Florida Coast Yacht Sales
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Fort Pierce, Florida, US, 34946
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1983 Islander ketch

location icon Fort Pierce, Florida
Year 1983
Length 41 ft

Reduction in Price Owner wants her SOLD !

Classic lines, Clipper bow, Ketch rigged with Many Upgrades, Ready for Cruising!

New Standing Rigging and Sails, Rebuilt engine, New Electronics, Iridium Sat phone, Bow thruster ..and much more!

Extensively refit in the last 6 years including:
Hull paint in dark blue, multiple light gray topside coats, Helm seat, Navy blue bimini,  new Standing rigging, new jib, staysail and mizzen sails, new Raymarine axiom MFD’s (2), Raymarine 750 AIS transponder,  Raymarine 400 hydraulic auto pilot, 24 volt Vetus bow thruster, 24 volt front head with Electrosan system, aft head with Raritan electric flush system and holding tank, flexible solar panels with 2 controllers , 850 amp hours of 8D AGM batteries, separate 31 series starter and gen batteries, older 4 kW generator (never used but works), new custom-made stainless exhaust and mixing elbow, new Paneltronics AC and DC switch panels with a total rewire of the boat, full-size Alienware computer system with additional Maptech navigation system (and Audible books). There us a queen forward bunk with a separate Pullman berth (now mainly used for storage), aft queen berth with opening ports in owners cabin, 45 pound CQR main anchor,  navy fluke secondary anchor, heavy duty aluminum davit system, new horizontal mounted propane tank, older 24 V windlass, Raymarine 60 VHS system, Mastervolt charger and inverter system with monitor, 180 gallon fuel and 180 gallon freshwater supply systems, and an older Flagship 16k BTU marine air conditioning system. We have an Iridium Pilot satellite phone/data system with link to Predictwind.

The boat travelled to Mexico in 2020 and returned to Fort Myers area, then back to Pensacola. We sailed across the Gulf to the Keys in 2021. 
We picked up a crab pot off Islamorada with damage to our transmission in March 2021, thus with the engine out we did a full engine rebuild of our 85 hp Perkins 4.236 with A&M diesel in Miami. We replaced the Hurth transmission with a new unit. and a new custom drive shaft and PSS dripless seal was also installed. 
We need to have a back stay antenna installed in order to make functional our new ICOM 803 high frequency radio system with DSC . We plan to upgrade our dinky to a new RIB, and we have a new 15 horse power Yamaha four stroke to power it.


Year Built 1983
Category Sail
Length Overall 41 ft
Beam 13 ft
Max Draft 5 ft
Cabins 2
Cabin Headroom 6'10 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID XLY411280483
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 85 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 180 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 180 gal
Bridge Clearance 51 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 85hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Location: Center

LOA 41' 0" (12.50 m.)
LWL 32' 6" (9.91 m.)
Beam 13' 5" (4.09 m.)
Draft 5' 0" (1.52 m.)
Sail Area (100%) 750 sq. ft. (69.7 sq. m.)
Ballast 7,000 lb. (3,175 kg.)
Displacement 22,000 lb. (9,977 kg.)
Ballast/D .32
D/L 286
SA/D 15.3
Water 200 gal. (758 l.)
Fuel 200 gal. (758 l.)


Full keel, with its 7,000 pounds of lead encased in up to 3 inches of solid fiberglass. The hull is solid glass, and the decks are cored with plywood. The 51-foot mainmast passes under most bridges you'll encounter, and the 5-foot draft allows access to a great many harbors.


Perkins 85 HP rebuilt 2021, NEW Hurth transmission, custom dive shaft and PPS dripless seal.  

Custom Perkins 4.236 stainless steel exhaust system, including manifold, riser, mixing elbow and heat blankets


24V Vetus Bow thruster


Raymarine A-95, and A-97, Raymarine 60 VHF, Raymarine 750 AIS Transponder, Raymarine Axiom MFD, Raymarine 400 Hydraulic auto pilot. ICOM 803 high frequency radio system, Iridium Pilot satellite phone/data system with link to Predictwind. Alienware computer system for additional Maptech Navigation system Optimizer hotspot, Raymairne EV-400 Auto pilot

Sails & Rigging

Ketch rigged ,New Standing Rigging, New sails including the Main Mizzen and Staysail. 


Navy Blue Bimini, and sail covers. 


Bow Thruster and forward head 24; 850-amp hours of 8 D AGM batteries and a separate 31 series starter and generator battery. 

older 4k generator in working condition

New Paneltronics AC DC switch pane and total rewire of boat

Solar panels 450 total watts

Ground Tackle

45 lb CQR navy fluke backup anchor

More information

More to come...

New 100amp alternator new Balmar 614 regulator

Raymarine T101 wireless wind system Microtalk gateway

Beetronics 15" industrial monitor with HDMI input

new 30amp shore power inlet and cord set

Perkins spares belts and filters and parts.

Weems & Plath Endurance II Chronometer and Barometer set.

updates to follow





The 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.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact listing broker John Virginio at 207-671-0677 or email john@floridacoastyachts.com to schedule your appointment.