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Free Rein
1986 | 38' Irwin 38 CC Sailboat for Sale

1986 Irwin

38' (11.58m) 38 CC - Free Rein

The Irwin 38 is a high quality, solidly built boat that has withstood the test of time. Designed by Ted Irwin and built by Irwin Yachts in St. Pete Florida, Free Rein is an outstanding example of a center cockpit cruising boat. An added plus is her new Sails & Mack Pack in August 2023.


Vessel ID# 2809267      Last Updated: 2024-04-05 06:47:44

$ 59,000 USD

€ 54,903 Euros
$ 80,695 CAD

Description


An Original Miami Boat Show Edition designed by Ted Irwin and built in St. Petersburg Florida. Only three owners of this well-maintained sailboat from one of the largest sailboat manufacturers in United States. Easy to sail, she is an ideal Florida coastal cruiser with only 4 ½ ft. draft and spacious accommodations, as well as the safety and visibility afforded by the center cockpit design.

Ample teak joinery and paneling throughout create a soft and elegant appearance not often seen in newer boats. This boat has been to the Bahamas from the Florida west coast many times. 

Recent Upgrades include New Mack Mainsail and Mack Pack Main Sail Cover (August 2023)

The drop-down transom platform makes this vessel truly rare for its size and design.


Data Sheet

LOA: 38' " (11.58 Meters)

Type: Sail - Used

Year: 1986

Beam: 12' 4"

Bridge Clearance: 54' "

Draft Max: ' "

Draft Min: 4' 6"

Cabins: 2

Sleeps: 4

Heads: 2

Maximum Speed: 7 Knots

Cruise Speed: Knots

Range NMI:

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Fuel Tank: 60 Gallons (227.12 Liters)

Fresh Water: 140 Gallons (529.96 Liters)

Holding Tank: 39 Gallons (147.63 Liters)

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38 Irwin Vessel Walkthrough

Cockpit

The large center cockpit design offers excellent protection and visibility. An easy and comfortable fit for captain and crew, with two well-placed Barient 2-speed sheet winches. A pedestal helm station supports a custom electronics console including Garmin Chart plotter, Raymarine Autopilot, and remote control for the four-speaker sound system. Also located here: the single-lever shift/throttle, engine panel, engine stop, and electric horn button. A large stainless steel wheel can be easily removed for additional cockpit spaces.

Attached to the pedestal is a custom teak fold-down table with leaves on both sides. Behind the helm is the mainsheet traveler, and the mainsheet winch. Surrounding the cockpit interior are four teak-trimmed cubbies for easy stashing of winch handles and gloves. The cockpit benches are covered with Marine Mat, and custom cockpit cushions add comfort for captain and crew. Overhead are stereo cockpit speakers powered by the BOSS 4-speaker stereo system, complete with Bluetooth connectivity, all protected by a Sunbrella Bimini.


Topside

Surrounding the center cockpit, the deck is newly coated with non-skid paint, and protected on all sides by a teak toerail that offers additional safety when heeling. Double lifelines extend around the entire deck with gates port/starboard/aft. Stainless-protected teak rub rails run fore-to-aft. The genoa tracks are also bolted to the toerail. Teak hand-holds around the companionway and cabin top fore and aft offer additional security. In addition, there is a stainless pulpit around the mast. The mast is deck-stepped, and the halyard winches are mast-mounted.

The double anchor roller and bow pulpit are graced with a custom teak bowsprit, designed to be easily removable for retouching varnish. A 45-lb Rocna Vulcan supplies the primary anchor role, with 80 ft of chain. A 45lb CQR is available as a secondary. A rope/chain electric windlass can support either anchor. Forward cleats have hawsepipes to support multiple dock lines or snubber lines.

The aft deck includes two large lazarettes port/starboard, along with stern cleats. The stern pulpit supports two bench seats with included cushions. The rear gate leads to a drop-down aluminum ladder, and a drop-down swim platform. Attached to the underside of the swim platform is a folding ladder to allow easy access to the platform. Also attached to the stern pulpit are the reinforced stainless dinghy davits with 6:1 blocks on both sides. Also located here is the electric horn, controlled from the helm station. Port side adjacent to the cockpit is the hatch for the propane tank, pressure meter and gas solenoid.


Main Cabin

Upon stepping down the solid teak ladder into the spacious salon, the interior feels warm and inviting. Settees port and starboard seat six comfortably, and the custom Corinthian Marine waterproof/removable carpeting softens even more. Headroom is approximately 6’ 3”. Cubbies on both sides with louvered doors offer ample storage. The custom settee cushions on both sides hide additional storage space. The interior is fully lighted with custom teak-rimmed LED fixtures, along with three reading lamps. A traditional brass clock and barometer grace the forward bulkhead. For entertainment purposes, a flat-panel LED smart TV is available. Portside next to the Nav station is a hatch to a small wine storage compartment. 

Both settees are 72”, that could be used as berths in a pinch.

