38′ Island Packet 38

38' Island Packet 380 Antares

Priced to Sell








Single Diesel

Hull Material


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1990 38′ Island Packet ‘Bonavista 1’


The 1990 Island Packet 38 ‘Bonavista 1’ is a beautiful, well-equipped and well-maintained example of the popular Island Packet line of cruising yachts. She has received all the necessary upgrades to make her a true live-aboard long-range vessel, including: larger 54hp 4-cylinder Yanmar diesel (2006), wind generator, solar panel array, watermaker, SSB, AIS, furling mainsail, new rigging (2014), and the list goes on!

Spending her early years in the Great Lakes, she had never tasted salt water until 2006, when she was bought by a couple looking to fulfill a dream that would take them up and down the Leeward & Windward island chain of the Caribbean, and so selected her for her excellent condition, low wear and tear, and superior strength and comfort so popular in the Island Packet line. Extensively outfitted for live-aboard cruising, she then completed the eastern Caribbean circuit and returned to Florida, where her next owner spared no expense in refitting her for single-handing to the Bahamas and back to Florida. That’s where her current owners bought her in 2016, and found her well fit-out, well updated, and in very good condition.
Having enjoyed 5 fabulous problem free years here in BVI they are now ready to see her on to new custodians and themselves onto other adventures. She is ready to go anywhere now, loaded with spares, outfitted with all the comforts and conveniences and will make an excellent choice for any couple wanting to go cruising, right now, without limits!

Upon entering the companionway you will find the spacious galley to starboard, forward of which is the full aft-facing navstation and L-shaped settee which can convert to a double berth. The large dining table is bulkhead mounted and can bequickly folded up when not needed. A large bench settee to port completes the salon. The large aft stateroom and guesthead are aft to port. A nice feature of the IP38 is the master stateroom forward, with queen-sized pullman berth tostarboard with a custom mattress (2014) and generous hanging lockers and drawers opposite. A second head forwardprovides an owner’s ensuite with vanity, head and shower. A large hatch in the head provides convenient access to thelarge anchor locker.
The cockpit of the IP38 is exceptionally large for a boat of this size. The dodger and bimini can be separate, or joined toform a large single unit. A full cockpit enclosure provides complete protection from the elements.

  • Rich teak joinery
  • Floors are teak and holly, with nonskid in heads and base of companionway
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Ultra suede upholstery
  • Abundant storage provided by multiple lockers, drawers and cabinets
  • Teak bookcase
  • Bottle storage behind fold-down dining table
  • Full size aft facing chart table, doubles as computer workstation
  • Six opening hatches
  • 13 s/s portlights with insect screens and “Peekaboo” sliding window blinds
  • Three Weems & Plath brass oil lamps
  • Weems & Plath brass barometer and clock
  • Low consumption LED cabin lights throughout
  • Full cockpit enclosure (new 2015, great condition)
  • Cockpit “chairs” with locking backs double as foredeck lounge chairs


