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1990 Irwin 52

E. Boston, Massachusetts, United States


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Price just reduced from $299,000 to $269,000...."Enchante' is a well equipped example of this popular comfortable cruiser. A two owner vessel, never chartered and used only as a personal family cruiser. She has been a New England vessel, currently, hauled and stored on the hard in Boston. If you are not familiar with the Irwin 52', it is by far and away the most spacious & comfortable vessel in the 50 foot range ever built! Besides being roomy and comfortable, she has better than you would expect performance. Her raised salon is bright and airy. She has a huge galley with all the amenities, that is separate but not isolated. She has three private staterooms. The Master aft has a centerline queen and ensuite head & separate shower stall. She has all the custom creature comforts including: generator; 3-units Air conditioning; wash/dryer, full electronics package; dinghy and outboard; and the over-sized 110hp Yanmar diesel, which will push her along easily at 8 knots. This is a lot of boat for the money and you will had pressed to find a more comfortable 50' cruiser and/or liveaboard, on the water today. The U.S.-built Irwin 52 makes a very capable passage maker or luxurious liveaboard--without question, some of the roomiest accommodations you're going to find on a sailing yacht this size!


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: $269,000
Boat Name: Enchante'
Make: Irwin
Model: 52
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin Yachts
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 00000000
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 52.0 ft
Length Overall: 52.5 ft
Waterline Length: 44.0 ft
Beam: 15.33 ft
Max Draft: 7.17 ft
Displacement: 46,500.0 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6.5 ft
Ballast: 16,100.0 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine Hours: 5270
Cruising Speed: 8.00 kn
Propeller RPM: 1800


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 360.0 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 420.0 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 25.0 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Sloop


Separate forward cabin with large V-berth, hanging locker and storage. Next aft starboard is second guest cabin with upper/lower berths.....a head and separate shower is across to port. Next aft is a very comforable main salon with two large L-shaped settees(port and starboard) and a dining table with seating for six. The rich teak wood is warm and inviting throughout the interior, including teak bulkheads and cabinetry, teak and holly sole, 6'7" headroom, two barrel chairs, convertible settee, large nav station, and light and ventilation provided by the spacious raised salon with surrounding over-sized ports, nine opening hatches, and smaller ports.
Aft to port is large sit-down chart table, and across to starboard is large in-line galley with passageway aft to washer/dryer, and into a full width owner's stateroom with queen berth, several hanging lockers and separate head with enclosed shower stall.


Aft to starboard is a large U-Shaped and walk-through galley, with large counters, overhead storage cabinets, and large pantry. Deep double stainless steel sink with single lever hot/cold mixer faucet, manual freshwater foot pump. Three burner stainless steel gimbaled propane stove with oven, microwave and trash-compacter.  A 7.5 cu.ft. molded fiberglass-top loading freezer, with 4" foam insulation, and insulated double lid's. Also a separate full-size standing refrigerator. Storage cabinet with sliding doors surround galley top and under counters. Two 3-drawer bank, under sink storage locker, plate storage. locker


12V DC system includes; six 180 amp hour 6V batteries for a total of 860 amp's and two straight 12-V starter batteries. 
Push button circuit panel with battery condition indicator
Battery selector switch
Invertor Zantex 30 amp
8 KW Generator
12V lights includes (19) cabin lights, international running lights, masthead and spreader lights, engine room light.
110V AC system includes two 30 amp shore power cords.
Eleven 110V double plug outlets below.
110V AC breaker, power available and reversed polarity indicators and 30/50 splitter
2-Electric bilge and sump pumps with automatic float switches.
100 amp alternator


Large Nav station with lift top chart table, chart storage, instruments/book shelves, (3) drawers, upholstered swivel chair, professionally flush mounted electronics:
Matrix AIS VHF 2013, with back-up Horizon Standard VHF
Garmin GPS/Chartplotter (Pedestal), with back-up Furuno GPS
Radar Raytheon RL70 
Raymarine, depth, knot/log, wind angle/speed indicator (All displays are mounted at pedestal and new in 2010)
Autohelm 7000 autopilot w/remote - New 2010
Bow-thruster, Side-power - new 2013 
Alpine CD/AM/FM Cassette System, complete speakers throughout vessel.
TV antenna mast mounted
Fog-horn mounted on mast
Compass Sunuto

