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  • Manufacturer: Island Packet
  • Price: £215,000
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 2005
  • LOA: 44'7" (13.59m)
  • Beam: 14' 1'' (4.29m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 1.5
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 1011296
  • Cabins: 3
  • Aircon: Mermaid
  • Heating: Eberspacher D5L
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 999 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 4JH3-TE
  • Horsepower: 75hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 606 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
  • Top Speed: 8 Knots
  • Engine Hours Port: 740

Broker Remarks

Brokers Remarks:

The Island packet 420 is one of their most popular models; Island Packet built 111 of these boats, and Soulmate is number 102. In her second ownership since new, the current owners purchased her in 2006; she is well maintained and serviced regularly!

Island Packet has an excellent reputation for building true bluewater cruisers; she is equipped for this type of cruising with items such as a generator, large refrigerator, freezer, tremendous amount of storage, tender, stainless steel Simpson davits, bimini, reverse cycle air conditioning. She also comes with an Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating for colder climates; the inventory list is extensive!

The boat has an encapsulated long keel with a protected rudder; she has the trademark ivory Island Packet gelcoat finish, which is excellent at minimising glare from the sun.

The boat has been designed to make passages as comfortable and as easily managed as possible; the Hoyt boom, self-tacking staysail combined with the in-mast furling mainsail makes sail trim and boat balance exceptionally easy for a short-handed crew combination.


Owners Comments:

We have been the proud owners of SOULMATE virtually since she was new. The original owner only had her for one year, and she has safely taken us to our favourite cruising grounds in the Channel Islands, North and West France and, of course, the south coast of England.

You will quickly realise the' over-spec alongside Euro counterparts for those unfamiliar with this prestigious marque from the United States. Huge tankage is standard (1000 litres of water), wiring is specced for 120 volts (US), so wiring is oversized throughout. All hanging lockers are lined with cedarwood, and the critical priorities of comfort, style and safety are delivered without compromise.

We often find when other yachts reef in lively conditions; that SOULMATE takes it in her stride, which imbues a strong sense of peace, security, and safety aboard.

Many ask about the distinctive ivory gel coat colour; this serves two crucial purposes apart from adding distinction and individuality. Firstly, the coloured additives in the gel coat make it less likely to oxidise or fade. Secondly, on the rare days of sunshine in UK waters, there is much less reflective glare.

An early inspection is recommended to confirm the extremely high build quality. Also, as the current skipper, I'd be happy to offer a 'handover' to help you get to know this remarkable yacht.


Sleeps 7 in two cabins & the saloon
Large owners cabin in the forward section of the boat with a separate ensuite up at the bow
Huge saloon with settee seating which converts to one double berth to starboard & a generous single berth to port
U-shaped galley to starboard with all the amenities you will need
Large main heads just aft of the saloon to port
Large guest cabin with a double berth & private access to the main heads which is used as an en-suite

Ultra leather cream upholstery
Fully sprung mattresses with dry netting (airflow assured under each mattress)
Teak interior joinery
Teak & holly saloon & cabin sole boards
MERMAID AIR CONDITIONING reverse cycle system
EBERSPACHER D5L diesel fired cabin heating system 
6ft 7in (2 metres) headroom
Ocean air blinds for deck hatches 
Curtains for all portlights
GROHE faucets & fittings throughout

Anchor locker:
This is accessed through a tall door in the shower cubicle
The anchor locker provides a great spot for securing items like fenders & mooring warps, it can also double up as a workshop for tools etc
The bow thruster is accessed from either the anchor locker or through the movable shower seat in the forward head
The large divided anchor locker just forward of this forecastle area will easily accommodate two chain anchor rodes

Forward Head:
Private en-suite head adjoining the owner's cabin 
Accessed from the forward end of the owner's cabin 
‘RARITAN’ manual toilet 
Polished oval stainless steel hand basin
Corian countertop with moulded fiddles
Cabinets above & below the countertop
Vanity chest, plus several lockers & two deep drawers
Extra counter space provides "captain-chair" seating for the toilet 
There is a large separate shower cubicle with a ‘RARITAN’ shower
The shower is fitted with a folding acrylic door & built-in seat
Shower drain with an electric drain pump discharging overboard configured to work at rest or under sail
Overhead deck hatch & opening ports

