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1983 Irwin Ketch

Annapolis, Maryland


 This Irwin 52 Ketch was originally built in 1983 and completed a total rebuild in 2007 and 2008 featuring new Awlgrip, wiring, sails, floors, plumbing, A/C, Electronics, Hydraulic dinghy lift/swim platform, dinghy and outboard, washer/dryer, custom enclosure and generator, just to name a few of the items.  See full specs for complete details or contact agent.

The past Irwin 52 Irwin Project Manager in St. Petersburg supervised the renewal of Lady Rebel at a cost of over $350,000. 

This exceptional cruising yacht is Intercoastal ready with a 64' intercoastal mast, bowthruster,  Self steering system, RIB with console and outboard, New Perkins engine 2012 to qualify for CE Certification. 

 "A rated Ocean" for 12 passengers under CE rules.  Now en route to Florida,

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Lady Rebel
Make: Irwin
Model: Ketch
Year: 1983
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin
Designer: Ted Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: XYM52149M83G
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel
Range: 1,500 mi


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 44 ft
Beam: 15'6 ft
Max Draft: 5'10 ft
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 46,500 lb
Ballast: 16,100 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: M92B
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 86hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Feathering
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 2100
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 6.52 kn
Propeller RPM: 1800
Maximum Speed: 7.82 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 280 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 360 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 3
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Ketch, Ketch, Center Cockpit
More Info : Manufacturer Website


Gene Gammon
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales


Gulf Coast Yacht Sales
St. Petersburg 101 16th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida, US, 33701

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.


Although originally built in 1983, Lady Rebel has the look and feel of a more modern yacht after a complete rebuild and refurbishment that was completed in September 2007.

This model is a Series II with the spacious master stateroom aft with queen berth, two guest staterooms, three heads and roomy salon that is two steps up from the galley.
The first guest stateroom all the way forward features a large V-berth with drawer storage under, hanging locker, opening ports and overhead hatch. Internal access to chain locker. Just aft and to starboard is the guest head with washbasin, stall shower, and electric marine head. The second guest stateroom is aft and to port with upper and lower bunks with storage and Echotec watermaker under, hanging locker, opening ports, and overhead hatch. There is an en-suite head with washbasin and manual marine toilet.

Up two steps is the main salon featuring all newly reupholstered cushions with custom foam and additional washable material covers, teak and holly soles, Levelour blinds and beautiful teak cabinetry that is evident throughout this yacht. There is L-shaped seating to port facing a large folding dining table and opposite to starboard is an L-shaped settee with bench infill and entertainment center with AM/FM stereo, CD player/changer with four-zone surround sound for stereo, flat screen TV/DVD. Abundant storage is available above, under and outboard of both settees and bench infill. Liquor cabinet to starboard. Breakfast bar facing galley. Insulated off white vinyl headliner. Overhead teak grab rails. Bookshelf for cruising guide books etc.

The aft facing navigation station is located on the port side at the aft end of the salon, conveniently placed to the companionway. In addition to the lift top chart table, storage is below and outboard of the nav station and the electronics are readily accessible. The electrical panels are adjacent to the nav station and there is an abundance of light and ventilation provided by numerous ports, hatches and 12V lighting.

Just aft of the nav station and down two steps on the port is an upper bunk with large storage cabinets below, this area is used for a storage/workshop area.

The full width beam master stateroom aft features a queen berth offset to starboard with storage under and a comfortable L-shaped settee to port. There are two hanging lockers, drawer storage, two overhead hatches and several opening ports. Additional storage can be found inside the bench seating, under berth and starboard cabinets. The forward port quarter of this cabin is the en-suite head with vanity, sink, stall shower and electric marine toilet.


The galley is located down two steps at the aft starboard end of the main salon and provides access to the master stateroom.

  • Force 10 3-burner propane stove/oven/broiler
  • • Large top opening Frigomatic 12v evaporation plate refrigerator with W50F Pump Water Cooled Cooling Unit and digital thermostat
  • • Large top opening Frigomatic 12v evaporation plate freezer W50F Pump Water Cooled Cooling Unit and digital thermostat
  • • Large top opening cold box
  • • Splendide all in one vented washer/dryer
  • • Pressurised, fresh hot and cold water system
  • • SS deep double sink and faucet
  • • U-line icemaker (requires a service)
  • • LPG system, hoses, and solenoid switch (tanks and solenoid in gas locker) (New solenoid and pipe April 2021)
  • • Hot water heater
  • • Seagull IV filtered drinking water faucet
  • • Fire blanket
  • • Drawers, shelves and cupboards for storage

- Stereo and high end speaker system with additional controls at the helm.

