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Palmetto, Florida, US, 34221
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2002 Island Packet 420

location icon Palmetto, Florida
Year 2002
Length 42 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Island Packet




(See the YouTube VIDEO!)

The Island Packet 420 has definitely been one of Island Packet's most successful models, and Tropical Spirit represents the model "at her very best!". The moment you step below, you will see how well she has been cared for. The upholstery was replaced in 2016 and looks brand new. A custom carpet set has been used on much of the sole so it is like new. The Galley has been constantly upgraded and very well maintained. Much of the equipment is new or has been recently serviced. 

Please review the full specifications and take note of the impressive inventory, new equipment, and improvements. Then give us a call today to see "Tropical Spirit".   


Year Built 2002
Category Sail
Length Overall 44'7 ft
Beam 14'3 ft
Max Draft 5 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TDL42052E102
Keel Full Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 75 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 160 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 250 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 60 gal
Ballast 12,000 lb
Displacement 30,000 lb
Bridge Clearance 59 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar Turbo
Model: 4JH3TBE
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 75hp
Engine Hours: 5076

An innovative blend of liveaboard comfort and practical cruising features is evidenced throughout the IP420, delivering the best accomodations of any yacht in its size range.

Starting forward is a large anchor locker with interior access through a tall door in the forward head.  The divided anchor well easily accommodates ground tackle, plus there is a storage area aft large enough to store a third anchor, cleaning supplies, etc.

The forward head features a separate shower stall with acrylic door, a deep S/S sink with vanity, marine toilet (always flushed with fresh water only), several lockers and drawers and excellent ventilation with an overhead hatch and opening portlights.

The forward owner's suite is a true delight with the entire beam of the yacht utilized for a grand and inviting retreat. The large island berth with is offset from the hull providing easy access from both sides.  The foot of the berth lifts on gas struts for blanket storage. A custom 3-drawer bureau is in lieu of the standard dressing seat. Additional cabinets, drawers, storage bins and a deep hanging locker provide ample storage.  Thee are two screened large overhead hatches and screened opening portlights for excellent ventilation.

Next aft is the main salon featuring Island Packet's signature bulkhead-mounted fold-up table.  With table up, the salon becomes a spacious and inviting space for living, relaxing and entertaining. The settee cushions are covered in light biege UltraLeather. The starboard settee pulls out to provide a double berth. There are huge storage areas behind and beneath the settees.

Next aft to starboard is the navigation station with an electric swing-out seat and large hinged chart table.  The main electrical panel, monitors, VHF radio and other instruments are all within easy reach.

The large U-shaped galley, immediately to the starboard side of the companionway, features double S/S sinks, a 3-burner propane stove with oven, microwave, generous wrap around counter space, and a large Frigoboat keel-cooled refrigerator and freezer.  There is abundant storage for dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, and food items.

To port is the aft head with entry from the salon or aft cabin, shower with teak seat and wrap-around curtain, marine toilet (always flushed with fresh water only), vanity with and S/S sink, large mirror, excellent ventilation.

The aft cabin features a large Pullman-style berth, large cedar-lined locker, and numerous drawers and bins. A custom teak storage bin was added to house the companionway boards.

The cockpit is large and comfortable for sailing or just relaxing.   When entertaining, the folding teak cockpit table is perfect and even includes an extension when you're hosting happy hour.  The cockpit seats are ergonomically designed and long enough for sleeping. There are stern rail "catbird" seats to port and starboard. A swim ladder drops down to the sugar scoop swim platform and extends below the surface. 

