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2008 Island Packet SP Cruiser


YACHT DETAILS: 2008 Island Packet SP Cruiser








Deltaville, VA
$239,000 USD
41 ft
3.67 ft
12.75 ft
58 ft









(1) 215|gallon
(1) 130|gallon

Saydanah is a rare offering of an Island Packet SP Cruiser.  This motor sailer  has really earned its ‘Cruiser’ nomenclature. It is built for comfort at sea, with the best features of a trawler and a sailing vessel incorporated into the design.
The current owner has owned it for 10 years and sailed it in the Bay Of Biscay before crossing the North Atlantic to the USA, via England, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Canada. Saydanah has done the Great Loop, sailed the Caribbean and Bahamas as well as the East Coast of the US from Florida to Canada.  The vessel is on the hard in Deltaville for the winter.

This is an exceptionally comfortable live-aboard cruising boat, with good head-room throughout.  Saydanah has a 2 cabin, 1 head layout with a large galley and an office area.  The salon/pilot house has excellent visibility, thanks to large windows all around.  The galley and living quarters are below decks and forward of the salon. 

The hull is solid fiberglass and with Polycore sandwich decks. A sturdy swim platform with a door into the compact cockpit allow access to the boat.  The side & fore decks can be reached  by stepping up from the cockpit; handholds on the cabin top as well as solid stainless steel railings allow safe movement for the crew.  Forward of the pilot house and aft of the mast is a large seating area/forward cockpit with walk-through from the both side decks. The vessel is sloop rigged, with a Hoyt Boom mounted on the aft end of the bowsprit, for the self-tacking jib. 

The owner of this vessel is extremely detail oriented and made sure the boat was in tip-top condition before setting out on the Transatlantic crossing. Saydanah is extremely safe and secure for the crew and is ready for a trans-ocean crossing or coastal cruising.  

It has the following upgrades and features:

Yanmar Engine w/ 3600 hours
Dometic 3.5K Generator (220V)
Vetus Bowthruster
Hydrovane Windvane
AquaBase Water Maker (10GPH)
Standing rigging replaced (2020)
Victron Energy Isolation transformer (converts 110V-220V/220V-110V)
Victron 1.5KW Inverter
New Lead Calcium Batteries (2023)
1 x 100W Solar panel
Raymarine E120 Chartplotter
Raymarine ST6002 SmartPilot
Raymarine Radar (24NM)
2 x EPIRB’s
2 x MOB Transmitters
Mainsail & Jib (new 2021)
2 x Gennaker Electric sail handling switches at helm & in aft cockpit
Rocna 25KG anchor w/ 60m Chain
2 Spare anchors
Full enclosure for aft cockpit
New Ultraleather Upholstery in salon (2023)
Weaver Dinghy Davits
3D Dinghy (3.2m) (2020)

6HP Yamaha Outboard motor
3.5HP Tohatsu Outboard

…. And a LOT more.

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Step into the Pilot House/Salon through a door, port aft.  Along the lower port side of the pilot house there are battery switches and breakers, as well as storage cabinets forward.  A clear walk way takes one to the stairs that access the forward area of the boat. Large sliding windows down the upper side of the pilot house.

To starboard is the raised dinette with L shaped settee positioned aft and along the side of the hull. The settee has Navy Blue ‘Original Ultraleather’ upholstery (new 2023).  The dining table can fold out to create a larger table and can drop down to create a double berth (filler cushion is on board). Large side windows slide open for ventilation.   Two Captain’s chairs are forward, they swivel and are adjustable. ‘Original Ultraleather’  covered (2023)

The helm is forward & center with instrument panel on the dashboard ahead of it and TV to starboard. The TV functions as an additional Chartplotter display.   Atop the instrument panel are electric control switches for the winches that bring the jib and the mainsail in and out.  The forward windscreens have wipers and the middle window opens outwards for ventilation.

To port of the helm are the steps down the the galley and the ‘living quarters’.  The galley runs along the port hull, with a huge amount of storage and counter space as well as fridge, freezer, stove and microwave.  In the center of the area is an island with sinks, storage and more counter space.  

To starboard of the stairs is a counter, with electrical panels above and storage cabinets below. On the starboard side of that space is a desk with stool, aft of the desk is the guest cabin with 2 single berths, vast amounts of storage in creatively planned lockers and the engine can be accessed from under the midships bunk.

The head is forward of the desk and has a separate shower area, aft, with toilet and basin forward.  The forward cabin can be accessed through the head and through the galley.

Forward cabin is a large space, with standing room at the aft end, tall lockers port and starboard, a centerline queen berth with easy access from each side.  There is more storage beneath the berth and in a cabinet to starboard of the entry which has a full length mirror on the outside and encloses  the  mast.  A small opening portlight in the forward bulkhead gives visibility into the anchor locker. Ventilation is provided by 3 opening portlights in the hull and an overhead hatch.

