Overview and Introduction to Cutter Loose
Cutter Loose is one of only twelve IP 460s manufactured by Island Packet Yachts since this model was introduced at the 2008 fall boat shows. She continues to be built today and is now called the 490.
The IP 460 builds on the success of IPY's previous two cabin/two head/aft cockpit configurations. In 2009, the IP 460 was awarded the Best Long-Distance Cruiser and overall Boat-of-the-Year Award by Cruising World Magazine.
Construction of hull #8 was completed in January 2009. Following initial commissioning, she was launched in June, 2009. Since then, she has capably plied the waters between Maine and Grenada, carrying her owners safely and comfortably on the adventure of a lifetime.
No expense has been spared to equip this boat sensibly for offshore passages and carefree livability during extended periods at anchor. She is ready to carry her crew anywhere in the world in comfort, safety and style.
Whether your aspirations involve a circumnavigation, tropical island-hopping, coastal cruising or simply a spacious and comfortable home-away-from-home on the water, Cutter Loose is capable of fulfilling all of these dreams and more. Discriminating buyers should not miss this opportunity to own and enjoy this extraordinary example of the best and most spacious aft cockpit design ever to be produced by Island Packet Yachts.
The spacious master cabin is forward and features a queen size island berth located slightly to starboard with massive storage underneath. There is a dressing seat, hanging lockers and storage compartments to port. Directly forward of the master stateroom is the ensuite head with lavatory/vanity, drawer storage and a huge stall shower with curved seat and gray water pump. You will never feel cramped here. ( I think this is the best boat shower ever designed!)
Directly aft of the master stateroom is the main saloon. There are facing settees port and starboard in Buff Ultraleather with the starboard settee converting to a double. Also in this area are hanging lockers, massive storage under and behind the settees that encompass several levels and storage compartments outboard of the settees. There is also a file cabinet behind the seat-back cushion on the starboard side and a wine storage cabinet on port. Both of these were designed specifically by Island Packet for the 460.
Directly aft of the port settee is the guest/day head with vacu-flush head, sink and separate stall shower. Aft of the head is the aft cabin with king-size berth, lots of storage and good ventilation. There is access to the saloon and private access to the guest head.
Aft of the starboard settee is the forward facing navigation station with comfortable seat with back support. Directly aft of that and to starboard of the companionway is the galley. This is a wonderful space for the cook to work his/her magic.
All in all, Cutter Loose is a beautiful yacht, brilliantly designed for cruising with all the comforts of home.
- Perfect layout with everything a cruiser needs for comfortable, safe passage-making.
- Light, bright interior with massive storage Owners will share their "tried and true" method of organizing - complete with a diagram!
- Reverse cycle heat and air shoreside, underway or at anchor provides comfort in any condition.
- Cutter Loose combines beauty, safety and comfort and, because of her exceptional care, gives you a reliable, "go anywhere" home on the water.
- Stainless steel handholds strategically located throughout the cabin for safe maneuvering below in heavy seas.
The "U" shape galley in Cutter Loose is located to starboard at the base of the companionway. It is a well designed galley with plenty of preparation and storage space.
- Corian counters with integral sea rails
- Double bowl stainless steel sink
- Pressure Hot and Cold water in galley/ heads and transom shower
- Water Filter - SeaGull IV water filter servicing galley faucet and faucets in forward and aft head
- ThermoCure fiberglass water tank
- Manual fresh water pump
- Teak dish storage racks and cutlery drawers
- Slide-out trash bin
- Refrigeration and Freezer - Frigoboat thermostatically controlled keel cooler refrigerator and freezer with electric drain pump and custom LED lighting that turns on and off automatically as the lids are raised and lowered.
