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Dream Keeper Too
Irwin 43' MK III Center Cockpit (CC)
$150,000 USD
45'ft 6"in

Moorage Sublease Available and Possible at Liberty Bay Marina (Poulsbo, WA)

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Dream Keeper Too, the 1987 Irwin 43′ MK III CC is an excellent combination of sailing performance and spacious, comfortable accommodations. Ted Irwin of Irwin Yachts designed a center cockpit cruiser that surrounds you with luxury. The main salon is elegantly appointed with two large settees that have beautiful blue upholstery, a liquor cabinet, and custom teak dining table that accentuates the teak and holly flooring. Large ports create an open, well-ventilated atmosphere. An expansive master stateroom aft delivers the comfort of a queen-sized centerline berth that features a vanity with an upholstered swivel stool and private ensuite head with a separate shower. The forward guest stateroom has a V-berth double with filler cushion, convenient dressing settee and private access to the day head with another separate shower. Superior space planning has provided a U-shaped step-down galley, perfect for gourmet cooking. The sophisticated navigation station is equipped with a convenient swing out upholstered swivel seat. A tasteful use of richly varnished teak combined with light colors gives you a feeling of warmth and spaciousness. With distinctive styling and a high-performance keel stepped aluminum mast, sloop rigged, encapsulated lead keel and skeg hung rudder of this Irwin 43′ MK III CC makes it easily move in light air and handles crisply in a blow.

Dream Keeper Too needs to be on your “must see” list of ready-to-go blue water cruisers located in the Pacific Northwest for evaluation and consideration of being its next caretaker to support your upcoming offshore sailing adventures.

Irwin Yacht and Marine Corporation, often just called Irwin Yachts, was an American boat builder based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The company specialized in the design and manufacture of fiberglass sailboats and became one of the largest producers of sailboats in the United States.

Name of vessel Dream Keeper Too
Model Irwin 43' MK III Center Cockpit (CC)
Year 1987
Builder Irwin Yachts
Designer Ted Irwin
Price $150,000 USD
Location Poulsbo, WA
Length (feet) 45'
Beam (feet) 13' 7"
Draft (feet) 4' 11"
Displacement (pounds) 26000
Ballast (pounds) 7000
Engine model Yanmar 4JH-HTBE
Engine horsepower 66
Engine hours 3520
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 105
Water tank capacity (gallons) 180
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 52 (2 Tanks @ 26 gallons each)


Below are some key features of the Irwin 43′ MK III Center Cockpit that supports its strength and blue water capabilities. These points have been derived from reviews of specialists in offshore Sailing and are considered extremely valuable for people planning to do extended cruising, going offshore and sailing the oceans of our world.

● Although Dream Keeper Too is an Irwin 43′ MKIII, it has an LOA of 45’6”

● Ted Irwin had a reputation for constructing advanced designed, large and wide beamed (~14’), comfortable offshore yachts

● Designed to handle heavy conditions (strong construction) with fine entry bow

● Long, encapsulated lead keel (not bolted on) that has a ballast of 7,000 LBS

● Protected leading edge skeg hung rudder

● Keel stepped aluminum mast, cutter rig, with a strong/rugged 110% furling genoa headsail (ProFurl)

● Mainsail drop bag with lazy jacks (Mack Sails “Mack Pack”)

● Total Sail Area ~ 1000 SF

● Storm sail

● Hull speed ~ 8 knots

● Medium displacement (26,000 LBS) which ensures a comfortable passage in poor conditions

● Ample tankage capacity – Water (105 Gallons) and Diesel (180 Gallons)


Well outfitted/equipped:

● 66 hp marine diesel engine (Yanmar 4JH-HTBE ~ 3520 hours)

● Transmission (Kanzaki KM4A)

● Bow thruster (Lewmar)

● 2 Cabin (Centerline Queen Aft & V Berth Double Forward, both “Walkaround”) & 2 Heads with Separate Showers & Electric 12V Freshwater toilets (Tecma)

● Diesel forced air heat (Webasto Air Top 3500)

● Reverse cycle air conditioner (Aft Cabin Only!)

