1997 Island Packet 40, Palmetto, Florida, $239,000, price reduced 5/8/05 to $217,000, sold 5/21/05

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1997 Island Packet 40

  • TAI TAM is a boat that has been used as it was intended. She spent almost two years cruising the west coast of Mexico and Central America. After transiting the Panama Canal she cruised the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas and East Coast of the USA before arriving in Tampa Bay where she is located in Palmetto. She has been meticulously maintained throughout and has all maintenance records available. Tai Tam is a "turn-key" vessel that can be taken on your dream cruise right now! Everything you need to live aboard her is in place and in fine working condition.


  • Sea Frost DC5000 12V refrigerator/freezer - 3 holding plates - 2 in freezer and 1 in refrigerator with outside gauges
  • Sensor Max water pump
  • Village Marine Little Wonder Watermaker with all instrumentation behind the port side settee cushions (membrane was replaced July 2004)

    Electrical System

  • The electrical systems, navigation & electronics have been designed with comfort, safety and ease of operation in mind - housebank - total of 935 amp hrs.
  • Starting - 85 amps
  • Ample Power Emon Controller II - Ample Power Eliminator
  • Alpenglow lights
  • Heart interface inverter/charger 1500 with remote panel at Nav table
  • Ample Smart regulator V3 with temperature control
  • Amptech large case L200E 185 amps alternator on engine (which has been regulated down to 120 amps output)
  • Siemens SR 100 W solar panel with Trace C 12 regulator/controller
  • Tricolor masthead light and strobe
  • Genie Diesel Generator DC - 150 amp alternator - Smart regulator V3 temperature controlled (fuel usage is 1pt/hr) - 500 hours
  • Sony stereo w/CD player at Nav station with speakers
  • in cockpit and Bose speakers in cabin - RCA TV with built-in VCR in stateroom & Hitachi DVD player in stateroom
  • 10 Hella turbo and Caframo fans

    Navigation and Electronics

  • Autohelm ST50 Plus wind, depth & speed indicators
  • Raytheon SL70 radar - 24 mile range
  • Garmin GPS at cockpit - interfaced with autopilot and computer
  • Garmin GPS128 at Nav station (integrated with autopilot and computer)
  • Autohelm 6000 Type 2 autopilot (with brass gears upgraded) with Type 300 Corepack
  • CPT wheel autopilot in cockpit as backup
  • ICOM IC-M59 VHF radio at Nav station
  • Uniden MC1020 VHF radio at helm with separate antenna
  • ICOM 710 remote head SSB with Pactor III digital modem

    Engine Room & Mechanical

  • Engine hours are 2400
  • Dual Racor 500 fuel filters with vacuum gauge
  • Macerator pump for holding tank pump out

    Deck and Hull & Anchoring Equipment

  • Simpson Lawrence Anchorman 1200 electric windlass (both up and down) with controls at both foredeck and helm
  • Ankarolina 185' Web Rode System
  • Delta 55# anchor w/290' 5/16HT chain & 250' 3/4" nylon rode
  • Spade A100 anchor with 30' chain & 210' 5/8" nylon rode
  • Upgraded Island Packet Seasafe anchor rollers
  • Saltwater anchor washdown on forward deck
  • 2 Upgraded Lewmar 54 primary winches for jib
  • 1 upgraded Lewmar 44 winch for mainsheet and halyard
  • 2 upgraded Lewmar 30 winches for reefline and staysail
  • 2 upgraded Lewmar 16 winches for spinnaker
  • 2 Lewmar winches located on mast
  • 1 Lewmar winch located on boom
  • Sunbrella Dodger & Bimini
  • Full set of IP factory cockpit cushions
  • Glebe Creek Hatches & Doors
  • ACR 406 EPIRB
  • S/S KATO dinghy davits & Motorlift
  • Lifesling in rigid container


  • Full Batten Mainsail w/Harken Batt cars and 3rd reef addition
  • Harken Lazy Jacks
  • 130% Jib by North w/Harken rollerfurling
  • 95% Jib by Quantum
  • Staysail by North w/Harken rollerfurling
  • Selden Rodkicker rigid gas vang
  • Telescoping Forespar whisker pole with track on mast and control lines to cockpit for ease of operation

    Additional Comments

  • Extra bookshelves in State room
  • Aft head was converted into full shower
  • The bottom of the boat was done last in August 2003
  • All floorboard access panels are equipped with locking fasteners.
  • Additional creature comforts include "Peek-A-Boo" covers on all port lights, Ocean skyshades on main & forward hatches, Berber wall to wall carpeting throughout.

    Included: Aquapro Rigid bottom inflatable dinghy, Yamaha 9.9 HP outboard motor, Winslow Offshore life raft.

    You can pull my ad for this boat it has sold. Thank you very much for your help. I will recommend your site to others.
    Palmetto, Florida

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