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1988 Irwin 68

Miami Beach, Florida, United States


Ted Irwin is a world renowned American designer, boat builder, and successful ocean racer. Ted also went on to found Irwin Yachts, located near St. Petersburg, Florida, which, up until the late 1990s built thousands of sailing yachts, both racers and cruisers. Many of the larger models were built for the booming South Florida and Caribbean charter trade. Her current owner did not charter her but she has done charters previously. She has had a full interior refit and fresh teak decks, updated electronics, hardtop Bimini, and all the comforts of home. Want to start a crewed charter company? Located conveniently in Miami Beach, FL.

Price is "as is, where is" at the dock.


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $219,500
Make: Irwin
Model: 68
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: XYM68140J788
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 68.0 ft
Length Overall: 68.0 ft
Waterline Length: 55.0 ft
Beam: 17.42 ft
Max Draft: 5.75 ft
Min Draft: 5.75 ft
Dry Weight: 78,500.0 lb
Ballast: 23,500.0 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110.0 V
Double Berths: 4
Twin Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: M135 Sabre
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Hours: 2000


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 620.0 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 950.0 gal


Heads Count: 5
Total Liferaft Capacity: 10
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Hydraulic
Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Ketch

Key Features
  • Perkins 135 with low hours (2009)
  • Hardtop Bimini
  • Huge bow cushion
  • Complete interior refit
  • Fresh teak decks
  • Located in Miami Beach
  • Great boat for crewed charter
Additional Information


  • Sea Recovery 480 GPD watermaker
  • Force-10, 3-burner propane stove with oven & broiler
  • Dual Grunert refrigeration system
  • Freezer system
  • Grunert deck mounted refrigerator
  • Kenmore dishwasher
  • Kenmore garbage disposal
  • Kenmore trash compactor
  • Sharp microwave/convection oven
  • Wet bar with ice maker
  • Pressurized hot and cold freshwater system



  • Furuno 36-mile color radar
  • Robertson APLX 300 auto pilot
  • Trimble XL-GPS Navigation Graphics GPS/plotter
  • Icom M-700 SSB radio with phone link
  • Icom IC-M125 VHF radio
  • Datamarine Corinthian II depth sounder
  • Datamarine Corinthian II wind speed & direction
  • Datamarine Corinthian II knot meter
  • Motorola cell phone
  • Panasonic fax machine with cell link/answering/copier
  • Sony video camera
  • Sony MHC 1750 AM/FM/Tape stereo with 5-disc changer and salon/cockpit speakers
  • 21” Color TV with VCR



  • All new deck nonskid
  • Ground Tackle:
  • 200# Storm anchor
  • 65# Bruce
  • 65# CQR
  • 300’ of ½” anchor chain
  • 300’ of 1 ½” nylon anchor rode
  • Full cockpit awning and bimini top
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Padded leather covered helm wheel
  • Pressurized hot and cold freshwater deck shower – stern
  • Pressurized cold freshwater deck shower - bow
  • Halogen deck lights
  • All USCG approved safety equipment
  • MOB recovery system
  • Water Toys:
  • Water skis
  • Wakeboard
  • Sun mats
  • Snorkel gear & swim fins of various sizes
  • Fishing gear
  • Propane BBQ grill
  • 17 x Lewmar opening hatches with screens
  • 16 x opening ports with screens
  • Large stern lazarette



  • 20kW Northern Lights generator - 6400 +/- hours 
  • 2000-watt HF 12-2000 inverter
  • Sentry G160-4NL 60-amp battery charger
  • Gell cell batteries
  • All wiring and electrical panels either updated or replaced


Sails & Rigging

  • Equipped for cruising with two aluminum spars 
  • Hood electric Stowaway main and mizzen furling systems
  • ProFurl electric genoa furling system
  • Norseman standing rigging
  • Twin hydraulic backstays


Mechanical Equipment

  • 135 hp Perkins M135 Sabre diesel engine - new October '09 
  • 6 x CruisAir air conditioners
  • 3-blade MAX prop
  • 30-gallon Torid water heater
  • Emergency tiller steering

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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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