42' Island Packet 2001



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42' Island Packet 2001


One of Island Packet's Best Models
Only 850 Engine hours
Fresh Exterior Varnish
In Mast Furling
Dingy Davits


Often, other sailors consider Island Packet owners a cult. Maybe it's because Island Packet owners appreciate the combination of old world craftsmanship with robust construction. Maybe it's because Island Packets are both comfortable at sea or dockside, yet fast and easy to handle. Maybe it's the stunning good looks or incredible resale value. Maybe it's because thousands of owners have sailed millions of miles and love to brag about their boats. Whatever the reason, you will find Island Packet owners keep their boat years longer than owners of other boats. When the time comes for an Island Packet owner to move up, usually the only boat they will consider is another Island Packet.

The 420 was awarded "Boat Of The Year" honors and represents the best of everything that has earned Island Packet its position as America’s Cruising Yacht Leader.

Here is your opportunity to buy an exceptionally well equipped boat from a motivated seller.



Island Packet



Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



14' 3"

Engine Details:

Yanmar 4JH3TBE

Engine 1:


Engine 2:


Engine Fuel:


Fuel Capacity:

160 GAL

Water Capacity:

250 GAL


An innovative blend of live aboard comfort and practical cruising features is evidenced throughout this Island Packet 420, delivering the best accommodations of any yacht in its size range.

Starting forward is a large anchor locker with interior access through a tall door in the forward head.

The forward head features a very nice separate shower stall with acrylic door, a deep S/S sink with vanity, marine toilet, several lockers and drawers and excellent ventilation with an overhead hatch and opening port lights.

The forward owner's suite is a true delight with the entire beam of the yacht utilized for a grand and inviting retreat. The large island berth is offset from the hull providing easy access from both sides. Drawers, cabinets, storage bins and a deep hanging locker provide ample storage Including extra storage under the berth.

Next aft is the main salon featuring Island Packet's signature bulkhead mounted fold-up table with integral wine & glass storage behind. The settee cushions are covered in Ultra Leather and are in very good condition. The starboard settee pulls out to provide a double berth. There is ample storage her too in drawer and both behind and under the settee cushions.

Next aft to starboard is the navigation station with an electrically powered swing-out seat,large hinged chart table, and complete electrical panel.

The galley, immediately to the starboard side of the companionway, features double S/S sinks, a 3-burner propane stove with oven, generous wrap around Corian counter space, and a large Keel Cooled Refrigerator and Freezer. This galley layout features an abundance of storage space in the form of drawers, cabinets, and cubbies including teak dish racks.

To port is the aft head with entry from the salon or aft cabin. The aft cabin features a very large Pullman-style berth, large cedar-lined hanging locker, dressing seat, and numerous drawers and bins. All hatches and ports have custom teak-frames.

  • Pressure Hot/Cold Water
  • Double S/S Sinks
  • Seagull drinking water filter
  • Dish racks & cutlery drawers
  • Alaskan Keel Cooled Dual Unit 12V Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Princess 3-Burner Gimballed LPG Stove/Oven
  • Origo microwave oven
  • Roll-away trash bin
  • Large double stowage locker

  • Raymarine E120 Touchscreen at Helm
  • Raymarine E90 Touchscreen at Nav Station
  • Raymarine 4KW 18" HD Digital Radar Mounted on stern pole
  • Raymarine ST8000 autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed instrument
  • Raymarine Digital Sounder Module
  • Raymarine B744V Transducer w/ depth, speed & temp
  • Smart Pilot X-30 Corepack
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • 406 MHz EPIRB

  • In-mast Furling Mainsail w/spare halyard
  • New Mainsail (2012)
  • Roller-Furling Genoa
  • Roller-Furling Staysail
  • (2) Electric primary winches (Lewmar 58ST)
  • Newer Running rigging

  • Yanmar Diesel Engine Only 840 hours (2/18)
  • 4 AGM Group 31 House Batteries (4/15)
  • 1 AGM Group 31 Engine Starting Battery (4/17)
  • Link 10 Battery monitor (2105)
  • Second shore power inlet
  • (2) 50' 30-amp shorepower cables
  • (5) Hella Turbo 12V cabin fans
  • Fischer-Panda 4kw genset (not operational)
  • 12V outlets
  • Battery test meters at nav station
  • Electrical panel for AC & DC systems
  • Electrical bonding system
  • Yanmar 75hp turbo charged diesel
  • Remote fuel filter and electric pump
  • SidePower 6hp Bow Thrust01
  • 3 Cruise Air Reverse Cycle A/C 
  • Standard Marine Toilets & Holding Tank
  • Electric macerator pump

  • New Bottom Paint (4/2017)
  • New Bimini and Dodger 2016
  • New Dodger 2017
  • Lighthouse 1501 Electric Anchor Windlass with dual wildcats & dual gypsies, foot control at bow
  • Stainless steel dorades w/grab rails
  • S/S hand rails on coach roof
  • Bruce 44lb anchor w/150' 5/16" HT chain
  • CQR 45lb anchor w/50' of 5/16"
  • Custom teak companionway doors
  • Leather covered wheel
  • Custom Very Heavy Duty Davits
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Cockpit Table
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Rubrail, vinyl with S/S striker
  • Life Raft (needs certification)
  • Lifesling MOB system
  • Horseshoe buoy, Type IV
  • Glebe Creek hatch screens for all ports