See the You Tube Video link for more details:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgDxafWPEyc

Interior Details
  • UltraLeather fabric on salon cushions and nav seat NEW 2016
  • UltraLeather Mast Cover in main salon
  • Glebe Creek custom teak-trim overhead hatch insect screens
  • Glebe Creek custom cafe-style companionway doors
  • 2015 Zarcor Peek-A-Boo portlight shades
  • (2) Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating units
  • (4) Hella 12-volt fans
  • Flatscreen TV in Forward Stateroom
  • Flatscreen TV in Main Salon
  • Weems and Plath brass Clock and Barometer in Main Salon
  • Custom Chrome LED side light
  • Custom reading lamp by starboard settee with retractable mount
  • Island Packet Carpet Set protecting beautiful teak & holly sole
  • Binocular / Flashlight Holder at companionway 
  • (3) New Fire Extinguishers 
Galley Details
  • Refrigerator & Freezer  - Frigoboat keel-cooled, dual units - refrigerator compressor NEW 2020
  • Princess 3-burner gimballed LPG stove & oven with cover for additional counter space when needed, storage for pots and pans underneath
  • (2) 10lb aluminum LPG tanks in deck storage locker, recently certified
  • GE microwave oven
  • Dual S/S sinks
  • Custom teak/plexiglass Splash Guard between sinks and nav station
  • Custom fold-out Teak Counter Extension
  • Slide away trash bin
  • Cutlery drawers, storage drawers, teak dish racks, cabinets, and bins
Navigation and Electronics
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7612 marine GPS Chartplotter with multi-function touch display for radar, instruments, etc. (NEW 2017) Includes AIS Transducer (send and receive)
  • Garmin Digital Radar (NEW 2017) on gimballed Questus backstay mount
  • 2015 ICOM M422 VHF Radio at nav station with Command Mic II at helm
  • Raymarine ST6002 SmartPilot Autopilot with Wireless Remote Control
  • Autopilot Drive NEW 2020
  • Raymarine ST60+ TriData at helm
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind Instrument at helm, New Transducer at masthead NEW 2019
  • Sony Shortwave Receiver, model ICF-SW7600GR, SW/MW/LW FM PLL Synthesized Tuning Receiver
  • Garmin InReach SE+ Handheld Satellite Communicator with GPS Navigation.  Enables two-way text messages from anywhere via Iridium global coverage, plus many other functions.
  • Cobra Marine handheld VHF Radio
  • Alpine Stereo (SiriusXM ready) with speakers in cabin and cockpit
  • Ritchie Compass at helm with Island Packet logo
  • Rearview Camera
  • Insulated Backstay for future install of SSB if desired
  • Omni-direction Amplified TV Antenna at masthead
  • Light at masthead
  • C-Crave Super USB WiFi Antenna

Tropical Spirit is well-equipped for self sufficiency with 5.5KW diesel generator, wind generator, solar panels, high output alternator, inverter, and other features that enhance comfort and safety during extended periods at sea or at anchor.

When new, this Island Packet 420 came with the optional Electrical Cruising Upgrade which includes two separate battery banks (house and engine start) with a momentary switch on the engine panel for emergency starting from the house bank, a Charles 40-amp Temperature Sensitive Battery Charger and a Balmar 100-amp alternator.  

  • Next-Gen 5.5KW generator NEW 2019
  • (6) Group 27 AGM Batteries as house bank NEW 2019
  • (1) Group 27 AGM Engine Start Battery NEW June 2019
  • Link 10 Battery Monitor
  • Balmar 100amp Alternator (NEW 2019) and new Smart Controller
  • Prosine 1800-watt Inverter with System Control Panel
  • Rutland 913 high inertia Wind Generator mounted on arch
  • (3) Kycero KC130 Solar Panels mounted on arch, Blue Sky Solar Boost Controller
  • (4) 12-volt Outlets
  • (2) 50' Shore Power Cords, (1) 25' Cord, (1) 12.5 Cord, and (1) Splitter
  • High Water Alarm by Ultra Safety Systems

Yanmar 4JHTBE 75hp Turbo diesel engine - 5076 engine hours as of 5/17/21

Major service ("Top Job") at 5029 hours (2021) including new starter, new mixing elbow, new turbo. Complete details available.