• 22” Cello 12V TV (UK aerial on main mast American aerial on mizzen mast would need reconnecting in saloon)

• Sirius satellite radio (requires subscription)

• Autohelm ST8002 autopilot with remote control and rudder indicator

• Raymarine Type 2 12 Volt Autopilot Rotary Drive

• Raymarine E-80 Color chart plotter

• Digital Yacht AIT2000 AIS transceiver with GPS receiver

• Icom IC-M506 Fixed VHF/DSC Radio with Built in AIS and hailer (in cockpit) (aerial on mizzen mast)

• Raymarine wind/direction/speed/depth transducers and ST60 displays

• Raymarine radar

• Kenwood TS480SAT SSB /Ham radio (not working)

• Icom iM411 Fixed VHF/DSC radio marine transceiver at Nav Station (aerial on main mast)

• Galaxy 5 compass at binnacle

• 2 separate GPS receivers

• Fluxgate compass for autopilot

• Ocean Sig Rescue ME 406 Cat2 GPS EPIRB


Lady Rebel is fully functional when connected to either 120v (USA) or 220V (UK/European) shorepower

• Thermo-hydraulic breakers protect electrical panels and there are analogue gauges for AC amps and volts, and DC amps and volts.

• 12V DC electrical system

• 120V AC electrical system

• 220V AC electrical system

• 220/120v transformers (2)

• Xantrex Freedom Marine 30 Sine Wave inverter/charger

• 120V 50 amp shore power inlets (1)

- shore power cord 50 ft.

• 220V 16 amp shore power inlets (2) 

- shore power cord 50 ft.

• LED spreader lights on main mast

• Remote switch panel for deck and navigation lights at helm

• Northern Lights 12.5kw generator 1560 Hrs (Mar 2021)

• Dedicated AGM engine starter battery 650A (June 2020)

• Dedicated battery for generator (800CCA) (Jan 2020)

• (2) Dedicated AGM batteries for and windlass/bow thruster (each 100 Ah, 760 CCA)

• Rolls AGM house batteries (825 Ah) (Feb 2016)

• Victron BMV 700 Battery monitor for house batteries

• (3) Blue Sea battery isolators and fuses (one for each inverter and one for all circuits)

• Solar panels 1600W with 3nr Victron Smart Controllers (Bluetooth link to phone app)

• Rutland 1200 wind generator with dual wind/solar control panel

• LED Navigation and anchor light on top of mast

• Running lights fore and aft

• LED Deck light

• Steaming light

• LED spreader lights on mizzen with remote

• Cockpit light with red/white modes Plus multi color LED cockpit strip lighting.

• Xantrex TRUECharge2 40Amp Battery Charger - 3 Bank 12V DC with remote panel (engine, generator, windlass/bow thruster)

• Victron MultiPlus Compact 12/2000/80 inverter charger

• Sterling Pro Split R Alternator Splitter 12v 180 Amp 3 Battery Bank

• (5) Caframo Sirocco 12v cabin fans with 3-speeds and 4-timer settings

• Lighting: Florescent and LED throughout


~ Deck, hull and both masts resprayed with Awlgrip (May 2020)

• Hull and 2007 Custom hydraulic dinghy lift, fiberglass swim platform and cradle with pocket remote and plug-in control that is integrated with mizzen spreader lights for night boarding.

• 2010 Flexboat SR10 RIB dinghy with 20HP Honda outboard engine, center console with electronic start, Sunbrella chaps, motor cover and folding anchor

• Full Length Dinghy Cover

• Dual bow rollers

• 12V Lewmar V5 vertical anchor windlass with deck mounted foot controls

• Deck access hatch to anchor locker

• AA710 windlass wireless remote and chaincounter

• ROCNA 40 (88lbs) anchor with 90m of 12mm galvanised chain (chain regalvanised Oct 2019 -not been in the water as of Jan 2021)

• Chain safety lock

• 65lb Bruce anchor

• Hatches with Sunbrella hatch covers

• Ocean Safety 6-person liferaft in container mounted on pushpit

• Horseshoe ring & mounting (2)

