The Island Packet 37 is a true cruising sailboat. Built in the tradition of fine craftsmanship, Preamble is one of the most comfortable sailing vessels you will find. From her shallow full keel and durable construction, to her easy-to-handle cutter rig, she is perfect for one or two couples or a small family group. 1998 was the last year for the 37 in the Island Packet line and construction of Preamble was begun in December, 1998. She was the last of the 37's built prior to IP changing over to the 38. She is a beautiful yacht and one you must see! The price was just reduced at the end of May, 2019 by $20k! The owners are willing to consider any reasonable offer! Don't miss the chance to own this dream boat!
For more information on "Preamble," call Barb Hansen at 239-257-2788 or 800-262-7939.
This yacht is available for private purchase or for placement into our yacht charter ownership program.
IJPE : 665.83 sq ft
I : 45.83 ft
J : 16.67 ft
P : 39.00 ft
E : 14.50 ft
The Island Packet 37 offers sparkling performance, superior safety and seakeeping, ease of handling and spacious and livable accommodations. Island Packet Yachts' exclusive Full Foil Keel unifies the performance attributes of modern hull and foil designs. This design brings numerous benefits to the cruising sailor: superior protection from damage or fouling of both prop and rudder, an integral hull and keel structure for the strongest possible unified construction, a moderate draft with exceptional stability allowing shallow water gunkholing or worldwide voyaging, and spirited performance capabilities. On deck, the well-engineered layout provides the safety and security needed in offshore conditions through full-length cabin top handrails, wide unobstructed side decks, and recessed foredeck with bulwarks. The integral bowsprit- anchor platform increases sail area, improves sheeting angles for enhanced performance, while providing ready stowage and immediate access for two anchors and their tackle. The 8-foot long cockpit has full-length contoured seats offering plenty of room for both comfortable sitting or stretching out. A premium, console-mounted rack and pinion steering system provides the sensitive feel and rugged reliability available only from a direct-geared steering system. A rudder shaft control arm and interior mounting shelf are provided to facilitate the installation of an autopilot. The raised bridgedeck, lock-in companionway boards, bilge pump mount adjacent to the helm and large cockpit scuppers further ensure safety at sea. The standard cutter rig has furling systems on both the genoa and self-tending staysail. The skipper has a variety of sail combinations available that are easily adaptable to maximize comfort, safety and performance over a wide range of wind and sea conditions. Belowdecks, convenient to both the cockpit and salon, yet out of companionway traffic, the galley is host to a number of design details that will make it the delight of the onboard chef. The main salon has a fold-away table, mounted on the main cabin bulkhead to provide an unobstructed salon area when the table is not needed. A pull-out panel in the L-shaped port settee converts this area into an extra double berth. The navigation station features a large hinged table with a generous stowage tray underneath. The private forward stateroom features a wide, 6-foot 6-inch V-berth with generous storage space. The enclosed aft stateroom features a double berth and convenient upholstered dressing seat. The engine is conveniently located in an easily accessed compartment, complete with premium, lead-lined sound insulation and integrally molded drip pan. Overhead interior hand rails, bulkhead hand grips and an easily maintained, slip-resistant cabin sole in the high-traffic areas helps provide sure-footed movement while underway. A harmonious blend of tasteful designer surfaces, premium fabrics, and meticulously hand-crafted, oiled teak joinerwork conveys a sense of style and comfort, while a host of thoughtful details, such as courtesy lights with a companionway switch, make the 37's interior exceptionally livable and practical. Advanced construction technology utilizing custom blended resins, 100 per cent hand-laminated, premium knitted biaxial and triaxial fiberglass reinforcements and Island Packet's exclusive PolyClad hull gelcoat system combine to provide vastly superior resistance to impact, puncture resistance and osmotic blistering. Deck laminates are engineered for high strength with reduced weight utilizing PolyCore. An engineered interior grid system and reinforced fiberglass structure joins with the hull to form a unit structure of immense strength and durability.
Island Packet 37 Specifications - Standard Equipment Rig
Sails, Hardware - Sails: Main w-double reef, 130% roller furling genoa, roller furling staysail, triple stitched - Mainsail cover, genoa & staysail sun panels made of Sunbrella. Genoa gear, including tracks, blocks, sheets and furling system. Staysail gear including traveler, blocks
Lewmar Ocean Series 8C sheet winch, Lewmar Ocean Series 8C halyard winch, and furling system - Jib halyard winch on mast, Lewmar Ocean Series 24C 2-speed - Main halyard (on roller bearing masthead sheave) and main sheet, led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar Ocean Series 30CST winch - Dual single line "Auto Reefing" system for double set of reef points led to cockpit through stoppers to Lewmar Ocean Series 16CST winch - All halyards internal, color coded running rigging. Convenient coaming storage bins for lines - Boom vang - preventer package - Winch handle - 10" lock-in chrome - Jib sheet winches - two Lewmar Ocean Series 44CST 2-speed - Midboom sheeting for unobstructed cockpit & dodger installations - Main sheet traveler w- 4:1 control system .
