2008 Island Packet 41' (12.50 m) SP Cruiser
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
This IP SP Cruiser is well-suited for extended cruising in the Caribbean with its robust solar system (910 W), large house battery bank, and 3000 W inverter. It doesn't have a genset and AC system, which take up valuable storage space and can be costly to repair.
- Fiberglass Hull
- HIN/IMO: TDLSP023E708
|910 watts solar|
|Low engine hours|
|Tenders: Dinghy: Achilles 9' 6" dinghy (2021), with canvas cover Outboard: EPropulsion 3 HP electric outboard motor (2021), with canvas cover|
There is so much to love about the versatile Island Packet SP Cruiser! From its powerful 110 HP engine that pushes the yacht at 8+ knots to its easy-to-manage sail plan with push-button trimming from the comfort of the pilot house. This smartly designed motor cruiser checks many boxes for the aspiring sail or power cruiser.
Enjoy spacious and comfortable accommodations above and below the deck. On deck, you will find a covered aft cockpit, a convenient boarding platform, expansive side decks with stainless steel safety rails, an anchor platform, and an inviting forward cockpit with cushions and a table. The yacht’s interior features a pilot house/salon/interior helm with wrap-around windows, a functional galley, a dedicated desk/nav, a spacious owner’s cabin with a center line bed, a head with a separate shower, and a guest cabin with two beds. There is a lot of storage, and the access to the mechanical equipment is excellent!
Epsilon was built in Largo, FL, by Island Packet Yachts and shipped to California when new. Her current owners acquired her in 2020 in Long Beach, CA, and began equipping/upgrading her in preparation for their voyage from California to Florida with the Panama Posse. Epsilon departed Barra De Navidad in Mexico in February, passed through the Panama Canal in March, and arrived in Palm Coast, Florida, in April. Along the way, she visited several ports in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
May-June 2023 Improvements:
- New Solar Panels
- New Bottom Paint
- Re-packed the stuffing box
- Exterior Detailed
Official Number: 1244614
LOA: 41' 1'' (12.52 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
Beam: 12' 9''
LWL: 34' 9''
Draft Max: 3' 8''
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1
Head Room: 6' 10''
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Finish: Gelcoat
Bridge Clearance: 55'
Fuel Tank: 215 Gallons (813.86 Liters)
Fresh Water: 130 Gallons (492.1 Liters)
Holding Tank: 50 Gallons (189.27 Liters)
Displacement: 23000 lbs
Ballast Weight: 5000 lbs
Designer: Bob Johnson
Builder: Traditional Watercraft, Inc
Tender HIN: ACH00021E121
Tender Registration: FL7170TK
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- Engine Make: Yanmar
- Engine Model: 4JH4-HTE
- Drive Type: Direct
- Power HP: 110.00
- Power KW: 82.03
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Hours: 1496.00
- Hours Date: 01-28-2023
Press & Media
The SP Cruiser is a smartly designed and comfortable motor sailor. She has a large raised pilothouse that doubles as the salon and helm, a spacious galley, a large owner’s cabin forward, a guest cabin aft, a head with a separate shower, a desk, and plenty of storage.
The pilot house has large CE Category A Ocean-rated windows providing panoramic views. The side and rear windows slide open, and the center forward window opens upward. There is a door between the aft cockpit and the pilot house and an overhead hatch. There are two adjustable swivel captain’s chairs at the helm and an L-shaped settee, and a dining table that has 2 leaves that fold out. Just swivel the 2 chairs around to the table and you have a wonderful spot to have a meal. Storage is found under the settee and in shelves outboard.
- Screens for all ports
- Screens and shades for all hatches
- Shades and screens for side and rear pilot house windows
- Tinted the pilothouse windows (2021)
- AC electrical outlets
- Pyle stereo and speakers (2021)
- 12 volt fans
- Windshield wipers on the forward pilothouse windows
- Natural Latex Mattress in the owner's cabin (2021)
- Mattresses in the aft cabin (2021)
- Replaced door clip latches with magnetic latches (2021)
The interior of the vessel is finished with quality teak joinery, stainless-steel opening ports, molded fiberglass laminate, Berber-style marine carpet, and molded nonslip surfaces in the head, galley, and navigation areas.
Forward is the owner's cabin with a very comfortable centerline berth, great headroom, and a lot of room to move around. The large hatch overhead and opening ports provide good ventilation. The end of the berth lifts up to a very large storage area, ideal for those large bulky items. Under this is a large drawer. Outboard additional storage is found on either side with shelves and hanging lockers.
