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The Pearson 22 : 1968–1972

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This boat is to sailing what a sports car is to driving.

The Seagoing Sportscar

This boat is to sailing what a sports car is to driving — a high performance, smooth handling, beautifully balanced design that puts fun into getting there.

Designed by the man who first saw that a small boat could both race successfully and cruise comfortably, then gave us the famous Shaw 24 to prove it, the Pearson 22 is living proof that small boats do not have to be homely... that, in fact, they can have long waterlines to increase speed and interior space, yet be attractive in a traditional way that defies time.

The "22" can be as exciting or as docile as you ask her to be. She accelerates quickly, responds instantly and in her first year of competition has proven her ability to keep up with boats half again her size thereby saving her time for a host of victories. Proof of her performance is tha fact that Pearson 22 No. 45 won four races in excess of 20 miles by correct times of over 5 minutes and took the Season Championship although she was the smallest boat in her fleet. From the cruising man's point of view, the "22" features four full length bunks, galley provisions, optional toilet and stove for what amounts to a beautifully decorated one room efficiency apartment.

Although the "22" appears to be headed for one-design racing in many areas, the fact that her design, self-bailing cockpit and accommodations qualify her under MIDGET OCEAN RACING CLUB (MORC) rules indicates Pearson's concern for your safety afloat. And she is trailerable.

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