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Old 04-02-2019, 02:30   #1
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Boat: Irwin 54
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1988 Irwin 54' Sloop

54' Irwin Sloop
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: US$ 260,000
  • Location: Marshall Islands
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
  • Current owner is the second owner since 2005
The Irwin 54 is one of the most spacious cruising sailboats for her size ever built. Interior volume and deck space is exceptional. Sweet Dreams was built for a knowledgeable sailor who wanted a cruising sailboat with room and comfort, without sacrificing sailing performance. This vessel being offered has a mast 5’ taller than the standard sloop rig and a deeper keel for increased sailing performance to windward and open ocean sailing.

Sweet Dreams has a walk-in, fully covered cockpit and is easy to sail with a minimum number of people as control line can be served from the cockpit. She is an ideal sailing cruising vessel that is blue water ready having just completed over 20,000 nautical miles around west coast and South Pacific. Her spacious accommodations are also very desirable for full time living aboard.

In October 2016, a navigation error caused her to go aground and insurance declared a total construction loss. However, survey by Lords of London confirmed no structural damage was sustained. The current owner began an extensive refit in March 2017 in New Caledonia. A full range of updates and upgrades has been completed and the vessel relaunched in July 2018.

The refit included:

Electrical wiring and panel
Plumbing lines, fixtures, supply pumps, macerator pumps
Ship’s generator
Interior Paint and varnish
Bottom paint
Topside paint and nonskid
High capacity water maker (60 gallons per hour); CAT Motor and Pump
Stove/oven; Force 10
Hot water heater; Whale F1100
Air conditioning/heating system (3) Fwd, Mid, Aft; Dometic
Refrigeration/freezer 12v system compressors; Frigoboat
Anchor chain, galv. BBB 365’
Autopilot; Alpha Spectra 3000
Lithium battery house bank; Battle Borne 500 AMP Hrs (made in America)
Maintenance free start batteries (2); ZAP (made in Japan)
Radar and chart plotter; Garmin 942xs

Specifications, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Irwin
Designer: Ted Irwin

LOA: 54'
Beam: 15' 9"
Displacement: 46,000
Draft: 6' 9"


Engine(s): Yanmar
Engine(s) HP: 110
Eng Model: 4LHTE, Turbo
Cruising Speed: 7
Max Speed: 9.2


Fuel: 360 gallons
Water: 440 gallons

The large master cabin is aft with full queen-sized bed, two single side berths and a head with tub/shower. Sweet Dreams can accommodate up to 10 people in two forward cabins, crew quarter’s berth, salon settee, cockpit benches , and the aft stateroom. There are three full heads and a large shower/wet room forward, making living aboard comfortable as well as spacious.

The main salon has a starboard dinette settee with two chairs, capable of seating 6-8 adults. On portside are two recliners that create an open, living room feeling. The galley is mid-ship down two steps to starboard with a full pantry, large deep freeze, and full sized refrigerator. The navigation station is to port in the salon with large chart table. This sailing vessel has plenty of hanging lockers and storage space, not to mention freshly updated flooring, ceiling, air conditioning and heating throughout.

  • Stand up front loading refrigerator
  • Top load deep freeze
  • New Force 10 stove/oven
  • Pantry
  • Stainless Steel exhaust hood over the stove
  • Vast produce and dry goods storage
Navigation Station

  • ICOM VHF at navigation station M506 & helm M504 with separate antenna (NEW-M506)
  • Ray Marine Tri-data wind, speed, depth & repeater at wheel; NEW
  • Alpha Spectra 3000 autopilot; NEW
  • Garmin GPSMAP XS radar/chart plotter display (942xs); NEW
  • AIS; Vesper 850 Watch Mate
Deck and Hull

  • Solid stainless railings with custom entry doors
  • Fully enclosed cockpit
  • Collapsible cockpit table
  • Stern sailing seats/bench
  • Electric swing down stern swim platform
  • Light House 1501 anchor winch
  • Light gray hull w/white & blue stripes, AwlGrip
  • White non-skid decks
  • Delta main anchor
  • New 3/8” BBB anchor chain w/ 365’ rode length
  • CQR Secondary forward anchor w/25’ BBB and 300’ rode
  • Fortress FX55 Stern anchor w/ 25’ BBB and 300’ rode
  • Stainless dingy davit/arch with 5:1 purchase
  • Custom fiberglass bimini hardtop cockpit cover
  • Custom fiberglass dodger with plexi-glass

Sails and Rigging
· Full-batten mail sail, high quality, condition - very good
· Genoa 130% on Schaefer furler, condition - very good
· Custom 110% Jib on Schaefer furler, condition - very good
· A-Symmetrical Spinnaker, condition - very good
· Storm Jib, condition - very good
· Storm Tri Sail, condition - very good
· Harken System B bat-cars on main sail track
· NAVTEC Hydraulic boom vang and backstay
· Lazy-jacks with integrated sail cover system for main sail
· Current owner updated all running rigging and standing rigging
Electrical System
  • Blue Sea 0686 100 AMP 12v/120v panel
  • Xantrex 12-volt charge control system, with FREEDOM 3012 inverter/charger
  • New Battle Born lithium ion house bank (500 amp hours)
  • New dual ZAP AGM start batteries
  • New Northern Lights 5kw generator M673L3.3
  • Blue Sea rotary switch for 120v/240v output from the generator
  • Frequency Drive, Lenze, for the scuba compressor operations
  • Bilge Rule pumps, two
  • Bilge activation alarm and high water alarm

Solar System
· Blue Sky 3024iL charge control system with Duo Option
· 680 watt solar capacity
· Integrated KISS wind generator

Additional Equipment
  • Automatic extinguisher in engine room
  • Electric heads (2)
  • Engine spare parts (list available)
  • Port and Starboard jerry can racks
  • Drogue with rode
  • Manual head (1), electric head (2)
  • Two deck boxes forward with integrated small boat chalks
  • Max Prop -three blade feathering propeller
  • 8-person life raft, Avon
  • Magma BBQ grill

Options items not included in listing price but open for negotiation
  • Bauer Jr. dive compressor
  • Various scuba tanks and gear
· 13’ Achilles SGX-132 (6 person) tender with 25 hp Yamaha outboard engine
· Lazer Pico molded performance sailboat
· Honda 2000i portable generator
· Fishing poles (2) with fishing tackle

Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.

The Company/owner 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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