ISLANDER 24

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin Keel
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
24.00 ft
LWL:
20.00 ft
Beam:
8.00 ft
S.A. (reported):
269.00 ft2
Draft (max):
3.40 ft
Displacement:
4,200 lb
Ballast:
1,600 lb
S.A./Disp.:
16.58
Bal./Disp.:
38.10
Disp./Len.:
234.38
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1961
Last Built:
1967
Builder:
McGlasson Marine/Islander Yachts (USA)
Designer:
J. H. McGlasson

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
16.58
Bal./Disp.:
38.10
Disp./Len.:
234.38
Comfort Ratio:
19.18
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.99
S#:
2.29

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
28.80 ft
J:
8.40 ft
P:
25.80 ft
E:
11.50 ft
S.A. Fore:
120.96 ft2
S.A. Main:
148.35 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
269.31 ft2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
16.60
Est. Forestay Len.:
30.00 ft

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Notes

Either this, or the ISALANDER 24 BAHAMA was the first Islander. 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. Evidently, the plug had "v" planking which gave the boat the look of a wooden boat which became an early Islander trademark.
The raised deck Bahama version proved to be far more popular and this trunk cabin model was discontinued after a comparatively short run.

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