The Pearson 35 is a classic Bill Shaw design with attractive lines and a long shoal keel with an attached protected rudder. The keel/centerboard hull design with a draft of only 3'9" with board up provides for go anywhere capability, while the 7'6" board-down draft allows the boat to go upwind properly where other fixed-keel shoal draft boats cannot. The long cockpit makes for comfortable seating as well as lounging or sleeping areas. The wheel is forward so the helm is protected by the dodger and allows the helmsman to easily reach the sheets. This also means better communication with anyone below.
We were a Pearson dealer from 1972 up until the time they closed their doors. Bill was a good designer and his crew built good honest boats. Being a sailor himself who was college-trained as a Naval Architect and engineer he had an excellent grasp of what a boat needed to be practical in use. We were always proud to be Pearson dealers and their boats have proven to be long lasting and popular designs.
27 HP Yanmar Diesel (1997) (currently less than 1000 hours) New fuel tank (1997)
3 blade propeller Helm seat Full Batten Main Sail with two reefs and cover (1997)
135 Genoa (1997) Cruising spinnaker Manual two speed Sea tiger windlass Lazy Jacks Fenders (4) Life Jackets (4) Life ring Furuno Fishfinder/depth finder Standard Horizon VHF Signet ‘smart pack’ SL-80 depth, speed, log, temp Autohelm Ritchie SP-5c Globemaster compass in pedestal Schaefer Roller Furling/Reefing system Shore power cord Preventer for main Bimini and dodger All mainsail lines brought back to the cockpit 35 lb CQR with 150 feet of chain and 100 feet of 5/8 inch triple braid rode Hot water heater
Standing and running rigging new in 1999
Mast new in 1999
One auto bilge pump, one whale manual bilge pump in cockpit Wheel steering – new cable and pulleys in 2005, rebuilt pedestal in 2013
Large array of dock lines
Full set of manuals All required running lights, anchor light (led) and foredeck light New head (2012)
Low pressure alcohol two burner stove, ice chest and stainless sink
110 volt ac outlets, automatic battery charger 2015,
Dodger and Bimini resewn 2020