2003 52' Island Packet 485

Rock Hall, MD

Priva Sea V

Island Packet 485 Priva Sea V

is a beautiful vessel resonating with the renowned qualities and features of Island Packet's flagship along with the conscious care and improvements by her first and current owners.

Priva Sea V is outfitted for serious offshore cruising and circumnavigation, but due to health reasons is being offered for sale.

Along with her standard appointments, you will enjoy her vast inventory of new components, upgrades and equipment.  She is in excellent condition, sparkling clean and ready for your long range cruising and liveaboard ambitions.

Make an appointment today to see Priva Sea V.  You'll see why she is simply the best Island Packet 485 and cruising vessel on the market. 


  • Model485
  • Model Year2003
  • DesignerBob Johnson
  • LOA51.58 ft
  • Beam15.33 ft
  • Dry Weight39,000 lb
  • Engines Total Power100 hp
  • Number of Engines1
  • Engine BrandYanmar
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power100 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks300 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks300 gallon
About The Beautiful Island Packet 485

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.  

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 Ultraleather covered 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.  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.  If extra bunks are needed to accommodate additional overnight guests, the port settee pulls out and converts to a double berth. The cabin sole is solid teak and ash tongue-and-groove flooring, and three air conditioning units that provide climate control for anywhere in the world.  

The Navigation Station is aft of the salon on the port side.  It features a NEW 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 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 ENO LPG stove w/oven and broiler is a custom installation; with sealed burners for easy cleaning, and an efficient broiler.  On the inboard island is plenty of open counter space with a deep, double bowl sink, hand pump, new faucets 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.  A Forli Sleep System was added in 2020.  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 Raritan Elegance Electric head, 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/Day 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 Raritan Elegance 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 currently set up with bunk bed and it can be used this an office space or sleeping cabin,.  A hanging locker and under bunk storage add to this area.  There is a NEW washer/dryer in this cabin within a cabinet.

Hull & Deck
  • Kato Arch (2019)
  • Maxwell 3500 Windlass (new motor and solenoid 2020)
  • New Rocna 88 anchor
  • New 7/16 300' chain and 2 X 200' line
  • Viking 8 Person Life Raft (2018)
  • Hard Bottom West Marine 11.5" Inflatable (2018) with 15 HP outboard 
  • Electric primary winches
  • Integral stern platform with twin set of molded steps, swim ladder and emergency boarding ladder with pull strap
  • Deep seat locker in cockpit suitable for life raft storage
  • Large aft deck with room for stowage
  • Bottom Paint (2020)
Electronics, Navigation, Audio & Entertainment
  • Mamba Autopilot Drive (original with one extra new as a spare unit)

New Raymarine Electronics Installed Since 2019 :

  • Autopilot Control Unit ACU400
  • Evolution EV-1 SensorCore
  • Autopilot Controller (at stern and nav table)
  • HS 5 Sea Talk network switch
  • Chart Plotter ES 127 (two: one at stern, the other at nav table)
  • i70s Multifunction Instruments at stern
  • Card Reader + USB at nav table
  • i60 Wind Instrument
  • i50 Depth and Speed instruments
  • AIS 700 Class B transceiver
  • Quantum 2 Radar
  • Icom M506 VHF radio with stern station (2020)
  • 40" Flat Screen TV with Glomex antenna with separate 300W silence inverter (2019)
  • Sonihull NRG Marine Ultrasonic bottom painting protection (2019)
  • WIFI booster (2021) 
Electrical & Mechanical
  • Maspower MP8M Generator (2000 Hours)
  • Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle Heat (3 units)
  • Sunpower 1500W Solar panels with (3) Victron Smart Solar Bluetooth MPPT Solar Charge Controllers (2019).  One reason for this installation is to eliminate a need for propane while long term and offshore cruising 
  • (2) 30 AMP Shore Power with 50' cords
  • 50 AMP service and cord
  • Balmar SG 200 Battery monitor (2020)
  • Xantrex Freedom XC PRO 3000 W inverter/charger with Bluetooth ( 2021)
  • Balmar AT170 Alternator (2020)
  • Victron Battery Islolator (2021)
  • AGM Batteries :  1200 AH house bank, 240 AH windlass and bow thruster, 120 AH engine and 120 AH generator (2019)
  • Sound-Stop Foam installed in Engine compartment (2019)
  • Fuel polishing system (2019)
  • All LED lighting
  • High Back Swivel Seat at Nav Station (2021)
  • New washer-dryer in third cabin (2019)
  • Raritan Elegance Electric Toilets with Bluetooth Control Unit (2020)
  • Dometic TW-Series Macerator with Discharge Pump (2020)
  • Sanitation House (2020)
  • Water transfer hose from water tank to toilet fresh water tank (2020)
  • New fresh water pump with accumulator (2020)
  • New faucets in galley and heads (2020)
  • Spectra Newport 400 Watermaker (2020)
Sails, Rigging & Canvas
  • Cutter rig
  • In the mast furling mainsail
  • Furling jib and staysail
  • Boom vang
  • Reinforced staysail (reinforced in 2020)
  • Quantum Mainsail and Jib with taffeta double side layers (2019, lightly used)
  • Standing Rigging (2018)
  • Running Rigging (2018)
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Pedestal cover
  • Winch covers
  • Hatch covers
Mast Replacement

In 2002, Island Packet Hull #1, Dancing in the Dark, was initially sold and commissioned new in Rock Hall, MD by Ed Kurowski and his team at Gratitude Yachting Center.  Out of the box, the boat departed the Chesapeake and took on the Caribbean 1500 and placed second in her class. You may read the Cruising World article by following this link:


She remained South and in 2017, she was blown off her jack stands in the BVI's during Hurricane Irma.  As a result, her mast was broken in half.  Her current owner purchased her from the original owners, David and Sally Heaphy.  

In 2018, the current owner renamed her Priva Sea V and brought her to Rock Hall on her own bottom and without a mast. Island Packet sent a new mast and standing and running rigging to Gratitude Marina in Rock Hall, MD.  The mast, standing and running rigging were replaced at that time.

Cruising Grounds and Ports of Call
  • Atlantic Coast
  • Bahamas
  • BVI's
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Key West
  • Long Island Sound
  • New York 
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Tampa
Manufacturer Provided Description

The Island Packet 485 builds on the exemplary qualities that have made Island Packet yachts respected and admired around the world. Naval architect Bob Johnson created the IP485 by combining the superior comfort, ease of use, seakeeping and safety that have always been the foundation of the Island Packet concept, along with the innovative features and stunning good looks that will again set benchmarks for the cruising sailor.

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 NEW 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. A new washer and dryer is installed in this cabin.

Both luxurious heads feature vanities with solid acrylic countertops, separate shower stalls with seats, folding acrylic doors and owner installed Raritan Elegance electric 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.

Contact Ed Kurowski

Cell Phone : 443-480-3616 or EMail: ed@sjyachts.com

About Ed Kurowski : I have worked in the yacht sales industry for 35 years and have handled national and international transactions for new builds, imports, new and brokerage vessels while leading an award winning sales and service team. My years and experiences have provided me with a solid background in negotiations, customer service, technical advice, outfitting solutions, financial recommendations and insurance referrals with a life long commitment to my customers.

My enthusiasm for yachting aboard quality cruising boats and logging over 40,000 sea miles translates into an approach that will help you select and equip your boat for comfortable and safe ownership and voyages.

I have the ability to perform for my clients who share the same high standards and desires that I do. I treat you, your vessel and transaction in the way that you deserve in a timely, conscientious, consistent and exacting manner.

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