Ted Irwin was the chief designer, company owner, and did the bulk of the research and development.
He bought everything by the boxcar - From fiberglass to winches and sails.
Debt Service - Compared to others in the industry, Irwin Yacht owned outright all its land, factory and tools. Most other builders had to deal with hefty amounts of debt service and that lead to higher costs.
Irwin Yacht and Marine Corp. was vertically integrated company. Irwin built everything they could in house. From brochures to pedestals to masts.
Cool Running had a complete overhaul in 2014 and now for sale at Sea Independent