Engine & Mechanical

1990, 110 hp, 4 cylinder Yanmar diesel engine, fresh water-cooled
2.5:1 reduction gear box
Three blade bronze prop, stainless steel prop shaft, stainless steel shaft strut
Molded engine mount/pan
Seawater intake strainer
Raw water cooled exhaust
360 gallons fuel in two baffled, molded fiberglass tanks each with fuel shut off valves, switch over valve and auxiliary electric fuel pump, auxiliary water separator fuel filter
Foam insulated engine room with molded mount for main engine and genset
Automatic fire extinguisher system
Light in engine room

  • Westerbeke 8KW Generator
  • 30AMP Inverter
  • Velvet drive transmission
  • Engine room blower
Sails, Rigging and Winches

Mainsail w/Stackpak, Lazyjacks and two reef points, Mast painted 2010.
Furling Genoa
Furling Staysail
Large Cruising Drifter-
Grey sail covers for main 2012
Tapered main mast stepped on the keel.
PVC wiring conduit in mast
Main standing rigging includes double lowers, upper shrouds/stays of 5/16? stainless steel 1x19 wire, all with rotary swaged terminals /replace with new rigging 2010.
Headstay and inner stay have Schaeffer roller furling 
Main boom has boom vang, sheeting, internal, outhaul, jiffy reefing pennants with clam cleats, adjustable topping lift
Halyards lead to individual halyard winches lead aft (Electric main halyard). 
Removable staysail rigging with running backstays
#32 Barlow 2 speed, Electric, ST (2) Primaries
#24 Barlow ST  Main Sheet
#24 Barlow ST  (2), Electric, Halyard winch.

Hull & Deck

Hull, deck and interior components molded in Irwin Lt gray gel coat.
Decks molded with light gray deck, with teak over-lay.
Hull is foamed cored above the water line, to stiffen laminate and provide added insulation
Thru-bolted bronze seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline
Laminates were carefully scheduled, pattern cut and applied layers of gel coat, laminating polyester resins, glass mat and 24 oz. woven roving or bi-axle glass fiber
Horizontal deck surfaces are cored for added stiffness and insulation
Hull-to-deck joint by deck overlap of interior hull flange with both chemical and mechanical bonding.
60lb. CQR Anchor , with 180' chain.
45 lb. CQR with 30' chain and 200' rode. 
Custom welded stainless steel double bow and stern pulpits, with running light mounts
Vinyl covered 5/16" stainless steel double lifelines
Stainless steel stanchions installed Irwin socket system
Lifeline gates port and starboard
Stainless steel mast pulpit
Gate in stern rail
Divided anchor rode locker with chromed bronze deck pipe
Welded aluminum bowsprit with stainless steel rod bobstay
(2) Metal anchor rollers.
Dingy Davits
Deck storage aft with hinged deck hatch
LPG locker with hinged deck hatch includes two propane tanks
Chromed bronze water, fuel, waste deck fittings
(4) 12" aluminum cleats, (2) 9" cleats
Teak toe rails
Cabin top grab rail
Drip molding
Barbeque grill mounted on stern
Fresh water deck wash
Modified long keel with cast lead ballast secured and sealed inside molded fiberglass keel.
Polyurethane royal blue cove and boot stripe accents
Teak rub-rail with stainless steel striker
Bottom paint (4/15)
High performance half skegged, counter-balanced molded fiberglass foam filler with stainless steel web core welded to 1 ½" solid stainless steel rudderpost Irwin high load cast epoxy bearing in stainless steel heel strap.
Bronze sprocket driven stainless steel chain and cable steering system
Bronze turning sheaves and quadrant, quadrant stops
Emergency tiller
Manual Bronze rack and pinion to chain drive autopilot

  • Fiberglass decks, with teak over-lay
  • 8 Man Life Raft( not inspected)
  • 11' Sea hard-bottom inflatable dinghy
  • 18HP Tohitsu outboard
  • Ideal electric windlass
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.

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