Island Packet IP29 with inboard Yanmar 3GM30 diesel engine, reduction gearbox and three bladed feathering propeller. Cream hull topsides recently polished and under water areas antifouled in May 2016.
Below decks is spacious and comfortable with berths for 6-7 adults. Well equipped galley with oven and fridge. Heads with sea toilet and shower. Cabin heating.
Comprehensive navigation package including depth sounder, wind speed indicator, GPS/Plotter and VHF.
This vessel is ashore in a boat yard. Those wishing to view should be aware prior to travelling to view that access is via a ladder. The boat is available to view 7 days a week. Firm appointments can be made by calling 0191 272 9086
GRP heavy layup with cream flow-coat topsides and deck. Long keel with counter-hung rudder attached to keel by prop protecting bar. Rack & pinion (not cable) wheel steering - direct and almost bulletproof. Underwater areas antifouled in black in May 2016 and hull topsides polished. Large self bailing cockpit with deep locker stowage to starboard. Large stainless steel rails to stern offering protection. Comfortable cockpit with bespoke cushions. Helm clip-on and in-cockpit jackstay fixing points. Wide easy access side decks allowing safe passage forward. Wooden plank bowsprit with double anchor roller and bow protection rails. Teak topped cockpit gunwales and toe rails. Bow. stern and mid-ship cleats for easy mooring.
Vessel powered by a very economical and powerful Yanmar 3GM30 inboard diesel engine.
Engine housed in a sound and fire proofed compartment beneath the companionway steps.
This allows access to both the front sides and rear of the engine for servicing and daily checks.
Engine has been regularly maintained with most recent service completed in 2015. Low total engine hours.
Reduction gearbox driving 3-bladed feathering propeller. This is highly efficient and increases thrust whilst minimising drag.
Fuel is stored in an aluminium tank with access panel. The tank is fitted with an electronic sender unit to gauge at switch panel. Tank fitted with emergency fuel cut-off valve.
12/240V system with bank of three deep-cycle marine batteries. These provide engine start and domestic power.
These are fitted with isolators and are recharged via the engine alternator or the battery charger when attached to shore power.
12/240V panel at chart table with switches for 12V and 240V functions.
Keel stepped aluminium masthead rig with aluminium boom and stainless steel standing rigging.
The vessel is current sailed as a sloop but has the additional inner stay with furling gear to revert to cutter if desired. When sailed as a sloop, there are lashing points on foredeck to store folded dinghy at front of coachroof.
Battened, slab reefing mainsail with lazy bag and protective boot. Both furling genoa and furling inner jib are removed and are available to view in the forward cabin.
Cruising chute with snuffer stored in bag in cockpit locker.
All lines are led aft making single or short-handed sailing very easy indeed. The running rigging is in good order and although the standing rigging was replaced in 2006, the boat has not sailed over the past 5-6 years and will not need replacing for some time.
The mainsail, Genoa and inner jib are in heavy cruising Dacron and by Esprit sails. Although original they are in great condition and will provide good service for a good few seasons. Colour-matched cruising chute and matching snuffer by Jeckells. This was purchased in 2006, has been little used, and is in great condition.
IJPE : 490.67 sq ft
I : 40.67 ft
J : 14.00 ft
P : 33.58 ft
E : 12.25 ft
Working Sail Area : 491.00 sq ft
You could quite easily use a dictionary's worth of superlatives when describing the interior of this boat. Everything feels big, over engineered and above all useful. The headroom for a start is 1.90 meters meaning crouching or stooping is minimised. The companionway entrance is wide and the three piece washboards, not only lock in place, but don't feel they will blow away in the gentlest of breezes.
The interior is warm teak with soft neutral fabrics covering well upholstered foam. The floor is classy "teak and holly" and the ceiling is easy clean GRP. The port-lights provide excellent ventilation and can be fitted with mosquito screens should the need arise.
The galley is to starboard and has a gas fuelled oven with two burner grill. The cooker is fitted with a removable protective cover which finishes the work surfaces. There is a huge refrigerated cool box with ice compartment. This will store plentiful perishables for extended cruising. Large stainless steel sink with pressurised water and a top loading storage larder complete the picture. There is a clever work surface extension that can act as an occasional table
or extra prep area. On the port side and aft is a large double berth. The end of this berth becomes the chart table seat and the "chart table" swings up in place. Situated here is the 12/240V panel with battery and tankage indicators, chart reading light and Chart plotter.
