Imagine relaxing into a tranquil state with a gentle breeze while you revel in the peaceful sounds of nature as water gently laps against the hull. Now imagine that you’re aboard a vessel that only requires minimal maintenance, comfortably seats up to 12 people, and is so stable that it turns on a dime – without sails or a fuel-driven engine.
Introducing the Island Packet L24e family launch – e for electric, and the enjoyment it will bring to your family and friends.
Entertain with class and distinction on this eco-conscious cruiser, that has all the comfort and conveniences like no other in its class. This open cockpit layout offers a multitude of amenities from its private pop-up marine head, freshwater sink and shower, integrated swim transom with a retractable ladder, surround seating for 12, loads of storage compartments and popular options like a refrigerator drawer, 4 speaker Bluetooth stereo, GPS chart plotter, your color choice of mold-resistant Silvertex cushions, moveable cup holders, unique Infinity Fabric teak and holly or bamboo marine floor matting, to showcase a few. It’s a launch designed with a female touch by Nancy Frainetti – with her customers’ comfort in mind…
Our most popular option is our signature remote control hardtop canopy that lowers to become a cockpit cover.
This canopy provides shade for its passengers, but afterwards, privacy and protection by simply the push of a button. Nothing can be more rewarding after a full day on the water than to lower this canopy and realize your post cruise chores are done.
Another unique component of the L24e is its 48 volt Piktronik 6.5 or 10 kW steerable pod drive. This pod’s stainless steel housing and saltwater tolerance, ideally positioned and protected behind the keel, provides excellent maneuverability and tracking. And its simplicity eliminates traditional propulsion equipment – no belts, no sheaves, no shaft, no stuffing box and no rudders…
The Island Packet L24e comes standard with American-made Lithionics lithium battery packs, the safest and most reliable marine source for all day cruising. Or, consider adding our custom solar packages for charging on-the-go and take advantage of the 30% tax incentive on the purchase price of your batteries and solar cells.
However, if you’re not keen on the ever-growing attraction to electric propulsion, no worries, we have you covered with our Island Packet L24d, a fuel efficient 14 or 27hp Yanmar V-drive, coupled with a bow thruster (to almost mimic the turning radius of the electric steerable pod) with the exact same comfort and features this launch series has to offer.
The L24d and the L24e are available with your choice of single, double bimini or the remote control canopy along with half and full Strataglass enclosures, dodger, Sunbrella helm, table or full canvas cockpit cover.
And coming soon… the Island Packet L24o, the outboard model, allows you to select your favorite propulsion while enjoying this new picnic boat styling with your family and friends, or perhaps a romantic cruise for two.
Want to take a closer look? Contact Nancy Frainetti at 727-430-0192 today and schedule your own personal sea trial.
Designer and global distributor, Nancy Frainetti, is an 18-year veteran in the electric propulsion industry. Her focus and determination was to develop a more technically advanced, superior quality launch in today’s marketplace, and has now done so with Island Packet and Hake Marine.
In October, 2015, Nancy and her sister Paula were determined to prove that the IP L24 electric with solar-assist was a viable boating alternative, so they combined a long distance sea trial with a charity fundraiser. Together, the sisters set-off on their maiden 360-mile voyage from Miami Beach to Jacksonville to benefit breast cancer. Their 8.5 day electric/solar cruise was not only highly successful, but also raised $10,000 for Jacksonville’s -The Donna Foundation. The money went towards providing financial assistance to breast cancer patients, so they could focus on becoming survivors.
And on April, 29th, 2016 Nancy’s dealership, The Electric Marina was nominated and awarded Tampa Bay’s Sustainability Business award for the development of the Island Packet L24e with solar-assist, in addition to The Electric Marina’s sustainable business practices and charitable contributions.
“I’m grateful and honored to be recognized with an award that truly spotlights my dedication and persistence in the electric propulsion business since 1998. I’ve seen first-hand the positive transformation on the technical side, along with substantial increases in consumer interest.
There’s an electric and hybrid paradigm shift that has made a dramatic impact on customers searching for safe, low maintenance and relaxing ways to spend quality time with family and friends and I’m very proud to be an instrumental part of this new boating concept.”
I sincerely encourage you to experience these tasteful and value-filled L24 launch models when considering your next entertainment boat. Along with my promise that you’ll always be smiling as you spend more time on the water and less prep and maintenance in getting there!”
~ Nancy Frainetti