● Preferable “U Shape” fully equipped galley with propane gas 3 burner stove/oven (Hillerange)

● Large, 2 door top loading Frig and Freeze (Adler Barbour)

● Anchors (4) [350’ chain] and 12V electric windless (Maxwell)

● Auto pilot (Autohelm 6000)

● Dual GPS, the latest and current systems (B&G & Garmin)

● Radio/AIS with helm repeater station (Standard Horizon GX2400 Matrix)

● Radar integrated into GPS (Simrad Halo24 – 48 NM Range)

● Stereo System CD/AM/FM (Sony)

● Davits

● Twin 80W solar panels (Kyocera)

● Transom boarding/swim platform with ladder

● 2008 10’ RIB with 4 hp outboard engine (West Marine & Yamaha)


Interior Accommodations

Starting forward is the V-berth double guest cabin with ensuite head and separate shower. The hull sides are lined with teak panels creating a rich, warm and inviting atmosphere. The overhead is a white hard, rigid headliner. Daylight works its way through the large overhead hatch and opening portlights in the hull. Soft lighting is available along the hull. Storage is quite plentiful in this space with six drawers below the bunk.

The ensuite head is just aft and to port. The space is quite generous for a guest head and features a Tecma freshwater 12V electric toilet, separate shower with teak drain grate, outboard seat and storage above/below the sink/counter.

Situated centrally is the main salon. Here, there is plenty of headroom and enough seating for a dinner party. The starboard side has a linear, “I” settee with two upper cabinets for storage, four teak louvered doors and three draws at the forward end of a lower cabinet. The port side of the salon has an L-shaped settee and a large removable table mounted on two aluminum legs. This settee has the same upper storage along the hull, two cabinets, four teak louvered doors, and aft of it is a three draw lower cabinet for more storage. The main salon is bright, open, inviting and accommodating for dinner parties or a work area to do projects aboard dockside or out underway cruising.

● Custom innerspring centerline queen mattress (aft)

● Teak and holly flooring

● Freshwater 12V electric heads – 2 Qty (Tecma)

● Diesel forced air heat (Webasto Air Top 3500)

● Seven hatches

● 17 opening ports

● Reverse cycle air conditioner (aft cabin only)

The U-shaped galley is part of the main salon and aft, one step down to starboard. The large double sink basin is on your left when entering the galley. There is a countertop space for a dish rack to the right of the sink or for food prep next to the three-burner stove/oven. At the bottom of the “U” is where the two-door top loading frig/freezer is located. Drawers and cabinets abound for more storage of cooking supplies and utensils.

● Two door, top loading refrigerator & freezer (Adler Barbour)

● Three-burner propane stove/oven (Hillerange)

● Microwave

● Double sinks

● Hot/Cold pressure water

● Seawater foot pump

The companionway separates the starboard galley from the port side nav station and is over, protects and covers the Yanmar 4JH-HTBE 66 hp diesel engine. The entrance into the main salon is just four steps and each tread has four strips/sections of nonskid for safe, sure-footed passes while moored or when sailing/motoring. A bonus, this helps to keep the main salon open and provides a spacious feeling when entertaining a large group of visitors below deck.

The navigation station is to port and opposite the galley. It features a large flip up chart table, swing out seat which is front and center to access the electronics. The shelf above is within arm’s reach and perfect for manuals, books, and more. To starboard when seated are two drawers for tools and other quick grab items.

Through the port passageway and aft is the master cabin with ensuite head that has a separate shower. This large aft stateroom has a walkaround centerline queen berth, tons of light and a generous amount of storage.

The ensuite head is accessed through a teak door on the starboard side of the cabin. A Tecma 12V electric freshwater toilet is just before the separate shower. The stall has a teak grate and built-in seat outboard.


Electronics and Navigation

● Radar (Simrad Halo24 – 48 NM Range)

● Digital Compass (Simrad Precision – 9)

● Thru-Hull Transducer (Simrad xSonic)

● WiFi Extender (Winegard ConnecT WF-200M)

● Class B AIS Transponder (Vesper XB-8000)

● TV Aft Cabin


Chart table

● Tri Data Display – Depth, Speed & Wind (B&G Triton2)

● Autopilot (Autohelm)

● VHF (Standard Horizon GX2400 Matrix AIS/GPS/NEMA2000 + Helm Remote)

● Chart Plotter (Garmin 441S)

● Monitor/Controller Charger/Inverter (Heart Interface Link 2000 R)

● Solar Charger/Controller (Morningstar ProStar 15)

● Weather station (La Crosse Technology)

● Stereo AM/FM/CD with speakers, salon & cockpit (Sony CDX-MP40)

● Satellite radio receiver (Sirus)



● 12” Chart plotter (B&G Zeus3)

● Autopilot (Autohelm 6000)

● VHF (Standard Horizon – Helm Remote)

● Binnacle compass (Aquameter Gemini 5”)


Electrical Systems

● New batteries, House – 4 Qty (Trojan)

● Battery, Bow Thruster – 1 Qty (?)

