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2003 Island Packet 420

Southport, North Carolina


Aurora is One in a Million!

 A Great Deal on a Beautiful IP 420 that looks like NEW!

Aurora is a real beauty! From her gleaming decks to her immaculate interior she is in superior condition. Her owners have maintained her to the highest standards and she is EXTREMELY well equipped including ALL NEW Electronics in 2011 and NEW Systems & Equipment installed 2014-2016! Normally you'd only expect to find a boat of this quality at a boat show. This boat is READY for cruising. There are no boats produced now or in the past with the storage and tankage that this boat has. The perfect blue water cruiser!

Please have a look at the full specifications and then give us a call.  Aurora will not disappoint you!

$30,000+  Recent Upgrade and Renovation Projects =

Added Value + Extended Years of Safe Cruising to Come!


Basic Boat Info

Price: $299,900
Boat Name: Aurora
Make: Island Packet
Model: 420
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Island Packet
Designer: Bob Johnson
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TDL42085A303
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42.0 ft
Length Overall: 44.58 ft
Waterline Length: 37.33 ft
Beam: 14.25 ft
Max Draft: 5.0 ft
Displacement: 30,000.0 lb
Bridge Clearance: 59.0 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.42 ft
Ballast: 12,000.0 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3-TE-98
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Engine Hours: 1646


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 160.0 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 250.0 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60.0 gal


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cutter, Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Ed Whiteaker
EMAIL: PHONE: 941-704-4698 We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance - please call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Whiteaker Yacht Sales


Whiteaker Yacht Sales
1035 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, Florida, US, 34221
Tel:941-776-0616 or 941-704-4698


Aurora offers a blend of live-aboard comfort and practical cruising features. She delivers the best accommodations of any yacht in this size range.

Excellent light and ventilation are achieved with 15 opening/screened portlights and 8 screened deck hatches plus 5 ventilation fans and 3 air conditioning units for added comfort.  As with all Island Packets, storage is amazing!

Starting forward is a large, divided anchor locker with interior access through a tall door in the forward head. This locker has separate storage compartments for two anchor rodes, fenders and spare dock lines.

The forward head features a separate shower stall with acrylic door, a S/S sink with vanity and mirror, a marine toilet, several lockers and drawers. Excellent ventilation is achieved through an overhead hatch, opening portlights and circulation fan. A seat bench is installed for comfort and safety while using the shower.

The forward master stateroom is a true delight occupying the entire beam of the yacht. It can be closed-off from the rest of the cabin providing a private and inviting retreat. The large “island berth” is offset from the hull providing easy access from three sides. The aft section of the berth top is mounted on gas support struts and lifts to reveal a large blanket chest and compartments that go down three levels. Drawers, cabinets, storage bins and a deep, cedar-lined hanging locker provide excellent protection for hanging garments. A dressing seat covered in Ultra Leather to port finishes this impressive stateroom. Excellent ventilation/circulation is achieved through overheads hatches, portlights and Hella fan. Hidden Compartments are available for valuables.

Next aft is the main salon featuring Island Packet's signature bulkhead mounted fold-up table. As the table is lowered, a built-in teak bottle and glass rack is revealed. The table folds out a second time to accommodate a large group. The starboard settee pulls out to provide a double berth increasing sleeping accommodations to seven. There is abundant storage both behind and beneath both settees including an extra large chart drawer. Settee seats and back rests are covered in Ultra Leather. Multiple overhead hatches, port lights and Hella fans are placed throughout the salon.

Starboard aft in the salon is the dedicated navigation station with an electrically powered swing-out seat, large hinged chart table, and well designed electrical/control panel. In this area, as well as throughout the entire yacht, you'll find beautiful handcrafted cabinetry and joiner work in varnished teak.

The galley, immediately to starboard of the companionway, features double S/S sinks, a 3 burner propane stove with oven, microwave, generous wrap-around fiddled counter space, large capacity refrigerator and freezer, and abundant cabinets, shelves, built-in dish/glass racks, and drawers.

To port is the aft head with entry from the salon or aft stateroom. It features shower with wrap-around curtain and folding teak seat, vanity with S/S sink, teak framed mirror, and marine toilet. This head is also well ventilated with an overhead hatch and portlight.

The aft stateroom is extremely comfortable and features a large Pullman-style athwartships berth, large cedar-lined locker, numerous drawers and bins, a custom bookshelf and lots of ventilation with screened hatch, portlights and fan. Compartments under mattress provide additional storage and engine/transmission access.

