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38' Island Packet 1990

$ 129,500

Thismagnificent vessel is in Great condition. She is Ready and Able to Cruise in coastal waters or venture into the deep blue. DORIS EMERSON has 2 Cabins with Queen Beds and 2 Heads. Take a look at her many fine seaworthy features and make your decision to sail her into the Sunset. This boat has been maintained to high standards and easily belies her 30 years.  Aside from being spacious for the size this vessel has excellent natural lighting and ventilation. The meticulous maintenance and thought out upgrades are benefits to new owners.

  • NEW 43 Hp Beta (Kubota) Marine Diesel Engine - Only 62 Hours - Installed in 2020!
  • Marine Diesel Engine comes w/Warranty, Dual Racors, new shaft, Cutlass Bearing and Propeller!
  • Garmin Electronics - NEW in 2019
  • 6 Ocean Hatches
  • 13 Port Lights
  • 4 Dorade
  • 2 Solar Panels
  • Wind Generator
  • Doyle Stack Pack w/Full Batten Main NEW 2017
  • Doyle Utility Power Sail
  • Teak & Holly sole throughout interior in Good Condition
  • Outside brite work is being reconditioned

Who wouldn't want a boat so well loved and cared for as DORIS EMERSON? The beauty of this sailboat is you have what you need to full fill your Cruising Dream.
Make an appointment to see this beautiful Island Packet 38 today.


United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Edwards Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

Specifications

  • Price USD:$ 129,500
  • Builder:

    Island Packet

  • Model: --
  • Year:

    1990

  • Location:

    Marathon, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 38 ft in
  • Display Length: 38 ft
  • Beam: --
  • Yacht Category

    Cutter

  • Water Capacity: 127 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 57 gals
  • Engine Details: Beta B43
  • Engine 1: 2019 62.00 HRS 43.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

You can enter this vessel from Port, Stbd and the Stern. Moving around topsides is effortless with wide side decks allowing easy access to the foredeck.  Handholds are plentiful with lifelines from bow to stern.  The stern supports a custom hinged swim platform and dinghy davit arch w/solar panels. Generous seating and visibility from the cockpit. Enter the companion way down five non-skid steps and into the main cabin. The steps are in front of the engine compartment. Port side aft is the guest cabin with dual entry wet head. Stbd is the U-shaped Galley. Stbd side forward of the Galley is the Navigation Station. Forward is the open salon with sofa bench seating port and stbd.Continuing forward you will find the Owner's Stateroom with storage to port. There is a center walk though to the Owner's head and separate shower.

  • Stbd U-Shaped Galley
  • Overhead Hatch
  • Storage is Behind and above appliances
  • Formica Counter top
  • Ambient Air Ventilation
  • Lighting, 12 volt & natural
  • Double Stainless Deep Sink
  • Stove, Princess, propane three burner
  • Oven, Seaward
  • Refrigerator, Adler Barbour, 12V DC, Model: Dometic
  • Freezer Cold Plate, New 2 years ago
  • Fan


  • Gauges and Electrical Panel
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Large overhead Hatch
  • Under floor - Fuel and Water tanks
  • 5 Port Lights
  • Seating Port and Stbd
  • Stbd Settee Converts to a Double Bed
  • Navigation Station
  • Stbd Water pump & Batteries
  • Port Side - Holding Tank
  • Storage under and behind sofas
  • Table folds down and folds out
  • Ships Bell
  • 2 Kerosene Lanterns, mounted
  • Extra bedding in rolled pillows
  • Life Vests inside Ottoman
  • Stereo, Jensen
  • TV, 24"


  • Overhead Large Hatch
  • Forward w/folding and latching door
  • Queen bed to stbd
  • Hatch
  • 3 Portlights
  • 2 Dorades
  • Fan
  • 6 Lights
  • 4 Drawers under bed
  • Hanging Locker + 3 Cabinets, Portside
  • Mast step access


