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1986 Irwin Mark II

Panama CIty, Florida, United States


The Irwin 52 was a trend-setting boat. It was a deck-saloon cruiser before there were deck-saloon cruisers. What's more, the Irwin 52, with more than 250 hulls launched, may be the most popular big boat, 50-foot-plus, ever built. These beamy ketch-rigged cruisers offered no apologies for their motoryacht-like interior accommodations, spacious cockpit, wide side decks and raised bulwarks. It boasts of good performance under power as well as sail.
The 52 sports a generous rig with more than 1,350 square feet of working sailing area. The underbody is refined with a cutaway long keel and a partially balanced rudder. The 52 moves under sail. Indeed, with its long 44-foot waterline it reaches along at 8 knots steadily.
The Irwin 52 cockpit transformed center-cockpit design. Unlike most center cockpits of the time, it was large, comfortable and not just squeezed into the space above the engine room or distorted to allow for headroom in the pass-through to the aft cabin. You can sleep comfortably on either side and visibility is terrific.
The wide side decks and substantial bulwarks are great features of the Irwin 52. The stanchions are tall. Handrails on the trunkhouse are the perfect height to be useful. The aft deck features huge lazerettes.

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$160,000
Boat Name: Wind Dancer
Make: Irwin
Model: Mark II
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: IR
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 46 ft
Beam: 15'5 ft
Max Draft: 12'5 ft
Min Draft: 5.42 ft
Displacement: 44,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 67 ft
Ballast: 16,100 lb
Single Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 260 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 375 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


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. Barts - Jacksonville.

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