The Island Packet 465 is a robust and well-conceived bluewater cruising yacht from the capable board of Bob Johnson. They are well regarded for their safe cockpits, voluminous and spacious interiors and easy sailing capabilities.
DIRECT FERRY is a gleaming example of the sisterhood. She has smart dark blue topsides livery and her current, original owner specified that she was built for MCA Category 2. This was because it was originally intended that the yacht would charter. However, on delivery, this plan was shelved and therefore she has only ever been used privately with family and friends. She has only ever cruised in local Mediterranean waters.
DIRECT FERRY has been meticulously maintained throughout life with regular services, new varnishing, and upgrade and servicing of all systems including rig and air conditioning. Her owner ensures that she is always Bristol fashion and ready for her new yachtsmen.
I had DIRECT FERRY built and wanted to be sure that she was fully equipped for Mediterranean sailing for my family and myself. We coded her to MCA requirements but in the end we decided not to go the charter route – she is too nice a yacht! With her smart blue livery and handmade joinery, she is a joy to be aboard. We have enjoyed her hugely although we have only used her locally. She is easy to manage shorthanded.
Superb comfortable and safe go anywhere boat which stays the course when the wind rises and others head for nearest port – ideal for Med or Atlantic cruising.
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