  • Force 10 2-burner BUTANE stove w/ oven. (The boat was originally set up with Propane, but current owner chose to convert to Butane as it was more readily available in Europe.  It can be converted back to Propane).
  • 2 x Frigoboat top-loading Refrigerators (can use 1 as a freezer)
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • Double Stainless Steel sinks w/ mixer faucet
  • General Ecology Seagull IV water purifier
  • Hand pump at sink
  • Formica counter tops
  • Copious storage above and below counter level
  • 220V/12V System
  • 110V Shorepower inlet w/ Victron isolation transformer to convert to 220V (220V inlet and/or convert to 110V to 110V also possible)
  • Dometic 3.5Kw Generator w/ 304 hours
  • Unisun 100W Solar Panel
  • Aqua Base 10GPH Watermaker
  • Charles 60 Amp Battery Charger
  • Victron 1.5KW Inverter
  • 1 x 12V Lead Calcium sealed Start Battery -110AH (2023)
  • 5 x 12V Lead Calcium sealed House Batteries – 550AH (2023)
  • Raymarine ST6002 SmartPilot
  • Raymarine ST100 Tiller Pilot for Hydrovane
  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter
  • Raymarine Radome 24NM Radar
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind Instrument, Depth, Speed
  • Raymarine 650 Type B  AIS transmitter
  • Raymarine 55E VHF
  • Alpine Stereo 
  • Listo TV – linked to chartplotter as second display
  • 2 x EPIRB (See Safety)
  • 2 x MOB transmitters (see Safety)
  • Neptune Voilerie Inmast Furling Mainsail (2021)
  • Bordeaux Voiles self-tacking Jib (2021)
  • 2 x Gennaker
  • ‘StormBag’ Storm sail
  • Sparcraft Mast Keel-stepped mast
  • Sparcraft Boom
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Harken Jib furler
  • Hoyt boom for Jib
  • Standing Rigging replaced 2020
  • Lewmar ST40 Mast winch
  • Lewmar ST16 Mast winch
  • Running rigging replaced as necessary
  • Fiberglass bowsprit w/ S/S anchor roller
  • ROCNA 25 kg Anchor w/ 60m (+/- 200ft) Chain
  • Delta 20 kg Anchor w/ 38m Chain & Rode
  • Vulcain ROCNA 12 kg w/ 36m Chain & Rode
  • Muir Electric Windlass w/ remote control
  • Foredeck hatch gives access to anchor locker
  • Raised cabintop
  • 2 x Dorade vents
  • Forward cockpit with access from side decks
  • Pilothouse with windows all round
  • Hard top extends to cover aft cockpit
  • Sold S/S handrails from cockpit to bow
  • S/S handholds on Cabin top
  • Full Aft Cockpit enclosure (2021)
  • Storage under cockpit floor & beneath lateral seats
  • Sail handling controls starboard forward 
  • Lewmar ST40 Winch
  • Cockpit shower in aft bulwark
  • City Water adaptor  port aft
  • Solid door opens from cockpit to swim platform
  • Hydrovane wind pilot on port swim deck
  • Fiberglass swim platform 
  • Swim ladder folds into swim platform
  • Weaver Davits – Dinghy attaches vertically to back of swim platform
  • Outboard motor lift
  • Yanmar 4JH4-HTE w/ 3675 hours (Turbo is not working)
    Engine runs up to 2300 rpm and pushes the boat along at 7 knots
  • Dual Racor filters 
  • Dual raw water intake
  • 2500 hour service completed in Guadaloupe (2023) 
    Intercooler & injectors replaced
    Oil & Filters changed at 3670 hours
  • Flexofold 3-blade folding propellor
  • 3-blade fixed prop (spare)
  • PYI dripless coupling
  • Balmar 110A Alternator
  • Vetus Bowthruster w/ new contacts & zinc
  • Dometic 3.5 kw Generator w/ 304 hours
    Oil changed at 300hrs
  • 3D Tender (3.2m) (2020)
  • Yamaha 6hp Outboard motor
  • Tohatsu 3.5 hp Outboard motor
  • Awnings for foredeck and forward cockpit
  • 2 x Butane tanks (1 empty/1 half full)
  • Custom padded window covers – suction onto interior of pilothouse windows
  • Spares – lots of spares!
  • SeaSafe Life Raft (6 pax)
  • EPIRB – Ocean Signal Rescue
  • EPIRB – ACR Satellite 
  • 2 x Ocean Rescue MOB Rescue ME MOB1
  • 8 x Life Jackets
  • Grab Bag
  • Flares 
  • Docklines
  • Fenders 
  • Disclaimer
    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.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043


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