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295,000 inc Vat

Island Packet 485   Sold

A serious Blue water cruising boat which is actually over 52 feet long despite being called a 485. This one owner from new example has never put a foot wrong for her owners.  The comfort and ease of handling makes even inexperienced sailors feel at home.  The ISLAND PACKET 485 has a brilliant reputation as a blue water cruising boat and represents excellent value when compared with some of the European built boats.  

There is no compromise in build strength and quality, she has been built with one thing in mind, reliable and comfortable cruising. There are a number of excellent practical features to be found all around the boat most of which should be on all cruising boats. Most importantly is the ability to store kit and belongings. 

The layout with 3 cabins works very well and the ability to sleep more is always there thanks to the very comfortable extending saloon sofas. 

This example has almost all the specification one needs, she is VAT paid

 The owners have finished their last summer cruise and now she has TO BE SOLD, SO ALL OFFERS INVITED DESPITE A LARGE PRICE REDUCTION.

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Island Packet 485 Specifications
Year Built: 2007
Hull Material: GRP
Length: 15.72m / 51.58 feet
Beam: 15' 4"
Air Draft: 63.5
Max Draft: 5' 3"
Engines: 1 x
Fuel Type: Diesel
Total Power (hp): 100
Fuel Tankage: 1 x litres / gallons
Water Tankage: 1 x litres / gallons


Hull: Hand laid up GRP hull in one piece with moulded interior grid to bond hull and bulkheads

Deck: GRP, PolyCore, light ivory gelcoat. Diamond Non skid finish, teak toe rail capping

Superstructure: GRP with deckhouse windows.

External trim: Bear teak and stainless steel, Stainless steel aft “radar” arch.

Keel: Full foil Keel technology, encapsulates the keel, no keel bolts to worry about. Full keel leads to a lower pintle rudder

Interior: Finished in teak. Sapele and oak and sole boards. Moulded non skid floors in heads and galley area. Stair treads in Teak and stainless. Buff leatherette upholstery

Mechanical Data

Engine: 1 Yanmar 4JH4-HI, 110hp diesel (2007)

Drive via Thruster bearing/Aquadrive unit for reduced vibration

Gearbox: Yanmar, reduction gearbox 2.63:1

Propeller: Fixed three blade, original (21” x 16” x 1-1/2”)

Speed: max 7.5 knots; cruising 6.5 knots

Approx engine hours: 2775 hours

Bow thruster - Side power with additional battery (7hp)

Steering: Rod - Lewmar mamba system, geared, stainless wheel with elk hide cover

Emergency tiller with storage system and easy access and fitting

Electrical Systems

Service Batteries: 5 x batteries. AGM 100 amp/hrs each

Engine Start:    1 x 12v 100 amp/hrs - High output (2014)

Generator Start: 1 x 12v (2014)

Additional bow thruster battery

Charging: Victron Energy 12v 40amp charger and second Dolphin 12v/40 amp charger

Master volt 12/2000 Invertor

Ampair - Aquair 100 – water and wind generator (rated 5 amps at 6 knots)

Two Aeca – Solar panels mounted on aft arch, average charging 15 amps

Main Engine – 1 x Alternator: 80 amp, alternator

Generator: Maspower Model: MP8M 6Kva (50Hz) - 675 Hours

Shore power system with 110v/220v AC Ring Main with outlets throughout, fully protected

Water Systems

Pressurised fresh water system with out lets in heads, galley and cockpit shower

12v Water pump

Manual water pump at galley sink

Water heating via Heat exchanger on Main Engine or 220v immersion heater

Bilge pumps:    2 x Auto electric heavy duty Rule 3700 1 x Manual

Water Maker - D60 Dessalator Max output 60 lit per hour (hours run 129)


Fuel capacity: 1136 litres ( 300 US gallons) in 1 marine grade aluminium

Racor primary fuel filters for engine and generator easy to access

Fresh water capacity: 1136 litres ( 300 US gallons) in 1 GRP tank, plus extra 40USG water tank for flush heads

Holding tanks: 1 x 227 lit black tank with deck or sea discharge, discharge via deck or macerator pump

Spars and Rigging

Mast: Anodized aluminium mast, Twin spreaders, in mast furling system, keel stepped

