2005 52' Island Packet 485

Oriental, NC


This truly is a rare example of the much sought-after Island Packet 485.  A nicely used, two-owner boat that is very well equipped for blue water cruising.  With many nice upgrades since new, including a Kato arch complete with solar panels, wind generator and stereo speakers, this IP485 has been beautifully maintained and is ready to fulfill your
long distance cruising dreams.  


Like all IP485's, this yacht 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 “Extendo-Boom” option.  With the push of a button, your dingy is out of the water and swung on deck.  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 an office desk, swing-out stool and bunk conversion option, plus a navigation center worthy of the Starship Enterprise are some of the many features that set this Island Packet 485 apart from the competition. 

This Island Packet is very well equipped, mechanically well maintained, and ready to continue delivering cruising memories to a couple or family ready to expand their horizons.



  • BuilderTraditional Watercraft, Inc.
  • Model485
  • Model Year2005
  • DesignerBob Johnson
  • LOA52.17 ft
  • Beam15.33 ft
  • Minimum Draft5.25 ft
  • Dry Weight44,150 lb
  • Engines Total Power110 hp
  • Number of Engines1
  • Engine BrandYanmar
  • Engine Model4JH3-HTE
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power110 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks300 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks300 gallon
  • Holding Tanks60 gallon

This yacht is equipped with all of the available factory exterior options including bow thruster, electric Harken winch package, Extendo-boom (for lifting a dingy out of the water and onto the aft deck?), polished SS Dorade vents, and rubrail.  The new (2017) bimini/dodger combo has full enclosure panels and the cockpit cushions have open cell backrests for comfort at anchor.  A custom Kato arch has davits and engine hoist built in and serves as home for the wind generator, solar panels, antennas and stereo speakers.

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.   

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.  Two smaller "wine and cheese" tables sit on posts on either side of the saloon which can be easily removed when not needed.  If extra bunks are needed to accommodate additional overnight guests, the port settee pulls out and converts to a double berth. The custom saloon cushions are covered with Ultra-Suede and the cabin soles are teak and holly veneer, providing a striking contrast.  Peek-a-Boo shades are on all ports throughout yacht and custom curtains cover the larger windows.  A total air conditioning package of three units provides plenty of cold air or reverse-cycle heat to the yacht.  Carpet sets cover the solid teak and oak sole while cushion covers protect the tan Ultra Leather main saloon cushions.

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. An E-80 Raymarine MDF dominates the electronics panel alongside the SSB and VHF.

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, microwave oven 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 an upgraded queen-sized island berth.  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 Saloon. 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 countertop and plenty of cabinets and drawers for spares and supplies. A Spendide washer/dryer combo sits under the countertop.

Deck, Rigging and Sails
  • Cutter rig with in-mast furling mainsail (new 2018), staysail, and 110% Yankee (head sails original)
  • Quantum asymmetric spinnaker
  • Hoyt self-tacking boom for staysail
  • Staysail sheet led to cockpit through stoppers to Harken 48E electric winch
  • Harken furling unit on Yankee sail
  • Harken furling unit on staysail with furling line led to cockpit cleats
  • Two (2) electric primary winches (Harken 62-2, 2-speed) 
  • Electric mainsheet winch (Harken 48E)
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Spare main and jib halyards
  • Mast rails
  • Magma grill
  • Custom cockpit canvas dodger/bimini with enclosure panels and aft sunshades (new 2017)
  • Swim ladder
  • Kato arch with stereo speakers, antennas, wind generator, engine lift and davits
  • Achilles dinghy with Nissan 9.9 HP 2-stroke engine
  • Lighthouse 1501 stainless steel horizontal windlass with FX55 Fortress primary anchor and 300' of hI-test chain; secondary anchor Rocna 40# with rope and chain rode
  • Factory Extendo-boom option for lifting the dinghy?
  • Hot and cold stern shower
  • Safety gear, including Life Sling, life jackets, bell, etc.
  • Winslow Global Rescue 6-Person Liferaft
  • Covers for pedestal and hatches and fixed windows
  • Tri-Color mast head light
  • Frisbee TV antenna on mast
Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical


  • ICOM M 802B SSB with ICOM auto-tune antenna tuner
  • Raymarine radar, mast mount
  • Raymarine E-80 MFD displays at helm and nav stations
  • Raymarine AIS 500 Class B transceiver
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine ST-60 knot, depth and AWI in pod above companionway



  • 50AMP and 30AMP shore power connectors
  • MasPower 8kW genset with under 500 hours at time of listing
  • All Ten (10) Batteries G-27 Lifeline AGM's: Dedicated genset starting battery, Dedicated engine start battery; Dedicated pair of batteries for the thruster/windlass, House bank (6) of batteries 
  • Outback inverter (watts?)
  • Charles Marine Isolation Transformer
  • Charles battery charger
  • Kyocera Solar panels (three at 130 watts each) with blue Sky charge regulator
  • KISS wind-powered generator


  • Yanmar 4JH3-HTE 110HP diesel engine with upgraded belt system.  Approx 1510 hours at time of listing
  • Filter Boss fuel filtration system
  • Side power 7HP bow thruster
  • Max-Prop 3-blade feathering prop
  • Python drive on engine shaft
  • Electroscan sanitation system
  • Sea Recovery water maker system
  • Cutom pump allows refilling flush tank from fresh water tanks
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.

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.

S&J Yachts are the mid-Atlantic through Florida dealers for Island Packet Yachts and your source of experts in cruising sailboats, new and used.  With more than 33 years experience with the brand, Bill Bolin is the IP expert.  Call him in Florida at (727) 743-3100 or email bill@sjyachts.com for more information or to make an appointment to see this yacht.