• JonBuoy MOB recovery module

• Freshwater wash down system on bow and stern

• Saltwater washdown on bow

• All rubrails rebuilt, epoxied & painted to match the hull

• Custom SS salon window frames

• SS stanchions with pushpit extended beyond cockpit to steps and gate

• SS pulpit

• SS ‘Granny Bars’ around the mast

• New England STSWR2 Dyneema life lines/guard rails

• New England STSWR2 Dyneema gates with SS pelican hooks

• SS rub strips on rubrail

• SS staysail modified to come back to main mast when not in use

• Fittings for Yacht ensign on mizzen backstay

• SS rail mounted Magna gas BBQ with cover

• Side mounted SS custom swim ladder with teak steps

• Full deck cover in 3 sections.  New easy erect cockpit sunshade cover

Fenders & docklines

• Freshly finished teak toerails, handrails and trim (Mar 2021)

• Huge lazarette 

• Propane gas ventilated locker starboard midship with 2 x 6 Kg steel LPG tanks with regulator and solenoid valve

- Jack Lines x 2 deck length port and starboard (brand new fitted Mar 2021)

• Substantial bulwark for safety and comfort on deck is covered with Cetol teak caprail with SS chafe protection where needed for dock lines

• Wide side decks provide easy and safe access forward with ample room on the foredeck, house top and aft deck for relaxing

• Hot and cold fresh water shower at swim platform

• Hull and keel molded in one piece with integral deck flange

• Hull is foam cored above waterline and solid fiberglass below waterline

• Thru-bolted bronze seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline - New 2007/ Serviced 2020 and one new

• Keel: 16,100 lb. internal lead ballast.

• Custom balanced semi-skeg mounted rudder with stainless steel rudder post.

• Hull has been grit blasted, faired and barrier coat to eliminate any blistering (Oct 2019).

Large Center Cockpit

- Large with seating for up to 8-10 Persons

• Custom welded aluminum rigid bimini frame with soft top replaced February 2020, full enclosure with excellent visibility. Internal wires for stereo, lighting and string lights concealed in frame

• 70 gauge Stratoglass windshield with white Sunbrella cover.

• Closed cell foam cockpit cushions

• Pedestal helm chair

• Folding expandable cockpit varnished teak table

• Teak cockpit grating(removed but stored on boat)

• Six large coaming lockers with varnished teak trim port and starboard behind backrest cushions for ample storage

• Bi-fold varnished teak cockpit door & sliding companion hatch (lockable from inside and out)

• Custom SS security bars to companionway entrance (lockable from inside and out)

• Waterproof Stereo Speakers port and starboard

• Remote stereo with separate cockpit ‘zone’

• Portlights (4) opening internally

• Pedestal fiberglass with SS Steering wheel with all mounted equipment at arms distance

• 12V plug

• Overhead White/Red general light plus multicolor LED strip lights

• Autohelm ST8002 autopilot with remote control and rudder indicator

• Raymarine E-80 Color chart plotter with radar and AIS

• Icom IC-M506 Fixed VHF / DSC Radio with Built in AIS and hailer

• Raymarine wind/direction/speed/depth ST60 displays

• Kenwood TS480SAT SSB /Ham radio

• Galaxy 5 compass

• All Boat navigation and deck lighting controls on Binnacle

• Teak rimmed cockpit coaming for additional seating width


Lady Rebel is ketch rigged with a double spreader main mast stepped on the keel and a single spreader deck mounted mizzen with compression post. A substantial stainless steel pulpit (“granny bars”) surrounds the mast and the mast height is Intercoastal friendly at under 65 ft.

• Profurl roller furling headstay mounted on a pelican hook (furling gear renewed May 2019)

• Full battened Stack Pack main and mizzen sails both with lazy jacks

• Mast boot and mast seal

• SS standing rigging with rotary swaged ends

• Marine Tide super slide on mast

• Sparcraft Ocean Solid Vang

• Self-tailing winches

• New LED spreader lights to main and mizzen mast

• 2 off 100% yankee headsails (can be flown together for superb down wind sailing) (2013/2016) (2013 sail overhauled Nov 2019)

• Main sail (2016)

• Mizzen sail

• Orange Storm jib (never used in anger) (2016)

• 2 off hanked on jibs for bob stay

• Drifter/cruising chute in sock

• 2 Barlow 32 self tailing Genoa winches (note equivalent to Lewmar 55 or similar)

• 2 additional self tailing cockpit winches for main etc.

