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1988 Irwin 43 Mk III

Emeryville, California, United States


LAST RESORT is an extremely spacious center cockpit yacht with two staterooms and two heads each with a separate stall shower. The expansive master stateroom has a comfortable queen-sized walk around berth, loads of storage and a spacious en-suite head with a large stall shower. The forward guest stateroom has a large V-berth with filler cushion and private access to the day head with an additional stall shower. The U-shaped galley is well laid out with ample counter space, cabinetry and drawers. The main salon is open and airy with a convertible dinette and large ports which flood the space with natural light. She also has a large navigation station with a swing-out upholstered swivel seat. She is equipped with a very clean Yanmar 65 hp diesel which has approx.1100 hours. 

LAST RESORT has the deep draft 6'5" keel option.


Listed by Rubicon Yachts

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH THE BROKER LISTED ABOVE AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY GULF COAST YACHT SALES - IRWIN CO-BROKERAGE. Gulf Coast Yacht Sales - Irwin Co-Brokerage is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $69,000
Make: Irwin
Model: 43 Mk III
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin Yachts - Florida
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 45.5 ft
Length Of Deck: 42.75 ft
Waterline Length: 35.5 ft
Beam: 13.58 ft
Dry Weight: 26,000 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH-TE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 66hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 1100


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 105 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 145 gal


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

Main Salon

This is the largest and most spacious 43' sailboat you will find. The raised deck and larger windows give it an extremely spacious and open feeling. LAST RESORT features a built in settee to port and a straight settee to starboard. The teak & holly sole give her a rich nautical feel. There are window coverings on all windows for privacy. For extended cruising, vacation home or liveaboard you will not find a more spacious and comfortable 43' sailboat.


The U-Shaped galley on LAST RESORT is a chef's dream. The counters are expansive and there is ample cabinet space, darwer space and rack storage to help with provisioning for an extended cruise. There are large double stainless steel sinks, a three burner propane range and oven and large top-loading refrigerator and freezer boxes. A large port above the sink provides ventilation and floods the galley with natural light. 

Master Stateroom

It is rare that you find a sailboat with as much workable space as the 43 Irwin Mark III and the huge master suite is no exception. It features a comfortable walk around queen-size bed and a spacious private en-suite head with stall shower. There are ample drawers and hanging lockers throughout the master suite. There is a vanity for her with make up storage, halogen lighting and a swing out upholstered stool. The en-suite head has a nice stall shower. This stateroom is truly a special feature of this yacht.

Guest Stateroom

The forward guest stateroom has a large V-Berth with a filler cushion, when made up it creates another queen size berth. This stateroom features a convenient dressing settee, hanging locker space ample ample drawer space for an extended cruise. The stateroom has a large opening hatch above the berth and port lights which provide nice natural light. There is private access to the spacious guest head that offers ample space and a nice stall shower.

Navigation Station

The Navigation station is to port and it is where the AC & DC breaker panels are located. This space can serve as a nice office to catch up on your e-mail with its large desk area and swing out upholstered seat.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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