A rare opportunity to buy a popular North American design well set up for comfort with a roomy interior and generous headroom - a tried and tested offshore design currently in MOSS survey!
Very popular and successful design – a well appointed and sturdily built offshore cruising yacht in good condition with an associated and busy charter business, available separately. Currently in MOSS survey and fully equipped with everything needed for safe and comfortable coastal cruising.
Recently antifouled, engine and rigging checked (October 2020).
LUA Price $190,000 (Plus GST if any)
This popular North American Island Packet 44 design is well set up for comfort with a roomy interior and generous headroom – with designer Bob Johnson providing a modern interpretation of a traditional full keel, recognized by the shallow draft, spacious accommodation and rugged GRP with a cedar core.
The full one piece keel combines the performance of a modern hull with the superior sea keeping and safety of the longer keel, and provides additional protection from damage for rudder and propeller. The boat has a versatile and easily managed cutter rig and boomed jib, exceptional comfort and liveability, spirited sailing performance, superb build quality and award-winning features. With high quality finish, berths for seven in 3 doubles and one single, and a great galley.
She has an exceptionally comfortable saloon and “head” with a separate shower stall and ample storage. Island Packet models have won several industry awards over the years, including seven Cruising World magazine “Boat of the Year” awards and three SAIL magazine “Best Boats” awards.
A BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE: A Bay of Islands lifestyle for you: The associated charter business is busy with many bookings ahead. The boat is currently in MOSS survey for inshore charter for 4 guests and two crew overnight, and up to 18 guests plus skipper by day. The charter business is available for sale if required, negotiated separately. This fine yacht is currently showing guests the best of New Zealand’s sailing grounds.
Two cabins each with double berths, plus the main cabin with a double and a single on squabs
Island Packet (USA) Grp
Num. of engines
Power per engine
62hp Engine hours: 5,818
3 Blade Feathered
GRP with cedar core. Hull re-epoxied 2008.
2 Solar panels, 1 Ockham (2000)
Portable Inverter for charging mobile phones and camera batteries (110V)
Two large deep cycle batteries, 1 x start - age 2010 approx
EWOF not current
2 x bilge pumps
2 x 196 gallon Alloy Tanks - Watermaker
3 Double cabins
Single squab conversion in main cabin
2 Plus Holding tank
2 (hot water gas or motor, and cockpit shower)
Fridge and Freezer
Pressure Hot water
Navigation and Electronics
AIS, Weather Fax, Autohelm, Radar (48m)
Ockum Wind Instrument
Spare Genoa, Staysail and storm sails stored in garage - have been checked by sailmaker in as new condition.
1 Spin Pole
7 in cockpit area
Ground Tackle and anchors
Delta 250’ chain
Bruce and Plough
Simkpson Lawrence Cockpit remote system for anchor
EPIRB 512 type C/S class 2 Manual activation MT400 s 503H
New Flare Pack
Fire extinguishers (checked September)
Flares etc all current
Avon 6 person (age unknown)
Boarding platform and swim ladder
Bimini – over cockpit area