|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 (946 ltrs), 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 www. Islandpacketyachts. Com
A recent antifoul, twin engine service and anodes replacement gives this yacht the rights to her trouble free next voyage.
Exclusive to DBY Boat Sales, 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 sales@dyboatsales. Com. Au