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1986 Irwin 43 Mk III Centre Cockpit

Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom


Bluewater Cruiser - Irwin 43 Mk III 1986 boat, major refit 2009, with new Mast, rigging, sails, canvas and more. Further refit over the last 5 years including new Generator and renewables package with dual solar panels and dual wind generators

Imported from the USA, she is fully RCD and VAT compliant.

MCA coded, CAT 2 (just renewed for a further 5 years) so able to earn her keep if required, or just enjoy the light and airy accommodation for your own family use or World Cruising Adventure (ARC)

Ideal Live aboard Boat, Berth on the River Dart included to March 2019


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$82,888
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Irwin
Model: 43 Mk III Centre Cockpit
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 45'6 ft
Length Overall: 45'6 ft
Length Of Deck: 42'9 ft
Waterline Length: 35'6 ft
Beam: 13'7 ft
Max Draft: 4'11 ft
Displacement: 26,014.55 lb
Ballast: 6,999.68 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 66hp
  • Type: Inboard


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website

Construction and General


  • GRP Hull deck and superstructure
  • Hull epoxy coated by Desty Marine in 2008
  • White hull and deck with Blue non slip areas
  • Red detail stripes
  • Long fin keel with encapsulated ballast
  • Wheel steering
  • Masthead rig


  • MCA Category 2 coded to 24/04/2019
  • River Dart mooring to March 2019
  • SSR registered
  • VAT paid
Accommodation layout and details
  • Light and airy saloon, flooded with light from saloon windows
  • 6" foam mattresses in sleeping cabins
  • Burgundy coloured upholstery throughout (New 2009)
  • Teak and Holly sole boards
  • Eberspacher  Warm air central heating syste outlets
  • AIR CONDITIONING 12,700 Btu in Main Saloon
  • Glomex TV Aerial with 4 outlets
  • CD/Stereo with speakers in both cabins, saloon and cockpit

The Irwin 43 MkIII sleeps up to 7 in 2 cabins, a passage berth and the saloon, comprising:

  • Ensuite Fwd cabin with V berth that coverts to a good double, storage drawers and water tank beneath and shelving outboard, large hanging locker, large opening hatch and 4 opening portlights, further vanity unit with drawers, door to ensuite head with Jabsco sea toilet and holding tank, moulded basin with H/C water and shower with drain pump, heating outlet
  • Owners cabin aft with large "island" double berth, storage beneath, large opening hatch and 5 opening portlights, units with lockers and drawers either side, vanity unit with mirror, large hanging locker to port, lots of storage, 
  • Ensuite heads with SEPARATE BATH! Jabsco sea toilet with holding tank, H/C water to moulded basin with hardwood fiddles, Separate H/C shower over bath, lots of storage locker space, mirror and opening portlight
  • Passage to saloon with high level passage berth and lee cloth, huge storage lockers beneath, the fwd of which contains the calorifier and electrical equipment, 2 opening ports and engine and generator access.
  • Light and airy saloon area with one of the first iterations of the now compulsory "deck saloon", the result of which is a huge amount of natural light, L shaped settee to port with storage beneath and single settee to starboard, lee cloths both sides, large extendable table which can seat up to 8, outboard storage and lockers, 2 opening windows, heating outlet
  • Superb galley area to starboard, down 2 steps with 3 burner SS cooker with oven and grill, double SS sinks, Pressurised  H/C water with separate spray nozzle and manual water faucet, large angled worktop space with hardwood fiddles and lots of locker space above and below worktop, Huge double fridge / freezer with refurbished keel cooler system, further worktop and Microwave above engine cover, opening portlight.
  • To port is the good sized chart table with storage within, electrical panels, switches and equipment
  • Externally is a compact, safe cockpit with the additional benefit of a full height enclosure, adding an extra room, perfect for al fresco dining or sundowners
Engine and Mechanical


  • Yanmar 4JH – HTE turbo diesel engi
  • 66 Hp
  • Shaft drive
  • Full history in current ownership including new reconditioned turbo and heat exchanger

Generator engine

  • Auxiliary engine for Generator
  • Yanmar 3HM – 35F
  • Diesel
  • 35 Hp
  • 8KVa genset fitted 2016 


  • Maxpower CT100
  • Controls at helm
Electrical Equipment
  • 12V DC Domestic system
  • 3 * AGM 12V Batteries (2015)
  • Charged by Alternator and 240V AC Charger
  • Renewable charging system 2015/16 all on custom SS framework
  • Twin Rutland 514 Wind chargers
  • Twin 200 W Solar panels
  • Twin HRDi Charge regulators
  • 240V AC system (Twin circuits)
  • Victron phoenix inverter / charger
  • 240 V outlets
  • Marinco shorepower socket
  • Shore power lead
Navigation Equipment

At Helm

  • Garmin 751 Colour touchscreen Radar / GPS Plotter (2016)
  • Simrad IS20 Speed / Log / Depth and Wind
  • Raymarine ST6000 Autopilot
  • Steering Compass

At chart table

  • Standard Horizon DSC VHF Radio
  • Icom IC-MC710 SSB Radio
  • Handheld VHF
  • Ships clock


  • Digital Yacht AIS with WIFI (2016)
  • Radome on Mast
  • Navigation lights; Fore and aft, Tricolour, steaming and anchor
Spars, Sails and Canvas

Mast and Rigging

  • Selden 2 spreader Mast and Boom (new 2009)
  • Slab Reefing, with stack pack and lazyjacks
  • Furlex 300s Roller reefing
  • New standing rigging 2009
  • New running rigging 2009
  • Inner forestay and halyard for Storm Jib
  • Spinnaker Halyard

Sails by SewPro 2009

  • Fully Battened Main with Slab reefing
  • Batten car system
  • Roller Furling Genoa with UV strip
  • Storm Jib

Canvas (all 2009 in Burgundy Canvas)

  • Mainsail stack Pack, with lazyjacks
  • Sprayhood with S/S frame
  • Bimini / cockpit tent with S/S frame, removable sides
  • Cockpit cushions (provide extra berths in Summer)
  • Hatch and screen covers
Deck Equipment

Deck Gear

  • 2 * Barlow 32 ST primary winches
  • 1 * Barlow 24 ST winch
  • 2 * Lewmar 40 winches on mast
  • Lewmar tracks and cars


  • Maxwell Electric windlass (new motor 2015)
  • Bruce anchor with 60M 10mm chain
  • CQR kedge anchor with 10M chain and 40M warp


  • Rail gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel Davits (not fitted)
  • Cockpit table
  • Deck shower point
  • New hatch Perspex (2009)
Safety Equipment
  • Radar Reflector
  • 10 pax MCA Liferaft (serviced 2018)
  • Fog Horn
  • 2 * Horseshoe lifebuoys
  • Danbuoy
  • MCA Flare pack
  • 12 Lifejackets
  • 12 Safety lines
  • Jackstays
  • Gas alarm
  • Bilge water alarm
  • 4 * Fire extinguishers
  • 1 * Engine room fire extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket
  • 2 * Electric Bilge pump
  • 1 * Manual Bilge pump


General Inventory
  • Inflatable dinghy
  • Honda 2 Hp 4 stroke outboard motor
  • 2 * Searchlight
  • Boat Hook
  • Fenders and Warps
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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