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 PEARSON 424: Romance

PRICE: $69,000 USD 


Currently lying at :  Langkawi. Malaysia.


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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


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