s/v Serenity

I have posted before about the choice of an Island Packet 35 as our cruising boat. I was interested in full keeled ocean capable boat which I felt would be safer for us because of our lack of experience...more forgiving if you will. Serenity has been a freshwater boat but was being upgraded and prepared for saltwater cruising by her previous owners. She was not put in the water and kept in storage, (inside) in 2011. I purchased Serenity in June 2012 after 20 months in storage. Serenity is in great shape for a 21 year old boat, as was verified by the marine survey.

Some of Serenity's upgrades:

Cabin & Galley
• Webasto 5000 Diesel Heater installed 2009
• 6 Gallon Water heater with engine and shore power connections new 2011
• Alder Barbour 12VDC refrigeration- New in 2004
• Two Aluminum 10 gal propane tanks (2004)
• Island Packet Factory Carpet for Salon, Forepeak and Quarter Cabin to protect varnished teak cabin sole) installed 2004
• Forepeak cushions new in 2010
• Main Cabin Cushions new in 2011 
• Port hole screens new in 2005
• Porthole gaskets replaced in 2005
• 12 Volt Hella fans throughout cabins

Anchoring and Docking
• Lewmar anchor windlass bi-direectional with 5/16th G-4 chain gypsy and Capstan. Deck switch controls as well as cockpit control (new in 2008)
• 44 lbs Bruce Anchor on 200 ft 5/16th Acco Chain ( both new in 2008)
• 35 lb Genuine CQR on 120 ft 5/16th Acco Chain and 100 ft 5/8 Nylon Rode. (2004)
• FX10 Fortress Lunch hook

• 2 ea Deka 8D Gel cellhouse Batteries – 480 AH Capacity new in 2008
• 1 ea Deka group 31 Gel Cell Starting Battery new in 2008
• All positive side wiring brought up to ABYI code in 2008 with provision for Solar Panel input, high output Alternator input, Shore power Charger input and a spare (for future wind generator)
• 135 watt Kyocera Solar Panel mounted on stern frame over dinghy davits. 
  140 watt solar panel added 2012
• 30 amp solar charge controller
• Balmar 110 amp alternator on custom drive to get full amperage out of one belt (2008)
• Balmar Max Charge controller for house battery bank (2008)
• Balmar digital duocharge for Engine bank (2008)
• Battery condition monitor (2008)
• Xantrex Truecharge II 30 amp Battery Charger new in 2009
• Inverter (original equipment)

Micron -33 applied to hull below water line in 2009

• Kato Dinghy Davits (New 2004)
• Hard top dodger with acrylic front panels (3) and stratoglass side curtain- new 2008
• Full canvas Enclosure and Bimini new in 2008
• Cockpit Shower (hot and cold water) new in 2009
• Rudder Quadrant Stops replaced with Aluminum Weldments (2005)
• Rudder brake bracket replaced 2005
• Deck Scupper cut outs removed and re-glassed -2005
• Dinghy Motor Lift Arm (Edson) added 2008
• Edson Motor mount for Dinghy Motor (no Motor) new 2008
• Cockpit cushions
• Stbd Side Boarding Ladder (2007)

• Garmin Chartplotter (4208) built into Navigation Station- 2010
  Garmin (4008) added to helm and connected to network 2012
  Garmin AIS 2012
  Garmin Radar 2012
• Garmin Wind instruments tied into NMEA 2000- Backbone with GSI-10 readout at Helm and repeater at navigation    station (2010)
• A 2nd GSI 10 readout at helm for depth/speed etc (2010)
• Airmar Depth/Temp and Water Speed/Temp NMEA2000 Transducers installed 2010
• Icom VHF Radio with DSC capability tied into GPS- 2010
• New masthead antenna and coax wiring for VHF (2010)
• Handheld VHF with permanent charge station tied into 12 Volt system
• Autohelm 7000 Autopilot direct drive to steering quadrant

• Radar mounted on Edson Mast (mast new in 2004)

• Raritan PHH-II head with house size bowl (2009)
• Factory Holding Tank new in 2009
• All new head plumbing 2009

Propulsion and Sails
• Yanmar 3GMF35 three cylinder diesel
• Racor F500 Fuel Filter installed to replace Dahl in 2009
• Vetus Bow Thruster (very lightly used)
• Prowell three blade feathering prop refurbished by factory personnel in 2009
• Mainsail 8.2 oz cloth with Dutchman system and three reef points (new 2009)
• 130% Genoa- Sobstad 2010- never used
• Staysail- Sobstad 2010- never used
• Mainsail Cover new in 2008
• The Genoa (Radial Cut North) that has been used since 1996 is still serviceable
• Harken Roller Furling for both Genoa and Staysail
• Harken Batcar slides for Mainsail
• The Staysail hat has been used since 1991 is still serviceable
• The Asymetric Spinnaker (North Genaker) with Snuffer is in very good condition
• All Control Lines except Cunningham, Spinnaker halyards, and preventers led to cockpit
• All Lewmar Winches

• LED lighting (warm color temp) through out cabin
• LED Mastead tricolor and Anchor light
• All 10 Original Cabin Lights replaced with Brass/Tuftride lamps

For further specs see factory spec sheet below.