Renovation Project (2014-2016)

NEW Systems and Equipment:

  • PYI Dripless Shaft Seal (2016)
  • Seaward 1200 S/S 11 gal. Water Heater (2014)
  • Xantrex PROsine 2.0 Inverter/Charger (2kw continuous & 4.5kw surge) + Rectifier/Diode (2014)
  • Sidepower Bow Thruster Motor (2014)
  • Bow Thruster Props Upgraded to Five-Blade Version (2016)
  • Engine Tachometer (2014)
  • Bottom and Rudder Painted with Two Coats Seahawk Cukote Black Paint (2015)
  • Prop and Shaft Painted with Pettit Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier (2016)
  • Bilge Pump Installation Modified For Removal/Service (2015)
  • Isinglass Sight Panel with Cover Installed in Bimini Top to View Windex/Rigging and Top of Mast (2015)
  • Davis Windex 15 Wind Indicator 3150 15” Vane with Bird Spike

Equipment Upgrades and Replacements:

  • NEW Four Group 27 AGM House Batteries (2014)
  • New Cutlass Bearing (2016)
  • Aluminum Anodes Installed Forward and Aft (2016)
  • Diesel Engine Exhaust Hose Replaced (2014)
  • Cockpit Scupper Hoses Replaced (2014)
  • NEW Exhaust, Cooling and Drain Hoses on AC Generator (2015 and 2016)
  • NEW 3/8” G4 Chain and 3/4” Three-Strand Nylon Line for Both Anchor Rodes (2015)
  • NEW 3/8” G4 Gypsy on Windlass (2016)
  • NEW Hella 12-Volt Fans in Salon (1) and Forward Head (1) in 2016
  • NEW Kidde FC 10 Fire Extinguishers (3 in 2015)
  • Forestay Harken Furler Drum (2015)

Items Refinishing and Refurbishments

  • Topside Teak Refinished (2016)
  • 3 Grades of Sanding to Bare Wood
  • 3 Coats CETOL Marine
  • 2 Coats CETOL Gloss
  • S/S Strikers on Cap Rail Refurbished (2016)
  • Rails Removed, Cleaned, Polished and Waxed
  • Replaced with S/S Screws Bedded in 3M 4200 Sealant
  • Nissan Outboard Motor Maintenance Including New Plugs (2015)
  • Hull and Topside Compounded and Polished (2016)
  • Safety Inspection and Tuning of All Rigging, Mast/Boom and Furlers (2015)
  • Waste Management System Complete Clean-out (2014)
  • Whale Manual Bilge Pump in Cockpit Rebuilt (2014)
  • Forestay Stem Head Removed/Replaced with NEW S/S Bolts and Bedded in Boatlife Sealant
  • Diesel Engine Aligned Properly with Stem Tube and Set Correctly On Mounts


Aurora Extras

Safety Package

  • Orion Deluxe Alert/Locate Signal Kit in Water Resistant Canister:
  • Hand-Held Marine Signal Flares (4)
  • Aerial Signal Flares (4) with Launcher
  • Whistle
  • Strobe Light
  • Distress Flag
  • Chem. Lightstick
  • Signal Mirror
  • Extra Hand-Held Marine Signal Flares (4) (back-up)
  • Double Topside Lifelines with Side Gates
  • LifeSling Personal Flotation Device, Type IV/Foam Filled on Polypropylene Line (1)
  • Lifeguard Inflatable Life Raft 5-Person (needs certification)

Crew Safety Gear:

  • Waist Safety Belts (2)
  • Chest/Shoulder Harnesses (2)
  • Tethers (3)
  • Jack Line (1)
  • Canvas Bosun’s Chair (1)
  • Marine Technology CO2 Alarm 12v (wired in)
  • Emergency Antenna (never used)
  • Kidde FC 10 Fire Extinguishers (3 NEW in 2015)
  • Air Horn
  • Wooden Plugs 6-Pieces Set to Handle Emergency Leaks

Misc. Extras:

