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1984 Irwin 41 CC

Pottsboro, Texas, United States




This 1984 Irwin 41 Center Cockpit Ketch Rigged Yacht is ready for live-aboard cruising or weekend getaways.  The current owner has continuously upgraded, refurbished, and refitted this vessel over the last eleven years and it shows! 

From engine and tankage replacements to electronic upgrades, "no stoned has been left unturned".  This vessel has been meticulously cared for and maintained and is now available for a new owner to enjoy the benefits of all the time, effort, and money to make PARLAY a beautiful, comfortable and capable cruising yacht!

Please view the details of the refit by clicking "View Specifications"


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$79,000 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: PARLAY
Make: Irwin
Model: 41 CC
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 41 ft
Length Overall: 41 ft
Beam: 13'4 ft
Max Draft: 4'6 ft
Dry Weight: 25,000 lb
Ballast: 8,000 lb
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 4B3.3M
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 65hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 50


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 116 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 175 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 33 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Stock Number: 139572
Boat Class: Other

Extensive Improvments and Upgrades

Galley/Plumbing: (new in 2007 unless noted otherwise)

All new faucets at all sinks (2013)

New 11.4 gal Isotemp hot water heater installed under sink with new manifolding and most Pex piping replaced

Fresh water pump- variable speed (2013)

Double stainless sink

3 burner LPG gimbaled stove

Double entry refrigerator/freezer with SuperCold Plate and separate freezer (2 units) Interior:

All teak refinished 2007/2012/2014

New teak/holly sole installed by Valiant Yacht craftsmen (2007)

All new aluminum tanks for fuel and water (2007)

New holding tanks ( 2007 - 20 gal forward, 13 gal aft)

Head rebuild kits installed (2013)

New memory foam mattress in master stateroom (2007)

   Salon cushions recovered with leatherette fabric (2011)

New dining table mounts and tubes (2007)

All new portlights - (2015 - Newfound Metals)


Engine and Generator:

Aux: New Cummins 4B3.3 M Diesel, 65 HP with ZF25M 1.88.1 Transmission, Installed 2012.

Current time approx. 50 Hours

Generator: Westerbeke 4.4 KW, 1,600 hours (Original with new engine mounts)



Bottom Painted October 2015

All new portlights, 2015

New paneling in salon and aft stateroom, 2015

New shear stripe paint, 2015

Painted hull, topsides and all spars with Emron

Replace all stainless Rub Rail guards

Installed MaxProp - feathering, full reverse pitch propeller

New prop shaft with new drip-less shaft log (2012)

All new sails - 135 Genoa, Main , Mizzen

New Shaefer 3500 headsail furling - new head stay (2012)

Replaced all running rigging

New Canvas, Bimini, Dodger, Connector with Makrolon Glass (2014)

Full Cockpit Enclosure

Steaming light replaced with LED (Marinestream 2014)

All new vinyl coated life lines

Delta 35lb anchor & 300' 3 strand nylon rode (2007)

45lb CQR with 150 ft. of chain rode

Teak bow pulpit platform (rebuilt 2013)

All new hatch lenses

New spreader lights, both masts

Life Sling man overboard systemElectronics: (new in 2007 unless otherwise noted)

All new sailing and navigation instrumentation (2007)



Raymarine ST 60 Speed, Depth, Wind

RaymarineC80 Chart Plotter

Raymarine RD218 Radar 12 nm

S2 Autopilot with gyro correction and remote autopilot controller

Apelco VXL5120 VHF Radio

Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF Radio

ICOM IC-M710RT SSB (uninstalled)


Electrical: (new in 2007 unless noted otherwise)

Marinestream LED Anchor Light installed 2015

All new wiring, new Blue Sea Electrical Panel

Xantrex Freedom 3000 Inverter/Charger (150 amp charger - 3000 W 110 V True Sine Inverter)

Xantrex controller

House Battery Bank, 660 AH Life Line AGM batteries, 6 GPL-4CT-6v, Installed 2012

Start Battery-Life Line GPL-2400T (New 2015)

Battery Monitor w/temp probe

Pulse Battery Conditioner

Combiner w/pedestal switch

4/0 battery cable-150 amp fused protection

Rule 2000 bilge pump (2013)

Rule 1000 bilge pump (2016)

Tank Monitor (2012-all tanks including waste)

New shore power receptacles (2014)

New Marinco EEL shore power cords (2014) Air Air Conditioning: New Artic Air 16k btu forward (2013) 12k btu aft (original 1999) Digital Controllers (2007)


Sails and Rigging

Current Sail Inventory: (new 2007)

Genoa 622 sf (135%0 9.2 oz. Challenge Cloth

Main 346 sf 8.3 oz. Challenge Cloth

Mizzen 123 sf 8.3 oz. Challenge Cloth

Total Sail Area : 1091.00 sq ft

I: 50.50 ft

J : 19.00 ft

P : 44.25 ft

E : 15.00 ft

Owner's Statement

I purchased "Parlay" in 2006 and over a seven month period completed a refurbish that cost over $80,000 plus over 1,500 hours of my personal time. During the following 9 years of sailing in fresh water, another approximate $50,000 has been invested in upgrades making this beautiful yacht one of the most functional and admired sailboats on our 550 miles of shoreline lake. In the following list of equipment you can see that there is almost nothing on this beautiful vessel that has not been replaced, refinished, repainted, or repaired (with the exception of the deck, which is in original condition), including a recent Cummins diesel auxiliary repower.  She is easy to single hand, loves 15-20 knot winds and outruns most with only the 135 genoa and jib flying. With full sails up and in a 30 knot breeze close hauled the rail is in the water and the helm is 20 degrees to weather - a safer vessel in heavy weather would be hard to find. Irwin built hundreds of boats, but only 26 Irwin 41's, and you certainly won't find another Irwin 41' Ketch like this one, anywhere.

If you are a buyer who appreciates the strength and design of this type of boat, and are looking for one that you can buy at a low enough price to be able to refurbish to a well-equipped, cruise ready condition, with modern navigation and electronics, you should look at this boat's inventory of equipment and the higher than normal quality re-power to a Cummins auxiliary. You could spend $150,000 to $200,000 and not have a boat equal to the quality, beauty, and cruise ready condition of this boat.  Come take a look, and let me prove it to you.


Manufacturer Provided Description

The Irwin 41 turns heads everywhere she goes. Sleek lines exemplify her greyhound spirit. The masthead ketch rig is simple as well as functional and will move the 41 effortlessly in light summer breezes. Irwin uses only proven, time tested hardware that is strategically placed for easy handling. The deck is clean, uncluttered, and has plenty of room for sunning. The amount of room in the 41 is stunning, a wonder in space planning. Many hours of thought and extreme care went into the aesthetics and finished design, and the result is a wonderfully comfortable yacht. The aft stateroom has a double berth, large teak-framed mirror, six drawers, cedar-trimmed locker, and five storage lockers. Forward is a large private V-berth with hanging locker, drawer bank, and two storage lockers. There are two full heads with hot water showers, teak-framed mirrors, and ample counter space. The aft head has a built-in clothes hamper and storage under the sole. The forward head has a private entrance from the V-berth and access from the salon. The expansive, enclosed galley is a delight with built-in countertop dish lockers plus overhead cabinets. For convenience there is a deep, double stainless steel sink, and an LPG gimbaled stove with oven. the double entry deep refrigerator/freezer with "Supercold" plate and separate freezer unit will keep week's of provisions at the perfect temperature using miserly amounts of 12 volt electricity from the huge bank of batteries.




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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