Designer Shaw Main Area 317 Hull Speed 7.49 First Year 1986 For Tri 418 SA/D 17.1 Last Year 1991 I 52.3 D/L 263 LOA 39.0 J 16.0 BR 38% LWL 31.3 P 45.3 L/B 3.12 Beam 12.5 E 14.0 LWL /B 2.50 Disp 18,000 Eng D OR 20% Draft 6.9/4.6-8.8 Fuel 30.0 CSF 1.91 Sail Area 735 Water 106 MCR 28.5 Ballast 6,800 Mast Ht 57.0 M/F 0.76 PHRF 114Info on Design Ratios
The popularity of cruising boats has grown tremendously over the past two decades.
More and more we find todays sailors looking for comfortable cruising boats that sail really well, yet are easy to handle with only family or friends aboard.
The Pearson 39 is just this kind of boat, a contemporary performance oriented cruiser that delivers superb handling under both sail and power.
Several innovations have contributed to this. The rig is simpler. Thus its possible to reef both the main and jib with a small crew, without leaving the cockpit. Big, self tailing winches, a cabintop traveller, 44" elkhide covered wheel, contoured cockpit seating all help maintain full-time crew comfort.
All too often the words used to describe a boats characteristics get overworked. But, believe me, it youve experienced wide turning circles, the inability to track, surprises when backing down, a mushy response to a new, fresh breeze, or a low response to you touch on the wheel, youll know what I mean when I say the 39 handles like an extension of your thoughts.
Stepping belowdecks, youll have little choice but to be impressed by the warm rich wood with its cabinetmaker-quality joinerworker and hand-rubbed varnish finish. You will also find the finest in fabrics and design appointments. Classically elegant.
Drawing on the popularity of our other designs, we have produced an honest two-stateroom boat that is as comfortable for guests as it is for the owners. The galley is a chefs delight. Spacious yet efficient, with ample counter space and everything within easy reach.
To summarize, the Pearson 39 is the result of years of experience coupled with the latest thinking in yacht design. With its hull configuration, space utilization, creature comforts and convenience, the Pearson 39 delivers superb performance and unmatched elegance.