Centerline in the salon are hatches that expose the battery compartment, mast wiring and other support electronics, and the 6-gallon water heater. On either side are two small hatches exposing the various thru-hull valves and strainers.


Nav Station

Starboard-side aft of the salon, the nav station houses both 110-volt and 12-volt panels, a satellite Garmin Chart plotter, VHF radio (remote handheld can mount on pedestal) and the audio electronics: the BOSS stereo head unit and a Sirius/XM satellite receiver. The desk surface lifts up to reveal additional storage. Below the desk are mounted the battery charger and inverter, as well as a fire extinguisher.


Galley

Portside aft of the salon is the double galley sink, dishware storage, and a 3-burner propane stove/oven. An extendable chef’s faucet makes cleanup easier. The large top-opening refrigerator/freezer compartment can double as a workspace in a pinch. Three drawers offer storage for galley utensils.

Between galley and nav station is a large multi-purpose workspace ideal for the dish drainer, coffee maker, and other miscellaneous items (even tools at times!) Underneath this is the front end of the engine room, with three access hatches.


Forward cabin

Separating the salon from the forward berth is a louvered teak door. To starboard is the forward head with shower; to port is a storage locker. A V-berth with a removeable centerpiece also contains a large storage compartment underneath, and access to the chain locker forward. The berth is ~74” long. Ample drawer storage space is available, in addition to a shelf along each side of the berth.


Aft cabin

Perhaps one of the best justifications for the center cockpit: this full queen-sized berth. Storage on either side along with a clothing locker, and a private aft head with shower. A small flat-screen LED TV is available for entertainment purposes. A 9000 BTU marine AC keeps the aft cabin cool, along with two overhead hatches for ventilation.


The headroom is 6'2' in the salon, 6'2" in the guest stateroom, 6' in the guest head, 6' in the galley, 6'2" in the master stateroom and 6' in the master stateroom head.


38 Irwin Accommodations

Free Rein offers a full-beam master stateroom aft with a queen size berth and ensuite head/shower. The guest stateroom forward with an V berth. The guest head is starboard aft of the stateroom.


38 Irwin Galley

The galley is to port with a center island countertop.

  • Force 10 3-burner propane cooktop and oven
  • AC/DC refrigerator/freezer
  • Double sinks w/ commercial faucet
  • 2 X dry storage compartments
  • Storage cabinets and drawer




38 Irwin Electronics

Garmin GPSMAP Chart plotter with AIS/mast-mounted Radar

Secondary GARMIN Chart plotter at nav station

Raymarine Autopilot

BOSS audio system with Bluetooth, front/rear speakers, remote control in cockpit.

Simrad VHS radio with AIS, remote handheld, MMSI

Portable VHS handheld

Salon/aft cabin Smart TV flat screens

Xantrex battery charger

Xantrex Prowatt 2000 inverter

Smartplug shore power connector

XM Radio Receiver

USB Plugs


38 Irwin Deck Equipment

New color-coded running rigging

MarineMat surfacing in cockpit and aft deck

Custom cockpit cushions

New Mack mainsail and MackPack (2023)

Doyle 125% genoa jib w/roller furling

Refurbished AB 11ft dinghy w/ custom chaps and new Tohatsu 8hp 4-stroke engine

Custom reinforced dingy davits

BOSS audio system remote control in cockpit w/ speakers.

Standing rigging recently inspected by Yacht Riggers

Bobstay replacement (2018)

Mast-mounted coax TV antenna

Rocna Vulcan 45lb primary anchor

CQR 45lb secondary anchor

Storm sea anchor/drogue

New nonskid deck coating

Original swim platform with custom swim ladder



38 Irwin Tender

2015 AB Inflatable Rib

Tohatsu 8HP 4-Stroke Engine

Custom Chaps

38 Irwin Mechanicals


Yanmar 43HP diesel

New stainless-steel prop shaft

New dripless stuffing box

All engine hoses replaced (2002)

Refurbished heat exchanger (2022)

New mixing elbow (2022)

New muffler (2022)

Racor 500 primary filter (new)

3-bladed bronze prop

Rule bilge pump with solid-state pump switch and override button

Manual bilge pump

New CU-100 refrigeration compressor w/thermostat

New Shurflo 30 GPM freshwater pump and accumulator tank

New Jabsco manual marine heads

Aft 9000 BTU Dometic AC with new Shurflo cooling pump.

Fittings/water pump/breaker for Forward AC

All custom LED cabin lighting

Standard USCG safety gear including two auto-inflating life vests w/ recharge, throwable life ring, throwable cushions (3), standard USCG-approved life vests (6),

Electric horn, flares, etc.

Spare parts: Yanmar starter motor, oil filter, Racor fuel filter, secondary fuel filter

Spare shore power cord

Misc hose clamps, hose fittings, blocks, etc.




Disclaimer

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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

ENGINES

Engine 1
  • Engine Make: YANMAR
  • Engine Model: 4JHE
  • Engine Year: 1986
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Power HP: 43.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours:

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