Forward Owners Cabin:
The forward owner's cabin is superb, with the entire beam of the yacht utilized for a truly luxurious cabin
The generously sized island berth is offset from the hull, providing easy access from both sides. 
The berth-top is mounted on gas support struts, this lifts to reveal a large storage locker beneath
Drawers, cabinets, storage bins & a deep hanging locker provide ample space for personal gear
A dressing seat adds further convenience
Two overhead hatches, a Dorade vent (allows for observation of masthead & wind direction!) & several opening ports will keep this area bright & well ventilated
Bulkhead mounted GLEN 500W heater

Main Saloon:
The spacious, central saloon area is equally suited for social gatherings, off-watch rest bite, or dining
The hinged table is secured against a bulkhead mounted bottle & glass rack, this easily lowers to make a large saloon table for up to 8 guests
An exceptional amount of interior stowage is available in the saloon, due in large part to the generous tankage being centrally located below the cabin sole. This feature also keeps these considerable weights low & close to the centre of the yacht to maximize stability & minimize trim changes. 
The starboard settee seating pulls out to provide a large double berth
Beautiful hand-crafted cabinetry & joinery throughout the yacht with varnished solid teak & holly cabin sole board 
Full-length settees with multi-density 5" cushions covered in ultra-leather upholstery
Well placed & substantial handrails
LED saloon lights with extra chrome plated LED cabin sidelights
Numerous opening portlights
Dorade deck vents &  deck hatches
Durable, easily maintained overhead coachroof surfaces make this saloon & the entire interior attractive, comfortable & practical

Chart Table:
Linear full-size chart table to starboard and aft of the saloon seating
Solid teak chart surface with the Island Packet beautiful inlay on the surface & chart storage underneath
Laptop shelf under the chart table
Electric slide-out navigator’s seat operated with a switch & covered in Ultra leather
Switchboard & navigation equipment to hand

The galley, immediately to the starboard side of the companionway, is easily accessible to the cockpit & the main saloon
A generous, Corian U-shaped countertop with moulded fiddles provides ample workspace for food preparation 
Numerous drawers, lockers & laminate-lined cabinets offer an abundance of space for provisioning & kitchenware storage. FORCE 10 three-burner, broiler & oven (has a gas safety certificate)
Microwave oven
Double polished stainless steel sinks 
Hot water is provided by either calorifier when under engine or immersion heater when alongside
Flexible additional, pressurised spray head
Cold pressurised water system & a separate manual tap for freshwater 
Perspex splash screen at galley sink
A well-insulated icebox features a double gasket lid that opens on a gas strut to reveal a divided refrigerator & freezer with ample room for extra refrigerated storage on longer passages
The non-slip moulded galley sole provides secure footing & easy maintenance, it extends throughout the companionway, chart table & aft head areas
Overhead lighting

Aft Heads:
Entry from either the main saloon or through a private door in the aft cabin
Corian wrap around vanity station with moulded fiddles 
Moulded hand basin with hot & cold pressurised water
‘RARITAN’ manual toilet
Bulkhead mounted ‘RARITAN’ shower unit with a curtain
Shower drain with an electric drain pump discharging overboard configured to work at rest or under sail
Folding teak shower seat
Teak framed mirror 

Aft Cabin:
The aft cabin has privacy doors to the companionway area in the main saloon & also to the aft heads
Pullman-style athwartship bunk
Large hanging locker & a generous bureau with several compartments. 
Two opening portlights, an overhead deck hatch which gives natural light & provides excellent ventilation
Teak & holly cabin sole board

