"The Pearson 35 was one of our most successful. It was in production for 14 years, which was quite a record. We never approached that again. Most designs would last five years or so."
-- Bill Shaw, Pearson Yachts
The Pearson 35 enjoyed extraordinary success with a build run from 1968 through 1981. Over 500 Pearson 35's were constructed, most still in use. Substantially built, they offered a huge cockpit (9' 5" long!), a forward cabin large enough and with enough headroom to actually get dressed. The main cabin is bright, airy, and comfortable. The Pearson 35 has a long full keel with centerboard which provides shoal draft, making it possible to venture into places much smaller boats would hesitate going. Demand for the Pearson 35 continues with an active and competitive resale market for well-maintained vessels.
CAVU is hull #506 of 515 built. She's in excellent cosmetic and structural shape and is truly a fine example, one of the better ones. Her owner points out:
Under her current owner's care, she's benefitted from a rigorous maintenance program and a number of upgrades, including a new 120% genoa (the other sails were new in 2012), a rebuilt engine, new transmission (still under warranty), replacement of most standing rigging, new custom canvas Fairclough winter cover with metal frame, new dodger and cockpit awning, new head plumbing, custom folding dining table and bookshelves, and LED spreader and interior lights.
CAVU completed a cruise last summer extending from Massachusetts to the Chesapeake, exploring the Hudson River and NY canal system along the way. She's now on the hard in Marion, MA still under her winter cover so can be easily viewed.
Price reduced on 11/13/2017 from $29,500 to $27,500.
For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:
Cell phone: 617-694-8455
Sleeps five. Forward cabin features V berth with filler cushion, chain/line locker forward. Next aft to port is an enclosed head with vanity, and handheld shower. Opposite head to starboard is a hanging locker. The main cabin features settees to port and starboard. The port settee pulls out to form a double berth. The starboard settee pulls out to form a single berth. A fold-down custom dining table stores up against custom-built shelves that are attached to the bulkhead. The galley is aft and athwartships. Teak and holly cabin sole.
The galley which extends athwartships along the aft part of the main cabin features a Dometic stainless steel, non-pressurized, two-burner stove with oven (2014), stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurized water system, and ice box.
12 volt DC system with three 12 volt batteries, two house and one starting, distribution panel. 110 volt dockside system with 50’ 30 amp shore power cable, battery charger. Two 12 volt fans in cabin, LED spreader lights (2015), LED lights in cabin (2017), six charging ports.
Garmin 740 GPSMap color GPS/chartplotter with 2017 software upgrade and charts, Garmin GMI 10 bulkhead-mounted multi-function display (2014), Garmin DT800 depthsounder transducer (2014), Garmin 200 VHF radio transceiver, Garmin GHS 10 full-function wired mike. NMEA 2000 bus. Ritchie pedestal-mounted compass.
The Universal three-cylinder, 24 horsepower, freshwater-cooled diesel engine was rebuilt in 2016 by Hansen Marine Engineering in Marblehead, MA, the New England Regional Distributor for Universal engines. Engine hours at the time were just over 1,600 hours. The cutlass bearing was also replaced at that time, and a new stainless steel propeller shaft was installed. In 2017 Hansen Marine replaced the transmission with a new ZF (Hurth) transmission that comes with a two year warranty. Three-blade bronze Campbell Sailer propeller. Fuel tank was new (2017).
In 2015 the 35 gallon forward water tank was converted for use as a holding tank. All head hoses were replaced at that time, and a new Jabsco macerator pump was installed. Shower sump pump new (2017).
Full keel with cutaway forefoot, attached rudder, and centerboard. Edson pedestal wheel steering with elkhide-covered wheel, stainless steel bow anchor roller. Centerboard cable replaced (2017). Double lifelines new (2017). Edson pedestal steering system was rebuilt (2015) including new bearings, cable and sheave plate. Cockpit sole rebuilt (2015).
Aluminum deck-stepped mast, single spreaders, Schaefer 1100 roller-furling unit for genoa. Doyle Fully-battened Stackpack mainsail (2012) with lazy jacks, Doyle 120% roller-furling genoa (2016), Doyle Utility Power Sail (2012). TidesTrack low friction slide and track system for raising and lowering mainsail. Mainsheet traveller. Lewmar #44 two-speed, self-tailing genoa sheet winches, one Lewmar #7 and one Lewmar #8 mounted on coachroof, whisker pole. All standing rigging other than headstay new in 2015. Headstay was replaced when Schaefer roller-furling system was installed. Halyards new in 2013 and 2014. Sheets new in 2013. Traveller lines new in 2013. Chainplates were removed, inspected, were found to be fine, and were re-installed in 2015.
Thurston dodger with a zip-on cockpit awning (2015), mainsail cover, custom Fairclough canvas winter cover with frame (2015), AM/FM/CD stereo with two bulkhead-mounted speakers in main cabin (2017), 35# Spade anchor with 40' 5/16" high tensile chain, and 160' nylon rode, additional 50' storm chain, cover for wheel and binnacle, three fire extinguishers, Whale manual bilge pump, electric automatic bilge pump and float switch (2017), four fenders, assorted docklines, four PFD’s, Lifesling, flares, bell, extra lines, boat hook, radar reflector, custom teak helm seat, teak drink holder mounts to steering pedestal, bosun’s chair, BBQ, MastMate mast climbing webbed ladder with work belt, two Lewmar winch handles, plastic winch handle, emergency tiller, five Hostar jack stands with chains, mast cradles for storing mast during lock transit, tide clock, and barometer.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.