'Sarah', a Pearson 424 Ketch for Sale

'Sarah', my Pearson 424 ketch is bluewater-proven having completed a circumnavigation of the Atlantic, and a return trip to Bermuda. She's currently located in St. Augustine, Florida, USA.

'Sarah', a Pearson 424 Ketch for Sales/v 'SARAH'
Built in 1978, she is hull #2.

Gear and equipment includes:

  • A 2008 4-cylinder Yanmar;
  • A Solent Stay with staysail and storm jib;
  • Aa asymmetrical spinnaker in sock;
  • A Monitor Self-Steering Windvane;
  • SSB Radio;
  • Radar;
  • AIS; 
  • A Feathering propellor;
  • An AB aluminum bottom RIB;
  • A 9.9 Mariner outboard;
  • Newer winches;

This Pearson 424 ketch is offered for sale complete with lots of spare parts and tools.

Published Specification for the Pearson 424 Ketch:

  • Underwater Configuration: Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material: GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall: 42'4" (12.90m)
  • Waterline Length: 33'8" (10.26m)
  • Beam: 13'0" (3.96m)
  • Draft: 5'3" (1.60m)
  • Rig Type: Masthead ketch
  • Displacement: 21,000lb / 9,525kg;
  • Designer: William Shaw
  • Builder: Pearson Yachts (USA)
  • Year First Built: 1981
  • Year Last Built: 1985
  • Number Built: 225

Published Design Ratios for the Pearson 424 Ketch:

  • Sail Area/Displacement: 15.3
  • Ballast/Displacement: 36.4
  • Displacement/Length: 246
  • Comfort Ratio: 29.4
  • Capsize Screening Formula: 1.81

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'Sarah' is a very solid well-equipped example of a Pearson 424 ketch as you can see from the photos below. She still needs some attention but really just add-ons and custom features to make her all your own. She's priced accordingly, allowing for the needed items to make her yours. 

For example, the following needs improvement:

  • Sail covers and dodger are functional but could be replaced;
  • Needs bottom job; 
  • Jib is a composite sail and not is great shape but still very useable; 
  • Interior cushions still functional but could use a refresh; 
  • Generator hasn’t been run since 2015;
  • Air conditioning needs to be replaced;
  • Running rigging is worn and dirty.
Pearson 424 ketch saloon layoutThe saloon, looking forward
Pearson 424 ketch stemhead arrangementStemhead arrangement provides for deployment of twin anchors
Pearson 424 ketch forecabinV-berth in the forecabin
Pearson 424 ketch aft cockpitAft cockpit with wheel steering
Pearson 424 ketch sailboat'Sarah' in her slip
Pearson 424 ketch companionwayThe companionway with double-berth on the port side
Pearson 424 ketch 4cyl Yanmar engineA 4-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine was fitted in 2008
Pearson 424 ketch galleyThe galley
Pearson 424 ketch headThe head
Pearson 424 ketch navigation stationThe navigation station

Asking Price: $59,900 >>>>> Now contact the owner...

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