The Islander 230 is a “NEW” FRP (fibreglass) diesel powered motor skiff, designed and “hand crafted” by Craig Pelley of Pelley Marine as an economically operated and sea friendly alternative to the high powered modern “speed boat”. An attempted nod to the traditional Newfoundland motor boat look was at the heart of the styling but with a more modern and efficient approach to lines.
The fine entry bow lines minimize resistance and reduce slamming while the moderate dead rise hard chine hull form maintains good efficient cruising speeds and excellent initial stability. Keeping the overall beam to a practical minimum also contributed to comfortable sea keeping as well as overall cursing efficiency.
Designed for comfort as well as efficiency, the Islander 230 has a cuddy cabin forward with “V” berths to accommodate two adults. Seating for eight is provided outside of the cuddy cabin including two upholstered captain’s chairs. Stowage lockers are found throughout the boat in the rear, amidships and forward cuddy.
Structurally, the custom FRP hand laid hull utilizes four massive longitudinal stringers as well as transvers bulkheads that securely connect the hull bottom to the deck. This arrangement insures excellent strength and stiffness. Hull thicknesses vary from 3/8” surrounding the keel line, 5/16” up to the chine and 1/4” topsides.
LOA 23 feet
LWL 22.5 feet
Beam 8 feet
Draught 1.9 feet
Displacement 3700 lbs
Propeller Nibrel 16 x 15 RH
Hull Speed (cruse) 9 knots
Hull Speed (Max) 11 knots
Fuel Capacity 20 gallons
Gallons per hour (cruse) .75 gal/hr
Range 250 miles
Engine - Beta Marine (Kubota) 45hp tubrocharged diesel.
Transmission - Twin Disc 2:1 reduction 7 degree down angle.
Propeller – Teigenbridge three blade Nibrel 16 x 15 RH
Prop Shaft – Custom machined 1 1/8” stainless steel
Shaft Coupling - Buck Algonquin solid
Shaft Seal - PSS
Flex Coupling – R & D Marine flexible shaft coupling
Water Strainer – Vetus Type 330
Exhaust Muffler – Vetus MP Series wet
Gooseneck – Vetus water lock gooseneck
Transom Exhaust Connection – Vetus
Engine Noise Control – Soundown Vinyl / Foam
Engine Ventilators – Vetus Stainless Steel Shell
Engine Control – Seastar Solutions MT3 Top Mount
Control Cables – Seastar Solutions 33C TFX Series
Fuel tank – Moeller 20 gallon polyethylene
Fuel/Water Separator – Parker 110AS 10 micron
Fuel Gauge – Faria
Steering wheel – Shcmitt Vision SS
Helm Pump – Seastar Solutions HH5217
Steering Cylinder – Seastar Solutions HC5313
Seating – Springfield high back
Seat Slides – Vetus V-Quipment
All wires, cables, connectors and wiring procedures meet or exceed ABYC and Transport Canada standards.
Electrical Panel – Blue Sea Systems waterproof breaker
Battery Switch – Blue Sea Systems duel circuit
Charging Relay – Blue Sea Systems SI ARC automatic charging relay
Stern Light – AAA LED
Navigation Lights – AAA LED
Compass – Plastimo offshore 105
Bilge Pump – Rule LP900D low profile
Engine Panel – Beta Marine CW Deluxe