52' Island Packet 485 2009



The Island Packet 485 remains the “flagship” of the Island Packet line and “SEASALT" has to be the cleanest and best maintained Island Packet 485 on the market.

Price reduced to prevent "fleet ownership" status.

"SEASALT" has been immaculately commissioned and customized, with a wide variety of owner enhancements that elevate this yacht above anything on the market.  With precise planning and factory-perfect installations, you'll be hard pressed to not believe everything was done during the initial build.  Split air conditioning systems installations separate the noisy compressors from the living quarters and preserves valuable interior storage space while custom cabinetry abounds to conceal ducts, wires and other "systems" from view.


Like all IP485's, "SEASALT" has a tremendous amount of living space and enough storage to hold just about everything needed for a circumnavigation.  The thoughtfully laid out interior is bright, spacious and secure. Her functional deck plan, cutter rig, and cockpit configuration make her the perfect boat for shorthanded or single-handed sailing. Features such as a broad anchor platform and the spacious stern boarding platform, with dual boarding steps, help to enhance this yacht's appeal.

The large aft deck is perfect for sunbathing: set up a folding table and you have an impromptu dining area, as well as enough space to accommodate a 10’ dinghy. The heavy work of placing the dingy on deck is done with the use of the optional boom extension system with an electric winch. With the push of a button, your dingy is on deck. A large central hatch and built-in ladder lead you to a huge storage area, with a second access from the aft cabin. Storage bins on either side of the aft deck hold LPG bottles and miscellaneous gear. The side decks are uncluttered with raised bulwarks forward, and cabin top handrails provide for security on deck.

Below decks, you’ll be immediately impressed by the panoramic view of the open main salon, which flows to a galley that can only be described as a chef's dream. Spacious forward and aft cabins with private heads, high-end wood joinery, a multi-use third cabin with a washer/dryer, ice maker and tool bench, and a navigation center worthy of the Starship Enterprise are some of the many features that set the Island Packet 485 apart from the competition. 

"SEASALT" should be on your "must see" list if you are planning on some serious cruising!


 When first approached from the dock, SeaSalt appears to be a yacht that was just commissioned and presented to her owners. Instead, she is a yacht that has been used weekly but maintained in "Bristol condition" by her owners. This yacht is equipped with all of the available exterior options including, bow thruster, electric winch package, electric windlass and Extendo boom (for lifting a dingy out of the water and onto the aft deck). The hard bimini top with enclosure creates a weather and bug proof outdoor living space. All sail control lines run to the cockpit, for ease of handling, with the knot, wind and depth instruments mounted above the companionway and the radar/ chart plotter mounted at the helm.  All running rigging replaced early 2018.  Also, you will note the custom teak and Plexiglas café style doors; drop-in companionway boards are still aboard as well. 

When entering the bright airy Salon your first impression is how spacious this area is. The combination of the light colored cushions, 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. If extra space is needed, to accommodate additional overnight guests, the port settee pulls out and converts to a double berth. The cushions are covered with an off-white ultra-leather and the cabin soles are solid teak and oak (not veneer) providing a striking contrast.  

The Navigation Station is aft of the salon on the port side.  It features a high-back swivel seat and a desk with storage tray. The nav station houses the AC/DC panel, electronics, and a wet hanging locker.

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) refrigerator/freezers, each with separate compressors and 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 LPG stove w/oven and broiler has sealed burners for easy cleaning, as well as a retracting door to prevent tipping when gimballed. On the inboard island is plenty of open counter space. To finish this area there is a deep double bowl sink, fresh water hand pump, and a custom storage cabinet for additional items. The countertops are beautifully finished with a one-piece molded 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. SeaSalt also features a custom-built trash container, complete with a solid acrylic top to match the rest of the galley countertops. 

Moving aft you enter the Owner's Stateroom. The focal point of this cabin is a queen-sized island berth with an upholstered, memory foam mattress. Again this is a very bright and airy cabin with lots of headroom. There are (6) opening ports and a large overhead hatch to provide both natural ventilation and light. On the starboard side is a built-in chair 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 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, 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 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 shower stall has a bi-fold acrylic door and a teak seat. 

The Third Cabin is the most functional space on the boat. It has a large counter-top, washer/dryer combo, icemaker and plenty of storage for spares and supplies. 

Deck, Exterior, Rigging & Sails
  • Cutter rig with furling mainsail, staysail, and 110% genoa
  • Bottom painted in May of 2017
  • 2017 Mack main
  • 2016 Mack staysail
  • Original genoa
  • Custom mast modified to 63' for added peace of mind on the ICW
  • 14 over-size stays support mast
  • Hoyt self-tacking boom for staysail
  • Staysail sheet led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar Ocean Series 48CST winch.
  • Harkin head-sail furling units with furling lines led to cockpit cleats.
  • Two (2) electric primary winches (Lewmar Ocean Series 64CST, 2-speed) 
  • Electric mainsheet winch (Lewmar Ocean Series 48CST)
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Custom hardtop with full enclosure and screens
  • Custom stainless steel Arch with all the toys
  • Two 345 watt solar panels mounted on arch
  • Six (6) person liferaft, serviced in 2015
  • 2014 AB Dinghy (10AC) 
  • 2009 Yamaha 15 HP 2-stroke engine
  • Dinghy davits mounted on arch
  • Engine lift on arch
  • Outboard engine storage
  • Rod holders
  • Cockpit lighting
  • Lewmar folding wheel
  • Swim ladder
  • Lighthouse 12V windlass
  • Freshwater deck wash down (bow and stern)
  • Factory Extendo-boom
  • Hot and cold shower
  • 2017 Exterior brightwork refinished
  • 2017 Non-skid added to hard-top
  • 2017 Replaced front windshield of the dodger
  • 2017 Detailed and waxed
  • 2018 All Running Rigging Replaced
Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical

Helm Electronics:

  • Raymarine ST60 Wind, Speed, and Depth
  • Raymarine I70 Multi
  • Raymarine Autopilot with wireless remote
  • Furuno Net 3D MDS 12" Display for Radar/plotter
  • Furuno Radar 
  • DSR Fishfinder
  • Icom 504 VHF
  • Rudder angle indicator

Lower Navigation Station Electronics:

  • Furuno MSD 12" display for Radar/Plotter
  • Furuno 4KW radar antenna dome
  • Furuno FA Class A AIS Transceiver
  • Icom M604 VHF
  • Icom M802 Sideband Radio
  • Sat Weather Receiver


  • 50AMP and 30AMP shore power connectors, bow and stern
  • Shore power aft/forward selector switch
  • 9KW Onan generator w/remote starter and excellent access from all sides (approximately 684 hours)
  • Xantrex 3000 Inverter/charger
  • Dual 345 watt solar panels on arch
  • Balmar 110AMP engine alternator w/extra wide serpentine belt
  • 12V Auto-pilot Mamba drive unit
  • Transfer switch from shore power to generator
  • Battery selector switches
  • Battery monitors
  • 11Gal hot water heater
  • Five (5) group 31 batteries supply 1200 house amp/hours
  • 2016 New generator, bow thruster, and windlass batteries


  • Side power 7HP bow thruster w/high thrust propellors
  • FCI Aquamiser 25GPH water maker with remote panel
  • Three Cruise-Air marine air conditioning/reverse-cycle heat units
  • Oil changing system
  • Tank tender
  • Icemaker
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Heavy-duty Rule bilge pumps with high water alarm
  • 2014 New shaft

Owners tools, dive tanks, barometer, sat phone and personal items.