2006 Island Packet 44' (13.41 m) 440
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Second Wind is a handsome Island Packet 440 in cruise ready condition!
- Fiberglass Hull
- HIN/IMO: TDL44012G506
LOA: 45' 9'' (13.94 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
Beam: 14' 4''
Draft Max: 5'
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Bridge Clearance: 62'
Fuel Tank: 160 Gallons (605.67 Liters)
Fresh Water: 260 Gallons (984.21 Liters)
Holding Tank: 55 Gallons (208.2 Liters)
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About Second Wind
is a handsome and conscientiously maintained Island Packet 440. She's a popular and proven model featuring 2 outstanding staterooms with centerline berths, 2 large heads with separate showers, gourmet galley and forward facing Nav station with ample work space.
Second Wind is in great hand over condition and is ready to realize your cruising adventures. She has all the amenities and equipment you need to take off now. Please follow thru to the full listing for all the details, pictures, owner comments, designer comments, photos and information.
- OceanAir screens and shades
- Safe, secure, spacious and workable deck and areas
- Incredible access from integral stern swim platform
- Outstanding sail plan and configurations offering multiple options for any weather or journey
- Full electronics array
- Ample power and solar supplies
- Arch and davits
- Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating (2 units)
- Bow thruster
- Electric primary winches
- Luxurious, comfortable and thoughtful interior accommodations
- Gourmet galley
- 2 well-appointment spacious staterooms with ample storage
- Ship's spares and gear
- Freshly painted bottom (Sept 2022) and topsides wax
Island Packet 440 - Designer Comments
The Island Packet 440 combines the superior comfort, ease of use, seakeeping and safety attributes that are the hallmark of every Island Packet along with stunning good looks of its classic design. You'll be turning heads (and sailing past other yachts) all around the world. This world cruiser is capable of long distance days.
The interior layout of the 440 makes it perfect for the couple that wants a family retreat or live aboard. Both cabins feature Island berths so that neither of you wake the other when getting out of bed. A long list of other interior amenities put this yacht in a class by itself. From the stainless steel ports to the protected prop and rudder, every detail on the Island Packet 440 reinforces the dedication to raising the benchmark for cruising sailors.
This aft cockpit design, and its predecessors, have been among the favorite Island Packets models. The geared rack and pinion steering system, proven through millions of miles of all types of cruising, provides sensitive and responsive control with rugged reliability and a minimum of maintenance.
The interior of the 440 will easily accommodate a cruising lifestyle for the sailing couple, As you descend the companionway ladder, you'll enjoy the open salon with full length settees both to port and starboard. If the two staterooms aren't enough, the starboard side settee extends towards the centerline to make a very comfortable double berth, and both settees can double as seaberths.
The forward owner's stateroom spans the beam of the yacht and includes a generously sized offset island berth with access from both sides. The berth is hinged and can be raised (with the help of gas support struts) to reveal a large blanket tray. Ample storage is provided and a private head with a large stall shower is located adjacent to the stateroom.
The aft guest stateroom also features an offset double island berth. A large hanging locker with extra height rods outboard, and array of cabinets, bins and shelves, make this cabin suitable for extended stays on board. As in the owner's stateroom, the berth top hinges on gas support struts to reveal a large blanket tray.
The gourmet galley employs a generous wrap-around solid Corian counter over teak cabinetry and an open layout with secure room to move safely and comfortably. The well insulated and lighted refrigerator/freezer compartment feature and insulated divider, digitally controlled cooling units and double gasketed lids on fas support struts for easy access. Either compartment may be used for refrigerated or frozen storage at the setting of a control.
Other features of the galley include a Force 10 LPG range with broiler, a water purifying system serving all interior cold water sink taps, built-in dish racks, cutlery drawers, deep double sinks, a slide-out trash bin, a strategically placed stainless microwave and abundant cabinet and locker storage.
The 440 includes two spacious heads with both featuring vanities with solid countertops, separate shower stalls with seats, folding acrylic doors and electric heads.
The uncluttered deck of the 440 is big enough to handle a full crew, yet the cutter rig and sail plan are completely manageable by a shorthanded crew. And all sail control lines lead to the cockpit.
