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The Pearson 36-2 : 1985–1990

Pearson 36 Insignia

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

A Sound Cruiser-Racer

Like the axiom says — the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. What is so wholly striking about the Pearson 36 is the size of those parts. The nice thing is that this 36 footer comes in at the performance end of the racer/cruiser spectrum.

For example, take a good look at her interior. At each end is a private, well-ventilated double stateroom where berths are 6'6" long and proportionately wide (not the "dollhouse" doubles you so often see where berths are cramped and there's no room for clothes changing). Separating these Pearson-sized private staterooms is a main cabin whose dinette can seat six, while still permitting unimpeded access to the forward cabin.

Throughout all areas is an unusual amount of out-of-sight stowage for equipment, food, bedding, and clothing.

Certainly not least of those areas where the size fits the need is the 7'6" cockpit. Its uncluttered, curved seating sets new standards for comfort. And unlike the more common T-shaped cockpits, this one gives you a cockpit long enough to sleep in under the stars.

The nice thing is, all this 36-footer comes in at the performance end of the racer/cruiser spectrum.

Go for it!

Pearson 36-2

Pearson 36-2


Specifications*

LOA (Overall Length) 36.5'
LWL (Waterline Length) 29.6'
Beam 12.3'
Draft 6.5/4.5/4.2-8.3'
Displacement 15,000/15,850 lbs
Ballast 5,800/6,550 lbs
Sail Area 660 sq ft
Mast Height (above D.W.L.)
Cockpit Length 7' 6"
Auxillary Power Diesel
Foretriangle Area 363 sq ft
Mainsail Area 297 sq ft
I – Foretriangle Height 47.1'
J – Foretriangle Base 15.4'
P – Mainsail Hoist 41.0'
E – Mainsail Foot 14.5'

Technical Data

Designer Bill Shaw
Years Built 1985 – 1990
Hull Speed 7.29 kn
SA/D – Sail Area to Displacement 17.4
DLR or D/L – Displacement to Length Ratio 258
BR – Ballast Ratio 39%
L/B – Length to Ballast 2.97
LWL/B – Waterline Length to Ballast 2.41
OR – Overhang Ratio 19%
CSF – Capsize Screening Formula 2.00
MCR – Motion Comfort Ratio 25.7
M/F – Main to Foretriangle Ratio 0.82
PHRF – Performance Handicap Rating 129 (average)

Pearson Yachts Brochure

Pearson 36-2


Pearson 36-2


Pearson 36-2


Pearson 36-2


Pearson 36-2


Pearson 36-2


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