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1990 Irwin 52

Westbrook, Connecticut, United States


 Likely the BEST and most comfortable Sailing Cruiser ever built this offering is unique in its ability to be single handed. Upgraded equipment, tall mast and power primary winches allow ease of handling and ability to sail in weather conditions most others would run for shore!  Condition is exceptional cosmetically and mechanically,  All equipment is well documented and constantly upgraded to be simple to run and rewarding to own,come see this soon! 



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: $259,000
Boat Name: Kittyhawk
Make: Irwin
Model: 52
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: XMY52210B989
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 52.0 ft
Length Of Deck: 52.5 ft
Waterline Length: 44.0 ft
Beam: 15.33 ft
Max Draft: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 46,000.0 lb
Dry Weight: 46,000.0 lb
Ballast: 16,000.0 lb
Single Berths: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 77hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Engine Hours: 3000


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 340.0 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 480.0 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Irwin 52 is long on value and loaded with standard features. On deck there's a spacious walk-in cockpit, a roller furling headstay, thoughtfully-located hardware and much more. Below-deck systems have been analyzed and located for easy accessibility. The opulent main salon is airy and open, featuring two large comfortable L-shaped settees; a custom teak high-low dining table; a large liquor locker and a breakfast bar with upholstered stools. The elaborate navigation station has ample chart and instrument space and seating. The galley is a gourmet's delight, with a tremendous amount of space for food preparation. Opposite the galley is a utility room with a pantry for additional food storage. The master stateroom has a queen-sized centerline berth, settee, and private head with a tub and shower stall. The forward guest stateroom has a queen-sized centerline berth with a settee, and a private entrance to the day head with its tub and shower stall. The guest stateroom has upper and lower single berths. The tasteful use of richly varnished teak combined with coordinated colors provides a feeling of spacious elegance. A smooth 77-horsepower diesel auxiliary will push the Irwin 52 along quietly when desired. Generous water and fuel capacity means long trips are possible without frequent stopping.

Keel Details

Keel Type: Fin
Max Draft: 5'6"

Lead  Ballast 16,000#


LOA 55'8"

LOD 52'6"

DWL 44'

Beam 15'4"

Draft 5'6"

Displacement 46000#

Ballast 16000#

Mast height 73' as Tall rig (Standard mast is 70')


Entering Main Salon via companionway:

large main salon with nav station immediately to port, settee forward to satrboard is large settee w double folding table seating for eight

Walkway forward  provides access to port side head/shower  with double bunk ststeroom to starboard

Guest stateroom features a large center island berth  with settee and private access to head/shower. Hanging locker and additional storage cabinets are provided.

Aft of main salon to starboard is a sizable Galley with all conveniences necessary to equip a home. Stove, counter space, appliances and ample storage  To Port is a full pantry, washer dryer and  more storage

Stepping aft via walkway is a large master stateroom featuring a queen double berth, settee and private head shower room w sink, vanity, head and shower and of course more storage.

2 16KBTU reverse cycle Air Conditioners

 2 electric heads w fresh water flush

aft stateroom has a queen sized bed w custom innerspring mattress /foam topper

Crew stateroom features upper/lower bunks w lee cloths

 Hi definition LCD TV

 Stereo/CD with speakers throughout boat


Deck Equipment

White solid FRP (not cored) hull and deck recently awlgripped

Molded hull and keel with internal deck flange.  Solid glass construction in walkways/ cabin top. Solid glass construction below the waterline.

High performance molded balanced rudder w Stainless rudder post

Bolt on lead keel

(4) chocks on bow and amidships

(6) 10" aluminum mooring cleats

All winches and cleats thru bolted

Outboard genoa tracks

Bowsprit SS bobstay double anchor rollers polished chafe plate and teak grate

SS welded bow pulpit stern rail w gate and double lifelines

P & S boarding gates.

Divided lazarrette lockers/ 1 port/ 1 starboard LPG locker w hinged hatch and 2 tanks

Teak cap rail, drip molding and 4 teak grab rails

Chrome  bronze water fuel and waste deck fittings

Fiberglass pedestal w 36" ss wheel, brake,single lever controls and engine instruments

(4) salon tempered glass fixed ports, 2 tinted opening hatches and 2 tinted fixed plexiglass ports on outboard forward face.

