A robust and reliable cruising yacht the Island Packet 420 is a great bluewater cruiser with a layout ideally suited to longer periods living aboard. With just her second owners since new GENESIS of ARGYLL has been used predominately for short-handed coastal cruising.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
With only her second owners, unlike many other examples of the class ‘GENESIS of ARGYLL’ has not been used for ocean cruising. In the current ownership since 2011 she has been sailed predominately with a crew of two aboard, exploring the coastal waters for Scotland.
As with all Island Packets, there are many unique features in her construction which contribute to their reputation as solid and dependable mile-munchers. These features include:-
- CE Certified: All models meet or exceed the highest available independent rating – Category “A” – Ocean.
- Exclusive Full Foil Keel® for unrivalled combination of performance, seakeeping, safety, control and comfort.
- Hull and keel design minimizes fouling and impact damage to keel, rudder and prop.
- One-piece, hand-laminated, solid fibreglass hull and keel resulting in the strongest possible construction.
- Triaxial knitted laminate integration for superior strength and impact resistance.
- Moderate draft allowing for access to wider range of cruising grounds.
- Low, generous tank storage makes for added interior stowage and enhanced stability.
- Full roller furling sail systems with controls leading to cockpit. Hoyt® boom provides improved performance and control.
- Recessed foredeck for on-deck security.
- Patented Sea Safe® anchor rollers and integral bow platform: fully captive, low chafe chain/rode guides, quick anchor deployment and secure stowage.
- PolyClad®3 gelcoat system for superior gloss retention/crack resistance and protection against osmotic blisters — 10 year limited warranty from build.
- PolyCore® deck coring material is decay proof and has strength and rigidity — 10-year limited warranty from build.
The new 420 defines the latest generation of Island Packet designs with virtually every aspect of this yacht representing a significant evolution from our earlier models in this size range. With ongoing advances in construction technology, equipment selection, manufacturing processes and quality control measures, this will be one of the most desirable and best-built yachts Island Packet has ever offered.
The 420 hull incorporates a host of new design elements that further improve a concept that I believe offers the best combination of seakeeping, safety, stability and speed available to the cruising sailor. New 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 will benefit upwind performance, reduce drag and enhance steering. The hull continues to be moulded as a one-piece (integral hull and keel) solid tri-axial fibreglass structure, utilizing our pressure-fed resin impregnation system, PolyClad®2 gel below the waterline and DuraShield™ gel on the topsides. I think no one in the marine industry, power or sail, is moulding better fibreglass parts than Island Packet.
In the twenty years since the founding of Island Packet Yachts, I am more excited than ever about the yachts we are creating. In many ways, the new 420 represents the best of everything that has earned Island Packet its position as America’s Cruising Yacht Leader.
Bob Johnson’s passion for sailing bloomed at an early age. He was only eight when he bought his own subscription to Yachting magazine, and fourteen when he wrote a term paper on his future career as a naval architect. That same year, he lofted his first sailboat on the living room floor, then sailed it down Lake Worth, with his brother holding a garden umbrella for a spinnaker. He was hooked for life.
Even though he became a mechanical engineer, ending up at McDonnell Douglas designing missiles, his heart was still with sailboats. With a master’s degree from MIT in naval architecture, he went to Florida and worked with Irwin Yachts and Endeavor, gradually becoming general manager. But he had a well-engineered dream. He started Island Packet modestly in the mid-seventies by borrowing money to buy the moulds for a 26 footer with a beam of more than 10 feet — a catboat proportion. He was everything at the company — engineer, purchasing agent, production manager and sales staff. Island Packet grew to a peak of two hundred employees in an immaculate, family-owned facility and has developed over the decades one of the most enthusiastic and loyal followings in cruising boat history.
