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Pearson Triton

1958 — 1967
Designer
Carl Alberg
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG (solid laminate)

Dimensions

Length Overall
28.33 ft / 8.63 m
Waterline Length
21.50 ft / 6.55 m
Beam
8.25 ft / 2.51 m
Draft
3.92 ft / 1.19 m
Displacement
6,930 lb / 3,143 kg
Ballast
3,019 lb / 1,369 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
371.00 ft2 / 34.47 m2
Total Sail Area
370.65 ft2 / 34.43 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
231.00 ft2 / 21.46 m2
P
33.00 ft / 10.06 m
E
14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
139.65 ft2 / 12.97 m2
I
28.50 ft / 8.69 m
J
9.80 ft / 2.99 m
Est. Forestay Len.
30.14 ft / 9.19 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.21 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.33
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.56
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
311.29
heavy
Comfort Ratio
27.18
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.73
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

This was the first boat (other than dinghys) built by Pearson Yachts and one of the most successful. 150 were also built by Aeromarine in Sausalito, CA. An undetermined number were also built under license by Jouet in France. The Pearson Tritons were built with wood trim and coamings, while the Aeromarine Tritons are all fiberglass and a masthead rig. (Sailplan was changed a number of times for all versions.)
The Pearson TRITON was also available with a yawl rig.


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