NorthernStar is an excellent representative of the popular IP38 cruiser. The comments from the owners' show how much she has been loved:
"It doesn’t get better than NorthernStar. This gorgeous two-owner boat will be your home away from home. Two staterooms, two heads, spacious salon, well-equipped galley, and plenty of storage. IP 38s are blue water boats, some have been as far as Australia and back, though this one has only gone between the Chesapeake Bay and Florida. So far that is. You can fulfill YOUR dreams and take her wherever you wish. She’s eager to go!
NorthernStar had one owner from 1992-2001 and she has been ours ever since. The previous owner took her down the Intercoastal Waterway to Florida and back, but she’s stayed in the Chesapeake Bay these past 15 years. She has been hauled every winter and lovingly maintained inside and out. We added a B&G autohelm and a portable helm-mounted Garmin GPS Chart plotter, which makes for easy sailing along with the self-tending roller furling staysail and genoa.
We’ve never needed air conditioning, since the companionway plus all 12 fully openable port holes and 6 hatches are screened (the hatch screens are teak framed). Air conditioning can easily be installed by its next owner if desired.
The gleam on the teak rubrails, toerails, handrails, gunnels and bowsprit show how well they have been cared for. The original sails are well maintained and fit for duty.
As the photos show, the living quarters are almost like new. She has forward and aft berths that sleep two people each, and the sofas in the salon can accommodate three more. The two heads – forward and midships – feed into a single Lectra-san equipped holding tank.
It’s as easy to cook in the galley as it is at home, with a propane-fueled oven and three-burner stove plus an Adler-Barbour refrigerator/freezer. The large fold-down table in the salon exposes a beautiful teak cabinet for glassware and other accoutrements when lowered. It makes dining in the cabin a relaxing experience, though our favorite spot is up on deck enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. The comfortable cockpit has its own fold-down table, ice chest and fresh water spray, but the midships deck and the bow are perfect places to lounge as well.
NorthernStar is a dream come true. We know you’ll agree!"
I know you will agree as well. NorthernStar is available for inspection right now. Call for a viewing appointment today. Our office is open and you can see her this weekend.
Contact George Sabo, CPYB, C: 301.641.3018; firstname.lastname@example.org
The interior of the Island Packet 38 features large forward and aft staterooms and a spacious central salon and two heads. Beginning forward is an anchor locker in the bow accessed through the forward head. The anchor locker also houses the windlass battery, a DC power supply and saltwater washdown. The forward head compartment has a sink with vanity, shower with wrap-around curtain, marine toilet, plenty of storage, two opening ports and an opening hatch. Next aft is the spacious master stateroom with large Pullman berth to starboard and hanging locker and cabinets to port. There are four large drawers and additional storage compartments under the berth . This stateroom is well ventilated with four opening ports and an overhead hatch. Next aft is the roomy main salon with a bulkhead mounted fold-up dining table with built-in storage. To starboard is an L-shaped settee that converts to a double berth and also provides seating for the aft-facing nav station. To port is a single settee that will sleep one. There is ample storage beneath,behind and outboard of both settees. The aft facing nav station is well equipped and has ample room for electronics and navigation. Across from the nav station is the midships head with a private entrance from the aft cabin as well as from the salon. To starboard is the large U-shaped galley with deep double sinks, 3-burner LPG stove with oven, refrigerator/freezer, deluxe teak dish storage compartments and cutlery drawers. To port of the companionway is the entrance to the spacious aft stateroom with queen berth, storage compartments under, dressing seat, bureau and cedar-lined hanging locker, two opening ports, and opening hatch. All portholes and hatches and the companionway have custom-fit screens. The hatch screens are teak-framed. Both heads and aft berth have "peek-a-boo" blinds.
P.O. Box 479
Deale, MD 20751