Island Packets are well built, solid, safe, comfortable, and easy to sail. The space is amazing and all the creature comforts are built in. Island Packet is famous for listening to customers and owners and incorporating their ideas into the next model. Through all the evolution, they've never strayed from the design features they have identified as necessary for a cruising sailboat including their full keel solid hand laid construction, integral encapsulated keel ballast, protected prop and rudder, true cutter rig for easily handled sail plan, high bulwarks, and safe anchoring platform. Maybe that's why they've been successful.
Island Packet Yachts have been built by Island Packet Yachts for the past 30 years. The company's owner and founder, Bob Johnson, has a passion for yacht design and boat building that has fueled the company through more than 30 models. That is a track record worth looking at. Island Packet's success is built on a the commitment to build a quality boat that meets the needs and expectations of the owners. While the vessels have evolved with new layouts and new creature features, the success is built on a solid foundation of building good boats! Island Packet owners love their boats. These vessels age very well and they hold their value for the simply reason that you get a lot of boat for the money!
The Island Packet 44 model was designed in 1990 as the flagship yacht, the largest at the time, with all the comforts, the IP 44 is truly a luxurious cruiser. Success was fueled by rather impressive wins in the 1991 and 1992 Caribbean 1500 Rallies.
"Sea Flame" provided a safe and comfortable cruising home for her current owner for a number of years. Sadly it is time to offer her for sale in order that a new owner can realize the safe and enjoyable cruising lifestyle that an IP44 offers!
Your time is very important to us, please call to schedule your opportunity to view this special offering in order that we may better serve you!
Mike Trogdon 252-571-0060
Mike Draughan 336-601-5970
Two large staterooms, well separated for privacy and each with its own head combine with an expansive central living area to provide a gracious setting for entertaining or cruising with family and friends. This is an extremely “liveable” yacht.
Molded slip-resistant sole is provided in the galley, companionway, nav and head areas for sure footing and easy maintenance. Teak sole grate provided with recessed, liftout dust bin for easy housekeeping. Salon and staterooms have varnished teak and holly soles.
Master Stateroom, Forward: Large offset double berth with easy access along its entire port side and storage beneath. Teak shelves outboard, cedar lined storage including bureau with numerous storage bins, built-in dressing table with mirrored vanity and upholstered seat, and hanging locker with interior shelf. Owner added three custom teak magazine racks. Three opening ports, two overhead hatches and deck ventilator.
Private forward head, bulkhead mounted shower unit, (shower converted to storage but fully reversible), marine toilet and large wrap around vanity with storage. One port, one overhead hatch and solar vent. Privacy doors to head compartment and main salon.
Guest Stateroom, Aft Port: Private access as well as private access to aft head, extra-wide double berth, two full-length teak shelves outboard (top shelf custom built), storage lockers under berth and removable dressing seat. Cedar lined hanging locker and bureau with shelf. Four opening ports and an overhead hatch. .
Aft head has bathtub/stall shower (drains to auto sump) with folding seat, marine toilet and large wrap-around vanity. One overhead hatch, opening port and solar vent.
Main Salon:The Salon spans the full beam. To starboard is an L-shaped settee (which converts to double berth and deluxe drop-leaf table. Table folds against bulkhead rack with bottle and glass storage and extra teak shelf above mount.Table can also dropped for SB side only use or extended for full cabin use. Cabinets and book shelves outboard of settee. Opposite to port are two seats with teak center table (which converts to settee) and end bolsters. Storage behind and under seats.
Navigation Station: Located to starboard between salon and galley, this “office” space has a large hinged table with side mount drawer, equipment shelf above and adjacent book rack. The upholstered seat with backrest and storage under provides secure and comfortable support in offshore conditions. Connected to a ventilated self-draining wet locker with large shelf above. The main electrical control panels are conveniently located alongside the navigation table.
Cutter rig with roller furling genoa and self-tending staysail. Generous sail plan. Three manageable sails allow small crew to handily set a variety of well-balanced combinations in a wide range of conditions. All necessary control lines, including a dual single-line main reefing system, are lead aft to allow routine sail handling from the comfort and security of the cockpit.
2010 Custom designed aluminum Bimini canopy and solar panel arch with dingy davits, dingy lift with cam cleats, flag staff holder and MOB holder is very strong and provides an impressive silhouette. Eliminates need for dodger. Equipped with removable 3 piece windshield made of Isinglass with 3 double zippered smile windows, double track sides and aft frames installed for optional addition of cockpit enclosure.
1201 Neuse Drive
Oriental, NC 28571