Click here to check out the new BoatQuest website. New design, mobile and more! ➥

Related Searches

1989 43 (ft.) IRWIN YACHTS 43 Mk III

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 129913

Jacksonville, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Center Cockpit
Ted Irwin
43 Mk III
43 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Hours

General Details

"CABARET" represents the finest Irwin 43' that money can buy! TRULY READY for the Bahamas and beyond!



Her owner, an icon in the boating industry, purchased "Cabaret" in June of 2012 when she had just returned from her most recent Bahamas adventure. The professional survey disclosed a fundamentally sound and competent vessel - "with good bones" - that justified a program of preventative and corrective projects and upgrades. She was brought up to the owners high standards for a coastal/offshore cruising yacht, and also as a long term liveaboard. Primary interest started at infrastructure with cosmetics and aesthetic following.


Unfortunately, her owner is not. New horizons are calling and after much thought, he is willing to part with this exceptional vessel. We have priced her very fairly and are looking for a knowledgeable buyer who is more concerned with quality and value than just low price.

If you are that buyer, we would like to introduce you to "Cabaret" today!

** Please refer to list of "CABARET" improvements & projects completed 2012/13



IMPROVEMENTS & PROJECTS COMPLETED 2012/2013 RIG Complete new Facnor Internal Roller Furling Mainsail System,  including: New Neil Pryde roller furling mainsail New endless line drive furling/unfurling  system Stainless steel LineDriver bidirectional winch at cockpit New deck fairleads  plus 2 Lewmar line clutches at cockpit New st stl Barient 40 2 speed self tailing winch on mast 2 new Lewmar halyard clutches on mast Complete New Standing Rigging including: Type 316 stainless 1x19 cable for all shrouds and stays Stalock st stl turnbuckles and toggles.  New Backstay  (for Lewmar hydraulic) with Stalock insulators for SSB radio New  Bobstay, type 316 stainless steel rod New tricolor/strobe masthead light HULL AND DECK All  new lifelines 2013 using 316 stainless steel cable (uncoated per offshore rule requirements) All new stainless gate hardware and turnbuckles 2013 Bottom stripped to barrier coat, applied 2 coats black ablative antifouling Inspected MaxProp for loose blades, no problems discovered. Replaced anode and lubricated. Completely stripped and refinished all external teak with 4 coats of Cetol Natural Teak plus 2 Cetol Gloss topcoats   Topsides compounded and waxed Stern swim platform: Added roller sheaves (2)  on afterdeck for both hoisting lines to eliminate friction and line wear hazard in original design  Refinished as needed Davits:   New Cato Davit System with oversized ball bearing blocks, 6:1 tackle for stern and 4:1 for bow  Custom Cato transom mounts New Cato tilting mount for solar panel Canvaswork: Bimini and Dodger:  entire full enclosure system overhauled & improved, added transparent Connector window (for improved forward visibility), added roll up windows, replaced most zippers, replaced/modified several panels where required Designed / built SunBrella fitted cover for cabin top storage area forward of windows. (cover is deployed whenever dinghy is in use or on its davits, ie not stored capsized on the cabintop.) Installed new SunBrella cover for outboard motor Installed new Dinghy Cover (9/13) Bow area: New custom bowsprit platform using StarBoard with non skid top surface. New Rocna 73lb primary anchor on centerline roller chock Kedges: 44lb  Bruce and 45 lb Delta on rope/ chain rodes New swivels for all anchors MACHINERY Main engine (66hp Yanmar ), Professionally purged/cleaned primary heat exchanger and oil cooler, tested all systems Located and repaired several small fresh water coolant loop leaks: replaced all original factory hoses, valves, fittings etc-  all have been replaced with new equipment, complete system pressure tested and leak free Gearbox inspected, lube replaced Generator (8KW Kohler ) Lube oil filter assembly relocated to starboard for easy access, replaced original paper element filter housing with updated USA type spin-on filter assembly FUEL SYSTEM To address typical southern and foreign problems with dirty/wet fuel and clogged filters we did these things: Installed 6” diameter cleanout access port in top of diesel tank Removed all existing fuel, professionally cleaned tank thoroughly. Remove entire existing fuel supply system: all hoses, tubing, fittings, filters, valves, priming pump etc Replaced all above components with new BOSS FC60 Diesel Filtration and Polishing System complete.  See This integrated system provides dual Racor filtration, online fuel pumping and pressurization, diesel fuel polishing, filter priming, water contamination detection, fuel pressure measurement etc, with alarms at helm for clogged filters, air leaks, water in fuel.  ( Note: CABARET has Fiberglass fuel (and water) tanks unlike most sisterships which were equipped with  famously failure-prone aluminum tanks) BELOW DECK Sanitation fwd: Installed new Raritan ElectraScan unit forward (it also supervises electric toilet operation), Provided connections for future forward 25 gallon holding tank, Installed a new dedicated separate thruhull and seacock and selector valve for future tank overboard discharge   Sanitation aft: Replaced all holding tank hoses and valves with best available odor resistant components Installed Holding Tank level measurement system , non-invasive, electronic, with readout in aft head compartment ADDITIONAL WORK DONE 2013 (*) Replaced the original bulky innerspring mattress in owners cabin with firm foam 2 piece custom mattress that is hinged athwartship in center. This enables instant access to holding tank valves, rudder post and autopilot drive unit, by simply flipping up either the aft or forward mattress section. Also:  the joint cannot be felt because of the clever hinge design Installed two vertical stainless steel safety hand-hold stanchions flanking the companionway ladder, extending from cabin sole to overhead. These, plus aggressively textured tread plates on the steps, greatly reduce the hazard of slipping and falling, particularly in heavy weather Replaced most below waterline hoses and fittings  (were original and not in our opinion trustworthy) Refinished entire saloon (not salon) sole with multiple coats of hard gloss varnish Replaced most overhead fluorescent light fixtures (electronics and lenses) Installed new cosmetic mast cover of padded beige textured vinyl-extends from saloon sole to overhead Replaced several AC and DC fans Repainted Kohler generator (in original white) Replaced forward Air Conditioner with completely new unit Replaced defective AWI masthead unit with new B&G unit  
Irwin designed the interior of the Mark III with an eye toward making her as light and airy as possible. The saloon boasts seven tempered glass fixed panoramic windows that continue around the front of the coach roof, permitting light to flood the interior. Additionally, she has a total of fourteen opening ports and six opening hatches throughout the interior space, for superb "on the hook" ventilation. The forward cabin affords guests a full size double berth when the filler cushion is used, as well as a private ensuite entrance into the forward day head with separate shower. The saloon is set up with a full length settee to starboard and an L-shaped settee to port, either of which can be used as additional sleeping berths. A spacious U-shaped galley is just aft of the saloon to starboard. "Cabaret" also gives her owners  both a dedicated aft-facing nav station, located to port of the companionway, and a separate office work area, located in the port passageway opposite the easily accessed engine room. The aft master stateroom affords full standing headroom and a centerline queen berth surrounded by exceptional storage cabinetry. The forward bulkhead has a built-in makeup vanity with seat. The ensuite head is spacious with head, vanity, and separate stall shower. Other Features: New 2013 firm foam 2-piece hinged custom mattress in master stateroom Exceptional teak and holly sole finished w/ multiple coats of hard gloss varnish (2013) Saloon bulkhead-mounted mirror Two private heads, both with shower stalls and adjustable shower heads, SS sinks, clothes hampers, and angled vanity mirrors New Raritan ElectroScan forward head (2013) Manual aft head (2010) with all new hoses and valves (2013) and holding tank monitor (2013) 3-leaf dining table Interior shades and screens Teak overhead handrails Varnished teak interior Soft headliner with teak paneling and trim Nav station with lift-top chart table and AC/DC panel (4) 12V cabin fans Installed two vertical SS safety rails flanking the companionway ladder Companionway stairs have aggressively textured tread plates for safety Interior mini blinds for saloon windows Roll up shades at all overhead hatches
Adler Barbour 12V water cooled refrigerator w/ freezer Icebox has 4" of insulation Norcold mini-fridge w/ ice maker in saloon Seaward 3 burner propane stove w/ oven Microwave oven S/S Double sink Trash receptacle Spice rack Dish rack. Ample storage cabinetry Excellent counter-top workspace 6 Gallon Hot water heater -  110v & heat exchanger (2) 10# Propane tanks
Autohelm ST 7000 Smartpilot Garmin 546s Chartplotter @ helm Eastern & U.S. and Bahamas chips Garmin 126 GPS Furuno NX300 weather fax receiver Firdell Blipper radar reflector Standard Horizon VHF w/ DSC Ram mic @ helm B&G wind-speed-depth indicator @ helm Hummingbird Matrix 35 depth sounder Furuno 16 Mile LCD radar @ helm Vigil 32 Mile CRT radar @ nav Compass 16" Flat screen TV and DVD recorder/player
