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Pearson 40
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:26:43 PM »
I was looking and thinking about a Pearson 40 with a flush deck.  What are your thoughts about this vessel.  At the price I have seen I might just be dreaming.  It look's fast just sitting at the dock.

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Re: Pearson 40
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 05:35:45 PM »
It looks like we have only had two Pearson 40 owners register for the site - it would be great to get feedback from owners. In the mean time I will give my 2 cents worth:

They only built 71 of them which might be an indicator it did not sell that well.  Based on Yacht-world listings they appear to hold their value well with asking prices around $50K. I think from its description in Pearson Yachts literature the boat is plenty responsive as it was Bill Shaw's intention for a dual-purpose responsive boat.

A couple of Shaw's comments:  "Convert from full cruise to race by simply changing the crew"; "Visibility from the cockpit is superb, and in my opinion, the flush deck adds an extra measure of safety".

And don't just take Shaw's word for it, take a look at the review by John Kretschmer: "The boat is quick and fairly close winded although the centerboard needs to be deployed to track well." Sailing Magazine Review

See the brochure and specs at Pearson 40 Home

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Re: Pearson 40
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 12:07:55 PM »
Agreed, it would be nice to build this group.  I'm in the North East, and my boat is a bit of a project.  High hopes to get it all done by July 2021!