• 3 main mast mounted halyard winches.  2 self tailing.  3rd needs service

• 1 mizzen mast mounted halyard winch

• 1 deck mounted mizzen main sheet self tailing winch

• Stainless steel traveller with Harken fittings

• Hydrovane self steering system with separate rudder (doubles as emergency steering) 

• Removable staysail rigging with running backstays

• Walder boom brake 403H on main


New CE Certified Perkins installed 2012

Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: M92B
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours (Mar 2021): 2101
Propeller: Maxprop 22” diameter 5 bladed Feathering Spinner 99 Whisper
Ropecutter: Ambassador Stripper Ropecutter
Drive Type: Shaft Drive
Engine Power: 86HP

Side Power 9hp bow thruster

• Hot water heater (115v and engine)

• Macerators, valves for holding tack discharge

• Electric toilets (2)

• Manual Marine toilet (1)

• Spare fixed propeller

• Fresh water cooling

• Fire control system

• 3 off 16,000 BTU Marine Digital Air conditioners with central pump and plumbing. Saloon unit also reverse cycle heat)

• Fuel priming system for generator

• Racor dual fuel water separators

• Echotec 30 GPH Water maker

• Emergency engine alarm

• Fire extinguishers (5)

• Webasto AT5500 multi vent air heating system kit (diesel powered) complete with 12V Timer EVO 3900/5500 (2 air vents in saloon, 1 in galley, 1 in each of 3 cabins and 1 in master head/shower) (needs a service, section of duct in engine  room needs replaced)

• Perko raw water sea strainer (individual for engine, generator, air conditioning pump, fridge, watermaker)

• Borg Warner direct drive transmission

• Automatic fire extinguisher adjacent engine

• Lube oil transfer system (generator only)

• Manual bilge pump

• (2) Rule 4000 GPH submersible automatic bilge pumps (one with USS Junior float switch the other with a Rule float switch)

• High water alarm

• Irwin wheel steering with custom leather cover

• Stainless steel cable steering

• Emergency tiller

• Cruising speed 7.5 kts @1800 rpm 1.4 gals/hr

• Top speed 9 kts @ 2400 rpm

• Perkins M92B Offshore Onboard Spares Kit 4CM161

Numerous spare parts including pumps, impellers, belts and filters

- Basic tools 

Safety Equipment

Most of this was purchased in March 2016 and now needs to be serviced

• Ocean 6C ISO Liferaft with Greater Than 24 Pack 1

• Liferaft Universal Cradle with Webbing Strap and Hammar Hydrostatic Release – 

• 6 Person ISO SOLAS B Grab Bag C/w TPA's

• Jonbuoy Recovery Module Mark 5

• Jonbuoy Horseshoe Single - Hard Case

• Kim - Pick Up Sail

• Ocean Sig Rescue ME 406 Cat2 GPS EPIRB

• Ikaros - Offshore Flare Pack

• Yacht Tandem Drogue (Over 50ft, 15.24m)

• Yacht Drogue Line for Double & Triple 80m x 16mm Braided Nylon, Eye & Thimble (drogue and line never used)

Added since purchased in 2012

16000 btu reverse air heater in Saloon (July 2012)

Hot & cold stern shower (July 2012)

New (July 2012) M92B Perkins engine (currently 2100hrs)

New Raymarine SPX30 computer (August 2012)

New head sail (Oct 2012)

Backstay chainplates replaced (November 2012)

New 220V system and transformers (February 2013)

RCD certification (relevant if going to Europe)(Feb 2013) –VAT PAID

Stripper Ropecutter (April 2013)

Webasto 5500 Air heater throughout boat(May 2013)

Bowthruster overhauled (May 2013)

AIS transceiver (Sept 2013)

Seagull IV water filter (September 2013)

12v Fridge and Freezer compressors and plates (June 2014)

Lewmar V5 windlass with AA710 wireless chain counter (October 2014)

New mizzen stack pack(December 2014)

Traveller installed to main boom (May 2015)

New 5 blade Maxprop Whisper propeller(July 2015)

New Honda carburettor(July 2015)

New dinghy battery(August 2015)

New second head sail (for downwind sailing rig )(April 2016)

New whisker poles (2) and rig for downwind sailing(April 2016)

New Walder Boom Brake 403H(April 2016)

New storm jib(April 2016)

New house batteries 825Ah(April 2016)

New engine battery(April 2016)

New Selden boom(April 2016)

6 Man Life raft(April 2016)

Jon Buoy (April 2016)

Hydrovane self steering gear(April 2016)

Rutland 1200 wind generator(April 2016)

Replaced most running rigging and approx. 50% of standing rigging (ongoing May 2013 and April 2016)

Stainless steel folding ladder(April 2016)

New main sail and stack pack(June 2016)

New VHF radio at Nav Station (June 2016)

New VHF radio with AIS in cockpit(June 2016)

New 220V 3Kw inverter/charger(September 2016)

