Mate to the Pearson

Sailboat Reference

outboard 3 to 6 hp 40%

Bill Shaw Pearson Yachts 1983-1985 229 sq. ft. portable 5 gal.

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

outboard 3 to 6 hp 40%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Bill Shaw Pearson Yachts 1983-1985 229 sq. ft. portable 5 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,600 lbs.

This boat is the sloop version of the Pearson 23 catboat (page 243). Both versions used virtually the same hull molds and tooling, so we are including the Pearson cat as a comp to the Pearson sloop. The sloop came with either a fin keel with external lead ballast, or a keel-centerboard combination, as did the cat. (Both configurations are shown in phantom view in the profile drawing.) However, the sloop has a shorter mast (31 feet off the water instead of 36% feet for the cat), about 10% more sail area (229 sq. ft. vs. 210 for the cat), and includes the performance benefits contributed by the slot effect inherent in the sloop and missing in the cat configuration. Best features: Quality construction and a wholesome design make her a good starter sailboat for cruising. Worst features: Not the easiest boat to launch from a trailer, whether fin-keeler or centerboarder.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Pearson 23 Sloop

23' 0"

8' 0"

2' 4"

3,000

1,200

16.2

167

240

6.0

13.8

375

2

4' 8"

Pearson 23 Cat

23' 0"

8' 0"

4' 0"

3,000

1,200

16.2

167

240

6.0

13.8

375

2

4' 8"

O'Day Tempest 23

23' 2"

7' 8"

3' 9"

3,000

1,250

16.2

273

252

5.5

16.2

258

2

4' 0"

Cape Cod Marlin 23

23' 0"

7' 2"

3' 3"

3,200

1,400

18.3

295

264

5.5

19.0

288

2

4' 6"

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