'Wind Waker', an Island Packet 40 for Sale


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'Wind Waker' our 1994 Island Packet 40 is for sale. She's safe, strong and comfortable and is a great choice for your next cruising adventure. 'Wind Waker' has been well cared for and is equipped with everything you need, including a large sail wardrobe, full electronics (including SSB and AIS, 300 Watts solar and a watermaker), a 10' AB rib with 15hp Yamaha, two heads, two cabins, full galley and 6'5" headroom. 

'Wind Waker', an Island Packet 40 sailboat under full sale'Wind Waker', an Island Packet 40 long-keeled cutter

Sails & Rigging 

The bowsprit-mounted headsail on an Island Packet 40 sailboatThe bowsprit-mounted furling headsail
  • North Sails full batten main (halyard and mainsheet lead to cockpit) with 2 reef points (lead to cockpit) (sail refurbished in 2015)
  • Schurr Sails stackpack and lazy jacks (Dyneema) (both new in 2021) 
  • Sobstadt 135% Genoa (restitched in 2022) on Schaeffer roller furler 
  • North Sails staysail (restitched in 2022) on Schaeffer roller furler (self-tending) 
  • 2 Asymmetrical cruising chutes (1 with ATN spinnaker sleeve) 
  • Storm tri-sail 
  • Telescopic Forespar whiskerpole, mast mounted 
  • 2 Lewmar #48 2-speed self-tailing primary winches and 2 Lewmar #30 2-speed self-tailing halyard/control line winches on cabin top 
  • 1 Lewmar #8 single speed control line winch on cabin top 
  • 1 Lewmar #8 and 1 #24 halyard winches on mast 
  • Most running rigging new in 2021

Published Specification for the Island Packet 40

  • Underwater Configuration: Long keel
  • Hull Material: GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall: 41′ 6″ (12.68m)
  • Waterline Length: 34′ 0″ (10.36m)
  • Beam: 12′ 11″ (3.94m)
  • Draft: 4′ 8″ (1.42m)
  • Bridge Clearance: 6' 5"
  • Freshwater Tanks: 170 gallons
  • Fuel Tanks: 90 gallons
  • Holding Tanks: 30 gallons
  • Rig Type: Cutter
  • Displacement: 22,280 lb
  • Designer: Robert K. Johnson
  • Builder: Island Packet Yachts (USA)
  • Year First Built: 1994
  • Year Last Built: 2000
  • Number Built: 139


A 50hp Yanmar 4JH2E freshwater cooled diesel engine in an IP40 sailboatEasy access to the engine
  • 50 hp Yanmar 4JH2E freshwater cooled Diesel engine (5,976 hr). Starts every time, runs great 
  • Cooling system rebuilt in 2013 
  • Kanzaki transmission rebuilt in 2013
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Galley and heads
  • Frigoboat keel-cooled refrigeration with Smart 6 speed controller and digital temp gauge (12v)
  • Tappan microwave
  • Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Double stainless sink
  • Hot/cold pressurized water
  • Jabsco 12v marine freshwater pump, 40 psi (new in 2022) serves galley, heads and showers
  • Raritan marine heads (new in 2016), manual pumps (new in 2021)
  • All sanitation hoses replaced in 2021
  • Lectrasan waste treatment system (forward head only)

Published Design Ratios for the Island Packet 40

Sail Area/Displacement: 18.1*

  • Less 16 would be considered under-powered;
  • *16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance;
  • Over 20 suggests relatively high performance.

Ballast/Displacement: 43.9*

  • Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
  • *Over 40: stiffer, more powerful

Displacement/Length: 259*

  • Under 100: Ultralight
  • 100 to 200: Light
  • *200 to 275: Moderate
  • 275 to 350: Heavy
  • Over 350: Ultraheavy

Comfort Ratio: 32.6*

  • Under 20 indicates a lightweight racing boat
  • 20 to 30 indicates a coastal cruiser
  • *30 to 40 indicates a moderate offshore cruising boat
  • 40 to 50 indicates a heavy offshore boat
  • Over 50 indicates an extremely heavy offshore boat

Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8*

  • *Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
  • Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages

Read more about these all-important numbers...


  • 6 Interstate 6V house batteries new 2021
  • 2 Interstate 12v start batteries new in 2021
  • Heart Interface Link 2000 charger/inverter
  • Charles battery charger
  • 4 solar panels (2 Kyocera and 2 Larland), 300 Watts total
  • Blue Sky Boost 2000E solar controller, 25 amp
  • Balmar 100 amp alternator
  • LED lights throughout
  • 6 Hella Turbo high efficiency cabin fans
  • 2 12v charging ports at nav station
  • Marine Air Systems 16,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning system


The navigation station on an IP40 sailboatThe Nav Station
  • Raymarine 6001 autohelm (linear drive replaced 2012)
  • Raymarine RL80C chartplotter (GPS antenna new in 2017)
  • Raymarine radar, ST60 Wind, ST60 tri-data, ST60 multi repeater at nav station
  • Standard Horizon VHF with hard wired remote mic at helm
  • Vesper Marine Watchmate AIS (send and receive)
  • ICOM IC-M700 Pro SSB


  • CQR 45 lb primary anchor on bow roller with 275 ft chain (new in 2015)
  • CQR 35 lb secondary anchor on bow roller with 200 ft nylon rode
  • Fortress FX16 anchor for kedging mounted on stern rail
  • Simpson/Lawrence windless 12vDC with foot switches on foredeck and remote at helm

On Deck

  • Sunbrella dodger and full Bimini
  • Stainless dinghy boarding ladder
  • Kato dinghy davits
  • Outboard motor lift on stern rail
  • Teak cockpit table, folding
  • Richie compass
  • Magma grill

More pics for this Island Packet 40 for Sale...

The galley in an IP40 sailboatThe Galley with a 3-burner cooker and oven

The twin-sink arrangement in the galley of an IP40 sailboatTwo sinks and an ice-box

The salon on an IP40 sailboatThe Salon, where the dinette table is stored against the bulkhead

The dinette on an IP40 sailboatThe dinette table drops down to reveal useful storage

The aft cabin in an IP40 sailboatA cozy aft cabin for two

A double berth on an IP40 sailboatAnother double berth forward

Cockpit instrumentation on an IP40 sailboatRaymarine navigation instruments in the cockpit

The forward head on an IP40 sailboatThe forward head

The midships head on an IP40 sailboatAnd another head on the port side at the foot of the companionway

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