  • Jabsco toilet, raw water manual flush
  • Formica counter w/S/S sink and cabinets
  • Mirror full length of counter
  • Teak Cup and Toothbrush holder, mounted
  • Separate Shower w/ceiling track for Shower Curtain
  • Teak Shower Seat
  • Handheld Shower Handle
  • Overhead Hatch
  • Portlight
  • 2 Lights


  • Queen Bed aft w/filler
  • Corner Seat, stbd
  • 2 Drawers + Hanging Locker, stbd
  • 1 Hatch
  • 3 Lights
  • 2 Portlights

Guest Head

  • Duel Entry
  • Jabsco toilet, raw water manual flush
  • Teak Seat to Cover Toilet for Wet Head
  • S/S sink w/Pullout Faucet for Shower
  • 3 Cabinets
  • 1 Portlight
  • 1 Light


Stepping aboard  DORIS EMERSON you will find her Cockpit Welcoming and Comfortable. She's clean - well loved - and has generous seating with comfortable top siders.  She has a good forward visibility. Under the seat cushions to stbd is a spacious Lazarette with a smaller Lazarette to port. The  Nav Pod is the Grand Prix Series. Garmin Electronics were NEW/Replaced in 2019!


  • VHF Radio, ICOM, Model: IC-M422, 1 Fixed & 2 Handheld
  • Sideband Radio, ICOM, Model: M802
  • Auto Pilot, Garmin
  • Radar, Garmin
  • GPS, Garmin, GPSmap xsv
  • Depth Sounder, Garmin
  • Anemometer, Garmin
  • Apparent Wind, Garmin
  • Compass, Ritchie, Model: Powerdamp
  • Ships Clock, Weems & Plath
  • AIS, ARC, Model: Nauticast B


  • Oil Pressure, Red Light & Gauge
  • Water Temperature, Red Light & Gauge
  • Alt,/battery Voltage, Red light & Gauge
  • Tachometer


  • Oil Pressure, Red Light & Whistle
  • Smoke Alarm
  • CO Alarm
  • Air Horn
  • Barometer, Weems & Plath
  • Cockpit Folding Table
  • Edson Steering Wheel - 6 spoke S/S, 30" diameter
  • Emergency Tiller, Bronze (Located in the Lazarette)
  • Bench Seat Cushions w/Closed Cell Foam
  • Dodger & Bimini
  • Full Enclosure in Storage
  • Foil Sun Block Window Coverings
  • Bosun's Chair


  • Teak Toe Rail
  • Upper deck rail is varnished and canvas covered
  • Bow Handrail, 1" S/S 26" height
  • Stern Handrails Rails 1" S/S 24" height
  • Stern Life Lines are Upper Rail to Gates
  • Life lines, double, S/S wire rope with gates, Port & Stbd, outside of cockpit and at stern
  • Stanchions, 1"x24" S/S, through bolted
  • Bow Pulpit, S/S double with bow rollers
  • Anchors - Bruce 45#, 2010, 150'/200' chain/road; Manson supreme, 2010, 75'/150'; Fortress with chain and rode.
  • Rode, Chain, 5/16"
  • Anchor Davit, S/S, deck mounted, integral w/arch
  • Windlass, Lewmar
  • Teak Bow Sprit
  • Non-Skid Decks
  • 2 Propane Tanks in Locker
  • 2 Solar Panels, Kyocera, - Model: Blue Sky, 120 Watts each
  • Wind Generator, Air Breeze, 160 Watts
  • Doyle Stack Pack w/Full Batten Main NEW 2017
  • Sails washed in 2017
  • Magma BBQ, round, uses propane from tank off arch
  • 4 canvas covered Gas Cans on forward port side deck
  • Custom Swim platform, Hinged fold away, S/S
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Lights
  • Running Lights
  • Bow Light
  • Masthead Light, NEW LED
  • Deck Light
  • Bosun's Chair


