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1997 Island Packet 37

location icon Chesapeake City, Maryland
Year 1997
Length 38'5 ft

Clean and Ready to MOVE ABOARD! 
Provision Her and Start Cruising TODAY!

Island Packet 37 FINISTERE is ready to set sail from the upper Chesapeake Bay. As a one-owner yacht, she has been meticulously cared for and she is well maintained.

The Island Packet 37 is the upgraded and refined model that replaced the IP 35. These models sail very well and are great liveaboard yachts at a very good value.


Year Built 1997
Category Sail
Length Overall 38'5 ft
Beam 12'2 ft
Max Draft 4'6 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TDLUS051B697
Keel Winged Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 38 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 50 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 90 gal
Dry Weight 18,500 lb
Ballast 8,200 lb
Displacement 18,500 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: Yanmar
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 38hp
Type: Inboard
Dimensions and Sail Area

The Island Packet 37

LOA 38'-5''
Beam 12'-2''
Draft 4'-6''
LWL 31'
Mast Height 49'-6''

Number Built 60

Displacement 18500 lbs
Ballast 8200 lbs
D/L Ratio 277
B/D Ratio 44%

Sail Area 800 sq. ft.
SA/D Ratio 18.3

Sail I 45'-10'' (DECK TO TOP OF MAST)
Sail P 39'-0'' (Mainsail Luff)
Sail E 14'-6'' (Mainsail foot)

Fuel Cap 50 US gal
Water Cap 90 US gal
Holding Cap 18 US gal

Yanmar 3JH5 Diesel 39hp

Island Packet 37 Factory Description

The Island Packet 37 offers sparkling performance, superior safety and seakeeping, ease of handling, and spacious and livable accommodations. Island Packet Yachts' exclusive Full Foil Keel unifies the performance attributes of modern hull and foil designs. This design brings numerous benefits to the cruising sailor: superior protection from damage or fouling of both prop and rudder, an integral hull and keel structure for the strongest possible unified construction, a moderate draft with exceptional stability allowing shallow water gunkholing or worldwide voyaging, and spirited performance capabilities.

On deck, the well-engineered layout provides the safety and security needed in offshore conditions through full-length cabin top handrails, wide unobstructed side decks, and a recessed foredeck with bulwarks. The integral bowsprit-anchor platform increases sail area and improves sheeting angles for enhanced performance while providing ready stowage and immediate access for two anchors and their tackle.

The 8-foot-long cockpit has full-length contoured seats offering plenty of room for both comfortable sitting or stretching out. A premium, console-mounted rack and pinion steering system provide the sensitive feel and rugged reliability available only from a direct-geared steering system. A rudder shaft control arm and interior mounting shelf are provided to facilitate the installation of an autopilot.

The raised bridge deck, lock-in companionway boards, bilge pump mount adjacent to the helm, and large cockpit scuppers further ensure safety at sea. The standard cutter rig has furling systems on both the genoa and self-tending staysail. The skipper has a variety of sail combinations available that are easily adaptable to maximize comfort, safety, and performance over a wide range of wind and sea conditions.

Belowdecks, convenient to both the cockpit and salon, yet out of companionway traffic, the galley is host to a number of design details that will make it the delight of the onboard chef. The main salon has a fold-away table, mounted on the main cabin bulkhead to provide an unobstructed salon area when the table is not needed. A pull-out panel in the L-shaped port settee converts this area into an extra double berth. The navigation station features a large hinged table with a generous stowage tray underneath.

The private forward stateroom features a wide, 6-foot 6-inch V-berth with generous storage space. The enclosed aft stateroom features a double berth and convenient upholstered dressing seat. The engine is conveniently located in an easily accessed compartment, complete with premium, lead-lined sound insulation and an integrally molded drip pan.

Overhead interior handrails, bulkhead hand grips, and an easily maintained, slip-resistant cabin sole in the high-traffic areas help provide sure-footed movement while underway. A harmonious blend of tasteful designer surfaces, premium fabrics, and meticulously hand-crafted, oiled teak joiner work conveys a sense of style and comfort, while a host of thoughtful details, such as courtesy lights with a companionway switch, make the 37's interior exceptionally livable and practical.

