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1978 Irwin 52 Ketch

St Petersburg, Florida, United States


Much in demand around the world for excellent sailing characteristics and spacious accommodations this 52’ Irwin has been continuously updated and rigged for a cruising family of seven.   Updates on “Cristl” include  beautiful Midnight Blue” Hull Paint, newer co-ordinating Full cockpit enclosure, Bimini, Full Sun Awning, and  Hatch and Sail Covers.  She sleeps Seven owners and Guests in Three staterooms and one captain’s berth, as well as two private head compartments, one is an ensuite in the Master stateroom.  Each have a full shower and Raritan Heads. 

The Gourmet Galley offers two large freezers with cold plates that will hold plenty of provisions for extended cruising, two Refrigerators, Stove with oven, Microwave, Water Maker and Ice Maker.

Currently her masts are down waiting for New Rigging, when she will be  ICW ready with 64’ masts, plus Roller Furling Main and Mizzen. She has full Electronics package, Bow Thruster, Electric Windlass, Life raft, Bomar Hatches, Two saltwater washdowns. She is set up for cruising or offers plenty of amenities for liveaboard. More information and new pictures coming soon.



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: $139,000
Boat Name: CRISTL
Make: Irwin
Model: 52 Ketch
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin Yacht & Marine
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Length Of Deck: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 44 ft
Beam: 15.42 ft
Range: 3.28 ft
Min Draft: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 46,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.42 ft
Dry Weight: 46,500 lb
Ballast: 18,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 1800
Maximum Speed: 8.5 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 220 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 380 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Ketch, Deck Saloon, Center Cockpit
More Info : Manufacturer Website


Perkins 85 hp

Kohler 8KW generator


Aft is Master with Queen bed aft with adjoining head, shower, and bathtub.


6 ports, two hatches

Hanging locker

L shaped settee


Fwd to port is a dinette that can drop down to a double bed.

To Starboard is the Galley

Midship is the main salon with two settees, nav station, bar to galley and easy chair for enjoying the big screen TV.

Fwd to port is the 2nd head and shower and over and under bunk room to starboard.

Full forward is the private V birth

There are 3 AC/heat units in the boat.


Double SS deep sink

Front opening refrigerator 12dc or /120 volt AC

2 deep freezers by Crosby holding plates


SS 3 burner electric stove and oven  Princess


In the fwd port of the salon is a beverage cooler and Icemaker.

Misc. Upgrades

Vetus bow thruster


New Blue hull paint

new standing rigging in process.


Deck and sails

Newer Bomar hatches

Spinnaker pole



Three anchors

SS Davits,

Dinghy with outboard

Liferaft 8 Person Givens.

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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