Just aft of the owner's cabin and to starboard is the head with a separate stall shower. There is private access from the master stateroom and a second door from the main area. There is an opening port in the head for ventilation.
- Fresh water flush Raritan electric toilet (2021)
- Shower seat
- Sink, vanity with storage, and mirror
- Replaced sink/shower sump pump (2021)
- Replaced headlight fixture (2021)
- Replaced 16' of sanitary hose (2021)
A separate work area with a desk is on the starboard side adjacent to the galley. The desk opens up for storage, and there is a shelf above.
The galley is inline on the port side and runs from the steps to the owner's cabin. Typical of an Island Packet, there is a tremendous amount of storage space throughout the galley and no shortage of counter space. Two large fridge compartments are very easy to access, just under the counter. One a fridge and the other a freezer with dual systems and individual digital controls. Inboard on the centerline, there are twin sinks, additional counter space, and storage.
- Force 10 gimbaled two burner stove w/oven
- (2) large Frigoboat keel-cooled refrigerator/freezer compartments with individual controls. Installed new cooling plate in #2 (2021)
- Seagull fresh water filter
- Galley sink faucet (2021)
- Stainless steel sinks
- Excellent storage for food and kitchen gear
- Pull-out trash can
- New overhead light in the galley (2021)
Aft to starboard is a guest stateroom with two good-sized single berths. There is a large hanging locker, several storage cabinets, and a long outboard shelf. Two opening ports for additional light and ventilation.
Deck, Hull and Bottom
- Dinghy: Achilles 9' 6" dinghy (2021), with canvas cover
- Outboard: EPropulsion 3 HP electric outboard motor (2021), with canvas cover
- Outboard motor brackets
- Large anchor platform with two anchor rollers (replaced rollers in 2021)
- Anchor locker with deck washdown
- Muir Windlass
- 55 lbs, Mantus anchor (2021) with 250' of galvanized chain
- Delta 33 lbs. anchor
- Pilothouse with a door to the aft cockpit, opening side and rear windows, and an opening front center window. There are three windshield wipers.
- Exterior pilot house window frames painted (2021)
- Sunbrella screens for exterior pilot house windows (2021)
- Pilot house door screen (2021)
- Forward cockpit with full-length seats, cushions, and a teak table with a Sunbrella cover
- Covered aft cockpit with molded side seats, cushions, sail control console with electric winch, folding table, transom door and hot and cold shower.
- Integral stern platform with swim/emergency boarding ladder and transom door
- New safety latch on the transom door (2021)
- (2) large storage lockers in the floor of the aft cockpit, and storage under the seats
- Stainless steel life rails with port and starboard boarding gates
- Foredeck deck hatch
- Two stainless steel cowl vents with guards (2021)
- Boat hook
- Dock lines and fender
- Exclusive full foil keel provides gentle entry, motion and stable seakeeping and performance
- Bottom paint (June 2023)
- Zincs replaced (01/2023)
- Exterior detail and wax (2021)
- Manual bilge pump in the aft cockpit
- Electric bilge pump (2021)
- (2) Fire extinguishers (2021)
- Carbon dioxide alarm (2021)
- EPIRB (2021)
- Liferaft: Viking 4-person life raft with cover (2021)
Sails and Rigging
No worries sailing this boat - easy to do from the helm with push-button controls!
The Island Packet SP Cruiser was rigged for short-handed sailing with an in-mast furling mainsail and a self-tending roller furling jib on Hoyt boom. The aluminum spars are manufactured by Charleston Spars. The sheets and furling lines run aft to electric winches. There is a push-button jib and main trimming at the helm.
- In-mast furling main sail (Quantum main sail 2021)
- Self-tending jib with roller furling systems and a Hoyt boom for ease of handling and improved performance
- Re-stitched the jib and replaced the UV cover (2021)
- Painted the Hoyt boom (2021)
- Replaced all running rigging, including navigation stanchion fair lead, boom topping lift, and the boomerang block (2021)
- Lewmar StoWinch Package: Two (2) electric "reel" winches for the main and jib sheet with controls at the helm and aft cockpit
- Centralized sail control in the aft cockpit with Lewmar electric winch (new button 2021), multiple sheet stoppers, and line bins
- Mainsail furler, outhaul, and sheet, plus jib sheet, are all routed below decks to the aft sail control console
- Jib furler and outhaul lines run alongside the deck to the aft cockpit area with stoppers and lead to an electric winch on the console
12-volt and 110-volt electrical panels with battery switch, gauges, and breakers for DC and AC systems, battery test system, and indicator lights.
