2019 Blue Jacket 40

  • 40
  • Blue Jacket
  • Palmetto, FL, US

Yacht price: $499,900

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Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Mid-size Cruiser

The Blue Jacket project is designed by Tim Jackett (President and Chief Designer at Tartan and C&C) in collaboration with Bob Johnson, Naval Architect and founder of Island Packet Yachts.

With more than 30 industry awards between them, including 15 Boat of the Year awards, the Blue Jacket series of yachts embody the creativity and broad-based experience these two noted designers have displayed over the past 30 plus years, melding the performance prowess of Jackett with the cruising focus and manufacturing acumen of Johnson and Island Packet.

Modern interpretation of a performance cruiser features a three-cabin arrangement with the amenities and build quality expected of a luxury sailing yacht.

The powerful and versatile Solent-type sailplan features a working jib with self-tending carbon fiber Hoyt Boom® along with a large reacher for offwind work. Twin wheels and a large cockpit enhance both sailing and socializing, and all frequently used sail controls are convenient to the cockpit.

Construction features 100% VE resin infusion technology with Divinycell® coring for both hull and deck. Fit, finish and materials and equipment selections typify the high standards of any Island Packet built product.   


Basic Information

Blue Jacket
Palmetto, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Tim Jackett and Bob Johnson

Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
39 ft 10 in - 12.14 meter
39 ft 10 in - 12.14 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 2 in - 1.58 meter
Bridge Clearance:
62.5 ft


Drive Type:
(Individual), 40 (combined)

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
40 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
55 Gallon(s) - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
24 Gallon(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Heads:




The Cruising World judges had the following to say about the Blue Jacket:

"Like Lennon and McCartney, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, in figurative terms the Jackett and Johnson pairing also produced some beautiful music. The pair’s first project definitely resonated with our judges, and notched not one but two winning hits of its own: their Blue Jacket 40 is both this year’s Best Midsize Cruiser, 39-41 Feet, as well as 2014’s Domestic Boat of the Year.

“Tim Jackett drew the original lines for the boat but Bob Johnson also had a hand in the design,” explained Tim Murphy. “Then the boat was built by Island Packet and it’s terrific. It’s a core laminate and they’re doing it very carefully and making sure they get the process right. Structurally, IP has built great boats forever, and while this is their first infused hull, it’s really wonderful.”

According to its design brief, the Blue Jacket 40 is a moderate-displacement performance cruiser, and the judging team believed it strongly addressed those parameters.

“The self-tacking inner jib, on the Hoyt boom, had a nice shape all the way out into a deep reach,” said Murphy, describing the test sail on Chesapeake Bay. “When you come on the wind and tack back and forth, it’s a breeze to sail. Later, when we were reaching with the screacher, it was a real pleasure. On many boats that’s a tiresome point of sail, but it was a whole lot of fun on the Blue Jacket.

“The displacement is modest and it felt nice,” Murphy added. “There was a bit of chop but the boat tracked beautifully, with no up-and-down pitching. The bow is relatively plumb so you don’t have much overhang there, so there’s buoyancy forward. I loved this boat.”

Mark Schrader agreed: “The workmanship is top-notch. The cockpit works well. The rounded house top is great for moving around on deck under way.”



The Island Packet Blue Jacket 40 was a masterful collaboration between Tim Jackett (Tartan Yachts) and Bob Johnson (Island Packet Yachts) that created the 2014 Domestic Boat of the Year for the Cruising World magazine’s Boat of the Year judges.  “Combining the performance pedigree to compete effectively in around-the-buoy racing, with the comfort, build quality and ease of use that would gratify the entire family,” the Blue Jacket 40 delivers on all fronts.  In full disclosure, this broker was along for the whole ride, from inception, through development, build and sea trials in my prior role as VP of Sales and Marketing for Island Packet, and I LOVE this boat.  Pooh Corner II was purchased new, in Florida, by a California couple, who were not able to use the boat as intended when the pandemic broke out shortly after delivery in late 2019 and travel restrictions prevented their visits to the boat.  Now, a little over three years later, Pooh has just 115 hours on the engine with everything else in “like-new” condition.  Nicely equipped for cruising, with solar, full canvas package, air conditioning and an arch with davits, adding a few more goodies will complete the outfitting and get the new owners on their way to new adventures in style.




