Builder: Irwin                        Designer: TED IRWIN          

YEAR: 1981           BUILDER: Irwin Yachts                      MODEL: Citation 40


LOA: 40′         LWL: 31′ 2″    Beam: 12′ 2″   

Draft: 5’4″       Bridge Clearance: 55′ 8″        

Rig Type Masthead Sloop

Listed Sail Area 738sq.ft.

Fore Sail Area 412.5sq.ft.

Maximum Hull Speed  7.48 kts.

Capsize Screening Formula 1.88

Sail Area/Displacement (SA/D) 17.59  (Cruiser-Racer)

Displacement/Length (D/L) 256.35  (Moderate Displacement)

Motion Comfort Ratio 26.3

Aft cockpit with wheel steering

Fin keel with aft rudder on skeg


Engine: Yanmar         Engine(s) HP: 30         Engine Model: 3QM30           Serial: 82146  


Varnished teak plywood joiner work. This model was built prior to using a interior liner so it is “stick built” with the only FRP liner being in the head compartment. The over head is Ultra suede with Canalopi lights converted to LED.  This was origanlly vinyl with a few typical dome lights but I upgraded it for a major improvement in looks. Amteco vinyl teak and holly flooring.

V berth forward, single enclosed head,Mid salon with aft galley and small aft cabin.

Galley: 2 burner propane stove and oven. Microwave oven, Adler Barbour 12 VDC refrigeration with holding plate.

Head system: Sealand Vacuflush


About the author: Capt. Wayne


Boat builder, Sailor, Surveyor, and freelance writer.