Pearson 30

1971 — 1981
insignia
Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
1000
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG w/balsa cored deck

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 9 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
25 0 / 7.6 m
Beam
9 6 / 2.9 m
Draft
4 11 / 1.5 m
Displacement
8,320 lbs / 3,774 kg
Ballast
3,560 lbs / 1,615 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
445 ft2 / 41.3 m2
Total Sail Area
445.2 ft2 / 41.4 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
198.2 ft2 / 18.4 m2
P
33 5 / 10.2 m
E
11 10 / 3.6 m
Mast Height
42 3 / 12.9 m
Foresail
Sail Area
247 ft2 / 23 m2
I
39 0 / 11.9 m
J
12 7 / 3.9 m
Forestay Length
41 0 / 12.5 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
?
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l

Accomodations

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

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.7 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.34
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
42.79
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
237.71
moderate
Comfort Ratio
24.08
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.88
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

In production for nearly 10 years, with more than 1000 built, this was one of Pearson’s most successful models. The designer, Bill Shaw, owned a Pearson 30 for a number of years.
Early models had Palmer inboards.


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