  •  Large icebox with custom lexan freezer/fridge divider (no melted ice cream or frozen bananas)
  • Adler Barbour Super Cold Machine 12V refrigeration system with both the air-cooled and water-cooled options
  • Princess 3-burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Double stainless steel sink with gooseneck single lever faucet/sprayer
  • Rival microwave oven
  • Stainless steel water heater (2014)
  • Built-in dish storage and cutlery drawers
  • Laminate countertops with teak fiddle rails
  • Teak and holly stovetop cover
  • Wireless icebox temperature sensor with remote display
  • Propane: 2 x 10lb aluminum tanks in vented, dedicated locker
  • Propane safety solenoid (new in 2020)
  • Pressure hot & cold water with Par-Max pump (new in 2015) and accumulator
  • Quisinart 120VAC automatic breadmaker
  • Raymarine E95 Hybrid Touch chartplotter with digital radar, 18” radome (all new 2014)
  • Navionics electronic charts for Eastern North America, Caribbean, South America
  • Paper charts & Guides for US East Coast, through Bahamas and Caribbean
  • Questus backstay mount for radar
  • Raymarine i50 Tridata for depth, speed, distance
  • Autohelm wind speed/direction instrument
  • Sitex AIS transceiver
  • Autohelm 6001 SmartPilot autopilot (working fine, but display no longer functioning due to sun damage)
  • ICOM M602 VHF
  • ICOM IC-M73 handheld VHF
  • Standard Horizon HX290 handheld VHF
  • ICOM M802 SSB with speaker and AT140 auto tuner (last used 2017)
  • Pactor III modem (last used 2017)
  • RogueWave Wifi Signal booster (new 2018)
  • Sony Stereo with CD and Aux inputs, Kenwood cockpit speakers
  • Insignia 32” TV 
  • Batteries (house bank): (6) “Lifeline” brand AGM, 12V 105 AHr each (all new 2018)
  • Batteries (engine starting):(1)“Optima Bluetop” brand AGM, 12V 50Ahr 1000 MCA (new 2020)
  • Xantrex Freedom Marine inverter/charger (2000 W inverter, 100 A charger), serviced 2018
  • Xantrex Link 2000 battery monitor
  • Xantrex PathMaker automatic/manual battery combiner/isolator
  • Separate battery switches for each bank, with cross-connect switch
  • High output 125A alternator with “smart” voltage regulator
  • 140 Watts of solar panels: (2)x 70W Solarland (new 2018)
  • Eclectic Energy D400 wind generator (new 2018)
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Low consumption LED cabin lights throughout
  • (7) Hella-type low consumption air circulating fans throughout belowdecks
  • Multiple 30A Marinco shore power cords, with 50/30 and 30/15 adapters, 50/2×30 splitter
  • Honda EU 2000 portable gas generator (needs servicing) 
  • Engine upgraded to 54 hp in 2006, less than 2200 hours
  • Engine rebuild by certified Yanmar service facility (Florida 2017) including new heat exchanger/exhaust manifold
  • Engine extensively inspected and serviced 2020.
  • Fuel system cleaned 2017, new 12V fuel polishing pump
  • Fuel lines replaced 2019
  • Powermax 125 A alternator (new 2020) with new Balmar MC614 multi-stage “smart” regulator
  • Racor fuel filter/separator
  • PYI MaxProp feathering propeller
  • PSS dripless shaft seal (completely serviced in 2022)
  • New cutless bearing and stern tube 2022
  • Cruisair 16,000 Btu reverse cycle AC/heat (shore power only)
  • (2) automatic bilge pumps, high water bilge alarm
  • (2) manual bilge pumps: 1 fixed, operated from helm; one portable Edson high-capacity pump
  • Watermaker: 12V electric, 160-240 gpd, “Little Wonder” by Village Marine (now owned by Parker/Racor)
  • Watermaker completely serviced by licenced technician in 2017, including new membrane and low pressure pump
  • Engine oil change pump
  • Primary anchor: 55lb Delta with 225 ft of 5/16″ HT chain plus 100 ft of 3/4″ 3-strand nylon rode
  • Secondary anchor: 44lb Lewmar Claw with 30 ft of 5/16″ HT chain plus 250 ft of 3/4 3-strand nylon rode
  • Third anchor: 45lb CQR
  • Fourth anchor: 35 lb Danforth
  • Para-anchor offshore sea anchor w/400ft nylon rode and trip line
  • Lofrans Tigres electric windlass
  • Dual bow rollers, plus samson post and chain lock, for ease of anchor handling
  • Dinghy: rigid inflatable (RIB), AB Model 9VL (new in 2018)
  • Outboard: Yamaha Model 15FMH, 15hp 2-stroke (new propeller 2021)
  • Kato marine s/s dinghy davits
  • Outboard motor hoist
  • Outboard motor pulpit bracket
  • Cabintop winches: two Lewmar 30 self-tailing (for mainsail) & one Lewmar 8 (for staysail boom sheet)
  • Cockpit winches: two Lewmar 46 self-tailing (for genoa) & one Lewmar 16 self-tailing (for headsail furling lines)
  • Helm seat with backrest
  • Companionway drop-in hatchboards (3) with locking pin, plus swinging companionway doors with insect screens and plexiglass inserts
  • Lifesling (stern pulpit mounted, in rigid case)
  • Switlik self-inflating man overboard system (stern pulpit mounted, in hard case)
  • Full rubrails with stainless steel facing
  • Dorades (4) with dorade boxes
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Cockpit overhead light under bimini
  • Cockpit shower
  • Stern boarding/swim ladder
  • Padeyes in cockpit (for harness tethers) and on deck (for jacklines)
  • Jacklines
  • Foredeck awning, protects from sun and prevents rain from entering forward hatch 
  • Jerry cans, 4 @ 5 gallon diesel, 1 @ 5 gallon gasoline, secured to barge board on port side deck
  • Fender board
  • Magma propane barbeque with rail mounting bracket
  • Liferaft, 6 person soft-sider (certification has lapsed, valise in need of some sewing repairs)
  • Complete offshore medical kit
  • Ditch bag
  • Flares
  • Lifejackets
  • GlobalFix EPIRB
  • Lines and fenders
  • Toolbox with miscellaneous tools
  • Topclimber mast climbing rig
  • New Chainplates 2022
  • Isomat conventional keel-stepped mast with single spreaders, all halyards internal
  • All sheets and control lines for mainsail run to cockpit (no need to go forward)
  • New standing rigging 2014
  • Facnor “behind the mast” roller furler for mainsail (new in 2014)
  • Mack sails roller furling mainsail (new in 2014, good condition)
  • Genoa, 110%, in good condition
  • Staysail, non-overlapping, self-tacking on staysail boom, in good condition
  • Spinnaker/whisker pole (stores on leading edge of mast)
  • Mast winches: Lewmar 30 (self-tailing) and Lewmar 24
  • 2018 AB 9VL
Yacht name

Bonavista 1



Length Overall
Max Bridge Clearance
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Engine Make
Engine Model
4JH4E – 2200 Hours
Engine Type
Drive Type
Direct Drive
Fuel Type
Fresh Water Tank
157 Gal ()
Fuel Tank
57 Gal ()
Holding Tank
20 Gal ()

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