This 2005 model Island Packet 420 now for sale with DBY Boat Sales, is complete with the traditional full keel and cutter rig that provides for a highly flexible sail plan... This is a dream come true for any traditional blue water cruiser.
Hull # 109 was built in the last year of manufacturing one of Island Packets best models.
Located in Gaeta, Italy and holding Australian registration, this IP420 is ready to cruise anywhere around the world with every conceivable extra. The boat is absolutely packed full of the best cruising equipment and has been meticulously maintained by her long term current owners.
Many experts agree this is the perfect size for modern day cruising for a couple but there is still lots of room for passage making and living aboard with family or guests.
What stands out about the Island Packet 420 and why it won Boat of the Year is that you do not sacrifice comfort for traditional.
She is the perfect blend of space, light and comfort.
The Island Packet 420 is possibly the ultimate long distance cruiser come liveaboard for solo sailors, couples or small families. Twin showers and heads open up all sorts of combinations that work well.
When you consider, comfort, stability, safety, reliability, ease of sailing, shallow draft, roominess, compactness for marina berth size, supreme build quality and of course..... Any yachts financial depreciation rate.
They are hard to beat.
Sailing is so simple on the Island Packet 420's with all sails furling and their self-tacking staysail.
The main is self-furling into the mast, so an infinite reef can be made with one hand. Yes.... One hand!
An Asymetrical spinnaker in sock makes for child's play downwind.
All deck areas are enclosed by a wide teak toe rail that is extremely functional but also aesthetically pleasing.
The cockpit is teak lined with long and wide seating, a full set of Island Packet seat cushions for all including the helmsman chair with backrest. D shackle for harnesses security to 4 places.
The cockpit has a fully enclosed canvas and clears arrangement for foul weather (roll up sides and back area) that easily removes to the more desirable spray dodger or you may opt for the tent style shade cover with open sides.
The ever reliable Yanmar 75hp engine sings a sweet tune every time with long distance fuel tank reserve, whilst the sturdy fixed prop is hidden underneath in a clever long cruising keel and rudder combo, exclusive to Island Packet.
The stylish dorades on deck keep the vessel in adequate fresh air supply and yet watertight when underway. When moored or alongside 8 deck hatches and 15 opening portholes ensure optimal ventilation.
The headroom is well above average for this length vessel and you will enjoy 6ft 4" plus height in almost the entire vessel. Sturdy and well laid out handholds keep everyone happy whilst the vessel is underway and if you need to move around down below.
Storage in the cedar lined, non-mildewing cupboards and lockers is cavernous in this deep bilged, encapsulated keeled vessel and you will have more trouble remembering where you put the item than wondering where to hide or stow it. There is just an endless supply of storage available beneath the floor and behind numerous cushioned areas.
All deck hatches are Lewmar and are of high quality lockable watertight integrity. It's peace of mind yet again.
State of the art Raymarine electronics with chart plotter, integrated AIS and radar overlay interfaced with all wind, depth, speed, and autopilot information at your fingertips.
Anchoring is a no fuss event with an oversized Muir electric anchor windlass with deck and helm controls that powers one of two anchor choices through the double roller to hold for the evening. Of course this opens up a spare roller fairlead to secure your mooring loop without upset to the main hardware.
The hull ''copper cote'' was renewed in 2017 - no annual anti-foul painting required; just a pressure wash when slipped.
The distinctive cream hull colour is a sign of elegance and if you have ever had the luxury of owning one of these stunning Island Packet yachts, you will be already looking at the next model when it comes time to sell. It is a club that you will enjoy being a part of.
Check out the official Island Packet website www. Islandpacketyachts. Com
Country Origin : USA
Designer : Bob Johnson
Builder : Island Packet Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 950
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP
Length (feet) : 47'8 feet
Length (m) : 13.6 m
Length Waterline (m) : 11.3 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 14'3 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 4.3 m
Draft (m) : 1.5 m
Draft (feet) : 5 feet
Keel/Ballast : Encapsulated Lead 5443 kg
Dry Weight (kgs) : 13610 kgs
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 13610
Colour : Cream
Engine Hours : 3400
Engine Room : Located under steps with front access and both sides. Heat and sound insulated.
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 606
Propeller : Fixed 3 blade
Steering System : Stainless steel wheel with rack and pinion
Bow Thruster : Bow thruster - 6hp Sleipner Side Thruster powered by 12v motor and located under shower seat in Fwd head. 12v power source is two dedicated AGM batteries located in forepeak. Joystick control at helm position portside of binnacle.
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 3
Number of Toilets : 2
Air Conditioning : 12v fans throughout
Number of TVs : 1 with DVD player
Holding Tank (L) : 227
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Remarks : Outstanding example of a sought after cruising yacht.
Hard to find better than this one and perfectly located in Italy for the start of a journey of a lifetime.
Anti-foul : Coppercoat x 5 coats, 2017
Vessel Name : MACNOON