Boom: Hoyt Boom aluminium with Sparcraft rigid boom vang

Spinnaker pole: Aluminium

Standing rigging: Wire rigging

Harken tracks (2 for Genoa)and adjustable main traveller

Harken furling for Genoa and staysail

Hoyt Boom equipped self-vanging staysail

Spinlock sheet stopper

Granny bars


Number of







30 2speed







48 2speed

48 2speed

Halyard/Main sheet






65 2speed





30 2speed

Halyards/on mast








Main – in mast    






Genoa 110%            








Deck Equipment

Pulpit, pushpit with two gates and central fold down seat , guardrails, folding bathing ladder, side boarding gates in stainless steel

Aft Radar arch in stainless steel, acts as a davit for inflatable tender

Stainless steel cleats (6)

Wide integral Stainless Steel bow roller system for two anchors, strike plate on prow

1 x CQR 60LBS 27Kg with 60m calibrated chain 5/16 (8mm)

1 x Bruce 15kg with 45m Nylon anchor line

1 x Fortress FX37 Aluminium anchor

Muir Cheetah Electric Anchor winch with capstain, twin deck hawse pipes

Stainless Spray Hood Frame canvas sprayhood/ binimi (2015)

Cockpit seat cushions (2015)

Teak folding cockpit table mounted on front of pedestal

Stainless handrails on coach roof

4 x dorades with chrome cowl vents with stainless guards

Manual folding Passerelle (aluminium)

Hot/cold shower on transom

Massive lazerette with top loading and access from aft cabin

Large separate gas locker 2 x 15kg

Additional separate deck locker to port (same size as gas locker)

1 x 8 man liferaft (2013) in special cockpit locker

4 x cockpit padeyes for harness attachment

Navigation Equipment






12” Hybrid Touch screen Display





GPS deck mount aerial

HD Radar scanner


Mast Mounted




ST6002 Autopilot with remote control




Ray 240E VHF

Cockpit & CT



Depth Sounder




Speed Log




3 x ST60 Display




ST60 Display & Graphic

Chart table







Magnetic Compass x 1

Radiotelex weather

Navtex NX-300

Shortwave receiver

Sat phone/data/connected to router red box


Chart table

Chart table

Chart table

Chart table






Domestic Equipment

Force 10 gas 3 Burner oven and grill gimballed and with external crash bar

Electrolux microwave (220v)

Frigoboat refrigeration Two large compartments top loading, 2 compressors. Both with lights and drains (fridge or freezer) (220v)

Waeco refrigerated pull out draw (220v)

Toilets: 2 x Vacuflush heads, with fresh water. Wash hand basins stainless under-hung, mixer taps, 2 showers with auto pump out system

Jensen –CD/Radio/Aux connection 2 Cockpit speakers and internal Bose speaker system

Blinds and nets for all windows and hatches

Dimmable reading lights throughout



6/9 guests, owners double forwards, Owners cabins aft, VIP cabin forwards and twin gues cabin midships. Guest cabin has a small double and single bunk and Saloon seating converts two an extending double)


Brochure Comments and Accommodation Description

Our flagship, the 485, provides enormous living space, enough storage to hold gear for a circumnavigation, enough sail to speed you comfortably to your destination and the convenience of managing it all from the cockpit. From the broad anchor platform to the spacious stern boarding area, the 485’s deck abounds with features you will appreciate.

The large aft deck is perfect for sunbathing, impromptu dining and is also large enough to accommodate up to a 10’ dinghy, which can be easily hoisted aboard with a clever 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 foredeck and plentiful cabin top handrails provide security on deck.

Below, you’ll be immediately impressed by 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 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 select 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. A large table stows against the forward bulkhead and deploys to create a spacious dining area. 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 gasketed 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 popular 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 and head with a double island berth. 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. One can choose over/under style berths as a sleeping area or an L-shaped counter/desk with built-in cabinets underneath for an office, laundry, or workshop. An optional filler piece is also available to make a double berth with this latter configuration.

 Both luxurious heads feature vanities with solid acrylic countertops, separate shower stalls with seats, folding acrylic doors and standard VacuFlush® heads. 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.


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.

Additional Contact Information


Call William Parton direct on 0033 619 229515 or email

ABYA member since 1995.

Collection from Nice airport is standard.

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