Join Date: Dec 2009
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The Islander 30 is a great sailing boat,
and that example looks to be in great shape.
The Irwin is actually quite a bit bigger boat,
with 1' more beam. So it would feel much
more spacious as a live aboard.
The Islander 30 hull design actually
dates to 1970, so the Irwin is a bit
more modern with a much longer
waterline. Either boat would be
roomier, and sail faster than the Grampian,
with the Irwin probably coming out ahead
on both counts.
Islander 30 II 'COOL'