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1989 Irwin MK-III

Jacksonville, Florida, United States


WOW!!  One of Ted Irwin's best designs in this center cockpit, cutter rigged, shoal draft, winged keel, two stateroom vessel.  This is just the beginning, and then when you have an owner that truly knows boats, we now have an offshore cruising sailboat, loaded with gear that we usually just dream about, that was updated methodically in 2012-2015!!  Can you handle a roller furling main, along with roller furling on the genoa ??  This one has it all and she is ready to leave port for the horizons !!

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$101,000
Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: ROYA GALE
Make: Irwin
Model: MK-III
Year: 1989
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin Yachts
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 45'6 ft
Length Of Deck: 42'9 ft
Waterline Length: 35'6 ft
Beam: 13'7 ft
Range: 2'8 ft
Max Draft: 4'11 ft
Min Draft: 4.92 ft
Displacement: 26,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 58 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft
Dry Weight: 26,000 lb
Ballast: 7,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JHTBE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 66hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Stainless Steel
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 105 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 10 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Center Cockpit


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


First thing as you step aboard you will notice the wide side decks that allow excellent access any where topsides.  The center cockpit is an easy step up, and fully enclosed with a bimini top.  The separate captains helm seat is centered behind the helm that has all of the nav equipment mounted within easy reach of the captain. Forward on the helm is a folding cockpit table that opens to seat four persons for snacks or meals. For lounging the cockpit easily handles half a dozen people as you sail or just chat.  As you go down the 4 steps to the salon you will find two S/S vertical stanchions for you to hold on to, which in a seaway are a great blessing. On the starboard side of the salon is a large settee, and opposite is an L-shaped settee with a collapsible table that serves as a cocktail table or dining table for six. Throughout the boat you will find richly varnished teak combined with coordinated mica coverings, and of course varnished teak & holly sole throughout.  She has molded fiberglass headliner throughout the boat for ease of maintenance. Aft, and on the starboard side is the down galley, with all the extras that a gourmet cook would want.  Opposite the galley and going aft to the master stateroom, we first have an aft facing navigators station with a lift top chart table and electric panel. Aft of the nav station we have a large desk that can work as an office, along with it's convenient upholstered swivel stool.  The master stateroom had an island queen bed, with lots of storage drawers beneath.  There is separate vanity with upholstered stool, and of course the ensuite private head with stall shower.  In the bow we have the guest stateroom with the V-berth and filler cushion, a dressing settee, and private access to the day head with its stall shower.

The interior of the Mark III was designed to make her "light, bright, and airy" throughout. The salon has seven tempered, fixed glass, panoramic windows that continue around the front of the coach roof, permitting light to flood the interior.  She also has fourteen opening ports, with screens, and six opening deck hatches throughout the interior for excellent ventilation, either at the dock or at anchor.

And last is that she does sail, whether light air or in heavy seas, thanks to her winged keel, roller furling genoa, and the new Racnor furling main. Her up to date electronics are helm mounted, so easily viewed and used.

  • Bulkhead mounted mirror in the main salon
  • Three leaf dining table
  • Interior mini blinds for salon windows and screens on ports
  • Roll out shades on all overhead hatches
  • Teak overhead handrails
  • Four 12V cabin fans

The master cabin is aft and features full standing headroom, a centerline, island queen bed, surrounded with exceptional storage cabinetry, a built-in vanity with swivel seat, and a spacious ensuite head, vanity, and separate stall shower.

The forward cabin affords guests a full size, double berth, when the filler cushion is used, or else you have two single berths.  There is a private entrance to the forward day head with its separate stall shower.

Should you require additional sleeping accommodations, the settees in the main salon can make two more comfortable berths.

  • New firm foam, 2 piece hinged custom mattress in the master stateroom (2013)
  • New toilets in both heads, along with a new sanitation system (2015) 

The spacious U-shaped galley is one step down, aft of the main salon and on the starboard side.  There is excellent counter-top workspace and ample storage cabinets for serious cruising.

  • Stainless steel, double bowl sink
  • Microwave oven
  • Gimballed, Seaward 3 burner propane stove with oven, supplied from the two 10# propane tanks
  • Icebox with 4" of insulation
  • An Adler Barber 12V, water cooled, refrigerator/freezer
  • Six gallon hot water heater / 110V and engine heat exchanger
  • Dish rack and spice rack
  • Trash receptacle
  • Norcold mini fridge in the salon 

The base boat has a 110V AC system, supplied by two Marinco 30 amp, 50' shorepower cords, or by the Kohler 8KW genset when under way. 

