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1995 Island Packet 37

Urbanna, Virginia, United States
$135,000 USD
Condition: Excellent

We have decided to part with our well cared for 1995 Island Packet 37. We are the third owner of IP37 hull #15. Island Packets are known for their blue water sturdiness and ability to take care of you in heavy weather. All lines run back to the cockpit, so you can reef without ever stepping out onto the deck as the weather turns sour. Weve sailed the US East coast, New York to Key West, Florida and the boat has met all weather conditions thrown at us, keeping us comfortable and safe during each passage.

SoulShine was minimally used by the two prior owners, with the engine having less than 400 hours when we took over, and now sitting at just over 1000 hours. When we took ownership, the interior, such as the stainless steel sink and the 3-burner stove had barely ever been used. Thereve been many upgrades to the boat since, which are listed below. SoulShine is ready to take the next owners anywhere you want to go.

Full keel hull was sanded down and layered (7 layers) with Interlux 2000E Epoxy in 2017. Bottom was painted with 3 coats of PCA Gold antifouling bottom paint in 2020. Air Conditioner with reverse cycle heat was installed in 2020, the most useful installation weve done to improve comfort levels living onboard full time!

Equipment: Specs Flag of Registry: United States Keel: Full Hull Shape: Monohull

Dimensions LOA: 38 ft 5 in Beam: 12 ft 2 in LWL: 36 ft 5 in Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in Displacement: 18500 lbs Ballast: 8200 lbs Bridge Clearance: 49 ft 6 in Dry Weight: 18500 lbs

Engine Total Power: 38 HP Brand: Yanmar Fuel: Diesel Hours: 1100

Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (90 Gallons) Fuel Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)

Accommodations Berths: 2 cabins: 1 Sleeps: 7 Number of heads: 1

Electronics Raymarine EV-200 Autopilot w/hydraulic pump unit Raymarine I70 System pack with wind vane, depth and speed sensor Raymarine I70 Screen B&G 4G Radar B&G Zeus 3 Chartplotter, 7 screen at helm B&G Zeus 2 Chartplotter, 7 screen at nav desk B&G V50 VHF with AIS Fusion BB300r Marine Black Box Stereo W/Nrx300 Wired Remote at nav desk and also controllable with chartplotters

Batteries/Power Lifeline GPL-31XT AGM, 125A x 4 for 500A house power (2020) Lifeline GPL-3100T AGM, 810 CCA starter battery (2020) Electromaax, Cruiser 140A, 12V alternator with serpentine pulley kit w/10 groove alternator belt (2020) Electromaax Sensors (2020); Battery/Alternator Temp, Voltage, Battery/Alternator Current Electromaax Communications Module Plus (2020) Magnum Energy 2800W 12V Inverter/Charger 300W Solar panel Morningstar Tristar TS-MPPT-45, 45A MPPT Charge Controller Trimetric 2030 Battery Monitor Magnum Energy ME-ARC50 Inverter/Charger Remote Control Second 30A shore power inlet for reverse cycle air conditioner/heater (2020)

Galley/Cabin 3 burner stove and oven, gimballed Stainless steel double sink with hot & cold water Microwave oven Refrigerator/freezer Adler/Barbour VD-152 ColdMachine Evaporating Unit (2020) Adler/Barbour ColdMachine CU-100 Air Cooled Condensing Unit (2020) Alpicool T50 Dual 53 quart Fridge/Freezer w/eco mode/battery monitor (2021) Dometic 16k BTU Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle Heat

Berths Winndom Marine custom fit memory foam, 7 thickness, both berths (2020) Custom fit bedding (2020)

Head Airhead Composting Toilet (2020)

Safety Offshore (Type V) life vests Type I life vests ACR ELECTRONICS GlobalFix V4 EPIRB Category II Stainless Steel Lifelines (2020) Rule 1100gph automatic bilge pump Manual bilge pump at helm Fire extinguishers Signal flares

Sails & Canvas Doyle Heavy Offshore Sails (2016) Bluewater Stackpack Main 4 battens, 2 reef points Bluewater Roller Furler Genoa, 135% Bluewater Roller Furler Staysail, 78% North Sails Assymetrical Spinnaker Bimini top with material onboard ready to complete sides Standing Rigging replaced 2017

Anchoring Lofrans Tigress 1500 watt (12v) Windlass with 5/16 HT Gypsy (2020) Rocna 25kg (53 lbs) anchor with 275 of 5/16 HT chain and 100 nylon line Fortress FX-37 (21 lbs) anchor (new) with 15 of 5/16 BBB Peerless chain and 175 nylon line Mantus bridle Signal Mate LED anchor light, automatic on/off sensor

Miscellaneous New cabin/berth LED lights, dimmable, 6 also with USB port (2021) Zarcor Clozures porthole blinds (2020) Portvisor Porthole rain shields (2020) Sailrite salon cushion upholstery (2020)

Dinghy/Outboard purchased new in 2019 2018 Highfield CL310 Hypalon w/battery box, 3g gas tank, 2 seat benches, and anchor w/100 line Tohatsu 20hp, 4-stroke outboard, Model MFS20EEFTS Less than 50 hours use, electric start/power tilt, 12v battery Kato Marine SS davits and outboard lift

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Robert K. Johnson
Island Packet Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
38 5 / 11.7 m
Waterline Length
31 0 / 9.5 m
12 2 / 3.7 m
4 5 / 1.4 m
18,500 lb / 8,391 kg
8,200 lb / 3,719 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
800′² / 74.3 m²
Total Sail Area
665′² / 61.8 m²
Sail Area
283′² / 26.3 m²
39 0 / 11.9 m
14 6 / 4.4 m
Air Draft
49 6 / 15.1 m
Sail Area
382′² / 35.5 m²
45 10 / 14 m
16 8 / 5.1 m
Forestay Length
48 9 / 14.9 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
50 gal / 189 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
90 gal / 341 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.0 kn
Classic: 7.46 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.0 knots
Classic formula: 7.46 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Shoal Draft: 3.67’



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