(9) opening hatches

Plexiglass tinted companionway hatch and teak bifold doors

Cockpit coaming lockers

Cockpit storage lockers under seats p & s

Teak handrails

Bronze/ss steel ball valves on all thru hulls below water line

Molded in rubrail w ss striker

2 Barient 36 2 speed STC electric primary  sheet winches

Barient mainsheet winch  27/45 2 speed STC 

Barient 21 main and jib halyard winches  2 speed STC

Maxwell Vertical capstan winch for CQR anchor (can be employed for docking/ rafting)

Roller mounted 75# CQR w 230' of chain

Fortress FX55 stored in aft lazzarette.






Yanmar  4 cylinder FWC diesel 77hp 

KM4A Transmission  ratio 3/3:1

Full feathering  3 blade J prop



32 gallon holding tank

340 gallon fuel capacity

480 gallon water tankage

15 gallon hot water heater

Rig & Sails

Sloop rigged

Mast is keel stepped

Evolution 130% cross weave Genoa on Profurl furler

Removable staysail stay w manual adjuster

Kappa sails staysail (hanked on)

Evolution Cross weave Mainsail on Schafer furler w lines lead to cockpit

 Asymmetric 3/4 oz spinnaker w ATN tacker.


Multiple genoa tracks and blocks custom Garhauer HD double turning blocks w jam cleats

Sailtek hydraulic backstay adjuster

 6:1 mainsheet w deck track

Running back stays w deck mounted blocks

Garhauer Boom vang 

Deck mounted deckbox



Fuel Systems, Generator, Bow Thruster, Dingy, Davits

Engine has 2 Selectable Racor filters

Generator has separate Racor filter

Deck Fills  for fuel tanks have "Secure fill fittings" designed to prevent spillage  fueling.

12.5 KW FWC diesel generator features control panel at navigation station. Sound cover fits over generator frame.

8hp Sidepower dual blade thruster is faired into the hull

Achilles 10.5  w Mercury 15hp outboard

Atkins and Hoyle davit frames w power winches provide a 60 second launch capability

Safety Equipment:

6 person life raft (Stored under starboard cockpit seat)

MOM9 Rescue device with auto inflate one person raft

Halon Fire extinguisher in engine compartment

2 large Halon extinguishers in main cabin




Fully Enclosed Strataglass enclosure w custom SS hardtop

Captains helm seat

Custom designed double fold large teak stow-able table in Cockpit

Refrigerated cockpit cooler

All line lead to cockpit except 2 halyard winches

Starboard inserts for enclosing walkout areas.

Removable teak framed screen for companionway

15g ss water tank w electric and heat exchanger capabilities




Electrical System

(4) L16 Rolls  batteries equaling 700 amp hours power

(3) AGM batteries forward for inverter, bow thruster and anchor windlass

House banks have (2) 40 amp chargers with battery selection

Forward batteries are charged by inverter/charger through generator or shore power

100 Amp engine Balmar alternator w smart regulator

Battery system is monitored via Link 2000 monitor

Forward and house batteries can interconnected Two 50' Shre power cords and receptacles

110VAC outlets in all cabins

AC/DC systems have magnetic breakers installed on epoxy installed 

12v cabin and engine room lighting


Large workable space w Force 10 propane stove/oven/broiler (Mechanical and solenoid controls)

Panasonic microwave oven

Large freezer w 2 holding plates

Refrigerator w  evaporator cooling and top and front loading doors

Utility area has a pantry and work spaces /drawers

Water systems

480G water capacity

Pressure hot/cold water system w 12v water pump

15G hot water heater w engine heat exchanger

Manual fresh water pump in galley


 Varnished teak and mica interior w Vinyl headliner

Hi Low dinette table with drop leaves in main salon

Serving bar with upholstered Captains chair in main salon.

Queen sized berth in aft cabin

double size berth in forward cabin

Over / under berth in starboard cabin

Varnished teak and holly sole throughout

navigators station w lift up top chart table

Electrical panel locker storgae and upholstered Captains chair

 U shaped galley w 12v refrigeration Gimballed  3 burner propane stove/oven

SS sink spice rack dish locker  garbage bin and faucet with sprayer

2 private heads, ss sinks and European fixtures clothes hamper and vanity mirror each has tub/shower stall hinged teak seat shower bar soap dish and adjustable shower w shut off valve

15 opening ports with screens






Vessel features both RAYMARINE and GARMIN Chart Plotters /separate Radar antennas and GPS Antennas

Garmin features switchable GPS sources and heading information employed with MARPA vessel tracking

Instruments are both DataMarine and new Raymarine 170 series instruments all functions can be displayed at helm

Autopilot 7000 series w helm and nav station controllers (This allows course correction for helm and below at nav station)

Communications ICOM vhf radio

2nd VHF radio with GPS wireless remote in cockpit

Icom multifunction radio for amateur radio SSB  marine ssb and vhf





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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