials. Although we had primarily light and variable breezes during the three days she was rigged, she sailed at about half wind speed to a little better, and handled beautifully. She was “hands off” when sailing at 4.3 knots in light seas, exhibited virtually no rudder vibration even during high speed acceleration trials, and motored at 7.5 knots WOT and in the sixes at cruising RPM.

The yacht looks good from every angle and we look forward to getting more photographs with the Estero “pressed hard under sail with a bone in her teeth!” Bill Bolin - Island Packet Yachts

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