Our Boat

TRUE BLUE V is our home on the ocean. She is an Island Packet 45 known as a true, blue water design. It is specifically built for a couple to cruise the oceans of the world in comfort and safety. She had already completed a 10 year circumnavigation and she needed to be brought back to life, ready for another offshore adventure.

Specifications: Island Packet 45

Designer: Bob Johnson

LOA 45'3" (13.79m) Displacement (approx):

LWL 37'7" (11.45m) 28,400 lbs (12,882 kg)

Beam 13'4" (4.06m) Ballast 12,500 lbs (5,670 kgs)

Draft (STD) 4'10" (1.47m) Sail Area 1,100 ft2 (102.2m2)

Mast Above DWL 58'10" (17.93m) Sail Area/Displ. 18.9

Fuel 140gal. U.S. (530l) Displ/Length 239

Water 240gal. U.S. (909l) Ballast/Displ 44%

Headroom 6' 5" (1.96m) Auxiliary Power:

Cabins/Berths 3/7 62 hp FWC Diesel 46 kw


Getting the boat ready to go sailing

Ready for an offshore passage

True Blue V reefed in and underway with the Australian red ensign flying. 2014


True Blue V 2016