(4) Trojan 6V house batteries - 440 amps (1) Kohler Group 24 Genset (1) Kohler engine start battery Kohler 8KW generator with 1025 hours 40-amp battery charger Marinco 30-amp 50' dockside electrical cable 90-amp high output Balmar alternator Link 10 battery monitor Air-X wind generator (2006) All new lighting throughout the boat 90-watt adjustable solar panel mounted on davit (2013) Xantrax 1800-watt inverter Repainted Kohler Genset in original white
(2) MarineAir air conditioning systems, 12000 btu each - forward system new in 2013 (3) Bilge pumps - 2 automatic, 1 manual Max prop inspected and lubricated (2012) Purged & cleaned heat exchanger and oil cooler (2013) Replaced all original factory hoses, valves, and fittings (2013) Replaced packing gland flex hose Repacked gland and installed new heavy pattern SS clamps and fittings Gearbox inspected and lubed (2013) Lube oil filter assembly on genset relocated for easy access Installed 6" clean-out access port in top of fuel tank Cleaned fuel tank thoroughly Installed new (2013) Boss FC60 diesel filtration and polishing system (and removed old fuel system aloong with all hoses, tubing fittings, and filters). The Boss system provides dual racor filtration, online fuel pumping and pressurization, fuel polishing, filter priming, water contamination detection, and fuel pressure measurement - with alarms @ helm. Provided connections for future 25-gallon holding tank for forward head (2013) Installed a new dedicated thruhull, seacock, and Y-valve for overboard discharge @ forward head (2013) Replaced all aft head hoses and valves with best available odor resistant components (2013) Installed holding tank monitoring system for aft head (2013) replaced most below-waterline hoses & fittings (2013) Hot air heating system from engine
Deck & Cockpit
Rocna 73# primary anchor with 160' all chain rode Bruce 44# anchor with 20' chain and 250' 3/4 nylon rode combo Delta 35# anchor with 20' chain and 250' 3/4 nylon rode combo Maxwell electric windlass with deck foot controls and remote @ helm New tricolor masthead light w/ strobe (2013) New SS lifelines, gates, and hardware  (2013) Full cockpit enclosure New bimini and dodger (2013) Transparent connector (2013) Sunbrella fitted cover for cabin top storage Cosmetic mast cover from saloon sole to overhead (2013) 9' Apex RIB dinghy w/ 2013 cover 11# Dinghy anchor Outboard motor hoist Kato dinghy davits (new 2013) with 4:1 and 6:1 hoisting tackles Nissan 10 electric start engine w/ AGM battery Cover for outboard motor (2013) Drop-down transom swim platform with boarding ladder Teak toe rail Teak drip moldings Teak grab rails New teak starboard surfaced bow platform Cockpit captain's chair Cockpit cushions Hatch covers Cockpit table Boat hooks Fenders Docklines Hot & Cold stern shower Anchor washdown Coast Guard Approved Safety Package (4) Life jackets Lifesling system
Sails & Rigging
All standing 316 S/S rigging (including 316 S/S turn buckles) new in 2013 New roller furling and Neil Pryde main sail (2012) 130% genoa (2004) 150% Light genoa (original) Gennaker with sock (2003) Navtec backstay adjuster (2003) New 2013 Facnor main roller furling system (2) Sail lockers New halyards (2013) Halyard clutches Line driver reversible endless loop furling line for main  (2013) New Lewmar line clutches at cockpit for main sheet, vang, and main outhaul Replaced bobstay complete with threaded/adjustable solid type 316 stainless rod and end terminals (2013) (5) Self-tailing winches w/ Port mast winch upgraded to Barient 2-Speed self-tailing plus (2) Lewmar halyard clutches
Additional Features
Bottom stripped to barrier coat and repainted with 2 coats Ablative  (October 2012) External teak refinished with 4 Cetol Natural Teak coats and 2 Cetol Gloss coats (2013) Topsides compounded and waxed (October 2012) Added roller sheaves to sternway for hoisting lines Shaft-mounted line cutters
Broker's Comments
Simply put, you will NEVER find another Irwin 43 that is as mechanically, electrically, structurally, or cosmetically sound as is "Cabaret". Since June of 2012, every system has been thoroughly reviewed, options discussed, and solutions completed. Owned by an icon in the boating industry, you will find his attention to detail evident in every facet of this fine yacht. You can buy less expensive (and add tons of money in re-fit) but why? "Cabaret" is priced fairly and the work is done! Wouldn't you rather sail than work ? Call us... You'll be glad you did.
Espresso machine Canon printer Dell laptop computer Various personal effects Cameras and IMI binoculars Books, charting tools Hand tools, power tools Electrical and thermal diagnostic Foulies Medical related items Bosuns chair
Owners personal items not listed here are not a part of this sale. The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyers desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Listed by a "Certified Professional Yacht Broker" Available for co-brokerage on a 50/50 basis - brokers outside Florida contact us for complete details.