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1987 Irwin Ketch

$399,000 Marina del Rey, California
Make Irwin
Model Ketch
Year 1987
Condition Used
Price US$399,000
Type Sail
Class Ketch
Length 68 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Marina del Rey, California
LOA 68 ft
Length at Water Line 54 ft
Beam 17 ft
Min. Draft 6 ft
Keel Type Fin
Displacement 78500 lb
Ballast 23000 lb
Max Bridge Clearance 81 ft
Engine Make Perkins Diesel
Engine Model 6-354T
Fuel Type Diesel
Cabins 5
Fuel Tanks 1 x 600 gal (UK)
Fresh Water Tanks 1 x 900 gal (UK)
Holding Tanks 1 x 60 gal (UK)


Custom Irwin 68' staysail ketch powered by Perkins 200hp turbo diesel.

Northern Lights 20KW generator with reverse cycle air conditioning & heat in five private staterooms.

Spacious gourmet galley with built-in refrigerator/freezer, dish washer, trash compactor, Force 10 LPG stove & oven, Nutone food processor, double stainless sinks, and custom wine rack.

Topsides features a huge cockpit with bimini and full enclosure, followed by an on deck jacuzzi.

There is an extended transom with electrically operated swim platform and custom lazarrette bulkhead which will accommodate a jet ski.

Complete marine electronics include Vigil 24 mile radar, Magellan GPS nav plotter, Autohelm pilot, Icom SSB, Standard Horizon knot, log, depth, VHF and more. 

Vessel is wired for computer & printer, phone and there is TV, VCR, CD player, and AM/FM stereo with speakers inside and out.

Additional items include heavy duty electric windlass with up & down deck switch with remote, stern davit with Avon 14' RIB w/70hp Yamaha, Sea Recovery 600 GPD watermaker, Kenmore washer & dryer and more.

All furling sails, with mast pulpits, rod rigging, and custom aft deck seating.

Motivated seller looking for offers, so call now!

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Designer/ Builder

Designer - Ted Irwin

Builder - Irwin Yachts (Florida) 


LOA: 68'0"

LWL: 54'0"

Beam: 17'4"

Draft: 6'0"

Ballast: 23,000 lbs

Displacement: 78,500 lbs

Bridge Clearance: 81'0"

Engine/ Mechanical

Perkins 200hp Turbo Charged

Model: 6-354T 

Cruise: 8-9 knots

Maximum 10-11 knots

Borg Warner transmission

Racor fuel filters

Electric oil change system for engine & generator

Fuel shut off valve

Vetus bow thruster w/helm control


Fuel: 600 gal

Water: 900 gal plus Sea Recovery 600 GPD watermaker

Waste: 60 gal approx w/overboard or deck discharge



Vigil 24 mile radar

Magellan GPS Nav 5000 DXL plotter

Autohelm 6000 autopilot

Standard Horizon - knot, log, depth

Standard Horizon - VHF marine radio

Icom M700 SSB

Galaxy 6" magnetic compass


ACR automatic floatation light


Panasonic TV/VCR

Sony CD player

12V AM/FM stereo cassette w/6 speakers inside & 2 in cockpit

Small Zenith TV & Mitsubishi VCR

Omni directional TV antenna

Wired for computer & printer

Wired for telephone


Northern Lights 20 KW generator - 2000 hours

110 volt AC and 12 volt DC systems

Cruise Air reverse cycle air conditioning & heat

Electrical panel w/circuit breakers

Heart Freedom 20 inverter

Hubbell recepticles: two 30amp 125 vac and one 50 amp 125/250 vac shore power

Two battery banks for house w/four 6 volt golf cart batteries each

Three Optima batteries for engine & generator start

Automatic battery charger

Engine driven alternator

Electro Guard system

Four electric bilge pumps

AC recepticles throughout

DC lighting throughout

Electric hot water heater

Bilge pumps - two 1100 GPH, one 2000 GPH, and one 3500 GPH

High water alarm system

Sails & Rigging

Aluminum main & mizzen masts and booms w/internal halyards

Navtec rod standing rigging

Hood Stowaway electric furling main & mizzen

Hood furling 130% genoa


Navtec boom vang & hydraulic back stay

Barrient winches - two #36 electric genoa sheet, four #23 ST 2 speed, four #24, one #25, one #21, and one #19

Extra mizzen running back stay

Spare genoa halyard w/ winch & cleat

Stainless steel main mast pulpit


Fiberglass decks w/molded-in non skid  

On deck Jacuzzi w/waterproof speakers nearby 

Electrically operated fold down swim/dive transom platform

Custom lazarette bulkhead for jet ski

Maxwell electric windlass w/remote

Anchors - CQR 80 lb w/200' of 1/2" chain, CQR 45 lb w/chain  & line, Danforth 60 lb w/ chain & line  

Teak & aluminum bow anchor platform

Stern dinghy davit w/Avon 14' RIB & 70hp Yamaha outboard

Transom swim ladder

Stainless bow & stern pulpits w/stansions & double life lines w/boarding gates

Teak cap rail & seats on stern rail

Rail mounted Force 10 propane BBQ

Stainless steel hand rails

Cockpit combing w/cut outs

Complete cockpit canvas enclosure w/eisenglass windows

Cockpit cushions w/back rests

Teak folding cockpit table

Teak cockpit grate

Wet bar w/refrigerator & ice maker

Cockpit ice chest

Four stainless steel tank holders in lazarrette

Mako 3 1/2 CFM air compressor in lazarrette

Four dorade vents w/teak boxes

14 Opening deck hatches

Cannister life raft on custom mount





Extremely light airy spacious interior provides sleeping accomodations for 10 persons in five separate cabins, with four enclosed heads. Aft of the chain locker in the forepeak is a V berth with hanging locker. Forward guest cabin to port has over under berths. Both cabins share the forward head, with access from V berth cabin and from center line. Continuing aft to starboard is spacious galley with laundry room opposite. Up a few steps to the salon which features large U shape settee to starboard with two teak hinged tables. Opposite to port is settee and liquor locker. Navigation area faces aft on the port side. Down a few steps on center one finds double staterooms both port & starboard, each with adjoining heads. Owner's aft cabin aft with walkaround queen size berth, settee to port, vanity/desk and adjoining head. Cabin sole throughout the vessel is teak & holly, with engine and generator access is below the cabin sole in the salon. From the salon on center, are steps up companionway to cockpit area. 


Spacious U shape galley is forward of the salon to starboard, with louvered window to close it off from salon if desired.

Formica counters

Double stainless sinks with single lever faucet for pressure H&C water

Manual salt & fresh water via foot pumps

In line garbage disposal 

Force 10 four burner propane stove & oven

Sharp Carosel microwave oven

Built in refrigerator/freezer

Kenmore dishwasher

GE Compactall trash compactor

Raritan Ice Ette icemaker

Nutone food processor

Custom wine rack


Laundry room

Lady Kenmore washing machine

Lady Kenmore dryer

Hoover & Eureka canister vacuums


Seven fire extinguishers

Jim Buoy horse shoe w/attached MOB pole & line

PFD's - 3 USCG type one, 9 USCG type three, and 19 USCG type two vests

USCG safety package  


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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