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1991 Island Packet 38

Little River, South Carolina


Proven blue water cruiser for sale in Little River, SC.  This 1991 Island Packet 38' cutter rig with swing keel has everything you need for comfortable extended or coastal sailing.  "Bright Hope" has a new engine(May 2019), nearly new oven and stove top, new ICOM SSB radio, new chart plotter, new freshwater pump, recently replaced AC unit as well as a refrigerator, freezer and generator.  With too many extras to list here, this is a well maintained comfortable boat that will give years of pleasure to the new owners.

"Built for comfort, not for speed, the spacious and stable 38 is an ideal yacht for a family planning to coastal cruise, sail offshore to the Bahamas, hang out indefinitely in the Caribbean, and maybe even go around the world."  Sailing Magazine, March 6, 2014

Proven cruiser...

Swing keel 4' - 7' 7"






Neptune Yacht Sales and Services is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Beaufort Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $129,000
Boat Name: Bright Hope
Make: Island Packet
Model: 38
Year: 1991
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Island Packet Yachts
Designer: R. Johnson
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TDL38162K091
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 41'6 ft / 12.65 m
Waterline Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Max Draft: 7'7 ft / 2.31 m
Min Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 21,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 54 ft / 16.46 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m
Ballast: 10,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 57hp
  • Year: 2019
  • Engine Hours: 575


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 91 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 157 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cutter, Cruisers

  • Spacious salon featuring abundant natural light and ventilation
  • Signature bulkhead mounted fold up dining table
  • L-shaped settee to starboard converts to a double berth
  • Aft facing nav. station
  • Straight settee to port
  • Generous storage behind and beneath settees, as well as under berths
  • Forward head features a full shower, teak seat and full size head (2017)
  • Spacious master stateroom forward with pullman berth to starboard and cabinets to port
  • Roomy aft stateroom with private access to aft head
  • Aft stateroom features a double berth with storage under, dressing seat, drawers and hanging locker
  • Enter the centrally located aft head via the aft stateroom or the salon
  • Large wrap around galley
  • Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven (2017)
  • #9 propane tanks with safety switch in vented locker (2)
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Large Sea Frost refrigerator/freezer (2013)
  • Galanz microwave oven
  • Laminate counter tops
  • Cutlery drawers and pot/pan storage
  • All serving ware, flatware. pots and pans included
  • Raymarine ES 97 
  • Raymarine wind, depth, speed monitors
  • Tri-data repeater at nav. station
  • Raymarine ST6000 auto pilot (new motor 2017)
  • EM-Trak AIS (2013)
  • New (never used) Axiom Pro 9 S Chart plotter
  • Horizon Intrepid  VHF RAM mic at helm with spare mic
  • Standard Horizon HX870 hand held VHFwith GPS (~new)
  • Vigil backup VHF (old and weak, but works)
  • Garmin GPS 72H hand held for emergencies
  • em-track B100 AIS Class B (2013)
  • ICOM  IC M802 SSB radio with new antenna tuner (2019)
  • Qualcomm satellite phone (Activate for a fee)
  • Furuno radar with new screen and reflector (2019)
  • VHF, GPS and HAM antennas
  • Compass
  • Barometer
  • Honeywell weather station
  • Flat screen TV with digital antenna
  • Sony CD/radio with two speakers in cabin and two in cockpit 
Electrical and Mechanical
  • Type 31 AGM house batteries (3 replaced 2018)
  • Type 31 AGM starting battery
  • Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor
  • Tank watch holding tank monitor
  • Battery charger and regulator
  • 125 Amp alternator
  • Westerbeke 5kW diesel genset (2440hours)
  • 320 watt solar panels with controller (4)
  • Solar vent over guest head hatch
  • 12 volt outlets throughout
  • Shore power cable with splitter
  • 16000 BTU reverse cycle heat and air system (2)  Port side AC (2016)
  • Jabsco manual toilet
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Full Yanmar gauges
  • Bilge pumps with cycle counter
  • Engine fire extinguishing system
  • Nicro cabin fan (2020)
Deck and Hull
  • Swing keel 4' - 7' 7"
  • Bottom soda blasted and re-epoxied (2017)
  • Bottom painted annually
  • 45# Manson anchor with 120' chain and 80' rode
  • Fortress anchor with 30' chain and 200' rode
  • Electric windlass
  • Chain locker
  • Bimini and dodger
  • Full Eisenglass cockpit enclosure with screens
  • Dorades
  • Canvas covers for all hatches along with screens
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit shower
  • Custom arch dingy davits
  • ACR Global fix EPRIB
  • USCG safety package
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • Lee cloths
  • Jack lines
  • Fenders and lines
  • Swim ladder
  • Assorted spare parts
Sails and Rigging
  • Mack pack mainsail (2013)
  • Mack staysail and genoa (2014)
  • Asymetrical spinnaker
  • Harken roller furling on staysail and genoa
  • Lewmar winches
  • Wire standing rigging (2007)
  • Main sheet traveler
  • Boom vang
  • Topping lift
Safety Equipment
  • Man overboard emergency life raft
  • Seven life vests of various kinds (may need new cartridges)
  • Flares and flare gun
  • Four hand held fire extinguishers 
  • Manual discharge extinguisher in engine compartment
  • Fire blanket
  • Emergency collision kit
  • Emergency sail repair kit
  • Rigging and bolt cutters
  • Air horns and whistles
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.

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