Hull #: 1601
Spinnaker Rigged?: Yes
Location: Medford, NJ
Roller Furling?: Yes, Snapfurl (New Un-istalled Foil)
Boat Description: Built in 1976. Teak cockpit. Boat has has original gel coat. Barrier coat under anti-fowling
Motor Description: 4 hp outboard in running condition.
Sails Description: Two mainsail, 3 jibs and 1 spinnakers.
Trailer Description: LoadRite with Bunks
Boat Title?: Yes
Price Status: Negotiable
Trailer Title?: No, but have registration and notarized transfer documents
Boat Cover?: Cockpit Cover
Lifting Eyes?: No
Jack Stands?: Yes
Spinnaker Pole?: Yes
Travel Equipment?: No
Depth gauge?: No
Wind Instruments?: Yes, windvane
Compass Type(s)?: No
# of Fenders: Two
# of Life Jackets: Two
Bilge Pump(s)?: Manual
New Running lines to be installed by new owner.
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In 1959 Carl Alberg was commissioned by Pearson Yachts to design a 22-foot cruiser suitable for racing in the Midget Ocean Racing Club (MORC). This was the ELECTRA, which had a masthead rig, a small, self-bailing cockpit, and a cabin with galley space, head and bunks. About 350 ELECTRAS were built over the next six years.
Pearson dealers surmised that prospective Electra buyers might prefer the boat with a larger cockpit and smaller cabin. They passed the information along to Pearson, who subsequently asked Alberg to design a day sailor, suitable for one-design racing, based on the ELECTRA hull.
Other changes made included moving the mast six inches s forward, increasing the area of the mainsail, and reducing the height of the fore triangle.
The ELECTRA DAY SAILOR, as it was first called, was an instant success: 219 were sold in the first year (1962). At this time, the first class racing was organized (Fleet #l, out of Larchmont, New York).
The next year saw 213 more boats built and nine more fleets formed - in Houston, Texas; Hingham, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Huntington and Port Washington, New York, Miami, Florida; Gibson Island, Maryland; and Falmouth, Maine.
The last known builder (2003) was Ensign Spars Inc. of Dunedin, FL (USA).