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2004 Island Packet 420

West Haverstraw, New York


The LIVIN 2 is a 2004 model ISLAND PACKET 420 as produced by ISLAND PACKET YACHTS of Largo, FL. First introduced in 1999, the "420" was offered through 2005 and a total of 111 examples were built. The LIVIN 2 is hull #88 of this very successful series. 
The LIVIN 2 is well-equipped and her Owners have been mindful of the necessary maintenance requirements that are so essential to a yacht of her caliber and to the clients that will be drawn to her. The exterior varnish has been redone with (10) coats, The Cockpit Enclosure, to include the Dodger & Bimini & connector piece, was all replaced in 2017. All the operating systems for the LIVIN 2 are regularly attended too and in the same upscale Marina where the boat has been located for many years as well. It should be noted that there are only 486 engine hours logged to date for the LIVIN 2!
The Owners of the LIVIN 2 purchased her as "new" in 2004. The maintenance records are complete and can be reviewed. All of the pertinent pubs for the yacht are also aboard to include those for options and accessories. The yacht has been exceptionally well-maintained and tastefully appointed. For clients who aspire to owning one of the best ISLAND PACKET 420's as offered, inquires and appointments for a viewing are strongly recommended. 
As of late November 2023, the LIVIN 2 is being decommissioned and hauled for Winter Storage at her long-term Marina facility in the lower Hudson River area. She'll be under a winter cover but will be easy to board & view.


Essex Boat Works is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Brewer Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: LIVIN 2
Make: Island Packet
Model: 420
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: R.K. Johnson
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TDL42088C304
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 44'7 ft
Waterline Length: 37'4 ft
Beam: 14'3 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 30,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 58'10 ft
Ballast: 12,000 lb
Single Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3-TE Turbo FWC (4) Cylinder
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 481
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Stock Number: YW # 3984738
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter

Hull & Deck
ISLAND PACKET YACHTS (and the IP 420, of course) were produced to the standards to qualify for the European "CE" Rating: Category "A" - Ocean". This is the highest level achievable and facilitates getting insurance for possible "offshore" voyaging as well. 
The ISLAND PACKET 420 was produced with the Company's proprietary "FULL FOIL KEEL" that provides enhanced directional stability, reduced draft, a reduced angle of heel and protection for the yacht's underbody, the rudder and the drive train. The "cutaway" underbody's spade rudder provides good control for the yacht and the reduced wetted surface does reduce parasitic drag as well. The LIVIN 2's bottom was stripped & expoxy barrier-coated in 2015.
  • LIGHT IVORY Gelcoat finish
  • Hand laid-up fiberglass hull w/ proprietary pressure-fed resin infusion & triaxial laminates with integral interior grid support structure
  • Rub Rail, extruded VINYL molding w/ stainless steel striker plate
  • "Scoop" Transom
  • A "Full-Run" keel aka proprietary ISLAND PACKET "Full Foil keel" w/ encapsulated interior lead ballast
  • Spade rudder w/ steel support for lower section that extends from the full-run keel assembly (note: also assists with the prevention of lines fouling the drive train & rudder) 
  • DARK BLUE Boot-top
  • BLACK Bottom paint
  • Bottom stripped & epoxy barrier-coated (note: 2015)
  • LIGHT IVORY Gelcoat finish
  • Contrasting non-skid deck, Light Ivory & Light Tan gelcoat finishes and w/ the proprietary DURASHIELD gelcoat system (note: also for hull topsides & interior)
  • "Diamond" molded non-skid pattern for enhanced non-slip effectiveness
  • Deck laminate cored with proprietary POLYCORE (note: resin & microsphere matrix)
  • Toe & Cap rails, teak (note: finished with 10 coats of varnish, Spring, 2022)
  • (12) Chafe plates, stainless steel, on toe rails for dock lines at cleat locations
  • Teak step plates at Cockpit entrance, varnished (note: line boxes underneath for Coachroof lines) 
  • Bow pulpit, double-rail, stainless steel