As a dedicated observer, Johnson had seen boats go from full-keel, wineglass-shaped hull forms to the Cal 40 type with a fin-keeled, U-shaped underbody. He was struck by the fact that there had been no thoughtful, logical transition from one extreme to another. He felt that something sensible, seaworthy, and very manageable was missing. He wanted to utilize the best of both extremes by taking a modern U-shaped hull for performance and create a long keel for seaworthiness, not only by stretching the fin keel and making it shallower, but by making it an airfoil shape. Instead of the big barn door rudder hung on the aft end of the keel, which generated huge turning radiuses, he separated the two and connected the bottom of the keel to the bottom of what was now a counterbalanced spade rudder. In this way, he maintained the stability and seakeeping quality of a long keel and gained a good shallow draft. Even in case of grounding, his internally ballasted hull would suffer little damage compared to the major repairs necessary for bent keel bolts or torn-out bottoms, which some deep fin keelers might endure.
- We understand the Island Packet 420 is CE certified Category A (Ocean).
- Hand laid GRP hull using triaxial glass providing approx. twice strength of conventional woven rovings and five times greater impact resistance.
- Hull consolidated using proprietary pressure-fed application system.
- Hull constructed in one piece including keel.
- Exclusive Durashield gelcoat system on topsides and internally, offering superior gloss retention and resistance to fading and crazing.
- Internal engineered structural grid and structural base unit in Polycore.
- Integrally moulded flange to secure deck.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Moulded GRP deck and superstructure incorporating self-draining cockpit.
- Hand laid Triaxial and biaxial glass consolidated using proprietary pressure-fed application system.
- Deck laminate cored with PolyCore; Island Packet’s propriety microsphere a resin matrix, Island packet offering with a 10 year guarantee for rot and delamination on all new hulls.
- Laid teak deck on foredeck, side decks and cockpit.
- Diamond Non-skid finish on coachroof.
- Teak toe rail capping
- Traditional full keel.
- Island Packet’s proprietary Full Foil Keel technology, encapsulates the keel.
- Cast lead sections are lowered into the matching cavities and laminated overusing triaxial GRP laminate.
- Full depth, semi-balanced pintle supported rudder.
- Rudder constructed of uni-directional and bi-axial epoxy glass laminate.
- Rudder moulding consolidated under vacuum and post-cured at elevated temperatures.
Engine & gearbox:
- Yanmar 4JH3-TBE 75hp marine diesel engine.
- 4-cylinder, turbo-charged, indirectly cooled.
- Approx. 480hrs run as of September 2019
- Single lever throttle/shifter on steering pedestal
- Custom Island Packet engine instrument panel in cockpit
- Python drive axle shaft system with thrust bearing for noise and vibration reduction
- Kanzaki mechanical reversing marine gearbox
- Conventional stuffing box for reliability
Maintenance & Performance:
- Engine last serviced spring 2019
- Approximately 420 running hours recorded @ September 2019. (New gauge fitted 2006)
- Cruising speed 6kts
- Max speed 7.5kts
Propulsion & Steering:
- 3 blade MaxProp feathering propeller.
- Lewmar ‘Monarch’ rack and pinion direct steering system.
- Lewmar folding stainless steel wheel with leather covering.
- Original fixed stainless steel wheel available, smaller diameter.
- Emergency tiller steering system.
- Raymarine ST70 Control head.
- Smart Pilot series course computer.
- Raymarine linear drive, direct drive to quadrant.
- Sleipner ‘SidePower’ 6hp bow thruster.
- Joystick control at the pedestal.
- 12VDC onboard power system.
- 240VAC shore power system.
- Factory fitted, hard-wired, RCD protected system.
- Dual 16amp connections with independent distribution boards for each.
- Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12v Lead-acid.
- Domestic Battery Bank – 4x 12v, 105Ah Life-Line lead-acid
- 110amp engine driven 12VDC alternator.
- Sinergex 1500W Pure Sine.
- Two coachroof mounted panels.
- PWM charge controller.
- BEP matrix battery indicator system for Domestic Battery Bank.
- 2x Zinc Saver II galvanic isolators, one on each shore power supply line.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- Fully pressurised hot and cold water systems.
- 12VDC pressure pump with accumulator tank.
- Mono mixer-tap faucets in galley and both heads.
- Filtered potable water faucet in galley.
- Dedicated shower heads and mixer valves in both heads.
- Heads can discharge directly overboard or to holding tank.
- Independent holding tanks for both heads.
- Tanks discharged via deck suction or directly overboard.
- Manual bilge pump, operated from cockpit.
- Electric bilge pump with manual and auto-switching.
