This Bill Shaw designed Pearson 323 has only seen fresh water and is in sail-away condition. BonnElaine is well maintained and updated. See detailed description for the whole story. This is a lot of boat for the money.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Pearson Yacht Corp.
Designer: William Shaw
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 32 ft 3 in
Beam: 10 ft 3 in
LWL: 27 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 5 in
Displacement: 12800 lbs
Ballast: 4500 lbs
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 1
Bill Shaw drew the lines of the Pearson 323, eschewing IOR design rules (which were so popular in the 1970s) for a more practical aesthetic that would be safe, easy to sail, and comfortable to cruise. He hit the right notes with this 32-footer because over an eight-year period between 1976 and 1983, nearly 400 hulls of this classic plastic were produced in Portsmouth, RI—and many are still enjoyed by passionate owners today.
The hull is solid fiberglass with an encapsulated, elongated fin keel and a skeg-hung rudder. The beam (10’ 3”) is moderate by today’s standards, and the transom is vertical, leaving room for the installation of davits or self-steering gear.
The masthead sloop rig has a keel-stepped mast with a single set of spreaders. It supports 478 square feet of sail area, over half of which is in the large headsail. She will sail five knots in eight knots of true on a close or beam reach, which won’t set any records but the 323 is first and foremost a cruiser, not a racer. Under power, the original design was pushed by a 30 HP Atomic 4 gasoline engine with a V-drive. Fuel capacity is an ample 30 gallons.
The 323 interior is maximized for cruising comfort. The boat will sleep five: two in the V-berth, two on a berth formed by the hi/lo table at the dinette to starboard, and one on the straight settee to port. To starboard is a dedicated forward-facing nav station.
The galley is next to the companionway steps to port and equipped with an icebox, a deep SS sink w/ H/C pressure fresh water and a seawater foot pump, a three-burner stove w/ oven, and ample stowage outboard. Three fresh water tanks total >100 gallons are under settees.
The head is positioned between the forward V-berth master stateroom and the salon. The marine head is to starboard and a unique fold-away sink/vanity to port.
Full Battened Mainsail (Somerset, 2014)
RF Genoa and Working Jib on North Sails/Harken furler
Garmin GPSMap 441S Chartplotter at Nav Station
ICOM IC-M422 VHF Radio w/ DSC
Alpine iDA-X303 Digital Media Reciever & Stereo Speakers
SR Mariner Depth & Knotmeter in cockpit
Acu-Rite Digital Weather Station with Forecast and Wireless Wind Transducer
12V DC System with Perko Battery Selector
DC System Voltmeter
2 Dual Purpose 650 CCA 12V Batteries (2017)
125V / 30A AC System with Shore Power Inlet
50' Shore Power Cord
Engine Alternator & AC Battery Charger
Whale Gusher Bilge Pump in Cockpit
New Whale Hot Water Tank (engine & AC heating)
Edson Steering with pedestal mounted Ritchie Compass
All saftey equipment, PDFs, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Tiller
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.