Sunset Drive52' Island Packet 2005

Hilton Head Island, SC


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  • Yacht Details 52' Island Packet 2005
  • Location Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Engines Yanmar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedApr 16, 2021
  • Asking Price$439,000
  • Cruising Speed
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 5' 3''

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  • Beam: 15' 4''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 5' 3''
  • Displacement: 44,150 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 300|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 2 x 300|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 60|gallon
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

Sunset Drive Yacht Description

It is rare when a 2-owner 2005 Island Packet 485 comes on the market with less than 700 hours!  The first owner used the boat as a floating condo in Charleston and racked up less than 300 hours on the engine over 14 years.  The current owner bought the boat, sailed it to Boston in the spring of 2019, and spent the summer sailing the New England coast.  The boat was then put on the hard in Marblehead, MA for a refit over the winter of 2019/2020.  The refit included regular maintenance of all of the systems plus a new B&G sailing instrument package including radar, all new canvas, a washer/dryer, 3000 watt inverter/charger, new batteries, all new ultra-suede interior, LED interior lights, a Siren Marine boat monitoring system, and a Code 0 on a furler!  The boat was then sailed in the summer of 2020 in New England and then south to the Chesapeake in October for the install of a new Kato Arch.  After the arch was installed the yacht headed south to Hilton Head, SC where she is currently sailed.  But, the owner's plans have suddenly changed and this boat is ready to continue cruising with new owners!  Don't pass up this great opportunity for a low hour boat with lots of new upgrades.


This yacht is equipped with all of the available factory exterior options including bow thruster, electric Lewmar winch package, Extendo-boom (for lifting a dingy out of the water and onto the aft deck), polished SS Dorade vents, hard windshield, and rubrail.  The cockpit bimini and dodger with a complete vinyl enclosure was all new in 2020.

All sail control lines run to the cockpit for ease of handling, with the new B&G sail package (knot, wind and depth instruments) mounted above the companionway and the B&G Zeus radar/ chart plotter mounted at the helm (all new 2020).   

When entering the bright airy Salon your first impression is how spacious this area is. The combination of the Ultrasuede covered cushions (new 2020), plenty of natural light and the ability to stow the dinette table against the fwd bulkhead help to make the salon feel open and spacious. With the dinette table down and fully-extended you can comfortably entertain a large group.  A smaller "wine and cheese" table sits on a post and can be located on either side of the saloon or easily removed when not needed.  The cabin sole is solid teak and ash tongue-and-groove flooring, and two air conditioning units with reverse cycle heat vent the main salon/galley area and the two forward cabins.  Bose stereo speakers on port and starboard for your listening pleasure.

The Navigation Station is aft of the salon on the port side.  It features a high-back swivel seat and a desk with a chart storage tray. The nav station houses the AC/DC panel, electronics, and a wet hanging locker.  The JVC AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system controls with a 12-disc locker, B&G V68-B VHF radio, B&G autopilot remote and a B&G remote repeater (all new 2020) are also located here.  Victron Battery and Multi-Controller are also both located here (also new 2020).

The large Galley is located on the starboard side between the companionway and the aft cabin. Whether you are doing long distance cruising or entertaining at the docks, the galley does it all.  The galley is equipped with two (2) upgraded SeaFrost holding plate refrigeration/freezer units, each with separate compressors and digital controls, enabling the owner to make either box a refrigerator or freezer. There is also a separate pull-out refrigerated drink drawer with dedicated controls. The three-burner Force 10 stove w/oven and broiler has a sealed burner top for easy cleaning, and an efficient broiler.  On the inboard island is plenty of open counter space with a deep, double bowl sink, fresh water hand pump, microwave and a storage cabinet for additional items. The Corian countertops are beautifully finished with a one-piece integrated fiddle to aid in cleaning and keeping a neat and orderly galley when underway. The cabin sole is made of a molded nonskid for easy maintenance and a sure-footed feel. 

Moving aft you enter the Owner's Stateroom. The focal point of this cabin is a queen-sized island berth with a foam topper.  Again, this is a very bright and airy cabin with lots of headroom. There are (6) opening ports, two Dorade vents and a large overhead hatch to provide both natural ventilation and light. On the starboard side is a built-in Spledide Washer/Dryer unit flanked by large cedar-lined hanging lockers and shelved storage. There is a large pull-out drawer beneath the berth and the bottom of the berth opens up, with the assistance of gas struts, to provide access a large blanket storage area.  Access to the large aft deck locker is also provided through a gasketed door on the aft bulkhead.

The Owner's Head is located on the port side.  It features a fresh water-flush VacuFlush toilet, molded shower stall, with a seat and folding acrylic door, a vanity with a one-piece molded countertop, shelves, a mirror and plenty of ventilation.

The comfortable Forward Stateroom offers a double island berth with a foam topper, lockers, shelves to port and starboard, excellent ventilation and direct access to the Guest Head. The base of the berth lifts up for storage and there are two pull-out drawers. Excellent ventilation and natural light make the forward stateroom a comfortable space to spend time.

The Guest/Day Head is accessible from both the forward stateroom and the Salon. The countertop is a one-piece acrylic with molded-in fiddles and a stainless steel sink. The head has a freshwater VacuFlush unit with a dedicated water tank. The large seperate shower stall has a bi-fold acrylic door and a teak seat. 

The Third Cabin is set up with bunk beds, and the bottom berth pulls out to form a double, if desired.  A hanging locker and under bunk storage add to this area.  (A factory-supplied refit kit is available should someone wish to convert this area to the office/workshop option).

