1998 Island Packet 350

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1998 Island Packet 350

St Petersburg FL, US




       Another $2000 Price Reduction

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Extensive Refit Completed In August 2017 By Embree Marine

***See Broker’s Comments 

  • New Vetus VE5512 Bow Thurster and Tube
  • Engine Removed and Bench Tested (1111 Hours)
  • New Exhaust Elbow
  • New Engine Starter Solenoid and Oil Pressure Sender/Gauge
  • Transmission Removed and Repaired including 10-2.83 KBW transmission repair: seals, bearings, races, thrust washers, cam shift, speedi sleeves, fluid, paint
  • New Engine Mounts
  • Prop, Shaft, Shaft Log, Stuffing Box removed…stuffing box hose replaced
  • New Secondary Rule 2000 Gallon per hour bilge pump
  • New 3700 GPH Primary Bilge Pump with Ultimate 12V Switch
  • New B&G Electronics including New Sail Pod, 4 G Broadband Radar
  • Exterior wood completely restored to like new condition, cleats and chocks removed, hardware removed from exterior wood surfaces, starboard rub rail stainless replaced  $4,600
  • 7 West Marine 8A27M AGM batteries, 2 new shelves, new cable and terminals $2,300 in 2017
  • LPG System inspected and reconditioned
  • New 90 Watt Rigid Solar Panel and Charge Controler
  • New Doyle Furling Mainsail w/3 vertical battens
  • New California Style Bimini
  • 3.5 Horse Merc and 8′ West Marine Dinghy 



Full Specs



The Master stateroom is forward and features a large Pullman berth  to starboard, an upholstered dressing seat with contoured backrest, large cedar lined hanging locker, bureau cabinet, berth shelves, and plenty of stowage volume under the berth. The head is next aft to starboard with a large wrap around counter, lots of cabinets, a shower with contoured seat and curtain, and sink. Private access from either the salon or forward cabin accommodates guest and owners. The main salon has facing settee's, a bulkhead mounted table with leaf for large gatherings, exceptional amounts of storage below and outboard of settee's, starboard settee converts to a large double berth . Aft and to starboard of the companionway is the spacious galley with propane stove and oven, Nautic Kold refrigeration system, double SS sinks, numerous drawers, Formica lined cabinets and lockers, built-in dish and cutlery storage provide ample room for stores and utensils. To port and aft is the fully enclosed guest stateroom with a large generous double berth, cedar lined hanging locker, bureau cabinet, long shelf above berth outboard, storage bins. The entire boat is spacious for a 35' boat with beautiful oiled teak interior finish and teak and holly cabin sole.

  • Master Stateroom-forward w/Pullman berth to starboard, storage throughout cabin, cedar lined hanging locker, dressing seat w/contoured backrest.
  • Head-to starboard w/shower contoured seat and curtain, lavatory, wrap around counter, and dual entry from either Master Stateroom or Main Salon
  • Main Salon-midships w/large bulkhead mounted table, facing settees, and starboard settee converts into a double berth.
  • Galley-midships to starboard, U shaped w/propane stove/oven, Nautic Kold Frige, double SS sink, and numerous cabinets for storage.
  • Chart Table-midships to port w/breaker panels and VHF radio
  • Guest Stateroom-aft w/fully enclosed large double berth, cedar lined hanging locker, bureau cabinet, and storage bins.

  • Nautic Kold refrigertor & freezer- top loading
  • Pressure hot & cold water, manual raw water faucet (new water pump)
  • 2 Burner Gimbaled Propane stove w/oven (new fittings from tank to cooktop)
  • Fold up counter extension
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Molded Diamond Non-Skid Sole

Nav Station

All Electronic Equipment New in late 2017

  • B&G V50 VHF Radio @ Nav Station 
  • Wireless Handheld Unit with Cockpit Mount
  • Sony Marine Series Blue Tooth CD Stereo 
  • Weems and Plath Clock and Barometer
  • Samsung HDTV on Swivel Mount
  • 2 x 12 Volt Charger Outlets


  • Fish Finder Bottom Machine Transducer connected to 12" Plotter
  • Island Packet Binnacle Compass
  • 2017 Stereo Speakers in Cockpit & Salon w/control switch
  • 2017 B&G Autopilot Controls
  • 2 x 2017 B&G Multi Function displays
  • 2017 B&G Radar- Mast Mounted
  • 2017 B&G 12" Chart Plotter Touch Screen

Hull and Deck
  • Kato Radar Mount-Stainless Steel  2017
  • Full Foil Keel
  • Propane deck storage bin w/2 10Lb aluminum propane tanks
  • 5 Opening Hatches w/external canvas covers & internal screens
  • 11 Opening Ports polished Stainless Steel w/screens and internal covers
  • Lofrans electric Windless
  • 2 X CQR 35# Anchors & Double Stainless Steel anchor rollers
  • 4 Navy Blue Fenders
  • Exterior teak was stripped, sanded, and refinished in 2017, including removing all stainless
  • Deck Construction deck attached to integrally molded hull flange w/bolts, lock nuts, Urethane adhesive sealant-Deck hardware thru-bolted w/aluminum backup plates.
  • Bottom Paint-Full Keel Bottom media blasted, new barrier coat, 2 coats Interflux 2000/2001 Barrier Coat, Sea Hawk Dark Blue Bottom Paint in 2017
  • Davits

