Pearson 28

Summary

The Pearson 28 is an American sailboat, designed by William Shaw and first built in 1975.[1][2][3][4]

Pearson 28
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Development
DesignerWilliam Shaw
LocationUnited States
Year1975
Builder(s)Pearson Yachts
NamePearson 28
Boat
Boat weight7,850 lb (3,561 kg)
Draft5.00 ft (1.52 m)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA28.00 ft (8.53 m)
LWL24.00 ft (7.32 m)
Beam9.25 ft (2.82 m)
Engine typeUniversal Atomic 4 gasoline engine
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast3,530 lb (1,601 kg)
Rudder(s)internally-mounted spade-type rudder
Rig
GeneralMasthead sloop
I foretriangle height36.50 ft (11.13 m)
J foretriangle base11.83 ft (3.61 m)
P mainsail luff32.00 ft (9.75 m)
E mainsail foot11.00 ft (3.35 m)
Sails
Mainsail area176.00 sq ft (16.351 m2)
Jib/genoa area215.90 sq ft (20.058 m2)
Total sail area391.90 sq ft (36.409 m2)
Racing

The Pearson 28 was replaced in the company product line by a new Shaw design, the Pearson 28-2, introduced in 1985.[5][6][2][7][8]

ProductionEdit

The Pearson 28 was built by Pearson Yachts in the United States from 1975 to 1982, but it is now out of production.[1][2]

The design was introduced in 1975 and then updated in 1980 with a new keel and interior improvements. It remained in production until 1982 in this modified form.[1][2][3][9][10]

DesignEdit

 
Pearson 28
 
Pearson 28

The Pearson 28 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with a balsa cored deck and wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder and a fixed fin keel.[1][2][3]

The boat has a length overall of 28.00 ft (8.5 m), a waterline length of 25.00 ft (7.6 m), displaces 7,850 lb (3,561 kg) and carries 3,530 lb (1,601 kg) of lead ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.00 ft (1.52 m). The early version also had an optional shoal draft keel.[1][2][3][9][11]

The boat is fitted with a Universal Atomic 4 gasoline engine of 30 hp (22 kW). The fuel tank holds 14 U.S. gallons (53 L; 12 imp gal) and the fresh water tank has a capacity of 22 U.S. gallons (83 L; 18 imp gal).[1][2][3]

The boat has a hull speed of 6.56 kn (12.15 km/h).[3][11][12]

See alsoEdit

Related development

Similar sailboats

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Pearson 28 (1975-80) sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Pearson 28 (1975-80)". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for 1977-80 Pearson 28". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 5 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2021). "William Shaw 1926-2006". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  5. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Pearson 28-2 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  6. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Pearson 28-2". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  7. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for 1985 Pearson 28-2". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 5 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for 1985 Pearson 28-2 SD". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 5 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ a b McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Pearson 28 (1980-82) sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  10. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Pearson 28 (1980-82)". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  11. ^ a b InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for 1977-80 Pearson 28 SD". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 5 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for 1980-82 Pearson 28". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 5 June 2017.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Pearson 28 at Wikimedia Commons