Deck, Rigging And Sails

  • Cutter rig with in-mast furling mainsail, 110% Yankee and a staysail (all inspected by North Sails in 2020) 
  • Asymmetric Code 0 asymmetric sail on furling drum (new 2020) 
  • Hoyt self-tacking staysail boom
  • Main sheet and spare main halyard led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar 48CEST electric self tailing winch
  • Two (2) Lewmar 64CEST electric primary winches; two Lewmar 30CST secondary winches  
  • mainsail furling and outhaul lines led to cockpit to Lewmar 48CST 2-speed winch
  • 2 x Lewmar 30CST and 1 x Lewmar 16C winch on mast for halyards
  • Harken furling units on Yankee and staysail with furling lines led to cockpit
  • Forward Lifelines (new 2020)
  • Mast rails
  • Island Packet hard windshield with center opening glass panel
  • Kato Arch with dingy and outboard lifts (new 2020)
  • Cheetah electric horizontal windlass with Rocna 40kg (88#) primary anchor with 250' of chain; secondary Bruce 30 anchor (no rode at this time)
  • Factory Extendo-boom option for lifting the dinghy
  • Hot and cold stern shower
  • Polyplanar cockpit speakers for stereo
  • Safety gear, including Life Sling, life jackets, bell, etc.

Electronics, Electrical And Mechanical


  • B&G Zeus Sailor's Suite with 16" touch screen chartplotter/radar at helm, knot, depth, AWI and repeater in companionway pod, autopilot controls at nav station and helm, and a nav station multi-finction repeater (all new 2020) 


  • 30 and 50 AMP shore power connectors
  • MasPower 8kW 120V genset with under 200 hours at time of listing
  • All six (6) G-31XT Lifeline AGM house batteries (125 amp/hours each) (new 2019)
  • Dedicated engine and genset starting batteries - Lifeline AGM G-27 (new 2017), 
  • Dedicated pair of batteries for the thruster/windlass - LifelineAGM G-27 (new 2020)
  • Victron 120 amp battery charger/3000 watt inverter (new 2020) 
  • Victron battery monitor and Multi-Controller with Bluetooth (new 2020)


  • Yanmar 4JH3-HTE 100HP diesel engine with Balmar 110 amp alternator.  Approx 668 hours at time of listing
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Side Power 7HP bow thruster
  • 3-blade fixed prop
  • Python drive on engine shaft
  • VacuFlush marine heads

Numerous spare parts and filters onboard

Manufacturer Provided Description

The 485 provides enormous living space, enough storage to hold gear for a circumnavigation, enough sail to speed you comfortably to your destination and the convenience of managing it all from the cockpit. From the broad anchor platform to the spacious stern boarding area, the 485’s deck abounds with features you will appreciate. 

The large aft deck is perfect for sunbathing, impromptu dining and is also large enough to accommodate up to a 10’ dinghy, which can be easily hoisted aboard with a clever optional boom extension system. Storage bins on either side of the aft deck hold LPG bottles and miscellaneous gear. A larger central hatch opens to a ladder leading into a huge storage lazarette. Uncluttered side decks, a recessed foredeck and plentiful cabin top handrails provide security on deck. 

Below, you’ll be immediately impressed by the panoramic view of the open main saloon, the spacious forward and aft cabins with private heads, the solid teak and oak soles throughout, the gourmet galley, a multi-use third stateroom and a navigation center that rivals those on much larger yachts. 

Adjacent to the companionway, the nav station includes a high-backed swivel armchair, inlaid table with storage tray, cabinetry space sufficient to mount a wide variety of equipment you might select and the master electrical panels for ship-board AC and DC equipment. There’s also a hanging locker suitable for wet gear within reach. This area is so impressive that SAIL Magazine’s Best Boats judges made this comment: “Any offshore navigator would love to call this nerve center home. This is the best equipped nav station we saw this year.” 

In the main saloon the starboard settee converts to a double berth when fully extended and both settees double as comfortable sea berths. A large table stows against the forward bulkhead and deploys to create a spacious dining area. CE Category A – Ocean rated safety windows provide a panoramic view and overhead lights and numerous reading lamps with individual dimmers are found throughout. 

The gourmet galley is equipped with digitally controlled refrigerator and freezer compartments and double gasketed drop-front lids on gas support struts for easy access. Either compartment may be used for refrigerated or frozen storage at the setting of the controls. There’s also a pull-out refrigerator drawer for quick access to popular beverages and food.

Aft is the grand owner’s stateroom with an offset double island berth. Hanging storage with extra height is provided by the outboard hanging locker. Access to the aft lazarette storage area is also made available through the aft bulkhead.

Forward is a guest stateroom and head with a double island berth. All staterooms include numerous opening ports and large overhead hatches, providing plenty of light and ventilation. Both berths are surrounded by an array of cabinets, lockers, drawers and shelves, including hinged lids that lift to reveal blanket trays.

The third cabin is across from the forward head and is perfect for a multitude of uses. One can choose over/under style berths as a sleeping area or an L-shaped counter/desk with built-in cabinets underneath for an office, laundry, or workshop. An optional filler piece is also available to make a double berth with this latter configuration.

Both luxurious heads feature vanities with solid acrylic countertops, separate shower stalls with seats, folding acrylic doors and standard VacuFlush® heads. Whether cruising the oceans of the world or exploring coastal anchorages, the 485 has been designed and built to take you safely and comfortably to your destination.


Not included in sale are owner's personal gear; dingy and outboard are negotiable.

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