1988 Island Packet 38


In Stock
Full Keel Marine, LLC
Primary Color
Off White
Trim Color
Off White
Island Packet
Length Overall
41' 6"
12' 8"
Max Draft
5' 0"
Fuel Type
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Year
# of Engines
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Dealer Insights

Once you step on board the Celtic Spirit you will think that you have stepped aboard a new boat! Looking around topside and below decks as well, you will immediately see and feel the quality and care she has received and the pride she provided her Captain's, crews, and guests over the years!

Celtic Spirit was Christened and Launched on the shores of Lake Huron originally named by French explorers as La Mer Douce "Fresh Water Sea" that she proudly sailed while being protected by her fresh water surroundings over her first twenty plus years.

Today, after receiving many upgrades and additions of top of the line equipment, Celtic Spirit still maintains that pride as she cruises Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Blue Waters with unmatched comfort. The care to detail her new owners provide with continued certified professional maintenance along with the many upgrades they invested into her is second to none! As you approach from the dock or water you cannot help but notice the magnificent finish on her hull as she was professionally waxed every year, not to mention her hull has a beautiful Awlgrip finish along with the trim and bright work that has been cared for with Cetol every year by her new owners.

The upgrades and improvements that Celtic Spirit has received make the boat a true classic in pristine condition.

In 2016 she received a new Venus Hydraulic TT 140-300 Bow Thruster along with a Lewmar Pro Series windlass, that can be operated and handled from the helm as well as 100 feet of 5/16G4 Chain plus 75 feet rode. In 2017 she also received a new Atkins and Hoyle Rotating Davit lifts with winch to handle the lift of the outboard. Handrails were added to the Dodger for safety in 2017 and assist as you move forward and about as well new glass was installed in the dodger 2017. Installed on the Bimini you'll find four flexible 100 watt solar panels with a Tracer MPPT controller.

Her Sailing Equipment received upgrades and new items from 2015 through 2018. Doyle Mainsail has two reef points and a new Doyle Sail Cradle with lazy jacks and reefing system to cockpit, (2015) new halyards (2015) and new lines and sheets that are easily handled from the cockpit for safer sailing, (2015), Tide Track in Mast, (2015) Mack Cutter Sail with new furler and matching Navy UV cover, (2017), Hardin ESP Jib Reefing and Furling Unit installed 2017, and the Head Sail reinforced UV in 2018 is in very good condition.

The Celtic Spirit's Yanmar Engine has been meticulously maintained by certified technicians. Her 3 blade bronze prop was removed and reconditioned in 2018. In 2017 a new Power AX 125 AMP high output alternator with saddle mount was installed along with a new Amp monitor located on Starboard to monitor amperage when charging with the new Pro Sport heavy duty marine battery charger (2016). Accompanying the new battery charger and alternator is a new Ballard max charge 12 V regulator and harness (2017).

As you man the wheel you will find that it received a Coxcombing wrap culminating with a Turk's Head at centerline of the wheel in 2017and you have at your finger tips a Scanstrut Scanpod Helm Pod newly installed in 2016 providing you up to the second navigational information from the Array of integrated Raymarine navigational instruments, starting with the Raymarine ST 70 Lineal drive Autopilot, much stronger than standard models, (2016), es127 MFD with hybrid display and lighthouse charts (2016), Upgraded Gimbled Radar HD Digital Radome eliminating blind spots while underway especially on open blue water. (2016). AIS 650 transceiver with AIS splitter 100. (2016) Additionally, you will have at your fingertips information from your Raymarine I70 Wind, Speed, and depth sounding. (2016).

Step down the ladder into the Salon and Galley area and the Classic Beauty and Comfort of the Celtic Spirit comes to life even more with the newly installed white leather cushioning against the highly polished Teak trim and cabinetry that accents the salon area. The Teak woodwork doesn't stop there as the beauty of the Teak trim and cabinetry along with the Teak and Holly flooring extends throughout the three cabin areas.The galley has a newly installed Cool Blue refrigeration and freezer unit and a three burner propane stove with oven along with a microwave oven.

The headroom below decks easily accommodates up to a six foot four inch person and the sleeping arrangements are as accommodating. The aft berth cushions were replaced with 6" (3" gel foam and 3" premium poly foam (2017). The aft head received an upgrade with a new electric head and macerator with a Y valve and 27 gallon holding tank.

In the salon port side you will find a new Xantrex monitor electric panel and a Xantrex 3012 pure sine inverter (2016). Not stopping there you will find installed new in 2016 6 East Penn 8AGC2 Batteries gel cell, and 3 East Penn 8A31DT Batteries along with a continued assortment of newly installed electrical equipment and wiring. Additionally, all interior lighting has been changed to LED.

With one look at the Celtic Spirit you will want to become part of the legend!