We combined an advanced underwater configuration and powerful rig with graceful lines and spacious below-decks comfort to make the Pearson 30 a cruising man's racing boat... or vice versa
When we introduced the Pearson 30, she was thought of as a boat with the ability to "go both ways." We combined an advanced underwater configuration and powerful rig with graceful lines and spacious below-decks comfort to make the P30 a cruising man's racing boat... or vice versa.
Comments from cruising skippers like, "Really comfortable" and "Makes me feel like a better sailor," combined with the ability to perform on the race course - attest to the versatility of this honest boat. Further, the Pearson 30 is tangible evidence of Bill Shaw's contention that a fast boat can be beautiful.
Step aboard and study the clean, uncluttered lines and wide walkways. From the helm the visibility is excellent. Her 7'6" cockpit provides room for the whole family with cockpit stowage provided in a lazarette aft and a roomy sail locker to starboard. Her non-skid deck surfaces and that solid feeling underfoot are typical Pearson quality fiberglass construction.
Step below and see why so many racing skippers' wives find cruising a real pleasure aboard this versatile boat. Immediately to starboard at the bottom of the companionway is an "L" shaped galley with sink, icebox, optional 2-burner alcohol stove with stowage lockers and drawers below and above. To port, extending aft under the cockpit is a quarterberth with stowage under.
The main cabin offers room and accessibility while underway and comfortable accommodations while at anchor. The port berth which converts to a double serves to seat three at the bulkhead mounted table. Opposite, the starboard berth can seat three more with the bulkhead table leaf up.
Stowage is provided under both port and starboard berths and above in lockers and shelves. Large fixed ports let in plenty of light and, despite her low profile, there's 6'1" headroom below.
Forward is a large athwartships toilet room, a large hanging locker to port, and vanity unit with wash basin to starboard.
The forepeak has a huge double berth designed for comfort. Two fixed ports provide light, and overhead, the hatch makes for easy headsail changes. There's additional stowage below the berths and above on ample shelves.
Your choice of decorator fabrics is available to add that personal touch.
A compromise boat? Ask a crusing or racing family who owns one. And more importantly, check out the resale value of the Pearson 30 (if you can find a used one!).
Cast off and Come Sail With Us... then decide for yourself.
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