Back to Results
Back to top

1986 Irwin Series II Center Cockpit

Ft Lauderdale, Florida, United States


Wind Dancer was recently updated in 2017 and sailed from Oregon to Fort Lauderdale from 2017 to 2018 by a family of four.  If you are looking to set sail with your family, this Irwin 52 is a safe, spacious, and excellent performance choice.

A gorgeous yacht - ready for living aboard or cruising!   The Irwin 52 continues to gain more of a following with time.  This Ted Irwin design is arguably his most successful, with more than 250 boats launched between 1976 and 1987.  This is the newer and more desirable Series II model.      The three cabin layout, with a very spacious main salon and roomy island-queen master aft, provides 6'6" headroom.  Even the center cockpit offers space and headroom not typically available in a private yacht that a couple can manage.   This vessel offers substantially more than a mid 40's center cockpit boat, yet can be sailed and docked by two people.  She's attractive to the eye and has been the pride of four owners thus far.  She is capable of going anywhere in comfort and safety.   Wind Dancer is an excellent value in today's market - a modern design that gets high marks from today's experts (see John Kretschmer's review in the November, 2008 issue of Sailing Magazine), an extensive equipment list, and many upgrades.   Don't miss the opportunity to acquire this excellent cruising yacht. 

Wind Dancer's owners have kept her in excellent condition, with upgrades including:

  • Doyle sails new 2017
  • Doyle cradle cover new 2017
  • Running rigging new 2017
  • B&G Zeus 3 MFD new 2017
  • B&G autopilot new 2017
  • Functioning Robertson autopilot wired in parallel to provide redundancy
  • WatchMate Class B AIS Transceiver with anchor alarm new 2017
  • Spade #75 anchor new 2017
  • 400 watt solar new 2017
  • All lights converted to LED
  • Stronger, keel-lift frame below decks 2012
  • Cutlass bearing and dripless shaft 2012
  • Bottom paint new 2017
  • 4 x 4D Lifeline AGM batteries, 840 amps 2017
  • Espar forced-air diesel heat
  • Westerbeke 4KW diesel generator 580 hrs
  • Stereo throughout the boat with individual volume controls in each area


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$159,000
Boat Name: Wind Dancer
Make: Irwin
Model: Series II Center Cockpit
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 44 ft
Beam: 15'3 ft
Max Draft: 12'6 ft
Min Draft: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 55,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 68 ft
Ballast: 16,100 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Engine Hours: 4500


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 260 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 370 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 26 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers

  • Three staterooms - forepeak, crew cabin forward, large master aft cabin
  • Crew cabin to port with two single bunks (upper/lower); head converted to shop/storage/pantry but vanity/sink remains (could be easily re-converted to complete head)
  • Forward head to starboard features separate shower stall with entry from head forward or the hall.
  • Two separate 13 gal holding tanks
  • Large island berth in master cabin aft with lots of storage and shelf areas.  Aft head has large, separate shower stall
  • Dining table in main salon lowers to make double berth
  • Large center cockpit with cushions and full canvas/vinyl enclosure could easily accommodate two adults for additional sleeping area
  • Screens for all hatches and port lights


  • Walk-thru galley with large counters, overhead storage cabinets, large pantry
  • 9" deep double SS sink w/single lever hot/cold mixer faucet, manual fresh water foot pump
  • Four-burner Princess SS gimballed LPG stove/ oven 2006
  • LPG leak detector, electric and manual LPG shut-off valves
  • 7.5 cu. ft. molded fiberglass top-loading ice chest w/4" foam insulation, 12V refrigerator/freezer system with 2 top-load doors and 1 large front-load door
  • Built-in Tappan microwave oven
  • B&G Zeus 3 MFD chartplotter new 2017
  • Furuno Model 1831 radar, type RDP-104 with head station at lower nav station, 2nd unit at binnacle
  • 2 VHF radios
  • ICOM IC-M700 single side band radio
  • Garmin GPS at nav station and binnacle
  • B&G autopilot new 2017
  • Backup Robertson AP100DL auto pilot wired in parallel to provide redundancy with flick of switch with new NMEA 2000 Raymarine linear drive 2017
  • WatchMate Class B AIS Transceiver with anchor alarm new 2017
  • All lights converted to LED cabin navigation and cabin
  • 4 each 4D Lifeline AGM house batteries; total storage 840 amp-hours new 2017
  • Start battery - 1 deep cycle marine
  • Shore power: 2 - 30-amp inputs and 1 50-amp input;  multiple cords and connectors
  • 4 KW generator with approx 580 hours 2006
  • Heart/Link 2000 inverter/charger
  • Grounded rigging to external grounding plate
  • 110 AC breaker, power available and reversed polarity indicators
  •  400 watt solar  2017
Deck Equipment
  • Stern davits
  • Heavy duty cockpit enclosure  w/upgraded, heavier framing, Eisenglass, split into 3 upper sections for optional modes 2006
  • 12V anchor windlass
  • CQR anchor with ample chain/rode
  • Spade S160 77# anchor  2017
Sails and Rigging


  • 130% Roller-furling genoa (Dyna Furl)
  • Roller furling staysail (self-tacking) (Dyna Furl)
  • Full battened mainsail with 2 reef points, with lazy jacks and running backstays
  • Mizzen with 1 reef point, with running backstays
  • Doyle mizzen, main, and jib  2017
  • Doyle cradle covers  2017
  • Running rigging  2017
  • Perkins 6.354 at 135 hp approx 4500 engine hours
  • 2.5:1 reduction gear box, bronze prop shaft, SS shaft strut, 55-amp alternator, molded engine mount/pan, seawater intake strainer, water cooled exhaust muffler
  • Approximately 260 gallons diesel fuel total in two baffled, molded fiberglass tanks, each with fuel shutoff valve, switch over valve and auxiliary electric fuel pump, auxiliary water separator fuel filter
  • Foam insulated engine room w/molded mount for main engine and 110V generator, automatic fire extinguisher system, 2 blowers
  • Custom exhaust lift
  • Dripless shaft 2012
  • Borg Warner velvet drive


Mechanical Equipment
  • Espar forced air diesel furnace ducts throughout the boat with area thermostats 
  • Sea Recovery watermaker  24 gph
  • 3 bladed folding MAXprop
  • Custom center board lift 2012
  • Icer Elite (Raritan Engineering Co) Ice Maker


Water System and Tankage
  • Approximate 375 gallons total fresh water in two molded fiberglass, baffled water tanks, polybutylene tubing, hot/cold mixer faucets in heads and galley
  • 12V demand-type pressure water pump, pressure hot/cold showers in each head
  • 20-gal hot water heater  2007
  • 110V and engine heat exchange operation
  • Manual fresh water pump in galley


Safety Equipment
  • Emergency life raft on deck
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.

Contact Us