  • Hull Protection Afforded by Cap Rail Extension Outboard with S/S Striker Rail and Dedicated Rub Rail with S/S Striker Lower on Hull
  • Dahon Folding Compact Bicycles (2) w/storage bags
  • Light Tan Ultra Leather Settee Upholstery in Salon and Master Berth
  • Zarcor Custom Portlight Peek-A-Boo Shades (15) and Spare Parts
  • Glebe Creek Custom Teak Hinged Hatch Screens (8)
  • Companionway Zippered Screen (Rolls-up for Storage)
  • Custom Queen Mattresses AND 3” Foam Cushions in Master and Aft Staterooms with Water-Proof Covers
  • Custom Queen Sheet Sets Include Fitted/Flat/Pillow Cases for Master and Aft Staterooms
  • Custom Queen Mattress Pads (2)
  • Queen Comforters (2) and two Sets of Pillow Shams with Pillows
  • Three Sets of Bath/Hand Towels
  • Companionway Drop Boards With Padlock and Custom Leather Storage Sleeves
  • Canvas Snap-on Weather Covers for Teak Companionway and Helm Seat
  • AB 3-Chamber Inflatable Dinghy 10 ft Length with Hard Bottom, Double Hull, Bow Locker, NAV Lights, Oars, Seat, Telescoping Tiller (Pulley Blocks and Cockpit Winches to Lift Dinghy)
  • Dinghy Cover (never used)
  • Dinghy Inflation Pump and Repair Kit
  • Nissan 8HP Outboard (1997) with NEW Spark Plugs (2015)  Serviced Fall 2015: Compression, Ignition, Fuel Filter and Operation Checked Good
  • Outboard Motor Teak Hanging Bracket
  • Brass Clock in Salon (Battery Powered)
  • Foul Weather Gear Jackets (2) and Bib Pants
  • Magma Self-Lighting Gas Grill with Propane Bottles (3) and Cover
  • Folding Deck Chairs (2)
  • Repair/Maintenance Kit
  • Tools: wrenches, screw drivers, pliers, etc.
  • Pumps – Manual and Electric for Air, Oil and Water
  • Spare Parts: Filters, Impellers, Fuses, Shackles, Pins, Clamps, Patches, Anodes, etc.
  • Cleaning Products, Adhesives and Lubricants for Diesel Motor, Windlass, Winches, Toilets, and Other Equipment
  • Hidden Compartments for Valuables
  • All Design and Equipment Manuals Onboard
Galley Details
  • Adler-Barbour Refrigerator/Freezer (Deep Dual Compartments-Two Compressors), Lighted, Electric Drain and Digital LED Temp Control Panel
  • Gimbaled 3-Burner Force 10 Stove/Oven with Counter-Top Cover
  • Pot Holders for Stove-Top Safety
  • Two 10lb Aluminum Propane Tanks in Deck Storage Locker
  • Origo Microwave Oven
  • Large Wrap Around Counter w/Sea Rails on All Edges
  • Double S/S Sink
  • Pressure Water
  • Water Heater
  • Manual Pump & Retractable Spray Unit
  • Roll-Away Trash Bin
  • Deluxe Teak Dish Rack & Cutlery Drawers
  • Storage Compartments Above & Below Counters
  • Deep Storage Drawers (3)
  • GFI Outlet
  • Simrad NSS7 Touch Screen Multifunction Display at NAV Station
  • Simrad NSS8 Multifunction Display at Helm
  • Simrad GS-15 GPS Antenna
  • Seatalk to NMEA 0183 Converter
  • Simrad 3G Broadband Radar
  • Simrad Autopilot with RC42 Compass
  • Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF Radio with Mic at NAV Station PLUS Remote Station/Mic at Helm
  • Standard Horizon Ram3 Mic at Helm
  • Shakespear Mariner 4200 3' VHF Antenna
  • Simrad IS20 Multi function Display & Transducer (includes Depth, Speed, Temp & Log)
  • Simrad IS20 Wind Instrument & Wind Vane Transducer
  • Ritchie Compass at Helm
  • Autohelm ST60 Tridata Autopilot with Transducers
  • Panasonic 15" TV/DVD with External Bose Speakers
  • Panasonic DVD/CD Player
  • Fusion MS-CD600g Stereo System with Integrated IPOD
  • MTX Power Amplifier
  • Alpine Salon Speakers (4)
  • MA-6900 Cockpit Speakers (2)
  • Phone & Cable TV Connection at Bow
  • Twin 30 amp Electrical Service
  • 30 amp Power Cables (4), and 50 amp Splitters (2)
  • MasterVolt Whisper 3500 Generator 3,600 rpm in Sound Shield Enclosure (199 hr)
  • MasterVolt AC Generator Remote Panel in Galley
  • Group 27 AGM House Battery Bank (4 new in 2014)
  • Group 24 Marine Engine Start Battery (1000 mca)
  • Electrical Panel AC Volt/Amp/Test Meter for Bus A & B, and DC Volt /Amp Meter plus Battery Test
  • Xantrex PROsine Inverter/Charger 2,000 watt (new in 2014)
  • Charles 5000 Series Battery Charger (disconnected; available for backup)
  • MasterVolt Masterlink Battery Monitor BTM-III
  • Balmar High-Output Alternator
  • 12V Outlets at Nav Station and Helm
  • Ample Bulkhead and Overhead Mounted Lighting
  • Yanmar 75HP Diesel Exhaust Riser and Gasket Replaced 12/2012
  • Fuel Primer Pump
  • Engine Access On Four Sides from Salon (3) and Aft Berth (1)
  • Sidepower Bow Thruster Motor (2014) with Joy Stick at Helm
  • CruiseAir A/C Units (three units) with Dehumidifying Cycle
  • Raritan Manual Marine Toilets (2)
  • Electric Macerator Pump
  • Electric Bilge Pump with Float Switch (Installation Improved for Access/Maintenance 2015)
  • Portable Electric Heater
  • Hella Circulation Fans (5)
  • Portable Fans (2)
  • Tempo Oil Change System (New, Never Used)
  • Manual Oil Change Pump
  • Seaward 1200 S/S 11 gal Water Heater (new in 2014)
Deck and Cockpit


