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Pearson 422 Cutter

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Boat REF# 176434
This boat has been sold
Length 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 56hp, Yanmar 4JH-TE (1985)
Lying Vancouver, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Bill Shaw
Builder Pearson Yachts
Lying Vancouver, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 727.3 ltr (160.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 56hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH-TE (1985)
Engine Hours engine1:   Unrecorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.4 ltr (0.8 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

The engine in the boat is estimated to have about 3000 hours without an hour meter. It appears as well maintained, clean and runs well. New 270 Amp alternator.


Length 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 10.26m (33'8")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Airdraft 15.80m (51'10")
Displacement 9,977kg (22,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On mooring


Cutter rigged Unknown Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1985)


Reefing mainsail North - Other (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks,
Other sails Staysail (unknown year)
Asymmetrical spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Cutter rigged with furling for both head sails. Asymmetrical spinnaker with snuffing sock. Sails are of unknown year but appear as in good condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Batteries are new within 2 years, DC panel is new, inverter is new, charging system is new.


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Built in Rhode Island, the Pearson Yacht Company manufactured the 422 and the 424 as either a center cockpit version or an aft cockpit. This vessel is the cutter-rigged center cockpit 422. Designed by Naval architect Bill Shaw as a boat for two couples aboard, she is both beautiful and robust. The keel is a modified fin keel design (longer than normal) with cutaway forefoot and a skeg-hung rudder. Keel ballast is 7634 LBS of lead encapsulated in fiberglass housing a deep sump. A survey of her condition in 2011 revealed above average condition for a vessel of her age and class, she has many quality upgrades, has an above average equipment inventory and shows good past maintenance.

Dimensions and capacities are not independently verified by Waterline Boats / Boatshed, and are reported from seller-supplied information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Microwave tick

Built with the luxury of the 80's in mind. A two cabin vessel with two separate heads. Center cockpit with pleasing lines set slightly further aft gives this boat a stylish appearance. Going below you enter from the cockpit forward on a 6 step ladder to the salon floor. Forward is a "V" berth cabin or guest cabin. It's fairly large with both drawer storage and hanging locker space. It also has a private entrance to the forward head which is to port. Moving aft there is a settee to both sides of the salon with a solid teak table that folds up to seat 6. There is at this time a portable refrigerator standing on the floor forward on the port side. The galley is "U" shaped and to starboard. Directly across from the galley is a navigation table and seat behind which is a passageway aft to the owners cabin. This large aft cabin has a walk around queen berth and a private head with shower. Ample storage and drawers compliment this cabin. Generally the interior is clean, bright and in very nice condition.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Raymaine Smart Pilot ST6002, new in 2010, Raymarine C-80 Radar/GPS with ATS, NMEA and SeaTalk capabilities, Micronlogic GPS at chart table, Garmin 128 GPS at helm, SGC SSB radio with tuner, Pactor modem for sailmail through SSB, Raymarine Buoy weather receiver, iCom M402 VHF radio, New Fusion Satelite stereo with three zones , New Magnum MS2000 watt inverter

Deck Gear

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Boathook tick
Davits tick
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3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
1 anchors
300.00m (984'3") of chain
150.00m (492'2") of rode
davits mounted on radar wing assembly

Fully enclosed cockpit

Shurflo balster deck washdown pump

2 high capacity manual bilge pumps

Groco heads both rebuilt 2010

Bomar hatches

16 opening ports all with screens

Screens for cockpit enclosure that replace the windows (either/or)

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Life raft is 6 person Avon and EPERB both have relative recent certifications but are outdated currently.

Broker's Comments

The Pearson 42 is a very well regarded and strongly built vessel. It's a great design for the live aboard or long range traveler. This boat has recently had all the electrical systems renewed with a new ABYC-approved DC panel, new inverter and charging system, all navigation electronics uninstalled, tested and re-installed on the boat. Two separate cabins, center cockpit, and two heads make this boat really roomy.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Pearson 422 Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.