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  Pearson 424 Ketch, Spirit "Spirit" - 42' Pearson 424


Pearson sailboats consistently have been good performing, safe vessels which have maintained good resale value. 


  General specifications:

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Sail,Cruising-Aft Ckpt

Model Year:



Alameda, California


Pearson Yachts

Hull Material:



42' 4" / 12.9m


424   Hull Number 136


13' / 3.9m

  Additional specifications:

The Pearson 424 is a ketch rig with modified fin keel, skeg rudder, keel stepped mast and diesel engine. Her interior offers teak and holly sole, teak bulkheads and trim, aft owners stateroom to port with large hanging locker, U-shaped galley to port with lockers and drawers and opening hatch overhead. The head is midship with separate shower stall, navigation station starboard of aft companionway. Transom berths port and starboard, center drop leaf dining table. The forward cabin includes a dressing table with wash basin, a seat, hanging locker and bureau. Ladder and additional companionway midships. Her headroom is 6'4" and her mast height DWL is 48'10".           Epoxy bottom job Spring 99.


One of the "signature" features of this model is two companionways to below decks. One is located in the cockpit and leads to the aft cabin and nav station. The other companionway is amidships, atop the house and slightly off center to starboard. It leads to the galley/saloon and provides crew access to the galley, bunks and head without disturbing the occupant of the aft stateroom. The saloon consists of identical settees, port and starboard, a centerline table with drop leaves and a cutlery bin, lockers port and starboard behind the settees, an overhead hatch, 4 opening portlights and a teak and holly sole. There are numerous fluorescent and halogen lights, newly varnished interior and green upholstered cushions in main cabin. Vessel includes clocks, barometer, and 1 brass gimbaled oil lamp. Forward of the saloon, a private stateroom offers v-berths with filler cushion, hanging locker, bureau, and abundant locker space. Abaft the center companionway is the head with shower room, vanity and water closet.


The U-shape galley is located amidships for maximum comfort in a seaway. It includes a double compartment sink, pressure hot and cold water, freshwater foot pump, saltwater foot pump, gimbaled, 3 burner stove with oven, microwave, Seagull IV water purifier, stowage lockers, Adler Barbour refrigerated chest and a hinged trash bin.

Adler Barbour refrigerator
3-burner stove
Microwave oven
Seagull IV water purifier
Water heater
Salt & Fresh water foot pumps


Benmar autopilot
Autohelm 3000 autopilot
25 mile Raytheon radar
Horizon VHF radio
2 Compasses
3 Depth sounders
Garmin 210 GPS
Garmin 75 GPS
Speed and distance log
Wind speed indicator
ICOM 710 SSB with Tuner


Four 35 watt Solarex panels mounted on dodger, one 40 watt panel on deck, wind generator is mounted in the forward rigging (convertible to trolling generator) with energy monitor and shunt.

110 volt AC electrical system
12 volt DC electrical system
Wind/trolling generator
1500 watt inverter
2 4D Gel Batteries
1 Gel Starter Battery
Dockside electrical cable, 30 amp.
4 30 Watt Solarex solar power panels
1 additional 40 Watt solar panel

Deck and Hull

44# Bruce, 45# CQR, and 25# Danforth anchors.

(3) Anchors
Mast pulpits
8 ft. hard dinghy
SL Electric Windlass
Bow pulpit
Salter water wash down system
Bow rail
SL manual windlass

Engine room

Westerbeak 58 Diesel

Shaftlock shaft brake

Fresh water cooling system
Raw water sea strainer
Emergency engine stop
3 Fuel filters

Sails & Rigging

Mizzen stay sail, cruising genoa. Most sails are Larsen and the total sail area is 723 sq.ft.

Genoa, 130%
Jib, 100%
Main sail (Dutchman Flaking system, 2 reefs)
Mizzen staysail, 3/4 oz.
Spinnaker, 3/4 oz.
Drifter w/sock, 1-1/2 oz.
2 Staysail storm jibs.
Spinnaker pole
Wire stainless steel (316) rigging 
Roller furling, Profurl
Removable Staysail

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