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The Pearson 28-2 : 1986–1989

Pearson 28 Insignia

The new Pearson 28 is the third generation of boats this size, and represents the very latest thinking in design, engineering, and owner preference.

Uniquely Different


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The new Pearson 28 is our third generation of boats this size, and represents the very latest thinking in design, engineering, and owner preferences. A quick glance at her 24'4 1/2" waterline length and 9'10" beam dimensions indicate just how spacious she is. Truly, an extremely accommodating 28 footer. The challenge was to use this space to maximum advantage and this is where our design group has carved out new territory. For example, there are two real double berths - one forward and another enclosed stateroom aft to port - they provide desirable privacy while the enclosed head is located further aft than we have seen recently using a wider part of the boat to its best advantage.
The galley is located amidships with stove, sink, and stowage to port, and with a large ice box covered by an equally large chart table/counter to starboard. For a smaller boat, this is a superior arrangement as it maximizes galley work space and ice box volume.
The 28's sailing qualities are superb. Of particular note is her ability to stand up to a breeze due mainly to the form stability produced by her wide beam at the waterline. We set out to design a performance cruiser/racer and from all appearances, we succeeded. And one more thing. We are keenly aware that some of the finest sailing areas aren't very deep. So we offer the 28 in a shoal draft version that draws only 3'6".
To summarize, the 28 is what you've come to expect from Pearson. She is uniquely different and, in our opinion, just right for the requirements of today's sailors. Namely, quality, excellent sailing characteristics, sea-kindly motion, spaciousness, and privacy. Come Sail With Us.

Bill Shaw

Pearson 28-2


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