  • Lofrans Kobra 1000 Dual Windlass with New Gypsy for 3/8” G4 Chain and Drum for Line Rode - Foot Controls at Bow
  • Two Anchors with Chain/Line Rode (new in 2015) with Snubbers (3)
  • 55# Delta Force Anchor with 150' of 3/8” G4 Chain and 150’ of 3/4” 3-Strand Nylon Line
  • 44# Delta Force Anchor with 150' of 3/8” G4 Chain and 150’ of 3/4” 3-Strand Nylon Line
  • Danforth 44# Alternate Anchor
  • Raw Water Anchor Washdown with Quick Connect Fitting, Hose and Nozzle On Bow
  • Shoreside Water Connection on Bow
  • S/S Mast Pulpits (Port and Starboard)
  • S/S Funnels (3)
  • Dorades (3) with Storm Caps and S/S Grab Rails
  • S/S Strikers Mounted on Cap Rail (Guard Against Line Wear)
  • Swim Platform and S/S Fold-Down Boarding Ladder
  • KATO Davits with 6-1 Blocks, Flag Pole Holder, Two Additional Cleats Each Side PLUS Stabilizer Bar
  • Inflatable Fenders (7) and Fender Board
  • Lines include Dock Lines and Spring Lines PLUS Handy Billies, Spinnaker Sheets and Several Spare Lines
  • Boat Hooks (3)
  • Island Packet S/S Step Plates Port and Starboard
  • Large and Small Breeze Booster Air Scoops for Added Ventilation


  • Fully Enclosed Cockpit
  • Tall-Version 3-Panel Dodger Upgraded to 80G Lexan Glass
  • Dodger Sun Covers for Lexan Glass Panels
  • Connector Panel Between Dodger and Bimini
  • Bimini with 40G Roll-up Isinglass Panels
  • Exterior Grab Rails on Dodger
  • Aft Welded Interior Handrail on Dodger
  • Sunbrella Covers for Hatches (8), Helm Seat, Companionway & Winches (7) 
  • Teak Helm Seat with Seat Cushion and Back Rest
  • Stern Lifeline Gate with Quick Release
  • Floating Cockpit and Helm Seat Cushions PLUS Stern Rail Seat and Back Cushions
  • Cockpit Teak Fold-Out Table with Extension
  • Hot/Cold Cockpit Shower Station
  • Built-In Line Bins in Cockpit Coaming with Teak Covers and S/S Wear Guards
  • Padeyes (4) for Cockpit Lanyards/Harnesses
  • S/S Helm Wheel with Leather Cover
Sails and Rigging
  • Cutter Rig with Quantum Sails
  • Aluminum Keel Stepped 59' Mast
  • Tri-color Masthead Light with Switch on Electric Panel at NAV Station
  • Windex at Mast Head with Bird Spike (NEW in 2015)
  • In-Mast Furling Mainsail (new in 2006)
  • 110% Genoa on Harken Furler (NEW Furler Drum in 2015)
  • Sun Covers on Head Sails
  • Storage Bags for Genoa, Staysail and Mainsail
  • Staysail on Harken Furler
  • Hoyt Boom for Staysail
  • Mast-Mounted Telescoping Whisker Pole
  • Spinnaker Sheets (2)
  • Snatch Blocks (2)
  • All Lines Lead to Cockpit
  • Lewmar Ocean Series 54CST Jib Sheet Winches (2)
  • Lewmar Ocean Series 16CST Secondary Winches (2)
  • Lewmar 16CST Staysail Winch
  • Lewmar 24C Jib Halyard Winch 
  • Lewmar Mainsail 24C Winch
Broker Comments

The Island Packet 420 has been one of Island Packets most successful models. The 420 won the award for "Best Full Size Cruiser" in the 2000 Boat of the Year competition conducted by Cruising World Magazine as was one of the best selling models ever produced by Island Packet Yachts. Today, models like “Aurora" are in great demand. Aurora’s owners are very conscientious about their maintenance routine and it shows. She has been consistently upgraded including all new electronics in 2011. New equipment, equipment upgrades, and extensive plumbing replacements have taken place over the last 2 ½ years.  This is definitely one you should see before you buy.


Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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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