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1992 Island Packet 44

location icon Bradenton, Florida
Year 1992
Length 44 ft


Happy Hours is very well equipped for offshore and bluewater cruising! She was launched early March 2021 after a hull buffing. External reinforcements for the chainplates were done by IP experts in 2020, and the holding tank was replaced in 2011. At time of listing, the exterior varnish is in the process of being refinished by a professional! 

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  "Happy Ours" is ready to take you on the cruising adventure you've been dreaming of.

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Year Built 1992
Category Sail
Length Overall 44'6 ft
Beam 13'1 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TDL44006H192
Keel Full Keel
Min Draft 5'7 ft
Engines 1
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 100 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 190 gal
Water Tank Mat. Aluminum
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Mat. Aluminum
Ballast 12,500 lb
Displacement 27,500 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Fuel: Diesel

The Island Packet 44 is laid out very comfortably for two couples with heads adjoining the staterooms to optimize privacy.

Beginning forward, the forward stateroom has a nice double Pullman berth to starboard. There are teak shelves outboard of the berth, stowage lockers and cedar lined drawers underneath. The forward stateroom also features a large cedar lined hanging locker with interior shelf, teak bureau with mirrored vanity and upholstered seat and a safe for valuables. The adjoining head has a separate shower area, teak seat, large wrap around vanity with s/s sink, marine toilet, hot/cold pressure water, unbreakable mirror, and lots of storage.

Next aft is the main salon which features two comfortable captain's chairs to port with settee to starboard in beige upholstery. The captain’s chairs are separated by a fold-up table for games or snacks. This area also provides access to the ship’s entertainment center controls. To starboard is a full size L-shaped settee which converts to a double berth for guests. Island Packet's signature drop down dining table is also to starboard.

A very nice navigation station is next aft to starboard and includes a full wrap-around work area, large chart table, chart storage tray, drawer, nav light, generous cabinets, master electrical panels, book rack, storage bin, and upholstered seat with stowage under. There is also a ventilated wet locker which drains to the bilge. Both the wet locker and nav station have been neatly fitted into this layout.

Next aft to starboard is the galley, a roomy and comfortable nook for the cook while underway and convenient for food delivery to the hungry crew in the cockpit.

To port is the aft head which features a small bathtub / stall shower and marine toilet. There is a folding teak seat, large wrap around vanity with s/s sink, hot/cold pressure water, unbreakable mirror, and ample storage.

Continuing aft to port is the aft stateroom with a large and comfortable berth, full length teak shelf outboard, stowage lockers under, dressing seat, a generous cedar lined hanging locker, and bureau with shelf.

Owners have only used fresh water to flush the heads to help preclude scale buildup. 

The layout has been well thought out for offshore cruising with grab handles within easy reach and a comfortable/roomy interior that shows ample storage for personal goods as well as provisions.

  • Air Conditioning, 16,000Btu and 12,000 Btu units
  • 16 Opening Ports with screens and shades
  • 8 Deck Hatches with covers and insect screens
  • Cafe-style Companionway Doors
  • Companionway Insect Screen, zip in
  • Numerous 12-volt Fans 
  • Molded slip resistant cabin sole in heads and galley
  • 3 Dorades w/screens 
  • Removable Teak Companionway Steps
  • Safe in forward stateroom

Convenient to both the salon and cockpit, the Galley wraps around and aft to starboard.  This spacious design features large storage cabinets, cutlery drawers, premium solid color-core laminate surfaces and sea rails on all edges.