Wheel steering - console mounted custom Edson rack & pinion direct system with wheel brake, stainless steel wheel. Provision for remote autopilot installation. Custom pedestal with guard, engine control, hinged table. Emergency tiller w- storage brackets.
Compass, Ritchie SP-5, custom Island Packet nav grid .
Railing- Welded stainless steel double bow rail & stern rail, stanchions, stern rail with stainless steel flagstaff holder and stainless steel staff - Double lifelines w- side gates, full-length teak cabin top hand rails - Stern gate w- quick release hook - Swim ladder (stainless steel transom mount) w- teak steps.
Two stainless steel anchor rollers w- chocks and hinged deck pipes to forepeak - Four 12" mooring cleats, two 10" spring line cleats, chocks & stainless steel chafe guards.
Rig-Twin backstays for easy stern boarding & unobstructed helm seating - Topping lift-adjustable - Keel stepped mast. All anodized spars - Sparcraft Ocean Series Interior .
Eleven opening ports w- screens - polished stainless steel, safety glass - Five deck hatches - head, forward cabin, salon, aft head, aft cabin, galley - Lewmar (acrylic & aluminum) - Three deck ventilators (dorade type) w- screens.
Interior- Large forepeak with louvered access door & overhead deck pipes, light, drain to bilge, center divider w- attachment for rodes - Forward cabin w- privacy doors to salon & head compartment. Large double V-berth w- full-length teak shelves outboard, large stowage lockers under. Generous cedar lined hanging locker w- shelf over. Two opening ports plus overhead hatch. Deck vent, varnished teak & holly sole.
All cushions 5" thick foam & upholstered in premium designer fabric - Removable teak companionway ladder w- engine access from all sides - Storage rack for companionway drop boards under nav table - Molded slip resistant cabin sole adjacent to companionway. galley & nav station, w- draining grate in front of ladder. (Teak grate lifts out for dust pan) - Teak bulkheads, cabinetry, trim - select grain w- hand-rubbed oil finish - Teak louvered cabin & locker doors - deluxe trim; push button safety latches on locker doors - Molded fiberglass interior headliner w- textured finish, teak trim - Teak & holly sole in main salon, forward & aft cabins - varnish finish.
Forward head w- stall shower (electric drain pump) w- teak trim, curtain on track, large vanity with polished stainless steel sink, storage cabinets, opening port & an overhead hatch, toothbrush holder w- cup, toilet paper holder, molded fiberglass interior headliner with textured finish, integral recessed lighting.
Main salon w- pullout double settee berth to port, single settee berth to starboard, teak cabinets & bookshelves outboard of both settees. Large stowage areas behind & under each settee. Cedar lined hanging locker w- shelf over. Deluxe drop leaf table folds against bulkhead rack (w- bottle stowage) for unobstructed 4' wide varnished teak & holly sole. Large overhead hatch, numerous opening ports, deck vents & overhead hand rails.
Navigation station w- large table w- tray storage under, nav light, generous nav - electronics cabinet w- master AC-DC electrical panels plus room for variety of owner installed equipment - Chart stowage drawer beneath settee .
Aft cabin w- privacy door to main cabin. Large double berth w- full-length teak shelf outboard, stowage lockers under, dressing seat. Generous cedar lined hanging locker w- shelf over, bureau w- shelf over, two opening ports plus overhead hatch, varnished teak & holly sole - Courtesy - night lights with switch by companionway.
Galley - Large wrap-around design w- Formica surfaces, teak sea rails on all edges, flip up counter extension - Icebox - top loading, superior injected froth type urethane insulation throughout, lift-out shelf, large 12 cu. ft. volume, electric drain pump, inside light - Gimbaled three-burner LPG stove w- oven - stainless steel deluxe safety type, lift off cover. Stainless steel guardrail w- harness hooks. Pot and pan locker under - Double stainless steel sink with deluxe polished finish, hot & cold pressure water tap, manual pump, retractable spray unit - Hideaway trash bin, teak paper towel holder, towel rack & soap rack - Deluxe teak dish rack & cutlery drawers - Large storage areas above & below counter. Storage drawer, microwave alcove.
Exterior - Construction - 100% hand-laid fiberglass construction throughout with ISO - NPG type gelcoat for maximum durability, plus Island Packet's exclusive PolyClad bottom gelcoat system with 10-year limited warranty, gelcoat applied using premium high-volume, low-pressure application equipment for exceptional finish quality, reduced airborne emissions - All structural laminates and reinforcements designed to ABS standards.
