If you race in San Francisco Bay, you likely know ‘Pegasus XIV’. Designed, built and raced by Dan Newland, she launched in 1992; then was re-designed and re-launched in 2005 with new foils, interior, and electronics. Her construction is unidirectional intermediate modulus carbon – too strong and too low stretch for America’s Cup boats; with a truss like construction (so that the fibers take the load, not the resin). ‘Pegasus XIV’ is an ultra-light, ultra-high tech, U-shaped, planning-hull, ocean racing sailboat weighing in at 6000lbs; she’s believed to be the lightest boat of her category ever built. Her hull is extremely fair and has a Kevlar collision layer half way up the bow to the mast step. She has a delta wing fairing strut to decrease drag, a very balanced helm (the owners have turned it loose at 17+kts and she stayed balanced!), B&G Electronics set to 5-second averaging that are linked to the GPS Chartplotter for steering courses, a HUGE sail inventory (I can send list), tons of safety gear (prepped for Cat 0 ocean races), and lots of cruising gear for deliveries. ‘Pegasus XIV’ sails fast upwind and is an absolute rocket downwind; puffs immediately convert to acceleration!
She has an incredible resume of winning races. The builder and owner won the Singlehanded Transpac in 1992 by 4 days, just months after launching (elapsed and corrected time). Dan and his wife Linda have accomplished numerous other wins aboard ‘Pegasus XIV’ including winning the San Francisco Offshore Ocean Series multiple years.
The owner is currently designing carbon fiber nose cones for rockets for a satellite company in his home shop in the PNW, among his many other carbon fiber adventures. Dan has written about the design of ‘Pegasus XIV’ in SAMPE (Society for Advanced Material Processing Engineers). “The boat has no bad habits”, he says. Dan Newland has spent countless hours creating and modifying this masterpiece to be as efficient and as fast as possible. He and his wife Linda are switching gears up here in the PNW and are ready to turn ‘Pegasus XIV’ (“Peggy”) over to her next owners (who should like to sail very, very fast!!!).
The keel lifts up into the cabin to a 4' draft for easy trailering!
Port Townsend Boat Company is proud to represent a vessel of this caliber. She’s lying in the Port Townsend Marina and is available immediately for viewings!
This is the first time ‘Pegasus XIV’ has ever been available on the market!
Own a winner.
She surveyed in 2010 at market value: $125,000 and she's been incredibly well maintained her entire life by the owner, designer and builder Dan Newland and his wife Linda.