Irwin 52: The boat that started the big boat deck-salon revolution

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Irwin 52: The boat that started the big boat deck-salon revolution

November 2008 By John Kretschmer Boats and Gear

The Irwin 52 was a trend-setting boat. It was a deck-saloon cruiser before there were deck-saloon cruisers. What’s more, the Irwin 52, with more than 250 hulls launched, may be the most popular big boat, 50-foot-plus, ever built. These beamy ketch-rigged cruisers offered no apologies for their motoryacht-like interior accommodations, spacious cockpit, wide side decks and raised bulwarks. It boasts of good performance under power as well as sail. Hmm, come to think of it those features sound awfully familiar? When you take a look at many of today’s larger cruising boats, it seems that Ted Irwin was a visionary.

Read article at  http://www.sailingmagazine.net/boats/6-used-boat-notebook/559-irwin-52

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