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1990 Island Packet

Marathon, Florida, United States
$129,500 USD

DORIS EMERSON 1990 Island Packet 38

This magnificent 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.

Equipment: 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 Gauges Oil Pressure, Red Light & Gauge Water Temperature, Red Light & Gauge Alt,/battery Voltage, Red light & Gauge Tachometer Alarms & Other 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

1990 ISLAND PACKET 38 Rigging Mast Interior access in Owners Stateroom Mast, Anodized aluminum, keel stepped Mast Track, External Stainless on cap rail Boom, Anodized aluminum Spreaders, Aluminum, single Standing Rigging 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”) Running Rigging 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

1990 ISLAND PACKET 38 Electrical 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

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Robert K. Johnson
Island Packet Yachts
Island Packet Yacht Owners
# Built


Length Overall
37 11 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
29 11 / 9.1 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
4 11 / 1.5 m
17,500 lb / 7,938 kg
8,000 lb / 3,629 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
870′² / 80.8 m²
Total Sail Area
639′² / 59.4 m²
Sail Area
263′² / 24.4 m²
39 11 / 12.2 m
16 0 / 4.9 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
377′² / 35 m²
44 3 / 13.5 m
16 11 / 5.2 m
Forestay Length
47 4 / 14.5 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
48 gal / 182 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
90 gal / 341 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.4 kn
Classic: 7.7 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

8.35 knots
Classic formula: 7.7 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
200-275: moderate

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


Draft for CB version: 4.0’ BU, 7.58’ BD.



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