Advanced construction technology utilizing custom blended resins, 100 per cent hand-laminated, premium knitted biaxial and triaxial fiberglass reinforcements and Island Packet's exclusive PolyClad hull Gelcoat system combine to provide vastly superior resistance to impact, puncture resistance, and osmotic blistering. Deck laminates are engineered for high strength with reduced weight utilizing PolyCore. An engineered interior grid system and reinforced fiberglass structure join with the hull to form a unit structure of immense strength and durability.

Equipment List

IP37 FINISTERE Specifications

Interior Details
Island Packet rose, ivory and blue fabric in salon and aft cabin, in excellent condition
Custom Handcraft mattress in v-berth
Custom linens (2 sets of custom sheets and mattress cover for v-berth)
Assorted pillows
Bright, beautiful interior teak with rubbed oil finish
Custom teak overhead hatch screens
Portlight screens
Custom mast cover in camel leatherette
Smoke and CO2 detectors
Small Dehumidifier

Adler Barbour Cold Machine refrigerator/freezer
Custom-made, insulated fully gasketed lifting refrigerator lid
Princess 3-burner gimbaled LPG stove and oven
(2) 10 lb aluminum LPG tanks
Double bowl stainless steel sink
Microwave oven
Countertops in almond Formica

Raymarine Axiom 9 chartplotter at the helm
Raymarine Autopilot 12 volt ram below deck
Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, depth displays custom mounted over companionway
Raymarine autopilot control head at the helm
Raymarine i70 multifunction instrument at the helm, calibrates etc.
GPS unit above deck
ICOM  M504 VHF radio at nav desk with RAM mic at helm
Insignia 21" TV on articulating arm in salon

Electrical / Mechanical
6 West Marine AGM GP31 105 Amp Hr. batteries for a house bank of 630 Amp Hrs
1 West Marine AGM GP31 105 Amp Hr starter battery
Xantrax Prosine 2000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter / Charger
Balmar Alternator 100 amp with Balmar 614 H Regulator, original alternator as spare
Link 10 energy monitor
16,500 BTU Marine Air air conditioning
Three Turbo fans and two Califamo fans.
Two 30 amp shore power cords for 110v with 50 amp adapters

Sails, Canvas and Rigging
2018 Force 10 Sails Fully battened mainsail
Dutchman mainsail system
2019 Force10 Sails Triradial 130% Genoa on Harken roller furling
2020 Force10 Staysail on Harken roller furling.
Garhauer rigid boom vang with control line led aft
2020 Gioia Captains Navy Blue Sunbrella Dodger and Bimini
Full cockpit enclosure
Custom Captains Navy Sunbrella canvas helm cover

Ground Tackle
Maxwell 1500 watt 12v electric vertical anchor windlass
55 lb Rocna primary anchor on 275 ft anchor chain.
44 lb Bruce secondary anchor on 30 ft chain/ 200 ft rope rode

Deck Equipment
((3) stainless steel dorade cowl vents and SS guards
Kato Island dinghy davits with crossbar and spare bar
Kato 1 1/4" lifeline bars in cockpit
Stainless steel 1/4" lifelines
Stainless steel bar for jerry jugs
S/S chafe guards at all cleats
Cockpit shower
Anchor washdown system, saltwater
Questus Radar Mount, not yet installed

Tankage & Plumbing
Fresh Water Tank, Aluminum, 90 Gallons
Fuel Tank, Aluminum, 50 Gallons
Holding Tank, 20 Gallons, replaced with an epoxy-lined aluminum tank

Dinghy & Outboard Motor
AB Hard Bottom Inflatable RIB 9'6"
2019 Torquedo Electric Motor with 1000 watt battery
Kato Island Davits with 6:1 lifting tackle and Lewmar 14 winch

2022 New Epoxy barrier coat and new bottom paint
Cockpit table, teak, original fiberglass table as spare
Custom teak wine rack in folding table locker
10+ Dock lines
4 Fenders w/lines
3 Boat hooks
2 Water hoses


Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.

Additional Contact Information

Please Contact the Broker Directly.

Call Hayden Cochran at 215-901-2158 or email Hayden at HaydenCochran@gmail.com for additional information.