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If you are looking at this listing I can assume you know sailboats well and that you are looking for a quality yacht - And this Island Packet 420 has all of the design, quality and features that come standard in these exceptionally well built yachts: 2 great staterooms, 2 heads, ensuite master head with separate shower, large salon, a great galley, spacious comfortable cockpit, swim platform and a tremendous amount of storage throughout.
However… “La Vida Dulce” has much more to offer than the others!
Obviously she is kitted out with all of the wants and needs that an experienced sailor would expect in a yacht purpose built to go to sea. However there are a number of things that set “La Vida Dulce” apart and above her sisters. For a start there is all the Hinckley custom joinery work in the galley done at a cost of just over $25,000. It’s not just beautiful it makes this galley more usable than any other IP420.
The main salon also has custom built seating with fold down arm rest/table on the port side. All of the upholstery was hand-picked and coordinated to make the salon feel like a warm comfortable home at sea. The owners cabin has the finest foot thick therapeutic mattress that we have ever seen on a boat combined with a custom and very elegant bed cover. The home entertainment system in the owner’s cabin can take you to the movies.
The cockpit is fully enclosed with custom cushions and even custom back cushions that again make the feel of the cockpit much like that of the salon – a very comfortable, friendly place to read a book or to entertain family and friends.
If you are looking for a safe well-built and well thought out yacht an Island Packet must always be on your short list. If you are looking for that very special Island Packet 420 you must see - “La Vida Dulce”.
Some of her features and upgrades as follows:
Call us today and come see this exceptional world cruising yacht!
Island Packet Yachts have long been noted for their exceptionally livable designs. There is an abundent amount of interior stowage available in the salon, as else-where in the yacht, due in large part to the generous tankage being centrally located below the cabin sole. This feature also keeps these considerable weights low and close to the center of the yacht to maximize stability and minimize trim changes. 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. Beautiful handcrafted and custom cabinetry and joinery work is found throughout the yacht. Comfortable, thick cushions with designer fabric, well placed light fixtures and handrails, numerous opening ports, dorade deck vents and hatches, and a durable and easily maintained overhead and hull surfaces make the salon and the entire interior attractive, comfortable and practical.
MASTER STATEROOM: The owner's suite is forward and is a true delight with the entire beam of the yacht utilized for a grand and inviting retreat. There is a large island berth which is offset from the hull providing easy access from both sides. The custom foot thick therapeutic mattress ensures the best sleep possible. The aft section of the berth-top, mounted on gas support struts, lifts to reveal a large storage area ideal for those bulky items like blankets. Drawers, cabinets, storage bins and a deep hanging locker provide ample space for personal gear. A seat to port adds further convenience. Two overhead hatches, a dorade vent and several opening ports will keep this area bright and well ventilated. Mounted on the bulkhead is a 37" flat screen TV which has a sound system with sub woofer and Blu-Ray DVD - takes you to the theatre.
MASTER HEAD: Forward is a private ensuite head with a large separate stall shower. The shower area is fitted with a folding acrylic door and built -in seat. In the head there is a deep S/S sink with vanity, marine toilet, several lockers and drawers and excellent ventilation with an overhead hatch and opening portlights.
SALON: As you can see in the pictures, the salon is a warm and inviting area to lounge or entertain. With the custom upholstery, brass lamps and attention to detail you will want to spend a lot of time aboard. The hinged table is secured out of the way against the bulkhead. Behind this is a very nice bottle and glass rack. The table is easily lowered to make either a small or a large dining area. When the table is fully opened this also provides a great project area. If you wish to have additional friends or family stay aboard, the starboard settee pulls out to provide a double berth. Behind and under both settees are an immense amount of storage areas.
Aft to starboard of the salon is the nav area with an electrically powered swing-out seat and large hinged chart table. The seat has been customized with a higher back for additional support and comfort. See "Nav" section below for more details.
The galley is aft of the nav, immediately to the starboard side of the companionway. Hinckley redid the customized cabinetry and countertop and it is beautiful! For more details on the galley see below.
AFT CABIN: Features a very large Pullman-style athwartship berth, a large cedar lined hanging locker and a generous bureau with several compartments. Two opening ports and an overhead hatch bathe the area in natural light and provide excellent ventilation.
AFT HEAD: Entered from either the main salon or through a private door in the aft cabin, the aft head, with its folding teak shower seat, wraparound vanity, oval polished sink, teak framed mirror, and bulkhead mounted shower unit with a pull around curtain provide particularly nice facilities for guests and crew. Shower drains in both heads have an electric drain pump.
The galley on La Vida Dulce is quite exceptional! Starting with an already well designed Island Packet galley, the owners and Hinckley's combined skills have improved and enhanced this space. There are many big and small features that have been added, that are best appreciated when seen.
The galley is conveniently located at the base of the companionway on the starboard side. Ideal for the cruising sailor is its practical U-shaped design and its many features such as: generous counter space, custom coffee maker cabinet, cutlery drawers, pot and pan bin, large dry storage locker, and counter top cabinets, several deep storage drawers and a pull-out trash receptacle. There is also a well insulated divided refrigerator/freezer with lots of room for additional food for those longer trips. The slip resistant molded sole provides secure footing and easy maintenance - a great feature in the galley.
The nav area is just forward of the galley and has a full-size navigation table with a customized nav seat that swings out electronically. The seat back is higher for additional comfort. There is a storage tray under the hinged tabletop, a locker under, another locker outboard of the table, and a chart drawer under the settee immediately forward of the nav area. The master electrical distribution panels are recessed, yet still easily accessed.
75 hp Yanmar, turbo diesel, 4 cylinder, fresh water cooled engine. Racor fuel filter w/water separator is mounted on a door in the galley for easy access. Extensive sound control is achieved with lead-lined insulation and gasketed doors. Serviced annually (oil and coolant changed, fuel & oil filters replaced, impeller, hoses & belts inspected.)
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. With the furling mainsail, cutter rig and sail controls lines aft - sailing has become easier and more enjoyable than ever.
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 has excellent qualities for cruising under all points of sail in a wide variety of conditions with a very manageable and versatile rig.
The FULL foil keel continues as the foundation of the Island Packet concept, and its design and construction provide a host of advantages to the cruising sailor: a moderate draft for access to a wider range of cruising grounds, low ballast placement for increased stability, superior protection for rudder and propeller, integral one-piece construction for maximum strength, and a highly effective airfoil shape for windward performance.
The 420 deck design offers all the key features long appreciated by Island Packet owners: a recessed foredeck with bulwarks for safety on deck, an anchor platform with two rollers for immediate access to both anchors, wide easy sidedecks for easy passage, full-length stainless steel cabin top handrails (no varnishing required), Dorade vents with SS guards, SS mast pulpits and high double lifelines with side and stern gates.
The large cockpit is very comfortable with long contoured seats that accommodate a large crew or invite stretching out. Features include a built-in insulated beverage locker, a folding table, two large seat lockers with interior lights, a separate helm seat with backrest, always popular molded stern rail seats, a central gate leading to a stern platform, a hand held personal shower, deep swim ladder with rubber treads, padeyes for safety harness attachments and large cockpit scupper drain capacity.
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.