  • Interior access in Owners Stateroom
  • Mast, Anodized aluminum, keel stepped
  • Mast Track, External Stainless on cap rail
  • Boom, Anodized aluminum
  • Spreaders, Aluminum, single


  • Headstay, 1, Harken Roller furling system
  • Inner Stay, 1, Harken Roller furling system
  • Back Stay, 2, Split 1x19 stainless wire rope(5/16")
  • Bobstay: Stainless Steel rod
  • Main Upper Shrouds, 1x19 stainless wire rope, (3/8")
  • Main Lower Shrouds,1x19 stainless wire rope (3/8")
  • Intermediate Shrouds, 1x19" stainless wire rope (5/16")


  • Main Sheet, Boom sheeting
  • Jib Sheet
  • Main Halyard Winches, Lewmar 2S
  • Primary Winches, Lewmar #46 2SST
  • Secondary winches, Lewmar #30 2SST, #16 2SST, #6 SS
  • Reefing Winches
  • 2 Winch Handles, 1 chromed bronze locking handle & 1 fiberglass
  • Blocks, Schaefer & Harkin
  • Genoa Tracks, On teak cap rail
  • Chain Plates, Stainless


A/C System

  • Shore Power, Hubbell 30 amp
  • Inlet location, Portside cockpit coaming
  • Xantrex, inverter/charger
  • Air Conditioner, Marine Air 16,000 BTU (Located behind the stbd settee)
  • Water Heater, Kuma 6 Gal, 120VAC

D/C System

  • 3 Batteries, group 31 AGM 12V, 3 House & 1 Group 37, Starting
  • Battery location, Below settee at navigation Station
  • 2 Solar Panels, Kyocera, - Model: Blue Sky, 120 Watts each
  • Wind Generator, Air Breeze, 160 Watts

(No Diesel/Gas Generator)


  • Water Heater, Kuma, 120VAC, 6 gal
  • Macerator Pump
  • Raw Water Inlet
  • Overboard Discharge
  • Shower sump Pump
  • Aft Deck Cold Water Shower


You can't help but like a boat that balances off the wind as well as it does close-reaching. In its 25 years, the Island Packet Cutter has been highly regarded for building strong, seaworthy sailboats that are tuned to the cruising sailor's needs. Her design has a high freeboard and a high cabin trunk. These features make a beautiful sweeping shearline and bowsprit,  making the boat look long and low.


  • Fiberglass displacement structure
  • Full Keel with sloping forefoot & iron shoe at rudder
  • The jib and boom-mounted staysail have furling systems
  • The mainsail has a single-line reefing system
  • Sea Strainer, Bronze
  • Seacock, bronze
  • Convex Transom, U-shape


  • Bow Handrail, 1" S/S 26"height
  • Stern Handrails Rails 1" S/S 24"height
  • Life lines, double, S/S wire rope with gates, Port & Stbd, outside of cockpit and at stern
  • Stanchions, 1"x24" S/S, through bolted
  • Bow Pulpit, S/S double with bow rollers
  • Anchors - Bruce 45#, 2010, 150'/200' chain/road; Manson supreme, 2010, 75'/150'; Fortress with chain and rode.
  • Rode, Chain, 5/16"
  • Anchor Davit, S/S, deck mounted, integral w/arch
  • Windlass, Lewmar
  • LightsRunning Lights
  • Bow Light
  • Mast Head Light, NEW LED
  • Deck Light
  • 3 Portable Fire Extinguishers, Type: B-I (5-B), BC, Location - Below Deck
  • Distress Flag in Orion kit
  • 3 Hand Held Red Flares
  • First Aid Kit in forward Stateroom
  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide sensor
  • SOS Orion Electronic Beacon - USCG Approved
  • Sea Anchor
  • Emergency Tiller in Lazarette
  • 7 Type 1, in Aft Berth
  • 4 Type 1V, in Cockpit
  • Life Sling on Cockpit Rail
  • 2 Whistles in Galley
  • 4 (Ga.) Flares in Orion kit


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