Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda
|Yacht Name:||Two Loose|
|Location:||Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda|
Any Sailor will find an Island Packet almost anywhere that has water. There is an extremely loyal following, because of several reasons. They are definitely 10 pounds of apples in a 15 pound bag, meaning if you want room, you'll find it in an Island Packet. Under sail, they are stiff and comfortable. While under power, it rivals a powerboat. Interior wise, Its big compared to other vessels of similar size. Plus they are built to last.
Our Offering is a 1998 Island Packet IP45, she is truly a proven offshore veteran named “Two Loose”. She was purchased by the Sellers in 2008, a very experienced sailing couple with several boats under their belt. One being a BCC28 and the other a Hans Christian 38. The Couple were top level Navy Retirees.
They prepared Two Loose for their dream Trans-Atlantic voyage with plans of spending time in the Med, which they did do. After several years cruising the Med, they sailed Two Loose back across the Atlantic to the Carribbean, and life then threw them a curve ball.
Two Loose currently is on the hard in Antigua. Arrangements are in place for her shipment on Dockwise to Newport, Rhode Island in the early Spring.
Two Loose has been carefully and properly maintained regardless of cost. She is currently under watchful eyes being maintained by the Boatyard regularly. She has everything one that would ever need to do this voyage again and again.
Part of the Owners adventures;
Up and down southeast US coast (offshore and ICW)
To, from and within the Bahamas (from Bimini to Exumas)
Crossed the Atlantic, from Norfolk to Gibraltar with short stop in Azores
Sailed Gibraltar to Turkey and back, visiting many points in between [Marmaris, Finike, Peloponnese, numerous Greek islands (including Santorini and Corfu), Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Slovenia, Venice, Sicily, Balearic Islands, Valencia, Almerimar, Rota, Gibraltar]
Crossed Atlantic again from Gibraltar to Antigua, Caribbean with stop in Gran Canary
Short transits from Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua to surrounding Caribbean islands
Two Loose is fully equipped with newer electronics, sails, genset, batteries, water maker, proper ground tackle, PLUS LOW engine hours. Many items are 4 years and newer.
Recent Upgrades Are:
|Water Tank Capacity:||240 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||140 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||2438 Hours|
Three cabin, two full bath with two showers. Two Loose is an exceptionally clean and well maintained yacht. From the custom teak companionway doors to the Glebe Creek overhead screens.
The 45's elegant but practical interior achieves a great balance between the desire for all the comforts of home ashore and the necessities of life at sea. With enclosed staterooms, it offers three completely separated areas for privacy. It is ventilated by 16 stainless opening ports with screens, seven deck hatches and four Dorade-type deck ventilators with screens. Sensibly, the cabin sole at the base or the companionway is made of non-skid fiberglass that extends into the galley immediately to starboard, into the aft head and throughout the oft-visited nav station. Over this deck you can shed salt water and grime to be swept into a grated dustpan, then enter the aft stateroom or forward living areas with their teak and holly soles, cedar-lined lockers and satin-varnished woodwork.
Whether sailing or motoring TwoLoose offers a smooth ride. She made the owners feel safe; on the few occasions when we were caught out by the weather, she got us to port safely despite high winds on stormy waters.
Very comfortable ride at anchor, almost soothing for great sleeping.
We really wanted for nothing while living aboard for about ten years.
At the bow, there is a full-sized head with easy access to the chain locker. It has two ports and a hatch for excellent ventilation.
Aft of that head is the Captain’s cabin. Even though we have a/c, we added two fans (1 for each of us!) on the bulkhead at the foot of the queen bunk facing our heads for a more natural sleep environment. These were in addition to the original one – very comfy. We had a full cedar-lined closet for hanging items and three generous sized lockers (in lieu of pull out drawers) for folded clothes. Additionally, there were two pull out drawers under the bunk. Finally, accessed under the very comfy folding foam mattress (new 2015, slept on only three years) are three storage lockers.
The saloon is midships. This is the heart of the boat as it contains our relaxation area as well as the dedicated NAVSTA. At anchor and in port we eat on the fold down table, read our Kindles, listen to music, watch DVDs as well as plan out the next leg of our adventure. Underway, we check navigation instruments, download weather reports and monitor radio transmissions.
Going aft of the saloon port side is a second full sized head. It has a separate door to be used by visiting guests sleeping in the quarterberth – giving them an en suite suite!
Continuing aft from the head is the quarterberth which features one of several engine access points, the closet contains the 6-person liferaft, and the second queen berth. The third crew member for both of our Atlantic crossings lived aboard in the quarterberth for a month each time. He found the bunk comfortable and well ventilated with three ports, a hatch and a dedicated fan. Additionally, there are four very generous storage lockers under the mattress.
Aft of the NAVSTA on the starboard side, is the galley featuring a Force 10 stove (new 2011), microwave oven and another access point to the engine. The DC refrigeration unit includes a good-sized freezer capable of freezing more than just your two trays of ice cubes!
The cockpit finishes off the length of boat. It easily seats six and maybe eight depending on how friendly your mates are! Under the seats are several lockers of differing sizes. The largest on the starboard side is the location of the generator and the transformer. The later was used continuously without fail during the five years of cruising the Med. In the cockpit centeris the helm which comes alive when underway. It holds the Furuno chart plotter/GPS and Vesper marine transceiver AIS. Additionally it holds the tried and true B&G sailing instruments.
The galley, immediately to starboard at the base of the companionway, serves both the cockpit and the saloon and is within easy walking and talking distance of both. Opening portholes and an opening hatch overhead provide excellent ventilation for cooking in the tropics. Galley counters wrap securely to offer support when heeling. A double sink, trash bin, 13-cubic-foot top-loading lighted icebox with lift and shelves, teak dish racks and cutlery drawers, three-burner LPG stove (covered when not in use) and oven with stainless guard and harness hooks, plus huge amounts of practical space and storage, all make this galley work efficiently and comfortably.
The saloon is luxurious, with plush seats, a large fold-down dinette that, when raised on its hinges, covers a bulkhead-mounted bottle rack and shelving, fine teak cabinetry, bookshelves, good overhead handrails, and ventilation from two deck vents, several opening ports and an opening hatch. The forward stateroom has a large double berth, a cedar-lined hanging locker with shelves, plenty of storage drawers and a teak bureau. A private head resides forward, with ample storage for bathroom gear and enough· practical room to use it; notably, counters wrapping the toilet make sitting upon the head in a pounding seaway downright relaxing. The aft stateroom is not quite as large as the foreward cabin, but it still has cedar-lined hanging lockers, a bureau, a dressing seat, shelves, drawers and a large, easily accessed double berth. Ventilation is by way of three opening ports and an overhead hatch. You can enter the after head from the public area or privately from this stateroom. Both the forward and the after heads include curtain enclosures for showering
Engine Room location & access centerline under cockpit; access via quarterberth & 2 doors in galley (one from the galley, one under the ladder)
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