Ted Irwins smallest cruising design

23' 0" 23' 0" 18' 6" 2' 5"/5' 9" 31' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 47%

Ted Irwin Irwin Yachts 1968-1975 255 sq. ft. portable portable

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

23' 0" 23' 0" 18' 6" 2' 5"/5' 9" 31' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 47%

Designer: Builder:

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

Ted Irwin Irwin Yachts 1968-1975 255 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,800 lbs.

Ted Irwin, who grew up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, started in his teens to build boats of his own design. Later he designed a version of the Moth Class, which won the North American and world championships in its class. Along the way, he worked for Charlie Morgan, whose boats, such as the Morgan 24/25 reported on page 358, Irwin's designs tend to resemble. The Irwin 23 was the smallest boat commercially produced by Irwin, who ended up building hundreds of boats and dozens of models. Best features:

Among her comps, the Irwin is probably the fastest boat, despite her PHRF rating and maximum theoretical speed being equal to both the Sovereign comps, which have no centerboard for going upwind efficiently, as does the Irwin. The Sovereigns also have higher topsides and a taller cabin, which may provide better headroom but contribute "top hamper" or windage that tends to slow the boat upwind. Worst features: Irwin's construction quality tended to be so-so at best.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Sovereign Antares (23)

23' 0"

8' 0"

2' 7"

3,000

1,200

Irwin 23

23' 0"

8' 0"

2' 5"

3,200

1,500

Sovereign 23

23' 0"

8' 0"

2' 4"

3,250

1,350

O'Day 240 (23)

22' 6"

8' 3"

2' 8"

3,600

1,200

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

16.3

254

252

5.8

17.0

389

4

5' 4"

18.8

226

252

5.8

15.5

334

4

4' 9"

17.5

229

252

5.8

15.6

435

4

5' 7"

17.0

178

231

6.1

15.2

438

4

5' 9"

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