Lady Rebel, an Irwin 52 for sale
by Ken Robertson
Lady Rebel is for sale!
A 1983 Irwin 52 centre cockpit ketch, our boat for 8 years and our home for 6. In that time she has completed almost 25,000 Nm, two trans-atlantics, a UK circumnavigation, an East and West Caribbean circumnavigation and cruised the Eastern US.
She underwent a major refit in 2007 ($300,000, supervised by Gene Gammon himself), and has been continually upgraded since (approx. $100,000 US) with many additional features. She is a fully functional, true blue water boat, looking for her next adventure.
Our cruising plans are changing but we shall continue to sail Lady Rebel in the Western Caribbean this season until she sells; we are currently in Guatemala undergoing a complete hull and deck Awlgrip repaint.
Although originally built in 1983, Lady Rebel has the look and feel of a 2007 yacht after a complete rebuild and refurbishing that was completed in September of that same year. She had new floors, sinks and faucets, electric macerator heads, custom foam cushions, and 12V lighting. 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. 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 under, hanging locker, opening ports, and overhead hatch. There is an ensuite head with washbasin and manual marine toilet.
Up two steps is the main salon featuring all newly reupholstered cushions with custom foam, Levelour blinds and beautiful teak cabinetry that is evident throughout this yacht. There is L-shaped seating to port facing an expandable table and opposite to starboard is an L-shaped settee (with moveable bench infill to create an extra double berth) and entertainment center with AM/FM stereo, CD player/changer with four-zone surround sound. Storage is available above, under and outboard of both settees.
The aft facing navigation station is located on the port side at the aft end of the salon, conveniently placed to the main companionway hatch. 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 aft is an upper bunk with large storage cabinets below and is currently 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. The forward port quarter of this cabin is the ensuite head with vanity, sink, stall shower and electric marine toilet.