Pearson 385

1984 — 1986
insignia
Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Association
Pearson 385 Owners
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
38 3 / 11.7 m
Waterline Length
29 11 / 9.1 m
Beam
11 6 / 3.5 m
Draft
5 6 / 1.7 m
Displacement
20,580 lbs / 9,333 kg
Ballast
9,680 lbs / 4,389 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
615 ft2 / 57.1 m2
Total Sail Area
614.7 ft2 / 57.1 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
257.9 ft2 / 24 m2
P
35 6 / 10.8 m
E
14 6 / 4.4 m
Mast Height
47 11 / 14.6 m
Foresail
Sail Area
356.8 ft2 / 33.2 m2
I
43 2 / 13.2 m
J
16 6 / 5 m
Forestay Length
46 3 / 14.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
?
HP
42
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
45 gal / 170 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
170 gal / 644 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.34 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.1
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
47.02
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
340.2
heavy
Comfort Ratio
37.24
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.69
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The PEARSON 385 is the center cockpit version of the PEARSON 386.
A keel/CB version was also available.
Draft: (BD) 6.00’/1.83m ; Draft: (BU) 4.33’/1.32m


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