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Table of Pearson Sailboat Models

From 1956 to 1991 Pearson produced numerous models of boats, both sail and power. In the very early sailboat designs, including the breakthrough Triton, Pearson Yachts contracted with several independent designers. In 1964 Bill Shaw was brought in to start an in-house design team with the vision of developing Pearson Yachts as a brand which would become a worldwide leader in the "Golden Age" of sailing yachts for working-class sailor.

Key to Sailboat Table

  • Model: Boat model and link to image/drawing.
  • Type: Boat and Rig Attributes. — credits to pearsoninfo.net
  • LOA: Length Overall, the maximum length in feet, of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
  • DISP: Displacement, the vessel's weight in pounds, calculated from the volume of water displaced by it.
  • Production: Approximate years and number produced.
  • Designer: Yacht designer
  • Home: Web page with specs on PearsonYachts.org.
  • External Websites: Opens in new browser tab or window.

Key to Designers

  • Shaw – William H. Shaw joined Pearson Yachts in 1964 as Chief Architect, eventually running the entire Pearson Yachts Division of Grumman. During his tenure, he and his team designed over 50 different sail and power boats. Bill Shaw
  • Alberg – Carl Alberg's successful career as a designer can be linked back to his partnership with Pearson Yachts and early fiberglass yacht construction. Carl Alberg
  • Tripp – During the 1960s, William H. Tripp Jr. was one of America’s most successful yacht designers. Bill Tripp
  • Rhodes – Philip L. Rhodes was a naval architect known for his diverse yacht designs. Philip Rhodes
  • Tritt – Bill Tritt is a yacht builder with a keen interest in fiberglass as a material to use in boats and cars. Bill Tritt
  • Alden – John G. Alden was an American naval architect and the founder of Alden Designs. John Alden

Model Types

The following table lists all of the Pearson models (63+) of sailing yachts and their "Type" – most of which are a Bermuda rigged sloop (single mast with fore-and-aft sails), unless otherwise specified by Cat, Ketch, or Yawl.


