1988 Island Packet 38


YACHT DETAILS: 1988 Island Packet 38








Deltaville, VA
$116,000 USD
38 ft
5 ft
12.67 ft
51 ft









(1) 57|gallon
(1) 157|gallon
(1) 30|gallon

The Island Packet 38 is an ideal cruising boat. With the broad beam and full keel, it is, like all Island Packets, stable and sea-kindly.  

The Teak joinery and Teak and Holly floors were all re-finished in 2020-1 by the previous owners.  An act of love indeed! The salon upholstery is in fabulous condition with Brisa Gold Ultra Leather (2016 covers/2021 new cushions), which offsets the teak beautifully. The 2 cabin – 2 head layout makes this boat well suited for a family or 2 couples.  There is plenty of space in the salon and cockpit for 4 people and the storage is unsurpassed, with multiple levels of storage compartments behind the settees.

Juniper has had a lot of the ‘big ticket’ items taken care of and several upgrades:

Chainplates replaced by Snead Island Boatworks (2016)
Holding tank replaced with a plastic tank (2013)
Standing rigging replaced (2015)
LED lighting throughout (2015)
Raymarine Evolution EV-200 Autopilot  (2019)
Adler Barbour Cold Machine – Air cooled (2021)
4 x Lifeline GPL-31XT Batteries (2021)
3 x RichSolar 100W Solar Panels (2019)
Balmar 100A Alternator (2017)

New Dodger (2019)
New sail covers (2021)
150′ 3/8″ BBB Anchor Chain (2020)
Anchor washdown (2020)
Bow roller (2018)
Lofras Tigres Electric Windlass (2018)
Lewmar hatch lenses, gaskets, hinges & handles (2017)
Marine Kinetix WInd Generator
9′ Achilles Dinghy
EPropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus Electric outboard motor w/ 2 batteries

The various owners of this boat have taken care of maintenance as needed (See Full Specifications for more details). Come and see Juniper at your earliest convenience!


The Island Packet 38 is well appointed, with Zarcor Peek-a-boo blinds for all hatches and portlights. The interior teak (bulkheads and cabin sole) was re-varnished in 2020/1

The spacious galley is to starboard, the aft cabin and head to port.  The aft head can be accessed from the salon and from the aft cabin.

The salon consists of a 3-seat straight settee to port, with plentiful storage behind and above; the starboard settee has an angle to the seat, aft as it doubles as a seat for the chart table that sits at 45 degrees, facing aft. Upholstery was replaced with Ultra Leather in 2016 and settee cushion foam was replaced in 2021.  Electrical panel, as well as instruments are on mounted on panels on the hull behind the settee. The settee pulls out to form a double berth and the table folds down from the forward bulkhead, with storage against the bulkhead.

Port forward is a cabinet with louvered doors and there is more storage on the port side in the forward cabin, including a cedar lined locker.  A double Pullman berth with Dunlop latex foam, cooling mattress topper and 3″ foam base mattress (2019) to starboard, with drawers and storage below.  There is a large hatch above and several portlights in the hull side.

The forward head has a shower and basin as well as access to the anchor locker through louvered doors in the forward bulkhead.  The toilet has been removed, but is still plumbed.