- Frigaboat 12V Refrigeration w/ digital controls for separate refrig/freezer compartments
- Engle MT45F-U1 : 12 Volt stand alone freezer
- Force 10 Gimballed 3-burner propane stove w/ oven and lift off cover
- GE Microwave oven
- S/S Double sink w/ retractable spray
- Manual freshwater pump at sink
- Corian countertops w/ integral sea rails
- Seagull IV water filtration system
- Acu-gauge tank monitoring system
- Slide-out trash bin
- Teak dish racks & cutlery drawers
- 2-5lb propane cylinders in dedicated locker
- STORAGE GALORE!!
Hull, Deck & Cockpit
- Integral bow platform
- Seasafe anchor rollers
- Large chain locker accessed through a deck hatch, with rode bins and hooks for lines and fenders
- Mantus anchor bridle with hook
- Custom SS arch with davits, solar panels and bimini incorporated into the frame (Marine Manufacturing in Miami)
- Motor mount and lift built in to arch and davit system
- (3) Kyocera 135W solar panels
- Xantrex MPT solar controller (XW MPPT)
- Foredeck and steaming light
- Masthead anchor light (tricolor)
- Swim platform with light, swim ladder and emergency ladder
- SS handrails (interior and exterior)
- (3) dorades with SS guards
- High impact rubrail with SS striker
- Hot and cold water cockpit shower
- Fresh and saltwater washdown on bow with recessed Jabsco fitting and hose
- Lofrans vertical electrical with remote switch at helm
- Rocna 25 with 250' chain
- Bruce 50 with 200' chain
- Custom teak and holly Cruising Concepts cockpit table with double leaves
- Cockpit cushions
- Captain's seat at helm
- Walker Bay 10'2" tender with 9.9 HP 4 stroke outboard
Sails, Canvas, Covers, Screens & Rigging
- Cutter Rig with Doyle Sails (2015 sails)
- Selden Premium In-mast roller furling main
- 110% roller furling genoa on Harket furling system
- Harken roller furling staysail
- Hoyt self-vanging staysail boom
- Rigid Boom Vang
- Selden Mast and Rodkicker on boom (factory installed - only IP440 with this)
- Main Sheet Traveler 2/4:1 control system
- (2) Electric Primary Winches: Lewmar #54
- Main Halyard led to Lewmar 30 CST 2-speed winch on mast
- Main R/F control lines led to Lewmar 44 CST 2-speed winch
- Mainsheet and spare main halyard led to Lewmar 44 CST winch
- Genoa halyard led to Lewmar 30 CST 2-speed winch on mast
- Staysail sheet to Lewmar 16 CST
- (2) winch handles
- Captain's Navy Dodger, Bimini, Connector with side and rear mesh sun screens. Makralon Windows (2013)
- Helm cover
- Glebe Creek custom companionway screens and doors
Electronics, Navigational, Audio and Entertainment
- Raymarine Axiom E80 Chartplotter with Navionics
- Raymarine ST60 Wind, Speed, Depth
- Raymarine AIS
- Simrad Auto Pilot
- Raymarine 4KW HD radar (Mast Mounted)
- Icom M422 VHF Radio at nav
- 2 Handheld VHF Radios
- 2013 Clarion AM/FM CD Mp3 stereo. Fusion Bluetooth, Speakers in salon & cockpit
- Samsung flatscreen TV in the forward cabin
Mechanical & Plumbing
- Yanmar 4JH3TE 75HP diesel engine
- Max folding prop
- Remote oil filter that affords easy oil changes
- Electrical fuel priming pump with toggle switch
- Edson steering and wheel
- Side Power 6HP bow thruster
- (2) Marine air conditioning/reverse-cycle heat units (16,000 BTU each. Compressors mounted in aft lazarette reducing noise and allowing for more storage below)
- Dometic Vacuflush electric head system with the ability to pump directly overboard when offshore or where jurisdiction permits
- Northern Lights 6KW Genset with sound shield (2013) (1,214 hrs)
- (5) Group AGM house batteries
- (1) AGM start battery
- Isolation transformer (2022)
- Victon Multiplus compact 12/2000/80 inverter charger
- Victron Multi Control remote unit
- Victron energy battery monitor with Bluetooth
- High output Balmar 100 amp charger with Duo Charge and 612 regulator
- (2) 75' 30 amp Smart Plug shore power cords
- (2) 75' 30 amp Smart Plug shore power chords (never used)
- 50 amp splitter
- 12V outlet at helm
- Interior ceiling lights changed to LED
Ship's Spares & Gear
- Complete set of manuals
- Replacement Black / Water tank Panel
