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2002 Island Packet 420

location icon Anacortes, Washington
Year 2002
Length 42 ft

"Catharpin Blue" is a Bristol example of this classic sailing yacht.  She is turn key and ready to set sail to explore the San Jauns, Gulf Islands and beyond.

The Island Packet 420 was a big step up in this next generation of Island Packet designs. It offered a host of proven design and construction features that have evolved over years with many new features provided by the use of new technology and materials as well as owner feedback.

These changes provided the owners of the IP420 an even greater combination of seakeeping, safety, stability and speed coupled with the comfort, live-ability, and value that makes Island Packet Yachts America's Cruising Yacht Leader? and has also won this boat the award for 'Best Full Size Cruiser' in the 2000 Boat Of The Year competition as conducted by Cruising World magazine. 



Year Built 2002
Category Sail
Length Overall 44'7 ft
Beam 14'3 ft
Max Draft 4'10 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'5 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Full Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 75 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 160 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 250 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 60 gal
Dry Weight 28,400 lb
Ballast 12,500 lb
Displacement 30,000 lb
Bridge Clearance 59 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH2BE
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 75hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2002
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.
Special Features

BOWTHRUSTER! 2-Solar panels will charge batteries while anchored or cruising on sunny days. Autopilot, Stand-alone Radar integrated into helm chart plotter, Rudder Angle Indicator, cockpit washdown hose. Rocna Anchor 55# w/300' chain, plus Bruce Anchor 45# w/200' chain. This high quality Island Packet is loaded with features that will make your sailing and cruising a delight! Performance & Sea-keeping Features include a Full Foil Keel for spirited performance with superior control & safety. Integral Hull & Keel: for the strongest possible construction w/hand laminated hull & keel. Direct Steering System: Geared Rack & Pinion system for a positive feel w/reliability. Protected Prop & Rudder: minimizes fouling & damage. Versatile Sail Plan: Cutter rig adapts to conditions w/minimum effort. Protective Bulwarks: Recessed deck design for security underfoot. Immediate Anchor Access: Wide platform forward to work with ground tackle in safety and relative ease. wing out seat at Nav table.


Engine Yanmar 75 HP Diesel

Cruising Speed: 6.5 - 7 kts

Fuel Capacity: 150 Gals

Water Capacity 250 Gals

Total Fuel Consumption: 0.6 gph

Anchor Windlass

Shore Power: 30 Amp  

Galley Stove: 3-Burner LPG w/Oven


Refrigeration is Frigo-matic & Freezer

BBQ on rail mount

VHF Radio: Icom Depth Sounder

Raymarine ST60 Knotmeter

Raymarine ST 60+, Chartplotter

Cabin Heating: 2- Heat Pumps 16000 BTU & 7000 BTU / AC

Manuel Cutter Winches

Full Cockpit Dodger Steering

Rack 'n Pinion wheel


Roller Furler Main

In Mast Furler

Hard bottom Inflatable: 10' Caribe on Stern Davits w/Outboard.

Vessel Walk-Through

The first thing that you are greeted with when entering this yacht is a wide-open, bright and airy galley/ salon area. The galley is located to your right at the bottom of the companionway. This area is easily accessed from the cockpit and main salon a like. This area has great cross ventilation with opening ports and overhead hatch. The counter tops are laid out in a "C" shape which provide the user with easy to reach work space on 3 sides, and all areas have high fiddles. There is an abundance of storage both above and below the counters. A sealed burner stove and oven as well as a microwave provide ample means of cooking. The icebox is huge and has a movable divider; the entire box is insulated with poured in foam.

To your left and aft from the base of the companionway is the aft cabin. This cabin has private access from the companionway as well as the aft head. It features a large Pullman-styled berth, cedar-lined hanging locker and bureau. This area has several opening ports as well as an overhead hatch to provide ventilation and light.

Forward of the aft cabin on the port side is a head that serves both the aft cabin with its private entrance and the main salon. This head features a shower with fold down seat, head and wraparound vanity and counter space. Drain for the shower is provided by several floor drains to get adequate drainage under way and is assisted with an electric pump.

Moving to the starboard side of the of the boat just forward of the galley is a large nav area with an electrically operated seat with backrest. Along with the nav table are the master electrical panels both A.C. and D.C. There is plenty of room for installing any future equipment that you would desire as the panel has been untouched with the exception of a VHF radio.

The main salon is just forward of the nav area and its spaciousness is created by the use of a fold up dining table which when in use can be folded partially open to seat two or three and still walk thru the cabin or all the way open to seat 6. When the table is open it provided storage for bottles and commonly used table items, when the table is in the closed position it will provide the wide-open salon that is great for entertaining. An exceptional amount of storage is found both behind and below all of the seat cushions because all of the tanks are located below the cabin sole. On the port side is a large cedar lined hanging locker.

Moving forward you enter the owners stateroom. This is a true owners cabin, it utilizes the entire beam of the boat, on the port side is a large double cedar lined hanging locker and seat. On the starboard side are cabinets and beneath the queen sized island berth are cedar lined draws and an opening foot end of the berth provides one with a large blanket chest.

Lastly is the owner's head. This space is private from the rest of the boat, with its large counter and sink area, toilet and a shower area the many of us wish we had at home completes this owner's suite. There are two opening ports and an overhead hatch, which provides great ventilation.


The galley is located to starboard at the base of the companionway. This area is has spacious counter tops with high sea rails and a none skid floor surface. With the companion way to your back, hatch overhead and an opening port to the outboard side makes this a very bright, airy, pleasant space to prepare meals both underway and on the hook.

  • Manual Water Pump
  • Pressure Hot and Cold Water
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Roll Away Trash Bin
  • Large divided icebox w/drain pump & light
  • Large Storage above & below counter (cabinets and draws)
  • 3 Burner SS Gimbled Propane Stove w/sealed burner top w/Oven
  • Microwave Oven
  • Large C-shaped Counter top w/teak fiddle rail
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.