Early design by Ted Irwin

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

25' 3" 25' 3" 20' 6" 2' 8"/6' 8" 34' 4"

outboard or inboard 4 to 8 hp 44%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Ted Irwin Irwin Yachts 1968-1975 302 sq. ft. portable 25 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 7,300 lbs.

Ted Irwin grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, and as a kid sailed boats in Tampa Bay. As a young man, he worked briefly in the plant of Charlie Morgan's Morgan Yacht Corp. That experience may have rubbed off a bit on the design of his Irwin 25 (introduced in 1968), which to a great extent resembles the Morgan 24/25 (page 358) introduced in 1965. Both boats were popular club racers in the later 1960s and 1970s, but somehow the Morgan usually had the edge. The Irwin has the same displacement but a bit more ballast, a foot shorter waterline but a longer LOD as her overhangs are not as chopped off as the Morgan's; she has many similarities below the waterline, including a high aspect ratio centerboard. Her Space Index is slightly greater, her headroom gains an inch due to her doghouse, and her PHRF is a scant three seconds per mile higher. She was available as a keel/ centerboarder (as shown here) or with a full keel (4' 0" draft, 1825 lbs. ballast). She had a choice of layouts: settee berths and a portside quarter berth (as shown here) or a dinette arrangement. Best features: None notable. Worst features: Centerboards and pendants on these boats are prone to problems.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Walton 25

25' 3"

7' 3"

3' 10"

4,900

2,000

Talman Katama 25

24' 8"

8' 0"

2' 6"

5,000

1,900

Irwin 25

25' 3"

8' 0"

2' 8"

5,000

2,200

Yankee 26 (25)

24' 6"

8' 8"

4' 6"

5,335

2,150

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

16.0

281

NA

6.0

24.9

392

4

5' 7"

15.4

259

NA

6.1

22.1

363

4

4' 6"

16.5

259

228

6.1

21.9

470

4 to 6

5' 9"

15.4

270

234

6.1

20.7

534

4

6' 2"

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