Deck Wash System:
- 12vDC saltwater pressure pump.
- Dedicate hose connection on foredeck.
- Single alloy tank.
- 606ltr (160gal) capacity.
- Single 647ltr (250gal) tank.
- Insulated tank.
- Heated by engine or 240VAC immersion heater.
- Single alloy tank.
- Approximately 227ltr capacity.
- Tank can be discharge by deck suction or directly overboard.
- Tank Tender pneumatic gauge system.
- Displaying levels in freshwater and fuel tanks.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
- Depth – Raymarine ST60
- Log – Raymarine ST60
- Wind – Raymarine ST60
- Plotter #1 – Raymarine C120W, mounted in NavPod on the binnacle.
- Magnetic Compass – Ritchie.
At Chart Table:
- Radar – Raymarine RL80C with 2kw mast-mounted scanner.
- Repeater - Raymarine ST60 Multi
- Plotter #2 – Garmin GPSMAP556 (mounted outboard of port settee in saloon)
- Icom IC-M503 VHF
- Icom DS100 DSC Controller
- Icom CommandMic in cockpit.
- Kelvin Hughes HUSUN 70 VHF (Secondary system with low-level antenna)
- Navtex - Furuno NX-300 (not currently connected)
- Princess 4 burner and oven gas cooker.
- Origo 240v Microwave oven.
- Top loading fridge with ice box.
- 2x RM manual marine toilets.
- 2 x Showerheads with mixer valve controls.
Heating & Ventilation:
- Eberspacher diesel fired, blown air heating system.
- Outlets in all cabins and heads.
- Lewmar Ocean opening deck hatches x8
- Stainless steel opening portholes in coachroof side x15
- Dorade ventilators all fitted with stainless steel guards on deck x3
- Two 4.7kg Propane cylinders.
- Self-draining deck locker.
- Remote solenoid valve switching from galley.
- Gas Safe certificate last issued 2014.
- Majority of lighting below decks converted to LED bulbs.
- Overhead lighting in all areas of the accommodation.
- Reading lights over bunks and saloon seating.
- Two oil lamps in saloon.
- Alpine Radio/CD/Cassette head unit.
- Multi-disc cd changer connected to head unit.
- Speakers in saloon and cockpit.
Summary of Accommodation:
- Two double cabins with en-suite access to heads.
- Two heads, both with independent showers.
- Two occasional berths in saloon.
- Joinery work of teak, finished with a satin varnish.
- Moulded, cream headlining with varnished teak trims and grabrails.
- Cream leather upholstery in saloon.
- Cream patterned cushions in cabin bunks
- Moulded GRP non-slip patterned sole in way of galley and in both heads.
- Traditional teak and holly soleboards in saloon and cabins.
- Moulded worktops and countertops in galley and heads.
- Lockers fitted with louvred doors for ventilation.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
- Forward cabin en-suite.
- Manual marine toilet forward on the port side with countertop wrapping around.
- Countertop and wash hand basin outboard, aft of toilet.
- Vanity unit outboard of wash hand basin with locker below.
- Shower stall opposite toilet to starboard with GRP moulded seat forward.
- Large storage and anchor chain locker accessed through an opening door forward of shower stall.
- Master cabin.
- Large double bunk lying fore and aft outboard to starboard.
- Single-seat with leather upholstery forward, outboard to port, storage locker outboard above seat back.
- Standing room along port side of bunk and aft.
- Hanging locker outboard to port with shelved locker outboard to starboard.
- Storage drawers beneath bunk.
- ‘Blanket Box’ type bin locker beneath bunk outboard.
- Occupying full width of boat forward of aft heads.
- Bench settee to port with L-shaped settee to starboard.
- Both settees converting to sea berths with lee-cloths fitted.
- Drop down, fold-out saloon table, stowed on bulkhead forward.
- Tabletop finished in hardwearing laminate.
- Fiddled shelves above seat back port and starboard with a mixture of lockers and bookshelves outboard.
- Storage drawer beneath central section of starboard settee.
- Hanging locker forward of port saloon bunk.
- Storage racks for glassed on port side of main bulkhead.
- Additional glass and bottle storage within table unit.
- Large cave lockers outboard of seatbacks with bin lockers beneath.
