1989 Irwin 52
|Category||Center Cockpit, Cruisers|
|Propulsion Type||Single Inboard|
|Manufacturer Provided Description|
"The Irwin 52 is long on value and loaded with standard features. On deck there's a spacious walk-in cockpit, a roller furling headstay, thoughtfully-located hardware and much more. Below-deck systems have been analyzed and located for easy accessibility. The opulent main salon is airy and open, featuring two large comfortable L-shaped settees; a custom teak high-low dining table; a large liquor locker (with optional wetbar and ice maker); and a breakfast bar with an upholstered, swiveling captain's chair. The elaborate navigation station has ample chart and instrument space and another captain's chair. The galley is a gourmet's delight, with a tremendous amount of space for food preparation. Opposite the galley is a utility room with a pantry for additional food storage. The master stateroom has a full queen-sized berth, settee, and private head with a tub and shower stall. The forward guest stateroom also has a queen-sized centerline berth with a settee, and a private entrance to the day head with its tub and shower stall. The guest stateroom has upper and lower single berths. The tasteful use of richly varnished teak combined with coordinated mica colors provides a feeling of spacious elegance. A smooth 77-horsepower diesel auxiliary will push the Irwin 52 along quietly when desired. Generous water and fuel capacity means long trips are possible without frequent stopping."
|Hull, Deck & Cockpit|
The KITTYHAWK was produced with a custom "Hardtop", fiberglass & stainless steel, to facilitate the full enclosure of the Cockpit.
Note: All winches, cleats & stanchions are through-bolted.w/ backing plates
|Rig, Rigging, Winches, Sails|
The KITTYHAWK has the Factory Optional "Tall Rig" as provided with the IRWIN model "52-4" series as introduced in 1988. The "I" dimension for the Tall Rig is approximately 3' greater than the "Standard Rig" cutter configuration. As a direct result, the yachts' light air performance is greatly enhanced with this upgrade.
The mast & boom are aluminum and the mast is keel-stepped. The mast has a double set of spreaders. The halyards are internal
Dimensions (IRWIN 52-4): I=66.83', J=24.97', P=56.42', E=20.75'
Sail Area (100% Foretriangle & Main): 1,419,73 sq / ft
The KITTYHAWK has the IRWIN 52-4 (3) Stateroom layout with (2) Heads. This newer 1989 "52-4" version also has the "Queen Berth Aft" feature.
The KITTYWAKE has (2) Heads and they are ensuite with the Fore & Aft Cabins respectively.
The KITTYHAWK has the standard IRWIN 52 "U" shaped Galley.
The KITTYHAWK is powered by a YANMAR J4HTDE (4) cylinder fresh-water cooled marine diesel that's rated at 77 HP.
Per the Owner's records, this engine consumes just under (3) GPH at an indicated (8) knots cruising speed.
The KITTYHAWK has a both a 12 VDC Ship's Service and 115 VAC Shore Power Systems.
The AC & DC Systems have have magnetic breakers on epoxy.
The Forward and House batteries can be inter-connected.
|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.|
For more information regarding the KITTYHAWK, contact her Listing Broker, Randy Altemus of Brewer Yacht Sales, at cell '203 -512 0847" or by email at "raltemus(at)breweryacht.com".
|Speed and Distance|
|Engine Model||4JHTDE (4) Cylinder FWC|
|Engine Type||Single Inboard|
The KITTYHAWK is certainly one of the best examples of this popular IRWIN 52 Center Cockpit to be available for quite some time. She's the latest "52-4" version (with a redesigned rudder & keel and with other improvements) of this model that that made her market debut in the '88-'89 timeframe. The IRWIN 52 was first introduced in the later 1970's and was built through the early 1990's. With a reported "over 250" IRWIN 52's produced, it's been noted that this Ted Irwin design is probably the most prolific "larger sailboat" (over 50') ever manufactured!
Configured as a cutter and having the preferred Tall Rig along with roller-furling for both the mainsail and the genoa, the KITTYHAWK is a very easy yacht to operate by a cruising couple or light crew. The easy-to-manage center cockpit design and the superb (3) stateroom layout, combined with the outstanding interior as enhanced by the large Salon portlights, made the IRWIN 52 a top seller ever since her market debut. As an included feature, her sailing performance is also quite good as many Owners and crew have discovered .. and reported .. over the years.
The KITTYHAWK has benefited from her Ownership for the past (19) years with a now-retired airline captain who knows what he's doing with their yacht and her systems. Combined with her previous "fresh water boat" usage history, the KITTYHAWK has been maintained & equipped to a high standard and a review of the complete inventory of this well-found yacht will indicate. She's not only ready to go anywhere .. but she wants for nothing either!
As the Owner's retirement plans have changed, and after some (19) years with the KITTYHAWK, they've opted to sell her. Given the qualifications of this yacht, anyone who is seriously "in the market" for this sort of presentation should have a look. She's stored in the water at one of the Brewer Yards in Westbrook (CT) and has been Winterized. Appointments for viewings are encouraged for those clients who find the KITTYHAWK concept to be appealing and thereby ideal for their cruising plans.