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The Pearson 39 : 1970–1977

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The Pearson 39 is indeed many things to many masters. She's quite a boat.


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Whether you find her anchored in a Caribbean lagoon or cruising of the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf coasts, the Pearson 39 is a memorable sight. Always in harmony with her surroundings. Always graceful. From her stern rail to her bow pulpit, the 39 is one uninterrupted flow of beauty in action.
You'll find the Pearson 39 displaying her low silhouette and clean, uncluttered lines in the hands of cruising and racing skippers alike. She is many things to many masters.
Luxuriously appointed above and below decks, she's everything you'd expect in a pure cruising yacht – and much more. She sleeps seven – two in the spacious owner's cabin forward, two to starboard amidships, two in a convertible dinette to port, and another in a navigator's berth adjacent to the chart table aft. Spacious and open with free and easy movement fore'n aft is another of her design features.
The Pearson 39 further endears herself to the cruising sailor with shallow draft (4' 7 5/8” board up) design that makes exploring harbors and inlets a breeze.
When you find the Pearson 39 racing, you'll see a boat that rates well under most rules, accelerates quickly, steers superbly and carts off numerous trophies. Racing in comfort is what it's called.
The Pearson 39 is indeed many things to many masters. She's the boat for the racing skipper who will occasionally cruise with his family or the cruising skipper who will occasionally take on the fleet. Do it now. She's quite a boat.

Bill Shaw

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Pearson 39 Description

Whether you find her anchored in a Caribbean lagoon or cruising off the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf Coasts, the Pearson 39 is a memorable sight. Rigged as a sloop or yawl, she's always one uninterrupted flow of beauty in action.
Designed by Bill Shaw to offer luxurious cruising with her moderate aspect rig and skeg-rudder combination, the P39 is fast and stable with an easy motion. Her low silhouette and clean, uncluttered lines have endeared her to cruising and racing skippers alike. The Pearson 39 is many things to many masters.
The reason is obvious the moment you step aboard. Look aloft and on deck. Her rigging, fittings and thoughtful arrangement reflect the quality workmanship that has made Pearson Yachts the standard in yacht construction. On deck the 39's wide walkways and clean foredeck are molded with reinforced, non-skid fiberglass surfaces throughout.
And her roomy 9' 3" cockpit provides great visibility from the helm. Port and starboard cockpit lockers and a lazarette aft consume sailbags, outboard engines, and miscellaneous gear.
But the real treat comes when you slide open the main companionway hatch and look below. Equipped with optional teak interior, the Pearson 39 is a warm inviting second home, designed for luxurious and efficient living. To starboard at the bottom of the ladderway, is a huge L-shaped galley with a wealth of counterspace, top loading ice-box, sink, lockers, and drawers underneath, food locker above, and a gimballed three-burner stove/oven. Directly opposite to port is the navigation center with lift-up chart table, drawer and locker stowage and a quarter berth which doubles as the navigator's seat. Directly forward, the luxurious main cabin invites you to relax. Settee berths port and starboard serve as seats for the convenient foldaway bulkhead table. A ventilation hatch overhead provides light and air, and stowage is located behind and under every conceivable space. Forward to port, is located the toilet room, complete with trap linen stowage, drawers under the vanity and large sundries locker. And opposite to starboard, is a bureau and hanging locker.
Privacy, Pearson style, is provided in the forward owner's cabin with hinged door, hanging locker to starboard, locker and bureau to port… and private entrance to the toilet room. Outboard above the full-length berths, are shelves for books, odds and ends; and forward is the forepeak locker door. The Pearson 39. Explore harbors and inlets with ease. She draws only 4' 7 5/8" board up. Or if the urge strikes you, take a turn offshore with the fleet. When you find the P39 racing, you'll see a boat that accelerates quickly, steers superbly, and carts off numerous trophies. Racing in comfort is what it's called.
But most importantly, compare her design, features, and price with the other boats in her class. We're confident you'll…Come Sail With Us.


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Pearson 39 On The Web

This is the first generation of the Pearson 39 from the 1970's that was also available in a yawl.

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