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The Pearson 43 : 1968–1971

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You have to sail this magnificent yacht and feel the way she moves through the water to fully appreciate what a great design really means.

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You have to sail this magnificent yacht and feel the way she moves throught the water to fully appreciate what a great design really means. We call her a trend-setter — a point of departure for designs to come — a fix from which the industry will take its future course.

Designed by Bill Shaw and tank-tested at Stevens Institute, the 43 is remarkably stable and maneuverable with very low resistance and a clean flat wake. Her sail area to wetted surface ratio is high and her waterline length gives her the long, loping stride and grace of a much larger boat.

For the cruising man, her broad beam, relatively short ends, large cockpit and strong fiberglass construction provide exceptional room, comfort and luxurious accommodations normally ascribed only to personally designed custom yachts.

The Pearson 43 is a responsive thoroughbred that hasn't forgotten that she must lead a double life... the action-filled career of the comptetitor with a crack racing crew aboard and the more peaceful life of the cruising yacht taking family and friends to far-off places. She can be yours as a sloop or yawl in your choice of aft cabin or standard arrangement.


Pearson 43

Pearson 43


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Pearson 43


Pearson 43


Pearson 43


Pearson 43


Pearson 43


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