Pearson 30, 1978, Kemah, Texas, $15,000, price reduced 6/25/09 to $13,500, sold 8/30/09

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1978 Pearson 30 "Sail la Vie"

  • Bill Shaw design
  • LOA 30' 0"
  • LWL 25' 0"
  • Beam 9' 6"
  • Draft 5' 0"
  • Displacement 8,320# fixed keel
  • Water tank is 22 gallon polyethylene
  • Holding tank is 20 gallon polyethylene
  • Fuel tank is 20 gallon monel fuel tank inspected and serviced in 2009


  • 1978 Universal Atomic 4, 30 hp gasoline engine with electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, new carburetor, stainless steel exhaust and wet muffler
  • Racor in-line fuel and water separator with vacuum gauge
  • Raw water cooled with bronze ball valve with bronze inline strainer
  • 1" stainless shaft and Martec bronze folding 2 blade prop
  • 2 Exide Select Orbital deep cycle AGM batteries in plastic boxes
  • Statpower True Charge TB 10 amp 3-stage battery charger


  • Deck stepped with custom aluminum compression post
  • Jiffy reefing
  • stowable lazy jacks
  • all sail controls lead aft to cockpit through spinlock
  • 6 Lewmar winches
  • Harken traveler with windcar sheeting
  • boom vang
  • full race rigged spinnaker gear
  • headsail roller furling
  • adjustable backstay


  • Fully battened dacron mainsail with 2 reef points and green cover
  • 135% Dacron genoa with green sunbrella cover on roller furler
  • 105% battened kevlar working jib
  • 155% mylar genoa
  • 155% kevlar genoa


  • 12000 BTU self contained AC/Heat Marine Air Systems with digital control
  • Emergency equipment including PFDs, fire extinguishers, placards, flares, whistles, horn, bell,
  • 2 danforth anchors (#13 and #8) with chain and nylon rode, docklines, and boat hook
  • Magma LPG bar-b-q grill
  • 12 volt Shur-Flo pressured water system
  • Stainless boarding ladder
  • Aluminum hatch and opening ports
  • Large bimini top and dodger
  • Automatic 12 volt bilge pump and manual whale gusher pump


  • Garmin GPS 75 with remote antenna, power, and horizon digital repeater at mast step
  • New Ritchie 4" bulkhead compass
  • KVH 103AC digital electronic compass system with mast step display
  • West Marine MC 795C VHF with masthead antenna
  • Windex at masthead
  • Datamarine Corinthian II depth sounder and knot meter
  • Alpine CDA-7894 AM/FM/CD and 90 watt amplifier with speakers in salon and cockpit


  • Fiberglass sloop rigged auxiliary sailboat. Aft cockpit tiller steering. Masthead rig with aluminum spars and stainless steel wire standing rigging. Race rigged, but a good cruiser as well, sleeping 5 in a standard Pearson layout with air conditioning. This is a very clean and well cared for boat. We are the 3rd owner.


  • Private V-berth
  • Cabin fan and reading lights
  • Anchor rode locker separated from V-berth forward with deck pipe


  • Toilet port is a manual Wilcox-Crittendon Head mate with y-valve to overboard or holding tank with Marelon seacock and pumpout
  • Lavatory starboard with stainless steel sink and pressured water


  • Port and starboard settees with folding table mounted on the port bulkhead
  • Storage above, behind, and beneath each settee
  • Reading lights above each settee on the main bulkhead


  • L-shaped galley starboard at companionway
  • Kenyon 2 burner LPG stove
  • Cabin fan
  • Dome light White/Red
  • Top loading insulated icebox drains to bilge
  • Single stainless steel sink with pressured water drains overboard via bronze seacock
  • Quarterberth is to port and below cockpit with storage beneath and engine access

    Bottom job 2008

    Full December 2007 Mike Firestone survey and valuation available on request

    More pictures available via email

    Dear David,
    Please show the Pearson 30 #104 as sold. Your guidelines did work. We enjoyed the process, met some interesting people and some new friends.
    Dave and Vicky
    Kemah, Texas

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