Island Packet 40 | 1996

95,000 Tax Paid | Barcelona Spain

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  • Make Island Packet
  • Model 40
  • Year 1996
  • LOA 41ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Long Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 7
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 42256
  • Name Magic Wednesday


The Island Packet 40 has established itself as an industry benchmark for high quality cruising sailboats with its sparkling performance, ease of handling and spacious and livable accommodations. MAGIC WEDNESDAY has been well looked after and cared for over her ownerships with the current owner sailing her in the Mediterranean since 2007. She is ready to carry on with her cruising adventures.



Island Packet 40


Hand laid fiberglass construction throughout with special gelcoats for durability.
Hull moulded in one piece.
Island Packet’s exclusive PolyClad@ II hull bottom gelcoat system.
Deck laminate cored w/advanced PolyCore@.
Deck attached to integrally molded hull flange w/bolts, lock nuts & adhesive sealant.
Deck hardware thru-bolted w/aluminum backup plates.
Combination teak rub/cap rail w/stainless steel striker, teak cap on bowsprit.
Light ivory hull.

Keel & Rudder:

Full Foil Keel & protected rudder.



Anodized aluminium, single spreader, keel stepped mast.
Self-tacking sail on inner forestay.
Mainsheet traveller.
Boom vang.
Genoa tracks.
Forestay and furler new in 2021.


Lewmar Ocean Series 30CST winch – main halyard.
Jib sheet winches x 2 Lewmar Ocean Series 48CST, 2 speed.
Jib halyard winch on mast, Lewmar Ocean Series 24C, 2-speed.


Mainsail with double reef.
130% roller furling genoa.
Roller furling staysail.


Sleeps 7 in 2 cabins and saloon.

Forward Head:
Marine head.
Shower (drain to auto sump), with curtain on track & teak seat.
Large vanity with polished stainless steel sink.
Hot/cold pressure water with shower.
Storage cabinets.
Two opening ports and an overhead hatch.
Integral recessed lighting.

Forward Cabin:
Double berth.
Large stowage lockers and six cedar lined drawers.
Generous cedar lined hanging locker with shelf over.
Three opening ports, overhead hatch, deck vents, varnished teak & holly sole.

Main Saloon:
With L-shaped pull-out double settee berth to starboard.
Single settee berth to port.
Teak cabinets & bookshelves outboard of both settees.
Large stowage areas behind & under each settee.
Cedar lined hanging locker with shelf.
Deluxe drop leaf table folds against bulkhead rack (with bottle stowage).
Large overhead hatch, numerous opening ports, deck vents & overhead handrails.

Large wrap-around design with high-pressure laminate surfaces, teak sea rails on all edges.
Two refrigerator systems, one 12v of mains.
Gimballed three burner LPG stove with oven.
Pot & pan locker.
Double stainless-steel sink, hot & cold pressure water tap, manual pump, retractable spray unit.
Rollaway trash bin, teak paper towel holder, soap rack.
Teak dish rack & cutlery drawers.
Large storage areas above & below counter, storage drawer, cabinet, dry storage locker.

Navigation Station:
Large table with tray storage.
Nav light with generous electronics cabinet.
Master A-C/D-C electrical panel.
Chart stowage drawer beneath settee.

Aft Head:
Marina head.
Shower pan (drain to auto sump), curtain on track with teak seat.
Large vanity with polished stainless steel sink.
Hot/cold pressure water.
Full-length unbreakable mirror.
Wrap around counter with teak trim, storage cabinets.
Overhead hatch & opening port.

Aft Cabin:
Large double berth.
Full-length teak shelf outboard, stowage lockers & dressing seat.
Generous cedar lined hanging locker with shelf.
Two opening ports plus overhead hatch, varnished teak & holly sole.


Engine & Gearboxes:
50 HP Yanmar diesel 4JH2BE - four cylinder, fresh water-cooled.
Racor fuel filter.
Extensive sound control in engine compartment.
3 blade prop.

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine has always been professionally serviced annually. Last service 2022.
Cruising speed – approx 6 knots @ 1,800 rpm.
Maximum speed – approx 8 knots @ 2200 rpm.
Fuel consumption at cruising speed – approx 2-3 litres per hour.

Electrical Systems
Voltage Systems:
12vDC domestic system 110AC ring main from shorepower.
Battery Banks:
4 x 110ah 12v batteries, arranged in 2 banks of 2, joined in parallel and series to give 440ah at 12V.
Engine start is from these, not a separate battery.

All the fittings for the power and cooling are in place for the installation of a new generator

Shore Power:
Shore power and cable.

Plumbing Systems
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
Water heater runs of generator and engine heat exchanger.

Bilge Pumps:
Electric & manual bilge pumps.

Aluminium tank 90 gals / 341 L.
Shut off valve, deck fill & remote gauge.
Fresh Water:
Aluminium tank 170 gals / 644 L.
Deck fill and remote gauge.
Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:
Aluminium holding tank 30 gals / 113 L.
Deck pump out fitting.


Navigation Equipment
B&G computer.
Wind speed and direction.
Depth sounder.

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
Oversized deck operated windlass.
Anchor with 50m chain.

Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
Spray hood.
Cockpit dodgers.
Deck shade.

Tender & Outboard:
Dinghy – needs TLC.
5hp 2-stroke outboard.

Safety Equipment:
6 life jackets and lines.

Fire-Fighting Equipment:
3 fire extinguishers in main cockpit.
Engine extinguisher.
Fire blanket in galley.

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A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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