ISLANDER 24

ISLANDER 24 photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Modified Full Keel
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
24.00 ft / 7.32 m
LWL:
20.00 ft / 6.10 m
Beam:
7.83 ft / 2.39 m
S.A. (reported):
294.00 ft2 / 27.31 m2
Draft (max):
3.42 ft / 1.04 m
Displacement:
3,300 lb / 1,497 kg
Ballast:
1,700 lb / 771 kg
S.A./Disp.:
21.28
Bal./Disp.:
51.52
Disp./Len.:
184.15
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1961
Last Built:
1967
Builder:
Glas Laminates/McGlasson Marine/Islander Yachts (USA)
Designer:
J. H. McGlasson

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Type:
Outboard well

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
21.28
Bal./Disp.:
51.52
Disp./Len.:
184.15
Comfort Ratio:
15.51
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.11
S#:
3.20

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
28.80 ft / 8.78 m
J:
8.40 ft / 2.56 m
P:
25.80 ft / 7.86 m
E:
11.50 ft / 3.51 m
S.A. Fore:
120.96 ft2 / 11.24 m2
S.A. Main:
148.35 ft2 / 13.78 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
269.31 ft2 / 25.02 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
19.49
Est. Forestay Len.:
30.00 ft / 9.14 m

Accommodations

Water:
25 gals / 95 L

Notes

It seems to have been a collaboration between Glas Laminates (a producer of spa's, outhouses, etc.) and Joseph H. McGlasson. McGlasson, designer and builder of a 24' wood sloop called the Catalina Islander approached Glas Laminates about producing a fiberglass version. Using one of these boats as a plug, Glas Laminates pulled a mold and the Islander 24 was born.
The raised deck Bahama version proved to be far more popular and this trunk cabin model was discontinued after a comparatively short run.
Thanks to former Islander 24 owner Randolph Van Esselstyn for providing photos and an original brochure.

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