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A genuine dual purpose yacht — one that offers luxurious cruising accommodations and impressive performance — is a rarity in today's yachting world of pipe–berthed "tonners" and broad–beamed cruising auxiliaries.
A genuine dual purpose yacht – one that offers luxurious cruising accommodations and impressive performance – is a rarity in today's yachting world of pipe-berthed "tonners" and broad-beamed cruising auxiliaries.
Bill Shaw has created an honest, adaptable yacht in the Pearson 36. In a time when cruising boats with magnificent appointments combined with the ability to perform so often result in a compromise, there is no compromise here.
Teak trim and joinerwork abound both on deck and below. And the Pearson 36 sleeps six (seven, with optional port pilot berth).
Step aboard for a tour of this decidedly different racer/cruiser. The cockpit, with its well-placed steering pedestal, is uncluttered, efficient and safe. Port and starboard sail lokers and winch handle alcoves, plus a lazarete hatch aft, provide stowage on deck. Teak toe rails, cabintop handrails and teak cockpit coamings add a luxurious look. And the fiberglass seahood and non-skid deck surfaces are thoughtful safety and comfort features. No-nonsense deckhouse design and a wide walk-around deck provide visibility and ease of accessibility forward.
Below the waterline, the P36's proven skeg/rudder combination lets her almost steer herself, while aloft, over 600 square feed of moderate to high aspect sail area gives her the drive to win. Now step below to the warmth and roominess of luxury afloat.
At the bottom of the companionway immediately to starboard is the galley. Efficient. Complete with gimballed 2-burner stove with oven, lots of counterspace, stowage drawers below and stowage lockers above. Immediately oppostie the galley is the navigation station, with lift-up chart bable, ample electronics space, shelves outboard to port, oilskin locker aft and quarter berth.
The main cabin is the P36's entertainment center. Bulkhead-mounted table provides dining for six with leaf in position and folds away neatly for lounging or sleeping.
The main cablin features a settee/berth to port with bookcase and lockers outboard. Overhead, a translucent ventilation hatch provides plenty of air and light.
Forwward to starboard in the main cabin, a roomy hanging locker is provided for your personal gear. Opposite, the toilet room has a vanity equipped with linen stowage and a raft of locker space.
The forward cabin lets you or your guests stretch out on two full-length berths (V-filler optional) and provides stowage in a bureau to port and hanging locker starboard. A big overhead hatch allows for ventilation, light and access to the foredeck. Shelves outboard of the forward berths and anchor rode stowage in the forepeak complete this fine yacht.
But it doesn't end there. The one missing ingredient is you, your family and friends at the helm or stretched out on deck soaking up the sun on the race course or easing into some distant anchorage, the Pearson 36 is a lot of boat.
And once you've inspected the Pearson 36 for yourself and compared the price, we're sure you'll decide to... Come Sail With Us.
|LOA (Overall Length)||36.5'|
|LWL (Waterline Length)||29.2'|
|Sail Area||585/655 sq ft|
|Mast Height (above D.W.L.)|
|Foretriangle Area||341/370 sq ft|
|Mainsail Area||244/285 sq ft|
|I – Foretriangle Height||46.0/50.0'|
|J – Foretriangle Base||14.8'|
|P – Mainsail Hoist||38.0/44.5'|
|E – Mainsail Foot||12.8'|
|*approximations from Pearson Yachts|
|Years Built||1972 – 1976|
|Hull Speed||7.29 kn|
|SA/D – Sail Area to Displacement||16.5/18.5|
|DLR or D/L – Displacement to Length Ratio||233|
|BR – Ballast Ratio||39%|
|L/B – Length to Ballast||3.30|
|LWL/B – Waterline Length to Ballast||2.67|
|OR – Overhang Ratio||19%|
|CSF – Capsize Screening Formula||1.80|
|MCR – Motion Comfort Ratio||29.6|
|M/F – Main to Foretriangle Ratio||0.71|
|PHRF – Performance Handicap Rating||138 (average)|