She looks traditional but down below the Estero hides some radical interiors layout ideas.

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Island Packet Estero


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The Estero, like all Island Packets, is an ocean passage-making yacht, but how much fun is making long passages to windward at 4 knots with 15 knots across the deck? A 36ft yacht should be capable of more than that. If this doesn’t bother you, the Estero is a rock-solid, highly specified, impeccably finished round-theworld cruiser, perfect for a couple. Her interior is unusual but, with a couple of caveats, I can see it working very well. And the best news? She’s available in colours other than beige, or Caribbean Ivory to give it the brochure name.

 Full screen 360s of every cabin

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LWL:9.6m (31ft 5in)
Beam:3.8m (12ft 4in)
Price Guide:£288,000
LOA:11.7m (38ft 5in)
Draught:1.2m (4ft)
Displacement:8,074kg (17,800 lb)