- Gimaled three burner Force 10 LPG oven/ stovetop
Communications and Entertainment
- VHF - ICOM IC-M504 VHF transceiver mounted at nav station
- RAM MIC - ICOM HM-162B VHF Command-mike mounted on binnacle
- SSB- ICOM IC-M802 high frequency single sideband transceiver mounted at nav station
- Insulated backstay - SSB antenna
- SSB TUNER - ICOM AT-140 automatic antenna tuner for SSB mounted in lazarette compartment
- Copper foil ground plane for SSB antenna mounted in bin under aft stateroom berth
- Pactor Modem - Pactor DR7400 P4 Dragon modem for sending/receiving e mail at sea via Sailmail, including wireless and hard wire USB connections for PC (requires annual Sailmail subscription)
- WiFi Booster - Rogue Wave WiFi booster with dedicated antenna mounted on arch
- WiFi Router - Cradlepoint MBR1000
- TV - Samsung UN26C 26" LED television with swivel mount on salon bulkhead
- Sony Blu Ray 3D disk player mounted in salon
- TV/FM Antenna - Shakespeare 2020 omni-directional marine TV/FM antenna mounted at masthead
- Alpine audiophile stereo sound system:
- iDA-X100 head unit/receiver mounted at nav station
- PDX-5 powered amplifiers rated at 300 watt RMS each (2)
- SWR-M100 11" subwoofer mounted in custom enclosure
- Two 7" midrange speakers and two dome tweeters mounted in salon
- Two 6" all-weather speakers in cockpit
- Apple Ipod/Iphone connecting cable
Sails and Rigging
Island Packet has always promoted the versatile cutter rig with the self tacking Hoyt staysail boom that makes shorthanded cruising a breeze. All lines are led aft to the cockpit while the halyard winches remain on the mast to keep the cockpit uncluttered.
- Main Sail - Vertically battened roller furling mainsail
- Genoa - 110% on Harken roller furling
- Staysail - Harken roller furling and Hoyt designed boom
- Mast head cutter rig gives versatility in all weather conditions
- Custom designed removable chafe protector for furled staysail (eliminates chafing by jib sheets
- Mast head cutter rig gives versatility in all weather conditions
- Extruded aluminum furling mast and boom
- Lewmar Ocean Series 44CST two speed mainsail furling winch on cabin top
- Lewmar Ocean Series 44CST two speed mainsheet winch on cabin top
- Lewmar Ocean Series 54CST electric primary winches
- Coaming mounted furling winches for headsail and staysail
- (2) Lewmar 30 CST mast mounted main and genoa halyard winches
- (1) Lewmar 8C mast mounted staysail halyard winch
- Dutchman boom brake system
- 4:1 Traveler control system
- Rigid Boom Vang
- (2) Flag halyards on lower spreaders
- Masthead flag halyard with Harken micro block led to cleat on stern arch
- Lewmar winch handles
- Two mast-mounted Spinlock rope clutches for mainsail and genoa
- Spinlock cam cleats on traveler controls in cockpit
Deck and Hull
The largest aft cockpit design that Island Packet built, the 460 is the prettiest girl at the dance and will delight you with her performance. The shear grace of this design is breathtaking but, she is designed to offer additional deck area aft of the cockpit. This allows safe and easy handling of stern lines, easy access to raising the dinghy on the custom arch as well as convenient access to the lazarette locker.
As with all Island Packets, her hull is a hand lay up tri-axel roving solid glass and her deck has inorganic coring which will last the life of the boat. She is built with premium gel coat and non skid.
