Neff Yacht Sales / Used 41 foot ISLAND PACKET YACHTS 38 Cruising Sailboat - SEA TRYST



1993 • 41' (12.65 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$119,000 USD


Vessel Information

Model: 38
Model Year: 1993
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 41' (12.65 m)
Beam Feet: 12' (3.86 m)
Draft Feet: 5' (1.52 m)
Engine Info: 50 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Yanmar
Staterooms: 3

Location: Gulfport, Florida United States
City: Gulfport
Country: United States


This Island Packet 38 is one of the last ones built, and has been owned by just two owners over the past 28 years, including the current owners for the past 19 years! These knowledgeable owners have updated some key items over the past five years including new chainplates and standing rigging, new sails, new cockpit canvas, new bottom paint, new wind generator, new hatches and new glass in all the ports. SEA TRYST is nicely equipped and ready to go sailing now.



  • Anodized single spreader aluminum mast, keel-stepped with folding steps above deck for easy access to mainsail headboard.
  • Anodized aluminum boom equipped with an adjustable topping lift.
  • Chainplates, standing and running rigging all replaced (new 2018)
  • Sails: double reefed mainsail,130% roller furling genoa and roller furling staysail, all new 2015.
  • Cruising spinnaker and whisker pole
  • Harken roller furling on both head stay and staysail stay.
  • Main halyard/mainsheet and reefing lines led to cockpit via line stopper to two Lewmar 32CST cabin top winches. Genoa sheets lead to two upgraded Lewmar #46CST winches mounted on the cockpit coamings. Staysail sheet leads to cockpit to Lewmar 8C winch



  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Raymarine ST60 knot, depth and wind heads
  • Raymarine 8001 autopilot
  • Garmin 702 Chartplotter (new 2018)
  • Raymarine HSB2 radar/chartplotter

Nav Station

  • Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • Raymarine ST60 repeater
  • YAESU Single Side band radio
  • Xantrax Link 2000 battery monitor system


  • Yanmar 4JH2E diesel engine with ProWell feathering three-blade prop; estimated 3,800 hours (Hobbs meter inop).
  • Racor fuel filter and secondary engine-mounted filter
  • Electric Maxwell 1200 windlass with foot switches on foredeck; primary anchor Delta 44# with 100" chain and 250 of rope.
  • Edson rack and pinion steering system


  • (2) 30 amp shore power cords with 50 amp splitter
  • (1) solar panel (125 watt) with controller
  • Air Breeze wind generator
  • Batteries: house bank with (8) 6V golf cart batteries for 900 amp hours of storage; dedicated Optima 12V engine start battery
  • ProWatt 1500 watt inverter
  • battery charger
  • Stainless Steel bow pulpit w/bowsprit and dual anchor rollers
  • Kato Dinghy Davits and outboard engine crane aft
  • AB 10.5' dingy w/Mercruiser 15HP outboardCockpit cushions (4)
  • Weems and Plath brass clock and barometer
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD marine stereo w/(2) speakers in main saloon and (2) portable speakers for cockpit
  • Docking lines; fenders
  • Full sun shade cover for deck
  • Bimini (new 2015) and dodger with side vinyl and screen enclosures; sun shades attach to bimini for more dockside shade
  • Hatch and winch covers
  • mast ladder
  • misc. spares and filters


  • Propane stove: Princess 3-burner w/oven
  • LPG: vented deck locker contains a 10# aluminum tanks, pressure regulator and gauge. Solenoid shutoff system
  • Refrigeration/freezer: Nautic-Kold 110/12V holding plate system
  • Water System: Pressurized 12V hot/cold system
  • Stainless steel water heater; 6 gal. Heats by 120V A/C or heat exchanger w/engine
  • Two head compartments each containing (1) manual Raritan PHII toilet, sink, vanity and shower curtain with seat. Y-valve w/discharge to holding tank or directly overboard. Aft head rebuilt 2021.
  • Holding tank replaced 2002


Topsides, the Island Packet 38 features large unobstructed deck and cabin top surfaces. Safe and secure deck work is ensured with raised bulwarks, premium course diamond nonskid, full length cabin top hand rails, welded double bow and stern rails and double lifelines. The deck is trimmed with a wide teak cap rail and a stainless steel striker all around, with teak cockpit coamings and detail trim. All nonskid surfaces are molded in contrasting tan. The roomy cockpit features contoured cockpit seats with deep coaming backrests, a comfortable helmsman's seat, a cavernous locker to starboard, storage tray to port and rack and pinion geared wheel steering for precise feel and utmost reliability. Other details include a fresh water cockpit shower unit, protected engine control panel, folding swim ladder, and lifeline stern and side gates.

The hull is molded in one piece with extra strong triaxial glass, unified with an engineered molded interior grid structure. Deck laminate is cored with advanced Polycel, a tough microsphere and resin matrix that is heat, rot and delamination proof. PolyClad 3 is used on all exterior surfaces backed with a vinylester laminate in the hull, so impervious to osmotic blistering that Island Packet was the first U.S. builder to offer a ten year limited osmotic blister warranty. The deck is attached to the integrally molded hull flange with bolts, lock nuts, and urethane adhesive sealant. All deck hardware is thru-bolted with aluminum back up plates.

The moderate full keel design, unique to Island Packet, combines a contemporary performance hull form with a foil shaped full keel providing the benefits of spirited, powerful performance and seakeeping comparable to deeper fin keel designs while providing the ability to explore shallow coastal waters.

Below deck, the interior features a tri-cabin layout with large forward and aft staterooms, each with private access to an adjoining head compartment with shower,and a spacious central salon. The master stateroom with its private head further forward utilizes virtually the full beam of the yacht to create an exceptionally open, roomy layout. A large double berth offset to starboard, oversized hanging locker plus bureau and chest of drawers and numerous other detailed amenities provide for a gracious lifestyle for extended periods aboard.

The inviting main salon is bright and open. Large settees, a wide sole, wall mounted retractable table, pullout double berth and numerous stowage areas allow a variety of uses including gracious entertaining, dining or a third cabin for extra guests. The aft facing nav station is quickly accessible from the cockpit, allowing easy communication with the helmsperson. Fresh air ventilation is afforded by six Lewmar screened deck hatches, four Dorade vents and thirteen opening ports with screens.

The large wrap-around U-shaped galley is convenient to both cockpit and salon yet out of companionway traffic. Standard equipment includes an LPG range with oven, deep double sinks, heavily insulated 14 cubic foot ice box, deluxe teak dish rack with cutlery drawers, hot and cold pressure water, plus thoughtful details such as stove guard rail with harness attachments and a hideaway trash bin. Excellent engine access is provided through moveable panels on either side of, and behind, the companionway ladder.

Comfortable accommodations for two are provided in the roomy aft stateroom. The wide double berth, dressing seat, bureau and cedar-lined hanging locker, plus private access to the adjoining head compartment with shower provide gracious quarters for crew or guests.

Construction quality, materials and finish are to the highest standard throughout, not solely to create a finely crafted appearance, but also to build in a lifetime of capability and reliability.

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