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1996 Island Packet 45

Palmetto, Florida


The Perfect Cruising Boat Just Got Better!

Checkout the long list of upgrades and new gear!

Owner motivated!!!

Wanderlust has benefited from many recent upgrades like:

  • New Refrigeration
  • Solar Panels
  • Wind generator
  • Fuel tank cleaned and fuel polished
  • New Spinlock rope clutches
  • All Chain plates replaced
  • New Auto Pilot
  • New Chart plotter
  • New Radar
  • New Air Conditioning
  • New Mack Pack
  • New Bimini/Dodger,
  • New Heads
  • New Holding tank and sanitation hoses
  • New Swim Platform
  • New Mattress
  • New LED lighting
  • New Stove
  • Line bags

and the list goes on.

If you are ready to go, just bring your gear and put on your stores

She is ready to go when you are!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $249,000
Boat Name: Wanderlust
Make: Island Packet
Model: 45
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TDLUS012B696
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 45 ft
Length Overall: 45'3 ft
Waterline Length: 37'7 ft
Beam: 13'4 ft
Max Draft: 4'10 ft
Displacement: 28,400 lb
Bridge Clearance: 58'10 ft
Ballast: 12,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2TBE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 62hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 3540


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 168.2 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 288.2 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 54.0 gal


Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cutter


Mike Fauser
EMAIL: CELL PHONE: 941.518.5614 We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance so please call in advance . SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT.
Whiteaker Yacht Sales


Whiteaker Yacht Sales
1035 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, Florida, US, 34221
Tel:941-776-0616 or 941-518-5614


Wanderlust has benefited from many recent upgrades like all chain plates being replaced, all New electronics including Auto Pilot, Chart Plotter, Radar, Air Conditioning,  Bimini/Dodger, New Heads, New Holding tank and sanitation hoses, New Swim Platform, New Mack Pack, New Mattress, New LED lighting, New Stove,New Refrigeration, Solar Panels, Wind generator, Fuel tank cleaned and fuel polished, New Spinlock rope clutches, Line bags and the list goes on.  I think it would be difficult to find a vessel that is this ready to go with so much new equipment. She will provide you with years of trouble free sailing.

The Island Packet 45 replaced the Island Packet 44 model and was produced from 1996 to 2000.  It is the culmination of many of the great aspects of the Island Packet line, which has made it so popular, with cruisers, over the years.  This is hull number 12 of 44 hulls built and has continued to benefit from her loving owners care with constant maintenance and upgrades. 

Wanderlust has had three very experienced and knowledgeable owners and each has kept her up to date and in excellent condition. 


Starting forward there is the owner's private head.  Going aft to Starboard is the double Pullman berth and hanging lockers and storage to port.  Then there is the roomy main salon.  Aft of that on the starboard side is the Nav station.  On the port side near the companion way is the aft head with the Galley directly across on the starboard side. All the way aft on the port side is the double guest cabin.  The large cockpit will accommodate a large group and is long enough to sleep two people and has ample storage in the large lazarette.

  • Main salon cushions recovered with Ultra leather in 2013

  • New 16,000 BTU Cruiseair Air conditioning 2015
  • New Raritan Marine toilets
  • New LED lighting throughout
  • New Holding tank and sanitation hoses
  • Seven 12v fans.  Some oscillate and have timers, some New
  • Shades on all ports and hatches
  • Newer Custom Screen package for all ports,hatches & companion way
  • Zarcor Peek A Boo shades for ports
  • Zarcor removable Saloon Style companion way doors with screens, black out and regular inserts
  • New EJ Schrader Mattresses
  • Interior Varnish with Awlwood

The Galley is large and easy to work in, yet safe to use while underway. It has benefited by many new improvements including New Stove and Oven, LED lighting and water filter and more.

  • Re-insulated refrigeration box with New Adler-Barbour Super Cold - water and air cooled compressor 2015
  • New Force 10  gimbaled 3 burner stove and oven
  • New LED lighting 2015
  • Spectra Water Maker 7 gallon per hour
  • New Water heater 2017
  • Culligan Water Filter system 
  • Double stainless steel galley sinks
  • Pressurized hot and cold water system
  • Manual hand pump (fresh water)
  • Hand shower nozzle
  • Electric pump for refrigerator
  • Very generous storage throughout galley area 

In the Summer of 2015 a vessel, docked nearby, was hit by lighting which effected much of Wanderlust's electronics and therefore required replacing.