- Assortment of replace water circulating / drain pumps
- Rebuilt Starter motor for Yanmar main
- Spare prop
- Flag halyards
- Life jackets
- MOB sling
- Fenders and dock lines
- Jack lines
- Manual Oil change system from West Marine
- New Magma Grille with mounting system
- Bag of replacement door latches
- Miscellaneous fuses
- Replacement light bulbs
- Miscellaneous shackles
- 1 set replacement windless foot switches
- Replacement chrome chain Houser
- Replacement strainers
- Replacement strainer caps
- Vacuflush replacement parts
- Black tank has never had any toilet paper
- Replacement duck valves
- Manual Bilge pump
- Bosuns chair
- Engine Service Items
- Oil filters
- Fuel filters
- Impeller removal tool
- Generator Service Items
- Oil filters
- Fuel filters
- Replacement Racor Filters
Second Wind - Owner's Comments
Second Wind’s interior is warm and inviting. Thirteen opening ports and screens w/ eight hatches with OceanAir screens & shades provide abundant light and air flow. You'll admire the beautiful furniture quality satin gloss varnish applied to the select teak hardwood veneers on the bulkheads and all cabinetries. As you descend the companionway ladder, you will see the open salon with full length settees on both sides covered in beautiful Ultraleather. The starboard settee extends toward the centerline to make a comfortable double berth and both settees can double as sea berths. A cedar lined hanging locker is outboard with a shelf above. The dining table is Island Packet's signature fold-up bulkhead-mounted table. When deployed it will accommodate a large group and then conveniently stores away when not in use. All switches have been changed to accommodate LED lights. All overhead lights are LED. All fire extinguishers have been updated and are in compliance with coast guard requirements.
There is a very nice large forward-facing navigation center with seating for two, satin chart table, storage tray, generous nav/electronics panel with master AC/DC electrical panels. The comfortable wide bench seat has removable panels beneath revealing the dedicated generator compartment. This nav center will also fold up and lock in place if needed.
The forward owner's stateroom spans the beam of the yacht and includes a generous offset island berth with access on both sides, so you don't have to disturb your partner when getting out of bed. The berth is hinged and can be raised on gas support struts to reveal ample storage. There is a cedar-lined hanging locker and teak bureau. A nice dressing seat to port adds a final touch. The master also has Samsung TV with Mast mounted GloMax antenna. A luxurious private head is located adjacent to the stateroom and features a large stall shower with folding acrylic doors, Vacuflush toilet, vanity w/ acrylic countertop and molded sink. Mirrored storage cabinets and large drawers finish this impressive head.
The aft guest stateroom also features a large offset double island berth, a roomy cedar-lined hanging locker with extra height rods outboard, and an array of cabinets, bins, and shelves. As in the owner's stateroom, the berth top hinges on gas struts to reveal lots of storage beneath.
The aft head is just as nice as the forward with the same acrylic countertops, separate shower stall with seat and folding acrylic doors, and VacuFlush toilet. A door is conveniently located near the companionway in the main salon plus an additional door for private access from the stateroom.
The roomy cockpit is safe and comfortable with brand newer Bimini/dodger. The large swim platform features twin molded-in steps to port and starboard, a hot/cold shower and a fold-out swim ladder. Full length, ergonomically shaped cockpit seats w/ full cushions, dual deep seat lockers, line storage bins, extra wide coamings with numerous storage bins, four harness pad eyes, two 2' cockpit scuppers, engine panel adjacent to helm in covered alcove.
Boat is equipped with direct flush system. Allows you to flush directly below when offshore traveling without having to use macerator and pumping system.
