THE PLEASURE WILL BE ALL YOURS ON "SHEER PLEASURE"
AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL ISLAND PACKET 44!
NEW $15K PRICE REDUCTION - DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
“Sheer Pleasure” has been lovingly maintained and it shows! This is a lot of boat for the money. Well-equipped for cruising and well-appointed for enjoying a nice anchorage. If you’re looking for a classic blue water cruiser in excellent condition and at a fair price, this is it!
Here are just a few of her nicer features:
2016 Survey available upon request.
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Vessel History and Owner’s Comments
“Sheer Pleasure was first owned by a friend of ours who sailed her out of St Petersburg and kept her at the Harborage Marina in 1992.
Sheer Pleasure became ours in 2002. We wanted a boat that we could utilize for coastal cruising and that would be both safe and perform well under sail. Before we agreed to buy her, we were convinced on both counts. The Island Packet quality of construction and the sail plan combined with the eye pleasing sheer line of the 44 convinced us that this was a classic we wanted.
Because of our work schedule and the fact that we lived in Atlanta we moved Sheer Pleasure to Lake Lanier in 2004 and sailed her there for three years.
In 2007, we relocated our adventures to the east coast and sailed out of Hilton Head SC. From our marina there, we spent time each month visiting the quiet Georgia’s coast as well as the ports of Charleston, Savannah and St Augustine. A trip to the Chesapeake took us a year and a half to make but it included a stop each month in a new port with new scenery. Sheer Pleasure performed well both sailing off the coast in changing weather patterns and on the intercostal when we needed that shelter as well.
Last summer and fall we made our way south and west to see the east coast of Florida and to see Key West and the Florida Keys. This spring we have brought ourselves back to St Petersburg and the Harborage Marina.
Our weekends, our friends, our weeks exploring the coasts of our country have been made possible, safe and exciting because of the yacht we chose. Sheer Pleasure has much more to give to the right owners.”
Accommodations The Island Packet 44 is laid out very comfortably for two couples with heads adjoining the staterooms to optimize privacy. Beginning forward, the forward stateroom has a nice double pullman berth to starboard. There are teak shelves outboard of the berth, stowage lockers and cedar lined drawers underneath. The forward stateroom also features a large cedar lined hanging locker with interior shelf, teak bureau with mirrored vanity and upholstered seat. The adjoining head has a separate shower area, teak seat, large wrap around vanity with s/s sink, Vacu-Flush toilet, hot/cold pressure water, unbreakable mirror, and lots of storage. Next aft is the main salon which features two comfortable captain's chairs to port with settee to starboard. The captain’s chairs are separated by a fold-up table for games or snacks. This area also provides access to the ship’s entertainment center controls. To starboard is a full size L-shaped settee which converts to a double berth for guests. Island Packet's signature drop down dining table is also to starboard. A very nice nav station is next aft to starboard and includes a full wrap-around work area, large chart table, chart storage tray, drawer, nav light, generous cabinets, master electrical panels, book rack, storage bin, and upholstered seat with stowage under. There is also a ventilated wet locker which drains to the bilge. Both the wet locker and nav station have been neatly fitted into this layout. Next aft to starboard is the galley, a roomy and comfortable nook for the cook while underway and convenient for food delivery to the hungry crew in the cockpit. To port is the aft head which features small bathtub/stall shower and Vacu-Flush toilet. There is a folding teak seat, large wrap around vanity with s/s sink, hot/cold pressure water, unbreakable mirror, and ample storage. Continuing aft to port is the aft stateroom with a large and comfortable berth, full length teak shelf outboard, stowage lockers under, dressing seat, a generous cedar lined hanging locker, and bureau with shelf over.
Spacious wrap-around design with large storage cabinets and drawers, premium solid color-core laminate surfaces, premium Corian granite pattern trim and sea rails on all edges.
Your comfort on Sheer Pleasure is assured with three (3) air conditioning units. The main salon and galley are kept comfortable with a Mermaid 16,000 Btu Reverse Cycle (AC & Heat) unit, the forward berth is cooled by a Marine Air 7,000 Btu unit, and an almost new Cruisair 6,000 Btu is dedicated to the aft berth. In cooler weather, engine heat is diverted to the main salon to keep it cozy and warm.
The varnished brightwork is beautiful, and stays beautiful with Custom Sunbrella Covers for all exterior brightwork.
Sunbrella covers also on all hatches, winches, anchor windlass, dodger windshield, companionway, and helm station.
All canvas and sails were done near the end of (2013).
14 portlight lenses were foggy and have been replaced with new safety glass (2013).
The Dodger and Bimini are almost NEW and in excellent condition. Textilene panels complete a Full Enclosure of the cockpit.
It is rare to find an Island Packet of this vintage with an In-Mast Furling Mainsail. (Now, every new Island Packet has an in-mast furling mainsail.) You get a classic Island Packet with the modern-day convenience of in-mast furling!
Newer (2013) sails by Quantum, including Mainsail, Staysail and Genoa
(From Quantum’s invoice” “Quantum’s CrossCut Cruising Sails are designed using Quantum’s iQ suite of computational tools, constructed from Performance Cruise woven polyester. Cross Cut panels are laser cut, and assembled with oversize tear-drop shaped corner and reef patches, wide seams with triple throw stitching, extra layering and extensive reinforcement of high load areas throughout, with multiple webbing straps, stainless steel rings at tack, clew and reefs.”)
“Sheer Pleasure” is a rare find. Clean, well maintained, low hours, updated electronics, and everything is neat and tidy. I don’t believe you will find a better IP in this size/price range. See this one before you buy. She just might be the boat of your dreams.
2016 Survey available on request.
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.