  • Seaward Princess 3-burner Propane stove w/ oven (2014)
  • Adler Barbour Cold Machine Fridge (2021) w/ upgraded insulation.
  • Double S/S sink
  • Grohe Mixer Faucet (2018)
  • Formica countertops
  • Storage below sinks and above counter level
  • 110V/12V system
  • 2 x 30A Shorepower cable
  • 1 x 30A Shorepower inlet
  • MarineKinetix MK4+ Wind Generator (2015)
  • Wind & Solar hybrid controller for Wind Gen (2015)
  • 3 x Rich Solar 100W solar panels – mounted on cabin top (2019)
  • Xantrex Charge Controller (2013)
  • Xantrex ProSine 1000W Inverter (2013)
  • 4 x LifeLine GPL-31XT Batteries (2021)
  • Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor (2017)
  • 3 x 12V Cafrano Fans in cabins (2022)
  • Black & Decker Portable Aircon/Dehumidifier w/ hardware for venting & draining
  • LED interior lights
  • Marinebeam LED masthead light (2020)
  • Water heater (in-op)
  • Raymarine EV-200 Autopilot w/ wireless remote (2019)
  • Lowrance HDS-7 Chartplotter (+/- 2014)
  • Datamarine Wind, Depth, Speed
  • DMI masthead anemometer rebuilt (2020)
  • Raytheon R20 Radar (status unknown)
  • Vesper Marine AIS Watchmate 850 Class B Transponder
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF w/ RAM in cockpit (2016)
  • Standard Horizon Handheld VHF w/ GPS
  • Sony Stereo/CD Player (2020) w/
  • 4 x Polk Speakers in salon (2017) 
  • 2 x Clarion cockpit speakers (tend to fade out)
  • Vizio 24″ HD TV (2018)
  • Chainplates replaced (2016) – Snead Island Boatworks
  • Standing Rigging replaced (2016)
  • Fully Battened Mainsail (age unknown – reconditioned 2016)
  • 110% Genoa (2015)
  • Hank-on Staysail w/ staysail boom (age unknown – reconditioned 2016)
  • Harken furler on forestay
  • Garhauer Rigid Boomvang (2015)
  • Garhauer Traveller
  • Mainsail & Staysail covers (2021)
  • Wichard Boombrake
  • Lewmar 8 Winch on Mast
  • Lewmar 24ST Winch on mast
  • Yanmar 4JHE 44 HP engine w/ 9100 hours
  • Heat Exchanger, Cutlass bearing, stern tube, shaft, stuffing box, coupling replaced 2015
  • Balmar 100A Alternator w/ Regulator installed 2017
  • Starter & Temperature Gauge replaced 2018
  • Packing in Stuffing Box replaced 2020
  • New shifter lever 2022
  • Teak & S/S Rubrail
  • Teak toerail, hand rails & cockpit coamings (stripped and sanded 7/2023)
  • Teak bowsprit on fiberglass frame
  • Anchor Right Double Bow roller – upgraded (2018)
  • Sarca Excel 65lb anchor w/ 150′ BBB Chain (2020) & 120′ rode (2017)
  • Lofrans Tigres Electric Windlass (2018)
  • Johnson Aqua Jet Anchor washdown system (2020)
  • Lewmar hatches – lenses, gaskets, handles, hinges replaced (2017)
  • Portlight gaskets replaced (2016)
  • Dodger w/ Strataglass windows  & Sunbrella covers covers (2019) 
  • Hatch & winch covers (2019)
  • Propane locker in starboard side deck (2 x 10lb Tanks)
  • West Marine adjustable cockpit cushions
  • Custom helm cushion w/ back cushion
  • Teak Cockpit table (in box in aft cabin)
  • Lewmar 8 Winch port outer cabin top
  • 2 x Lewmar ST16 Secondary winches on cabin top
  • 2 x Lewmar ST43 Primary Winches
  • Cockpit storage port and starboard
  • Cockpit shower
  • Stern rail w/ central gate which doubles as a swim ladder
  • Garhauer Outboard motor lift (port quarter)
  • Edson outboard motor mount (port stern rail)
  • Wind Generator mount (starboard quarter)
  • Dinghy Davits
  • ACR Globalfix EPIRB (Cat II)
  • ACR Personal Locator Beacon 
  • LRSE Crewsaver 4-pax Liferaft (2015 – out of date)
  • Mast Mate Climbing System
  • ACR Ditch Bag
  • Wichard Jacklines
  • 2 x Mustang PDF’s w/ harnesses & tethers
  • CO2 & Smoke Detectors
  • JimBuoy Horseshoe Buoy (2021)
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • CO2 & Smoke Detectors
  • Achilles 9′ RIB (2015)
  • Electric outboard motor w/ 2 spare batteries
  • Force 10 Propane Heater (current owner has not used it)
  • Original holding tank removed & replaced w/ plastic tank (2013)
  • Aluminum Fuel & Water tanks
  • New macerator pump (2020)
  • Forward head removed; hoses still in place.
  • Spares
  • Disclaimer
    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043

    Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia.
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