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 PEARSON 424: Romance

PRICE: $69,000 USD 


Currently lying at :  Langkawi. Malaysia.


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the new romance
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Romance is currently on the hard stand in Rebak Island Marina Resort, in Langkawi, Malaysia. She has been based here in Langkawi for several years, where she has more recently been a seasonal cruising home for the long-term owners of 30 years. They have always stored her well, in dry dock during the wet season here, and returned for the dry season Nor-easter cruising season, where they have sailed the coast of Malaysia and Thailand. Very much loved and very well maintained, she has recently had her engine checked and run (on the hard) and her fridge serviced, as well as instruments up and running. There is very little to do to get this girl back where she belongs, on the ocean, and her owner has priced her competitively and realistically for a quick sale.
This William Shaw design is considered by many knowledgeable yachtsmen to be one of the best cruising designs in the 42' size range. With good looks at dockside, at anchor, and underway, the Pearson 424 is also a good performer. The interior is a master work of comfortable spaces and functional layout, and you will be impressed by some of her unique features. Her cockpit is wide and roomy, with space to relax, or entertain, with the added feeling of safety, nestled in the sunken square shaped cockpit. The aft is beamy and the space behind the steering room is unlike any other mono hulls of this size.
She has 2 entrance ways, the main entrance from the cockpit leads down the steps into the aft double berth, (to port) and the midships facing Navigation station to Starboard. This entire section of the boat can be made private from the rest of the boat, if desired, by the use of the door, which leads into the saloon.
Walking through the door, there is large U-shaped galley to port, complete with a top opening fridge, a 3-burner stove, and a microwave. Across to port is the head with large separate shower stall. The main salon has straight settees port and starboard with a centreline folding table for dining. There is a separate entrance into the main salon from the deck on the starboard side and a diesel oil heater ( that will need hooking up again as it has not been used in the tropics) on starboard bulkhead. So the potential is there for the higher latitude sailing.
The forward cabin has large V berth with storage lockers, drawers and cabinets port and starboard. There was originally a concealed head installed in the V berth, but the current owners have dismantled it. However, the plumbing and even the toilet itself is still there if the new owners wish to re-instate it. There is a private wash basin in the Vberth also.
There is plenty of storage throughout!
Below is an exert from the designer's website, and I am sure his passion for his boats, their strength, practicality, and performance will also really impress you. Please let me know if you wish us to send you current videos, ( including of the engine running after servicing March 2023) and we look forward to assisting you if you wish to make a viewing appointment.

Bill Shaw, the designer of The Pearson 424 calls this: "The boat for the real sailor. "

"Over 40 feet is where a designer can have some real fun. The cubic footage you're working with allows you to let all the creative juices flow. It's no longer a case of "It's gotta go here because that's where it fits. " In short, it gives me all kinds of choices.
The new 424 is a beautiful example of what I'm talking about. First of all, the overall length has allowed me to offer two companionways below. One leads directly from the cockpit into the owners' cabin and navigation centre. The second, amidships, leads into the main salon.
Then there's the matter of the forward stateroom. Normally, in a tri-cabin boat, that's where your friends sleep. So why not make that end as appealing as the owner's stateroom aft, including a place to wash up? We succeeded with this boat.
The middle is where most of the after-sundown action is. It not only houses the food and drink but more often than not, it turns into the equivalent of a cosy den where everybody sort of sits around with their feet up chewing the fat about everything from the day's sail to next years' ski trip. So, it makes sense to combine the efficiencies required in a shipboard galley with the homey comfort of a country kitchen. You know, the sort of place that encourages elegant cuisine, conversation and catnaps.
Finally, I've raced a lot in my day and that old competitive spirit keeps rearing up. Even in a cruising boat, who wants to be looking for the channel when your friends have got the hook and ice bucket ready to go simultaneously. So, the 424 is deceptively quick. I see the 424 as the boat for the real sailor who not only knows what he wants but is aware that often times your competence is judged not only by the way you sail, but what you sail. " Link to the Pearson website for more information:"
https://www. Pearsonyachts. Org/models/pearson-424. Html

Price: US $69,000      
Vessel Name: ROMANCE
Launch Year: 1978
Length: 42' - 12.80m
Beam: 13 ft
Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 21,000lbs
Keel / Ballast: Encapsulated cutaway keel with skeg hung rudder

Designer: William Shaw
Builder: Pearson Yachts
Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material: Cored fiberglass


Westerbeke 58 hp (1985)
Engine hours: approximately 5500
Engine room: Walter V-drive (new in 2006) Borg Warner transmission One and one-half inch prop shaft with Auto Stream feathering stainless
Engine Make: Westerbeke
Number Engines: 1
Horsepower: 58 hp
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: Approximately 5500
Genset: Portable 1kva genset
Fuel: 120 gals (444 lts), (including 4 portable jerry cans)
Water: 100 gals (370 lts)

Dinghy: Swift 3.1 rigid bottom inflatable( hypalon ) with anchor locker(2003) + Dinghy davits on radar arch at stern
Outboard: Tohatsu 9.8 hp (new 2019)

