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2002 Island Packet 420

Saint Augustine, FL


This Island Packet 420 (hull # 61) is the best equipped, nicest, cleanest and most well maintained on the market.

With new standing rigging in 2020, a watermaker, solar array and generator, custom reinforced arch, a bow thruster, in-mast furling, and so many other highlights, she's a special lady! Not only is she well-equipped, she is cosmetically beautiful with fresh varnish and shiny gelcoat. She will make you a proud member of the Island Packet family! With all her systems updated and her condition, she is better than new at a fraction of the price.

The second generation of Island Packets was when the company took quality to the next level...the convenient sugar-scoop stern solved the problem of being able to board by dinghy. The chainplates were built with a better steel alloy (316L) so did not have the issues that the plates on prior models had. She will not disappoint you.

The equivalent current generation of Island Packets comes at a base price of about $629,000 before anything is added (according to the factory's website). This Second Generation 420 is one of the best of the line, is arguably prettier than the new ones, and has a price tag that's merely a fraction of the new price. And you can go today. She's ready. 

Meticulous owners have cared for her while living aboard. Their attention to detail shows, right down to easy-to-read labels on all the thru-hulls and fittings.

A few things that make her special are (but be sure to refer to the full equipment list):

  • 2020 Rigging
  • Bow thruster with new motor
  • Yanmar with all hoses, gaskets, thermostat, starting solenoid, and oil heat exchanger replaced in 2021, and shaft, stuffing box, cutlass bearing, and stern tube all replaced in 2016
  • Clearly labeled thru-hulls and fittings under the waterline
  • A spotless bilge
  • Curated instructions for nearly every system
  • A beautiful Dickenson Marine “Newport” diesel heater with tile setting (gravity fed by a 2-gallon tank which is plumbed to the main diesel tank for refilling
  • Raritan Marine Elegance Electric Toilets (2 - fore and aft) plumbed for fresh water flush
  • Purasan waste cleaning systems (2 - fore and aft) YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH PUMPOUTS OR SMELLY HOLDING TANKS!
  • Extra sturdy stainless rails around cockpit
  • Wireless NMEA 2000 Transmitter

So much more!


Essex Boat Works is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Sunshine Cruising Yachts.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: C Ghost
Make: Island Packet
Model: 420
Year: 2002
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Island Packet
Designer: Robert Johnson
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TLD42061H102
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 44'7 ft
Length Overall: 44'7 ft
Waterline Length: 37'4 ft
Beam: 14'3 ft
Max Draft: 4'10 ft
Displacement: 28,400 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 28,400 lb
Ballast: 12,500 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 75 HP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 3700


