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1986 Irwin Mark II Ketch 52 “JOURNEY”
JOURNEY is the world class cruising boat of your dreams, and she is seriously for sale. She is always one of the prettiest yachts in any harbor. The Irwin 52 Mark II Ketch is well known for its strength of build, safety and sea kindly motion. Her amazing interior accommodations, spacious cockpit, wide side decks and raised bulwarks make the 52 Mark II one of the most popular 50 foot plus sailboats ever produced.
JOURNEY is a double headsail ketch, which gives her Captain and Crew nearly infinite sail combinations to handle any weather and seas. Her bowsprit yields a large foretriangle, enabling swift and easy short-handed sailing under jib and mizzen alone. Roller furling headsail and stay sail allow for easy in-cockpit control of your power forward of the mainmast. A roller furling main sail keeps the helmsman safely in the cockpit no matter the weather.
JOURNEY will take you safely from anchorage to sea to moonlight and safe harbor again.
Faithfully maintained and continuously updated by her current owner, she is ready to begin cruising and continuing her adventures with new owners.
Keep reading. You’ll be amazed.
A stunning Irwin 52 Mark II, JOURNEY has received continued updates since 2004 and has finished her cruising adventures and is now seriously for sale. A deck-salon styled boat before there were deck-salon sailboats. The motor yacht like interior accommodations, spacious cockpit, wide side decks, and raised bulwarks make the 52 Mark II one of the most popular 50 foot plus sailboats ever produced. The size and interior volume make the Irwin 52 a prefect cruising or live aboard sailboat. JOURNEY features 3 staterooms and 3 heads and a center line queen size aft cabin master stateroom complete with large head and bathtub. She will please even the most discriminating buyer.
As you approach JOURNEY on the dock you begin to realize the sheer size and beauty she represents. The custom stern mounted dinghy lift adds ease when using a dinghy and can act as a swim platform. The wide side decks offer easy maneuverability around the boat and the covered and enclosed U-Shaped cockpit area will seat a crowd.
From the cockpit and down five steps you enter the voluminous main salon. The abundance of natural light is evident, and the beauty of the interior woodwork and teak and holly flooring is stunning. From the companionway and to starboard is the galley area and breakfast bar. The bar area features two-barrel type chairs and a raised bar area for ease of serving. The galley itself is down one step, U-Shaped, and quite large featuring double stainless-steel sinks, 7.5 cubic feet of refrigerator and freezer spaces, ample storage cabinets and drawers, and a large food prep area. Back to the companionway and to port is the companionway to the master stateroom. In the companionway and to starboard is a cabinet which features a separate washer and dryer. To port is the navigation station and electrical panel with an overhead bookshelf featuring individual notebooks for each ships system. A large locker is just before the doorway into the master and features the water maker and the Xintrex battery charger/inverter. As you enter the master stateroom there are port and starboard storage areas with custom made bookshelves on top. The master berth is a queen center-lined raised berth with custom pillow top mattress. The master has several hanging lockers, and the master head features a shower and bathtub combination, large vanity with stainless steel sink, and ample storage areas. Back to the main salon there are port and starboard settees and a folding dinette table with the port side settee. The salon entertainment area is along the aft port side and features satellite TV availability, storage areas behind and below and access to the stereo system which is adapted for IPOD and Sirius radio. Forward in the main salon are fixed bookshelves port and starboard. Down one step and forward are the small companionway to the VIP and guest staterooms. The guest is port and features upper and lower berths, a hanging locker, under lower berth drawers and an en-suite head, vanity, and shower. The toilet has been removed in favor of extra storage, however; all plumbing remains for easy re-installation if desired. To starboard and across from the guest stateroom is access into the VIP head and shower area which is also the day head. The VIP head features a large vanity with stainless steel sink, separate toilet and shower area and a private door in the VIP stateroom. The VIP stateroom is all way forward and offers a small starboard side settee, ample under berth drawers and a hanging locker. The berth is a V-Berth with filler cushions with port and starboard shelves. Chain locker access is through a forward Teak doorway.
Large U-Shaped galley with ample storage room, large refrigerator and freezer space, double stainless-steel sinks, and a large food preparation area make the galley a chef’s delight.
Main electrical panel is located at the navigation station and protected with a black acrylic door.
Excellent engine compartment access through four large salon sole hatches.
Owner reconfigured the belt and pulley system into a single serpentine belt with stainless steel and aluminum pulleys in 2020. Engine room photo show the area.
Sails and Rigging:
New standing and running rigging in 2019. Cockpit winches rebuilt with new chrome in 2018. New mast winches in 2018. New Anderson stainless steel winch on Mizzen mast.
Deck and Hardware:
75 lbs. CQR anchor with 300 ft, 3/8” G8 chain, new in 2019
A beautiful and continually updated Irwin 52, JOURNEY maintained by a knowledgeable owner who spared no expenses in her maintenance. All you need is your personal belongings and JOURNEY is ready and equipped for any voyage you may plan. The list of standard features, updated features, and safety extras make JOURNEY a must see for sailor seeking a large and safe passage maker.
Extensive List of Upgrades and Extras!
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.