Jim Irwin’s influence on the yacht industry

Irwin Yacht Sales was founded in 1963 in Portland, Oregon by Jim Irwin. In fact, the company is the oldest yacht and boat brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest.

Since its inception, the company has been committed to providing superior service to its clients. This philosophy remains the company’s top priority.

Founder Jim Irwin has worked hard for nearly 60 years to build his reputation in the yacht and boat building industry. During his career, he has been a dealer for some of the most recognized brands in the world. These include: Ocean Alexander, Sea Ray, Tollycraft and Carver.

The yard also played a key role in the adoption of fiberglass hulls, the Taiwanese revolution and the development of the modern motor yacht.

Jim Irwin’s influence on the yacht and shipbuilding industry is undeniable. His efforts have helped shape the boats we admire today. At Irwin Yacht Sales, Jim Irwin’s legacy continues to inspire the company to provide exceptional brokerage services with a focus on customer satisfaction and long-term loyalty.

Matt Maynard and Jim Irwin Join Forces to Expand Irwin Yacht Sales in the Pacific Northwest

With Jim Irwin’s professional guidance, Matt Maynard’s Sacramento Yacht Sales became one of the largest brokerage firms in Northern California in the 2000s.

In 2006, Maynard and Irwin partnered to expand their presence in the Pacific Northwest by opening Irwin Yacht Sales in Seattle. Their successful partnership has allowed Irwin Yacht Sales to establish itself as one of the most recognized and respected yacht brokerage firms in the Pacific Northwest.

In 2015, Matt Maynard purchased the remaining rights to Irwin Yacht Sales.

While Jim Irwin continues to work as a select broker and consultant for the company. Until his passing in February 2018, Jim dedicated his time to helping others and promoting integrity in the marine industry. His legacy continues to be an inspiration to the Irwin Yacht Sales team.

Jim Irwin and Matt Maynard – A commitment to the marine industry and local trade associations

Matt follows in Jim’s footsteps by actively contributing. In fact, he is an active contributor to the marine industry through his involvement in local marine trade associations.

Like Jim, who served as President of the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and as one of the founding members of the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), Matt has also served as President of NYBA for two terms and on its Board of Directors for over ten years. As a member of the Certified Professional Yacht Brokers program, Matt helps promote continuing education for yacht brokers.

Irwin Yachts: Exceptional boats for the adventurer of the sea

Irwin boats are available in a wide range of sizes, from 30 to 68 feet. Currently, there are no new models available from Irwin Yacht Sales as the company has not built boats since the 1990s. However, there are several pre-owned models available on the market.

The most popular models include:

  • Irwin 34
  • Irwin 37
  • Irwin 38
  • Irwin 43
  • Irwin 52 Cruising yacht
  • Irwin 54
  • Irwin 65 Ketch
  • Irwin 68

Irwin boats are a popular choice for boaters looking for a comfortable, rugged boat for the high seas.

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