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Irwin Competition 37

$6,000

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Sailboat Sales Co

Sailboat Sales Co. at Crowley's Yacht Yard
3434 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL, 60617
United States
773-825-3298

Email: bruce@sailboatsalesco.com
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Make Irwin
Model Competition 37
Year 1973
Condition Used
Price US$6,000
Type Sail
Class Racer
Length 37 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Chicago, Illinois
LOA 37 ft
Length at Water Line 29 ft 4 in
Beam 11 ft 8 in
Min. Draft 6 ft 3 in
Keel Type Fin
Displacement 15500 lb
Ballast 7500 lb
Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4-107
Fuel Type Diesel
Power 32 hp
Designer Ted Irwin
Builder Irwin Yachts
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 25 gal
Fresh Water Tanks 25 gal
Holding Tanks 20 gal

Description

The Irwin Competition 37 was one of the most successful performance cruising designs of the early-mid 1970s, regularly placing in the top positions in buoy and distance races in ports throughout the East and Gulf coasts and Great Lakes.  Her generous cockpit, walkway and foredecks spaces combined with ultra-large volume interior spaces created a boat that was enjoyed by racing crews and cruising families alike.  Geronimo has been owned by four Chicago area sailors, all of whom were serious, maintenance focused yachtsmen.

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Accommodations

  • Sleeps 7
  • 6' 2" headroom
  • Enclosed head
  • Varnished teak cabin sole
  • Varnished teak interior
  • Fabric covered cushions
  • Nav station

Galley

  • pressure water
  • icebox
  • refrigeration
  • freezer

Electronics

  • Autohelm 4000 (unit only - needs template)
  • 3 compasses
  • Depth sounder
  • Signet knotmeter
  • VHF radio
  • GPS (needs mounting bracket)

Electrical

  • 2 batteries (stored off boat)
  • shore power
  • inverter

Deck and Hull Equipment

  • 2 anchors
  • double lifelines
  • lifeline gates
  • bow pulpit
  • deck is white rolled-on non-skid
  • Bow lights
  • dock lines
  • fenders
  • rudder modified in 2012
  • VC-17 bottom (no history of blistering)
  • Steel cradle

Sails and Rigging

  • Mechanical backstay adjuster
  • Block & tackle boom vang
  • Harken roller furler
  • Spinnaker gear
  • 5 regular winches
  • 4 ST winches
  • Dacron mainsail
  • Dacron furling 155% genoa
  • .5 oz spinnaker
  • 1.5 oz spinnaker

Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details

  • 2 fire extinguishers
  • manual bilge pump
  • electric bilge pump
  • 2-blade Max Prop
  • Marine head (new in 2014)
  • new/re-built starter motor, water temp, amp meter, oil pressure meters

Additional Information

  • 4th Place Chicago to Mackinac race ~2012

Broker Comments

An interesting highlight of this Irwin 37 is she was purchased from her second owner in 1994 by a young Polish fellow, name of Richard Rewucki, who had escaped from occupied Poland to find his way to a new free life in the USA. A master’s degree in marine biology was his only experience even close to sailing yet he bought the boat, with more than half his life savings, in order to learn to sail and in less than a two year time window with the new name “Free Poland” participate in a sailing flotilla of Polish American sailors from New York to (the now free) Gdansk, Poland.

Not only did Richard accomplish this seemingly against all odds feat, as someone with such limited sailing experience, but he sailed the boat back to America and not long thereafter started out to complete a circumnavigation, which after several years he accomplished. The boat returned to Chicago some time later to meet its fourth owner.

The current owner Dick Gravengood has been a highly respected Chicago-area yacht rigger and full time sailing professional since the early 1970s. He purchased Geronimo in the fall of 2000 and raced her in the Chicago Mac Race annually til 2016. Dick has acquired another boat so it’s time to pass the torch to a new owner for Geronimo.

Disclaimer

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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Presented For Sale By:

Sailboat Sales Co

Sailboat Sales Co. at Crowley's Yacht Yard
3434 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL, 60617
United States
773-825-3298

Email: bruce@sailboatsalesco.com
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Sailboat Sales Co. at Crowley's Yacht Yard
3434 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL, 60617
United States
773-825-3298

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