2004 Island Packet 485

  • 48 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Portsmouth, RI, US

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2004 Island Packet 485





The newest available IP 485 on the east coast, and arguably the finest on the market. With a stunning flag blue hull, being extremely well equipped and having had numerous updates, this is now the best opportunity to purchase a cruising icon that's in the water and ready to go south. 

Two owner boat, carefully and lovingly maintained and improved by CG captain. Never chartered.  Rare Flag Blue Awlgrip.

The Island Packet 485 remains the "flagship" of the Island Packet line and "Va Bene" is an exceptional example of this highly sought after world cruiser.

Like all IP 485'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.  Two master suites w/ensuite heads (separate toilet and shower configuration). Spacious forward and aft cabins with high-end wood joinery and a multi-use third cabin with two bunks, plus a lavish navigation center are some of the many features that set this Island Packet 485 apart from the competition. 

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

Brokers Note: I sold this boat to the current owner in 2016 and thought it was outstanding then, and now with the upgrades it is arguably the best 485 available!



Basic Information

Island Packet
Portsmouth, RI, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
4389 RF
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Dimensions & Weight

48 ft - 14.63 meter
51 ft 7 in - 15.72 meter
15 ft 4 in - 4.67 meter
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100 (Individual), 100 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
60 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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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, sea keeping, 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 IP485 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 teak interior is finished in satin varnish with two tables in the salon. Large cabins create great comfort. A large walk-through galley is a cook's dream. There is a great navigation station to port with a large Recaro captain's chair.

Builders' Comments:

Below, you'll be immediately impressed with 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 double bunk 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 add, if so desired 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. 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 gasket 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 beverages and food.

  • Oven - 3 burner Force 10 gimbaled stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Marine Air air conditioning - 4 individual units

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  with a double island berth.and head.  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. Both luxurious Heads feature vanities with solid acrylic countertops, separate shower stalls with seats, folding acrylic doors, and standard VacuFlush® heads.

2016 Custom HMC 7 1/2 inch queen mattress, mattress pad & sheets in aft master.

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.

SAILS & RIGGING:The cutter rig provides lots of power and roller furlers on the main (in mast), genoa and stay sail, allowing easy " get out and sail" times.  Electric winches on the primaries  and secondaries prove ease in rolling out sails and trimming.  Sparcraft  furling aluminum mast with Sparcraft boom and 1x19 SS standing rigging.  A genoa and stay sail on a Hoyt self tacking with manual roller furling.  All sails are controlled from the cockpit.  

  • 2016 New Mack Sails (main, jib and staysail) installed Dec.  2016
  • Harken winches
  • Electric Primary 2x 64 CST
  • Electric Secondary 2x 48 CST
  • Halyard 2x 16 C
  • 1x 30 CSX
  • New running rigging
  • New forward halyard
  • Truck mounted 2x 48 CST


2019 Raymarine AxiomPro 12

2019 Quantum Radar

2017 40" Sharp Flat screen TV (Direct TV receiver installed, but not in use)

2016 i70 Instruments - cluster of 3

2016 AIS (transmit and receiver)

Depth sounder

Log - speedometer

Wind, Speed & Direction

TV antenna for local channels installed 2016

2 ea Clarion AM/FM/CD

Cockpit speakers

Interior surround sound speakers 

Icom M802 SSB)

Raymarine repeater via BlueTooth iPad

Plotter - Raymarine at helm & Nav

Autopilot 6001

Ritchie compass


VHF Icom M402 w/Ram Mic


Generator 9 KW - Onan Genset - 2108 hours

M.V. 2000 watt Inverter

2016 Electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pump

Shore power inlet - 2019 50 amp cord

2019 Hot water heater (11 gal)

Fresh water maker - Sea Recovery

Balmar 110 amp alternator & regulator (2016)

40 MHZ GPS equipped  EPIRB  (battery exp 2014)

2019 - 2 new Lifeline start batteries (2700T)

12 Volt Switch panel w/breakers

  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 2 Lifeline 27 batteries - windlass & bow thruster (2016)
  • 4 Lifeline 27 House batteries
  • 2 Lifeline 27 Engine start battery
  • 110 amp Alternator

120 Volt Switch Panel Breaker

  • Volt & Amp meter
  • 50 amp & 30 amp inlet


  • 2019 Water heater
  • Balmar 110 amp alternator
  • 2016 Balmar regulator
  • Reverso Oil Changing System - engine & generator
  • 3 12 K BTU Marine Air Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Side Power 8 HP Bow Thruster w/Sep Group 27 battery
  • Series Tank Systems - monitors water, holding, battery
  • Fuel Tank Gauge
  • Max Prop 21: x 16" 3 bladed prop w/1 1/2" SS Shaft
  • 2017  Dripless Shaft Seal


The large aft deck is perfect for sunbathing and impromptu dining, and large enough to accommodate a dinghy up to 10ft - which can be easily hoisted aboard with a 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 fore deck and plentiful cabin top handrails provide security on deck.

  • Many new updated lines
  • Muir Cheetah Electric Winch with chain and rope drum
  • Separate GRP 27 AG Battery
  • 60 lb Simpson Lawrence Delta SS Plow Anchor
  • Guardian anchor, chain & braided line
  • 4 fenders
  • 2016 Sunbrella dodger, bimini, side curtains
  • 2019 - 5 navy 3/4 inch dock lines + 5 extra
  • LifeSling
  • M.O.M. 8A module
  • Horseshoe  Life ring
  • Swim ladder
  • Fresh Water wash down
  • Spreader lights and fore deck lights
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Valise 4 pk type 11 PFDs
  • Viking 6 person RescYou life raft in valise
  • 2 tethers
  • 4 Fire extinguishers
  • Many duplicate parts/spares 


Marine Air 

Forward: CSD 12K w/12FD/1

Salon Port: CSD 12K w/VDC 12k

Salon Stbd: CSD 12K w/VDC 12k

Aft: CSD 12K w/E12FD/1

Pumps P-100

Controls DX

4 Units port & stbd


Achilles FX300 RIB w/Tohatsu 9.8 4 stroke

2018 - 2 folding bikes

Personal effects not included


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.

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