Starting at the bow
- Integral bow pulpit with two stainless steel Seasafe Anchor Rollers and double stainless steel bow rails
- Bow Thruster - Vetus 6HP with joystick control at helm
- Electric Windlass - Muir Cheetah 2500 electric anchor windlass with up/down foot switches and up/down control at helm
- Large anchor locker with Lewmar deck hatch
- 88 lb. Rocna primary anchor with 250' of 3/8" chain
- 45 lb. CQR secondary anchor with 60' of 3/8" chain and 200' of rope rode
- Fresh and raw water deck wash-down at bow
- Stanchions and double stainless steel life lines
- Stainless Steel mast pulpits Port and Starboard
- 13 stainless steel opening ports with screens
- 8 Lewmar deck hatches with built-in Ocean-Air retractable screens and shades
- Wonderful aft cockpit with sufficient space to stretch out and relax (14 ft of seating area per side)
- Cockpit cushions - tan with red piping
- Helmsman's seat and backrest
- Cockpit table
- Large aft deck with cavernous lazarette compartment
- Fiberglass and teak stern platform with swim ladder
- (8) Fenders and numerous dock lines
- over 400 cubic feet of weatherproof storage space for gear and supplies
- provides roomy access to generator, refrigerator/freezer compressors, hydraulic autopilot drive unit and watermaker pump
- quick and easy access to life raft and emergency tiller
- abundance of space for folding bicycles and fenders
Stern Boarding Platform
- Swim Platform - attractive and roomy fiberglass and teak platform extending the entire width of the stern
- KATO boarding handrails for safety and ease of launching and boarding the dinghy
- stainless steel retractable swim ladder mounted under boarding platform
- custom LED courtesy lighting mounted on transom for ease of boarding in darkness
- All cockpit canvas designed and constructed by Chris Ford at Yacht Canvas in Annapolis
- Tubular stainless steel framewwork fabricated by KATO of Annapolis
- Color for all cockpit canvas; "Toast" 3 4628-0000
- Full-height (6'-3") dodger:
- excellent visibility and ease of access and egress to/from the companionway
- 3 polycarbonate panels (new replacements on 7/1/2016) and 6 eisenglass panels
- stainless steel safety grab bars on exterior sides of dodger near the boarding gate
- stainless steel safety grab bar on aft edge of dodger
- Bimini - Extra-wide (caprail to caprail) Sunbrella bimini and connecting panel for maximum shade and sun protection
- Full Enclosure - Zippered/recessed full canvas cockpit enclosure with 7 eisenglass panels
- Shade Panel - Zippered Sunbrella shade panel covering lazarette deck
- Binnacle Cover - Zippered Sunbrella binnacle cover
- Outboard Motor Cover - Sunbrella
- Zippered sun awnings for P&S sides of bimini + lazarette deck
- Island Packet achieves the strongest possible construction by using premium biaxial and triaxial roving in their one piece laminated hull and keel.
- Island Packet"s full foil keel provides moderate draft, dependable motion, and unparalleled safety and seakeeping.
- Use of superior Durashield gel coat
- Full keel design and aluminum rudder step to protect prop from snags
- Full length rub rail
- Custom red boot stripe!
There is a lot going on back on the arch! Keeps all the antenna mounts off the rails and the wind generator mount off the stern!
This polished stainless steel stern arch is an extraordinary work of art by the folks at KATO in Annapolis, MD. The process of raising and lowering the dinghy is simplified by the spacious aft deck.
integration of arch into stern rail with custom "wrap-around" extension of rails to stanchion
- 5 antenna risers
- 3 solar panel mounts
- wind generator mount
- outboard motor lifting arm with block and tackle (Handy Billy)
- dinghy davits with block and tackle
- 4 stainless steel cleats
- 2 lazarette deck reinforcing struts
- stainless steel flag mount
- stainless steel fishing rod holder
- dinghy is safely positioned high and dry on arch davits, improving visibility astern and minimizing the possibility of being swamped in a following sea
- custom arch-mounted LED floodlight illuminates aft deck for ease of boarding in darkness
Raymarine E-120 multifunction display at helm
- Raymarine E-80 multifunction display at nav station
- Navionics cartography for USA and South America, including the Caribbean and Bahamas + CF cards and PC card reader for data backup and Raymarine software updates
- PC/Sea Talk NMEA 0183 Interface
- GPS - Raymarine Raystar 126 GPS sensor
- AIS 500 Class B transceiver with dedicated antenna mounted on arch
- SR 100 Sirius real-time weather module with dedicated antenna mounted on arch (requires subscription)
- Radar - Raymarine RD424 24" 4kw analog Radome scanner with KATO stainless steel tubular mount on mast
- Raymarine ST 60+ knot/depth/wind indicators mounted above sea hood
- Raymarine R28170 short arm masthead wind speed/direction transducer new as of 1/25/2016 (warranted by Raymarine through 1/25/2019)
