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1978 Irwin 52 Ketch

St Petersburg, Florida, United States


Much in demand around the world for excellent sailing characteristics and spacious accommodations this 52’ Irwin has been continuously updated and rigged for a cruising family of seven.   Updates on “Cristl” include  Midnight Blue” Hull Paint, newer co-ordinating Full cockpit enclosure, Bimini, Full Sun Awning, and  Hatch and Sail Covers.  She sleeps Seven owners and Guests in Three staterooms and one captain’s berth, as well as two private head compartments, one is an ensuite in the Master stateroom.  Each have a full shower and Electrosan treatement systems, Raritan Heads. 

The Gourmet Galley offers two large freezers  that will hold plenty of provisions for extended cruising, two new Drawer style Refrigerators, new Stove with oven, Microwave, and Ice Maker.

Currently her masts are down waiting for New Rigging, when she will be  ICW ready with 64’ masts, plus Roller Furling Main and Mizzen. She has full Electronics package, Bow Thruster, Electric Windlass, Life raft, Bomar Hatches, Two saltwater washdowns. She is set up for cruising or offers plenty of amenities for liveaboard. More information and new pictures coming 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: US$139,000
Boat Name: CRISTL
Make: Irwin
Model: 52 Ketch
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin Yacht & Marine
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Length Of Deck: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 44 ft
Beam: 15'5 ft
Range: 3'3 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft
Min Draft: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 46,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 46,500 lb
Ballast: 18,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 1800
Maximum Speed: 8.5 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 220 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 380 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Ketch, Deck Saloon, Center Cockpit
More Info :


Perkins 85 hp  - 4017 hours

Kohler 8KW generator -  4414 hours

Clean engine room

Oversized dual Racor fuel filters with switch over

Oil changing system.

4 Trojan T105 house batteries Nov 2017,

engine starting batteries are < 1 yr old.


Aft is Master with Queen bed aft with adjoining head, shower, and bathtub.

AC/heat 16,000 BTU

6 ports, two hatches

Hanging locker

L shaped settee


Fwd to port is a double bunk with storage under

To Starboard is the Galley

Midship is the main salon with two settees, nav station, bar to galley and easy chair for enjoying the big screen TV.

16,000 BTU AC/heat unit

Custom Teak Parkay floors.

Fwd to port is the 2nd head and shower and over and under bunk room to starboard.

Full forward is the private V birth

12,000 BTU AC 

There are 3 AC/heat units in the boat. total 36,000 BTU


Double SS deep sink

Quartz counter tops

New Drawer style SS Isotherm refrigerators 

12 v deep freezer new not installed totally

2 - 110vac small refrigerator for day use.


New Force 10 SS 3 burner  gas stove and oven  

In the fwd port of the salon is a beverage cooler and Icemaker.

Misc. Upgrades

Vetus bow thruster

 Dark Blue hull paint

new standing rigging in process.

Electro Scan head treatment systems2009




Deck and sails

Newer Bomar hatches

Spinnaker pole



Three anchors

SS Davits,

Achilles hard bottom Dinghy with 15hp 4 stroke outboard 2007 , little use.

Liferaft 8 Person Givens.

Dorades with Sunbrella covered teak boxes

Sunbrella snap on covers for hatches and hand rails.

New Main chainplates

Sails in Good condition

Electronics and Navigation

New SI-TEX ColorMax 11 Plotter/Radar/GPS LCD C-MAP NT+ at helm

 ICOM 718 SSB with auto tuner

VHF Standard Horizon at nav station and helm

Vetus bow thruster

2- Inverter/ chargers

5" Compass

GPS backup at nave station

Robertson Auto Pilot


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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