Design and Maintenance of the Pearson35

Promoting the preservation of one of the most successful CCA era classic plastic sailboats.

Finally, a reboot of the site that has been the trusted source of information for 25 years. A labour of love, not commerce. Please be patient with your volunteers.


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Join us on the continued journey of this sailboat into its 7th decade of service.

Owners List

For your name in lights, please use the Contact button and give hull number, year of manufacture, owners name(s) and port of call, as well as any special information you would like and I will update them as fast as I am able.

1 1967 Pipe Dream William Lewis Somewhere in Maine Restoration in progress.
11 1968 TBD Joe ??? Undergoing refit, adding hybrid electric drive
15 1968 Gael Kevin Farrell St Louis, MO Prototype boat, sailed by Bill Shaw, and used for all the early ads. Originally maroon, now with a black hull. Two owner (Patrick J. O'neil out of Padanaram Harbor, South Dartmouth, MA until 1989). Full refit underway.
19 1968 Cardea James Mills Beaufort, NC Undergoing something of refit, including a rudder rebuild.
32 1968 Merganser Sean Hagenbuch/Margaret Rieley Sandy Point, Maine Enjoying the end of a 15 year refit, Cabin sole, diesel rebuild, new brightwork, new solar vents, new cushions and canvas, new rigging, new lifelines, bottom, deck and topsides repair and repaint, added solar and batteries and new propane locker. Now enjoying and maintaining.
35 1968 Whimsy Cyrus Safdari St Augustine, FL Documenting the refit at SailingWhimsy.com with some excellent information on the P35 and refit process.
36 1968 Morgance Ed Zurcher Port Angeles, WA
39 1968 Essie Mae Reggie and Nicola Beavers Placida, FL Sailing Newbies pursuing a refit
63 1969 Avalon Star Aaron Graham Everett, WA Relocated from CA, Self tacking headsail and Lomatec Diesel installed in Australia
107 1969? ?? Dave Wolven Port Maitland, Ont
108 1969 'Ae'a Peter Ogilvie Kona, HI Significant Engine/Cabins Modifications and Travel to and from SF, CA
128 1969 Airborne James Worley San Juan, PR Sail # 82. Using for day charters since 1980. Love to hear from Pearson fans. Looking to buy a second 35. captjimboworley@gmail.com
135 1970 Esprit Bryant Knight ? Undergoing restoration, recent transition to next generation of family captaincy
152 Sea Urchin Larry Bragg Little Sabien Bay, Pensacola, FL Lost to Hurricane Ivan, 9/16/04.
??? 1971 Invictus Jeff Forsman Fort Pierce, FL
173 1971 Luna Moth Bill Hooper Portland, Me 15 years together
181 1972 Puka Scott and Manda Chapman Goodland, FL Full time liveaboard
226 1972 Firefly Mike Francis
237 1973 Rob Russell Westerly, RI
265 1974 Vintage Kevin O'Brien Quincy, MA Undergoing bluewater refit
269 1975 ? Ann and Ray Offenbacher Mandeville, LA Yawl
272 1973 Legacy Kevin Collins Whitehall, MI Owned by boat since 2004. Extensive refit, lessons learned.
298 1975 Northstar James and Mary Lou Eshelman Mattapoisett, MA Second owners, having owned her for 12 years. Modified pilot berth, added 20 gal. holding tank, otherwise pretty standard. Original Atomic4 engine. Ideal boat for us on Buzzards Bay.
300 Noank, CT
?? 1975 ?? Mike Sullivan ??
316 1976 Marevia Neil & Angelique Bilodeau Branford, CT
318 1976 LOKI Greg and Laurie Burchfield Bozeman, MT Currently in the Chesapeake Bay and will be cruising to the Bahamas and beyond this year
319 1976 Bravo Duane Stai Anacortes, WA Cap sante Marina. Anacortes yacht club members. Boat has been in the family since 1977. My dad was the 2nd owner. She has 3900 Hrs on a Westerbeke W30/4-91, has been re-rigged and new maststep wiring with added LED spreader lights. All other lighting replaced to LED in 2017. Great old girl..
326 1976 ? Christopher Collard Owen Sound, Ontario
335 1976 Revelation Steven and Dianne Schreer Port Shelburne, VT LCYC
339 1976 Bubbles Tom & Trisha Dean Chesapeake City, MD
341 1976 Firefly Michael Swindle Jacksonville, FL Lost to Sally, 2020 🙁
365 1976 Vivace Neil & Sarah Hanniford Davis Warf, VA Living aboard and Cruising, Same Family owned since Neil's father launched in 1977
?? 1978 Luna David McSweeney Charleston, SC Has cruised to Bahamas and Outer Banks
374 Boondoggle Larry Bragg Little Sabien Bay Pensacola, FL Lost to Hurricane Sally, 9/16/20. Sorry, Larry.
396 1977 YelloBird ??? ???
397 1979 ?? George Valdivia Alameda, CA Ongoing Refit
399 1977 Blythe Spirit Mike and Nancy Birdsell Aransas Pass, Tx We are currently fitting out the boat for extended cruising.
443 1979 Tiger Lily David Uy Annapolis, MD Ongoing refit from 2010
?? ?? Saorise Beau and Brandy ?? sailingsaorise.com