Large anchor locker with overhead deck hatch and large, divided rode bins with lots of hooks for lines/fenders/gear. Shelf helps direct chain and rode aft. Welded S/S mast rails. Double lifelines with S/S bow and stern rails, S/S dorade style vents with guards.
Practical Sailor - Island Packet 440 - April 2006
THIS IS A 2006 ARTICLE FROM PRACTICAL SAILOR. IT IS NOT ABOUT OR CONDUCTED ABOARD SECOND WIND, THIS ISLAND PACKET 440.
Under the direction of designer and CEO Bob Johnson, Island Packet has for nearly 30 years accomplished what few modern boatbuilders have been able to do—produce more than 2,000 boats targeted at liveaboard and passagemaking sailors who plan to spend months, if not years, on their boats. The Island Packet 440, introduced last year, is a good example of how Island Packet accommodates the peculiarities of dyed-in-the-wool cruisers without slowing production to a crawl, sacrificing safety or sensibility, or straying from Johnson’s original concept.
If you don’t share Island Packet devotees’ view that a full-keeled, moderate displacement cutter is the most sensible boat for long-term cruising, or you’re an around-the-buoys racer who can’t live without a lively helm in light air, then settling for an Island Packet will be as easy as switching religions. Sure, over the years, Johnson has tweaked his boats’ underwater shapes (streamlining the keels and rudders to generate more lift, widening the sterns, and sharpening the entries) and the furling staysails set on a self-tacking Hoyt boom (hardly passé), but at its very heart, the 440 is your father’s Oldsmobile—a station wagon at that. It is consistent, reliable, and built for long hauls.
In profile, the IP 440 is a bit of a mixed breed. It has the traits of a traditional cruising boat: raised cabintop, high freeboard, a light spring in the sheerline, and a short bowsprit that is equipped to handle two working anchors. The stern, however, features a modern reverse transom with an expansive swim platform and stairs. This makes it easier to transfer jerry jugs from a dinghy, adds to waterline length, and helps diminish the slab-sided look that usually accompanies high freeboard.
Below the waterline, the cross-section harkens back to traditional full-keeled cruisers, but the keel is foil-shaped for better lift. The rudder, too, has been given a finer trailing edge.
In plan view, the beam widens fairly quickly at the bow, reaching its maximum—14 feet, 4 inches—midships. The aluminum, double-spreader rig from Charleston Spars features continuous rigging (no intermediates to tune aloft) and twin backstays. The mast is keel-stepped. The outboard chainplates are a rugged design that Island Packet modified about 10 years ago to remedy a potentially serious problem: Water leaks at the deck and collected in fiberglass pockets where parts of the chainplates were concealed, which could promote hidden corrosion.
The IP 440 comes standard with a roller-furling main. The jib is cut higher and leads farther aft than on previous IPs, permitting slightly tighter sheeting angles, but it still chastises those inclined to pinch.
Johnson’s pragmatic design philosophy carries forward to the deck details. In the cockpit, a huge sail locker sits under the starboard settee, allowing access to the shore power system, the steering, and the optional autopilot. Another big locker is accessed under the opposite settee.
All running rigging is led aft to the cockpit. Tending the mainsail or staysail sheets—led to winches at the companionway—requires leaving the helm, not a huge strike for a pure cruiser. There are four well-placed padeyes for the helmsman and crew to clip into. We like the nice, fat, 2-inch-diameter twin cockpit drains. Two cockpit line-storage bins eliminate clutter. The boarding platform has molded seats, and a hot and cold shower.
The divided anchor locker, accessible through a Lewmar deck hatch, drains to the bilge with a shutoff valve.
Four people can cruise comfortably for extended periods on this boat, and with 260 gallons of water and 400 cubic feet of storage space, you can probably carry six for short periods without a mutiny.
The galley is U-shaped to starboard with a clear view of the saloon and plenty of room for storage, dedicated shelves, and cabinet space to keep mealtime essentials close at hand. The 12-volt fridge/freezer, a Frigoboat keel-cooler design, keeps food cold, but there’s only one lid to access both, allowing precious cold air to escape unnecessarily. The deep double sink, a slide-out trash bin, and two hatches over the galley are nice touches.
