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1985 Irwin 4 Stateroom Ketch

Virgin Islands (US)


*******************PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE********************

****Some fiberglass damage on port rail and strbrd stern due to Hurricane Irma****

All damage photos have been uploaded, owners are currently selling as is***


S/V CELEBRATION is a spacious center cockpit ketch featuring a four stateroom three head layout which is ideal for the charter business or a large family. The ketch rig offers a versatile sail plan which also includes a removable inner forestay. The 85 hp Perkins diesel provides plenty of power when needed. Navigation equipment includes Autohlem instruments and autopilot, Garmin GPS and Icom VHF and SSB radios. The galley is fitted with Grunert refrigeration and a Hillerange propane stove with oven. The cabin is cooled by three air conditioning units when connected to shore power. CELEBRATION is alot of boat for the money and offers excellent value for any sailor seeking a spacious cruising ketch capable of carrying eight people in comfort. She is available for viewing. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Celebration has a 12 ft. Caribe with 25 HP Evinrude electric start (a few years old), group 24 battery in a case and a bilge pump


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$85,000
Make: Irwin
Model: 4 Stateroom Ketch
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 56 ft
Waterline Length: 44 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Fuel: Diesel


Boat Class: Ketch

Beam: 15' 4''
Max Draft: 5' 6'' / 12' 6'
Ballast: 16,000
Displacement: 46,000
Total Power: 85
Fuel: 260
Fresh Water: 375
Holding: Yes
This yacht features a four stateroom, three head layout making it perfect for a large family or the charter business. FORWARD CABINS - Beginning forward there is a private cabin with large double v-berth, hanging locker and storage drawers. A spacious head compartment is located just aft on the starboard side. Opposite this head to port is another private cabin with double berth and ensuite head forward. SALON - One step up leads to the salon which is furnished with a large L-shaped settee to port and a dinning table. There are storage lockers above and outboard of the settee and additional storage beneath. Continuing aft to port is the navigation station which is fitted with an aft facing chart table, chair, navigation equipment and additional lockers. The starboard side of the salon is furnished with straight settee forward and multiple storage cabinets outboad along with two comfortable chairs that can be moved to suit. An ice maker is located further aft adjacent to a bar type counter top that separates the salon from the galley. The companionway is on centerline. CREW CABIN - On the port side just aft of the navigation station is the crew cabin which features two stacked single bunks, storage lockers and a small vanity with sink and mirror. GALLEY - The galley is located one step down from the salon on the starboard side and also serves as the walk thru to the aft cabin. A combination cloths washer/dryer is fitted inboard and accessed from the galley. MASTER CABIN - The luxurious master cabin is located aft and features a centerline queen berth, numerous lockers and an ensuite head with separate shower stall to port.

Situated along the starboard side and furnished with a service bar forward, multiple storage cupboards and two well insulated refrigerator/freezer compartments. A combination cloths washer/dryer is located inboard along with additional storage compartments.

  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Hillerange 3-burner propane stove w/oven
  • Propane solenoid safety switch
  • Raritan ice maker
  • 12v Grunert refrigeration system
  • Insulated refrigeration compartment
  • Insualted freezer compartment
Electronics & Navigation
  • Autohelm multi-function instrument in cockpit
  • Depth sounder
  • Speed log
  • Wind direction
  • Additional multi-function unit at Nav. station
  • Autohelm ST7000 auotpilot
  • Garmin 172C GPS
  • Furuno radar
  • Icom IC-M402 VHF radio
  • Icom IC-M700 SSB radio
  • Sony AM/FM stereo
  • Eclipse 10 disc CD changer
  • Cabin speakers
  • Color TV - Hi def flatscreen
  • 120 Volt 30 amp shre power circuit
  • (2)30 amp shre power cords
  • (1)50 amp splitter connector
  • AC breaker panel w/volt and amp meters
  • 4x Solar Panels creating 48v to high end converter charging house batteries
  • Xantrex True Charge 40 amp battery charger
  • Cabin outlets
  • 12 Volt DC house circuit
  • DC breaker panel w/volt and amp meters
  • (2)4D house batteries 
  • (2)GR 27 engine batteries
  • (2)Battery selctor switches
  • (1)Fresh water pressure pump
  • (3)Marine toilet pumps
  • (3)Shower sump pumps
  • (2)Bilge pumps
  • 85hp. Perkins 4-236 diesel engine
  • Hour meter showing 229 hours
  • Borg Warner velvet drive transmission
  • 1 3/4 inch SS drive shaft
  • Bronze stuffing box and cutlass bearing
  • Bronze strut
  • 22 inch Max Prop
  • Single lever engine controls
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Oil change pump
  • Cable to quadrant steering system
  • 8KW Norther Lights Generator (New)
  • (3)Marine Air air conditioning units
  • SK Water Maker (not used recently)
  • Working Spledide Combomatic 6000 washer/dryer (not used recently)
Hull & Deck
  • Molded fiberglass hull with white gelcoat finish
  • Blue sheer stripe
  • Elongated shoal draft keel w/centerboard
  • Skeg mounted rudder
  • New Micron 66 antifouling paint - May 2009
  • New shaft and propeller zincs - May 2009
  • Teak rubrail with SS striker
  • Molded fiberglass deck w/white gelcoat finish
  • Light blue nonskid surface
  • Bowsprit w/double anchor roller
  • Bowsprit w/teak grate
  • Galley Maid anchor windlass
  • Teak Caprail
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • SS Stanchions and double lifelines
  • Boarding gates to port and starboard
  • SS stern pulpit w/additional gate
  • SS mast pulpit
  • Dinghy lift mounted on transom
  • Propane deck locker neat starboard beam
  • Spacious center cockpit
  • Molded cockpit seats
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Teak cockpit coamings
  • Folding teak cockpit table
  • Teak drink holder
  • Pedestal mounted steering wheel
  • Teak cockpit sole grate
  • Cockpit storage lockers
  • Bimini top
  • Large aft deck lazerette
  • (11)Lewmar deck hatches
  • (12)Aluminum opening ports
  • (6)Fixed ports around salon
Rigging and Sails
  • Ketch rig w/removable inner forestay
  • Aluminum double spreader main mast stepped on keel
  • Aluminum singe spreader mizzen mast stepped on deck
  • Alumuinum booms
  • Aluminum spinnaker pole stowed on deck
  • 1x19 SS wire standing rigging w/swaged terminals
  • Harken Roller furler on headstay
  • Running backstays for mizzen
  • Block and tackle boom vang
  • Headsail tracks and adjustable lead blocks
  • Schaefer mainsheet block assembly
  • Schaefer mizzen sheet blocks
  • (2)Barlow 32ST primaries
  • (2)Barlow 27ST secondaries
  • (1)Barlow 23ST
  • (1)Barlow 27ST - main mast
  • (3)Barlow 23ST - main mast
  • (1)Barient 10 - main mast
  • (2)Barlow 23ST - mizzen
  • Dacron mainsail w/lazy jacks
  • Dacron Mizzen
  • Doyle Genoa
  • Cruising Spinnaker
Additional Equipment
  • 60# CQR anchor w/chain
  • 44# Bruce anchor w/chain
  • Galley Maid anchor windlass
  • (2)20# aluminum propane cyclinders
  • (1)10# aluminum propane cyclinder
  • Required safety gear
  • Boat hook
  • Deck brush
  • Docklines & fenders
  • LZI Sail rite sewing machine with additional sewing equipmen
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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