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1995 Island Packet 37
"Water Cress" is a fabulous example of a high quality cruising boat that has had only two owners who both have kept her in tip-top condition. Some of her features include:
Tony Smythe, CPYB
Within the legendary Island Packet brand, the 37 is a true example of their successful design that provides the crew with an assured ride with an ease of boat-handling. All this with a very generous and comfortable layout.
Over he years they have rightfully earned a cult status when few production sailboats have ever been considered. They are in the same league as their trawler cousins, the Grand Banks family. These fine vessels are the benchmark and household word for achievement in high quality construction and detail. There is always a noble degree of pride that holds fast in taking ownership in them.
The full keel, a signature feature since 1988, offers the cruiser protection from damage or fouling the prop and rudder while providing excellent tracking and stability. The moderate draft allows for shallow water cruising and anchoring.
Water Cress has been fortunate to receive top-notch care with the present and previous owners. She has had upgrades and care within the past two years that amount to almost half of her asking price.
The forward compartment has a generous sized V-berth with stowage beneath. There is a privacy door to saloon and head and a cedar-lined hanging locker to stbd. The forward head has an S-shaped vanity with polished stainless sink. The toilet sits outboard between the vanity and the separate shower stall with a teak seat. Raritan head replaced. Dual access is through saloon and forward compartment doors.
The expansive saloon provides a feeling of openness when the fold-up dining table is not in use. Mounted on the bulkhead behind the table are built-in bottle and glass compartments. When in use, the table swings out to provide dining service to both settees. The table also drops down to convert into a double berth to Port. Also, the same settee has a bull-nose feature that provides comfortable seating at the nav station. Built-in stowage is outboard and under both settees. chart stowage drawer under stbd settee.A cedar-lined locker is to starboard across from the head and forward of the settee. All interior cushions are 5 inch foam.
The well thought-out galley lies aft with a wrap-around design would delight any talented culinary crewmember. It features an LPG 3-burner stove and an oven, polished stainless double sink with a separate sprayer and hand pump. It has more than ample stowage in the numerous built-ins, cabinets and drawers. The top-loading refrigerator is an Adler Barbour with 12v compressor and has a drain pump for discharging condensation, etc. There is fiddled-in stowage bins/drawers for plates, silverware, and cutlery. And forward of the galley sink mounted on the bulkhead is a small flip-up table.
The spacious guest stateroom has a double berth and an upholstered seat for dressing convenience with a stowage and hanging locker.
There is a 3-way access to the engine room via hinged panels in the galley and the aft stateroom as well as a removable front panel. This nicely provides easy access to the engine for routine maintenance.
The main cabin sole is a unique mixture of the new and old. The galley are is molded fiberglass and slip resistant with a drainage grating and sump just forward of the entry ladder.
Forward of the galley sole is the traditional teak and holley.
The contoured cockpit seats stretch 8-feet in length and have closed-cell foam cushions with Textalene covers. The pulpit shaped console was designed by Edson jointly with Island Packet with a single lever control. The direct steering system is rack and pinion for superior feel and reliability. The elevated helmseat provides excellent visibility forward with removable seat and back cushions. There are 3 Dorade-style cowlings to add to the 11 port lights and the 5 cabin top hatches. The decks have bulwarks for footing safety for moving fore and aft. Anchor access is on a wide platform that contains double rollers. There is a fixed welded stainless bow and stern pulpits and several opening gates in the double lifelines. The side decks are wide for ease of moving fore and aft and the non-glare gelcoat has excellent non-skid qualities.
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.