12-volt DC system:
- 12-volt DC panel
- Battery selector on\off switches
- The batteries are charged by the engine alternator, solar panels, and battery charger
- 12 volt DC powers the lights, electronics, bilge pumps, bow thruster, windlass, refrigeration, toilet, and inverter
- Solar: (2) REC 405 Watt solar panels (installed in 2023) with Victron Connect controller (2021)
- Solar: 100 W solar panel with a portable 1800 W battery generator (2021)
- Victron 3000-W multi-plus inverter/charger with display (2021)
- House Battery Bank: (6) AGM 27 deep cycle batteries (2021)
- Bow Thruster Battery: (1) AGM 27 (2021)
- Engine Battery: (1) AGM 27 (2021)
110-volt AC system:
- (2) 30 Amp shore power connections with (2) shore power cords
- Electric panel
- Microwave (shore power and inverter)
- 110 outlets
- Victron 3000-W multi-plus inverter/charger with display (2021)
- 50 gallon holding tank with deck pump out and macerator
- (2) fresh water tanks (130 gallons total)
- Acu-gage tank monitor
- Water heater
- Galley sink faucet (2021), head sink faucet, and dedicated shower faucet
- Aft cockpit shower with hot/cold water
- Head sump pump (2021)
- Raritan electric toilet (2021)
- Anchor washdown in the anchor locker
- LPG system with two aluminum LPG tanks in a dedicated LPG locker
- Spare regulator (2021)
- Manual bilge pump in the cockpit
- Electric bilge pump (2021)
- New bilge pump check valve (2021)
- Fresh water pump (2021)
- Refrigerator and Freezer: (2) Frigoboat Fridgomatic. New cold plate on #2 (2021)
Electronics and Navigation
- Autopilot: Raymarine EV400 Linear drive autopilot (2021)
- AIS Transmit and Receive (2021)
- Compass at the helm
- Horn with button at the helm (2021)
- Raymarine chart plotter (2021)
- Pyle Stereo with speakers (2021)
- Starlink Satellite for internet connectivity (Oct 2022)
- 220,000 candle-light 360-degree rotating spotlight with helm control (2021)
- Masthead tri-color (2021)
- LED Nav lights (2021)
- 110HP Yanmar (4JH4-HTE) SN E20939 with 1,496 hours
- Engine controls and throttle at the helm
- Duel Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauge
- Replaced the raw water pump (June 2021)
- Adjusted valves (June 2021)
- Realigned the shaft (June 2021)
- Repacked rudder gland (2021)
- Repacked the stuffing box (June 2023)
- Replaced the S/S steering cables (11/2022)
- Changed filters, oil, and coolant twice in 14 months (2021/2022)
- 21" bronze propeller (2021) (the original prop was kept as a spare)
- Re-wound the alternator and purchased a spare (2022)
- There is great access to the engine beneath the centerline aft berth and from the mechanical garage on the port side of the vessel
- Edson Radial Drive wheel steering
- Replaced the S/S steering cables (11/2022)
- Raymarine EV4000 Linear drive autopilot (2021)
- The mechanical garage is under the pilot house floor. It is accessible via a large opening floor panel and a door behind the companionway steps.
- The mechanical garage houses the house battery bank and other electrical/mechanical components. There are two lights in the space.
- Windlass with foot pedal controls on the foredeck and control at the helm
- Bow Thruster
- Muir Windlass
- Refrigerator and Freezer: (2) Frigoboat Fridgomatic
I had the pleasure of running an Island Packet SP Cruiser after the 2017 Annapolis Spring Boat Show. It was a chilly evening with approximately 16 knots of wind. She handled the conditions well and powered along at 7.3 knots while running the 110 HP Yanmar at 2,500 RPM. I unfurled the sails, and she cruised along easily at 5.5 while wing on wing. I enjoyed the warmth of the pilot house and push-button sailing.
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. The Seller's personal gear does not convey with the Vessel.
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Matt Malatich, CPYB
Managing Broker - Charleston
Matt Malatich, CPYB is the Managing Broker of S&J Yachts in Charleston, S.C., where he is a standout in helping clients navigate the acquisition or disposition process of luxury cruising yachts.
Boating has always been at the forefront of Matt’s life. From growing up on boats, to pleasure cruising and racing, to watching his own kids learn the lines, Matt’s love of the sea is woven throughout the canvas of his life.
It’s no wonder that a heart for the water, a head for business and a degree from Hamilton College led Matt to launch his career in 1996 as a yacht broker with J/Port and then Crusader Yacht Sales in Annapolis, MD. In this role, he sold brokerage boats and new J/Boats, Ericsons, Pacific Seacraft, Sagas and Tiaras.
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