Mark Cameron Yachts

New Listing – Island Packet 420 ‘GENESIS OF ARGYLL’

Island Packet 420 for sale

Mark Cameron Yachts are delighted to have been instructed to act in the sale of the Island Packet 420 ‘GENESIS OF ARGYLL’.

A robust and reliable cruising yacht the Island Packet 420 is a great bluewater cruiser with a layout ideally suited to longer periods living aboard. With just her second owners since new GENESIS of ARGYLL has been used predominately for short-handed coastal cruising. With only her second owners, unlike many other examples of the class ‘GENESIS of ARGYLL’ has not been used for ocean cruising. In the current ownership since 2011 she has been sailed predominately with a crew of two aboard, exploring the coastal waters for Scotland.

As with all Island Packets, there are many unique features in her construction which contribute to their reputation as solid and dependable mile-munchers. These features include:-

  • CE Certified: All models meet or exceed the highest available independent rating – Category “A” – Ocean.
  • Exclusive Full Foil Keel® for unrivalled combination of performance, seakeeping, safety, control and comfort.
  • Hull and keel design minimizes fouling and impact damage to keel, rudder and prop.
  • One-piece, hand-laminated, solid fibreglass hull and keel resulting in the strongest possible construction.
  • Triaxial knitted laminate integration for superior strength and impact resistance.
  • Moderate draft allowing for access to wider range of cruising grounds.
  • Low, generous tank storage makes for added interior stowage and enhanced stability.
  • Full roller furling sail systems with controls leading to cockpit. Hoyt® boom provides improved performance and control.
  • Recessed foredeck for on-deck security.
  • Patented Sea Safe® anchor rollers and integral bow platform: fully captive, low chafe chain/rode guides, quick anchor deployment and secure stowage.
  • PolyClad®3 gelcoat system for superior gloss retention/crack resistance and protection against osmotic blisters — 10 year limited warranty from build.
  • PolyCore® deck coring material is decay proof and has strength and rigidity — 10-year limited warranty from build.


The new 420 defines the latest generation of Island Packet designs with virtually every aspect of this yacht representing a significant evolution from our earlier models in this size range. With ongoing advances in construction technology, equipment selection, manufacturing processes and quality control measures, this will be one of the most desirable and best-built yachts Island Packet has ever offered.

The 420 hull incorporates a host of new design elements that further improve a concept that I believe offers the best combination of seakeeping, safety, stability and speed available to the cruising sailor. New bow and stern configurations combine to increase boat speed through a longer sailing waterline and reduced resistance in waves, while refinements to the keel and rudder foil sections will benefit upwind performance, reduce drag and enhance steering. The hull continues to be moulded as a one-piece (integral hull and keel) solid tri-axial fibreglass structure, utilizing our pressure-fed resin impregnation system, PolyClad®2 gel below the waterline and DuraShield™ gel on the topsides. I think no one in the marine industry, power or sail, is moulding better fibreglass parts than Island Packet.

In the twenty years since the founding of Island Packet Yachts, I am more excited than ever about the yachts we are creating. In many ways, the new 420 represents the best of everything that has earned Island Packet its position as America’s Cruising Yacht Leader.

Wintering afloat in Argyll ‘GENESIS OF ARGYLL’ is available for viewing by appointment.


Island Packet 420

Island Packet 420 – GENESIS OF ARGYLL

Island Packet 420  Saloon

Island Packet 420 – GENESIS OF ARGYLL – Saloon

Island Packet 420 Master Cabin

Island Packet 420 – GENESIS OF ARGYLL – Master Cabin

Island Packet 420 Galley

Island Packet 420 – GENESIS OF ARGYLL – Galley