Pearson 422

1982 — 1987
Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
39
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
42 1 / 12.9 m
Waterline Length
33 7 / 10.3 m
Beam
12 11 / 4 m
Draft
5 2 / 1.6 m
Displacement
22,000 lb / 9,979 kg
Ballast
7,630 lb / 3,463 kg (Lead)
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Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
662′² / 61.5 m²
Total Sail Area
662′² / 61.5 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
290′² / 26.9 m²
P
39 11 / 12.2 m
E
14 6 / 4.4 m
Mast Height
51 10 / 15.8 m
Foresail
Sail Area
372′² / 34.6 m²
I
47 2 / 14.4 m
J
15 8 / 4.8 m
Forestay Length
49 9 / 15.2 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
50
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
80 gal / 303 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
160 gal / 606 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.78 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.49
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
34.7
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
257.3
moderate
Comfort Ratio
30.6
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.86
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The Pearson 424 (aft cockpit) and 422 (center cockpit) have the same hull with a lead keel incased in fiberglass. At the aft end of the keel the fiberglass is about 3/4 inch thick. Above that is a deep sump. That is considered the weakness in the boat which many owners have had modified.
Available as cutter or ketch.
KETCH RIG:
I(IG): 47.25’ / 14.40m
J: 15.75’ / 4.80m
P: 40.00’ / 12.19m
E: 14.50’ / 4.42m
PY: 23.00’ / 7.01m
EY: 8.75’ / 2.67m

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