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Renegade production ran from 1967 to 1970 in Pearson’s Portsmouth, Rhode Island plant, during which time 170 boats were built. And many of them—a testament to their sturdy construction—are still sailing today. It was Pearson’s first boat to incorporate a split underbody, with a spade rudder and fin keel. The boat was beautifully balanced, nimble under sail, and extremely maneuverable under power.
The Renegade is a masthead rig with a fairly low-aspect mainsail. The Renegade’s hull is a solid, uncored laminate of mat and woven roving that is quite thick for a boat of this size. The deck is cored with end-grain balsa, and the cockpit coamings are teak (mahogany in later models) with molded fiberglass winch islands that double as coaming storage compartments. The deck and cockpit sole have molded-in nonskid.
There is a large lazarette aft plus generous port and starboard sail lockers. The cockpit has a raised bridgedeck and is self-bailing with two sizable scuppers. The deck also has two large scuppers and there are two small drains forward on the cockpit seat. There are four large fixed portlights and four small portlights—two opening, two fixed. The mast and boom are anodized aluminum. The original spreaders are spruce.
The cockpit is 6′ 4″ long and averages 5′ 5″ in width; with room enough for three persons on each side and a raised bridgedeck for another. The bridgedeck is also a good safety feature, as it helps prevent water from pouring below should the cockpit be pooped.
The Renegade has a traditional dinette to port and quarter-berth and galley to starboard. The galley counter, with room for a portable stove, is Formica. Stowage space, as in the cockpit, is ample, with four built-in drawers under the settees and V-berth and plenty of room under the settees. The Renegade’s commodious ice chest gets high marks from all owners. The Renegade was available with an inboard or outboard engine and Anemone came with a 30-hp Universal Atomic Four.
First boat or last, this is a boat any sailor will enjoy. She is easy to single-hand, forgiving, maneuverable as a dinghy, as pretty and salty-looking as you’ll find. Anemone has been owned by the same family since 1980 when she was only 10 years old and the love that they have bestowed on her shows absolutely everywhere.
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.
|Engine Model||Atomic IV|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||2 Blade|
|Length at Waterline||6.4m|
|Fresh Water Tank||94.64 l ()|
|Fuel Tank||60.57 l ()|
|Holding Tank||56.78 l ()|