Irwin 38 Cruising sloop

1986 Irwin 38 Splice of Heaven is now for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

Irwin 38 built in Florida in 1986 and sailed the Bahamas and California coast before the big adventure … sailing across the Pacific to Australia in 2013.

From California to Mexico, to the Marquesas, then collecting black pearls in the Tuamotu Islands en route to Tahiti, and the crystal waters of Bora Bora. Onwards to the Cook Islands, Tonga, and New Caledonia before settling for a quiet life cruising the Whitsunday islands, East coast NSW, and Bass Strait.

The centre cockpit is a sought-after comfortable cruising yacht and her size is very manageable by a single sailor or shorthanded.

The aft swim platform is large and extends the boat so much that she feels a lot bigger than a 38. The deep swim ladder with large rungs is a simple entry to the water. Her flat decks are wide and easy to get around on.

The aft section on deck is very wide and supports a serious BBQ and fish catch and clean area plus a couple of champagne seats to kick back on. High sturdy lifelines keep you safe and onboard.

A desirable large aft cabin keeps the privacy and segregation between the forward V berth cabin.

The galley is large for a 38 and is set up for the long-distance passage maker with deep fridge/freezer, large oven and stove top, huge stainless sink for washing those big pots and don’t worry about water wastage because she makes her own via a 12v watermaker.

The sail wardrobe is quite extensive with battened main in lazy jacks and new boom bag, furling genoa plus 2 additional headsails and a spinnaker pole.

Australian registered and locally NSW which is a nice bonus.

The engine is a reliable Yanmar shaft driven 4JHE with low hours showing.

A 2018 survey is available.

Her next adventure is in your hands.

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: IRWIN
Model: 38
Length: 38.00 Feet
Year: 1986
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Type: Yanmar 4JHE
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Surveyed: 2018
Registration Expiry Date: March 2023
HIN Number: XYM38495C686
Stock Number: PWIR383319
Registration Number: AKC504N
Designer : Ted Irwin
Builder : Irwin Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 400, 2 x 200 l each
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass, 5 opening deck hatches
Country Origin : USA
Length (feet) : 42ft 5 inch LOA
Length (m) : 12.9 LOA (incl swim platform and bowsprit)
Beam/Width (feet) : 12'3 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 3.73 m
Draft (m) : 1.37 m
Draft (feet) : 4ft 6 inch
Keel/Ballast : Lead encapsulated, no keel bolts
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with autopilot
Engine Notes : Yanmar 4JHE diesel shaft driven
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Diesel shaft drive with dripless seal
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 3338
Horse Power (hp) : 44
Drive Type : Shaft with dripless seal
Generator : Honda portable generator for remote charging and power supply to power tools if ship loses power in an emergency.
Number of Batteries : 3 house plus 1 engine crank
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 228
Propeller : 3 blade feathering (2017)
Steering System : Wheel on pedestal plus hydraulic Simrad linear driven autopilot
Accommodation Notes : 1 x double V berth in private cabin, saloon berths, large aft queen bed, new pillow top mattress, in private cabin
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 3. 2 inside, 1 at transom swim platform, all with hot pressurised water.
Shower Type : Hot and cold pressurised plus transom swim platform shower
Number of Toilets : 2
Toilet Type : Manual marine
Air Conditioning : 12v Fans throughout
Holding Tank (L) : 2 holding tanks
Galley Notes : U shaped galley to port side, excellent for use at sea, large stove top and oven, huge fridge and freezer.
Stove : Gimballed Princess gas cooktop with grill and oven.
Refrigeration : 12v fridge/freezer
Number of Freezers : 1
Number of Sinks : 1 large stainless steel
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Sony sound system
Anchor / Winch : Electric winch - Maxwell 650.
Bilge Pump : 2 x auto plus 1 manual
Deck Gear : 3 x Barlow self tailing winches on mast plus 4 x Barlow self tailing winches in cockpit. Cockpit table, drinks holders.Transom shower. Swim boarding ladder
Mast/Rigging : All Running rigging, sheets, halyards etc replaced 2017.
Sail Inventory : 2 x headsail. 1 x Main in new boom bag with lazy jacks.
Electrics : 240v Shore power connection 15 amp. 240v outlets and hot water system. 3 solar panels, wind generator.
Electronics Navigation : Pedestal mounted compass, B and G wind instruments, lowrance depth sounder, Icom VHF, Raymarine GPS, Simrad autopilot, Raymarine radar,
Dinghy : Plastimo dinghy with Tohatsu 9.8hp outboard and 25L fuel tank.
Covers : New spray dodger, boom bag and wheel cover, aft deck seat covers. Outdoor cockpit cushions. Shade cloth for stern cockpit coverage.
Safety Gear : OIffshore 4 person liferaft out of service. Fire extinguishers, 2 x EPIRB in date, PFD 1 x 8, V sheet, auto plus manual bilge pumps.
Ground Tackle : 45lb CQR + 100ft rope. 45lb CQR 150ft 3/8 chain. 25lb Danforth.
Watermaker / De-Sal : Katadyn 12v
GPS : 1
Number of Fish Finders : 1
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Icom VHF.
Number of Life Jackets : 8
Remarks : Fishing rods and reels. Loads of spare parts on board for most systems.