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1988 Island Packet 38

US$ 79,400*
Annapolis/Spa Creek, MD
Interested in this boat? Tel: 443-223-7864 Cell anytime
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Centerboard model, New Gererator, Auopilot, hull # 70

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Annapolis/Spa Creek, MD
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 79,400 

1988 38' Island Packet centerboard!! New listing specs and photos taken on 8/10/2019. Has 44hp Yanmar w/2575 hours use, new generator w/less than 10 hours use, Air conditioning, refit inflatable and 2 cabin layout with double master forward, roller in-mast mainsail furling, twin furling headsails and dinghy davit and radar, new GPS plotter and autopilot and more!

The Owner has had the sails cleaned (Main, Genoa and Yankee) at Quantum , so they look good.  Also have an  asymmetrical spinnaker (top condition), storm jib (brand new) and storm tri-sail (mint condition).

Broker Update 8/17/2019:

The seller and I ran all systems and all functioned properly. The main engine fired up easily and cooled and we ran her in gear for 20 minutes with good thrust from the prop and transmission. We ran the generator for 20 minutes and it powered the air conditioning beautifully and the temp was cold coming from the vents. All electronics turned on and functioned well. In all, I did not see any issues from her sitting in waiting for the past few seasons, other than bottom paint. The seller hired a varnish professional to do touch ups to her brightwork and a few topcoats. Otherwise a good detailing and bottom paint is all I would recommend.

New upgrades in 2017:

* Barrier coat with anti fouling

* Whisper Power Genset M-SC3.5 3600 RPM

* B&G Autopilot

* Chart Plotter/Lowrance

* HDTV 18"

* Brightwork Topside, salon and sole

*Rebuilt Cenerboard

* Gaskets

* 2016/Starter battery

* 2016/ House Batteries 

 Must see at this aggressive price point! Call us for more details!

Seller's Statement:

Enjoyed sailing her because of the way she handles in a blue water sea way (Bermuda trip and Atlantic cruising from Florida to Annapolis) as well as long haul amenities,  e.g., radar and autopilot.   Great  shallow water cruising in the bay with C/B up.  Creature comforts great too; galley fridge/freezer, good stove, potable water dechlorinator in galley, HVAC, stand alone water heater for hot showers (rationed though on long cruises).  One aft head for crew, cabin with Pullman berth forward for captain with private head and TV with disc player.  Pullman configuration gives good comfort in a bumpy seaway. Two SSB's (one in salon and one topside) for worldwide radio coverage.  Two VHF's, one in salon and back-up at helm, for short range contact ship to ship and ship to shore. 

Electric windlass great for sending someone up the mast, hauling in anchor and bringing in sails.  In-mast furling for main and roller furling for both Genoa and Yankee make single handing easy, especially with electric windlass.  I had no problems single handing day sails on the bay with all this stuff. Dual Racor fuel filter allows filter change underway.  Used it on my Bermuda trip.  Very convenient; no stopping, no hassle.  It got us into St. George's without a hitch. 

Lastly, gen-set to keep everything powered up.


Starting forward is the anchor locker accessible by the forward head. Next is the master head with plenty of storage, an opening hatch and a shower with a wrap-around curtain. Continuing aft is the roomy master stateroom with large starboard berth and port hanging lockers with cabinets. Walking further aft is the main salon with Island Packet's signature bulkhead mounted fold-up dining table. The L-Shaped settee is to starboard and converts to a double berth which also provides the seating for the navigation station. To port is the second settee with tons of storage all around. The nav station is easily  accessible from the main cabin and faces aft. The aft head is across from the nav station with sink, storage, manual head, and shower with wrap-around curtain to protect that fabulous looking teak. The aft head is accessible from the salon and privately  from the aft cabin. The private aft cabin is to port. She has a double wide berth, a dressing seat/table, cedar-lined hanging locker, an opening hatch, and lots of storage. Any quest would feel right-at­ home with these extra accommodations. The spacious u-shaped galley is starboard of the gangway. She has a BRAND NEW refrigeration system that will even keep your favorite flavored ice cream frozen. Vessel headroom is 6'3. 



Very spacious and roomy. Loads of storage space.


The dinette is to starboard. The fold-down table is bulkhead mounted to make the salon much more spacious. She also converts to a double berth to share the wonderful experience with family and friends. 



This large u-shaped galley is located to starboard. She has tons of storage space for the onboard chef. She is convenient both to the cockpit and salon but not in the major traffic areas.



  •  2009 ALL NEW Frigoboat Refrigeration System (2.3 cubic feet of freezer & 4.9 cubic feet of refrig)
  • Water Heater
  • Microwave Oven
  • 3-Burner Seaward Princess Propane Stove w/Oven
  • 2009 The refrigeration system has been reinsulated and a large freezer added in 2007 (2 units w/twin keel coolers)



The master stateroom is located forward. The double berth is located starboard. She sleeps two comfortably. She has storage drawers below the berth. To port she has vanity drawers and a hanging locker. Forward of the master stateroom is the master private head. 



This blue hulled beauty is in great condition. She stands out from afar. She is equipped with a full keel which helps her stability in rough weather. 


