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1987 Island Packet IP31

  • 31 ft
  • Sloop
  • Marco Island, FL, US

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  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31
  • 1987 Island Packet IP31


Magnificent is the only description for this Island Packet 31!

Price reduction, a must see!

This is a sail away vessel - extremely well maintained, bring your personal belongings and go.


  • New Chain Plates 10/2017 - creating a very classy look
  • Rigging and sails replaced in 2006
  • Full Suite of Sails: Main, furling Genoa, Stay Sail (club jib) and Geniker
  • Full Cockpit enclosures
  • New Autopilot 2016
  • Bottom painted 2016
  • So many other upgrade - check this listing
Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6090907)


Basic Information

Island Packet
Marco Island, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Promises Kept
Boat Type:
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Dimensions & Weight

31 ft - 9.45 meter
31 ft - 9.45 meter
11 ft 6 in - 3.51 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft - 1.22 meter
Bridge Clearance:
43 ft - 13.11 meter
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
27 (Individual), 27 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
25 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
70 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
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Broker Notes:

"Promises Kept"

This is the second listing I have posted for "Promises Kept". The owner had taken it off the market to take the boat from being exceptional to downright magnificent. The major change: new exterior chain-plates with interior access.

An inherit design flaw of all Island Packets is the way the manufacturer has installed the chain-plates.

The factory installs chain-plate that are in a "T" formation and are attached to the haul with Fiberglas stringers extending down towards the keel. When water intrudes down the plate it settles at the bend" and corrodes, weakening the plate to the point of fatigue. To add insult to injury; to repair it the cabinetry and joinery must be painstaking removed and then skillfully re-installed

The cost to have the plates replaced on the IP31 range between $13,000. - $15,000.

The owner research replacing the plates, as "factory Install". What stood out is that it only solves the problem for a time. A future owner would have eventually need replacing again. So, he decided to do better than replace he wanted to improve.

The chain-plates were installed to the outside of the haul. Giving this IP31 a very classic look - what an upgrade. The side walls have been reinforced with multiple layers of 24 oz. woven roving mat saturated with marine epoxy and is stronger than the original design. The other major plus is when the cabinetry was replaced, by a master craftsman, covers where created and installed that makes inspection of the plates easy.

A stronger rig, a classier look and quick and easy access for inspection of the plates, on top of the other multiple quality features of this stunning vessel does make this boat magnificent!



Welcome to Promises Kept!

 Promises Kept is a 1987, Island Packet, she spent 24 years sailing in the Great Lakes, being used on weekends for 3-4 months of the year, the remaining time of the year she was covered and stored in a boat yard. I purchased her from Rich and Kay Meyers in July of 2011, they owned her for 12 years. I had her shipped to Marco Island by Sailors moving Sailors. All of Promises previous owners took great care of her.  I have owned her for the last 6 years, she has been a joy.

 I am selling Promises because my life has changed.  We built another home in Central Florida to be closer to our grandchildren, and take care of an elderly parent. We are still keeping our residences on Marco Island but will be spending less time there. In the 6 years I have owned her I lived only one mile away giving me easy access to the boat, being retired I had the time to keep her in tip-top condition, she was my passion and hobby.

 Maintenance and General Condition:

 I approach boat maintenance in Florida from two perspectives: scheduled and preventative. Unfortunately, few boat owners do and both are just as important.  I have a Service Log that has been actively used since 1999. I have recorded every thing that I have done in the last 5 ½ years in detail.

 Promises condition is exceptional given that she is 30 years old. She has been a fresh water boat for 24 years and lived in Lake Michigan where she was lightly used and did not have the harsh tropical sun beating on her.  The condition of her engine, bright work, teak, rigging, gel coat, and sails reflect this.

 I have taken extraordinary steps to minimize the effects of the harsh Florida environment.  The diesel engine is flushed with fresh water after every use, reducing the corrosive effects of salt water on the internal parts of the Yanmar Diesel engine.  Promises diesel engine is well maintained and sips only one gallon of fuel in 3hrs at 1800 RPM, does not smoke, is incredibly reliable and starts every time. She has a total of 2400 hours; she has never failed me on the water, looks new and is clean. After every trip day or over night I take the time to open the engine compartment and check the vitals, few do this. The fuel tank is topped off after every use, reducing the chances of fuel tank condensation, an Algae -X system was installed to further reduce the chances of algae growing in this tropical environment. 

 Sunbrella, Sails, Full Enclosure

The Sunbrella has been treated yearly with UV protection and covered with a custom white reflective cover to further minimize the effects of the harsh Florida sun. Sails are always covered when not in use further reducing the damaging effects of the sun.  Her sails, and sail covers have been maintained by me with my Sail Rite zigzag sewing machine yearly. Promises has a complete enclosure with built in screens and are in great shape. They are wonderful in a rainstorm, or sailing in the winter in Florida. The enclosure comes in 10 pieces and can be installed in many combinations to fit your cruising needs or folded up and stored below.