The 12V DC electrical system has four Trojan 6V batteries (440 amps) for housepower.  There are separate engine start batteries for both the engine and the generator.

  • There are 12V cabin lights along with 110V outlets in all cabins
  • Kohler 8KW generator / repainted original white (2013)
  • 40 amp battery charger
  • Xantrex 1800 watt inverter
  • 90 amp hi-output Balmar alternator
  • Air-X wind  generator
  • 90 watt solar panel, with tilting mount, on stern davits (2013)
  • Link 10 battery monitor

The engine is a 66 HP Yanmar diesel that was overhauled in 2014 and has only been used lightly since then.  The Kohler 8KW genset has original hours, and was repainted the original white in 2013.

  • Two 12,000 BTU reverse cycle, MarineAir units, both fore and aft / the forward A/C system was replaced with new in 2013
  • Three bilge pumps / 2 automatic, 1 manual gusher pump
  • A 6" clean-out access port was installed on top of the fuel tank and the fuel tank was thoroughly cleaned (2013)
  • Installed a new BOSS FC60 diesel fuel filtration & polishing system, providing dual Racor filtration, online fuel pumping & pressurization, fuel polishing, filter priming, water contamination detection, and fuel pressure measurement, all with alarms at the helm (2013)
  • All old fuel systems, hoses, tubing fittings, and filters removed in 2013
  • Replaced the packing gland flex hose, and repacked shaft log (2013)
  • The main shaft has a line cutter on it, along with the 3 bladed Max-prop
  • Installed a hot air heating system from the engine (2013)
  • Replaced most of the below waterline hoses and fittings (2013)


  • Garmin 546S chartplotter w/Eastern U.S. & Bahamas chips
  • Autohelm ST 7000 Smartpilot
  • Furuno 16 mile LCD radar
  • B&G wind-speed-depth indicator
  • Hummingbird Matrix 35 depth sounder
  • Ritchie compass


  • Garmin 126 GPS
  • Furuno NX300 weather fax receiver
  • Standard Horizon VHF with DSC
  • Vigil 32 mile CRT radar


  • Firdell radar reflector
  • 16" Flat screen TV
  • DVD recorder/player
Sails & Rigging

In 2013 the rigging was changed so that both the genoa and main could be handled from the cockpit, which included all new standing rigging.

  • All standing rigging, including the turnbuckles were replaced with new S/S Stalock 316 equipment (2013)
  • New FACNOR roller furling main system was installed on the keel stepped mast (2013)
  • Sails include a Neil Pryde main sail (2012), a 130% genoa, a 150% light genoa, and a Gennaker with sock
  • All new halyards (2013)
  • Line drive reversible endless loop furling line for main (2013)
  • New Lewmar line clutches in the cockpit for main sheet, vang, and main outhaul (2013)
  • Five self tailing winches, with the port mast winch upgraded to a Barient 2-speed self tailing winch (2013)
  • There are two sail lockers on board for the extra sails

The cockpit had a new Sunbrella bimini top and dodger installed in 2013 which included a full enclosure system with new connector and roll up curtains.

  • Full electronics are mounted on the helm, along with a fold down cocktail table
  • Full cockpit cushions and a helm chair for the captain
  • Sunbrella fitted cover for cabin top storage
Deck equipment

Forward we have a Maxwell Nielson electric windlass with deck foot controls and a remote at the cockpit helm.

  • Rocna 73# primary anchor with 160' of all chain rode
  • Bruce 44# anchor with 20' of chain & 250' of 3/4" nylon rode
  • Delta 35# anchor with 20' of chain & 250' of 3/4" nylon rode
  • All new S/S lifelines, gates, & hardware (2013)
  • Teak tow rails, drip moldings, and grab rails
  • Anchor wash down

Going aft we have a new Cato davit system with oversized ball bearing blocks for handling the tender.  The davits also hold the adjustable mount for the solar panel.

  • Drop down transom swim platform with boarding ladder
  • 9' Apex RIB dinghy with cover
  • Nissan 10 HP, electric start engine with AGM battery
  • Outboard motor hoist, engine bracket and engine cover
  • Hot & cold stern freshwater shower
  • All C.G. approved safety equipment, life jackets, & lifesling system
  • Also included are dock lines, fenders, hatch covers and boat hooks

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.

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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