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Price: $119,000
Brand: Irwin
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1989
Length: 43 ft.
Location: Lake Ontario, Katlynn Marine, Sodus Point NY



Broker’s Comments:


This boat is a rare find and unique among other similar Irwin 43 boats. The owners purchased this boat with the intention of retirement and extended cruising both in the Great Lakes and Caribbean. The professional refit was extensive and the boat is ready to go anywhere. The photos and videos speak to the attention to detail and quality of the refit. The interior is light and airy with new ports and glass which is crystal clear. The leather upholstery is custom and imported from Scotland. Energy management for long distance cruising and a desalination system make exotic ports a possibility. The inside storage bill has been paid and the boat will be available to view in any weather.



LOA: 45'6"

LWL: 35'6"

Beam: 13'5"


Displacement: 26000 lb

Draft: 5'4"

Bridge Clearance: 58'


Ballast: 8000 lb



Maker: Yanmar

HP: 66

Model: Turbo 4JH-HTE



Cruising Speed: 7

Max Speed: 8



Fuel: 105

Water: 180

Holding: 24 Gal forward / 13 Gal aft




The boat has a center cockpit with sloop rig and wing keel. The mast is keel stepped. Her interior offers teak and holly sole, teak bulkheads and trim. Layout has owner's stateroom aft with private head and separate shower; navigation station and hanging wet locker in the passageway, galley aft to starboard, L-shaped dinette with settee opposite. Guest V-berth is forward with head, separate shower stall and hanging locker. Both private heads have separate shower stalls, adjustable shower heads and Raritan toilets (manual flush pumps replaced in 2017). Each head also has Corian sinks and countertops, single lever faucets, angled vanity mirrors and extra lights. The master stateroom also includes a separate sit down vanity station with mirrors and lights.  Abundant locker storage is available throughout the boat.

Air conditioning - 2 units 1 forward and 1 aft by Flagship Marine with electronic digital controls.  16,000 btu forward and 9,000 btu aft (Both New 2018) ╖

15 opening stainless steel port lights with screens by Newfound Metals (All new 2007). 6 tinted tempered glass fixed ports ╖ 7 opening Lewmar Ocean series hatches with covers and built-in screens (New 2007).

Imported leather interior fabric

Stereo receiver CD Player 4 interior speakers and 2 cockpit speakers (Radio new 2008) (Cockpit speakers 2018)


The main salon has an L shaped settee with custom teak drop-leaf table to port and a settee to starboard. There is a large amount of storage space behind and beneath the port and starboard settees. Four lockers (all enclosed with louvered doors) are located above and behind the settees. At the aft end of the port settee is an end table with built in liquor locker and TV. At the forward end of the starboard settee, there is a counter with a top opening locker. There is an opening port forward on the centerline and the seat cushions are all imported leather over thick custom foam.

A large number of cabin lights are provided so that each bunk and settee has a surplus of available illumination.  All ceiling lights were replaced when the headliner was replaced in 2007.

Teak overhead handrails.


Forward Guest Cabin and Head

The V-berth with insert to convert to a large sleeping area. There is storage under the berth in six lockers, and a large hanging locker. The V-berth is finished in varnished teak, and a shelf runs fore and aft on both port and starboard sides. The cabin is well ventilated with two opening stainless steel ports and a large Lewmar hatch overhead. There are two doors, one a private door leading to the forward head and the other one to the main salon. The forward head is fitted with a vanity with a Corian sink and counter top, head, several lockers, and a separate stall shower with teak grate. The head has an opening stainless steel port and new overhead Lewmar hatch.

Owners Cabin and Head

The aft owner's stateroom is large, light, airy and very comfortable. On the centerline there is a queen size bed, with access from both sides. Above the head of the berth there is an opening port and wide shelf running athwartship. There are shelves, drawers, lockers and opening ports both port and starboard of the berth, and drawers at the foot of the bed. On the port side there is a substantial hanging locker. There are two overhead Lewmar hatches on the centerline, the aft one being over the bed and large enough to provide alternate egress in case of emergency. Opposite the foot of the bed is a vanity with large mirror and swing out swiveling seat. The ensuite aft head has a Corian sink and counter top.  The a stall shower with teak grating drains to a dedicated sump and overboard pump. There are also two opening side ports.


The galley, located aft of the main salon to starboard, has excellent counter space, a stainless steel sink, a three burner propane stove with oven and a microwave oven. There is a vertical large refrigerator with a separate freezer as well as a separate chest type deep freeze with SeaFrost cold plates and compressor. There are several lockers and four drawers for an abundant stowage of food, silver, and crockery within easy reach of the chef. In addition to the hot and cold pressurized water system, there is a foot operated seawater pump.

The oven and stove are supplied by 2 10lb LPG tanks controlled by an electric LPG valve.


Moving aft from the main cabin on the port side, is the navigation station it is complete with two large hinged desk tops with stowage under. The electrical panel is located at the forward end of the station. There is an Icon VHF Marine Transceiver and a remote autopilot control.  There is also an opening port and ample bookshelf space above. At the aft end there is a good sized hanging locker.

At the helm is a Ratheon E-80 Chartplotter, Raymarine AutoPilot, Ratheon 24 Mile RADAR, wind speed, depth, speed ST-60+ instruments all mounted in navpod housings.

The helm is also equipped with a folding 32" wheel and a Richie compass (new 2018)


NorPro 9kw generator 110V AC System with two 50 foot shore power cords, 110V outlets and USB charging ports in all cabins. 12 volt house bank batteries, separate 12 volt starting battery and a separate 24 volt system for the anchor windlass, bow thruster, and water maker. Separate IOTA charges dedicated for each bank.  A 345 Watt solar panel was installed in 2018 along with a Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor that includes a Bluetooth link to your smartphone to monitor battery condition.

The master switch and centralized breakers are on a custom black finished panel at the nav station. Also on the panel is power available and reverse polarity indicators.


Sails and Rigging

Masthead light, spreader lights, steaming light and running lights (All new in 2009) Mast and Boom stripped to bare metal primed and painted 2007 Two (2) Barient #32 two speed self-tailing genoa sheet winches Two (2) Barient #18 Main Halyard and Jib Halyard in mast winches Two (2) Harken #16 single speed self-tailing winches. Genoa furling line (2019). Outboard genoa track. Grounded rigging.

Hull and Deck

Cockpit and Canvas


Safety Equipment and Inflatable Dinghy

Engine & Mechanical Equipment

66 HP YANMAR TURBO, 4JH-HTE 4 cylinder, freshwater cooled, straight drive diesel auxiliary motor with bronze prop shaft, zinc anode, stainless steel strut

Water System

Mooring Gear and Ground Tackle

Remarks and New Features

Unique IRWIN 43 MKIII fully equipped with NorPro 9KW generator, two air conditioning units (new 2018), custom leather upholstery and all new interior foam throughout. Awlgrip paint and nonskid


General Maintenance and Care:

This vessel has been undergoing a refit for the past several years in preparation for the owner's retirement and an extended cruise. No expense has been spared.  The vessel has been stored inside on a custom steel cradle for the winters since 2004 the exterior teak stripped and varnished in 2019. All life line stanchions were removed and re-bedded in 2019.


Owners personal items


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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Mike Foley - Sales & Brokerage

Sodus Point, NY


Phone: 585-748-7006

As an educator Mike Foley taught high school technology and served as the district IT Director for the Honeoye Central School District located in the Finger Lakes. Mike retired from teaching and continued to grow his large format printing and graphic design business. Always involved with boats and boatbuilding, Mike has long been associated with boat owners and marinas in the Sodus Bay area. A former wooden boat owner Mike was bitten by the racing bug in 1992, purchased a J/30 from RCR and campaigned the boat for 12 years.

A member of the Sodus Bay Yacht Club, Mike has served on many regatta committees and held several officer and director positions. Mike’s relationship with the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) has spanned many years, including serving as President from 2004-06. Race administration and regatta organization have consumed much of his time for the past 26 years on Lake Ontario. Involvement with youth sailing led Mike to become President of Central New York Sailing Association (CNYSA) where he continues to chair the annual “Centrals on Sodus” open regatta for juniors and adults. As a strong proponent of youth sailing and education Mike has served as President of the Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Assn. (SBJSA) for several years and is now the Director of Fleet. Under his direction SBJSA has evolved from a summer sailing youth program to a US Sailing Accredited Community Boating Center, serving all ages.

Mike is a US Sailing Level 1 instructor as well as a certified Club Race Officer. He is often found at area regattas with his center console boat serving as mark-set officer. Mike and his wife Jan have remodeled the family cottage in Sodus Point and are making it their home. Feel free to reach out to Mike when visiting Great Sodus Bay.