  • Life lines, plastic-coated
  • Stanchions, stainless steel
  • (2) Boarding gates, port & starboard w/ single upper gate line
  • Boarding gate, aft w/ single upper line
  • (2) Body / Safety rails (note: at the mast area)
  • (3) Dorade vents, stainless steel w/ guards, stainless steel (note: Factory Option for upgrade to stainless vis standard)
  • (8) LEWMAR Ocean Series deck hatches w/ screens
  • (6) Deck cleats for dock / mooring lines, 12". stainless steel 
  • (14) Opening ports w/ safety glass inserts, stainless steel
  • (2) Grab/ Safety rails, stainless steel (note: run the full length of the Coachroof) 
  • Deck hardware through-bolted w/ aluminum backing plates
  • Sea Hood, molded fiberglass & sliding Companionway PLEXI hatch
  • (3) Section Companionway drop boards, teak (note: custom teak rack storage aft under the Companionway entrance0
  • Custom Companionway doors w/ screens, (2) pieces, hinged
  • Helm Station w/ custom teak seating, varnished (note: also provides access to the Emergency Tiller installation)
  • Backrest & seat cushions
  • Binnacle unit, fiberglass
  • RICHIE Compass
  • WHITLOCK "Monarch" Wheel Steering System (note: geared assembly, no wire cables)
  • Elkhide wrap for wheel (note: Factory Option)
  • IMTRA Remote control for the MUIR Windlass
  • SLEIPNER "SidePower" bow thruster control unit
  • (1) Opening port, stainless steel (note: for Aft Cabin ventilation, port side aft)
  • (2) Perch seats aft, port & starboard (note: w/ fiberglass seats)
  • Stern rail w/ boarding gate, double-rail, stainless steel
  • Control Panels: to starboard, YANMAR diesel & to starboard, FISCHER PANDA generator (note: genset not installed) 
  • (2) Large Cockpit seat lockers, port & starboard
  • (2) Cockpit scupper drains, 
  • (4) Life line safety attachment points, stainless steel
Rig, Rigging, Sails & Winches
Rig   The ISLAND PACKET 420 is a cutter-rigged yacht and is equipped with a SPARCRAFT USA / CHARLESTON SPAR anodized aluminum roller-furling mainsail mast. The spar is keel-stepped w/ double spreaders, fore & aft lower shrouds, double backstays & internal halyards. There is a self-tending HOYT boom for the staysail. 
The sails were purchased "new" in 2012 & first bent on in 2013. They are professionally stored & serviced every year. The sails are in exceptionally good condition given the yacht's light usage overall. 
  • Mast Wedge for properly supporting the spar as it passes through the deck mast collar (note: by ISLAND PACKET)
Sailplan Data
  • Air Draft:  59' from DWL to masthead (note: no antennas included)
  • Sail Area (100% fore & aft triangles):  924.05 Sq/Ft
  • Measure:  I=55.00', P=47.50', J=18.92' & E=17.00'
  • Air Draft (DWL to MH): 61' (note: approximate & does not include antennas & so forth) 
  • HARKEN Roller-furling for the mainsail, genoa and staysail (note: all control lines are lead aft)
  • Standing rigging; 1x19 wire, stainless steel
  • Dual backstays
  • WICHARD Boom vang, block & tackle
  • WICHARD hardware for vang & blocks 
  • (2) Flag halyards (note: one to each lower spreader, port & starboard) 
  • HARKEN Mainsheet Traveler System w/ 4:1 power & cross-hauls (note: mounted on the Coachroof forward of the Dodger
  • Running rigging (color-coded): (4) halyards (2x main, genoa & staysail), genoa sheets & staysail sheet, boom vang, mainsheet, traveler system cross-haul control lines, boom topping lift
Winches (LEWMAR Ocean Series)
  • (2) L-54 CST (2) speed self-tailing Primaries / genoa sheets
  • (2) L-16 CST (2) speed self-tailing for genoa & staysail roller-furling lines (note: mounted aft on Cockpit coaming caps)
  • (2) L-44 CST (2) speed self-tailing for sail controls (note: mounted on Coachroof aft)
  • (2) L-24 CST (2) speed self-tailing for main & jib halyards (note: mounted on mast)
  • (2) L-16 CST (2) speed self-tailing for lines (note: mounted on Coachroof aft)
  • (1) L-8C single-speed (note: mounted on the mast for staysail halyard) 
  • Winch handles, 10" (note: numerous HARKEN & LEWMAR) 
  • WINCHRITE Electric winch handle, 12VDC w/ charger
  • Mainsail (note: w/ Dark Blue Tabling cover, SUNBRELLA)
  • Genoa, 110% (note: w/ Dark Blue Tabling cover, SUNBRELLA) 
  • Staysail (note: w/ Dark Blue Tabling cover, SUNBRELLA)
The ISLAND PACKET 420 interior is finished with varnished teak furniture and the trademark Ivory Gelcoat application for the fiberglass surfaces.  The interior furniture has just been detailed over the past Winter & early Spring. 