Island Packet Yachts



* Rig, Sails, Hardware
*Sails: Main w/double reef, 130% roller furling genoa, roller furling staysail, triple stitched - Esprit
Mainsail cover, genoa & staysail sun panels in choice of Sunbrella” colors
Genoa gear, including tracks, blocks, sheets & furling system
Staysail gear including traveler, blocks, sheet, Lewmar” Ocean Series 8C winch, & furling system
Jib halyard winch on mast, Lewmar” Ocean Series 24C 2-speed
Main halyard & main sheet led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar” Ocean Series IGCST winch
Single line “Auto Reefing” system for double set of reef points led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar” Ocean Series IGCST winch
All halyards internal; color coded running rigging
Boom vanglpreventer package
Winch handle -10” lock-in chrome
Jib sheet winches (2) Lewmar” Ocean Series 44CST 2-speed
Mid-boom sheeting for unobstructed cockpit & dodger installations
Main sheet traveler w/4:1 control system
Wheel steering - Edson rack & pinion w/molded seat, teak cover, S.S. wheel, brake
Compass, Ritchie” SP-5, custom nav grid, pedestal mount w/guard, engine controls
Welded s.s double bow rail & stern rail, stanchions, stern rail with S.S. flag staff holder and S.S. staff
Double lifelines w/side gates, full length teak cabin top hand rails
Stern gate w/quick release hook
Swim ladder (s.s. transom mount) w/teak steps
Two S.S. anchor rollers w/chocks and hinged deck pipes to forepeak
Four 12” mooring cleats, two IO” spring line cleats, chocks & S.S. chafe guards
Twin backstays for easy stern boarding & unobstructed helm seating
Topping lift-adjustable
Keel stepped mast, all anodized spars- lsomat”

Eleven opening ports w/screens - polished stainless steel, safety glass
Five deck hatches-head, forward cabin, salon, aft head, aft cabin, galley-Lewmar” (acrylic & aluminum)
Three deck ventilators (Dorade type)
Large forepeak w/louvered access door & overhead deck pipes, center divider w/attachment for rodes, drain to bilge
Forward cabin w/privacy doors to salon & head compartment. Large double vee berth w/full length teak shelves outboard,
large stowage lockers under. Generous cedar lined hanging locker w/shelf over. Two opening ports plus overhead hatch, deck
vent, varnished teak & holly sole
Forward head w/stall shower (drain to auto sump) w/teak trim, storage cabinets, opening port & an overhead hatch, toothbrush
holder w/cup, toilet paper holder
Main salon w/pull-out double settee berth to port, single settee berth to starboard, teak cabinets & book shelves outboard of
both settees. Large stowage areas behind & under each settee. Cedar lined hanging locker w/shelf over. Deluxe drop leaf table
folds against bulkhead rack (w/bottle stowage) for unobstructed 4’ wide varnished teak & holly sole. Large overhead hatch,
numerous opening ports, deck vents & overhead handrails
Navigation station w/large table w/tray storage under, nav light, generous nav/eIectronics cabinet w/master A-C/D-C electrical
panels plus room for variety of owner installed equipment
Chart stowage drawer beneath settee
Aft cabin w/privacy door to main cabin. Large double berth w/full length teak shelf outboard, stowage lockers under, dressing
seat. Generous cedar lined hanging locker w/shelf over, bureau w/shelf over, two opening ports plus overhead hatch, varnished
teak & holly sole
All cushions 5” thick foam & upholstered in premium designer fabric
Removable teak companionway ladder w/engine access behind & from both sides thru removable panels in aft cabin & galley
Storage rack for companionway drop boards under nav table
Molded slip resistant cabin sole adjacent to companionway, galley & nav station, w/draining grate in front of ladder. (Teak grate
lifts out for dust pan)
Teak bulkheads, cabinetry, trim - select grain w/hand rubbed oil finish
Teak louvered cabin & locker doors
Molded fiberglass interior headliner w/textured finish, teak trim
Teak & holly sole in main salon, forward & aft cabins - varnish finish