1000W solid and flexible solar panels and Victron controllers(2015-2017) (partially replaced 2019)

Dinghy chaps(February 2017)

New SSB radio (April 2017)

New 110 V inverter (April 2017)

New 30GPH Echotec watermaker(April 2017)

Survey (for insurance in Grenada)(May 2017)

Tides Marine main mast track replaced(July 2017)

Rigging check (in Marion MA)(July 2017)

New bow roller, Rocna 40 Kg anchor(August 2017)

2 new bow thruster/windlass batteries(June 2018)

New solid vang (June 2018)

Macerator to holding tank(March 2018)

Security grill for companionway(July 2018)

All wire guard rails replaced with Dyneema(December 2018)

Wifi bat and redbox(December 2018)

New Profurl furler(Jan 2019)

Cockpit bimini overhauled(2019)

Saloon cushions replaced and recovered (June 2019) 

Full boat cover(August 2019)

80m of 12mm galvanised chain (October 2014) regalvanised (October 2019) 

Solid guard rails from pushpit to steps (October 2019)

Below waterline grit blasted, faired, new epoxy barrier coat and Jotun antifoul (October 2019)

New cockpit roof (Jan 2020)

New solar panel frame (Jan 2020)

1440W solid solar panels and new smart controllers (controllers installed Nov 2019 , Solar Panels installed June 2020)

New Awlgrip hull paint and deck paint (May 2020)

New Strataglass screens to front cockpit enclosure (Aug 2020)

New Hatchcovers (May 2020)

New Generator battery (Jan 2020)

Hydraulic platform strengthened(Jan 2020)

New Xantrex 40A 3 bank Battery Charger(Jan 2020)

New Dinghy Tachometer(Feb 2020)

New Dinghy Throttle Cables(Apr 2020)

New Steaming Light (Jun 2020)

New Teak Bowsprit(Jun 2020)

Mast base strengthened (Apr 2020)

Windlass refurbished(May 2020)

New Dinghy steering cable and wheel mount(May 2020)

Paint Lazarette (May 2020)

Paint Gas Locker (June 2020)

New Stainless Steel Plates to protect deck from anchor chain (Jun 2020)

Replace Engine Impeller (Jun 2020)

Install Engine switch on Binnacle(Jun 2020)

Install Anchor & Tricolour Light switch on Binnacle (Jun 2020)

Refurbish alternator (April 2021)

Rigging check June 2020

New Engine Battery Group 65 650A (Jun 2020)
Service all stopcocks, one new thru hull (Jun 2020)
New Deck Box (Jul 2020)
New Sunbrella/mesh Cockpit sunshade  (Jul 2020)
New LED Lights in cockpit (Jul 2020)
Dinghy battery (Aug 2020)
New Strataglass screens to front cockpit enclosure (Aug 2020)
Refurbish generator water pump including new impeller (Sep 2020)
New engine starter motor (Sep 2020)
New engine fan belt (April 2021)
New hose clamps to wet exhaust (Sep 2020)
New Generator fan belt (Sep 2020)
New fridge/freezer water pump (Sep 2020)
Refurbish dinghy (clean and gelcoat bottom, paint engine, new decals) (Sep 2020)
Major generator service (check compression, injectors, valve clearance etc) (Nov 2020)
New generator stainless steel exhaust elbow (Nov 2020)
All wood work on deck either new Cetol or Varnish (Feb 2021)
New smoke/CO detector to aft cabin (Feb 2021)
New AIS aerial (Mar 2021)
New LPG solenoid and pipework complete to cooker flexible (April 2021)


Lady Rebel completed an 18-month total rebuilding and refurbishing that was completed in September 2007 and all systems and surfaces were refinished or replaced. Gene Gammon, the Irwin Guy who was the Irwin 52 & 68 Project Manager for the factory, supervised this project. No expense was spared and over $350,000 was spent in St. Petersburg, Florida making the Lady Rebel a showboat with many innovations and updated systems. 

  • When anchored in the dark press the button on your pocket remote and the spreader lights come on and the dinghy lift lowers for your arrival.
  • Press again and you are lifted up and stepping onto the aft deck.
  • Another $150K Plus was spent on further upgrades and replacements while cruising to England, Europe, Caribbean and Central America.  See Additional Information of updates.
Items not included

Owners personal items and gifts.  A list can be provided to interested buyers.


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.

Additional Contact Information

Contact Gene Gammon, the Irwin Guy, at the office at 727-822-5516 or his cell at 727-644-8009 or through

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