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Pearson 424 Ketch

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Boat REF# 171504
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 60hp, Westerbeke W60 (1981)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer William H. Shaw
Builder Pearson Yachts
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 363.6 ltr (80.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise unknown


Engine 1 x Diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Westerbeke W60 (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Other
Prop(s) 3 blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine - Westerbeke 4 cylinder 60 HP Diesel rated at 54 hp at 2500 RPM. Engine exhaust is stainless steel and is not valved
. Standard diesel engine maintenance including oil and filter changes have been done per schedule. There is an engine hour meter aboard but it is not original and engine hours can not be stated with any certainty.

A "V" drive provides power to the prop.

Fuel System - fresh water cooling system, two primary Racor fuel filters and one secondary filter, one lube oil filter, wet injected exhaust system normally aspirated, A1 fuel line hose, original 80 gallon aluminum fuel tank below cockpit with deck fill and vent.

Electrical System - 
an electrical closet located in a converted hanging locker plus the breaker panel over the nav table that drops down for easy access. 
30 amp shore power, 
120 AC 1000 watt Xantrex Freedom inverter/charger
 Battery charger, 
30 amp Crown charger by Raritan Engineering 
System. Electrical distribution via a copper wire 
master battery switch with polarity indicator
 voltmeter/ammeter for 12V DC and voltmeter/ammeter for 120 V AC.

Batteries - 
cathodic protection with shore power, 
five batteries for 12V system, four 6V AGM, and one group 27 wet cell battery for engine start.


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 10.26m (33'8")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Airdraft 14.88m (48'10")
Displacement 10,431kg (22,999.9lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Pearson Yachts Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (2011)


Mainsail UK Sails - Slab (2011) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail unknown - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Stay(Dacron) (unknown year)
Spinnaker(Nylon) (unknown year)
Spinnaker(Nylon) (unknown year)
Spinnaker(Nylon) Mizzen (unknown year)
Mizzen(UK Sails) (2011)
Spinnaker gear tick

Dacron Genoa 165% and on roller furling

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

LOA = 42'4" total
Ballast = 7634 lbs

Keel - modified 3/4 full keel - lead encapsulated in fiberglass

Rudder - skeg rudder, fiberglass shell on stainless steel frame

Solid laminate fiberglass hull. Decks are fiberglass laminated over end grain balsa

Bulkheads and platforms - plywood, fiberglass transverse members, fiberglass stringers

Pearson Yachts are known for their beautiful teak interiors, spacious storage, and stability in heavy weather.

Water tanks - 3 fiberglass tanks total capacity of 150

Water Maker - 15 gal per hour capacity 

(currently pickled)

Holding Tank - 18 gallon with deck evacuation and vent

LPG Tanks - 

two 2 gallon in deck locker

Thru hull fittings below the water line are bronze. 

Corrosion control system - zinc anodes on a bonded system


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Microwave tick

Entering the boat down the aft companionway ladder you enter the owner's cabin. The interior spaces have plenty of natural light and are appointed in beautiful teak joinery.

To starboard is the nav station with full-sized chart table and nav instruments above. There is also a hinged electrical panel above the nav table that provides easy access to its components. To port is a large double berth with no overhead obstructions. Under the aft ladderway is the engine cover which is easily removed when maintenance is needed allowing full standing access to three sides of the engine.

Moving forward we enter the main cabin. There is plenty of natural light and ventilation thru the dual companionways and many opening port lights.

To starboard is the head with a separate shower enclosure. There are lots of storage lockers in the head space. New in the head space are: a Groco heavy duty West Marine toilet (2012), pump handle with both fresh and salt water rinse options, shower spray handle, water pump and accumulator tank both oversized for fresh water system, light fixtures, and shower sump system (2013)

To port is the large U-shaped galley with lots of storage and including: a Hille Range three burner propane stove with oven, six cubic foot top loading refrigerator/freezer, water cooled cold plate, and a microwave.

Continuing forward to starboard is the main cabin companion way and ladder providing convenient direct access to the main cabin from the deck above.

Forward of this to starboard is a large settee/single berth, TV , lockers, and a kerosene/diesel heater (with two gallon tank in locker). There is a centerline folding table. To starboard is another large settee/berth and more storage for a total seating for six at the table.

Continuing forward into the forward cabin is a large vee-berth and chain locker access. There is ample storage, hanging lockers, and a designated basin in this cabin.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Furuno radar(2007- 16 miles with LCD display)
-Garmin 440s GPS/Map
-Maptech Chart Navigator Pro (2009- running on a Compaq computer)
-Raymarine R7000 Smart Pilot with rudder angle indicator

-Signet Fathometer
Standard Horizon PS 2000 VHF with two RAM remote mics in cockpit and chart table
-West Marine AIS(2010)
-SSB ICOM M700 Pro radio two new VHF whip antennas
-sailing charts both paper and electronic for cruising in Puget Sound, the Inside Passage, and many other international areas
-All the documentation for all the gear and equipment in notebooks.
-Ritchie Magnetic 5" compass.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar H2 (2011) windlass
3 anchors
60.96m (200'0") of chain
Achilles (Hypalon) dinghy (2011)
10hp outboard, Mercury, Short Shaft (2011)
Oversized two speed Lewmar winches
Bimini and dodger for cockpit. 

Ground tackle - 200' galvanized chain and two oversized Danforth anchors. 

More than ample length of stern tie plastic rope for gunkholing in Canadian protected anchorages.

Outboard engine annual maintenance professionally performed fall 2012.

Extra gear included - clectrical pigtail 50A to 30A. New running rigging for mizzen (not installed and never used). New deck life lines (used one season). Marine barbecue grill. Clear isinglass fabric in a roll. Numerous plastic bins full of spare replacement parts including rigging hardware and plumbing parts.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Date of last life raft service: 27-04-2011

Life Raft - 6 man Avon
Life Sling - 1
PFD -5
Bilge pumps: One fixed manual and two electric with total pumping capacity about 3800 gph

Two full-immersion neoprene suits never worn brand new in 2011.

Broker's Comments

This Pearson 424 Ketch appears in great shape. She's a solid blue water cruiser, with many recent upgrades, and is priced to sell.

With a versatile ketch rig, roller furling headsail, and optional cutter rig inner stay, she is well-equipped for serious sailing and for comfortable cruising. 
 Her three cabin layout and separate shower would make her an ideal liveaboard. The beautiful teak interior has plenty of natural light and is very comfortable.

This boat is in very nice condition having spent the last seven years in the Pacific Northwest undergoing refitting from two successive owners.

The current owner has lived and cruised on her for two years from 2010 to 2012 and is now ready for a new adventure. This worthy boat deserves a new and enthusiastic owner!

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

This Pearson 424 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Langer of Boatshed Seattle. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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