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Beaufort NC Boats for Sale

1987 Island Packet 38

Fuel type
Norfolk, VA

1987 Island Packet 38′ Chasing Summer
Chasing Summer is a cutter rig, swing keel featuring a large open cockpit with full enclosure and bimini top. The upscale interior includes a spacious salon with full galley aft and two private staterooms. Chasing Summer is the ideal blue water cruising vessel. Call now to schedule your showing.

Basic Info

Year: 1987

Make: Island Packet

Model: 38

Class: Cruiser

Length: 38

Fuel Type: Diesel

Contact Information

Please contact Beaufort Yacht Sales at 252-728-3155

Below Deck

Sleeps 4 owners and guests in 2 staterooms, plus dinette and 1 settee berths for a total of 7 berths. The master stateroom is forward with a queen-size pullman berth to starboard, hanging lockers opposite, and a private head and shower. The large U-shaped galley is convenient to both cockpit and salon, yet out of companionway traffic. Excellent engine access is provided through removable panels on either side and behind the companionway ladder. The aft head is centrally located by the companionway, convenient to the cockpit, salon and aft cabin. Two head doors allow private access from either the aft stateroom or the salon. Both forward and aft heads are fitted with hot and cold pressure water, full fiberglass draining shower pans with auto sump pump, large vanities and cabinets, and a curtained shower area with a teak seat. The forward head has a separate adjustable shower head. Comfortable accommodations for two are provided in the roomy aft stateroom. The custom double berth, dressing seat, bureau and cedar-lined hanging locker, plus private access to the adjoining head graciously provide for guests or crew. Warm teak interior with plenty of natural light and good ventilation with overhead hatches, all opening ports, (4)
dorade vents, and louvered interior doors.

  • 6’4″ Headroom
  • Varnished teak bulkheads
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Teak bulkheads, cabinetry, trim – Select grain with satin finish
  • Teak louvered cabin and locker doors


  • Princess 3-burner propane stove with oven
  • Stove guard rail with harness attachments
  • LP Solenoid
  • Deep double stainless steel sinks with storage above and below
  • Large wrap-around design with teak cabinets and Formica counter tops
  • Adler Barbor refrigeration – rebuilt 2018
  • Heavily insulated 14 cu. ft. icebox
  • Samsung microwave
  • (2) Portable fire extinguishers
  • Atwood 10.5 gal. water heater
  • Deluxe teak dish rack with cutlery drawers
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Manual water
  • Hideaway trash bin
  • (2) Propane tanks in draining locker on side deck

Electronics & Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Datamarine Tridata depth/wind/speed
  • Datamarine Knot log
  • Icom MC 502 VHF radio and antenna
  • Zenith Tv/VCR
  • Alpine AM/FM/CD
  • Bose speakers on deck and below

Electrical & Mechanical

  • 12V & 110V electrical systems
  • New gel cell battery
  • Battery selector switch
  • Electric panel with circuit breakers
  • Yanmar 4JHE 44hp diesel engine, freshwater cooled – 1800 hours
  • Next Gen 7kW fully enclosed generator – 350 hours
  • Mermaid Marine 16,500 BTU reverse cycle heat and air
  • Florida Bow Thruster – 2015
  • 30 amp shore power
  • Primary and secondary fuel filters
  • Engine gauges in cockpit
  • Engine alarm
  • High water temp alarm
  • 12V bilge blower
  • (2) Rule 2500 Whaler bilge pumps, automatic/manual
  • On/off fuel valve
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • 10 gallon water heater
  • Showers have sump drains
  • (2) Vacuum flush electric marine heads
  • Jabsco macerator pump
  • Full complement of manuals

On Deck

The modern full keel design provides good tracking with superior seakeeping and safety, an encapsulated ballast, slanted forefoot, and protected rudder and prop. The centerboard allows for a 4′ draft with board up, and & 7’7″ draft
with board down.

  • Stainless steel bow and stern railing
  • Custom teak companionway doors and cockpit table
  • Dodger and bimini
  • Eisenglass enclosure
  • Bottom paint – 2022
  • Teak rub rail and cap rail
  • Hand rail covers
  • Teak bowsprit platform with stainless steel striker
  • Bow pulpit with Lofrans electric windlass – rebuilt 2018
  • Anchor Right double bow roller
  • Sea Choice 22# anchor
  • Danforth 44# plow anchor
  • 10′ chain, 100′ rode
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Contoured cockpit seats with cushions with storage port and starboard
  • Helm seat with cushion
  • Coaming storage boxes, seat locker(2)
  • Cockpit scuppers
  • Cockpit ice box
  • Cockpit shower/wash down
  • Double life lines with gates port and stbd.
  • Stern gate with quick release hook
  • Swim ladder, stainless steel transom mount with teak steps
  • Steaming light, deck light and anchor light
  • Propane locker in starboard deck
  • Low profile deck ventilators (4)
  • Dingy davits
  • 9′ West Marine hard bottom dingy – 2009
  • 6hp, 4 stroke Mercury outboard motor

Sails & Rigging

  • Harken Batt Car System on main mast and foresail boom
  • Mainsail
  • Staysail
  • 130% genoa and self tending stays
  • Aluminum mast stepped on keel
  • Aluminum forespars
  • Schaefer Easy Locks
  • Traveler
  • Mast steps
  • Lewmar self-tailing winches

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. 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.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Yanmar

Engine Model: 4JHE

Engine Year: 1987

Total Power: 40hp

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hours: 2100


Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed: 7kn


Length Overall: 38′

Max Draft: 7’7″

Beam: 12’8″

Cabin Headroom: 6′ 4″


Fresh Water Tank: 157gal

Fuel Tank: 57gal

Holding Tank: 30gal


Heads 2

Contact Information


$84 500

Contact Broker Walter Moffitt