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Pearson Sailboats

From 1956 to 1991 Pearson Yachts produced over 60 models of sailboats which are listed here in a comprehensive table.


All Sailboat Models

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Model Type LOA Draft DISP SA/D Production Designer Links
PLEBE Sailing Dinghy 8 120/98 1958 Home Page
TRITON
Sleek and Speedy
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Fractional | Yawl
28.3 4.0 6930 14.5 1959–1967 (750) Alberg Home Page PearsonInfo
HAWK
Saucy Day-Sailer
Centerboard | Kick-up Rudder 16.3 .6 | 3.6 575 28.5 1962–63 Alberg Home Page
PearsonInfo
TIGER CAT
First 1-Design Catamaran
Catamaran | Fractional Rig 17 585 1960 (162) Home Page
PearsonInfo
ELECTRA
Racer, Day-Sailer, Over-nighter!
Full Keel | Fractional
Stepped Cabin House
22.5 3.0 3000 17.5 1960–65 (350) Alberg Home Page
PearsonInfo
INVICTA
Bermuda Class Winner
Keel/CB | Yawl 37.7 4.5 | 7.7 15000 14.8 1960–1965 (33) Tripp Home Page
PearsonInfo
RHODES 41
Bermuda Class Winner
Adapted from Bounty II
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Yawl | Fractional Rig
40.8 5.7 18800 15.7 1962–1968 (150) Rhodes Home Page
Bounty II
Boat Review
PearsonInfo
ALBERG 35
Fine Sailing Qualities
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House 35 5.2 12600 15.8 1961–1967 Alberg Home Page
Users-Group
PearsonInfo
PETREL
Cat Dinghy
Cat Rig | Centerboard 12.1 5.2 286 1962 Tritt Home Page
ENSIGN
American Sailboat Hall of Fame
Full Keel | Fractional
One-Design
22.5 3.0 3000 18.8 1962–present (1793+) Alberg Home Page
Ensign-Class
PearsonInfo
ARIEL
Mini Triton
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House 25.5 3.8 5120 15.3 1962–1966 (440) Alberg Home Page
Association
PearsonInfo
VANGUARD
Rhodes Cruiser
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Yawl
32.5 4.5 10300 16.0/17.5 1963–1967 (404) Rhodes Home Page
Vanguard.org
PearsonInfo
RESOLUTE
Salty Design
Full Keel 20 3.5 1800 17.6 1963 Tritt Home Page
PearsonInfo
PACKET
Hudson River Packet
Modified Full Keel 18 1000 32.5 1963 (50) Tritt Home Page
PearsonInfo
COMMANDER
Her Beauty Will Last
Full Keel 26 3.4 5400 16.2 1964–1967 (351) Alberg Home Page
Association
PearsonInfo
COUNTESS 44
Sails Like a Queen
Full Keel | Pilot House
Ketch
44.5 5.3 28000 13.6/12.7 1965–1970 Alden Home Page
Countess44
PearsonInfo
WANDERER
The Versatile One
Keel/CB | Stepped Cabin House 30.2 3.5 | 6.8 9800 14.7 1966–1971 (177) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
LARK
Compact
Full Keel | Flush Deck 24.0 4.0 4300 18.9 1966–1968 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
COASTER
Fast, sea-kindly, roomy
Full Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Yawl
29.8 4.6 9500 15.0 1966–1970 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
RENEGADE
The Rogue
Fin Keel | Stepped Cabin House 27.2 4.3 6500 16.0 1967–1970 (170) Shaw Home Page
Boat Review
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 22
Sea Going Sportscar
Fin Keel | Fractional Rig 22.3 3.5 2600 18.4 1968–1972 Shaw Home Page
Archive.org
PEARSON 24
Pure Pleasure
Full Keel 23.5 4.0 4300 17.3 1968–1969 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 300
Power to Spare
Full Keel | Pilot House 30.3 3.5 10000 12.1 1969–1970 (few) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 35
Longest Production Run
Keel/CB 35 3.8 | 7.5 13000 15.9 1968–1982 (514) Shaw Home Page
P35.com
P35 Forum
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 43
New Point of Departure
Modified Keel | Yawl/Ketch 42.8 6.5 21796 16.3/15.7 1968–1971 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 26
The One That Set the Pace
Fin Keel | Stepped Cabin House
Weekender Package
26.1 4.0 5400 16.7 1970–1982 (2100+) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 26OD
One-Design
Fin Keel | One-Design 26.1 4.0 5200 17.2 1970–1982 Shaw Home Page
PEARSON 26W
Weekender
Fin Keel | Weekender 26.1 4.0 5200 17.2 1974–1982 Shaw Home Page
PEARSON 33
The Thoroughbred
Keel/CB 32.9 4 | 7.6 10900 16.0 1970–1975 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 39
Beauty in Action
Keel/CB | Yawl 39.3 4.6 | 8.9 17000 16.5/18.8 1970–1977 (30) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 30
Fast and Beautiful
Fin Keel 29.8 5.0 8,320 17.3 1971–1980 (1185) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 390
For Charter
Keel/CB | Center Cockpit
Flush Deck
39 4.3 | 7.6 20600 15.2 1972–1973 (40) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 36
Fantastic in Fiberglass
Fin Keel | Tall Mast 36.5 6.0 13500 16.5/18.5 1972–1976 (103+) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 10M
Comfort and Efficiency
