If you have decided your next boat is an Island Packet 465, look no further. ZAZU is immaculate and is loaded with new and updated gear. Sails, state-of-the-art electronics, solar, water maker, washing machine, canvas and a long list of equipment have all been newly installed, replaced or upgraded over the past four years. In my 35 years experience with the brand, I have not seen a nicer 465, ever. See this beauty before she is gone!
The expansive main saloon boasts more than seven feet of headroom, a well-appointed combination of hand crafted teak furnishings, cabinetry and storage, a nav station that would excite any world cruiser, a galley fit for a master chef and two of the most spacious staterooms you will find anywhere.
Entering via the comfortably angled companionway steps, your attention will be drawn to full-length settees. The port settee extends to the center line to make a double berth, and both settees can be used as sea berths. The large main dining table stows against a bulkhead wine rack, opening up the area for socializing. CE Category A Ocean rated safety windows provide a panoramic view and overhead lights and numerous reading lamps with individual dimmers are found throughout.
Adjacent to the companionway is the deluxe nav station. Featuring a high-backed swivel armchair, an inlaid chart table and storage tray and cabinetry space sufficient to mount a wide variety of electronic equipment. There’s also a wet locker within arm’s reach and a chart storage compartment.
The walk-thru galley includes opening ports on either side to keep it light and airy. The top-loading refrigerator and freezer compartments, with digitally controlled cooling units, provide generous cold storage. Either compartment may be used for refrigerated or frozen storage by the setting of the controls. A pull-out refrigerated drawer is also included for quick access to popular beverages and food.
Two spacious staterooms and abundant storage make the 465 as well suited for coastal harbor hopping as for living aboard or world cruising. The owner’s stateroom aft includes a double island berth while a large hanging locker with extra height rods outboard provides abundant clothes storage. Access to the wasaher dryer is available through the aft bulkhead door. Forward is a spacious guest stateroom also featuring a double island berth and plentiful storage. Both staterooms include numerous opening ports, large overhead hatches and deck vents to provide plenty of light and ventilation. Both berths are surrounded by an array of cabinets, lockers, drawers and shelves, and each berth includes a large hinged lid that opens to reveal a blanket storage area.
Both heads feature vanities with solid acrylic countertops, separate shower stalls with folding acrylic doors and standard VacuFlush® heads.