Pearson 424 Information

Models: Ketch, Sloop and Cutter. Pearson 422 similar but with center cockpit.

Willam H. Shaw

Pearson Yachts
West Shore Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 683-0100

Principal Characteristics

Length, overall 42ft 4in
Length, waterline 33ft 8in
Beam 13ft
Draft5ft 3in
Freeboard, stem5ft 8in
Freeboard, stern 4ft 7in
Displacement 21,000 lb
Ballast7630 lb
Sail area-total 723 sq ft
     Mainsail 276 sq ft
     Mizzen 100 sq ft
     100% fore triangle 347 sq ft
Mast height above waterline, Ketch48 ft 10 in
Mast height above waterline, Cutter51 ft 8 in
Fresh water capacity. 170 gal
Displacement/ length ratio246
Beam/length ratio31
Ballast/ displacement ratio36
Displacement/ sail area ratio 29
Price per pound
(standard boat including engine)


Engine:Westerbeke 60 diesel 54 hp at 2500 rpm 
Gear Box:Hydraulic Direct Drive
V-Drive:Walter RV-20 with 2:1 gear ratio
Prop:Columbian style E, 3 blade, 20-in. diameter by 13-in. pitch
Fuel Capacity:80 Gallon





Original Equipment

Base price (FOB Portsmouth, RI) $ 77,100
Westerbeke 60 diesel engine
120-ampere alternator
155 amp-hr. batteries
Engine compartment sound insulation
Deck anchor locker and bow roller
Bow pulpit, lifelines, stern rail
Edson pedestal steering
Ritchie 5-in. compass
Emergency tiller
Manual bilge pump
Dorade and cowl vents
Eight Lewmar winches
Mainsail jiffy reefing
3-burner alcohol stove with oven
Drop-leaf dining table
Hot and cold pressure water
Stall shower with soak tub
Forward stateroom vanity
Double sink in galley
Vacu-Flush toilet

Original Price of boat with typical options (Less sails) $81,609 or $302,848.95 in 2019 dollars