The saloon features settee/berths port and starboard. The port settee cleverly pulls out to make a large double. To assist the room required to do so the saloon table folds away against the forward bulkhead. When lowered this revels a shelved area and bottle storage area. The table is extendable if required and creates a large dining area.
Moving forward you will find a large heads compartment on the port side. This area has a sea toilet, sink with pressurised hot and cold water, Shower faucet and pump out. There is a wooden seat that can be lowered and utilised when showering.
In the bow is the other double berth with removable infill cushion. This area can be shut off with a bi-folding privacy door if required. There is also a hanging wardrobe and drawer storage.
The boat is fitted with plentiful hull mounted storage cupboards, storage areas beneath the settees and numerous 12V lights.
Well equipped boat suitable for coastal and off-shore cruising. Included in the sale are:
Electronic Navigation Aids:
Raymarine E80 Chart Plotter
B&G Depth sounder
B&G Wind speed/direction
Clock & Barometer set
Lifebuoy with holder and light
Danbuoy with holder
Assorted wooden bungs
Electric and Manual bilge pumps
Compressed air horn
Warps and fenders
Large mooring buoy/fender
Motoring cone and anchor ball daylight signals
Fisherman's style anchor
The Island Packet 29 combines spirited performance with exceptional seakeeping and safety, spacious accommodations that invite living aboard, and quality that reflects the high standards of both owner and builder. A benchmark for quality cruising sailboats under 30 feet, the 29 has already proven itself capable and comfortable on thousands of miles of both trans-oceanic cruising and coastal gunkhole exploring. The interior boasts Island Packet's legendary blend of detail, craftsmanship and livability, benefits usually associated only with larger craft. The interior blends tasteful surfaces, premium fabrics and hand-crafted oiled teak joinerwork to convey a sense of inviting warmth and comfort. The V-berth forward and large aft bunk provide for two doubles, while the main salon settees can provide up to three additional berths using the port-side pull out extension. A U-shaped galley, with safety type LPG propane stove with oven, large froth-foam insulated ice box with overboard drain and light, and numerous storage racks and cabinets, sits snugly out of companionway traffic, but remains convenient to both cockpit and salon. The flip up chart table provides a complete navigation station. The head compartment includes a fully-enclosed shower. The interior is full of impressive, less obvious details: premium bilge pump float switch; marine seacocks on all fittings below the waterline; color-coded, UL-approved, pretinned copper stranded wire for maximum resistance to corrosion; through-bolted fittings with aluminum backup plates; aircraft lock nuts that won't vibrate loose; premium, gel-technology batteries for virtually maintenance-free service; and specially-lined sanitation hose to minimize odor. Easy access to the engine and its related equipment is provided with removable fore and aft covers. Dual fuel filters with a water separator, dual fuel pumps, and a number of other engine system details are engineered to provide years of trouble-free service. Topside, the 29 provides wide, unobstructed side decks and continuous cabin top handrails, a recessed foredeck with protective bulwarks, and a teak-capped bowsprit platform with anchor rollers and deck pipes. Wheel steering is provided by a direct geared rack and pinion system. Recesses and bins in the cockpit coamings keep winch handles and all sail control lines neatly organized. Under sail, the 29 is well-behaved and a delightful performer in a wide range of wind and sea conditions. The excellent sailing performance of the Island Packet 29 is attributable to the development and evolution of Island Packet's exclusive Full Foil Keel design. The cutter rig, optional on the 29, has three easily managed sails. A small crew can easily set a variety of well-balanced combinations over a wide range of wind and sea conditions. Every Island Packet fiberglass part, from the largest molded component to the smallest detail piece, is laminated entirely by hand. Hulls are molded of solid triaxial roving, offering vastly superior impact and puncture resistance compared to conventional roving or cored construction. Island Packet's exclusive PolyClad hull gelcoat system also includes a ten-year limited warranty against osmotic blisters. Deck laminates are engineered for high strength and reduced weight utilizing the exclusive PolyCore system that eliminates concern for the deterioration associated with conventional deck core materials. Interior construction features an engineered grid system and reinforced fiberglass structure, fully bonded with the hull to form a unit structure of immense strength and durability.
Albert Edward Dock
Coble Dene Road