Island Packet 420: Across the Stream -

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 2005 by Island Packet Yachts, in Tampa Florida, USA
Designed by Bob Johnson
GRP hull with solid glass laminate, pressure-fed impregnation which is hand-laid with vinylester resin (The laminate thickens progressively from the sheer line to the foot of the keel)
Decks are built using a resin-based, medium-density polyester core instead of foam or balsa
The hull & deck were issued a 10-year limited warranty from build
Copper coated underwater profile applied 2007
Ivory Vinylester gelcoat finish to the hull & deck
Hull joint fastened by 1/4 inch stainless steel bolts, washers & lock nuts on 6-inch centres
Encapsulated long keel with lead ballast (minimizes fouling or impact damage to the keel, rudder & propellor)
Semi-balanced, keel hung rudder
Whitlock steering system
Lewmar hide covered wheel with wheel lock 
DZR bronze seacocks installed in the UK

Hull number 102 of 111
HIN Number: TDL42102C405
Lloyds British Register Part 1, 910270
CE certified category A Ocean
VAT paid

Yanmar 4JH3-TE, 75hp, 4 cylinder diesel engine (Serviced annually by local Yanmar specialist SMS, who will confirm service history)
740 engine hours
Various engine service spares
Morse single lever engine controls (Positioned on the helm binnacle)
Shaft driven
MAXPROP 21 inch, 3 blade feathering propeller (Annually cleaned & protected, re-greased & has no lateral play on the blades)
Spare propellor
AMBASSADOR rope cutter on the shaft although never required; as with skeg attached to the bottom of the rudder, this affords protection for the ‘Maxprop’.
SLEIPNER side power bow thruster (New shape, extra thrust propellers fitted 2016 & new binnacle control switch fitted 2020)

Freshwater capacity 946 litres (208 gallons)
Hot water capacity  41 litres (9 gallons)
Fuel capacity 606 litres (133.3 gallons) tank cleaned & topped up with diesel  October 2020
Holding tank capacity 227 litres (50 gallons)

Water System:
Pressurised water from freshwater  Jabsco pumps (spare freshwater Jabsco pump)
Hot water from calorifier with 240V immersion heater
Manual coldwater system

4 X 120 amp (480amps) domestic batteries
1 X 100 amp dedicated engine start battery
1 X 75 amp dedicated generator battery
All batteries regularly tested using FOXWELL BATTERY ANALYZER & replaced when necessary
Voltmeter at the chart table
CHARLES MARINE PRODUCTS 5000 mains powered smart battery charger
BALMAR smart charger
C-TEK mini trickle charger for generator battery which gives a steady trickle charge for the generator battery
SINERGEX 300W Pure Sine Inverter (without shore power, still provides pure sine wave AC with no surge spikes)
PAGURO 4000 Generator (235 hours, located under the cockpit sole, easy access either side through lockers fully overhauled & rebuilt in 2018 (Serviced by SMS along when the engine is serviced)
Shore power for 240V A/C with dual trip switches & shorepower for 120V A/C, as Soulmate is is an American built Yacht & can cater for shorepower in Europe & America
PROSAFE Galvanic Isolator
MARINCO shore power plug
LED lighting throughout
115V - 240V shaver sockets in both heads
Additional 13 amp electric sockets throughout

Cutter rig 
Silver anodised aluminium spars (Aluminium CHARLESTON self-tacking 'HOYT'  boom for the staysail)
Double spreader rig
Keel stepped mast
Stainless steel standing rigging mainly 3/8” or 10mm 
Terylene running rigging (removed during the winter months)
LEWMAR #8 single speed mast winch
LEWMAR #16 single speed mast winches x 2
In mast mainsail reefing system
Harken MK 111 roller furling headsail system
Harken MK 111 roller furling staysail system
Mainsail & boom ‘gybe preventer’

The sails are laundered & maintained annually
Cutter (staysail) by QUANTUM SAILS (Island Packet’s own ‘HOYT boom’ allows independent staysail movement & easy downwind sailing)

Summer canvas set (beige) in very good condition includes winch covers, Bimini, binnacle, sprayhood, outboard & ALL exposed deck hatches are fitted with covers to protect from UV
Winter canvas set (navy) ideal for winter serviceable & good enough for winter protection, but no hatch covers or outboard cover
Helm seat cushion with backrest & teak oiled fitted step between the seat & binnacle
Fitted Cockpit cushions & back supports