  • Next-Gen 5.5KW generator 153 hrs. NEW 2019 
  • Side-Power Bow Thruster
  • Steering Damper Replaced 2020
  • Lofrans Tigress electric Anchor Windlass with foot controls at bow, remote control at helm, dedicated heavy-duty quick-disconnect circuit breaker at nav station
  • Marinaire 16,000 Btu reverse cycle Air Conditioning and Heat NEW 2019
  • Aqua-Air 9,000 Btu reverse cycle Air Conditioning and Heat
  • Macerator Pump NEW 2016
Exterior Details

Tropical Spirit is an eye catcher whether sailing or at the dock.  Her owners always keep her looking great.  Her exterior features include:

  • New Bottom Paint - Dec. 2020
  • Hull Waxed - Dec. 2020
  • Beautiful Exterior Teak - Refinished 2021
  • Beautiful Bimini-Dodger combination with Full Enclosure and Sun Screens,  Sunbrella Covers for dodger windshield NEW 2016
  • Custom Arch and Dinghy Davits by Atlantic Spars.  Includes Outboard Motor Hoist, Edson Outboard Motor Mount, Flood Light, Rearview Camera, mounting hardware for Wind Generator and Solar Panels, etc.
  • Hollow s/s strikers on rub rails (all positions) replaced with SOLID Stainless Steel strikers for much greater durability and strength
  • Lofrans Tigress Horizontal Electric Windlass with chain/rope gypsies, foot controls at bow, remote control at helm
  • 44# Bruce-type Claw Anchor (Chromed) on NEW 170' Chain
  • 44# CQR-type Plough Anchor (Chromed) on 50' chain and 150' nylon rode
  • Anchor chain Scuff Plates
  • Saltwater Washdown at bow
  • Fresh Water Washdown at bow
  • Chrome Dorades with Hand Guards
  • Mast Pulpit (S/S guard rails at mast)
  • Folding Swim Ladder and mounting brackets at side boarding gate
  • Island Packet Logo Step Plates at side boarding gates
  • Upper Lifelines around cockpit replaced with Stainless Steel Tubing for extra security
  • Cockpit Cushions NEW 2017 
  • Cockpit Speaker NEW 2019
  • Cockpit Shower with Hot and Cold fresh water
  • Custom Teak Cockpit Table with drop leaves and extension
  • Stern Rail Seats 
  • Fenders & Lines
  • (4) Underwater Lights
  • Lifesling II
  • 5-gallon yellow Diesel Jerrycan
Sails and Sailing Gear
  • In-Mast Furling Mainsail, Charleston Spar Mast
  • Mainsail NEW 2021
  • 110% Genoa on Harken Roller Furling
  • Staysail on Harken Roller Furling, Hoyt self-tacking boom
  • Cruising Spinnaker with dousing sock (very lightly used)
  • Running Rigging, all positions NEW 2016
  • Boom Vang
  • All Lines led to Cockpit
  • Windex at mast head
Optional Equipment
  • Zodiac Dinghy, 7' 7", 2019 model
  • Outboard

Tropical Spirit is equipped with USCG required safety items, including flares, life jackets, signal horn, etc.

  • 4 Viking RescYou Ocean liferaft, 4 person, in valise 
  • Ditch Bag ready to go
  • Garmin InReach SE+, a portable handheld device that enables worldwide communication via Iridium satellite network
  • ACR EPIRB, mounted at companionway
  • ACR Express Ditch Bag, includes ACR AquaLink Personal Locator Beacon
  • Upper Lifelines around cockpit replaced with Stainless Steel Tubing for extra security
  • Lifesling II mounted on stern rail
  •  (5) NEW Fire Extinguishers 2019
  • No Strike brand Lightning Protection at mast head
Broker Comment

This is the cleanest, nicest IP420 I have ever seen.  It is definitely worthy of your consideration. Ed Whiteaker 


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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SEE THE VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgDxafWPEyc