Irwin 52 Ketch MK II Built and Equipped for Unlimited Offshore Cruising

AU $220,000 Huge price reduction Finance
52' 11" - 16.13m
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Auckland Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material
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SY Freya - a high performance cruising yacht. Price reduced dramatically as owner must return to the US.

Freya Highlights:
-Full survey available
-All new rigging with swage fittings & turnbuckles (2018). New chainplates, spreaders tangs, mast tangs. Ect. Rigging was converted from rod rigging to wire at that time.
-3 cabins and 3 bathrooms. Huge master cabin aft with island berth and ensuite.
-Solid lay-up GRP for an extremely strong hull capable of any voyage
-Beautiful interior with teak and holly sole and beautiful timber fit-out
-Large centre cockpit fully protected and enclose-able can sit 8-10 persons
-Bronze through-bolted through-hull fittings with Perko strainers
-135HP Perkins 6.354M which will last forever if run and regularly maintained
-Continuously upgraded engine with new engine mounts 2013 and electric fuel pump
-Borge Warner velvet drive transmission re-manufactured & factory tested and installed 2018
-Injector pump rebuilt 2016
-Bronze shaft stuffing box serviced 2018
-Engine regularly serviced and runs beautifully
-New AB aluminium RIB 2016 with Sunbrella cover and new 15HP Yamaha outboard new 2018
-9kwa Northern Lights Generator new 2015
-234l/h watermaker new 2015
-Deck fully re-painted 2018. Beautiful presentation
-Fully equipped for independent life aboard and unlimited high latitude travels
-Air conditioning in main cabin and master cabin
-Huge galley with ample refrigeration and freezer capacity
-12V, 110V adapted to take 240V via battery charger for unlimited cruising
-Bow thruster
-Fully surveyed by independent surveyor at the time of listing (October 2019). Report available

The ketch rig provides amazing sail configurations suitable for all points of sail in all different weather conditions.

The high freeboards and lifelines provide safety and security when moving forward underway.

All the working sheets and self tailing winches are inside the cockpit giving ease and workability for captain and crew. Freya is easily sailed and managed single-handed.

The commercial grade bimini withstands high winds and is completely water tight underway. The commercial grade eisenglass panels provide a fully enclosed cockpit for those wet and rough passages and give a 360 degree view.

Freya due to her construction is a solid safe yacht for any ocean passage making those aboard feel very secure.

The galley, midship and starboard side, is situated directly at the bottom of the stairwell making it soo easy to get to. The galley square shape for any cook and chef is soo workable with all counter tops and appliances within arms length.

The engine room containing engine, water heater and generator is situated under the salon floor with easily accessible opening floor panels making maintenance and all repairs very simple. The Captain can easily stand up in this area and is safe out of weather conditions and on hot days with the air conditioning running makes for a comfortable workspace.

All the cabins are very spacious especially the main aft cabin with a walk around bed

The main head has a sit down bathtub/shower perfect for those times when you are on a passage and need a shower in safety and comfort.

The refrigerator and freezer capacity on Freya is unbelievable... A free standing dometic portable which keeps vegetables at a constant temperature for weeks on end, a Norcold stand up fridge freezer for all your daily needs and the incredible deep freeze that will hold enough frozen food for 6 months cruising.

The owner write: "Freya gives us soo much comfort and pleasure. We have always felt soo safe and secure in her ability to handle everything that we have been through as full time sailors and cruisers. For 14 years Louis had been a multihull convert until he hopped aboard Freya. Freya proved to him that this yacht could handle anything high seas, high winds, low winds, different sailing tacks and much more. "

A Ted Irwin 1984 MK 11 52ft Ketch Monohull design.
Ted's innovative design blends luxurious accommodations and easy sail handling in a fast hull. The Irwin philosophy was simply to build a good boat - make her stylish and fast - stable and comfortable.
Irwin was proud to have built more cruising sailboats over 50' than any other boat builder in the world. Over 6,000 yachts have been built. Over 300 Irwin 52,54,65, and 68s are sailing around the globe.
Freya boasts a 4 sail configuration to include Genoa and storm sail roller furling, in-mast main sail and mizzen sail in a stack pack all controlled from the centre cockpit for easy safe handling.
Louis and Jules have delivered both multihulls and catamarans up to 72ft worldwide. As full time sailors and cruisers of 19 years on various sail yachts including trimarans, and catamarans and other monohulls Louis and Jules became very knowledgeable as to what is important for a blue water cruising yacht.

The Irwin 52 Ketch monohull proved to be all that and more.
Boat Name: Freya- Irwin 52 MK11
Builder:IRWIN YACHTS USA - Ted Irwin Naval Architect
Model:Ketch MK11 Centre Cockpit- 3 cabins with crew quarters PS
Hull ID No:XYM52171F484
Registra tion No: VI-5181-TC (USA Territory - USVI Flagged & Re-Registered June 2019)
MMSI:368081620 Exp: 2029
Call Sign:WDK7147

-Keel:Draft keel
-Hull Shape: Monohull
-Hull:Fiberglass, solid layup
-Colour:Off White
-Decks:Fiberglass with Kiwi Grip non skid (2018)
-Interior:Teak & Holly Sole throughout with soft vinyl headliner
-Steering:Pedestal w/cable & chain steering w/quadrant directly attached to autopilot
-Seacocks & Hull Fittings: Thru boltedbronze w/bronze Perko strainers
-Toe & Cap Rails: Teak/hardwood P&S
-Bowsprit:SS w/teak/hardwood platform
-Chain Plates:External SS

-LOA: 18.7m (61.35ft)
-LOD: 15.85m (52ft)
-LWL: 13.41m (44ft)
-Beam: 4.72m (15.49ft)
-Draft: 2.4m (7ft 8")
-Main Mast Ht: 20.9m (68.6ft) above DWL
-Net: 36T
-Gross: 40T
-Displacement: 46,000lbs

Tanka ge: All aluminium
-Fuel: 2 tanks: total 984L (260 gals)
-Water: 2 tanks: total 1438.45L (380 gals)
-Holding Tank: 113L (30gals)

Freya circumnavigated the Caribbean for four years in all different sailing directions, configurations and in various weather conditions proving she was a true safe blue water sailing vessel. In 2018 Freya crossed the Panama Canal completing the Pacific passage from Panama via Galapagos to French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, New Zealand to Fiji.

Louis and Jules are embarking on a new adventure and would welcome you to consider Freya as the yacht of your choice.

Read on for the full description and for more information please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We are cruising yacht specialists and take a lot of pride in bringing you such a beautiful yacht.

Our agency has helped buyers from all around the world purchase the boat of their dream, and a decade of working on an international platform has provided us with the knowledge to help you with all the steps of your purchase, import, delivery, registration etc. Purchasing a yacht overseas does not have to be stressful. We are here to help.

AU $220,000 Huge price reduction    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
52' 11" - 16.13m
46,000 lbs
Keel / Ballast
Encapsulated lead
Vessel Location
North Island
Ted Irwin Naval Architect
Hull Material
Decks Material
Perkins 135hp 6 cyclinder Diesel Inboard 1984 Model: 6.354M, Serial No: TW70087U699525K New engine mounts (2013) w/ electric fuel pump. Transmission Borge Warner velvet drive re-manufactured & factory tested and installed (2018) Injector Pump rebuilt 2016 Engine regularly serviced Bronze stuffing box serviced and new stuffing June 2020  Located In Engine Room: with sound proofing easy floor access in Main Salon 2x Racor 500 water separation filters w/switch valves Gen Set: 1x Racor 500 water separation filter 12V DC oil change pump for main engine & gen set with switching valve Hot air exhaust system Hot water heater- 75L (20 gals) 9KW Northern Lights Generator 110V AC
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Fuel Consumption
6L / h
Max Speed
8 knots at 2000rpm
Cruise Speed
6 knots at 1400 rpm
Shaft drive. Max Power folding prop.
Side Power Bow thruster 12V DC powered
9KW Northern Lights Generator 110V AC
1439 L
AB Lamina Aluminium (2016)- 2.89m (9.5ft) with Sunbrella cover, oars with oar locks, hand pump, anchor chain 6m (20ft) with rode and Danforth anchor
Yamaha 15hp 2 Stroke Short Shaft Outboard (2018) with sunbrella cover. SB side rail wood block mount
Full cockcpit covers. All hatch covers. Sunbrella.
Main Salon: Very spacious with overhead teak grab rails
-Red floor lighting for night sailing in salon and companion ways
-Electrical 12V and 110V panels
-Dining Folding Table Teak 8 Person
-L shaped sofas x2 with storage underneath
-Storage locker cabinets for food and spares
-Flat Screen TV (2018)
-Bookshelf for cruising guide books etc
-Stereo speakers P&S
-AC vent
-Ships brass barometer
-110V electrical outlets & 12V outlets
-Nav Desk w/lift top chart table
-Garmin Plotter & Lowrance VHF radio with speaker
-Remote meter or solar panel control
-Xantrex Link Lite battery monitor
-2x Switch Panel AC & DC
-Liquor Cabinet tinted glass
-2 tinted tempered opening topside hatches, 2 tinted tempered opening fwd hatches & 4 tempered glass fixed P&S windows
-Stairs: 5 steps all removable for salon floor access
-Storage boxes/seats x2 covered with wipeable sunbrella
-Easy floor access to main engine, water heater & gen set
-Easy floor access to fuel tanks and water tanks

Main Aft Cabin: walk around full double size bed with Memory foam topper (2019), large wall mirror, lots of storage lockers & drawers, flat screen TV (2018), surround sound system, air con, caframo fan, bedside night light. Private head w/ shower& tub stall.

