1983 Irwin 52 Series II Sailboat for sale in Australia


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Interior layout

Tantara is a very comfortable live aboard cruiser with 4 double cabins (2 being bunks, 1 double v berth, 1 queen master), 3 heads and 2 showers on board. The main saloon is very light and airy and with a 16 feet beam provides plenty of space. Please refer to "thetantara.com" for an internal layout diagram and further photos and videos.


Fully galley with a large 240v top loading fridge and freezer, 4 burner gimballed s/steel gas stove, microwave, washing machine, double deep sinks, ample storage.

Electronic Equipment

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Electrical System

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Other Equipment

Main Engine – Perkins 6.3544M, 6 cylinder, 135hp, serial number TW70026U58295 (fully serviced and repainted 2022)
160A main alternator (serviced 2022); 65A secondary alternator (new 2022)
Gearbox – Borg Warner Velvet Drive, model 10-17-012, ratio 2.57:1, serial number 2521 (fully serviced and repainted 2022)
3 fixed blade bronze prop (2016)
Auxillary Generator – Fischer Panda, 7.7KVA (6.5KW) (fully serviced 2022)
Fridge/freezer system – Custom 240v (fully serviced 2022)
Icemaker – 240v Raritan Icer-ette
Stove – Broadwater “Schooner” s/steel 4 burner unit, serial # 5110013
Washing machine
Desalinator – Aqua-Base XD122 12v 50l/h unit (needs servicing)
Inverter Charger – Mastervolt Mass Combi 12v/2500W-100A
240v & 12v circuit board – Heart Interface, LINK 2000 battery/system monitoring
Battery banks, 12v (all new 2022) – House: 400A; Engine: 140A; Genset: 60A
GPS – Furuno GP-31
Autopilot – Coursemaster CM800
Radar – Raytheon Pathfinder
HF radio – ICOM IC-M710
SCS PTC-11e pactor modem (DSP Multimode PACTOR-Controller)
VHF radio – Raytheon RAY 55
AIS - em-trak B100 AIS Class B transceiver, serial # 4110001384260054, part # 411-0001:38, www.em-trak.com (2017)
Wind, Boat Speed, Log, Depth instrumentation – B&G, Hornet 4 Sailing Monitor, Hecta Depth Monitor
Interior lighting – upgraded to LED (May 2022)
Bimini/dodger – new 2022
Sails – by Hood (serviced and cleaned 2022; new sail covers 2022)
Standing rigging – 1x19 316 s/steel
Running rigging (halyards and numerous sheets new 2022)
Tender – Achilles, Model HB-310AL, Serial # ACH00150F516, 11 foot (new Dec 2015, serviced Jun 2022)
Outboard – Yamaha 5hp 2-stroke (serviced 2022)
Heads – 2 Jabsco manual, 1 Jabsco 12v electric
Anchoring – 60lb, 45lb (re-galvanised 2022) & 35lb (re-galvanised 2022) CQR, primary 70 metres 10mm chain, secondary 10 metres 13mm chain
Hot Water – 35 litre stainless steel cylinder (removed 2022, wiring and plumbing remains in place)
Pains Wessex Flare cannister
Fire blanket (galley)
2 x fire extinguishers (serviced 2022)
Orange V Sheet x1
Decklines (dayglo webbing & spectra end ties) x4
Flags – various
Bosuns Chair (Burke) x1
Liferaft – Avon 8 man, serial number 25313 (serviced April 2022)
Antifouling – Jotun Seaforce Active in Dark Red (new 2022)
Hull and deck – fully repainted June 2022
Non-skid deck grip (new 2022)
New caprail installed (2022)
Exterior woodwork (including cockpit) – re-varnished June 2022
Deck shower (fresh)
Heavy duty 35 litre wet and dry vaccuum cleaner (new 2022)
Internal soft furnishings (new 2022)
Mattresses (new 2022)
Portlights (Gray) – new 2022
Hatches (Atkins-Hoyle aluminium) – all removed, serviced, repainted and resealed 2022
Masts (x2) – repainted 2022
Booms (x3) – repainted 2022
Interior woodwork and cabin sole – re-varnished 2022


Tantara is a beautiful example of the popular Irwin 52 cruising yacht. She is Australian registered and has been in our family for over 25 years, much of her time spent cruising in Australia and South-East Asia. Currently based in Langkawi, Malaysia where she has just completed a major renovation and refurbishment project. She is now for sale and available for viewings by appointment. Further details can be found on our site "thetantara.com".