  • NEW 2008 9' 4 Person Avon-Lite Dinghy
  • 1995 3 1/2hp Yamaha Outboard W/2017 re-build carb. 
  • Outboard Motor Mount on Stern
  • Manual Dinghy Davits
  • Maxwell Electric Windlass
  • (3) Anchors (1-45 CQR, 1-35 CQR  & 1-Fortress)
  • Bow Pulpit & Rails
  • Side Stanchions w/Lifelines
  • USCG Safety Package
  • Fiberglass Deck
  • Saltwater Deck Washdown
  • Bow Docking Lights
  • Navigation Lights
  • Single Manual SearchLight
  • Spreader Lights
  • Bimini Top
  • Dodger
  • Fenders & Lines
  • (6)PFD's
  • (1) Life Ring
  • Split Stem Rail w/Fold Down Teak Swim Ladder 
  • Micron Extra Ablative 2017 new barrier and anti fouling
  • Topsides & Freeboard Awlgripped 




  • 2017 new  NAC-3 autopilot,Triton 2 controller, Triton 2 display
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • I-Com M34 VHF Radio
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Datamarine Depth Sounder
  • Datamarine Wind Speed Indicator
  • Furuno 24 Mile Radar
  • Datamarine Speed/Distance Logs
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • SSB Radio
  • 2017 new Lowrance Chartplotter Elite 9T1
  • 2017 new TV with disc player
  • Stereo w/CD player 



This Yanmar has been well maintained and cared for. She has 2181 hours on her, but still a lot more to go. She even still smells like a new engine. She bums approximately 1/2 gallon of fuel per hour at cruising speed. She is very quiet and runs extremely smooth. 


  • 2017 New Mastervolt 3.5kw Generator
  • Heart 50 amp Battery Charger           
  • 2016 new starter  battery and 2 house batteries                         
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Auto Feathering Prop (SailProp)
  • Engine Alarm
  • Emergency Engine Shut-Off
  • Fuel Shut-Off Valve-both Propane &Engine
  • Fume Detector
  • Freshwater Cooling System
  • Raw water Sea Strainer
    • Bilge Pump
    • Bilge Blower
    • Dockside Electrical Cables
    • 12v DC & 110v AC Electrical Systems
    • 16,000 BTU Cruise-Air Air Conditioner w/Reverse Cycle 



She is cruise equipped and ready to go. All sails are Dacron. 


  • Wire Stainless Steel Standing Rigging
  • Roller Furling
  • Keel Stepped Mast
  • In-Mast Furling System
  • Jib
  • Staysail
  • Drifter

For immediate email contact: or text me @ 443-223-7864 cell for service and showing instructions on any of my listings *** "To make an offer on any of my beautiful listings, please call me to have an electronic Yacht Purchase and Sale Agreement emailed to you immediately" My customers & clients will tell you I am direct, honest and fair. I love to sell previously owned yachts that are very well maintained and priced fairly. I look forward to working with you! Please email your questions directly to me for a quick response. All questions answered asap!

All email offers encouraged with follow up signed yacht purchase and sale agreement and 10% deposit to be held in Escrow. Yacht View is a 50/50 corresponding brokerage.

Please contact John Kaiser for her complete history details and to arrange your personal inspection. I can be reached @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell anytime or email to

Thank you for considering my professional Brokerage service. I work equally helping you either sell or purchase your yacht.

If you would like to be pre-qualified for marine financing, please contact each of the following Marine finance representatives for a competitive quote. All lenders are locally based in the Annapolis area and offer slightly different programs and rates based on your specific needs and credit history. Remember, many boats qualify as second home mortgage deductions and many times you may incorporate your state's "Use Tax" into the loan! 

I would highly recommend the following lenders: Laurie Kiser @ 443-223-8425, Dave Trostle @ 410.268.1545, Jane Tayman @ (888) 386-3121 (These professionals will pre-qualify your financing needs to prepare your budget for your yacht purchase. Be certain to let them know I referred you!) 

For your Marine Insurance I would highly recommend Robin Greulich @ 410-224-2664 or Al Golden, President & Agent @ 800-541-4647

Feel free to interview these local Marine Surveyors I have worked with for many years:Todd Taylor Marine Surveyor, 410-725-1641 Reno Panico, Atlantic Seaboard Marine Surveyors, 301-807-7593, Tarn Kelsey, Kelsay Marine Survey, 410-353-3822, Jim McGlincy of Bay Shore Marine Surveys @ 410-808-3849. Also contact for a complete list of SAMS or for NAMS surveyors nationwide. 

Local Yacht Detailing and management: Williams Yacht Management Company @ Email: 410-268-1634

Local Mobile Interior and Cushion Cleaning: Annapolis ChemDry, "Josh" @ 410-255-8200. 

Local Marine Service on Systems, electronic and general repair: Steve Catz @ 410-231-3191 or his web site @ or Patrick at Marine Electric Systems @ 443-790-5783 or

Local Marina: Smiths Marina, Crownsville, MD. 35T travel lift, excellent service including fiberglass repair, bottom service and land/water storage. Contact Rick or Valerie Smith, 410-923-3444.

Local Marine Mechanics, both gas and diesel: Ken Navis/Severn River Marine Services @ 410-923-1373, Jeff Leitch/Kim Starr/Bay Shore Marine Engine Service/ @ 410-263-8370

And remember....."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So...throw off your bowlines...Sail away from the safe harbor...Catch the trade winds in your sails.....Explore! Dream! Discover!" (Mark Twain)

*Yacht View Brokerage LLC is always interested in very well maintained yachts to list, market & sell, call John Kaiser on his cell @ 443-223-7864 anytime!


Please contact John Kaiser at 4432237864

Interested in this boat? Tel: 443-223-7864 Cell anytime

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