Pearson 26

1970 — 1983
insignia
Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
1750
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG w/balsa cored deck

Dimensions

Length Overall
26 2 / 8 m
Waterline Length
21 8 / 6.6 m
Beam
8 7 / 2.6 m
Draft
4 0 / 1.2 m
Displacement
5,400 lb / 2,449 kg
Ballast
2,200 lb / 998 kg (Iron)
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Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
321′² / 29.8 m²
Total Sail Area
322′² / 29.9 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
137′² / 12.8 m²
P
27 5 / 8.4 m
E
10 0 / 3.1 m
Mast Height
35 2 / 10.7 m
Foresail
Sail Area
184′² / 17.1 m²
I
31 5 / 9.6 m
J
11 8 / 3.6 m
Forestay Length
33 7 / 10.2 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
22 gal / 83 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.24 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.69
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
40.74
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
236.9
moderate
Comfort Ratio
20.28
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.98
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The PEARSON 26 was one of the company’s most successful models. A number of changes were made during a very long production run.
The PEARSON 26 WEEKENDER (or PEARSON 26W) has a longer cockpit and shorter coach roof.
With a few very rare exceptions, all PERSON 26’s have outboard wells and rely on an outboard motor for auxiliary power.
Some boats were built at League City, TX (USA).
Dimensions from original Pearson brochure (1974)
*(Exact ‘P’ dimension is disputed. - 2009)

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