- Autopilot - Raymarine ST 6001 SmartPilot autopilot keypad control mounted on binnacle
- Autopilot Drive - Raymarine E12207 hydraulic linear drive autopilot installed in custom protective box in lazarette compartment
- Autopilot Controller - Raymarine Wireless A18105 autopilot Smart Controller with instrument repeater mounted at nav station
- Full 110V and 12v systems with numerous 110V plugs and 12V plu
- Dual 30 amp dockside power system with 2 50' cords
- Generator - Maspower MP8M 8 kW (615 hours )
- Battery Charger - Charles 500 SP 60 amp charger
- High output Balmar 100 amp alternator
- Balmar Voltage regulator
- Balmar Digital Duo Charge monitor
- Line Voltage test switch on DC panel at nav station
- Electrical DC grounding/bonding system for rig and underwater metals
- 8 Lifeline AGM 12v GPL-27T battery House bank = 800 amp hour total capacity
- (1) Lifeline AGM 12V 2700T dedicated Engine start battery
- (1) Lifeline AGM 12V 2700 T dedicated Generator start battery
- Xantrex 1800 watt sine wave inverter mounted at nav station
- Xantrex Link-Pro battery monitor mounted at nav station
- Solar Panels - (3) Kyocera KC130TM 130 watt solar panels mounted on arch with Blue Sky Solar Boost 3024iL duocharge controller mounted in lazarette compartment and Blue Sky Solar Boost IPN Pro-remote mounted at nav station
- Wind Generator - Eclectic Energy D400 wind generator mounted on arch; brake switch and heat dissipater mounted in lazarette compartment
- Galvanic Isolator - ProMariner ProSafe1 polarity/galvanic isolator monitor mounted at nav station
- Fireboy - Xintex CO Monitor hard-wired and mounted at nav station
- 12V Outlets - 12v DC cigarette lighter outlets installed at binnacle, galley and nav station for charging electronic devices
- Tri-Color Masthead Light - Orca Green Marine #LXTA-SP TriAnchor masthead LED tri-color/anchor/strobe light with photodiode (dusk to dawn) controller; selector control switch mounted at nav station
- LED courtesy lighting in cockpit and stern boarding area
- LED flood light mounted on arch
- LED replacement bulbs in running lights, foredeck light, recessed ceiling lighting and stainless steel reading lights throughout cabin
- LED lighting in fridge and freezer with contact switches
- (3) Caframo Sirocco DC Fans
- (4) Hella Turbo Fans
- Refrigerator/Freezer Upgrades - Energy saving Coastal Climate Control "Merlin" replacement controllers installed on both refrigerator and freezer Danfoss compressors (replaced standard Frigoboat Smart Speed controllers)
Mechanical and Plumbing
- Yanmar model 4JH4-TE; 75 HP turbocharged FWC engine (2,542 hours )
- Yanmar KM4A2 transmission
- 3 blade fixed propeller
- Aluminum fuel tank w/gauge
- Racor fuel filter with water separator
- Groco bronze engine intake strainer
- Remote engine oil filter under galley bin for ease of removal/replacement
- Single lever engine control with Glendinning control cables
- Steering - Lewmar Cobra geared direct-drive steering system with Edson 32" stainless steel wheel
- Air/Heat - 16 K BTU Cruiseair Reverse Cycle Heat and Air 16k located under port settee in salon; condensate drains to bilge
- Air/Heat - 10K BTU Cruiseair Reverse Cycle Heat and Air located under berth in forward stateroom; condensate drains to forward head shower sump
- Electrical and plumbing lines roughed-in for third AC unit in lazarette compartment to service aft stateroom (never needed...never added)
- Cruiseair QHT thermostat/control keypads in salon and forward stateroom
- Watermaker - Spectra Cape Horn Extreme 14 GPH watermaker
Manual and electric bilge pumps
- Johnson bilge pump alarm
- 11 Gallon hot water tank - engine and dock side 110V
- AcuGauge Ultra monitor for water and holding tank
- SeaGull water filter for galley and head
- VacuFlush fresh water toilets in forward and aft heads
- ThermoCure fiberglass water and holding tanks
Safety and USCG Equipment
- EPIRB - ACR Global Fix Pro 406 MHz GPS EPIRB hard-wired to ship's GPS for position fix
- Liferaft - ISO-certified Winslow #606LSO six person liferaft in valise (stored on shelf in lazarette compartment)
- MOM 8 man overboard module mounted on stern rail (inspected and re-certified 9/2015)
- Radar Reflector - Tri Lens passive radar reflector with internal Luneberg lenses mounted on mast
- Rescue Stick - Mustang Survival throwable Rescue Stick
- Lifesling 3 with 150' of line stowed in fiberglass canister mounted on stern rail
- West Marine 70' throw rope; safety yellow with SOLAS reflective tape
- 8 Type II PFDs
- 2 Type IV throwable cushions
- Emergency flares in waterproof container
- Ditch Bag - ACR Rapidditch express emergency ditch bag
- Emergency VHF antenna
- 3 Kidde Type B/C fire extinguishers
- Fire's Out galley fire blanket
- Laminated USCG Rules of the Road
- Portable air horn sound signal device
Where to begin?
