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1985 Irwin 52 Cruising Yacht

Panama, Florida, United States



Gray Ghost is an updated rwin 52 that is in beautiful condition. She has been very well maintained and upgraded over the years with a list that includes replacing the mast step  and reducing the mast height to 63 ft, to make the boat ICW friendly. Down below, the teak joinery work is above average condition throughout. A high gloss, varnished, teak sole adds to the warm feeling below decks and the updated white outboard paneling and new hard headliner brighten the interior and provide for less maintenance. 

Tempered glass salon windows allow clear view around the boat.  New rigid headliner in all staterooms with new lighting. 

All air conditioned with newer digital systems - 3 units.

The mizzen mast has been removed and a new rigid framed full aft deck shade awning provides a great aft deck out of the sun.

This is a very comfortable, live-aboard boat for family cruising or for chartering. The boat is very well equipped and ready to go cruising now.


Basic Boat Info

Price: US$138,000
Boat Name: Gray Ghost
Make: Irwin
Model: 52 Cruising Yacht
Year: 1985
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: 56 ft
Waterline Length: 44 ft
Beam: 15'6 ft
Range: 3'3 ft
Min Draft: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 46,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 46,500 lb
Ballast: 16,100 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Twin Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 5

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 Hours: 2500
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 6.52 kn
Propeller RPM: 1800
Maximum Speed: 7.39 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 260 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 375 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Ketch, Deck Saloon
More Info :


Gulf Coast Yacht Sales - Irwin Co-Brokerage is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by St. Petersburg.


Three Double Staterooms:

V birth with head and  shower

Port Stateroom double bed with head and shower

Aft Stateroom is queen with L shaped settee, stall shower and head and vanity.

Single bunks, storage and workshop area portside of galley.


Updated White Rigid Headliner

Large L-shaped Sofa w/ Updated Cushions to Std

Large L Shaped sofa w/ Updated Cushions

Expandable Dining Table at Port Sofa

12V Fans

Digital Air Conditioning 3 units

Queen Berth Aft w/ En suite Head w/ Stall Shower

Large V-Berth Forward w/Filler & Storage and head

Double State room to Port . w/ en suite head

Large Screen LED TV

Update white Formica paneling on exterior bulkheads.

all bedding towels pots and pans  lots of good quality stuff.

Teak and holly soles

Aluminum opening ports throughout

Aluminum hatches.



Deck Equipment

Center Cockpit

(3) Newly installed 250 watt Solar Panels

Rigid framed lace on Bimini Top with isinglass enclosure

Large  rigid Framed Sun Awning Over All Aft Deck 

Electric Windlass,


All control lines lead to cockpit

Electric self tailing winch in cockpit to control mainsheet and other control lines via clutches

cockpit grate

Cockpit table,

Cockpit cushions

Cockpit storage lockers

Double lifelines and SS bow and stern rails.

Stern swim ladder

New Davits

New Outboard hoist system

Dinghy - Carib with 20 hp Yamaha 4 stroke 4 year old

6 man life raft

All toe rails, hand rails and teak trim on deck varnished August 2018.


Keel Details

Keel Type: Shoal_Draft
Max Draft: 5.60 ft

Internal lead ballast encapsulated

 New bottom paint in May 2018

Sails and Rigging

Sails and Rigging in very good condition showing no signs of wear

New Mast Step Installed

63’ ICW Mast

Stack Pack Main Sail

Furling Jib

Sail covers

Bags of blocks and extra sailing gear



Perkins 4-236 engine w/ 2500 hrs.

9kw Northern Lights Generator w/ 1200 hrs

Electric oil changing system

NEW Air conditioning, 3 new units

Newly installed 2000 watt Inverter w/ 100 amp Battery charger

Newly Wired Battery Systems

New mast step

20 GAL Hot water heater

Holding tank

Lots of spare parts pumps filters belts etc

Bags of blocks and extra sailing gear




Simrad Autopilot w/Integrated 11.5 Chart Plotter and Wind Direction System



Force 10 Stainless Steel 4 burner propane stove and oven

Top loading freezer and refrigeration

Double SS sink

Spice rack


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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