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1981 Irwin 46 Ketch

Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States


Classic 46' ketch from Irwin has an enormous interior with separate sleeping cabins, a galley with all amenities, two heads, a huge cockpit for entertaining and needs nothing added.  Spare parts, dinghy and lots of safety gear make this a real turn key yacht.  Perfect for live-aboard or long range cruising.

                                 RECENT PRICE REDUCTION, BRING OFFERS


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$65,900
Boat Name: Windemere
Make: Irwin
Model: 46 Ketch
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin Yachts
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 46 ft
Length Overall: 46 ft
Waterline Length: 37'5 ft
Beam: 13'6 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 33,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 58 ft
Ballast: 12,000 lb
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-154
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 65hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Cruising Speed: 7 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 95 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 95 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Ketch, Center Cockpit

Additional Information

The Irwin 46 has a very nice layout with three separate staterooms.  Starting forward there is a large guest stateroom with vee berth, hanging locker, chest of drawers, storage shelving and an en suite head with shower.  Coming aft into the salon you find an L shaped settee to port and two teak chairs to starboard with a large teak table on centerline with leafs that swing out to either side.  To port further aft is a sit down nav table with electrical panel.  To starboard there is a liquor cabinet built in forward of the seating and further aft, stepping down, is a very well planned galley in the walk-through are leading aft.  The galley has two stainless steel sinks, a 3 burner propane stove and oven, large cooler with Sea Frost cold plate style refrigeration, lots of storage cabinets for food and dinnerware. 

Going through the passageway aft you enter the owner's stateroom with queen size bed, this one has a professional mattress with dual controls for comfort levels.  Another en suite head with a separate shower stall is to port and there are a great many drawers and a large hanging locker to starboard.

The third stateroom is aft of the nav station and has a door to access the aft head.  This cabin uses upper and lower bunk beds that are hinged to make room for a work or storage area.

Access to the engine, generator, batteries, through hulls and bilge areas couldn't be easier with well designed floor panels and a many hatches.

5 opening hatches

15 opening ports

new mainsail, 140% genoa and Harken furler in 2014

Dinghy davits with solar panel

10' inflatable with 8 hp Nissan

2000 watt True Sine inverter Freedom Xantrex

45lb CQR, chain and rode, 35lb CQR, 55lb Fortress anchors

Anchor windlass and double rollers on large bow sprit

3 blade MAX Prop

26" flat screen TV with built in DVD

Transom mounted gas grill with 6lb tank and prep table

Radar, GPS/Plotter, depth, knot, VHF radio

Stereo with 8 speakers in and out

Newer Sea Frost refrigeration

New transmission in 2013

Teak grate in cockpit

Cockpit cushions

Cockpit dodger with full bimini

Enormous storage hatch in aft deck for all lines, fenders, spare anchor, etc.

12 Professional size PFDs with whistles and reflectors

Spare parts galore and so many extras, too many to list

Westerbeke 7K diesel generator

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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