Dodger and Bimini with removable side curtains
Mainsail acrylic canvas cover
Large center area awning
Small forward awning


Cabins: 2
Berths: 2 double berths (one aft and one in v-berth) + 2 single berths in salon
Shower: Full stand up separate head shower, Cockpit shower
Toilet: TMC electric (new in 2006)
Air-Con: Yes, a portable AC unit

Galley: U-shaped
Sharp:  1270W microwave
Twin deep stainless sinks
Refrigeration: WAECO fridge and freezer with Danfoss compressor
(compressor new in 2006)
Stove: Force 10 three-burner stove with oven and broiler (new 2013)
Water-Maker: 18 gal(66lt) per hour engine driven water maker ( Aqua Marine )

Ground Tackle
40 lb Bruce with 300 ft 3/8" BBB chain and 145 ft 3/4" nylon rode
40 lb CQR
20 lb Danforth
19 ft 1/4" chain with 173 ft 1/2" rode
extra 94 ft 3/8" BBB chain

Safety Gear: 
4 adult life jackets
Life Sling overboard rescue system
Jack lines along both sides of deck
3 fire extinguishers
Bilge pumps. 1 auto and one manual emergency pump.

120 amp alternator
Three stage Smart regulator
750 amp hours gel batteries (new 2018)
Three 80 - watt solar panels
Four smaller solar panels on radar arch

Electronics / Navigation
Raymarine e7 chartplotter and radar
Raymarine i40 Bidata depth, speed, wind instrument
Alpha 3000 Autopilot
ICOM IC-M700 single side band radio
ICOM IC-M59 VHF radio
ICOM IC-M11 hand held VHF radio

Sail Inventory

Full main with one full batten and 3 half battens and 3 reef points (new 2015)
Roller furling 125% jib (new 2015)
Roller furling 100% working jib (hardly used)
Spin drifter with sock
Stay sail with self tacking system
Storm jib

Mast / Rigging
Aluminum mast (removed, rigging inspected, repainted 2018)
316 stainless rigging with Stayloc fittings(new 2013)
Inner fore stay - 316 stainless with running backs
Profurl roller furling jib
Fore spar telescoping spinnaker pole (on mast track)
Other fixed spinnaker pole
Fixed mast mounted radar reflector
Mast top mounted "No Strike Lightening" protection

Deck Gear:

Maxwell anchor windlass
Anderson self-tailing winches:
2 52ST two-speed for jib sheets
1 40ST for main sheet
2 28ST on mast for halyards
Lewmar self tailing winch on boom for reefing

This yacht is seriously fitted out for cruising in different climates.
Many engine and electrical spare parts, sail repair items, and
shop manuals are included. The stainless radar arch includes adjustable dinghy
davits for lowering and lifting the dinghy and outboard. Screens have
been fitted for all hatches and 12 volt fans are positioned in prime
locations for each cabin



Vessel Name: OPTIONS

Launch Year: 1975

Length: 42' - 12.80m

Beam: 3.79M

Draft: 1.8M

Displacement: 13.5 T

Keel / Ballast: GRP, Three quarter moulded

Vessel Location: Rebak Island Resort Langkawi

Region: Asia

Registration: 355707 Aus

Designer: SWANSON

Builder: SWANSON

Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP solid glass plugs on board to show thickness

Decks Material: GRP Deck replaced by Pro Yachting in 2009 see plug on board.

Engine: 4.220 HE, November 2003**** Engine year: 2003***** Last Engine Service: June 2014***** Last Oil Change: 2020***** Gearbox: Twin disc tecno drive******* Shaft size: 1.25 inch********* Shaft seal: PSS**** Alternators: 1 x 80 amp***** Engine Start Batteries: 1 November 2014****** Fuel filters / Polishers: Fuel filter and water trap before the engine normal engine fuel filter on engine****** Generator/output : 80amp ****** Steering Type: Wheel system with cables and chain. Emergency steering tiller system. ****** Exhaust System: Wet with plastic vetus muffler****** Water Strainers: Strainer for the cooling inlet in the engine compartment. Can be cleaned in the yacht. ****** 12 volt electric fuel pump installed into the fuel line from the tank to the engine makes bleeding the fuel system after filter changes easy. 12 volt transfer pump to transfer fuel from up to the 200lt day tank. Many spare parts are kept for engine.

Engine Make: Nanni

Number Engines: 1

Horsepower: 50

Fuel Consumption: 820 N/Miles approx.

Max Speed: 8.5 kn At 2750 RPM

Cruise Speed: 5.5 to 6.0 kn At 1800 RPM

Propulsion: 3 Blades (material Bronze)

Fuel: 1x 200lts, 1x170lts Steel (S/S)

Water: (2 tanks: 600 lts (GRP and S/Steel); SULLAGE TANK: 1x 40lts (Plastic) ; Notes: 300lts of water held in the keel. 300lts held in a GRP tank in the saloon. Port side of deck used to catch rain wat

Dinghy: Zodiac 2.8mt rib inflatable. Hypolon with Zodiac cover. Little use new 2008.