  •  40HP Yanmar (3JH4E) w/80 amp high output alternator
  •  Racor® fuel/water filter on swing out door
  • Swaged and threaded fuel lines (no hose clamps)
  • AGM Batteries: 2 x “house”, 1 x engine w/parallel switch
  • ELTI ground fault shore power; GFCI outlets; galvanic isolator
  • Pre-tinned, color coded and numbered 600V marine grade wire throughout build
  • 30 amp temperature compensating battery charger
  • 2 x Dometic 16,000 air conditioning units with reverse cycle heat
  • 6 x Caframo fans
  • Six gallon water heater




  • One piece hull molded with vinylester (VE) resin infusion technology utilizing quadraxial E-glass with Divinycell® foam core. Solid glass at all fittings.
  • One piece deck molded with VE resin infusion technology utilizing quad-raxial and biaxial E-glass with Divinycell foam core.  Solid glass with aluminum backing plates at key deck hardware installations.  Two-tone finish: white gel with warm gray slip resistant surfaces
  • Lead/antimony alloy bulbed keel cast in NACA foil shape.  Ten stainless steel J-bolts cast in place for attachment to hull w/urethane adhesive/sealant.  Keel faired and finished with epoxy coating
  • Laminated structural grid for reinforcement of keel and rig attachments
  • Chainplates (316L) interlocked and bonded directly with hull and deck structure for secure “belt and suspenders” installation
  • Hull/deck joint features inward hull flange and downturned deck flange for shoe-box” joint.  Urethane adhesive and stainless steel bolts on six-inch centers for strong, leak-free attachment
  • Molded fiberglass headliner for low maintenance; varnished hardwood accents; integral lighting; white gel finish w/warm gray textured surfaces
  • Carbon fiber composite rudder post with resin transfer molded (RTM) blade; low friction Jefa® roller bearings at hull and deck
  • Solent-style rig featuring fully battened main with Hoyt Boom® self-tending working jib and 150% masthead reacher, both on Harken® furling systems. Sparcraft® tapered double spreader spar, anodized and powder coated (white); headsail winches on mast
  • Mainsail “stack-pack” with integral sail cover and lazy jacks; Harken® Battcar system.  Double set of reefing lines lead aft to cockpit. 
  • Solid rod boom vang/kicker with tackle tagline leading to cockpit stopper
  • Carbon fiber Hoyt Boom® for working headsail; white urethane finish. Provides for self vanging, self tacking sail for improved performance. Double ended jib sheet leads aft to primary winches near helms through foot blocks with integral lock-off cams
  • Premium laminated tri-radial sails (mainsail, jib and 150% lightweight mast-head reacher)
  • Double ended mainsheet system leads aft through foot blocks with integral lock-off cams to primary cockpit winches within comfortable reach of captain or crew
  • Harken main sheet traveler system with tag lines leading aft to cockpit
  • Harken furling systems on jib and reacher
  • Harken genoa tracks for reacher with adjustable lead cars; sheets lead to primary winches near helm
  • Starboard cabin top Harken UniPower® Radial 900 UPWC electric chrome radial winch for main halyard and mainsail handling functions
  • Port cabin housetop Harken 40.2 STC chrome radial winch for mainsail handling functions
  • 2 x Harken 50.2 STEC Radial electric 2-speed chrome coaming winches for double ended main-sheet, self-tacking jib sheet and reacher
  • Twin steering stations on custom Edson® pedestals with s/s leather-covered destroyer style wheels, twin binnacle mounted compasses, single engine control with premium Glendinning® control cables on starboard side.  Center console with engine panel gauges, remote bilge pump control, flip-up FRP table, s/s guard.
  • Emergency tiller
  • Six-foot long cockpit seats; coaming and line storage bins; four harness padeyes. Starboard seat with hatch and storage tray.  Helm seats with backrest pads and gasketed hatches over port storage and starboard LPG lockers.  Twin scuppers and aft freeing slots for fast water drainage
  • Sliding companionway hatch with seahood, interior latch, exterior hasp and lock
  • Solid wood café-style companionway doors
  • Centerline anchor roller integral with bow prod; roller feeds rode to Muir electric windlass with power up/down buttons on foredeck with remote control switch in cockpit
  • Mooring cleats (4), springline cleats (2), bow chocks (2) chafe guards
  • S/S cabin top handrails and full length protective bulwarks. 
  • Large anchor locker with overhead deck hatch, double rack of hooks for fenders, dock lines, etc.; sealed bulkhead aft, drains overboard






  •  Raymarine i70 repeaters (2 at each steering station in pods) plus 1 at nav station
  • Raymarine 12” MFD on center console in swiveling NavPod for easy viewing at either helm
  • ICOM M605 VHF with AIS receiver at nav station; RAM mic for cockpit
  • ICOM M802 Single Side Band (SSB) radio at nav station; RAM mic for cockpit
  • Fusion stereo with Bluetooth/WiFi and Sirius XM radio connections (latter requires subscription); speakers in main salon and cockpit
  • 12V plug at nav station and center console in cockpit for charging




  • Flare kit
  • Ring buoy



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.

  • 40
  • Blue Jacket
  • Palmetto, FL, US

Yacht price: $499,900

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
[email protected]
Call us at 410-206-2755
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.(7608522)