2000 Island Packet 420
Sale Pending






44.58 ft (12.8m)



The Island Packet 420 is a serious offshore cruising yacht, heavily built with a traditional long keel form and an easily handled cutter rig designed for short-handed sailing. Considered to be truly bluewater capable, with many ocean crossings under their belts, they also feature a moderate draft allowing for easier exploration of shallower estuaries and anchorages. Below decks, they are very nicely fitted out, with a spacious and comfortable layout with lots of easily accessed storage, ideal for long passages or liveaboard cruising. 'Escapade' is still in her original ownership from new, has a good inventory, and represents a rare chance to own a UK VAT paid Island Packet 420! Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office (01621) 785600



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Basic Boat Information


Island Packet




Bob Johnson, N.A.









Keel Type

Full Keel



42 ft

Length Overall

44.58 ft

Waterline Length

37.33 ft


14.25 ft

Max Draft

5 ft


12,882 kg


7,149 kg




Engine Make


Engine Model






Engine Power

75 horsepower




Fuel Tanks


Fuel Tank Capacity

606 l

Water Tanks


Water Tank Capacity

946 l

Holding Tanks


Holding Tank Capacity

227 l

Accommodation The Island Packet 420 layout offers up to seven berths in two double sleeping cabins plus the saloon and has excellent headroom of approx. 6'5". As soon as you step below decks it is obvious that comfort and safety whilst cruising offshore were forefront of the design brief, with excellent grabrails and bars always in easy reach, and the main heads and galley both immediately accessible from the companionway. FORECABIN:   The large owner's forecabin suite is fitted with a large double berth offset to starboard and accessible from either side, a seat, dressing table, and excellent storage beneath the berth and in a range of lockers, drawers, and shelves. Good natural light and ventilation is provided by four opening portlights, two deck hatches, and a dorade whilst the passageway leads forward to the en suite heads compartment and chain locker. EN SUITE:   Fitted with a marine toilet, separate shower area with shower seat and pump-out, vanity unit with wash basin, and storage areas including a medicine cabinet and linen drawers. Good access to the forepeak is provided by a large door in the shower compartment, allowing easy access to the bow thruster installation and chain locker with a dedicated storage area for extra anchoring equipment, fenders, etc. SALOON:   The well-thought-out saloon is fitted with a settee berth to port, a larger L-shaped settee that pulls out to form a double berth, and Island Packet's trademark folding saloon table, combining space for all the crew to dine whilst creating a far more open and comfortable area when not in use. Excellent easily accessed storage is provided by a range of cupboards, shelves, and lockers, as well as behind and beneath both settees. Four opening portlights and a large deck hatch provide plenty of natural light and ventilation, whilst beneath the cabin sole are large capacity water, fuel, and holding tanks, freeing up easier accessed space for extra storage and keeping the weight low and close to centre for improved stability. NAVIGATION STATION:   To starboard is the side-facing chart table with a swing-out seat, storage areas, and a range of navigation equipment and an electrical distribution panel. GALLEY:   Large U-shaped galley located aft to starboard equipped with a three burner gas cooker with grill and oven, microwave, large refrigerator with class-leading insulation levels, twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised and manual water supplies, ample work surfaces for food prep, and plenty of storage space for cutlery, crockery, utensils, and supplies. For increased durability, and safety whilst passage-making, the sole at the companionway, galley, heads compartment, and chart table is moulded non-slip fibreglass. HEADS:   Separate heads compartment aft to port fitted with a marine toilet with shower seat, wash basin, shower with pump-out, and storage. AFT CABIN:   Aft to port and fitted with a large double berth, a hanging locker, cupboards, two opening portlights, and en suite access to the heads compartment. GENERAL EQUIPMENT:   The interior is finished in a combination of high-quality teak cabinetry and teak and holly sole boards with GRP mouldings and Formica finishes in higher wear areas, creating both a feeling of premium quality and long-lasting durability. Cream leatherette saloon and blue cotton cabin upholstery with complimenting curtains throughout. Impressive tankage is provided, with a 946L freshwater capacity, and 227L holding tank serving both heads. Diesel-fired warm air heating system. Mechanical Systems Yanmar 4JH3-TBE, 75hp 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine located under companionway steps in a sound-insulated compartment. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever controls with electric start. Aluminium 606L fuel tank. Shaft drive to bronze fixed 3-bladed propeller. Bow thruster. The engine appears to be in good cosmetic condition and although it has run for approximately 6,250hrs since new it has been regularly serviced by her owner and proven very reliable. This equates to around 270hrs use per season, and although it is expected that the engine will continue to provide good service for many more hours to come, consideration for a future rebuild or replacement has been made within the asking price. Electrical Systems 5 x 12v 116ah Batteries (4 x domestic and dedicated engine start) charged via engine alternator. Dedicated 100ah bow thruster battery. Shorepower system with ring mains, automatic battery charger, and immersion coil for water heating. Comprehensive battery isolator and breaker panels. Electrical distribution panel with gauges, breaker switches, tank monitoring system, bilge alarm, and lighting controls. A Dolphin diesel generator with remote start facility is currently installed but has developed a fault and so will need attention or replacement if this is required by her next owner. Spars and Sails Masthead rigged sloop with double spreaders. Silver anodised keel stepped mast and boom. Hoyt self-vanging staysail boom for easier handling and improved performance. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2015). Terylene running rigging (replaced when required). Headsail and staysail furling systems.
  • 2 x Lewmar 54 CST primary sheet winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 44 CST additional sheet winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 24 and single Lewmar 16 halyard winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 16 ancillary winches
  • Furling mainsail   -   Dolphin   -   2012   -   good
  • Furling Genoa   -   Dolphin   -   2012   -   good
  • Furling staysail   -   Airforce   -   good
  • Running headsail   -   Quantum   -   good
Manufacturer's comments:   The Island Packet 420 has been created with a taller rig than previous models to take advantage of their 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. Deck Equipment
  • Spade 35kg anchor with chain
  • Fortress and CQR additional anchors
  • Lofrans electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpits with integrated seats, and stanchions
  • Midship lifeline gates and integrated transom boarding ladder
  • Blue sprayhood and full cockpit enclosure
  • Full-width bimini
  • Cold cockpit shower
  • Assorted warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Ritchie steering compass
  • Simrad RD68 VHF radio
  • Raytheon ST60 depth sounder
  • Raytheon ST60 speed/log
  • Raytheon ST60 wind instrument
  • Raytheon ST60 multi display
  • Raymarine GPS chart plotter at helm
  • Raytheon SL70 radar at chart table
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Garmin 128 basic GPS navigation system
  • Raytheon radar scanner
  • SSB radio transceiver
  • Navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • 2 x Fire extinguishers
  • Jackstays and cockpit harness point
  • XM Valise 4-person liferaft (requires servicing)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Radar reflector
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
Construction Island Packet 420 designed by Bob Johnson, N.A and built by Island Packet Yachts in 2000. One-piece Triaxial hand laminated pressure-impregnated GRP hull and keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Cream GRP hull, superstructure, and PolyCore decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. PolyClad 2 gelcoat system for increased osmosis resistance below the waterline and DuraShield gel on the topsides for superior shine and cosmetic durability. Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder. Sealed self-draining anchor locker at bow. SeaSafe anchor roller system with integral bow platform for easier and safer anchoring. Manufacturer's Comments 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 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 quadrant mounted autopilot, 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. 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. Disclaimer The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part. General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.


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