  • Headroom: 6'5"
  • Teak interior furniture, varnished
  • Cabin sole, teak & holly veneer, varnished
  • Cabin sole at Companionway entrance, Galley & Aft Head areas: fiberglass
  • ULTRALEATHER Light Beige for upholstery through the Salon (note: Factory Option w/ 5" dual density foam inserts)
  • Cedar-lined hanging lockers throughout
The Salon is accessed via the Companionway entrance via a removable teak step assembly for engine room access aft. The Galley is located at the base of the Companionway, starboard side & aft. The Nav Station is just forward and also to starboard. There is a "L" Settee and a Stool / Hassock to provide seating the large fold-up table that's mounted forward on the main transverse bulkhead, starboard side. It has a folding leaf to extend the table. There is a bookcase behind the table on the bulkhead. To port & opposite the Galley, is the Aft Head and just aft of that, the entrance to the Aft Cabin. There is a settee area just forward of the Aft Head.
  • Teak & Holly sole forward of the Galley area
  • Dust bin, w/ varnished teak veneer panel, removable, in fiberglass cabin sole
  • "L" Shaped settee to starboard (note: converts to a double berth)
  •  Bench settee to port
  • Bulkhead-mount table, teak, folding with a single leaf (note: bookcase behind the table)
  • Berth Dimensions:  Port side: Width 45" & Length 76" & Starboard side: Width 45" & Length 76" (note: dimensions with berth filler / backrest cushions in-place)                                        
Fore / Master Cabin

Located forward; the large double berth is on the starboard side. It is accessible from both sides for ease of entry. There are lockers aft on both the port & starboard sides. 
  • Custom bedding to include BAMBOO Mattress by CARILOHA w/ 10" memory foam, linens & coverlets
  • Berth Dimensions:  Width 56" & Length 76" 
Forward Head
The Head is ensuite and to starboard. There is a separate shower area. 
On the forward transverse bulkhead for the Head, there is an entry hatch / door to access the Forepeak anchor locker and the windlass motor. There is ample storage space for the spare anchor & rode and other related gear.
Nav Station
  • Full chart size Nav table, adjustable
  • Nav Station chair, adjustable, electric (note: control panel to starboard of the chair) 
  • Navigator's Flex Light
  • PANASONIC Stereo
  • Repeaters for RAYMARINE electronics: Graphics, AWI / WS & TriData
  • Electrical Panel w/ AC &DC functions & breakers
Galley Details (see "Galley" section) 

Head Details (see "Heads" section) 
Aft Head
It is located aft and to port of the Companionway entrance. The Head may be accessed via the Aft Cabin or the Salon. 
Aft Cabin
It is located just aft of the Aft Head. The entrance is via a separate door that is to port. The large Pullman-style berth is located further aft & is athwartships. The cabin is ventilated by an opening port and a 12VDC HELLA fan. There are drawers & storage lockers. 
  • Berth Dimensions:  Width 56" & Length 76"
Engine Room
The YANMAR diesel is located under the Cockpit and the Companionway area. It is accessible via the Galley panel, by removing the Companionway steps and via a separate hatch in the Aft Cabin itself. 
The Galley is located in the Salon, starboard side and at the base of the Companionway.
