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2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
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1980 Pearson 424

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1980
Length 42 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Pearson Yacht Corp

42' Pearson 424 '80 "Whiffler"

The Pearson 424 ketch is an overly strong built boat with the space to spread out. She is stiff in a breeze and surprisingly quick. Aesthetically, she is graceful from any direction. Her current owner has lovingly taken care of her for over 20 years. With only 45 hours on her new engine she is truly a great bargain. Call to schedule a private showing.


Year Built 1980
Category Sail
Length Overall 45 ft
Length Of Deck 42 ft
Beam 13 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID PEA59110M80F
Min Draft 5'6 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 60 hp
Cruising Speed 6 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 2200
Maximum Speed 7 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 80 gal
Water Tanks 3
Water Tank Cap. 150 gal
Water Tank Mat. GRP
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 17 gal
Ballast 7,600 lb
Displacement 22,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Beta Marine
Model: 60HP
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 60hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2016
Engine Hours: 45

Starting forward is an over-sized guest cabin with v-berth and shelves outboard. Aft to port is a vanity with wash basin and lockers below. To starboard is a dressing seat and large hanging locker. Farther aft is the luxurious main cabin with solid teak drop leaf table and facing settees that convert to 6'6” berths. Louvered lockers and bookshelf behind each with additional storage behind seat back. Aft to port is the galley with Corian counter tops, double sink and propane stove. To starboard is the midships companionway and aft is the head with separate shower. Farther aft is the huge owners’ stateroom with double berth to port and navigation center to starboard with swing out seat.


Garnet 12V refrigeration

3-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven

Microwave oven

Seagull water filtering system

Pressure and manual fresh and sea water

Double sink

12-gal water heater (110V and engine driven)

Corian counter tops

Corian accents throughout

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine wind speed and direction

Speed and distance logs

(2) depth sounders

Garmin fish finder

Raymarine autopilot

Danforth compass

Multiple GPS

Garmin chart plotter

Garmin HD radar

(2) VHF radios

Hand-held VHF radio

SSB radio

Clock and barometer

Portable computer

Rudder angle indicator on autopilot

Globalstar Sat phone with full mount

Sirius radio and weather

Type B AIS system

Galvanic isolator

Power WiFi antenna

Capt software on computer


12V DC and 110V AC

(4) 6V house batteries in (2) banks

12V windlass battery

Battery parallel switch

Battery monitor

50-amp inverter/charger (New 2020)

5-kW Westerbeke generator with new heat exchanger (2021)

30-amp shore power cord (50-amp capable)

(2) echo chargers for generator battery and windlass battery


Bruce anchor with 150’ 3/8” chain

Danforth anchor with 300’ 3/4” rode

Electric windlass

Four-piece bimini with dodger

Full cockpit cushions

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Search light

Spreader light

Tri-color light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder


Outboard mount

Radar reflector


Deck wash

Rear Mediterranean boarding ramp

Aries wind vane system (not mounted)


Actual LOA: 45’

Last bottom paint – Jan 2021

New Awlgrip topsides (2020) and top blue stripe

Teak refinished 2021

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum keel-stepped mast

Mainsheet traveler

Mast steps

Whisker pole

Roller furling on headsail

Main and mizzen lazy jack system

(2) self-tailing Lewmar #48 sinches for jib sheets

(1) Lewmar winch for main sheet


 Full batten main with (2) reef points

 150% Genoa

 120% Genoa

 100% jib

 Cruising spinnaker with sleeve system

 Cutter mounted jib

 Mizzen staysail

Engine and Mechanical

Bilge blower

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Acoustic engine area insulation

Halon engine fire extinguishing

(1) manual and (2) electric bilge pumps

Manual wheel steering

Electric head with macerator and overboard discharge

17-gal holding tank

(2) heat pumps (heat and cool)

Onboard fuel polishing system with aux. fuel pump


Rod holders


Many offshore and coastal life jackets with strobes

(4) fire extinguishers

Winslow 6-man off shore life raft (vacuum-packed)

Bell, horn and whistle

Emergency tiller



Jacklines and harnesses


MOB pole



All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.