Hull molded in one piece utilizing a proprietary pressure fed application system w- extra strong triaxial glass, unified w- an engineered molded interior grid structure - Deck laminate cored w- advanced PolyCore - a proprietary microsphere & resin matrix that has maximum resistance to rot & delamination.
Deck attached to integrally molded hull flange w- bolts, lock nuts, & urethane adhesive sealant - Deck hardware thru-bolted w -aluminum backup plates - Two-tone deck, low glare ivory white with integrally molded tan slip resistant surface (premium coarse diamond pattern) - Ivory white hull w- gold cove & choice of boot stripe color .
Combination teak rub - cap rail w- stainless steel striker, teak cap on bowsprit - Deluxe helm console with hinged table, guard - handgrip, compass, single-lever engine control
Contoured cockpit seats 7 1-2' feet long, coaming storage boxes, and bins, seat hatches with hasps and locks, molded helm seat with cushion and backrest, integral storage tray - Molded fiberglass sliding companionway hatch w- sea hood, latch inside, exterior hasp and lock - Companionway drop boards of solid teak, center drop board fitted with fixed port with etched logo (safety glass), captive safety pin with holder - All exterior teak treated with Sikkens premium Cetol teak finish - Two, 2" cockpit scuppers - Cockpit icebox - foam insulation, hinged lid - Fresh water cockpit shower - wash down (cold only) - LPG deck storage bin with 10 lb. aluminum propane tank (plus room for spare), drain overboard.
Mechanical: - 38 hp diesel - three-cylinder, fresh water cooled, rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed with integral oil drip pan, twin fuel pumps (mechanical and electrical), twin fuel filters, 3-blade prop (feathering prop optional) - Racor fuel filter with water separator, jacketed fuel line w- swedged ends - Extensive sound control in engine compartment: gasketed access cover and doors, premium lead lined foam insulation - Engine intake strainer - bronze - Recessed cockpit instrument panel w- electric tachometer, fuel gauge, engine monitoring & warning system - removable acrylic cover - Engine control mounted on pedestal.
Electrical: Batteries-two premium 12V sealed, immobilized electrolyte, maintenance free gel type batteries. Deluxe electric panels w- four-way battery switch, circuit breakers for DC & AC systems, DC & AC gauges, battery test system, reverse polarity protection, indicator lights, hour meter, elec. pump controls, LPG control, battery charger control - AC 30 amp dockside power system w- polarity and GFI protection, 50' shorepower cord, numerous interior outlets, galvanic isolator. Prewired for second 30 amp service - Marine converter - battery charger - 30 amp Raritan B-series - Numerous 12V interior lamps and three courtesy lamps with rocker switch at companionway, dome lights in cockpit locker, forepeak, ice box and engine room - Water heater - 6 gallon marine type w- engine heat exchanger & AC operation, UL approved, foam jacketed hoses.
Plumbing: Pressure water system w- hot & cold water tap in galley & head, shower in head, cockpit (cold only) - Manual water pump in galley - LPG stove system w- 10 lb. aluminum tank (in draining deck storage well), remote solenoid shutoff, gauge - Marine head (Raritan) with premium triple walled sanitation hose, direct overboard discharge or bypass valve into holding tank. Water intake to heads protected by bronze strainer - 18 gallon (US) welded marine aluminum holding tank w- sealed interior, deck pump out fitting - 90 gallon (US) welded marine aluminum fresh water tank w- deck fill, gauges at panel & tank - 50 gallon (US) welded marine aluminum fuel tank w- shutoff valve, deck fill, gauges in cockpit & tank - Fuel & water tankage below cabin sole maximizing storage space & minimizing trim changes - Deck fittings for water, fuel, waste - stainless steel w- deck key.
Electric bilge pump w- auto switch integral w- master panel, premium Ultimate magnetic reed float switch - Manual bilge pump - heavy duty (1 1-2" hose). Mounted in cockpit near helm - Shower drain pump - electric - Icebox drain pump - electric - UL approved bronze thru-bolted flanged seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline; ball valves on all thru-hulls in boot stripe.
Electrical bonding system for rig & all underwater metals. UL approved marine, pretinned color coded wiring w- heat sealed connectors throughout .
High-intensity running lights conforming to latest Colreg specs - Foredeck light mast mounted at spreaders - Masthead anchor light - Prewired: VHF antenna cable in mast & interior; fan wires throughout interior; 12V refrigeration wire - Messengers pre-run for cabin back or pedestal mounted electronics.
Transmission - new in 2019.