'Ermelind', an Island Packet 38 Sailboat for Sale

'Ermelind', a 1991 Island Packet 38, has been proudly cruised by her current owners for 15yrs. She has traveled extensively from the Chesapeake Bay to southern Florida and beyond, and is currently berthed in New Bern, North Carolina USA.

An IP38 sailboat sailing under headsail alone'Ermelind', an Island Packet 38 Cutter

An IP38 sailboat at anchor

The owners have been great stewards of this vessel, paying particular care to her maintenance both mechanical and cosmetic.

Having satisfactorily fulfilled this chapter, life is now taking them in new directions and they have decided to pass this fine vessel on to new owners.

If you have been looking for a turnkey blue water vessel, you owe it to yourself to explore the comforts, innovations & safety of Bob Johnson’s Island Packets, and this particular IP38 will take you safely to destinations worldwide if you choose.

Come aboard and imagine what incredible experiences 'Ermelind' might bring to you.

General Specification & Key Performance Indicators for the Island Packet 38...

Accommodation layout for an IP38The IP38 Layout Plan
Note the Pullman Berth between the salon and the forepeak

One of the two double berths in an Island Packet 38 sailboatThe Pullman berth, looking forward



  • Garmin GPS Map 741 Chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST60+ Depth Sounder
  • Raymarine ST60+ Knot Meter
  • Raymarine ST60+ Repeater(2x) (Cockpit & Nav Station)
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind Instrument
  • Autohelm ST6000 Autopilot


  • Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF Radio w/AIS/GPS
  • RAM Mic in Cockpit
  • Standard Horizon GX1000S VHF Radio in Cockpit
  • ICOM IC-M710 SSB Radio with autotuner on backstay antenna
The saloon in an Island Packet 38 sailboatThe saloon, looking forward

The galley in an Island Packet 38 sailboatThe galley, on the starboard side of the companionway


12V System

  • Five (5) Group 27 AGM Batteries (1 starter, 4 house)
  • Xantrex 40A TC40 Battery Charger
  • Xantrex Pro Series 1800W Inverter
  • Kyocera 270W Solar Panel
  • Blue Sky MPPT Solar Controller (SB2512iHV)
  • Victron BMV 202 Battery Monitor
  • Hella Turbo 2 & Bora BBX Fans Throughout the Cabin
  • Sony Four (4) Speaker Stereo System (2 cabin, 2 cockpit) Bluetooth & Sirius XM Ready
  • Toshiba DVD Player

A/C System

  • 30Amp Service
  • AC GFCI receptacles throughout
  • Mermaid M-16 Reverse Cycle Heat & Air
  • Vizio Flat Screen TV w/Mast Mounted Antenna
The electronics at the navigation station of an IP38 sailboatThe electronics at the nav station. The chartplotter and other navigational instruments are at the helm.

Deck & Hull

Bottom Reconditioned in 2012 - Hull Stripped to Glass, 2 Coats of SeaHawk TuffStuff BarrierCoats Applied

  • Trinidad Bottom Paint in 2021
  • Muir 800 Vertical Windlass w/Chain Gypsy & Rope Drum (New Gear Cone - 2018, New Gearbox & Motor 2019)
  • Windlass Foot Switches
  • Raw Water Wash-down
  • High Aspect Dodger (For Visibility) With Full Bimini
  • Full Enclosure & Sun Screens
  • Folding Teak Cockpit Table
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Four (4) Dorade Vents for Ventilation
  • Two (2) Solar Vents
  • Heavy Duty Edson Davits on Stern with Winches
  • Outboard Motor Mount on Stern Rail

The double berth aft in an Island Packet 38 sailboatThe double cabin aft

Mechanical & Engine

  • Yanmar 4JH2E 50HP Diesel - 3264 Hrs
  • 55Amp Hitachi Alternator with External Regulator
  • Balmar MaxCharge MC-612 (regulator)
  • 2 Spare 55Amp Alternators
  • 1 Spare Starter Motor
  • Michigan Wheel 18 x 13 Right Hand 3-Blade Nibral Prop

Major service performed in 2009

  • Exhaust Manifold & Exhaust Elbow Replaced
  • Oil cooler replaced
  • Engine Degreased and Painted
  • Valves Adjusted

Water maker - Little Wonder LW-150GPD

Macerator Pump

One of the two heads in an IP38 saiboatThe head and shower cubicle in the forepeak

Sails & Rigging

  • Full Batten Main (Two Reef Points) with Mack-PAC Furling System (New - 2018)
  • Boomvang
  • Genoa & Staysail Refurbished in 2018
  • Mast Mounted Telescoping Whisker Pole
  • WinchRite Power Winch Handle
The foredeck of an Island Packet 38 sailboatFour dorades and two forward-opening hatches provide ventilation below, whilst the wide side-decks provide easy access forward

Ground Tackle

  • Primary Anchor - 60lb CQR With All Chain Rode
  • Secondary - 33lb Lexmark Claw w/Chain & Nylon Rode
The cockpit of an IP 38 sailboatThe secure cockpit, well-protected from the elements


  • Six (6) Life Preservers
  • Auto Inflation Life Belt
  • Life Sling
  • Multiple throwables
  • Four (4) 5lb ABC Fire Extinguishers

The Asking Price...

'Ermelind', an Island Packet 38 sailboat in her slip.The Owners are asking $124,000 for 'Ermelind'

For more information or to arrange a viewing of 'Ermelind', please contact Dave Roletter of Integrity Yachts.

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