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1979 Irwin 39 Citation For Sale

$25,000
$17,500
Stock #220490 -
Under Contract
Under Contract
$17,500
$25,000

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Boat Details

Year:
1979
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Irwin Yachts
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
39 Citation
Length (LOA):
38' 8"
Beam:
12' 2"
Draft:
75"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
220490
Location:
Palmetto, Florida
(near Bradenton)
Status:
Under Contract
Air Conditioning:
Yes
Storage Status:
In the water††
Reason for Selling:
Not Using
Sailboat Details
Covers - Sail:
Main Sail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Boom Vang:
Spinnaker Pole:
Backstay:
Boom:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Running Rigging:
Sloop Rig:
Standing Rigging:
Traveler:
Winches - Manual:
Mast:
Deck Stepped
"Make an Offer! New Bottom! Low Hours! Needs work to finish..do that and you'll have a great cruiser!"

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NOTE: This is an "As Is - Where Is" Listing. The owner will welcome an in the water survey and will run the engine at the dock but not willing to take out of slip.

New Bottom! Low Hours! Needs work to finish..do that and you'll have a great cruiser!

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1979 Irwin 39 Citation Sloop Sailboat in Palmetto, Florida

Stock #220490

Make an Offer!

NOTE: This is an "As Is - Where Is" Listing. The owner will welcome an in the water survey and will run the engine at the dock but not willing to take out of slip.

New Bottom! Low Hours! Needs work to finish..do that and you'll have a great cruiser!

A company born by boat designer and racer Ted Irwin, Irwin Yachts' first vessel was created in 1967. Consisting of a product assortment starting with a 34-foot yacht and ranging in size up to 68 feet in length, Irwin Yachts were designed for racing as well as cruising. At the time of Irwin Yachts closure in 1991, more than 6,000 sailing vessels were built from the Clearwater, Florida company.

Citation 39 is a popular boat that combines the combination of performance design and cruising luxury.

This boat was built in the day when builders were very liberal in construction and tended to overbuild hulls and decks which resulted in very strong boats.

The current owners bought this boat with the aim of a cruising lifestyle but like many others, found that real life, careers, etc. changed that plan. Subsequently, the boat sat at a mooring for a couple of years until they decided to sell.

They brought it to a local boatyard and had the bottom completely redone in summer 2019.

The deck is well set up for cruising and club racing with lines leading aft and primary self-tailing winches as well as secondaries if needed for racing.

The interior is spacious with a quarter berth aft, a large galley area, chart table, and port and starboard settees.

There's a fully enclosed head with sink and shower aft of the forward Vee berth cabin.

The boat is powered by a 30HP Yanmar Diesel with only 360 hours on it.

The boat has a wind vane and 2 large solar panels (need to be installed) for battery charging independent of shore power.

The headroom is 6'2". The forward Vee Berth is 6'6".

The hull is Fin Keeled with the rudder on a skeg.

For detailed specifications see:
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/irwin-39-citation

Do some work on it and you'll have yourself a fine cruiser.

Information On Condition

Boat was on a mooring and got loose during a storm and scraped alongside another boat damaging the port side stanchions as can be seen in the photos.

Bottom was completely cleaned and repainted and new shaft installed in June/July 2019 and is cleaned by a diver monthly.

New engine mounts installed 2019.

8 house 6V batteries.

Cushions and upholstery appear to be in good condition.

As mentioned, the boat needs work to be finished.

Observed work needed:
Some of the stanchions on the port side need repair or replacement.
Winches need to be lubricated.
Replace running rigging as needed.
Re-do woodwork in cockpit.
Interior:
Headliner in forward cabin needs to be re-glued.
Cabin sole flooring needs repair/replacement where needed.
Sides above settees are bare and need to be covered.

New Bottom Prepped and painted and new shaft in June 2019

Approximate boat location: Palmetto, Florida


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Basic Details
Year:
1979
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Irwin Yachts
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
39 Citation
Length (LOA):
38' 8"
Hours:
361
Stock #:
220490
Location:
Palmetto, Florida
Storage Status:
In the water ††
(as of 9/11/2020)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1979
Brand:
Yanmar
Model:
3GM30F
Hours:
361
Size:
27 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
40 gals
Cruising Speed:
6 mph
Maximum Speed:
7 mph
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Throttle/shift: Mech:
Bilge Pump:
Fuel Injected:
Rudder:
Starting Type:
Electric
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
40 Gal.
Water Tanks:
100 Gallon
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
38' 8"
Beam:
12' 2"
Min. Draft:
75"
Cockpit Location:
Aft
Weight:
16,890 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Navigation Lights:
Compass:
VHF:
Standard Horizon
GPS / Fishfinder:
Garmin Gpsmap 498
GPS / Plotter:
Garmin Gpsmap 182c
Autopilot:
Autohelm 4000
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
Bow Pulpit:
Bow Rail:
Cleats - Fixed:
Steering Wheel:
Anchor Rode:
Cockpit Seating:
Cockpit Table:
Compartment Storage:
Fender Holders:
Gunnel Compartments:
Non-skid Deck:
Sea Cocks:
Self Bailing Cockpit:
Spreader Lights:
Transom Seating:
Transom Storage Boxes:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Grab Rails:
Fume Detector:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Tachometer:
Battery Switch:
Stereo:
AM/FM Cassette
Number Of Batteries:
7
Solar Panel:
2 Large
Sails
Covers - Sail:
Main Sail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Rigging
Boom Vang:
Spinnaker Pole:
Backstay:
Boom:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Running Rigging:
Sloop Rig:
Standing Rigging:
Traveler:
Winches - Manual:
Mast:
Deck Stepped
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
6
# Cabins:
2
Sleep. Capacity:
5
# Berths:
3
Can Live Aboard:
Water Capacity:
100 gals
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
Yes
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
V Berth:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Head:
Salon:
Settee:
Sink - Cabin:
Nav Station:
Port Holes:
Stateroom - Forward:
Water System - Foot Pump:
Hanging Locker:
Ice Box:
Electric
Stove / Oven:
2 Burner Propane
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Ted Irwin
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Monohull
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
White/wood
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
2019
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