Outboard: Yamaha 8hp plus 3hp Yamaha

Covers: Bimini and other covers


Options is spacious. It offers a practical galley, the saloon is U-shaped with large seating and a large table to starboard, making it nice to gather around the table for dinner, games or books.

Cabins: 2 cabins.
1 double aft cabin with single bed, large mirror, closet and shelves.
1 single starboard side cabin with single bed, guitar, closet.
Interior: wood and tapestry



3 berths + 2 bonus in the living room


1 shower+ 1 sink in heads


1 Toilet electric. Spare electric pump on board.


TV/DVD/MUSIC SYSTEM + Extra speakers for T/V
Heater in the saloon
Fans to most areas both 12v and 240v


Galley is spacious and equipped with:
a Stove Kero 2 burner with oven
a 240v oven/toaster
a 1 microwave
a 1 Fridge: Plus 60 lt Waeco fridge/ freezer
a 1 Freezer
2 sinks.
All cutlery pots and pans electric fry pan and kettle, electric oven, wine glasses, decanters.

Hot Water

HOT WATER CYLINDER 25lt heat exchanger from the engine. Electric heating element u/s.


Ground Tackle

SHEET WINCHES: Two Anderson st52 + HALYARD WINCHES+ One Anderson st40 plus two more winches on the mast. One winch on the boom for reefing and main control.
ANCHOR WINCH: Muir Cheetah HR 2500


Safety Gear

2 Bosuns chairs
Several life jackets
Life rings
First day kit

Bilge Pumps

One 2000 GPH electric on a float switch. One large manual pump whale gusher. Operating l

Life Raft

Zodiac 4MP open sea




Two gas inflatable plus many others all good condition

Fire Protection




Circuit type: 12V/ 240V
HOUSE BATTERIES: 4x 100 amp/hrs New 2014
BATTERY CHARGER: Electrical 30amp smart system changes both bank independently
INVERTER: 1 KVA "Make Well"
SOLAR PANELS / REG. 2 x 80 watt panels / Stela PR1515 reg.
Auto pilot has remote control. 1 KVA Honda generator on board.
INTERIOR/NAV. LIGHTS: 12 volts lights to all areas 250volt in aft cabin, saloon and work shop. Masthead nav light. Nav lights on the hull plus steaming light. Deck lights on the spreaders.

Electronics / Navigation

Plotter make: Lorance, model: HDS 10M, year: 2011
2 x Navionics gold cards Aust and Indian ocean and S/China sea.
RADAR: make: Raytheon, Model: Pathfinder SL70, year 2011 Not used
SOUNDER: MAKE 1) Raymarine, Model: Bidata st40, year: 2004
2) Fish Finder - colour
AUTO PILOT: MAKE Coarsemaster, MODEL CM800, YEAR 2008
VHF RADIO: Icom, MODEL IC-m402a, YEAR 2010
VHF RADIO: Icom, MODEL IC-718, YEAR 2010 not used. New auto tuner installed 2010
GPS: Garmin, MODEL 72h, YEAR 2011
INSTRUMENTS: RPM, Temp Gauge Warnings for low oil pressure and charging system also an Amp meter.
COMPASS: Main Silva type 150 new. One in the pilot house. Two hand held, one Autohelm and one Sestrel
Hundreds of paper charts inventory in the cart table


Sail Inventory

Alloy very heavy construction. Year of manufacture not known.
2 one headsail and one on the staysail. Both Reef furl. H/Sail extra large 2004 approx
Main. Fully battened. 2003 ex/cond. Spare main average condition. H/sail genoa with U/V strip ex/ cond. Spare high cut yankee. Staysail average condition. Spare storm staysail not used. MPS in sock ex cond. Trysail not used.
Two poles rigged on to mast for poling out h/sail and staysail. All lines and topping lifts rigged and available for all sails.

Mast / Rigging

Alloy two spreaders very heavy construction. Year of manufacture not known.
Spare track on the mast for the trysail.
12mm galvanized rigging. Lowers replaced 2004 found to be in perfect condition. Rigger advised us to leave them alone.
New running backstays blocks and tensioners. 2014. Main sheet has an 8 to 1 pulley syst.

Deck Gear

ANCHORS: 60lb Manson, 45lb Delta. Admiralty
CHAIN/ROPE: 10mm s/link chain 60 mts approx. Plus 100 mts of rope. Spare 10mts chain and rope for second anchor.
CLEATS/BOLLARDS: Bollards fore and aft for mooring. Heavy cleats mid ship for mooring. Cleats for all running rigging
STANCHIONS: 25 mm S/Steel all around the deck. 25mm S/Steel tubing safety rail all around the deck on top of the stanchions with intermediate wire half way up the stanchions.
LIFELINES: Jackstays webbing type available to be run on the deck.

TRACKS/CARS/BLOCKS: 2 tracks for the staysail. Spare track on the mast for the trysail.
SWIM/BOARDING LADDER: One S/Steel swim ladder. One timber boarding ladder.
DECK SHOWER with hot water only
4 x 25 lt drums in timber frames at base of the mast.
WASH DOWN PUMPS for deck and anchor wash
3 fenders and several dock lines

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