 The teak has been stripped, sanded, sealed with a 2 part marine epoxy protecting it from salt water absorption and giving it a sense of depth, then lightly sanded and coated with 7 coats with a Marine varnish with UV light protection,  a light maintenance coat is applied every 4-6 months . 

  When Promises is not being used a 5000BTU air conditioner in installed in the companionway, in the winter I use a dehumidifier , this keeps the inside mold free and smelling fresh.  All winches have been taken apart in the last year and greased.

 This Fall I had her pulled for scheduled maintenance in Port Charlotte, and did the following : replaced cutlass bearing, removed and replace holding tank thru hull valve, eliminated old thru-hulls that were no longer being used, cleaned, restored, and painted bottom with hard ablative, scrubbed , cleaned the bilge, painted it white, restored deck gel coat, restored deck teak, polished bright work, repaired sails, re-adjusted valves on diesel engine, replaced the entire water pump, interior teak was cleaned and then hand rubbed with lemon oil, entire hard interior was wiped down with a cleaning solution, there is no mold.  Promises has a Packless Sealing System PSS on the shaft that was rebuilt this fall, I also added a locking donut to secure the system in place.    

 Improvements I have made:

 The freezer icebox has been greatly improved, I added  2 inches of rigid insulation in the refrigerator and freezer, and then covered it with a PVC waterproof board.  This added insulation dropped my energy demands of the ref/ freezer by 40 %.

 I removed all the old energy grabbing light bulbs on the interior and replaced them with energy efficient LED bulbs, reducing energy usage in this area by 80%.

 With the power demands reduced, I installed two 100-watt polycrystalline solar panels in 2016 and a 10 AMP PWM controller. By reducing my energy usage in Ref/Freezer and lighting and adding a solar system, Promises comfort and range have been greatly improved.  Promises has a 300Amp hour house  battery bank, and a starting battery, which have been properly maintained. The PWM controller's computers chip keeps the batteries charged in the most efficient manner and has a decaling cycle, every 28 days,  that keeps the batteries operating at their highest effiency. The solar panels produce up to 9 Amps in full sunlight, and keep the battery bank topped off at 14 volts in the winter and 13.7 in the summer. The smart PWM controller does not over charge the batteries.  The panels even produce electric on cloudy days. The panels are kept clean on a regular basis to obtain this high efficiency. The solar panels are 17 % efficient.

 I added a Garmin 740 chart plotter in 2012 rebuilt the front sail roller furling, in 2014, installed a new toilet in 2014, new bilge pump and switch 2014, new auto pilot wheel in 2016, new running lines in 2015, I installed a new fuel filter assembly in 2015, I replaced all port hole gaskets that were leaking and have more gaskets on board, I sewed Sunbrella hatch covers for all hatches, and fabricated custom hand rail covers, and pedestal cover. Most of the portholes screens have been replaced, there is more screening on board. Interior blue cushions were replaced by previous owner in 2006. I replaced all Isinglass on the dodger in 2015.

 Rigging and sails were replaced in 2006. All new performed Yanmar engine hoses installed in 2017.

 Promises has a leather satchel with literature and information on all the different systems that have been purchased by all previous owners on board.

   Promises is in the best condition since I have owned her.  If your looking for a roomy mid size cruising boat with a great pedigree, beautiful lines, maintained by a knowledgeable owner, in exceptional condition, she should be at the top of your list.

  Included in sale of boat


  • New 5000 BTU A/C unit
  • 2017 - Starter Battery
  • Dehumidifier 2013
  • Any extra filters, gaskets, cleaning supplies, parts on board
  • Chart plotter, sonar, depth finder speed, fish finder, all in one Garmin 740     2012
  • Bumpers
  • Winch covers 2
  • Geniker, stay sail, main sail, genoa, sail covers
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Dodger, Bimini,  10 piece Full enclosure, UV protection sun cover
  • Engine fresh water flushing system
  • Ray Marine wheel auto pilot  2016
  • Dock lines
  • Hand held West Marine radio, 110 + 12 volt charger  2016
  • Life preservers, flares, Radar deflector
  • Yanmar shop manual 130 pgs approx, Yanmar parts cat.  110 pages     valued at $140
  • Captains Maintenance Log,  dating back to 1999
  • Water Filter system, for filling water tank, w/white hose
  • Leather satchel with literature from all previous owners of new systems they purchased
  • 2 five gallon Diesel containers
  • American Flag with beautifully finished pole

 Not included

All personal items, books pictures, and tools










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.

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