Fin Keel | Tall Mast 33 5.9 12441 15.6/16.4 1973–1980 (230+) Shaw Home Page
P10M-site
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 419
Center Cockpit
Modified Keel | Ketch/Yawl
Center Cockpit | Aft Cabin
41.8 5.3 21000 13.3 1975–1976 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 28
Responsive and Attractive
Fin Keel 28 4.5 or 5.0 7850 16.0 1975–1982 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 32C
One-Off "Screech"
Centerboard | Custom 32.2 3.0 | 7.7 11643 1975 (one-off) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 365
The Sailor's Sailboat
Modified Keel
Sloop or Ketch
36.4 4.5 17700 14.5 1976–1982 (400+) Shaw Home Page
Yacht-Club
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 323
An International Flair
Modified Keel 32.3 4.4 12800 14.0 1976–1983 (385) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 31
Go-fast Hull Configuration
Fin Keel | Fractional 31 5.5 9400 16.7 1978–1981 (65) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 23
Day Sailer
Fin Keel | Keel/CB 23 2.3 | 4.0 3500 16.5 1979–1981 Shaw Home Page
Archive.org
PEARSON 424
Deceptively Quick
Modified Keel | Cutter
Ketch | Aft Cabin
42.3 5.3 21000 15.2 1977–1985 (225) Shaw Home Page
P424 Reviews
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 40
Highly Versatile
Centerboard | Flush Deck
Double Spreader
39.9 9.4 | 4.2 22800 16.0 1979–1981 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 32
Luxury on a sports car chassis
Fin Keel 31.7 5.5 9400 17.0 1979–1982 (113) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 36PHS
Does a Lot of Things Well
Modified Keel | Pilothouse 36.4 4.5 17500 13.6 1979–1981 (30) Shaw Home Page
Yacht-Club
PearsonInfo
PEARSON FLYER
Come Fly With Us
Fin Keel | Fractional
Flush Deck
29.9 5.8 6235 21.5 1981–1983 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 36C (367)
Broad Shoulders
Modified Keel | Cutter 36.5 5.5 17700 14.1 1981–1982 (49) Shaw Home Page
Yacht-Club
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 530
Consummate Performance Cruising Yacht
Modified Keel | Keel/CB
Cutter | Center Cockpit
Double Spreader | Yawl
Aft Cabin
53.6 5.9 | 6.8 43000 13.1 1981–1985 (30) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 37
Designed to Perform
Fin Keel | Double Spreader 36.9 6.5 12800 18.7 1982–1986 (42) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 23C
Swift and Simple
Fin Keel | Cat Rig 23 4.0 3000 16.2 1983–1985 (42) Shaw Home Page
Archive.org
PEARSON 303
A Big 30-footer
Modified Keel 30.3 4.3 10400 15.3 1983–1986 (100+) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 34
An Honest Boat
Fin Keel | CB Option 33.8 5.9 | 3.8-7.6 11200 17.5/17.0 1983–1986 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 422
Solid and Sumptuous
Modified Keel | Cutter
Center Cockpit | Aft Cabin
Ketch
42.2 5.2 22000 14.7 1983–1987 Shaw Home Page
Owners
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 385
Delight to Sail
Modified Keel | Center Cockpit
Cutter | Aft Cabin
38.3 5.5 20575 13.0 1984–1986 Shaw Home Page
Owners
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 386
Exemplifies a New Breed
Modified Keel | Cutter
Tall Mast
38.3 5.5 16915 16.6 1984–1985 Shaw Home Page
Owners
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 36-2
A Sound Cruiser-Racer
Fin Keel | Keel/CB
Double Spreader | Aft Cabin
36.5 6.5 | 4.2-8.3 15000 17.4 1985–1990 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 27
Spacious
Wing Keel | Aft Cabin 26.9 3.3 5800 16.4 1986–1991 Shaw Home Page
P27-Owners
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 28-2
Third Generation
Fin Keel | Aft Cabin
Shoal Draft Option
28.5 4.8 | 3.5 7000 16.8/16.3 1986–1989 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 33-2
Dual Purpose Boat
Fin Keel | CB Option
Double Spreader | Aft Cabin
32.5 5.9 | 3.6-7.0 11000 16.5/15.8 1986–1991 (166) Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 39-2
Classically Elegant
Fin Keel | Keel/CB
Double Spreader | Aft Cabin
39 6.9 | 4.6-8.8 17500 17.1 1986–1991 Shaw Home Page
Cal-Pearson 39
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 31-2
The boat as a performer
Fin Keel | Double Spreader
Wing Option
30.8 5.6 | 4.0 10000 17.0 1987–1991 (268) Shaw Home Page
Cal-Pearson 31
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 37-2
Convenience,
Style, Comfort
Fin Keel | Wing Option
Solent Rig
37.4 4.7 16000 16.7 1988–1991 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 34-2
Mid-size Cruiser
Fin Keel | Double Spreader
Wing Option
34.5 4.0 11500 17.3 1989–1991 Shaw Home Page
PearsonInfo
PEARSON 38
Performance Cruiser
Fin Keel | Double Spreader
Aft Cabin | Wing Option
37.5 4.8 15175 17.2 1989–1991 (21) Shaw Home Page
Cal-Pearson 38
Boat Review
PearsonInfo

