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Name Michele Martinage

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Pearson Yachts was a Rhode Island-based builder of sailboats that built some of their first fiberglass boats in the 1960s. The company changed hands a few times but for a while, chief designer Bill Shaw produced classic cruising and racing profiles (22 to 53 feet) many of which are still sailing today. In its heyday, the company built almost a boat a day; unfortunately the company folded in 1991. But good boats don’t just disappear; parts of the original company morphed into what is today known as Pearson Marine Group , which still builds and sells True North motorboats, North Rip sportfishing boats, and premium Alerion daysailers that are known for their classic lines and a fast turn of speed.

1989 Pearson 34-2


Rock Hall,MD,United States

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The Pearson 34-2 was a boat that was well ahead of her time.  To think that a boat built in 1989 (affordable for that reason) has a center line v- berth that allows easier access to each side, a separate stall shower in the head, a self tending 100% jib, and a walk-through transom is amazing.  Those are all design features that are usually found on much newer (pricier) designs.  The wing keel makes her a perfect choice for the Bay, or beyond.

She has never been used in the charter trade and has several nice upgrades. Her standing rigging was renewed a few years ago, all lines are led aft to the cockpit, she has good canvas and a 135% Genoa that is only three years old.

She is out of the water for the season but is easily shown.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 11 ft 6 inMax Draft 4 ft 
Engine Make YanmarEngine Model 3GM30 
Fuel Capacity 22 galLength Overall 34 ft 6 in 
Holding Tank Size 20 galWater Capacity 70 gal 
Number of Engines 1    

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Forward is a V-berth with hanging lockers port and starboard, overhead hatch and opening ports.  Next aft is the main saloon with an "L" shaped settee to port which converts into a double berth and a facing settee to starboard.  The galley is next aft to port and has a deep single bowl stainless steel sink, three burner propane stove, dry hold, lots of drawers and good storage. The ice box is off to starboard and is easily accessed by way of a lid held open by gas struts and is underneath the nav table.  This is a great design!

To starboard of the companionway stairs is the head.  There is a separate stall shower, marine head with holding tank, sink and storage.  To port of the companionway stairs and aft is the double quarter berth.

Deck and Hull

The deck layout is clean with good walkways forward.  The seating in the cockpit is exceptionally comfortable and there is a walkthrough transom.

  • Dodger with sacrificial covers for eisenglass. Reconditioned last year and in good shape. (Blue)
  • Bimini only four years old.  Very good shape (Tan- to keep the cockpit cooler.)
  • Winch covers
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • 35# CQR with chain and rode
  • Large Danforth with chain and rode
  • Dock lines, fenders and coast guard gear
  • Leather Wrapped Wheel


Thistledown has full 12V and 110V systems.

  • Two batteries (1 NEW 2011, 1 NEW 2012)
  • Battery Charger
  • Shore Power Cord
  • Interior Lights
  • