2001 Island Packet 420

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2001 Island Packet 420

Rock Hall MD, US




Hallelujah was bought new by her current owners with the plan of cruising.  As we all know, things get in the way and, they have decided to list her for sale.

She has had very light use here on the Chesapeake only, and is set up for year round live aboard comfort in all climates.  Rest assured, Hallelujah has had professional care and extremely light use.

Some of her equipment includes…..

  • 5.5 Kw AC Generator with sound enclosure
  • 6HP Sidepower Bow Thruster
  • Full enclosure for cockpit with glass and screen
  • 16K BTU reverse cycle heat and air
  • 32K BTU Diesel fired hot water furnace – toasty!
  • Upsized winches from the factory
  • Only 439 hours on the engine.  Where will you find a 420 with this light usage?

Full Specs


Starting forward is the private owners head with separate stall shower. The private owners' cabin is next aft with walk-around queen. There is  massive storage under the lift up foot of the bed.

Next aft is the main salon with "L" shaped settee to starboard and facing settee to port. There is a bulkhead mounted table and the starboard settee opens to make a double. The nav station is aft of the starboard settee facing outboard. Directly aft of the nav station is the large galley where there is a custom Plexiglas and teak galley/ nav splash guard. 

To Port aft of the settee is the guest head with intregral shower. To port of the companionway is the private guest cabin.

Hallelujah is perfectly set up to live on board in comfort....anywhere.

  • Reverse cycle heat and air
  • Diesel fired furnace with 4 zones.  You'll be warm anywhere.  It controls condensation in colder weather and even has a loop for warming your clothing.
  • Fans
  • Glebe Creek Screens for all overhead hatches plus companionway doors with glass and screen
  • Complete factory carpet set for protecting teak and holly cabin sole since new
  • Custom teak access door in aft cabin for fishing rod storage in port side combing


The galley on the IP 420 is efficient and offers a safe place in which to work.  There is good storage and food prep area.

  • Three burner propane stove with oven
  • Two 10# aluminum propane tanks
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Microwave
  • Dual stage high performance potable water filtration system and pump
  • Separate keel cooled refrigerator and freezer
  • Custom plexiglass and teak galley/nav splash guard/divider


The Island Packet 420 has full 12V and 120V systems along with interior lighting, full nav  lights and the following...

  • 5.5Kw  Next Gen AC Generator with sound enclosure
  • Additional 30 amp shore power system (Total of two with individual breaker for each)
  • (6) Life Line AGM Batteries - 600 amps total
  • (1) Group 27 starter battery
  • 1800 watt Pro-sine inverter with remote
  • 12V  (9) and 120V plugs throughout
  • Link 10 DC Monitoring System
  • Prewired for windlass

Sails and Rigging

Hallelujah is cutter rigged with a Hoyt designed staysail boom.  This sail configuration offers versatility and safety in the most challenging conditions.

  • In-mast roller furling for main
  • Harken furling for Genoa
  • Harken furling for Staysail
  • Spare main halyard for going aloft
  • Mast Steps - 29 folding mast steps to mast head
  • Up-sized primary genoa winches - from factory
  • Up-sized main sheet winch and mainsail furling winch - from factory

Deck and Hull

The decks on Hallelujah are typical, beautiful Island Packet decks that are cored with inorganic material that will not allow deterioration.  The walkways are wide and easy to navigate with good handholds going forward.  The anchoring platform with two bow rollers facilitates easier anchoring and retrieval, as well as providing a safe place for line handling.

The cockpit is safe and comfortable and Hallelujah's full enclosure keeps you out of the elements.

  • Dodger equipped with support struts, aft and side hand rails, inside pockets and new glazing
  • Bimini and connecting panel, along with full glass and screen enclosure
  • Side Power 6 HP Bow Thruster
  • 44# Bruce and 35# Plow anchors with combo chain and rope rhode
  • Deck washdown system (currently 80% completed and would be completed for purchase)
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Stainless Steel Dorades with Stainless Steel Guards
  • Navy canvas hatch covers
  • Hull colored vinyl rub rail with stainless steel striker
  • Kato outboard engine hoist and custom built outboard motor mount
  • Leather wrapped wheel
  • Custom teak cockpit table

Electronics and Entertainment
  • Raymarine ST-60 Knot, Depth, Wind Speed/ Wind Direction
  • Raymarine Type 400/S3G Heavy Duty Auto Pilot with Gyro and 8001 control and power steering
  • Standard VHF with remote and cockpit RAM mic
  • High output Alpine stereo system and Poly Planer cockpit speakers
  • Compass

Plumbing and Mechanical

The plumbing and fresh water tankage have been modified on Hallelujah.  The owner converted the holding tank (when new) to an additional fresh water tank, bringing the amount of fresh water she holds to 310 gallons.

He also exchanged the forward head for and electric household sized forward head with fresh water flush, feeding into an Electra-san unit.  The waste is treated before being sent overboard.

The aft head is not connected to a holding tank but, goes directly overboard and is currently not in use.

These changes could easily be converted to the original waste system, with both heads plumbed to the holding tank which can then be pumped out through the deck fitting or, directly overboard when offshore.

  • Yanmar 4JH3TE  75 HP with only 438.6 hours!
  • 5.5 Next Gen generator with 59.3 hours!
  • 16,000 BTU Reverse Cycle Marine Air air-conditioner/ heat pump and digital controls
  • 32,000 BTU Diesel fired hot water furnace 
  • Electra San waste treatment system
  • Dual stage high performance potable water filtration system and pump
  • Manual and Electric bilge pumps

Manufacturer Provided Description
The Island Packet 420 defines Island Packet designs in every aspect, while also representing a significant evolution from earlier models in this size range. With ongoing advances in construction technology, equipment selection, manufacturing processes, and quality control measures, the 420 is one of the most desirable and best built yachts Island Packet has ever offered. The 420 hull incorporates a host of design elements that improve a concept that emphasizes seakeeping, safety, stability, and speed. The 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 benefit upwind performance, reduce drag, and enhance steering. The hull continues to be molded as a one-piece (integral hull and keel) solid tri-axial fiberglass structure, utilizing Island Packet's pressure-fed resin impregnation system, PolyClad 2 gel below the waterline, and DuraShield gel on the topsides. The 420 deck design offers all the key features long appreciated by Island Packet owners: recessed foredeck with bulwarks, anchor platform with two rollers (the exclusive SeaSafe patented design), full-length stainless steel cabin top handrails, beautifully molded detail for hardware, an improved dodger - windshield mount, and Dorade vents with stainless steel cowls and welded guards. The cockpit offers long, contoured seats with big lockers under push-button latch seat hatches with gas support struts, an insulated beverage box, hand-held shower, separate helm seat with backrest and premium rack and pinion pedestal mounted steering (with provision for auto pilot), molded stern rail seats, and a central gate leading to a stern platform. As always, sail control lines are led aft making sail trim or changes convenient from the cockpit. Bins located at the forward end of both coamings have hinged tops and provide handy and neat storage for these lines. With the available option of a roller furling mainsail, sailing has become easier and more enjoyable than ever. It's a real pleasure to be able to quickly set, trim, or stow the sails without leaving the cockpit. While on the subject of the rig, the Island Packet 420 has been created with a somewhat taller configuration to take advantage of her extra sail carrying ability and to enhance both light air and upwind performance. The contributions to performance and sail control from the Hoyt staysail boom would be hard to overstate. This simple device has "turbo-charged" the staysail's contribution to overall performance and makes the cutter rig better than ever. The 420 should have excellent qualities for cruising under all points of sail in a wide variety of conditions with a very manageable and versatile rig. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the Island Packet 420 is the interior arrangement. The beam of over 14 feet and a lot of usable hull length, have enabled Island Packet to create very spacious accommodations with all the amenities that owners are looking for, along with lots of storage space and large tank capacities to meet the demands of extended cruising. The owner's quarters are located forward and include a private head compartment with stall shower. The stateroom introduces an arrangement with a large double berth offset to starboard and angled away from the hull side to allow access from either side. The berth top is hinged and supported with gas struts and may be raised to access a generous storage bin underneath for blankets and the like. Additional drawers, bureaus, shelves, and a cedar lined hanging locker provide ample room for personal items. A dressing seat adds further convenience, and two deck hatches, a Dorade vent, and several opening ports will keep this area bright and breezy, as are all other areas throughout the interior. The adjoining head has a sink vanity with cabinet space over and under, "captain's-chair" seating for the toilet, and built-in medicine chest and linen drawers. The shower includes a molded seat and folding textured acrylic door that stows flat against the bulkhead when not in use. Space (and access) has been provided for owner - dealer installation of a bow thruster under the shower seat area. The big forepeak is reached through a tall bulkhead door in the shower area. This area is unique in that it features Island Packet's usual divided chain locker forward (prepared for windlass installation and chain control), plus a separate area immediately aft that will be handy for storage of items like fenders, extra anchors, and rodes, etc. when underway. The aft guest stateroom has a wide double berth, ample storage in a hanging locker and bureau, and private entrance to the aft head compartment. The aft head may also be accessed from the salon area, and includes a shower with curtained enclosure and folding seat over the toilet. The sink vanity has cabinet storage over and under and, as with the forward head, is finished in light colored Formica laminates with varnished teak trim for an attractive, bright, and practical finish. Shower drains in both heads have an electric drain pump discharging overboard, with sole drains configured to work at rest or under sail. The main salon is notable for its overall spaciousness. Once again, the popular arrangement of full-length, facing settees is incorporated, with the starboard L-shaped settee able to convert into a double berth with a pull-out extension. Island Packet's trademark folding dining table hinges from the bulkhead storage rack to provide for either a large serving - dining area or, when retracted, a completely open salon. Large storage areas are available under and behind both port and starboard settees, in cabinets outboard, and above the settees, and in a cedar lined hanging locker. Large capacity tanks for water, fuel, and waste are located under the sole, keeping these considerable weights low and close to the center of the yacht to maximize stability, minimize trim changes, and increase useful storage elsewhere. The full-size navigation table with swing-out seat - adjacent to the main salon - should please the most ardent navigator, and includes recessed master electrical distribution panels, with numerous spare breakers and ample panel space for dealer - owner installed electronics. A storage tray is provided under the hinged tabletop, with a locker under and outboard of the table, and a chart drawer under the settee immediately forward of the nav area. The Island Packet 420 galley combines the best features of all previous Island Packet models and is notable for its generous counter space, storage room, and numerous convenience features. The recently developed ice box installation - with hinged and double gasketed push-button latch lid, and super-insulated box - is factory prepared for dealer - owner installation of refrigeration. There's plenty of room for block ice if preferred, or capacity for extra refrigerated storage on longer voyages. This installation was developed jointly with a professional refrigeration manufacturer, and tested by an independent lab during its development. It has resulted in the best insulating qualities of any marine ice box the lab has tested (and they've done quite a few). Seaward's recently introduced sealed-top LPG range is standard, along with a microwave oven (A-C operation only). Several deep storage drawers, a pull-out trash receptacle, dish rack with cutlery drawers, pot and pan bin, dry storage lockers, and counter top cabinets should make one feel right at home. All sole surfaces in the galley, companionway, and navigation areas are molded in a slip-resistant diamond pattern for improved safety and ease of maintenance in these frequently used areas. A teak grate in the sole covers a lift-out dust tray, as well as access to the fuel and water tank fittings and the lighted bilge sump.
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.