Irwin 52 Ketch - AU$220,000 Neg.

SY Freya - a high performance cruising yacht.

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

234l/h watermaker new 2015

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 and new stuffing June 2020 

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

Deck fully re-painted 2018. Beautiful presentation

Fully equipped for independent life aboard and unlimited high latitude travels

Air conditioning in aft cabin and main cabin good condition

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.

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.


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


Registration 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


Tankage: All aluminium

Fuel:    2 tanks: total   984L (260 gals)

Water: 2 tanks: total  1438.45L (380 gals)

Holding Tank:  113L (30gals) 




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

Main 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

Main Engine: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


Yamaha 15hp 2 Stroke Short Shaft Outboard (2018) with sunbrella cover. SB side rail wood block mounting for underway passages.

Serial No:6B4K1302697



AB Lamina Aluminium (2016)– 2.89m (9.5ft) Serial No: COXTM500J9CBI6

with sunbrella dinghy cover, oars with oar locks, hand pump, anchor chain 6m (20ft) with rode and Danforth anchor, small fender. Various lines & dinghy painters for easy lifting to SS Davits 



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.



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 (Centre): 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



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



Main AftCabin: 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.



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



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



6 man Viking Offshore Life raft (2018) Hard case deck mounted

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) 

Anchorsall 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

Winches: x10 (all self tailing & 2 speed)– Main mast2x Lewmar 43, Genoa2x Lewmar 55, Main sheet1x Lewmar40 for main sheet, Main Roller furler & Genoa1x Lewmar30, Staysailsheets 2x Lewmar30, Mizzen Sheet1x Lewmar30, Mizzen Mast1x Lewmar 16 Single Speed.

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



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



Max Prop – 3 blade folding serviced (2018)

Bilge Pumps – 2 main 12V with automatic/manual switches & alarms, 1 manual & high water alarm

Air con units – 2X 12000BTU units new feed pump and motor (2019)

9KW Northern Lights gen set (2015) 7100 hours

Side Power Bow thruster 12V DC powered



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



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



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



Garmin 3206 GPS chartplotter main salon nav desk

Garmin 740S Chartplotter with Radar 36nm –cockpit helm w/radar & AIS, charts for all 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)



Many and various tools for all projects eg:

Spare alternator, rebuilt main engine starter

Gaskets & electrical equipment for all electrical repairs

Mechanical belts & hoses



Bottom Paint: Hempel ablative paint (2018)

Thru hulls: serviced (2018)

Deck Cap rail and toe rail : Caulked (2018 & 2019)

Deck & topsides: Kiwi grip (2018)

Plumbing: hoseclamps, sea strainers replaced (2018)

Note: Space in companion way for washing machine w/ electric & plumbing installed



Owner is happy to do a 3 day handover after the purchase is COMPLETE. Owner is also happy to deliver Freya with or without the owner with crew if needed at an additional agreed rate.


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.