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Selling Up - Help Us Find New Owners for s/v Island Bound

[UPDATE: Island Bound has sold and we're now sailing aboard s/v Bearly A-Wake ] The time has finally come and we're ready to move up to a larger sailboat. Island Bound has helped us grow into a very tight family and has opened our eyes to beautiful sights and our spirits to great adventures. She's a beautiful boat that demands very little but gives a ton. The simple fact is that, as a family of five including three young daughters, we've outgrown Island Bound 's accommodations and could use more space for future adventures. If you or someone you know is looking for an affordable family cruiser, contact us . Most of the information about Island Bound is below, but don't hesitate to ask questions or come and inspect her in person. (My personal review of the Irwin 28 can be found here , for those seeking more details.) FOR SALE:  1977 Irwin 28 MkIV: $6,500 She's a sloop rigged fin keel sailboat with good manners and plenty of features to keep sa

Irwin 28 Sailboat Review

It’s been a while since I’ve done a boat review. What follows may quite possibly be more than you ever wanted to know about an Irwin 28 sailboat. Disclaimer: My own personal boat is an Irwin 28, so the review is admittedly biased by my firm belief that my favorite boat will always be the one that I own at the time. However, my biased perspective also assures that I know intricacies about the I28 that may not be apparent to those who haven’t spent significant time aboard this model. Irwin 28 Review Ted Irwin began building boats in his backyard at a very young age. He started professionally as a draftsman and part-time boat builder with well known racer and founder of Morgan Yachts, Charley Morgan. After learning on the job from Morgan and successfully racing some of his own designs, Ted started Irwin Yacht and Marine Corporation in 1966. He used his racing success and passion to inspire his early cruising designs. Though Irwin Yachts closed its’ doors in 1991 due partly to the luxury