The brightwork on this Island Packet 38 is outstanding - inside and out. Worth a view just to see the shine on the teak and mahogany - spectacular.
The Island Packet 38 was the first Island Packet model to feature two head compartments, setting the standard for all subsequent Island Packets by combining enhanced creature comforts with Island Packet's traditional seakeeping capabilities. Archimedes is a full keel/centerboard model affording the option of extending draft from 4'0" to 7'7". The yacht has been used only sparingly in recent years but has received loving care. This Island Packet 38 just had her cabin and outside wood rejuvenated - gorgeous. The result is a great opportunity to purchase a yacht capable of extensive coastal or long distance cruising and a wonderful live-aboard.
2017 barrier coat
2017 anti-fouling coat
2017 Whisper power GenSet M-SC3.5 3600RPM
2017 B&G autopilot
2017 Chart Plotter - Lowrance
2017 HDTV 18”
2017 Brightwork topside, salon and sole
2017 Rebuilt Centerboard
2016 Starter Battery
2016 House Batteries
As an avid sailor and fisherman, I bring to you over 45 years of on the water experience with over 8000 blue water miles. Through the years I have enjoyed a variety of positions in the marine industry - a former director of the J-World Sailing schools, rigger, professional coach, and yacht racer, delivery crew and captain. I bring to you a vast understanding of boats large and small, monohulls to multihulls and sailing or power. If you are looking to sell your yacht please give me a call or text to 443 822 0984 or send me an email at email@example.com.
Topsides, the Island Packet 38 features large unobstructed deck and cabin top surfaces. Safe and secure deck work is ensured with raised bulwarks, premium course diamond nonskid, full length cabin top hand rails, welded double bow and stern rails and double lifelines. The deck is trimmed with a wide teak cap rail and a stainless steel striker all around, with teak cockpit coamings and detail trim. All nonskid surfaces are molded in contrasting tan. The roomy cockpit features contoured cockpit seats with deep coaming backrests, a comfortable helmsman's seat, a cavernous locker to starboard, storage tray to port and rack and pinion geared wheel steering for precise feel and utmost reliability. Other details include a fresh water cockpit shower unit, protected engine control panel, folding swim ladder, and lifeline stern and side gates. All bright work reworked (2017).
The hull is molded in one piece with extra strong triaxial glass, unified with an engineered molded interior grid structure. Deck laminate is cored with advanced Polycel, a tough microsphere and resin matrix that is heat, rot and delamination proof. PolyClad 3 is used on all exterior surfaces backed with a vinylester laminate in the hull, so impervious to osmotic blistering that Island Packet was the first U.S. builder to offer a ten year limited osmotic blister warranty. The deck is attached to the integrally molded hull flange with bolts, lock nuts, and urethane adhesive sealant. All deck hardware is thru-bolted with aluminum back up plates. Replied barrier coat in 2017.
The moderate full keel design, unique to Island Packet, combines a contemporary performance hull form with a foil shaped full keel providing the benefits of spirited, powerful performance and seakeeping comparable to deeper fin keel designs while providing the ability to explore shallow coastal waters. The centerboard is particularly helpful when beating to windward.
Below deck, the interior features a tri-cabin layout with large forward and aft staterooms, each with private access to an adjoining head compartment with shower,and a spacious central salon. The master stateroom with its private head further forward utilizes virtually the full beam of the yacht to create an exceptionally open, roomy layout. A large double berth offset to starboard, oversized hanging locker plus bureau and chest of drawers and numerous other detailed amenities provide for a gracious lifestyle for extended periods aboard.
The inviting main salon is bright and open. Large settees, a wide sole, wall mounted retractable table, pullout double berth and numerous stowage areas allow a variety of uses including gracious entertaining, dining or a third cabin for extra guests. The aft facing nav station is quickly accessible from the cockpit, allowing easy communication with the helmsperson. Fresh air ventilation is afforded by six Lewmar screened deck hatches, two Dorade vents and thirteen opening ports with screens.
The large wrap-around U-shaped galley is convenient to both cockpit and salon yet out of companionway traffic. Standard equipment includes an LPG range with oven, deep double sinks, heavily insulated 14 cubic foot ice box, deluxe teak dish rack with cutlery drawers, hot and cold pressure water, plus thoughtful details such as stove guard rail with harness attachments and a hideaway trash bin. Excellent engine access is provided through moveable panels on either side of, and behind, the companionway ladder.
Comfortable accommodations for two are provided in the roomy aft stateroom. The wide double berth, dressing seat, bureau and cedar-lined hanging locker, plus private access to the adjoining head compartment with shower provide gracious quarters for crew or guests.
Construction quality, materials and finish are to the highest standard throughout, not solely to create a finely crafted appearance, but also to build in a lifetime of capability and reliability.
Anodized single spreader aluminum mast, keel-stepped, equipped with a Lewmar #42 jib halyard winch, mast steps and stainless steel grab rail surrounding the mast and a furling mainsail. Anodized aluminum boom equipt with an adjustable topping lift, boom vang and preventer. Shrouds and stays have been replaced as needed. Whisker poles are attached to the mast from the deckhouse.
Two head compartments containing (1) manual toilet and (1) 12V macerator toilet. Y-valve w/discharge to new polyethylene tank or overboard. Double wall vinyl fabric reinforced hose, double clamped. Both heads have a hand held shower. Raritan 11 Automatic Marine Converter.