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24' Islander
Punta Gorda, Florida
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For Sale

Sales Rep: Gary Butler
Telephone: 1-214-415-3958


This Islander Bahama 24 is a nice weekender sailboat that offers the opportunity for anyone to have fun sailing, anchor overnight an not have to worry about breaking the bank.

Comes with Nissan 6HP 4S outboard engine, full set of sails including main, genoa, and two jibs in good condition, docking lines, danforth anchor, 4 life jackets, solar panel for charging the battery, porta potty, and enough amenities down below to make this boat a good fit for the novice or someone just looking for a more simplistic sailing experience.

Additional Information
Joseph McGlasson, the Islander 24 and Bahama 24.

Joseph McGlasson, a west-coast wooden boat builder, developed an interest in fiberglass production in the late 1950s. According to his widow, Evelyn, Joe formed a corporation called McGlasson Marine Corporation to begin production of his first fiberglass boat, the Islander 24. Using a 24 foot wooden boat, the Catalina Islander, which he had designed, built, and successfully marketed in the mid 1950s, Joe made a mold. The resulting mold had planking lines from the wooden boat and gave the fiberglass version of the Catalina Islander the look of the wooden boat.

The hand-laid up hull with internal lead ballast resulted in an incredibly durable boat. Ed Thrall, a Islander Bahama 24 owner and yacht broker who sold more than 135 of the Islanders before production stopped in 1970, hit a 15-ton channel buoy in a fog and only scratched the chrome off a couple of bolt heads on the stem fitting. When he dug one out to replace it, he found it was 5 ½ inches long. Ed asked Joe why he had put so much glass in the stem and Joe responded "You didn’t break the stem did you?" As an owner of an Islander 24, I also can attest to the sturdy construction.

Mass production of the Islander began in 1961, when Joe worked with Glass Laminates to begin full scale production. The boat was very popular and McGlasson was able to sell out the entire production run the first year. Excited by the initial popularity of the Islander 24, McGlasson became involved with Wayfarer Yacht Corporation and continued production of the Islander 24. As the popularity of sailing increases, boat sales soar, and at some point, Wayfarer production is taken over by Islander Yachts of Costa Mesa, California.  By 1965 at the latest, Islander Yachts is producing the Islander 24 and Islander Bahama 24.

The five years following the production of the first fiberglass Islander 24 were surrounded by intense production pressures as demand for the Islander 24 and Bahama 24 was apparently greater than production capacity. ....Curt Cylke



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.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 24' 0"
- LOA: 24' 0"
- BEAM: 7' 8"
- DRAFT: 3' 4"
- HP: 6
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Islander
- Model: Bahama 24
- Designer: J.H. McGlasson
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1200 W. Retta Esplanade #43
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Telephone: 941-639-7777
Fax: 941-639-7778

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Details of this vessel are offered in good faith by the Company. The Information cannot be guaranteed; therefore it is up to the Buyer, his Agents, or his Surveyors to verify.

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