Island Skipper

  • 52'
  • 1978
  • Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • $74,000


Best value 52, you can own this legendary, spacious world cruiser

Large blue-water cruiser, spacious live-aboard with a lot of storage, needs some TLC. Excellent open plan interior with large galley, 3 cabins plus crew quarters/storage room, genset, watermaker and A/C. Irwins are renowned for their large center cockpits, comfort and easy living conditions while maintaining excellent cruising capabilities. The price includes yard fees of circa $25,000.00.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: IRWIN YACHTS
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Centre Cockpit Irwin 52
  • Model Year: 1978
  • YearBuilt: 1979
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: British Virgin Islands
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 1/2/2
  • LOA: 52' 0" (15.85m)
  • LWL: 46' 0" (14.02m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 16' 0" (4.88m)
  • Min Draft: 4' 8" (1.42m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 8 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 365 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 190 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 6
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 2
  • Crew Sleeps: 2
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: XYM52037M79B
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass Sandwich
  • Hull Configuration: Moderate Long Fin & Skeg
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Ted Irwin
  • Hull Color: Cream
  • Hull Finish: Gelcoat
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Deck Equipment

DECKS : fiberglass with stainless steel rod stanchions and lifelines, teak cap rail

ANCHORS : 66lb Claw and 50lb CQR

WINDLASS : Loftrans Tigress Windlass, rope and chain.

FEATURES : Swim shower on stern swim platform with shower on the aft deck.

Aft deck

 Excellent storage boxes with stand up dive tank storage and lazarette. 


 Center console cockpit is spacious and comfortable. Fold down teak dining table seating four comfortably.   Navigation equipment includes magnetic compass with Furuno 16 mile radar, auto-helm and two VHF radios.  The helm station has a stainless steel wheel and depth gauge. Engine gauges for Tach, Oil and Temperature.


 Plenty of room for preparation of wonderful meals.  Equipment includes Force Ten, 3 burner with oven and a Norcold freezer/refridgerator. 

Stocked with coffee maker, taoster, blender and crockery and cutlery.

Master Stateroom

 Luxurious full width stateroom with en-suite Bathroom, featuring an electric head board separate stall shower/tub.  Enjoy space and comfort while traveling the big blue ocean.

Bed Dimensions : 200" x  147"  (length x width)

Guest Stateroom 2

 Two versatile guest cabins located forward and on starboard side share a shower and wet-head.


FWD CABIN : V berth that can be configured to two singles or one queen bed

 Bed Dimensions : 200" x 54" x 40"(length x base x peak)


PORT CABIN : Single upper and lower bunks

Bed Dimensions : Top bunk - 77" x 50"(length x width)

Bottom bunk - 195" x 74" x 39"(length x base x peak)


Crew Quarters

 Located on the port side, midships.  Crew enjoy twin bunks upper and lowers with separate head.  Area is curtained off from the salon and galley.

Bed Dimensions :  Top bunk - 174" x 68" (length x width)

Bottom bunk - 174" x 61'(length x width)

Electronics and Navigational Equipment

 NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT :includes magnetic compass with Furuno 16 mile radar, auto-helm and two Horizon Nova VHF radios.  The helm station has a depth gauge and engine gauges for Tach, Oil and Temperature.



Generator 5.5KW ,110v output

40 amp inverter,105 amp alternators, 40 amp battery charges

10 x 6v batteries and 4 x 12 volt batteries

Shore cables 1 x 50 amp 240v and 2 x 36 amp 110v

Engine /Mechanical Equipment

ENGINE : Perkins 4-236

3 blade propeller and Borg Warner Velvet Drive gearbox


WATER HEATERS : Demand water heaters


GENERATOR: 5.5KW Next Generation Power

Safety And Fire Protection


CO2 Detectors - two


Large CO2 fire extinguisher

Medium fire extinguisher

Sails and Rigging

 KETCH RIG : Aluminum Mast and boom

Stainless standing rigging

Harken furler on the main and the jib.  Jib furling 110%

The mizzen mast has a stack pack

WINCHES : Two Lewmar 46 winches

SAILS: Jib- Lee Sails 2005, Main -Johnson Sails, Mizzen -Johnson Sails 2003



 Large full width open plan salon.  Gorgeous well lit dining and settee, make for luxurious living aboard this vessel.


 No Tender

Audio And Visual Equipment

Samsung LCD flatscreen TV with Memorex DVD player situated in the comfortable salon.

Water Sports

10 Dive tanks, 2 man kayak and wake-skate