Cutter Loose is so well equipped and equally well documented that her owners can give you a very succinct idea of the equipment included with her. There is also an available descriptive list of projects recently completed on Cutter Loose. Just ask and I will be glad to send it to you.
Here is a list of miscellaneous items that will accompany her.
- Custom-fitted gold/black stripe bedspread for forward stateroom berth
- Matching pillow case covers
- 5 matching/contrasting throw pillows for forward stateroom and salon
- 3 custom-fitted sets of sheets and pillow cases for forward stateroom berth
- 1 custom-fitted set of sheets and pillow cases for aft stateroom berth
- KATO custom stainless steel thru-bolted boarding handrails mounted on stern platform (2)
- Textalene 2" closed cell foam stern seat cushions to match cockpit cushions (IPY)
- Edson outboard motor mount
- Second aluminum 10 pound LPG tank (in addition to tank supplied by factory)
- No Strike lightning dissipation array mounted at masthead
- Davis wind indicator mounted at masthead
- (2) Wichard jack lines and (2) Wichard folding pad eyes secured to backing plates at bow (2)
- Cast/polished stainless steel Island Packet step plates at boarding gates (2)
- Weems and Plath 4002 electronic barometer mounted at nav station; hard-wired to house bank
- Handsome matching set of Weems and Plath Atlantis polished chrome quartz clock, barometer and thermometer mounted on salon bulkhead
- Nicro solar vents mounted on hatches in forward stateroom and aft head for air circulation
- Delrin blocks mounted under periphery of toilet seats in forward head and aft head to keep seat secure in a seaway
- Line storage hooks installed in anchor locker and lazarette compartment
- Lee cloths for berths in forward stateroom, aft stateroom and settee berths in salon (Bruce Gregory design/production)
- Retractable nylon clotheslines in forward head and galley
- Varnished teak liquid soap holders at galley and in forward and aft heads
- Zarcor "peek-a-boo" window shades in forward head, forward stateroom, aft head and aft stateroom
- Custom carpet in salon to protect teak and holly sole
- All sanitation hoses replaced with Raritan Sani Flex hoses in September, 2015
- Varnished Edson teak and stainless steel drink holder on binnacle
- Two five gallon diesel jerry jugs
- One 1 gallon diesel fuel jug
- IP 460 owner's manual
- Yanmar service manual for 4JH4-TE
- All product literature and owner manuals organized in alphabetical order in file cabinet
- Daily cruising and maintenance logs in Excel (June, 2009 to present)
- Copies of service records
- Sailmail manual
- Paper and electronic charts and cruising guides for U.S. east coast, Chesapeake Bay, Bahamas and Caribbean
- Courtesy flags for Bahamas and most countries in Caribbean
Note: Cutter Loose has always been a NO SMOKING boat !
To further introduce you to the capabilities of the 460 and provide additional useful information, check out the blog of Flying Fish. The web address is below. Follow to see where she is currently, and learn about that owner's decision process when choosing a boat.
Also...the photography is breathtaking.
You could be out there learning and exploring, as well....in Cutter Loose.