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter

Full Equipment List
  • Standing rigging – new in 2020.
  • Dinghy – 2017 Walker Bay Genesis 310 RID, 10’2”, 20HP Honda outboard with electric tilt, wheel steering console, Hummingbird fish finder.
  • Generator - 5.5 kW Nextgen (30A, 120V, Deisel)
  • Watermaker (Spectra Ventura-200T, 12V, 8.3GPH)
  • Liferaft – Winslow 4-person Ultra-Light Offshore
  • Bow Thruster (new Sleipner SE80 motor and drive 2021)
  • Windlass – Lighthouse 1501 with dual capstan and chain stoppers.
  • Anchors (3) – 65Lb Mantus M1 (Scoop type), 55Lb Bruce (Claw type), Fortress FX-55 (Fluke type)
  • Anchor Rode (3) – 2 X 300’ (each of these is 150’ chain spliced to 150’ rope), 1 x 200’ rope
  • 500 Watt Solar Power system
    • 3 Rigid Kyocera panels
    • Separate BlueSky controllers for each panel, all linked to a BlueSky Pro Remote status display at Nav station.
    • 42 amp total output (12V) in full sun
  • Reinforced arch system over cockpit provides platform for solar panels and dinghy davits. Integrated winch on arch for raising dinghy.
  • Fireplace – Dickenson Marine “Newport” diesel heater (gravity fed by a 2-gallon tank which is plumbed to the main diesel tank for refilling)
  • Air conditioning and heating (16,000BTU) - Webasto FCF1600 with new seawater pump and condensate capture system.
  • Raritan Marine Elegance Electric Toilets (2 - fore and aft) plumbed for fresh water flush
  • Purasan waste cleaning systems (2 - fore and aft)
  • Fridg and Freezer - 2 Independent 12V Frigoboat Keelcooler systems with separate sealed compartments and separate lids.
  • Remodeled Microwave cabinet in galley to accommodate standard sized Microwave oven.
  • Fuel Polisher - KTI Systems “FilterBoss Commander” FC-60 integrated into engine compartment
  • Isolation Transformer - Victron 3600W 32A/120V or 16A/240V installed in-line with shore power inlet
  • Inverter – 2000W ProSine True sine wave inverter
  • House Battery’s – 5 x Odyssey Extreme 100A/12V Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) AGM.
  • Battery Charger (50A) – Mastervolt Chargemaster 12-50-3, Mastervolt USB computer interface cable, remote relay main battery switch.
  • Separate engine starting battery
  • Rigid Boom Vang – Garhauer
  • Force 10 three burner gimbaled Stove with broiler
  • Magma Barbecue Grill with its own dedicated 10lb. propane tank
  • Rigid Railings enclosing cockpit.
  • All original lifelines replaced. Front entry gates added for boarding when docked bow-in.
  • “Brownie” 12V portable dive compressor with 50’ of hose and regulator. Custom 12V outlet (specific for the Brownie) installed in cockpit.
  • Dock water inlet added to bow for when docked bow-in.
  • Boarding ladder mounted on swim platform deployable from the water.
  • Removable captain’s chair for helm seat.
  • Arid Bilge - dry bilge system
  • Two Additional 12V Breaker Panels
  • 24’ LCD TV on swivel arm wired to ZVOX Accuvoice soundbar
  • Cell signal amplifier (with arch mounted marine cell antenna)
  • Wifi Booster – Rogue Wave 5-mile Wifi antenna mounted on arch
  • Electronic fuel and water tank gauges
  • Deck washdown pump (seawater)
  • Anchor light on arch
  • Electronics Package (all on a boat-wide NMEA2000 network)
    • Chart Plotters – (2 Garmin GPSmap741 plotters (Helm and Nav station)
    • Ultrasonic water speed/depth sensor - (Airmar UDST800)
    • AIS transceiver - (Garmin AIS 600)
    • Autopilot - (Garmin GHP Reactor, Garmin GHC20 head unit, Robertson drive motor linked to rudder post)
    • Instrument displays – (4 Garmin GMI10 units – 3 in cockpit, 1 at Nav station)
    • Wireless NMEA200 transmitter (Garmin GNT10)
    • GPS Antenna - (Garmin GPX19X)
    • Sirius/XM Antenna - (Garmin GXM51)
    • HD Radar – (Garmin GMR18 HD)
    • Video Camera in engine compartment - (Garmin GC10)
    • Ultrasonic Anemometer – (Maretron WSO100)
    • VHF Radio – (ICOM IC-M506, Antenna on top of mast and spare antenna on arch, remote “Commander” mike wired at helm))
    • SSB Radio – (ICOM IC-M802, 48’ removable rope antenna hoisted via spare halyard, ground plate counterpoise)
  • Automatic shower pump/sump for forward head
  • Teak hatch screens on all hatches
  • Yanmar 75HP with 3700 hours – all hoses, gaskets, thermostat, starting solenoid, and oil heat exchanger replaced in 2021.
  • Shaft, stuffing box, cutlass bearing, and stern tube all replaced in 2016.
  • Prop reconditioned in 2016.
  • Upper and lower bearings on steering system replaced in 2019.
  • 100A Balmar alternator retrofitted with serpentine belt and pully’s.
  • High profile dodger frame and windshield for greater forward visibility from the helm.
  • Telescoping side boarding ladder (removable - mounting brackets on port side)
  • Mantus anchor bridle
  • 48’ SSB rope antenna
  • SOS Danbuoy 33 – self inflating man-overboard marker
  • All LED lighting.

Lots of spare parts - ask for list!

Manufacturer Provided Description

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.

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