- Aft end of saloon to starboard.
- Outboard facing chart table with dedicated navigators stool, stool folding out electrically,
- Ships switch and instrument panels outboard of the chart table.
- Chart storage provided with table.
- Large storage locker outboard beneath table.
- ‘Jack’n’Jill’ access from saloon or aft cabin.
- Manual marine toilet outboard at aft end of the compartment.
- Countertop and wash hand basin forward.
- Vanity locker outboard overhead with storage locker beneath worktop.
- Shower mounted on aft bulkhead.
- Fold down teak seat over heads.
- To starboard at bottom of companionway, U-shaped galley.
- Double stainless steel sink forward.
- Gimballed, 4 burner gas cooker outboard.
- L-shaped countertop aft.
- Large, top-opening fridge below aft worktop.
- Storage lockers outboard of worktop.
- Selection of storage lockers below worktop.
- To port of companionway with access door.
- Large double athwartships bunk aft.
- Standing room forward.
- Drawered storage outboard at aft end of standing room with hanging locker forward.
- Fiddled shelves on top of storage units with a fiddled shelf running outboard of bunk.
- ‘Jack’n’Jill’ access to aft heads.
- Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop.
- Mast and spars of silver anodised alloy construction.
- Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire.
- Harken MkII roller reefing system on forestay for genoa.
- Harken MkII roller reefing system on cutter stay for self-tacking staysail.
- HOYT free-standing boom for self-tacking staysail.
- In mast roller reefing mainsail.
- Harken pin-stop track and cars for genoa and staysail.
- Ronstan mid-boom mainsail track and car system.
- Spinlock jammers in cockpit for lines lead aft.
- Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 54, self-tailing, two-speed.
- Headsail Reefing Winches – 2x Lewmar 40, self-tailing, two-speed.
- Mainsheet Winches – 2x Lewmar 44, self-tailing, two-speed.
- Staysail Sheet Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, self-tailing, two-speed.
- Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 24, self-tailing, two-speed. 1x Lewmar 8, single-speed.
- Mainsail – In-mast roller reefing. Hydranet fabric. Owen Sails 2016.
- Genoa – Roller reefing. White Dacron with burgundy UV strip.
- Yankee – Roller reefing. White Dacron.
- Staysail - Roller reefing. White Dacron with burgundy UV strip.
- Cruising Chute – complete with snuffer.
- Double bow rollers set on bowsprit.
- Anchor self-stowing on starboard roller with Whitlock chain lock.
- Anchor windlass mounted on foredeck with chain self-stowing in locker below decks.
- Second hawse pipe for second anchor chain on port side.
- Stainless steel, deck mounted mooring cleats, forward, midships and aft.
- Stainless steel grabrails running the length of the coachroof outboard.
- Deck mounted stainless steel ‘granny bars’ in way of mast step.
- Lines running aft from mast on port and starboard sides of coachroof.
- Sprayhood and cockpit tent protecting cockpit.
- Pedestal mounted, folding, dropleaf cockpit table.
- Cockpit cushions for port and starboard cockpit seats.
- Cushion and drop-in backrest for helmsman's seat aft.
Anchoring & Mooring:
- Bower Anchor – Rocna 25kg on 60m calibrated chain rode.
- Kedge Anchors – CQR plough and Fortress lightweight alloy anchors.
- Electric Windlass – Lofrans Tigres 1500w, 12VDC. With chain gypsy and warping drum.
- Sprayhood – Burgundy hood with windows forward. (2012)
- Cockpit Tent – Burgundy, secures to sprayhood forward, windows port/starboard/aft. Roll-up side and aft panels.
- Suzmar 2.4m RIB
- Suzuki 6hp, four-stroke outboard.
- Dinghy davit system built into aft gantry.
- Transom mounted stainless steel swimming ladder.
- Removable boarding ladder fitting on port side.
- Outboard storage bracket x2
- G&T seats on port and starboard quarter rails.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
- Masthead tri-colour.
- Mast mounted steaming light.
- Low-level nav lights.
- NASA Gas Alarm System.
- Ocean Safety 6 person canister liferaft in stainless steel cradle. (Not in service currently)
- Seago MOB recovery module.