The aft stateroom to port has an island berth running diagonally (awkward for sleeping at sea, but the saloon settees will do fine for this) and a separate door to the port head which is also accessible from the main cabin.
The saloon is well lit, and has excellent ventilation through three dorades, eight hatches, and 12 opening ports. The starboard settee pulls out to make a double berth.
The forward cabin is well aft of the bow, making room for an island berth. The L-shaped forward head allows for a separate shower, but puts the vanity sink outboard, requiring you to shut the seacock when the boat is on a starboard tack.
The diesel is a reliable 75 Hp 4JH3TBE turbo-charged Yanmar, with good accessibility. The alternator is a 110 Balmar with a digital controller. All batteries are AGM; the house bank is 400 Ah. A galvanic isolator and Charles Industries 60-amp, 3-stage charger are standard. Pre-tinned copper wiring is well labeled and cleanly routed. Our boat had the optional MAS 8 kW generator and a heavy-duty electric windlass from Lighthouse Marine, also optional.
Mast and all underwater metals are electrically bonded, although the boat does not have a lightning protection system. Tankage is low in the hull below the cabin sole, adding to stability and proper trim. Island Packet recently began building its water and holding tanks out of fiberglass. The fuel tank is high-grade 5052-H32 aluminum.
We sailed the boat on St. Petersburg Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla., with a half load of fuel and water. Winds were about 5-10 knots when we started, increasing to barely 10 knots by afternoon—lousy conditions for a full-bodied cruiser. There was a very light chop. Handling under power was good, given the handicaps of a full keel. It turned in about 1.5 boat lengths, and obeyed steering in reverse soon after starting from a dead stop. Our boat’s optional bow thruster took the challenge out of docking.
At 2500 RPM, we cruised at 6.3 knots and recorded 85 decibels in the galley, 81 in the main salon, and 79 in the cockpit (Normal conversation is about 60 decibels). The aft cabin produced a rather noisy 90 decibels. At 3000 RPM we cruised at 7.1 knots and at 3500, 7.4 knots.
In the light stuff, the rack-and-pinion Lewmar Cobra steering felt a bit stiff, and we managed only about 4 knots in 7 knots apparent wind on a beam reach. The boat tacked through about 105 degrees, and though we could probably sail higher with more wind, the boat clearly at its best full-and-by. It lost steam broad reaching, when the staysail is best furled or used as a steering sail to balance the helm.
When the wind picked up to about 10 knots, we managed to hold about 4.2 knots on a beam reach. The boat tracked true for five minutes without tending the helm, one of the great advantages of a full keel. We’d definitely opt for a cruising chute and consider a folding propeller.
As much as “performance” cruisers denigrate full-keel boats, they make sense for cruising: They maximize stability with minimum draft, they track well, and they’re forgiving in the event of a grounding.
In terms of construction, systems, and accommodations, the Island Packet 440 sets a very high standard. Where it misses its mark, it misses by inches, not feet. The IP 440 has the essentials to cross an ocean, and we’d not hesitate to take it on a tradewind circumnavigation. Though a conventional mainsail likely would hurt resale, we prefer it for extended cruising. Island-hoppers and coastal cruisers, will, in all probability, be happy with in-mast furling, but we still like the simplicity and better performance of a well-cut cruising main.
Light wind isn’t the IP 440s strong suit, but on a long tradewind passage, it should hold its own with many fin-keel designs of similar length and displacement, and it will almost surely deliver a less strenuous ride.
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Ed and Robin have worked in the yacht sales industry for 35 years and have handled national and international transactions for new builds, imports, and new and brokerage vessels while leading an award-winning sales and service team. Their years and experiences have provided them with a solid background in negotiations, customer service, technical advice, outfitting solutions, financial recommendations and insurance referrals with a lifelong commitment to their customers.
Ed and Robin’s enthusiasm for yachting aboard quality cruising boats and logging more than 40,000 sea miles translates into an approach that will help you select and equip your boat for comfortable and safe ownership and voyages. They have the ability to perform for their clients who share the same high standards and desires that they do.