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1977 Irwin Cutter Rigged Ketch

St Augustine, Florida, United States




Asking  $199,000

will consider any offer 


EXTENSIVELY REFURBISHED.   The current owner has spared nothing in the refurbishing of this 1977 Irwin 56 (same design as the 52 but with a stretched cockpit). Almost everything on this yacht has been replaced or refurbished.  A bowsprit was added bring the overall length of the vessel to 61 feet.  Wayward Wind, launched in the Spring of 2016 with a new Yanmar 110 hp engine, BETA Marine generator, a diesel fueled auxiliary cutter rigged ketch with a traditional keel and spade rudder.

Wayward Wind was surveyed and the following is a quote from the survey"

"Value: ... In the Surveyor's opinion, the subject yacht considering its extensive restoration has a current fair market value of the $500,000 to $650,000 plus or minus 5 percent, and the latter if complexly restored, located in a desirable market attracting the right client.  Its replacement cost is estimated at approximately $1,500,00 (one million, five hundred thousand dollars).  At the date of this survey, in excess of $1,000,000 has been invested in the updating and restoration of this ketch."

Below is a list of items addressed during the 2 year refurbishing project:

  • All fiberglass repaired and refinished as needed
  • New barrier coat (interlux Interprotect 2000)
  • New bottom paint (Micron 2000)
  • New hull paint (Awl Craft 2000)
  • New topside and cockpit paint (Awl Craft 2000)
  • New non-skid paint (Awl Grip)
  • New pain on 2 mast, 2 whisker poles, mizzen boom and spars (Awl Grip 2000)
  • All exterior teak repaired including rub rails and cap rails
  • All exterior teak completely refinished with "Awl Wood MA Varnish"
  • All deck hardware completely removed, cleaned and 100% rebedded and sealed
  • Completely refurbished and powder coated davits  / re-engineered base to optimize lift with new 12 to 1 sheaves and blocks
  • New side mount dingy engine storage plus engine lift arm with block and tackle
  • New Lewmar V5 Windlass, foot switches and gypsy / capstan
  • All new bronze salt water bonded thru-hulls
  • All new stainless vents above water line
  • All new custom windows (7) with polished stainless bezels
  • All new hatches (7) Lewmar
  • All new port light (12/Newfound Metals Stainless)
  • All new deck level (blue) LED courtesy lights from cockpit to bow
  • New underwater (white) LED lights (4)
  • All stainless professionally polished (bow sprit, push pit, stanchions, stern pulpit)
  • New composite propane tanks (2) includes new manifold, solenoid, tubing to range and solenoid switch
  • New 11 foot Boston Whaler with 15 hp Mercury includes a battery box to include navigation lights
  • New life raft with cabin top mounting (Viking Pro 6 man)
  • Redesigned / refinished companion way hatch covers
  • New cockpit shower unit with hot and cold water
  • New fresh water wash down outlets (2)
  • New salt water wash down outlet (1)
  • New dockside water inlet with pressure regulator
  • New Propeller and Zincs (24" / 16 pitch, 3 blade)
  • New Fortress Anchor Model FX-37
  • New dripless packing /stuffing box
  • New cutlass bearings
  • New LED navigation lights - bow to stern
  • New LED spreader lights facing up and down, variable intensity, white or blue
  • New 360 degree mast mounted spot light, controls at console
  • New mast mounted horn with console control
  • New remote control for auto pilot at push pit
  • New Edson Vision II console with compass, spot light controls, Nav lights control and B & G Zeus 9" plotter
  • New Morse single lever throttle and gear shift with new control cables
  • Engine controls, breakers and gauges moved to aft cockpit for ease of access
  • New second B & G Zeus 7" display plus 2 Triton multi function displays on cockpit bulkhead
  • New dodger and cockpit enclosure with isinglass and screens
  • New fenders (6 10x30, 2 - 36" inflatable balls
  • New jack lines and cockpit tether points