* Galley
Large wrap-around design w/Formica” surfaces, teak sea rails on all edges
Ice box - top loading, superior injected froth type urethane insulation throughout, lift-out shelf, large 12 cubic foot volume, electric
drain pump
Gimballed three burner LPG stove w/oven - S.S. deluxe safety type, teak cutting board cover, S.S. guard rail w/harness hooks. Pot
and pan locker under
Double S.S. sink with deluxe polished finish, hot & cold pressure water tap, manual pump, retractable spray unit
Hide-away trash bin, teak paper towel holder, towel rack & soap rack
Deluxe teak dish rack & cutlery drawers
Large storage areas above & below counter
Cockpit instrument access cabinetExterior/Construction
100% hand laid fiberglass construction throughout with ISO/NPG type gelcoat for maximum durability, plus, Island Packet’s exclusive
PolyClad‘ bottom gelcoat system with IO year limited warranty
Hull molded in one piece w/extra strong triaxial glass, unified w/an engineered molded interior grid structure
Deck laminate cored w/advanced PolyCore” - a tough microsphere & resin matrix that has maximum resistance to rot &
Deck attached to integrally molded hull flange w/bolts, lock nuts, & urethane adhesive sealant
Deck hardware thru-bolted w/aluminum backup plates
Two-tone deck - low-glare ivory white w/tan molded slip resistant surface (premium coarse diamond pattern)
Ivory white hull w/gold cove & choice of boot stripe color
Combination teak rub/cap rail w/s.s. striker, teak cap on bowsprit
Contoured cockpit seats 7’/2’ feet long, coaming storage boxes, seat hatches with hasps and locks
Molded fiberglass sliding companionway hatch w/sea hood, latch inside, exterior hasp and lock
Companionway drop boards of solid teak, center drop board fitted with fixed port with etched logo (safety glass), captive safety
pin with holder
All exterior teak treated with three coats of Sikkens premium Cetol teak finish
Two 1 l/2” cockpit scuppers
Cockpit ice box - foam insulation, hinged lid
Fresh water cockpit shower/wash down (cold only)
LPG deck storage bin with 10 lb. aluminum propane tank (plus room for spare)

* Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing
38 HP diesel - three cylinder, fresh water cooled, rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed w/oil pan, twin fuel
pumps (mech. & elec.), twin fuel filters, 3 blade prop (feathering prop optional)
Racer” water separator, fuel filter, jacketed fuel line w/swedged ends
Sound insulated engine compartment w/access from sides & forward
Engine room light
Engine intake strainer - bronze
Recessed cockpit instrument panel w/electric tachometer, fuel gauge, engine monitoring & warning system - removable acrylic
Engine control mounted on pedestal
Two premium 12V sealed, immobilized electrolyte, maintenance free batteries - Group 27
Deluxe electric panels w/four way battery switch, circuit breakers for D-C & A-C systems, A-C & D-C gauges, battery test
system, reverse polarity protection, indicator lights, hour meter, elec. pump controls, LPG control, battery charger control
A-C 30 amp dockside power system w/polarity and GFI protection, 50’ shore power cord, numerous interior outlets, galvanic isolator.
Wire provided for second dockside power system
Marine converter/battery charger - 30 amp Raritan
12V lighting fixtures throughout cabin - designer teak swivel type
Dome light in sail locker
Water heater - 6 gal. marine type w/engine heat exchanger & A-C operation, UL approved
Pressure water system w/hot & cold water tap in galley & head, shower in head, cockpit
Manual water pump in galley
LPG stove system w/IO lb. aluminum tank (in draining deck storage well), remote solenoid shutoff, gauge
Marine head - Raritan”, with premium triple walled sanitation hose, direct overboard discharge or bypass valve into holding tank. Water
intake to heads protected by bronze strainer
18 gal. (U.S.) welded marine alum. holding tank w/sealed interior, deck pump out fitting
90 gal. (U.S.) welded marine alum. fresh water tank w/deck fill, gauges at panel & tank
48 gal. (U.S.) welded marine alum. fuel tank w/shut off valve, deck fill, gauges in cockpit & tank
Fuel & water tankage below cabin sole maximizing storage space & minimizing trim changes
Deck fittings for water, fuel, waste - stainless steel w/deck key
Electric bilge pump w/auto switch integral w/master panel, premium Ultimate” double reed magnetic auto switch
Manual bilge pump - heavy duty (1%” hose). Mounted in cockpit near helm
U.L. approved bronze thru-bolted flanged seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline; ball valves on all thru hulls in boot stripe
Electrical bonding system for rig & all underwater metals
U.L. approved marine, pretinned color coded wiring w/sealed connectors throughout
High intensity running lights conforming to latest Colreg specs
Foredeck light mast mounted at spreaders
Masthead anchor light
Pre-wired radio antenna cable in mast & interior; pre-wired for fan & stereo speaker wires throughout interior; pre-wired 12V
refrigeration wire in sail locker
Electric sump pump for shower drains w/auto switch integral w/master panel, Ultimate% single reed magnetic float switch
Messengers pre-run for cabin back or pedestal mounted electronics

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