'Resolute', an Irwin 37 Sailboat for Sale


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An Irwin 37 sailboat'Resolute', a 1980 Irwin 37Mk IV Cutter

The sand dunes are the only thing between you and the beach/lighthouse.

With 2 bedrooms (each with their own bathroom), a dining area and full kitchen (2 fridges and an ice box) it is like have a beach side condo at a fraction of the cost.

'Resolute' is right in the middle of the most desirable pier section in the marina, plus the people are great and pet friendly.

Irwin 37 sailboat, the saloonThe fold-out table in the saloon

Irwin 37 Dimensions:

  • Length 37'0"
  • Beam 11'6"
  • Draft 4'0"
  • Displacement 20,000lbs
Irwin 37 sailboat, the headThe head

Survey available to serious inquires, conducted in November. Found cutlass bearing with 30% left and suggested refinishing the rudder to prevent water infiltration and freeze damage. Both can be done at the same time when pulled for the winter, but neither needs immediate attention.

Irwin 37 sailboat, the galleyThe galley


  • 1 fully battened mainsail 259 ft2,
  • 1 cruising spinnaker,
  • 1 135% furling genoa,
  • 1 staysail.

Includes custom cradle.

Perkins 4-108 50hp diesel engine with 80-gallon tank.

2 battery banks for appliances and lights and a separate starter battery, all maintained by a ProSport HD20 battery charger and maintainer.

20lb propane cylinder for gimbled stove/oven.

Irwin 37 sailboat, the aft cabinThe double berth in the aft cabin

'Resolute' has never been in saltwater.

No soft spots or blisters were found in the hull or deck, hull is solid fiberglass.

80-gallon freshwater tank, 6-gallon 12v hot water tank (it is also heated by the engine when it runs).

Has a full vinyl enclosure and screen mesh enclosure for the canopy top, along with a vinyl and screen cover for the hatch.

Irwin 37 sailboat, the forepeakThe double berth in the forecabin

  • 2 heads with 2 separate holding tanks.
  • Has a custom canvas cover for winter storage and custom covers for the sails.
  • Custom cushions for the seats.
  • 30amp shore power.
  • Bronze 3 blade propeller on ss shaft with spare propeller.
  • 24" steering wheel with auto pilot.
  • 1 CQR anchor with 12v anchor windless and remote, 1 storm fluke.
Irwin 37 sailboat, the aft deckThe aft deck

Includes all coast guard safety equipment and is registered with the coast guard - she's ready to travel the world.

  • Radar;
  • Chartplotter;
  • Depth sounder;
  • Speedometer;
  • GPS;
  • 2 marine radios;
  • Compass;
  • Bluetooth radio with 2 cockpit speakers;
  • Microwave;
  • 12v fridge/freezer;
  • Standard 120v fridge/freezer;
  • Icebox;
  • 3 burner propane stove with oven;
  • Stainless steel rigging with Barlow winches for the sails, all sails run to the cockpit and can be single-handed I'm told.

Tons of storage everywhere.

Irwin 37 sailboat, the cockpitThe cockpit can be fully enclosed

We love the boat and so did the previous owners; we are a family of five and it has gotten small as the kids are getting big.

Being an hour from home though and an hour from Chicago, it has been the best location we could have picked besides the Florida Keys to escape every weekend with our family.

The park the marina is in is right next to the zoo and has concerts all through the summer, we had front row seats to the fireworks at our slip.

It has some of the best steelhead and salmon fishing on Lake Michigan and would make a perfect weekend home or live aboard.

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