Pearson 33 - 1986 - £24,950 The Pearson 33 is a very popular and sought after cruising yacht in North America where it is often classed as a 'cruiser/racer' due to its good performance and excellent sea keeping qualities achieved through a good ballast ratio aided by a lead fin keel. This example has been well cared for by her owners past and present, and benefits from a very roomy three-cabin accommodation plan and a good level of inventory.
Up to seven berths in three cabins finished honey-coloured teak, teak and holly flooring and blue upholstery. Webasto warm air cabin heating is fitted and a CD/radio unit with stereo saloon speakers, plus a flat screen TV on the saloon's forward bulkhead for on-board entertainment.
Forward cabin: through double doors, giving easy access to a double "V" berth with fiddled stowage bins beneath, hanging locker to starboard, and shelves and cupboard space to port,opening deck hatch above and opening portlights to either side of the coach roof.
Saloon: with a single settee berth to port & "L" shaped seating on starboard side, with a hinged in-filling panel to enable a double berth to be formed. Lee clothes are fitted to both berths. Because the heads compartment is aft, the centre-line saloon table is well forward, leaving good movement area about the chart table and galley that are located amidships. Not withstanding that, the table is of good size, with two hinged leaves and could accommodate four persons comfortably. A hanging locker, used for 'Oilies' and lifejackets, is located aft of the navigation table.
Nav. Area: located to the port side; features a relatively large chart table, to which the navigator either sits on a pedestal-mounted stool, or can comfortably stand. Main 12V DC distribution panel and navigation instruments are fitted outboard on a generously-sized panel naturally facing the navigator, with the radar having been mounted forward, but again orientated toward the seat occupant and the companionway.
Galley: located to starboard and roughly "L" shaped, with a large stainless steel sink, hot and cold pressurised water supply, Tasco twin burner cooker with oven and generously sized storage lockers including a good top-access locker for staples. In the American way; there is also a notably large coolbox located under the port side chart table's hinged lid unit. Not refrigerated to date (the current owner uses a carry-on, camping unit), but the original compartment would provide a very suitable base in which to fit a modern proprietary refrigerator plate. A substantial stainless steel crash bar in front of the cooker also incorporates large eyes to which a cook's bum strap can be attached.
Heads: Port side aft heads compartment with a sea toilet (New Jabsco pump fitted 2017), blue-coloured, moulded hand basin with a pressurised hot and cold water supply, plus an hand-pumped cold water back-up faucet. A shower head attachment is fitted. A toilet waste holding tank is fitted beneath the cockpit locker.
Aft Cabin: accessed to starboard of the companionway, fitted with a double berth and hanging locker, clock & barometer on the aft bulkhead. An overhead hatch and opening portlight to the cockpit well ensure good ventilation, supplemented by an opening portlight to the coachroof side.
Mechanical and electrical systems
Yanmar 2GM20 (18hp), indirectly-cooled diesel engine (last serviced Spring 2019), driving through a shaft to a two bladed propeller, with rope cutter fitted. A drip-less 'Deep Sea Seal' by Halyard Marine is fitted.
Various engine spares stowed under main saloon's porthand berth. 2 x 12 volt batteries are charged by the engine-driven alternator, plus a Aero4gen wind generator is linked through a battery charge management system/regulator.
A battery sensing Waeco 240v AC battery charger (New 2014) rated at up to 25 Amps is also fitted. A 240 volt AC shore power system, with British square-pin 13A outlets is fitted about the vessel and domestic freshwater may be heated by immersion heater or through a calorifier linked to the engine.
Tankage: Fuel: 18.5 US Gallons, (70 litres approx.). Freshwater: 44 US Gallons, (165 litres approx.) in two polyethylene tanks. Toilet waste holding (black water) tank, located beneath cockpit locker. Unknown capacity.
Sails and Spars
Isomat double spreader aluminium alloy mast of the sme age as the vessel.
Stainless steel standing rigging, replaced in 2014.
New Facnor LS165 furling system fitted, together with a new forestay wire in 2015.
New Sparcraft F550 slab reefing boom fitted in 2015. Rod kicker. Single-line, slab reefing system in main boom. Adjustable backstay. 'Lazy bag' sail cover (New in June 2011). All lines are led aft to cockpit via Harken, low-friction organisers and Spinlock clutches.
Sails: Roller-furling 'Bi-star' genoa by Hood Sailmakers (UK) Ltd. 'Solent' Jib by Hood Sailmakers (UK) Ltd. Storm Jib. Slab-reefing mainsail by Sobstad (UK) 2015. Hood cruising chute with snuffer
Standard Horizon CP300 chart plotter with C-Map charts
2 x Steering compasses ( 1 x wheel pedestal and 1 x bulkhead mounted)
Data Marine speed/log display on forward bulkhead
Data Marine Echo Sounder display on forward bulkhead
Data Marine wind speed & direction display on forward bulkhead Mounted at the Chart table:
Raytheon R20X radar display
Garmin 65 GPS
Target Navtex Pro plus
Standard Horizon GX1500e DSC/VHF radio
Clock and Barometer.
All four winches are self-tailing, including: Lewmar ST30 halyard winches, Lewmar ST43 sheet winches. Main sheet track and gear by Harken, with Spinlock upgrade clutches to aft end of coach roof. Wheel steering. 15 kg Bruce anchor with approx 19m chain and 70m anchor plait warp. CQR kedge anchor with approx. 8m x 8mm chain and 45m x 16mm anchor plait. Double-railed stainless steel pushpit and pulpits Sprayhood (2016). Wheel cover (2016). Spray dodgers. Stainless steel boarding ladder. Cockpit table. Outboard engine storage pad. Avon 'Redstart' inflatable dinghy and Mariner 2HP outboard engine. Set of cockpit cushions.
Standard Horizon GX1500e DSC/VHF radio. Seago 4 man liferaft (Service due date Feb 2019 - service due). Manual and electric bilge pumps. Danbouy. Lifebuoy. Man overboard throwing line. Mast-mounted radar reflector. Dry powder fire extinguishers. Fire blanket at galley. Emergency tiller located in the cockpit.
History and Construction
Built by Pearson Yachts in 1986 and purchased there by her first owner (an Englishman), 'Stratocruiser' was brought to the UK two years later and from that time has benefited from multiple upgrades and replacements of the original equipment fitted. She has clearly been owned by discerning and keen sailing owners, with the original American sails replaced by high quality sails by the renowned Hoods in Lymington; replacement main boom (to offer single-line reefing); the original self-tailing sheet winches supplemented by later self-tailing halyard/reefing winches and Spinlock clutches plus Harken deck organisers and mainsheet (clear of the cockpit).
The lead keel and deeper option spade rudder will make for a relatively fast, manoeuvrable and easily-handled cruiser, which offers the space and comfort levels demanded by the American market.
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.
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