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Saorsa is a 1976 Irwin center cockpit, cutter rigged ketch. She has 3 large cabins: A forward cabin with a large head/with a small tub and shower, the main cabin and galley, and a large aft cabin with its own head, with a shower too. Headroom is about 6’ 4” in the main cabin!  New cushions inside & out. The galley has ample storage, a single basin sink, ac/dc refrigerator, propane stove & microwave. The forward head has foot pump operated vacuum flush with macerator and 15 gallon holding tank; The aft head is a fully electric vacuum flush with macerator and 15 gallon holding tank. An 11 gallon hot water heater feeds  all sinks and showers and a new shower sump system helps to keep the bilge clean!

Recent Garmin instruments & 18” Radar added plus a Garmin Auto pilot (w’/ remote) are all connected with NMEA 2000; A rewired 24 breaker Blue Sea Systems electrical panel with several bus bars for easy maintenance has 8 AC and 16 DC breakers. LED Lighting throughout. A Standard Horizon GSX 6000 VHF with AIS reception also has a helm remote. Lots of USB charging ports in cabins; nav bench & Helm.

Most of Saorsa’s systems have been completely re-done.  She will make her new owner a great cruiser or live-aboard. With a complete rebuild on the 60 hp Perkins 6.154 engine in 2020, now has just over 600 hours; “All” standing rigging and halyards were replaced also in April 2021 and with a virtually complete steering system rebuild; New and reinstalled seacocks with g10 backing plates & epoxy and a Main mast support was also rebuilt with coated steel; epoxy & G10 plate. A new custom interior hull liner of red meranti mahogany boards provides a warm feel in all cabins

Other system improvements include virtually all new wiring, plumbing, propane, sump, 16K Reverse air; cushions; galley rebuild; led lighting; life rails ai and many new ones installed from scratch, Saorsa is truly blue water ready The equipment/ project list and photos should fill in the gaps though I will happily answer any questions as completely as possible! Invoices for the rigging and engine rebuild, electronics, etc., as well as major parts /system manuals and details of all systems and most installed equipment are available.

For sale by owner, Saorsa is currently in the water near Portsmouth, NH. Please send any questions or inquiries to Neil at ntphoto61@gamil.com or call 603-436-0865. I look forward to showing her by appointment. Serious inquiries only please!. All reasonable offers will be considered. Brokerage inquiries are also welcome.

$ 62,500 or BO

A 10’ Coastal RIB Dinghy with a propane powered LEHR 9.9HP ES propane powered outboard is available separately. $ 3900 or BO Please inquire.


  • Seller havutndi
  • Manufacturer Irwin
  • Model 42 Center Cockpit Cutter Rigged ketch
  • Year 1976
  • Length 42 ft / 12.8 m
  • Beam 13.3 ft / 4.05 m
  • Draft 4.5 ft / 1.37 m
  • Displacement 30000 lbs / 13607.79 kg
  • Condition Good
  • Location New Hampshire, United States
  • Material: Fiberglass
  • Rigging: Ketch
  • Hull: Monohull
  • Keel: Long Keel
  • Sailboat Type: Cruiser
  • Covering(s): Bimini Top, Dodger, Mainsail Cover
  • Cabin Layout: Aft Cabin, Saloon, V-Berth
  • Fresh Water: 120 gallons / 454.25 kg
  • Holding Tank: 30 gallons / 113.56 kg
  • Fuel Capacity: 110 gallons / 416.4 kg
  • Engine Make: Perkins
  • Engine Model: 4.154
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel Capacity: 110 gallons
  • Engine Hours: 608 hrs
  • Horsepower: 60 hp
  • Propulsion: Inboard
  • Steering: Single Wheel
  • # of Cabins: 3
  • # of Bathrooms: 2.0
  • Bathroom Layout: Bathroom With Shower, Toilet Vacuum


  • Chart Plotter
  • Compass
  • Depth Sounder
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • GPS
  • Nav Table
  • Radar
  • Radar Reflector
  • Speed/Depth/Wind
  • VHF Radio
  • Air Conditioning
  • Batteries (Marine)
  • Battery Charger
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Heating
  • Main Circut Breaker
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Shore Power
  • Solar Charger
  • Solar Panel(s)
  • 12v System
  • Antifouling
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Pressurized Water
  • Pulpit
  • Radio
Rig / Sails
  • Head/Jib Sail
  • Furlingjib System
  • Lazyjacks
  • Mainsail
  • Self Tailing Winches
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Toppping Lift
  • Whisker Pole
  • Freezer
  • Gas Stove
  • Gimbaled Stove
  • Grill
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Ice Box
  • LED Lighting
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Water Pump
  • Cockpit Table
  • Cup Holders
  • Cushions
  • Deck Hatch
  • Mounted Grill
  • Speakers
  • Stereo
  • Swim Ladder
  • Dock Lines
  • Fenders
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Gas Detectors
  • Life Buoys
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Lines
  • Life Raft
  • MOB Equipment
  • Radar Reflector
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Anchor
  • Anchor Chain
  • Backup Anchor
  • Delta Anchor
  • Electric Windlass
  • Plow Anchor

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