Pearson Sailboat Models

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Model Type LOA DISP Production Designer Home Website(s)
Plebe/Cub Dinghy 8 120/98 1958
Triton
Sleek and Speedy
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Fractional | Yawl/Ketch
28.3 6930 1959–1967 (750) Alberg Archive.org
Hawk
Saucy Day-Sailer
Centerboard 16.4 575 1962–63 Alberg Archive.org
Tiger Cat
First 1-Design Catamaran
Catamaran | Fractional Rig 17 585 1960 (162) Archive.org
Electra
Predecessor to Ensign
Fractional | Full Keel
Stepped Cabin House
22.5 3000 1960–65 (350) Alberg Archive.org
Invicta
Bermuda Class Winner
Keel/CB | Yawl/Ketch 37.7 15000 1960–1965 (33) Tripp Archive.org
Bounty II
Purchased from Coleman Boat
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Yawl | Fractional Rig
40.8 18800 1962–1963 (100) Rhodes Bounty II
Rhodes 41
Adapted from Bounty II
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Yawl | Fractional Rig
40.8 18800 1963–1968 (50) Rhodes Bounty II
Archive.org
Alberg 35
Fine Sailing Qualities
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House 35 12600 1961–1967 Alberg Users-Group
Archive.org
Petrel
Cat Dinghy
Cat Rig | Centerboard 12.1 286 1962 Tritt Archive.org
Grumman
4-In-1 Sportboat
Centerboard 15 112 1960's
Ensign
Hall of Fame
Full Keel | Fractional 22.5 3000 1962–present (1793+) Alberg Ensign-Class
Archive.org
Ariel
Mini Triton
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House 25.5 5120 1962–1966 (440) Alberg Yacht-Association
Archive.org
Vanguard Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House 32.5 10300 1963–1967 (404) Rhodes Vanguard.org
Archive.org
Resolute
Salty Design
Full Keel 20 1800 1964 Tritt Archive.org
Packet
Hudson River Packet
Modified Full Keel 18 1000 1963 (50) Tritt Archive.org
Commander
Her Beauty Will Last
Full Keel 26 5400 1964–1967 (351) Alberg Yacht-Association
Archive.org
Countess 44
Sails Like a Queen
Full Keel | Pilot House
Ketch
44.5 28000 1965–1970 Alden Countess44.com
Archive.org
Wanderer
Cruising centerboarder
Keel/CB | Stepped Cabin House 29.8 9800 1966–1971 (177) Shaw Archive.org
Lark
Raised deck
Full Keel | Flush Deck 24.0 4300 1966–1968 Shaw Archive.org
Coaster
Fast, sea-kindly, roomy
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House 29.8 9500 1966–1970 Shaw Archive.org
Renegade
The Rogue
Fin Keel | Stepped Cabin House 27.2 6500 1967–1969 Archive.org
Pearson 22
Sea Going Sportscar
Fin Keel | Fractional Rig 22.3 2600 1968–1972 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 24
Pure Pleasure
Full Keel 23.5 4300 1968–1969 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 300
Power to Spare
Full Keel | Pilot House 30.3 10000 1969–1970 (few) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 35
Longest Production Run
Keel/CB | Yawl/Ketch 35 13000 1968–1982 (514) Shaw Pearson35.com
Pearson 35 Forum
Archive.org
Pearson 43
New Point of Departure
Modified Keel | Yawl/Ketch 42.8 21796 1968–1971 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 26
Modest Coastal Cruiser
Fin Keel | Stepped Cabin House 26.1 5400 1970–1982 (2100+) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 33
The Thoroughbred
Keel/CB 32.9 10900 1970–1975 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 39
Beauty in Action
Keel/CB | Yawl 39.3 17000 1970–1977 (30) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 30
Fast and Beautiful
Fin Keel 29.8 8,320 1971–1980 (1185) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 390 Keel/CB | Center Cockpit
Flush Deck
39 20600 1972–1973 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 36
SA/D 16.5
Fin Keel | Tall Mast 36.5 13500 1972–1976 (103+ Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 10M
Comfort and Efficiency
Fin Keel | Tall Mast 33 12441 1973–1980 (230+) Shaw P10M-site
Archive.org
Pearson 419 Modified Keel | Ketch/Yawl
Center Cockpit | Aft Cabin
41.8 21000 1975–1976 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 28
Responsive and Attractive
Fin Keel 28 7850 1975–1982 Shaw Archive.org
Custom 32
One-Off "Screech"
Centerboard | Flush Deck 32.2 11643 1975 (one-off) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 365 Modified Keel | Yawl/Ketch 36.4 17700 1976–1982 Shaw Yacht-Club
Archive.org
Pearson 323
An International Flair
Modified Keel 32.3 12800 1976–1983 (385) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 31
Go-fast hull configuration
Fin Keel | Fractional 31 9400 1978–1981 (65) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 23
Day Sailer
Fin Keel | Keel/CB 23 3500 1979–1981 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 424 Modified Keel | Yawl/Ketch
Aft Cabin
42.3 21000 1977–1985 Shaw Pearson424.org
Archive.org
Pearson 40 Centerboard | Flush Deck
Double Spreader
39.9 22800 1979–1981 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 32
Luxury on a sports car chassis
Fin Keel 31.7 9400 1979–1982 (113) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 36PH (367) Modified Keel | Pilothouse 36.4 17700 1979–1981 (30) Shaw Yacht-Club
Archive.org
Pearson Flyer
Come Fly With Us
Fin Keel | Fractional
Flush Deck
29.9 6235 1981–1983 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 36C (367) Modified Keel | Cutter 36.5 17700 1981–1982 Shaw Yacht-Club
Archive.org
Pearson 530
Consummate Performance
Cruising Yacht
Modified Keel | Keel/CB
Cutter | Center Cockpit
Double Spreader | Yawl
Aft Cabin
53.6 43000 1981–1985 (30) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 37
Designed to Perform
Fin Keel | Double Spreader 36.9 12800 1982–1986 (42) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 23C
Swift and Simple
Fin Keel | Cat Rig 23 3000 1983–1985 (42) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 303
A Big 30-footer
Modified Keel 30.3 10400 1983–1986 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 34
Luxury Tacks
Fin Keel | CB Option 33.8 11200 1983–1986 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 422 Modified Keel | Cutter
Center Cockpit | Aft Cabin
42.2 22000 1983–1987 Shaw P422-Owners
Archive.org
Pearson 385 Modified Keel | Center Cockpit
Cutter Rig | Aft Cabin
38.3 20575 1984–1986 Shaw P385-Owners
Archive.org
Pearson 386 Modified Keel | Cutter Rig 38.3 16915 1984–1985 Shaw P386-Owners
Archive.org
Pearson 36-2 Fin Keel | Keel/CB
Double Spreader | Aft Cabin
36.5 15000 1985–1990 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 27
A Spacious 27-footer
Fin Keel | Aft Cabin 26.9 5800 1986–1991 Shaw P27-Owners
Archive.org
Pearson 28-2
Well Rounded Bay Cruiser
Fin Keel | Aft Cabin 28.5 7000 1986–1989 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 33-2
Dual Purpose Boat
Fin Keel | CB Option
Double Spreader | Aft Cabin
32.5 11000 1986–1991 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 39-2 Fin Keel | Keel/CB
Double Spreader | Aft Cabin
39 18000 1986–1991 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 31-2
The boat as a performer
Fin Keel | Double Spreader
Wing Option
30.8 10000 1987–1991 (268) Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 37-2 Fin Keel | Wing Option 37.4 16000 1988–1991 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 34-2
Mid-size Cruiser
Fin Keel | Double Spreader
Wing Option
34.5 11500 1989–1991 Shaw Archive.org
Pearson 38 Fin Keel | Double Spreader
Aft Cabin | Wing Option
27.6 15175 1989–1991 Shaw Archive.org

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