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1997 Island Packet 40

San Diego, California


40' Island Packet 40 '97 "Paradisea"

The attention to detail has been remarkable on this Island Packet 40. Very seldom are we able to say “Add your food and clothing and take off for destinations of your choosing.” PARADISEA easily qualifies. She recently completed an 18,000 mile cruise from Alaska to Panama and back and is well-prepared for more extended cruising. The list of spares is extensive and meticulously detailed as to storage location. Truly a Must See!

Basic Boat Info

Make: Island Packet
Model: 40
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Island Packet
Designer: Robert K Johnson
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TDL40078G697
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 46'6 ft
Length Of Deck: 40 ft
Waterline Length: 34 ft
Beam: 12'11 ft
Max Draft: 4'8 ft
Displacement: 22,800 lb
Bridge Clearance: 54 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Ballast: 10000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2E
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 5,500
Cruising Speed: 6.6 kn
Maximum Speed: 7.8 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 170 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


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2330 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA, US, 92106
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.


Enter through the companionway to a very functional U-shaped galley to starboard followed by an aft-facing nav station, an L-shaped settee/berth (which converts to a double) and a fold-down dinette table adjacent to the mast on the starboard side.

To port of the companionway is the entrance to the aft cabin featuring a double berth, hanging locker and drawers. Next forward is the enclosed head with shower which can be accessed from either the aft cabin or the salon. Forward of the head is a settee/berth with storage above, outboard and below. Salon settees have built-in lee cloths and cushions were recovered with a beautiful Sunbrella in 2018.

Forward of the mast is the master stateroom which features a double Pullman berth with custom mattress to starboard, closet and drawers to port and an enclosed head forward with shower and vanity.

Most forward is the internal anchor locker with two anchors.

All interior lights are LED.

The entire interior is beautifully appointed in teak and is kept well-ventilated with ample dorade vents, deck hatches, opening ports and the companionway.

Engine is located directly behind the companionway steps.


Dedicated 12V refrigerator rebuilt with custom light, lined thermal insulation and sliding cover over freezer box

Dedicated pantry with recessed LED lighting on starboard side

Countertop with recessed LED lights

3-burner Princess propane stove with oven and broiler

GE microwave oven

Black & Decker toaster oven

Magnetic knife rack

Pressure fresh water system

Dedicated pressure sea water faucet

Seward water heater (2020)

Double stainless steel sink

Fold down counter extension above trash bin

Propane solenoid (New 2015)

(2) propane tanks in dedicated well

Norcold 4.5 DC freezer in aft stateroom

Electronics and Navigation

Tacktick wireless wind speed (2020)

Autohelm Tridata depth sounder (transducer under nav. station)

Raymarine P20 autopilot

AIS transmitter with dedicated GPS

Cobra HH350 hand-held VHF

Garmin 5208 chart plotter (2015)

Garmin GMR 18HD radar (2015)

Standard Horizon GX 2150 VHF radio with AIS (2015)

CMP31 RAM mic at helm (2023)

Iridium 9575 satellite phone & modem

Weems & Plath brass clock and barometer

Samsung 32” Smart TV with Roku (2021)

Brand new B&G chart plotter (not installed but available & included)


12V DC and 110V AC

(5) AGM house batteries (2018)

(1) AGM engine start battery with new cables (2018)

Magnum 1000 inverter (2015)

Energy monitor and controller mounted at nav station

Honda 1000 generator (rebuilt 2017)

Galvanic isolator

660W solar panels with separate Victronic controller and dongles for cell phone monitoring (2018)

New shore power receptacle in 2024

50’ 30amp shore power cord with 30 to 50amp adapter (2024)


Fortress FX-23 stern anchor mounted on rail

44# stainless steel Spade X140 anchor (2016) with 300’ galvanized chain (2018)

Back-up CQR anchor with 60’ chain and rode

Muir vertical electric windlass (new gear box 2019) with foot switches and remote hand control

Hard top dodger, bimini, fully enclosed cockpit with two skylights for sail trim

Cockpit cushions (New 2023)

Custom raised captain’s chair

Achilles 9.5’ 4-person dinghy with extra seat board (2015)

Yamaha 2-cycle 8hp outboard (rebuilt 2022), fuel tank and lines (New 2022)

Dinghy anchor, chaps and ditch bag

LED anchor light

Deck light

LED running lights

Steaming light (inoperable)

Bow pulpit and rails

Spectra lifelines (New 2016) and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder aft and on port side

Magma BBQ with dedicated LP tank

Outboard mount

Outboard crane lift with 7:1 purchase

Radar reflector


(4) stainless steel dorade vents with stainless steel dorade guards

(7) opening deck hatches and (12) stainless steel opening ports with screens

All hatch glazing new in 2015

Custom fold-down retractable cockpit table

Cockpit shower

Complete cockpit enclosures (2 sets - Strataglass &nets)

Full stainless steel arch with dinghy davits and solar panel mounts

Canvas covers for all exposed wood

Full boat sunshade (two parts)

Flopper stopper

All hatch glazing new in 2015


Actual LOA: 46’6” (includes dinghy davits and solar panels)

Last bottom paint – 2020 Epoxy barrier top coat – three coats waterline and rudder

Sails and Rigging

Rigid manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging (all new 2015)

Running rigging all new 2015

Mainsheet traveler

Whisker pole mounted on mast

Harken MKII roller furling on headsail

Harken roller furling on staysail with club foot


 (2) Lewmar 48ST self-tailing primary winches

 (2) Lewmar 30ST self-tailing cockpit cabin top main halyard, sheet and utility winches

 (1) Lewmar 8 staysail sheet winch

 (1) Lewmar 30 halyard winch on mast


 Main sail with Stack Pack (good condition)

 Main preventer line under boom

 130% North Genoa (excellent condition – new 2021)

 Club-footed staysail (excellent condition – new 2021)

Engine and Mechanical

100amp alternator (2016) with back-up spare parts

Engine alarm

Racor fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer (2019)

Stove fuel shut-off valve

Cockpit engine controls

CO2 engine fire extinguisher (Halotex new in 2021)

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump (2018)

Wheel steering

(2) Raritan fresh-water manual heads (2020)

30-gal holding tank (only fresh water since built)

Spectra 150 6-gph watermaker (works, needs new guage)

Domestic 10,000 Btu air conditioner

Engine compartment relined with fire-repelling sound insulation (2020)

New injectors (2016)

Heat exchanger flushed and mixing elbow replaced (2018)

Stern tube replaced 2016

Exhaust port replaced (2020)


(3) fire extinguishers

Sea anchor

Bell, horn and whistle

Stainless steel emergency tiller

Jack lines


Emergency fire blanket

Halotron fire extinguisher with engine compartment fire port

Carbon monoxide/smoke detector


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.