Island Packet 420

This Island Packet 420 for sale is complete with the traditional full keel and beautiful heavy duty laid teak decks... this is a dream come true for a traditional blue water cruiser.

Ready to cruise around the world with every conceivable extra, this boat is absolutely packed full of the best available equipment.

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 with 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.

In a recent East Coast of Australia return passage, figures of 7.6 knots average speed with a maximum speed of 16.2 knots.

This means a calculated safe margin for error whilst making good speed between ports or safe anchorages and yet, never out of control. This particular vessel is sailed singlehanded frequently!

And whilst at rest, you enjoy the very best.

Luxury on tap with huge water tank capacity, spectra high volume watermaker (watermaker factory fitted), memory foam mattresses for nightly comfort, a Genset that is powerful enough for any desired 220 - 240 volt appliance and yet silent enough to have your favourite tune outplay the background noise and charge a very healthy sized battery bank. Oh and of course the solar panels x 160 watts take care of that problem silently anyway.

Not to mention the tiny fuel consumption to have all those creature comforts and reliable backup charging of engine and house batteries.

Sailing is so simple on the Island Packet 420's with their self tacking staysail with boom combo and a slightly reduced kevlar headsail for pure ease without overpowering.

The main is self furling into the mast, so a reef can be made with one hand. Yes.... one hand! 

An Asymetrical spinnaker in sock makes for childs play downwind.

An electric winch on the coachouse assists in this simple operation.

All deck areas are teak lined.

The nearby cockpit is teak lined with long and wide seating, colour coded cushioned covers 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 area0  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 everytime with long distance fuel tank reserve, whilst the sturdy fixed prop is hidden underneath in a clever long cruising keel and rudder combo. 

The stylish dorades on deck (x 3) keep the vessel in adequate fresh air supply and yet if things turn chilly, just dial up the Webasto diesel powered heating system that will keep all cabins , bathrooms and saloon area warm and dry in the harshest conditions. Why else do you see these from Alaska to Antarctica and everywhere in between?

The headroom is well above average for this length vessel and you will enjoy 6ft 8" 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.

Entertainment via the am/fm/cd with stacker stereo system is backed up by digital TV to the saloon area.

The tricolour navigation lighting and masthead strobe unit keep her well alight whilst the sun is down. Not to mention the power of twin spreader mounted deck lights that shine down on the important area when things get a little bumpy in the night and adjustments need to be made. The non skid diamond deck and jackstays keep you well secure and the heavily over engineered pulpits around the mast keep you confident in all conditions. They are very strong.

All deck hatches are Lewmar and are of high quality lockable watertight integrity. It's peace of mind yet again.

This vessel has a simple to deploy liferaft system that will be well clear of any obstruction in the unfortunate event of vessel abandonment. A Raymarine MOB system is also in place should a crew member forget to hold on.

State of the art Raymarine electronics with hybrid touch screen plotter and radar overlay, including all wind, depth, speed,radar plus AIS and water temp at your fingertips.

Anchoring is a no fuss event with an oversized electric anchor windlass with deck controls that powers one of two anchor choices to hold for the evening. Or use them both when it get's ugly. Of course this opens up a spare roller fairlead to secure your favourite mooring loop without upset to the main weapon of choice

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

A recent antifoul, twin engine service and anodes replacement gives this yacht the rights to her trouble free next voyage.

Exclusive to DBY Boatsales, an inspection will reward rather than dissapoint.

The buyer can take advantage of the very favourable US exchange rate right now!

For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater office. For inventory and high resolution photos, call +61 2 9999 3311 or email us at

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Island Packet
Model: 420
Length: 45.00 Feet
Year: 2001
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Type: Diesel
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Surveyed: 07/2015 out of water
Registration Expiry Date: 06/2015
HIN Number: USTDL42041A101
Stock Number: PWIP422542
Registration Number: AII011N
Designer : Island Packet
Builder : Island Packet Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 946 litres
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : GRP
Deck Construction Material : GRP and teak laid
Country Origin : USA
Length (feet) : 45 feet
Draft (feet) : 5 feet
Keel/Ballast : Full cruising keel, lead encapsulated
Dry Weight (kgs) : 15000 kgs
Number Of Engines : 1 x Yanmar 75hp, 4 stoke, 4150 engine hours, shaft w/dripless seal
Engine Hours : 4150
Horse Power (hp) : 75
Engine Room : Heat and sound insulated
Generator : Fischer Panda 4.5 kva
Number of Batteries : 5. 3 x house, 1 x Genset, 1 x engine start.
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 x 600 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 600 litres
Propeller : fixed 3 blade
Steering System : Hydraulic Wheel plus Autopilot
Bow Thruster : Electric/hydaulic
Accommodation Notes : Pullman U double bed, queen aft, setee convert to double and single lounge
Number of Berths : 7
Number of Showers : 3
Shower Type : Pneumatic hot and cold pressurised
Number of Toilets : 2
Toilet Type : marine pump out with holding tank
Air Conditioning : Webasto
Number of TVs : 1
Holding Tank (L) : 150 litre
Galley Notes : U shape
Stove : 3 burner and grill and oven
Refrigeration : 2 compartments
Number of Freezers : 2 compartments
Number of Sinks : Twin stainless
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Digital TV
Anchor / Winch : Twin anchors with electric anchor winch with foot controls at the bow plus remote from the helm.
Bilge Pump : 1 x auto and 1 manual
Deck Gear : 1 x electric winch plus 6 winches all self tailing in cockpit plus 3 on mast
Mast/Rigging : In mast furling cutter rig 2001
Sail Inventory : New main 2013, new staysail 2013, genoa 2013, asymetrical spinaker in sock
Electrics : 12 volt plus 240 volt genset and shore power
Electronics Navigation : brand new Raymarine Hybrid touch E95 plus Raymarine backup at helm station
Safety Gear : VHF, flares, Auto bilge pump with alarm,
Covers : Spray dodger, cockpit covers fully enclosed plus a sun shade connected to back stays.
Ground Tackle : 2 x cqr
Watermaker / De-Sal : Spectra 40 litres per hour
GPS : Touch screen Raymarine E95 Hybrid
Has Navigation Lights : Yes plus Tricolour and strobe
Radio : VHF-Shipmate with additional base at helm
Remarks : Outstanding condition all round
Anti-foul : June 2015