Key to Sailboat Table

  • Model: Pearson model name and link to line drawing.
  • Type: Boat and Rig Attributes. All types are Bermuda rigged sloop, single mast with fore-and-aft sails, unless otherwise specified by Cat, Ketch, or Yawl.
  • LOA: Length Over All, the maximum length of the hull, in feet, from stem to stern measuring parallel to the waterline. This does not include projections of pulpits or spars.
  • Draft: Deepest extent of hull, typically bottom distance from waterline to bottom of keel.
  • DISP: Displacement, the vessel's weight in pounds, calculated from the volume of water displaced by it.
  • SA/D: The sail area to displacement ratio is a bench-mark to evaluate light air performance as well as heavy air conditions.
  • Production: Approximate years and number produced.
  • Designer: Yacht designer
  • Home: Reference page for this model.
  • External Websites: External sites open in new browser tab or window.

Key to Designers

  • Shaw – William H. Shaw joined Pearson Yachts in 1964 as Chief Architect, eventually running the entire Pearson Yachts Division of Grumman. During his tenure, he and his team designed over 50 different sail and power boats. Bill Shaw
  • Alberg – Carl Alberg's successful career as a designer can be linked back to his partnership with Pearson Yachts and early fiberglass yacht construction. Carl Alberg
  • Tripp – During the 1960s, William H. Tripp Jr. was one of America’s most successful yacht designers. Bill Tripp
  • Rhodes – Philip L. Rhodes was a naval architect known for his diverse yacht designs. Philip Rhodes
  • Tritt – Bill Tritt is a yacht builder with a keen interest in fiberglass as a material to use in boats and cars. Bill Tritt
  • Alden – John G. Alden was an American naval architect and the founder of Alden Designs. John Alden


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