NEW PRICE REDUCTION
PRICED TO SELL!!
The newest available IP 485 on the east coast, and arguably the finest on the market. With a stunning flag blue hull, being extremely well equipped and having had numerous updates, this is now the best opportunity to purchase a cruising icon that's in the water and ready to go south.
Two owner boat, carefully and lovingly maintained and improved by CG captain. Never chartered. Rare Flag Blue Awlgrip.
The Island Packet 485 remains the "flagship" of the Island Packet line and "Va Bene" is an exceptional example of this highly sought after world cruiser.
Like all IP 485's, this yacht has a tremendous amount of living space and enough storage to hold just about everything needed for a circumnavigation. The thoughtfully laid out interior is bright, spacious and secure. Her functional deck plan, cutter rig, and cockpit configuration make her the perfect boat for shorthanded or single-handed sailing. Features such as a broad anchor platform and the spacious stern boarding platform, with dual boarding steps, help to enhance this yacht's appeal.
The large aft deck is perfect for sunbathing: set up a folding table and you have an impromptu dining area, as well as enough space to accommodate a 10' dinghy. The heavy work of placing the dingy on deck is done with the use of the "Extendo-Boom" option. With the push of a button, your dingy is out of the water and swung on deck. Storage bins on either side of the aft deck hold LPG bottles and miscellaneous gear. The side decks are uncluttered with raised bulwarks forward, and cabin top handrails provide for security on deck.
Below decks, you'll be immediately impressed by the panoramic view of the open main salon, which flows to a galley that can only be described as a chef's dream. Two master suites w/ensuite heads (separate toilet and shower configuration). Spacious forward and aft cabins with high-end wood joinery and a multi-use third cabin with two bunks, plus a lavish navigation center are some of the many features that set this Island Packet 485 apart from the competition.
This Island Packet is very well equipped, mechanically and cosmetically extremely well maintained, and ready to continue delivering cruising memories to a couple or family ready to expand their horizons with utmost safety.
Brokers Note: I sold this boat to the current owner in 2016 and thought it was outstanding then, and now with the upgrades it is arguably the best 485 available!
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Island Packet 485 builds on the exemplary qualities that have made Island Packet yachts respected and admired around the world. Naval architect Bob Johnson created the IP485 by combining the superior comfort, ease of use, sea keeping, and safety that have always been the foundation of the Island Packet concept, along with the innovative features and stunning good looks that will again set benchmarks for the cruising sailor.
The teak interior is finished in satin varnish with two tables in the salon. Large cabins create great comfort. A large walk-through galley is a cook's dream. There is a great navigation station to port with a large Recaro captain's chair.
Below, you'll be immediately impressed with the panoramic view of the open Main Saloon, the spacious forward and aft cabins with private heads, the solid teak and oak soles throughout, the gourmet galley, a multi-use third double bunk stateroom, and a Navigation Center that rivals those on much larger yachts. Adjacent to the companionway, the nav station includes a high-backed swivel armchair, inlaid table with storage tray, cabinetry space sufficient to mount a wide variety of equipment you might add, if so desired and the master electrical panels for ship-board AC and DC equipment.
There's also a hanging locker suitable for wet gear within reach. This area is so impressive that SAIL Magazine's Best Boats judges made this comment: "Any offshore navigator would love to call this nerve center home. This is the best equipped nav station we saw this year."
In the main saloon the starboard settee converts to a double berth when fully extended and both settees double as comfortable sea berths. CE Category A - Ocean rated safety windows provide a panoramic view and overhead lights and numerous reading lamps with individual dimmers are found throughout.
The gourmet Galley is equipped with digitally controlled refrigerator and freezer compartments and double gasket drop-front lids on gas support struts for easy access. Either compartment may be used for refrigerated or frozen storage at the setting of the controls. There's also a pull-out refrigerator drawer for quick access to beverages and food.
Aft is the grand Owner's Stateroom, with an offset double island berth. Hanging storage with extra height is provided by the outboard hanging locker. Access to the aft lazarette storage area is also made available through the aft bulkhead. Forward is a guest stateroom with a double island berth.and head. All staterooms include numerous opening ports and large overhead hatches, providing plenty of light and ventilation. Both berths are surrounded by an array of cabinets, lockers, drawers,and shelves, including hinged lids that lift to reveal blanket trays. The third cabin is across from the forward head and is perfect for a multitude of uses. Both luxurious Heads feature vanities with solid acrylic countertops, separate shower stalls with seats, folding acrylic doors, and standard VacuFlush® heads.
2016 Custom HMC 7 1/2 inch queen mattress, mattress pad & sheets in aft master.
Whether cruising the oceans of the world or exploring coastal anchorages, the 485 has been designed and built to take you safely and comfortably to your destination.
SAILS & RIGGING:The cutter rig provides lots of power and roller furlers on the main (in mast), genoa and stay sail, allowing easy " get out and sail" times. Electric winches on the primaries and secondaries prove ease in rolling out sails and trimming. Sparcraft furling aluminum mast with Sparcraft boom and 1x19 SS standing rigging. A genoa and stay sail on a Hoyt self tacking with manual roller furling. All sails are controlled from the cockpit.
2019 Raymarine AxiomPro 12
2019 Quantum Radar
2017 40" Sharp Flat screen TV (Direct TV receiver installed, but not in use)
2016 i70 Instruments - cluster of 3
2016 AIS (transmit and receiver)
Log - speedometer
Wind, Speed & Direction
TV antenna for local channels installed 2016
2 ea Clarion AM/FM/CD
Interior surround sound speakers
Icom M802 SSB)
Raymarine repeater via BlueTooth iPad
Plotter - Raymarine at helm & Nav
VHF Icom M402 w/Ram Mic
Generator 9 KW - Onan Genset - 2108 hours
M.V. 2000 watt Inverter
2016 Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Shore power inlet - 2019 50 amp cord
2019 Hot water heater (11 gal)
Fresh water maker - Sea Recovery
Balmar 110 amp alternator & regulator (2016)
40 MHZ GPS equipped EPIRB (battery exp 2014)
2019 - 2 new Lifeline start batteries (2700T)
12 Volt Switch panel w/breakers
120 Volt Switch Panel Breaker
DECK & RIGGING:
The large aft deck is perfect for sunbathing and impromptu dining, and large enough to accommodate a dinghy up to 10ft - which can be easily hoisted aboard with a optional boom extension system. Storage bins on either side of the aft deck hold LPG bottles and miscellaneous gear. A larger central hatch opens to a ladder leading into a huge storage Lazarette. Uncluttered side decks, a recessed fore deck and plentiful cabin top handrails provide security on deck.
Forward: CSD 12K w/12FD/1
Salon Port: CSD 12K w/VDC 12k
Salon Stbd: CSD 12K w/VDC 12k
Aft: CSD 12K w/E12FD/1
4 Units port & stbd
OPTIONAL FOR SALE:
Achilles FX300 RIB w/Tohatsu 9.8 4 stroke
2018 - 2 folding bikes
Personal effects not included
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.