  • All new custom running rigging
  • All new custom dock lines
  • New Leisurefurl Furling boom
  • New Harken roller Furler for Genoa
  • New Harken roller Furler for staysail
  • New Sails for the Main, Genoa, Staysail, and Mizzen - Mack Sails
  • New MackPack for Mizzen
  • New Harken electricwinch for main halyard, furler and amain sheet
  • New Lewmar electric winches for main genoa sheets
  • All other winches completely refurbished and tuned
  • Ne Harken sheet tracks and travelers (main, mizzen, genoa, and staysail)
  • New vang for main boom
  • Refurbished hydraulic back stay adjusters for main and mizzen
  • New lifelines made of stranded stainless shroud cable
  • New cockpit cushions
  • New Yanmar 4JH110 Diesel engine (with new warranty)
  • Beta Marine generator set serviced and turned (last reading 211 hours)
  • New Sound Down enclosure for engine and gnerator
  • New Sound Down hatch cover with gas struts and electric lift
  • New side mounted fuel distribution system including the KTI Filter boss with Recor filters and marked manifolds for supply and returns.
  • New Reverso oil change system side mounted with fuel system
  • New stainless steel fuel tanks (approximately 260 gallons)
  • New stainless steel water tanks (approximately 240 gallons)
  • New volume gauges and sending units for all four tanks 
  • New water maker - Islander by Water Maker Inc - 400 gals/day
  • New toilets (2) Tecma Silent 2 button fresh water flush
  • Refurbished holding tanks and macerator pumps (approximately 100 gallons total)
  • New decorative acrylic liquor cabinet with red LED lighting to high light
  • New shower fixtures (forward and aft heads
  • New hot water heater withboth engine and electric heat 
  • New washer and dryer
  • New bilge pumps (3) with alarm panel in Nav station
  • New sump pumps (3)
  • New foot pump and filters for galley sink
  • All new freshwater plumbing throughout the boat
  • New labeled manifold system for distribution of hot and cold water flow
  • New Interior cushions throughout
  • New additional Pullman berth in main salon
  • New mattresses throughout
  • New custom linens for all bunks/berths
  • New Mariner 5 Fire Extinguishers (3)
  • New Mariner 10 Fire Extinguishers (2)


  • New electrical wiring throughout (AC and DC) as needed
  • New batteries: 2 - 8D AGM House / 1 8D AGM Navigation  /  2 Start batteries
  • New battery distribution panel (any battery for any use)
  • New power distribution and chargers (Nautica and ProSport)
  • New Zantich Freedom 312 Charger and Inverter
  • New Galvnic isolation and ELCI protection
  • New BlueSea 360 AC/DC main panel
  • New BlueSea DC panel for Nav station panel
  • New wiring and safety features to ABYC standard
  • Shore power system
  • All new LED interior lights (white or red)


  • New NMEA 2000and Ethernet backbones
  • New Wind, Speed and Depth systems
  • New 24" 4g Broadband digital RADAR (MARPA - capable)
  • New Structurescan Sonar with dual transducers for full side view
  • New HI Current Autopilot
  • New Triton Pilot controller
  • New Go-Free WIFI wireless module
  • NEW AIS Class B Transceiver with antenna splitter
  • New Sirius XM satellite weather  and radio
  • New Triton T41 digital displays (2)
  • New Zeus2 9" Multifunction display
  • New Zeus2 7" Multifunction display
  • New Fusion entertainment system integrated to B & G system
  • New Global Star Sat-FI System
  • New ICOM VHF Radio at Nav station and remote MIC at helm
  • New Handheld standard horizon Marine VHF Radios (2)
  • New VHF Antennas (2) and RG-212 cable
  • New Raymarine Chain Drive for autopilot

Please call Rose Ann with Atlas Yacht Sales to schedule a showing


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: US$199,000 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Wayward Wind
Make: Irwin
Model: Cutter Rigged Ketch
Year: 1977
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 61 ft
Length Overall: 61 ft
Length Of Deck: 56 ft
Waterline Length: 46 ft
Beam: 15'6 ft
Max Draft: 7'10 ft
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH110
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2016


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 260 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 240 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Ketch
More Info : Atlas Yacht Sales

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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