Sails and Rigging
  • Furling Genoa North Sail, original
  • New Doyle Furling Mainsail w/3 vertical battens 2017
  • Furling Staysail w/ self tacking Boom, original
  • Spare Spinnaker Halyard
  • Winches: 2 Lewmar ST-40, primaries, 2 Lewmar ST-30 on Cabin Top
  • Lewmar #8 & 2 x 16# located at the Mast
  • Hanken Jib and Staysail Furlers
  • Head Sails need sacrificial covers (they were gone over in the loft a year ago and were reported at around 20% life left)
  • Aluminum Mast & Mast Ships
  • Mast removed and rewired for new electronics

Mechanical Equipment
  • Engine: Yanmar 3JH2E 38 HP diesel (1111) Hours). Three cylinder, fresh water cooled, rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed with integral oil dip pan, twin fuel pumps (mechanical and electrical)
  • Engine and Transmission removed and fully serviced August 2017
  • Vetus Bow Thruster (New 2017)
  • Marine Air Conditioning System
  • 2017 Full Engine Service @ Embree Marine including New Engine Mounts
  • Racor fuel filter (with inside parts) with water separator, Engine intake strainer-bronze, easy acess w-bilge light
  • Fresh Water bypass system to flush AC and Engine intakes
  • Back Up Bilge Pump for additional Safety (Total of 2 including High Volume
  • 3 Blade Folding Max Propeller
  • Steering: Whitlock Cobra rack and pinion steering
  • Line Cutter on Propeller 2017
  • Spare Drive for the B&G Autopilot

  • 12 Volt Fan
  • Manual Head
  • Stainless steel opening port & overhead hatch
  • Vanity with SS Lavatory

Aft Cabin
  • Fully Enclosed Private Cabin w/Door to Salon
  • Offset Pullman style Double Berth with Storage Below
  • Cedar Lined Hanging Locker
  • Shelves and Storage Lockers
  • 2 x Stainless Steel Opening Ports and On Overhead Opening Hatch

  • New California Dodger and Bimini with Connector: Sunbrella Marine Blue Sunbrella. 3 Panel Strataglass Dodger. Stainless Steel Frame with Grab Rails (2017)
  • Cockpit Cushions, Captains Helm Back Rest
  • Line storage for Port & Starboard Genoa winches
  • Fresh water cockpit shower
  • Cockpit Ice Box:  Hinged lid, drainage
  • Fiberglass Cockpit Table, Folding
  • Davits: Kato S/S Davits
  • 1 Throw Ring PFD
  • Telescoping Hook Pole
  • Emergency tiller
  • Beautiful Original folding Teak Companionway screen

  • Electrical: Full 12v DC and 120 v AC electrical breaker panel
  • Heart Link 2000 - R Inverter
  • 5 x AGM Batteries House Bank (2017)
  • 2 x Engine Start Batteries (2017)
  • 2 x Shore Power 30 Amp Receptacles
  • Power Cable: (2) 50 foot 30 amp power cables

***Broker's Comments


    Tula was purchased by the current owner knowing that the boat needed work.  She was behind the previous owner’s house.  The boat was brought from the East Coast of Florida to St Petersburg where Chad Shakespear owner of Embree Marine performed an extensive refit.  (see link to work invoice)  The current owner had no intent to spend the kind of money outlined in this listing and not use the boat, but his dream was not his wife’s dream, and the reality of a job with a busy travel schedule made owning a cruising sailboat unrealistic.  So, after spending over $70,000 getting Tula ready to go cruising, the boat was placed on the market a little over a year ago.

    There was one survey performed on this boat, and after talking with the selling broker and the surveyor two points stood out as concerns that caused the survey to be cancelled on the sea trial.  The surveyor found that there was a high water line just under the sole that was not disclosed.  Also in heavy air on starboard tack water leaked out from around the teak trim in the aft stateroom hatch coming from between the deck and the headliner. Knowing the construction of these boats that should not have been a deal breaker, but coupled with the non-disclosed high water skim line the potential buyer passed on the boat. 

     I also sat down with Chad at Embree and went over the extensive invoice.  The forward holding tank still needs to be replaced.  The cost will be around $7,000. Adding a compost head would be a viable alternative to replacing the tank. According to Chad there was no water over the engine, and there was a scum line on the bottom of the trans. As you can see from the invoice, the engine, trans, and shaft were taken out and reconditioned.  Chad is available to answer any questions that you might have.  Call me, and I’ll put you in touch with him.


 Tula is located on our Upland Dock at our St Pete office on Salt Creek. She is easy to view, and you can walk next door to Embree Marine if you have any additional questions.  Chad has worked on quiet a few of these boats and has a good feel for what it costs to replace tanks etc.   I have had a chance to look at her with a critical eye.  No doubt there was high water just below the sole, but when you look at the extensive punch list addressed by Embree Marine there should be no cause for concern. The owner has priced her very fairly with offers encouraged. In addition, he has included the dinghy and motor not on any previous listing. This is a safe, solid, boat that will take you anywhere in the world that you have the skill and courage to go.  Feel free to give me a call at 727-642-9022 if you need any further clarification. 

Doug Scott  




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.

Please Contact:  Doug Scott @ 727-642-9022 for Invoice Copies and additional High Definition Pictures or Email: doug.yachtsales@gmail.com