● Solar panels (80W) – 2 Qty (Kyocera)

● Monitor/Controller Charger/Inverter (Heart Interface Link 2000 R)

● Solar Charger/Controller (Morningstar ProStar 15)

● Distribution panel (Blue Seas)

● Balmar Smart Regulator (Balmar)

● Battery combiner for start battery

● AC/DC electrical panel

● 30 amp shore power inlet

● 30 amp 50’ power shore cord

● 12v DC power


Mechanical and Plumbing Systems

● 66 hp marine diesel engine (Yanmar 4JH-HTBE ~ 3520 hours)

● Transmission (Kanzaki KMA4)

● Throttle control (Morse)

● Fuel filter (Racor)

● Bow Thruster 12V (Lewmar)

● Refrigerator and freezer (Adler Barbour)

● 3-burner propane stove/oven (Hillerange)

● Propane tanks – 2 Qty 5 gallon

● Microwave oven

● Electric 12V freshwater toilets – 2 Qty (Tecma)

● Hot water heater (6 Gallon)

● Water pump

● Automatic bilge pump – 2 Qty

● Manual bilge pump – 1 Qty

● Thru-hulls, bronze


Deck and Hull

The topsides of Dream Keeper Too is a white gelcoat and has a gray nonskid “KiwiGrip” that was applied this past summer. There is a dark blue boot stripe at the waterline with blue bottom paint done in 2021. A rub rail runs most of the length down the topsides which is aesthetically pleasing with the large freeboard. A freshly varnished teak toe rail makes the transition from hull to deck well and is functionally safe when sailing.

● Double stainless bow roller

● Anchor Windlass 12V electric (Maxwell)

● Delta 45# anchor with 350’ 5/16” chain (Active – Starboard roller/chock)

● CQR 45# anchor (Port roller/chock)

● Danforth 40# anchor with 50’ chain & 300’ rode

● 18# kedge anchor & 50’ rode

● Anchor washdown pump

● Deck cleats – 6 Qty

● 28” stanchions with covered lifelines

● 2” varnished teak toe rail

● Deck hatches (Lewmar)

● Full blue canvas cockpit enclosure with stainless steel handrails

● Teak cockpit combing

● Teak cockpit table

● Steering pedestal

● Cockpit cushions

● Dinghy davits

● Radar pole

● Outboard bracket on transom

● Engine & crab pot stainless steel lift

● Teak flag staff

● Transom shower

● Bow pulpit seat

● Sheet rail line holders – 2 Qty

● Stern rail seats – 2 Qty

● Large stern swimming/boarding platform with ladders


Sails and Rigging

● Aluminum keel stepped mast (2005)

● Aluminum boom

● Rigging (2005)

● Standing Rigging 1X19 Wire, Stainless Steel

● ProFurl roller furling 110% genoa headsail

● Mack Sails – Mainsail with 3 Reefs

● Mack Sails – Mack Pack with Lazy Jacks

● Storm Jib

● Main halyard

● Jib halyard

● Boom Vang 4:1



At Mast:

● Barlow #21’s (Halyard) – 2 Qty

● Barlow #15 (Halyard) – 1 Qty

At Cockpit:

● Barlow #27’s 2 Speed Self Tailing (Jib Sheet – Primary) – 2 Qty

● Barlow #19 Self Tailing (Pit) – 1 Qty

● Barlow #17 Self Tailing (Main Sheet/Furler) – 1 Qty


Safety and Miscellaneous

● Internal overhead handrails

● Fire extinguishers – 7 Qty

● Smoke & CO2 detectors – 3 Qty

● MOB – 2 Qty


● Flares

● Bilge pumps – 3 Qty (2 Electrical & 1 Manual)

● Life Jackets

● Lifeslings – 2 Qty (Aft – Port & Starboard)

● Anchors – 2 Qty (Aft – Port & Starboard)

● Ships Bell (Nav Station)

● Ships Oil Lamp (Nav Station)

● Ships Clock & Barometer (Salon)

● Docklines

● Fenders

● Cooler (Pelican)

● BBQ Grill (Magma)

● 2008 10’ RIB & 4hp outboard engine (West Marine & Yamaha)

● Ships Spares – Alternator, Starter etc. etc.


Stored Offsite (Totes, Boxes and Buckets)

● Radar reflector

● Fender

● Wash bucket and cleaning supplies

● Maintenance equipment (Sander, Extension cord, Dust mask, Caulking gun and various service supplies)

● Rags



● Owner’s personal gear

● Books



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