The Island Packet 420 defines Island Packet designs in every aspect, while also representing a significant evolution from earlier models in this size range. With ongoing advances in construction technology, equipment selection, manufacturing processes, and quality control measures, the 420 is one of the most desirable and best built yachts Island Packet has ever offered. The 420 hull incorporates a host of design elements that improve a concept that emphasizes seakeeping, safety, stability, and speed. The bow and stern configurations combine to increase boat speed through a longer sailing waterline and reduced resistance in waves, while refinements to the keel and rudder foil sections benefit upwind performance, reduce drag, and enhance steering. The hull continues to be molded as a one-piece (integral hull and keel) solid tri-axial fiberglass structure, utilizing Island Packet's pressure-fed resin impregnation system, PolyClad 2 gel below the waterline, and DuraShield gel on the topsides. The 420 deck design offers all the key features long appreciated by Island Packet owners: recessed foredeck with bulwarks, anchor platform with two rollers (the exclusive SeaSafe patented design), full-length stainless steel cabin top handrails, beautifully molded detail for hardware, an improved dodger - windshield mount, and Dorade vents with stainless steel cowls and welded guards. The cockpit offers long, contoured seats with big lockers under push-button latch seat hatches with gas support struts, an insulated beverage box, hand-held shower, separate helm seat with backrest and premium rack and pinion pedestal mounted steering (with provision for auto pilot), molded stern rail seats, and a central gate leading to a stern platform. As always, sail control lines are led aft making sail trim or changes convenient from the cockpit. Bins located at the forward end of both coamings have hinged tops and provide handy and neat storage for these lines. With the available option of a roller furling mainsail, sailing has become easier and more enjoyable than ever. It's a real pleasure to be able to quickly set, trim, or stow the sails without leaving the cockpit. While on the subject of the rig, the Island Packet 420 has been created with a somewhat taller configuration to take advantage of her extra sail carrying ability and to enhance both light air and upwind performance. The contributions to performance and sail control from the Hoyt staysail boom would be hard to overstate. This simple device has "turbo-charged" the staysail's contribution to overall performance and makes the cutter rig better than ever. The 420 should have excellent qualities for cruising under all points of sail in a wide variety of conditions with a very manageable and versatile rig. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the Island Packet 420 is the interior arrangement. The beam of over 14 feet and a lot of usable hull length, have enabled Island Packet to create very spacious accommodations with all the amenities that owners are looking for, along with lots of storage space and large tank capacities to meet the demands of extended cruising. The owner's quarters are located forward and include a private head compartment with stall shower. The stateroom introduces an arrangement with a large double berth offset to starboard and angled away from the hull side to allow access from either side. The berth top is hinged and supported with gas struts and may be raised to access a generous storage bin underneath for blankets and the like. Additional drawers, bureaus, shelves, and a cedar lined hanging locker provide ample room for personal items. A dressing seat adds further convenience, and two deck hatches, a Dorade vent, and several opening ports will keep this area bright and breezy, as are all other areas throughout the interior. The adjoining head has a sink vanity with cabinet space over and under, "captain's-chair" seating for the toilet, and built-in medicine chest and linen drawers. The shower includes a molded seat and folding textured acrylic door that stows flat against the bulkhead when not in use. Space (and access) has been provided for owner - dealer installation of a bow thruster under the shower seat area. The big forepeak is reached through a tall bulkhead door in the shower area. This area is unique in that it features Island Packet's usual divided chain locker forward (prepared for windlass installation and chain control), plus a separate area immediately aft that will be handy for storage of items like fenders, extra anchors, and rodes, etc. when underway. The aft guest stateroom has a wide double berth, ample storage in a hanging locker and bureau, and private entrance to the aft head compartment. The aft head may also be accessed from the salon area, and includes a shower with curtained enclosure and folding seat over the toilet. The sink vanity has cabinet storage over and under and, as with the forward head, is finished in light colored Formica laminates with varnished teak trim for an attractive, bright, and practical finish. Shower drains in both heads have an electric drain pump discharging overboard, with sole drains configured to work at rest or under sail. The main salon is notable for its overall spaciousness. Once again, the popular arrangement of full-length, facing settees is incorporated, with the starboard L-shaped settee able to convert into a double berth with a pull-out extension. Island Packet's trademark folding dining table hinges from the bulkhead storage rack to provide for either a large serving - dining area or, when retracted, a completely open salon. Large storage areas are available under and behind both port and starboard settees, in cabinets outboard, and above the settees, and in a cedar lined hanging locker. Large capacity tanks for water, fuel, and waste are located under the sole, keeping these considerable weights low and close to the center of the yacht to maximize stability, minimize trim changes, and increase useful storage elsewhere. The full-size navigation table with swing-out seat - adjacent to the main salon - should please the most ardent navigator, and includes recessed master electrical distribution panels, with numerous spare breakers and ample panel space for dealer - owner installed electronics. A storage tray is provided under the hinged tabletop, with a locker under and outboard of the table, and a chart drawer under the settee immediately forward of the nav area. The Island Packet 420 galley combines the best features of all previous Island Packet models and is notable for its generous counter space, storage room, and numerous convenience features. The recently developed ice box installation - with hinged and double gasketed push-button latch lid, and super-insulated box - is factory prepared for dealer - owner installation of refrigeration. There's plenty of room for block ice if preferred, or capacity for extra refrigerated storage on longer voyages. This installation was developed jointly with a professional refrigeration manufacturer, and tested by an independent lab during its development. It has resulted in the best insulating qualities of any marine ice box the lab has tested (and they've done quite a few). Seaward's recently introduced sealed-top LPG range is standard, along with a microwave oven (A-C operation only). Several deep storage drawers, a pull-out trash receptacle, dish rack with cutlery drawers, pot and pan bin, dry storage lockers, and counter top cabinets should make one feel right at home. All sole surfaces in the galley, companionway, and navigation areas are molded in a slip-resistant diamond pattern for improved safety and ease of maintenance in these frequently used areas. A teak grate in the sole covers a lift-out dust tray, as well as access to the fuel and water tank fittings and the lighted bilge sump.

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. This listing is a courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

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