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IAmSpartacus 06-12-2012 02:13 PM

Irwin Citation 40 (1980) Reveiw
 
Hey all

I'm in the market for a big Cruiser., Blue Water Boat. There is a Irwin Citation on the market for less then 60K which it fits into my budget but don't know much about this boat.
Anyone with any info on this would be greatly appriciated.

I woudl be interested in somenes opinion about how does she handle rough weather? Has anyone had this in rough seas.????

Thanks......

LandLocked66c 06-12-2012 10:01 PM

Re: Irwin Citation 40 (1980) Reveiw
 
No comments? Looks to be a beautiful boat....

Cruisingdad 06-12-2012 10:41 PM

Re: Irwin Citation 40 (1980) Reveiw
 
Where do u want to go and what is your top budget. Irwins are fine but never my first choice for long distance cruising. They are great carrib boats or coastal, but Many have blister issues and there could be better boats for long distance cruising. There is no suich thing as a bluewater boat. Tell me your budget and ideal itinerary, I will give u my opinions. Others will also.

Brian

IAmSpartacus 06-13-2012 07:24 AM

Re: Irwin Citation 40 (1980) Reveiw
 
Hey Brian

I am looking for something long distance., maybe cross the atlantic in a few years. Ideally under 60K for a 40ft or bigger.

Thanks

JimsCAL 06-17-2012 07:54 PM

Re: Irwin Citation 40 (1980) Reveiw
 
Friend has an Irwin 39 of that vintage. Typical build quality for a production boat of that era. And he has had some success in longer PHRF races. But not my choice for crossing oceans.

Cruisingdad 06-19-2012 11:09 PM

Re: Irwin Citation 40 (1980) Reveiw
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IAmSpartacus (Post 884151)
Hey Brian

I am looking for something long distance., maybe cross the atlantic in a few years. Ideally under 60K for a 40ft or bigger.

Thanks

At 60 k, that would not be my choice for crossing the Atlantic. I would either go smaller or maybe up my budget to an older Tayana 37 or somthing similar. I highly suggest buying a comfortable live aboard boat that will make you happy versus the boat that you might take somewhere some day. The long distance cruisers are typically expensive have draw backs. If you are serious about this, I am happy to discuss.

Brian


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