  • Raymarine E95 Chart plotter/ Radar with Wifi and Bluetooth and Fishfinder New 2015 and in Low profile Pod.
  • Raymarine 24 mile LCR HD Radar with 18" dome New 2015
  • Raymarine  EV400 Sail Auto Pilot New 2015
  • Raymarine i50 Wind, Speed, Depth New 2015 
  • Raymarine AIS650 with AIS Antenna Splitter New 2015 
  • Raymarine RS130 GPS Antenna New 2015 
  • Raymarine CP370 Depth Sounder New 2015 with Sonar Fishfinder & Knotmeter 
  • Raymarine Seatalk NG Network New 2015
  • ICOM MA500 TR AIS New 2015
  • ICOM M424G VHF Radio/GPS with RAM mic at Helm New 2015
  • ICOM M802 SSB with Acknowledgement. Head New 2015
  • Long range Byllet Wifi Antenna and Router New 2015
  • Fuse box for all Raymarine Equipment New 2015
  • Transducer New 2015
  • Navpod for Raymarine equipment New 2015
  • Navionics Charts for USA, N Bahamas, Central and South America New 2015
  • Fusion AM/FM/MP3 player with speakers and Antenna New 2015 on network, can be operated from chart plotter
  • LED Tri Color Anchor and Running Lights New 2015
  • LED forward and aft running lights New 2015
  • Steaming Light New 2015 
  • Blue and White LED Spreader lights New 2015
  • 12V DC system with New breaker panel indicator lights 2015
  • 110/220 AC systems with New breaker panel indicator lights 2015
  • Three Solar Panels equal 380 Watts
  • New Airbreeze wind generator 2015
  • Two 8D AGM house batteries (256 ah each) 2015
  •  Engine start battery
  • Xantrex Freedom 2000 w Inverter /Charger with remote panel
  • Xantrex 15 amp Echocharger battery combiner/ Aux charger
  • Xantrex LinkPro Battery Monitor
  •  Blue Sky regulator
  • Dual USB & Dual 12v Outlets below companion way 
  • Yanmar 4JH2TBE engine with approximately 3540 hours
  • Spectra D150 Watermaker
  • Fuel Tank Cleaned and fuel polished 2015
  • New Electric Fuel pump and polishing system
  • High water bilge pump with alarm plus factory installed electric pump
  • Additional Whale hand pump inside boat with hose to take water out of cockpit
  • Factory installed hand pump in cockpit
  • Wema Fuel and Water Gauges
  • New Engine Temperature and Oil sensors and gauges 2015
  • New Yanmar Buzzer and Indicator Lights
  • Two New Bilge Pump Switches
Sails and Rigging
  • New Chain Plates installed by Snead Island Boat Works 2017
  • Forestay and inner forestay chain plates replaced 2013
  • Sparcraft keel stepped main mast
  • Stainless steel wire rigging with swage terminals 
  • Harken roller-furling headsail
  • Harken roller-furling Staysail
  • Staysail self-tacking with designated track and boom
  • Main, Genoa new in 2008
  • Staysail new in 2010
  • Genoa and Staysail have new sunbrella covers 2013
  • New standing rigging in 2010 and replaced with metric rigging
  • New Mack pack. 2017
  • New Spinlock Clutches 2015
  • 110 roller furl Genoa.
  • Asymmetrical with rigging
  • Storm sail with separate track on mast
  • Whisker pole with rigging
  • Complete rigging survey conducted in 2013
  • All running rigging replaced 2006
  • New jib sheets, stay sail furling line, and Genoa furling line in 2013
  • Two Lewmar 54 s self tailing primary winches
  • Two Lewmar 44 s self tailing secondary winches
  • One Lewmar 16 self tailing reefing winch
Deck & Hull

The helm position on this vessel is unique to any others that i have seen.  The pod for the electronics is extremely 'low profile' and subsequently, one can see over the pod from the seated position. 

  • Custom Swim Platform with built in Ladder. 2017
  • Twin bow anchor rollers
  • New Maxwell RC10 Vertical, rope/chain windlass installed in 2012.
  • New 3/8" chain (200 feet) installed in 2012
  • Primary anchor 55# Delta
  • Secondary anchor 45# Bruce with 200 feet of nylon rode plus 300 feet of braided 5/8 braided line in duffel in lazarette
  • Fortress FX37 folding anchor
  • New LED Blue and White Spreader Lights 2015
  • Bimini and Dodger with Grab rails were new in 2015
  • Life raft Viking 4 person (needs re-certification)
  • Stainless Steel Arch with dingy davits
  • Solid stainless steel life line around cockpit and to the boarding gate
  • New Bottom Paint 
  • New Boot and Cove Stripe Paint
  • 8 Coats of Awlwood Varnish on Cockpit,Combing and handrails
  • Fold out cockpit table
  • Edson wheel steering
  • Cockpit cushions restored and recovered with textaline in 2012
  • Sun awning forward and middle made of Stamoid in 2011
  • (Four Dorade ventilators/dorades
  • Cockpit shower
  • Cockpit speakers
  • 7 Lewmar deck hatches
  • 14 Opening Stainless Steel Ports
  • Four Fenders
  • Stainless Steel Security gate for companionway



Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.

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