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The Pearson 23 : 1979–1981

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The thought behind this new boat is to bring our experience and quality to those sailors who, for one reason or another, trailer their boats to one or more bodies of water.

The Go Anywhere Boat


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"Life keeps running in cycles," so the song goes and mine is no different. 25 years ago, my career started with a little 24-foot yawl that, as I recall, won her first dozen or so races. Now here I am working again in roughly the same footage with the new Pearson 23.
The thought behind this new boat is to bring our experience and quality to those sailors who, for one reason or another, trailer their boats to one or more bodies of water.
Certainly, the 23 is intended to be equally at home on a mooring or in a slip, but by adding the trailerable option, she becomes a real go-anywhere, do-anything boat. Just hook 'er up and take off.
It's really that simple.
In designing the 23, I took special care to be sure that she carries her headroom, foredeck and cockpit in proper proportions such that her overall appearance is particularly attractive.
And since her rig would be subject to more set-up and take-down that other boats, it had to be simple. Belowdecks, there is only so much you can do in 23 feet, but just as a Porsche is as comfortable, functional and elegant as a Cadillac, so, too, is the 23. She has four good-size berths, plenty of stowage, and a unique optional galley module that contains a sink, stove, portable cooler and cutlery compartment. This unit is optional, as is the toilet; because I feel there is no sense in paying for anything you don't feel you need right away. Both can be simply added later on.
It may be that you're looking at a Pearson for the first time. Either because the 23 is our first trailerable or because she'll be your first keel boat with cruising accommodations. To that I can only say that we put all the design, engineering and quality into her that we put into our larger boats for a very good business reason.
If she's to be your first Pearson, we want you to "Come Sail With Us" for years to come.

Bill Shaw

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