  • Adler-Barbour 12-volt Refrigerator (New 2019)   
  • Frigoboat 12-volt Freezer (New 2018)
  • Force 10 LPG 3-burner Stove w/Oven (New 2019)
  • GE Microwave Oven
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Hot/Cold Pressure Water
  • Manual Water Pump at Sink
  • Seaward Water Heater
  • Hidden roll-out Trash Bin
  • Deluxe Teak Dish Racks and Cutlery Drawers
  • (2) 10-pound LPG Tanks  
  • Furuno NavNet 3D Radar System.  Includes mast mounted 4kw scanner and Furuno NavNet 3D Radar/Chartplotter Display at helm (2011)
  • Furuno AIS Transponder FA-50 (New 2018)
  • (2) Raymarine i50/i60 Multifunction Instruments at helm for Wind, Depth, Speed, etc. (New 2018)
  • Raymarine p70 Autopilot System with control head at helm.  Includes Raymarine EV1 Autopilot Sensor. (New 2018)
  • Raymarine Axiom 7 Multifunction Display/Repeater at nav station (New 2020)
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB at nav station with connection for satellite phone
  • Iridium Go Satellite Pone
  • ICOM IC-M304 submersible VHF in cockpit
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF at nav station
  • Vizio Flat Screen TV in salon
  • Sirius & Kenwood stereos w/ Sony speakers in cabin and West Marine cockpit speakers
  • 5" illuminated Ritchie Powerdamp compass
  • 5kw Northern Lights Generator (Newer - Only 210 hours)
  • (3) 150-watt Shell-brand Solar Panels, mounted on Bimini 
  • KISS Wind Generator
  • Smart Battery Charger by Magnum Energy (New 2020)
  • MagnaSine Inverter by Magnum Energy (New 2020)
  • Balmar High Output Alternator with 3-stage Regulator
  • (2) 8D AGM Batteries
  • (2) Group 24 AGM Batteries
  • (3) Built In Solar Vents over each head and galley
  • Twin 30Amp Shore Power service 
Mechanical Equipment
  • Yanmar 4JH2TE 4-cylinder 57HP diesel engine, 3550 hours, with Dual Racor model 75500MAX Fuel / Water Separator
  • Kanzaki KM4A 2.63:1 ratio Transmission
  • Northern Lights 5kw Generator (2017, Only 210 hours)
  • Fuel system modified with individual fuel pickups for engine and generator, designed to be easily interchangeable in an emergency.
  • Vetus 95KGF Bow Thruster with controls at helm
  • 16,000 BTU Dometic MarineAir reverese cycle air conditioning/heat
  • 12,000 BTU Dometic MarineAir reverse cycle air conditioning/heat
  • Max-Prop Automatic Feathering Propeller (Original 3-blade IP factory prop on board as Spare)
  • 11-gallon Seaward water heater
  • Twin Parker 7500 Max filter/water separators 
  • Manual and automatic Bilge Pumps
On Deck
  • Mantus Marine 85lb Anchor on 200' all-chain (New 2017) rode, with Bridle
  • Bruce 44lb Anchor on 30' chain and 200' nylon rode
  • Wash Down in Anchor Locker
  • Quick-brand Electric Anchor Windlass
  • Dual anchor rollers
  • Fully Enclosed Bimini/Dodger/Connector Panels w/Stainless Grab Bars
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Liferaft (2017), 4-person Offshore Commander by Revere Survival, in canister on deck
  • KISS Wind Generator
  • Stainless Steel Bow and Stern Pulpits with Double Lifelines and Gates
  • Stainless Steel Mast Pulpits
  • Dorade Vents
  • (3) Solar Vents, built in, over both heads and galley 
  • Full Canvas Covers for Teak Handrails and Cockpit Coamings 
  • Deck mounted SCUBA Tank Holders 
  • Swim Platform with foldaway ladder at stern
  • Stainless Steel Davits
  • Stainless Steel Motor Hoist
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Magma BBQ Grill, Propane
  • Assorted Dock Lines & Fenders
  • Horse Shoe Life Ring 
Sails and Rigging
  • Happy Ours features External Chainplate Reinforcements professionally installed by Island Packet technicians. (2020)
  • 2016 North Sails Mainsail (Reconditioned by North Sails 2020 - Zero Hours since reconditioned!) on In-Mast Furling 
  • UK Sails Genoa (2014) on Harken Roller Furling
  • Staysail on Harken Roller Furling
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Storm Trysail
  • Forespar Whisker Pole, mast mounted
  • Twin Backstays with the Portside insulated for SSB antenna
  • Integral Storm Trysail Track on mast as well as internal halyards
  • Most sail handling running rigging leads to the cockpit
  • Winches:
  • 2 x Electric Lewmar 52ST primary winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 16ST cockpit winches
  • 1 x Electric Lewmar 43ST cabin top winch
  • 1 x Lewmar 43ST cabin top winch
  • 1 x Lewmar 16ST cabin top winch
  • 1 x Lewmar 8 and 1 x Lewmar 24 on the mast
  • Rope Boom Vang 
Dinghy and Outboard
  • AB 9.5AL RIB Aluminum Bottom Dinghy (New 2018) 
  • Yamaha 15hp 2-stroke Outboard Motor 
  • Stainless Steel Davits
  • Stainless Steel Outboard Motor Hoist

Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.

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