TURNKEY - LOW HOURS - WELL EQUIPPED & RIGIDLY MAINTAINED
The Island Packet 440 replaced the very popular 420. It was not just a longer,bigger and faster version of the 420; but, has many improvements including a larger sugar scoop swim platform, a more efficient floor plan, solid teak and oak sole and better performance with a longer waterline and more sail area. The 440 continues the great Island Packet legacy. "Cadence" is a fantastic example of the 440. She has been equipped by a knowledgable owner and well maintained by its current owners. Everything is in working order. "Cadence" is spotless" She is ready to sail off to wherever you point her.
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The Island Packet 440 is an updated and tweaked 420 with a still further improved floor plan, more elbow room, larger cockpit and swim platform. She is luxurious, comfortable and sea-kindly.
The Owner's Stateroom is forward with an Ensuite Head at the bow. The Head with a privacy door, has a seperate walk-in shower with a bifold glass door, corian counter and sink and features a Vacu-Flush electric commode. Storage abounds with a large cabinet under the counter and a beautiful glass and teak medicine cabinet above and two additonal drawers across from the commode. An opening port and hatch make the area light and airy. The Owner's Berth is on the starboard side and is cleverly angled to allow easy access on either side without waking your significant other. (Really nice!!) The hinged foot of the berth rises for linen storage and there is a drawer by the head entry utilizing every little available inch of space. On the port side of the cabin's entry is a large hanging locker and a dressing seat and on Starboard is another cabinet for still more personal gear. Three opening hatches, 4 opening ports and lots of ceiling and reading lights (all with shades and screens) plus a 12V fan and a dorade keep this area comfortable no matter what the weather.
The Saloon follows aft with facing settees that have storage below and behind as well as a combination of cabinets and shelves above.. The Starboard side settee converts to a full berth and the port side is long enough for entertaining and napping. The cleverly designed IP dining table stores up against the bulkhead when not in use converting from a dining area to a great living/entertaining area. The Saloon is also well ventillated by a large opening hatch, 4 opening ports and two dorades. All have screens and shades.
The starboard Nav Station is forward facing and it's large desk has a very cool inlaid IP logo. The comfortable bench seat is large enough for two people to discuss their next destination. The 110V and 12V Electric Panel is along the hullside above the Nav Desk with an E80 Display, VHF and Stereo all within easy reach.
Aft is the large "U" shaped Galley with room and storage for any food prep job. She features coriam counters, Force 10 3-burner stove/oven, Tappan Microwave, top loading refrigerator and freezer, a real trash container and dinnerware storage.
The Aft Day/Guest Head is across on port and also features a VacuFlush commode, sink and seperate shower area. It has an entry from the saloon and another from the aft cabin. There is plenty of ventillation. There is a nice teak mirror and tumbler/cup holder.
You enter the Guest Cabin aft of the Head. A Hanging Locker and Cabinet are at the entrance with plenty of floor space for dressing. The berth also has linnen storage under. She has 2 ports and a hatch as well as a 12V Fan and ceiling and reading lights to make the cabin functional and comfortable.
The centerline Companionway leads to the Cockpit. Glebe Creek Cafe Doors make moving back and forth easy.
The Engine Compartment is under the companionway with access doors on either side and in front of the engine. You have total access to the drive train under the aft cabin's cushions.
The Cockpit is long and beamy. There is room to sail, entertain and nap. Winches and instruments are well placed whether you are sailing with crew or single handed.
The Island Packet 440 has both a 110V Shorepower System with 2 ciruits (one is dedicated to the AC/Heat System) and a two-bank12V Ship's System complimented by an 8KW Diesel MasPower Generator and a High Output Balmar Alternator.
The Island Packet 440 is Cutter Rigged with a Hoyt Self Tacking Staysail Boom. She is mast head rigged with a double spreader In-Mast Furling Charleston Spar Rig w/Harken Furling on Staysail and Genoa. "Cadence" has a powerful rig with 1131 Sq Ft of sail that is infinitely reefable with furling genoa, staysail and in-mast main.
Island Packets have solid glass hulls with synthetically cored decks. (Cadence had a 10yr transferrable Hull and Deck warranty that covers her into 2016). There is a water-tight bulkhead between the Anchor Locker and Forward Head. She has a Spade Rudder that combined with the Full-Foil Keel, allows the 440 to track phenominally well and yet, is very maneuverable in tight marina places. The Bow Sprit/Platform is integral to the hull. The molded sugar scoop swim platform is large with steps from the cockpit on port and starboard. She is a very solid yacht.