  • FORCE 10 Stove / Oven, (3) burner, gimbaled, propane, stainless steel
  • Safety bar for stove / oven, stainless steel 
  • Propane tank,  10# aluminum & installed on the side deck locker, starboard side amidships (note: provision for 2nd tank in locker)
  • Remote propane gas shut-off solenoid switch
  • ORIGO Microwave
  • SEA-FROST Refrigeration, 12VDC & 110VAC
  • MR. COFFEE coffee maker
  • KRUPS Toaster
  • Hot & cold pressure water service
  • Sprayer unit at sinks
  • Manual pump for fresh water
  • Sink, double w/ high-polish stainless steel
  • Galleyware (note: all new, 2020)
  • Large access lid for ice-chest / refrig area w/ hydraulic lift
  • Electric drain pump for ice-chest
  • Safety bar for stove / oven w/ safety belt attachment points, stainless steel
  • Dish rack & cutlery drawers
  • Trash bin, sliding in-out
The ISLAND PACKET has (2 Heads, (1) for each Stateroom. Both are with ensuite access. The Fore Cabin / Master Head has a separate shower stall. The Aft Head has a hand-held shower unit w/ a curtain enclosure.
  • (2) JABSCO "VacuFlush" Marine heads, electric (note: both Heads installed shortly after yacht purchase)
  • Fresh-water flush for both Heads (note: feature installed after yacht purchase)
  • Holding Tank: (60) USG (note: services both Heads)
  • "Y" valves for overboard discharge (note: where permissible) 
  • Macerator pump (note: Factory Option) 
  • Showers w (2) "Gray Water" boxes w/ float-activated electric pumps for discharge
  • Vanities w/ "deep polish" stainless steel sinks
  • Drawers
  • Opening ports (note: one for each Head)
  • Deck hatches (note: one for each Head) 
  • Teak seat, folding for Aft Head 
  • Seat for Forward Head shower
  • ACRYLIC Door for the Forward Head Shower area
  • Shower curtain for the Aft Head
  • Fiberglass soles w/ teak gratings & drains
There are (3) RAYMARINE Displays mounted in the console at the Companionway entrance: Speed / Log & Apparent Wind / Wind Speed & Depth Sounder. The Helm Station has the following installations: ICOM VHF and the RAYMARINE Radar / Chartplotter & TriData displays. The Nav Station has the following equipment: ICOM VHF & RAYMARINE Graphic, AWI / WS & TriData displays.
  • VHF; ICOM MC-502 (note: unit at Nav Station & remote mic at Helm Station) 
  • AIS (Automatic Identification System) 
  • RAYMARINE ST-60+ Speed / Log
  • RAYMARINE ST-60+ Depth Sounder
  • RAYMARINE ST-60+ TriData (Depth / Speed / Trip) 
  • RAYMARINE RL-700 Radar & ChartPlotter  (note: a) the software was updated several years ago to provide "color" vis "black & white" displays & b) the upgrade for a NAVTECH interface for a "plug & play" feature for a Laptop was also installed)
  • RAYMARINE ST-6001 w/ Remote Control
  • PANASONIC Stereo (note: 2x interior & 2x Cockpit speakers)
  • (3) JENSEN Flat Screen SMART TV's (note: (1) for each Stateroom & Salon and all new, 2022)
  • Direct TV
The ISLAND PACKET 420 has both a 12VDC Ship's Service and 115VAC Shore Power Systems.
  • Batteries, 12VDC; (4) Group 27 AGM sealed House / Utility, (1) Group 27 AGM Engine Start & (1) Group 27 Generator Start (note: batteries all new, 2019)
  • Battery Charger, CHARLES 5000 Series 40 AH (3) step charger
  • Alternator, BALMAR 110 AH dual fan
  • Inverter
  • PROMARINER Galvanic Isolator
  • Shore power w/ (2) 30 AH hook-ups, (2) 50' 30 AH cords
  • Reverse-polarity indicator (note: at Nav Station panel) 
  • Electrical Panel at Nav Station for all 12VDC & 110VAC functions
As of early September, 2023, the generator has just been rebuilt and it is being reinstalled on the LIVIN 2.
