Pearson Vanguard

Summary

The Pearson Vanguard is a sloop-rigged sailboat designed in 1962 by Philip Rhodes. These boats were built by Pearson Yachts from 1963 to 1967. Pearson Vanguards are a traditional cruiser known for world travel.[1]

Pearson Vanguard
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Development
DesignerPhilip Rhodes
Year1963
No. built404
DesignCCA
Builder(s)Pearson Yachts
NamePearson Vanguard
Boat
Boat weight10,300 lb (4,672 kg)
Draft4.5 ft (1.4 m)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA32.8 ft (10.0 m)
LWL22.4 ft (6.8 m)
Beam9.3 ft (2.8 m)
Engine typeUniversal Atomic 4 30 hp (22 kW) gasoline engine
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefull keel
Ballast4,250 lb (1,928 kg)
Rig
Rig typeSloop
I foretriangle height37.50 ft (11.43 m)
J foretriangle base12.25 ft (3.73 m)
P mainsail luff32.50 ft (9.91 m)
E mainsail foot14.75 ft (4.50 m)
Sails
SailplanMasthead rig
Mainsail area239.69 sq ft (22.268 m2)
Jib/genoa area229.69 sq ft (21.339 m2)
Total sail area469.38 sq ft (43.607 m2)
Racing
PHRF216 (average)

ProductionEdit

It is claimed 404 of masthead rigged sloops were made. The standard arrangement has a small galley aft and settees/berths port and starboard. Their hulls, like most early fiberglass boat hulls, are known for being significantly thicker than more modern fiberglass construction with alternating layers of 1.5 oz. fiberglass mat and 24 oz. woven roving. The full shoal-draft keel has a 4250 lb. lead ballast embedded into it with a displacement of 10,300 - 12,600 lbs.[2][3]

VariantsEdit

The Vanguard was available in a sloop rig with either a standard height or tall mast.[4] It was powered bys an "Atomic 4" gasoline engine, however many have been replaced with marine diesels. It was equipped with tiller steering, but many have been converted to a wheel.

MiscEdit

There is an active Owners' Group at Yahoo! Groups[5] and a resource website at PearsonVanguard.org.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tom Dove (2000). "Time Tested American Beauty". Chesapeake Bay Magazine.
  2. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2019). "Sailboat Specifications for Pearson-Vanguard 33". Sailing Joy.
  3. ^ SAILBOATDATA.COM (2019). "Vanguard 33 specifications". SailboatData.
  4. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2019). "Sailboat Specifications for Pearson-Vanguard 33 Tall". Sailing Joy.
  5. ^ "Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos".
  6. ^ Frederick Fuller (2005). "Pearson Vanguard Org". PearsonVanguard.org.