Navigation Aids:
In The Cockpit;
RAYMARINE SL530 chartplotter (radar dual station, linked to the chart table)
RAYMARINE ST60 Wind speed & direction (new masthead unit 2020)
SIMRAD AI50 AIS  Stand-alone class B AIS transponder & 12-volt socket port side in the cockpit
RAYMARINE ST6001 Autohelm smart pilot controller
RITCHIE Powerdamp steering compass
RAYMARINE repeater speaker

At the Chart Table;
RAYMARINE RL70C pathfinder (Linked with the cockpit unit)
RAYMARINE repeater speaker
Spare Raymarine VHF speaker
Tidal clock in the saloon

Ground Tackle:
MUIR ATLANTIC 1200 electric anchor windlass with foot controls on the bow & repeater switch at the binnacle
Primary Spade anchor
40M Chain & octoplait rode
Secondary Kedge anchor & CQR anchor
40M Chain & octoplait rode
Anchor snubber to take the load off the windlass when at anchorages
Patented Sea Safe stainless steel double bow rollers mounted on an integral extended GRP & teak bow platform

Deck Gear:
LEWMAR #54 two speed, self-tailing primary sheet winches 
LEWMAR #16 self-tailing secondary sheet winches
LEWMAR#44 two speed, self-tailing halyard winches mounted on either side of the coachroof
LEWMAR #16 self-tailing staysail sheet winch
SPINLOCK rope clutches x 4 on the coachroof
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions & guardwires
Boarding gates to port, starboard & stern
Integral boarding ladder at transom
Stainless steel liferaft cradle mounted on the starboard side pushpit
Stainless steel granny bars at the mast
LEWMAR deck hatches X 8
Heavy-duty, stainless steel framed opening portlights x 15 for excellent airflow below deck (most with removable mosquito screens)
Dorades deck ventilation x 3 (The dorade over the master cabin bed allows for observation of masthead & wind direction!)
Teak capping rail
GRP cockpit table at the binnacle (There is a removable extended teak version stored under master cabin berth)
Cockpit shower
Cockpit lockers x 5 
Removable backrest & cushion at the helm seat (stored in the port-side cockpit locker)
Dickie seats at push-pit, port & starboard
Transom mounted stainless steel SIMPSON davits with roller blocks for manual operation

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes and check expiry and service dates on all items!
SEAGO 4 Man life raft (next service date April 2022)
GME EPIRB with GPS fully serviced & registered
Dan buoy with floating light
‘KIM’ rescue sling
Coastal flare pack
Radar reflector passive ‘FIRDELL BLIPPER’
‘SEA ME’ active radar reflector. (Ensures SOULMATE’s visibility for other vessels using radar)
Pad eyes in the cockpit
Fire extinguishers x 4 (CO2 in the cockpit, 2 x white powder, fire blanket & a small gas extinguisher)
Propane gas & carbon monoxide sensors x 2
KIDDE carbon monoxide alarm in the aft cabin
RULE 14AM bilge pump, both manual & auto mode (Manual hand pump in the cockpit, discharge at the sugar scoop)
Entry ALARM (YALE) & movement sensor (FRIEDLAND)
Mooring ball & motoring cone, sailing ‘day marks’
Awarded highest “A” Ocean CE Certification

ZODIAC 240LR inflatable dinghy serviced in 2019 (Pad eyes for davit use, dinghy cover, anchor & full repair kit)
Mariner 3.5HP outboard (serviced Nov 2019 with extended outboard handle)
CLARION CMD6 stereo with remote control FM, AM & CD player, plus iPad or iPhone connector (Remote control in the cockpit)
Small teak coffee table under the saloon table
Teak removable full-size cockpit table
Additional perspex hatch cover when ‘on board’. Stows neatly & securely behind the cockpit steps
Various warps & fenders
LALIZAZ bosuns chair
Key box mounted on the saloon bulkhead
Concealed SAFE & Key
Bulkhead mounted GLEN 500W heater in the master cabin
A significant stock of spares & accessories
Ships clock & barometer 
Complete set of instruction manuals

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