Note :Emergency tiller system stored under main bed, Floor access to holding tank, Mizzen mast support pole located in Aft cabin.

PS Fwd Cabin: double size bed (new mattress 2019), lee cloth (2019), storage locker & drawers, private head, air con, caframo fan, bedside night lights, dressing mirror. Under bed storage housing -62Gal/hr (235L per hr) Blue Water water maker and 3x Deep Cycle Gel Batteries 110amp for windlass and bow thruster.

Bow Cabin: 2 single beds or one double V shaped bed, storage lockers & drawers, air con, caframo fan, dressing mirror. Internal access to chain locker.
3 single and 2 X double
Main Aft Cabin: Bath tub with shower and over heads lights, storage cupboard
Main Aft Cabin: Jabsco Electric (2019), Bath tub with shower and over heads lights, storage cupboards, dressing mirror, hand rail, SS sink. Port Fwd cabin: Jabsco Electric (2019), Storage cupboards, SS sink, hand rails. SB side Guest Head: Jabsco Electric (2019), storage cupboards, SS sink. All heads have solid teak, open for drainage constructed, floors
Flat screen TV new 2018. Stereo with inside and outside speakers
2 X air conditionings, 1 new 2015 and 1 re-conditioned 2018
Freezer- Refrigerator 12V/110V Norcold Upright Air cooled.
Large Deep Freeze 110V - R404 gas, situated opposite galley in companionway
Force 10 3 burner SS Propane stove & oven & grill - Gimballed (2016)
LPG electric system w/solenoid shut off switch w/red light indicator
SS double sink with macerator & fresh water foot pump
Pressurized hot and cold water system
Custom made wooden wall mounted spice rack.
Loads of storage lockers & drawers for pots and pans and serving dishes etc.
Caframo Fan
Magnetic knife strip mounted
Lots of formica topped counters w/fiddles for food preparation and serving
Panel for fuel, bilge switches and propane safety switch, perko 3way battery switch
2 opening hatches one outbound 1 into cockpit
Freezer- Refrigerator 12V/110V Norcold Upright Air cooled.
Large Deep Freeze 110V - R404 gas, situated opposite galley in companionway
Freezer- Refrigerator 12V/110V Norcold Upright Air cooled. Large Deep Freeze 110V - R404 gas, situa
Force 10 3 burner SS Propane stove & oven & grill - Gimballed (2016)
62Gal/hr (235L per hr) Blue Water water maker
Hot Water
Hot water heater- 75L (20 gals) fed by heat exchanger and electric
Ground Tackle
Windlass: 12V Maxwell 2200 New motor (2017) located in bow below deck in chain locker with deck floor foot switches & helm switch, chain roller with motor new (2018)
Anchors: all galvanized (2018)
On Bow:double bow roller:Primary -65lb UK CQR w/300ft new galvanized 3/8thchain (2018), Secondary-35lb UK CQR w/ 30ft 3/8thchain w/150ft rode,
On Stern:Danforth rail mounted PS stern w/single chain roller on stern SB side
Safety Gear
Fire extinguishers situated galley, companion way, engine room
Flares & flare guns -in date & assorted located companion way ladder
Life jackets
Smoke detector Salon
Sailing safety jack lines P&S
Viking RESCYOU Life Raft Offshore 6 man (2018)
SS vinyl coated safety lines P&S w/ SS stanchions
Bilge Pumps
Bilge Pumps - 2 main 12V with automatic/manual switches & alarms, 1 manual & high water alar
Life Raft
Viking RESCYOU Life Raft Offshore 6 man (2018)
12V/110V system with step up inverter / battery charger to enable connection to 240V shore power
Promatic 110V 60Amp Battery Charger Trace Inverter/Charger 110V AC (2014)
3 solar panels (2014) with Tristar MPPT solar charger controller- 16-18 Amp
Promatic 60Amp Battery charger (2014)
11 Batteries: gel AGM batteries for House
3 Perko 3way switches for battery interchange
Lighting: Florescent and LED throughout
Blue Water System Water Maker - 110V 234L/hr (62gals/hr) (2015)
Deck lights, running lights, tri colour light, navigation lights, anchor light
Galley Panel:fuel valves, bilge switches, Perko switch
Main Panel:all electric master breakers & volt and amp meters
FM/AM CD Radio Receiver on nav desk
HP 3700 Series deskjet printer scanner & copier
Electronics / Navigation
Garmin 3206 GPS chartplotter main salon nav desk
Garmin 740S Chartplotter with Radar 36nm, AIS and charts for the whole South Pacific
Raymarine EV400 w/ rotary drive autopilot (2012)
Standard Horizon VHF built in - cockpit with auto fog horn and loud speaker on mizzen mast
Lowrance CE Link 8 with AIS (2018)- nav desk
Raymarine Depth Sounder (2017) - cockpit (2015)
VHF antenna & cable main mast (2018)
Radar 36nm range mizzen mast
Windometer with wind vane on main mast (2018)
Sail Inventory
All with sunbrella UV protection (2018)
Genoa: Huge yankee cut w/reefing markers on Harken roller furler (2018)
Staysail: (2010) UK storm sail w/reef points on Reckman roller furler. Good condition
Mizzen: (2010) UK sail self -tacking with lazy jacks & w/reef points w/ sunbrella stack pack. Good condition
Main Sail: Ullman Sail new (2018) w/in mast furling
Mast / Rigging
Main mast - keel stepped with in mast furling
Mizzen mast- deck stepped w/support pole in aft cabin, lazyjack system with new sunbrella canvas (2019), SS Cable (2018) new turnbuckles & swages
Main mast rigging - SS cable 10mm and 12mm (2018), new turnbuckles & swages
All new rigging with swage fittings & turnbuckles (2018)
Spreader boots
Main mast tangs (2018)
Outer hull tangs (2012)
Boom Vang hydrolic - Navtec
Main mast back stays hydrolic available
Main Sail halyard tensioner hydraulic
Mizzen Mast rigging - SS cable (2018)
New running rigging: 2x Dinema lines (topping lift and genoa halyard), new assorted lines.
Genoa roller furler - Harken Mark IV (2018)
Staysail furler- Reckman No 6 Foil
Staysail and Mizzen adjustable running back stays
Deck Gear
Main Sheet: 7:1 ratio with Garhauer Marine SS Blocks x 8 (2019)
3 x Garhauer SS blocks (2019) for in-mast furling for outhaul and inhaul with lines back to cockpit.
1x Garhauer SS block (2019) for Main sail downhaul
1x Garhauer SS block (2019) for Dinghy engine raising and lowering to mount on aft rail block
Vinyl covered SS lifelines (2012) w/P&S lifeline gates
All working sheets controlled from cockpit.
Jack Lines x 2 deck length P&S
Hatches x11 tinted with sunbrella covers
SS safety rails surrounding main mast w/wood block for secondary tender outboard mounting
Sunbrella sunbed mattress for centre cabin top
Foldable teak ladder for P&S entry
P&S boarding cable lifeline gates
Storage box mounted foredeck forward of main mast for various dock lines and 150ft (50m) 5/8 towing/secondary anchor rode with SS eye, double line snubber w/SS heavy duty hook.
Foredeck fresh water wash-down valve
Propane gas ventilated locker SB midship w/2x LP gas tanks & regulator & pressure gauge

Aft deck: Fresh water hose connection for deck shower, Lazarette 60cuft, Life Sling (2016), life ring, Safety Horseshoe (2019), Emergency strobe light,
Danforth Stern anchor mounted with 15.2m (50ft ) of chain with 33m (100ft) of rode, SS and teak 6 step fold down boarding ladder, SS heavy duty Davits with safety chains, pulley lines and blocks for easy lifting, Stern bow roller, 3 Solar Panels.

In lazarette: 4 gasoline fuel cans, spare lines, 10m (30ft) anchor chain with 33m (100ft) rode for Danforth stern anchor, R404 gas refrigerant for deep freezer, fenders, deck brush, buckets, 2x 110V 35amp shore power cables plus 1 220V 50amp splitter, dock water hose.

Cockpit: Cockpit (Center): large with seating for up to 8-10 Persons
Bimini/Dodger - SS hoops w/ commercial grade vinyl material & commercial grade drop down strataglass & sunbrella for dry enclosure. (2015) Outer strataglass w/sunbrella sun cover
Kiwi Grip deck floor (2018) with solid teak grid draining floor boards
Bi-fold varnished teak cockpit door & sliding companion hatch (lockable)
Folding Table varnished teak
Storage 2 draw unit varnished teak mounted on deck in cockpit
Storage open lockers internally in cockpit sides
Waterproof Stereo Speakers P&S
Hatches/Port Lites x4 opening internally
Pedestal fiberglass w/SS Steering wheel with all mounted equipment at arms distance eg bow thruster joy stick, anchor windlass, autopilot, engine gauges and cockpit lighting, decklights, compass
Cockpit sunbrella cushions (2018)
12V plug
VHF radio with AIS, loud speaker and foghorn capability
Garmin 7470S Plotter, Radar and AIS
Raymarine Autopilot and Depth sounder displays
Magnificient vessel capable of cruising anywhere in the world. Fully ready to go now.

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