  • FISCHER PANDA 6kW genset
  • Hours: "1-2" (note: since rebuild, Summer 2023)
  •  MARINEAIRE Reverse-Cycle heat & air conditioning, (2) zones (note: total 28,000 BTU's) 
  • (4) HELLA fans, 12VDC (note: installed in Salon & each Stateroom) 
Bow Thruster
  • SLEIPNER "SidePower" bow thruster, (7.5) HP (note: a) new / replacement in 2023, b) Factory Option w/ Joystick control mounted at the Helm Station binnacle & c) separate (2) Battery System 12VDC and with dedicated GUEST battery charger)
  • Fresh Water Capacity:  250 USG in (2) tanks
  • SPOTLESS Filters at at the water fill; (1) filter & (1) softener (note: good for 5,000 US Gallons per filter charge)
  • Cockpit shower w/ cold pressure water service (note: located in Cockpit, port side aft) 
  • Pressure water pump
  • (2) Shower sump pumps
  • (1) Ice-chest drainage pump
  • Bilge pumps: (1) manual bilge pump (note: counted in the Cockpit), (1) electric / automatic bilge pump, electric

  • Courtesy lights (note: switch at the Companionway entrance) 
  • (12) Reading lights throughout, silver finish, bulkhead-mounted
  • Lights for Aft & Forward Heads
  • Overhead lights for Galley, Salon, Aft & Forward Stateroom 
  • AQUASIGNAL Nav lights
  • Steaming light
  • Masthead light
  • Foredeck light
The ISLAND PACKET 420 is powered by a YANMAR 4JH3-TE Turbo (4) cylinder fresh-water cooled (FWC) marine diesel that is rated at 75 HP at 3,800 RPM.
  • Engine Hours:  481 (note: Summer, 2023)
  • Fuel Capacity:  160 USG
  • KANZAKI Transmission
  • Propeller, MAXPROP (3) blade, feathering, bronze (note: purchased & installed shortly after yacht purchase)
  • Spare propeller, (3) blade, bronze (note: original prop & stored in Fore Peak locker)
  • Propeller shaft, stainless steel 
  • RACOR Fuel filter
  • Cockpit Control Panel: gauges for RPM, engine temperature, alternator charge indicator, oil pressure, Circuit Breaker, Battery Parallel Indicator)
  • Single-Lever control for throttle & shift
  • Engine room insulation, lead-lined foam
Inventory, Additional
Ground Tackle
  • MUIR Anchor windlass, electric / mechanical (note: foot switches @ "up" & "down" functions and hand-held remote control)
  • CQR Plow anchor, 45# w/ 20' chain & 200' rode (note: custom stainless steel rode swivel included) 
  • Bow Anchor platform w/ SEASAFE double bow rollers, stainless steel 
  • DANFORTH Anchor w/ rode

The canvas was all new in 2017 by PATINO CANVAS, Haverstraw, NY.
  • Full Cockpit Enclosure, Blue SUNBRELLA w/ STRATOGLASS heavy-duty panels (note: stainless steel frame w/ vertical support covers, Blue SUNBRELLA) 
  • Pedestal / Binnacle / Wheel cover, Blue SUNBRELLA
  • Winch covers, Blue SUNBRELLA
  • (2) FIRST ALERT CO2 monitors
  • USCG Gear (note: include PFD's)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • (4) Cockpit line tether attachment points, stainless steel (note: for personal safety line attachments) 
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Boat hook
  • Dock lines & fenders
  • Cleaning gear
  • FAIRCLOUGH Winter Cover & frame
  • KATO MARINE hoist, stainless steel w/ block & tackle (note: mounted at transom)
  • Outboard motor mount (note: installed on stern rail)
  • (2) Cockpit lights, 12VDC (note: mounted on stainless steel Dodger frame aft) 
  • Cockpit table, custom folding w/ (2) leaves, teak, varnished
  • Drink holder, teak, varnished
  • ISLAND PACKET Cockpit cushions, TEXALENE covers w/ 2" closed cell foam (note: Factory Option)
  • Swim ladder, folding w/ rubber treads, stainless steel
  • Yacht Ensign w/ stainless steel jackstaff
  • MAGNA Barbeque grill, propane, stainless steel (note: attaches at stern rail area)
Broker Contact
For more information regarding this 2004 ISLAND PACKET 420, the LIVIN 2, please contact her Listing Broker, Randy Altemus of Brewer Yacht Sales, at cell "203 512 0847" or by email at "raltemus(at)". 
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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