Irwin 38 for sale, excellent cond.



Absolutely gorgeous boat that has been well maintained by its three owners.

Recently installed a Tides Track Mainsail system with a North Sails Quick Cover and Lazy Jacks
Main and Genny serviced cleaned by North Sails in 2021. Also, installed full battens on the main for better shape and easier to handle in the Quick Cover system.

Strong running Perkins fifty horse four-cylinder diesel, burn rate of 1.25 gallons per hour at seven knots on a calm sea.

Down below you will find exactly what you would expect in a Ted Irwin designed boat. Lots of room, plenty of storage, two heads, two staterooms with the aft cabin having a wonderfully comfortable centerline queen bed.

Nav Station to starboard includes Radar, radio and all the usual gauges,
Galley to port includes propane stovetop and oven, 12v fridge/icebox and a larger 120v fridge

Includes stern davits and inflatable dingy.

Full Cockpit enclosure

Seven Jack stands for storage on the hard

Portable Deck hatch AC unit for dockside comfort

Length on Deck 38 Feet
Length over all with the bow sprit 40’
Beam 12.4 feet
Draft 4.5 feet
Displacement 20,000

Strong, stable, and very comfortable center cockpit sloop,

We Love the boat, we just don’t use it enough to justify keeping it since we spend more time on the fishing boat on inland lakes than out sailing as much as we used to do.

Recent Survey indicating no concerns. The surveyor said if I didn’t buy the boat he would.

Asking $67,000 or Reasonable offer

Price $67,000
Built 1986
Location St Ignace MI 49781
Name Craig Lehrke
Phone 517-416-2888

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 40.00 ft / 12.19 m
LWL: 32.50 ft / 9.91 m
S.A. (reported): 771.00 ft² / 71.63 m²
Beam: 12.25 ft / 3.73 m
Displacement: 20,000.00 lb / 9,072 kg
Ballast: 7,000.00 lb / 3,175 kg
Max Draft: 4.50 ft / 1.37 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1984
Last Built: 1988
Builder: Irwin Yachts (USA)
Designer: Ted Irwin

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Perkins
Model: 4-108
Type: Diesel
HP: 50
Fuel: 60 gals / 227 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 16.81
Bal. / Displ.: 35.00
Disp: / Len: 260.09
Comfort Ratio: 31.62
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.81
S#: 2.06
Hull Speed: 7.64 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,422.54 pounds/inch

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 49.75 ft / 15.16 m
J: 17.25 ft / 5.26 m
P: 42.75 ft / 13.03 m
E: 16.00 ft / 4.88 m
S.A. Fore: 429.09 ft² / 39.86 m²
S.A. Main: 342.00 ft² / 31.77 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 771.09 ft² / 71.64 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.81
Est. Forestay Length: 52.66 ft / 16.05 m
Mast Height from DWL: 54.00 ft / 16.46 m


Water: 140 gals / 530 L

Sailboat Links

Designers: Ted Irwin
Builders: Irwin Yachts
Associations: Irwin Facebook Group
Irwin Yacht Owners
Related Sailboats: IRWIN 38-2
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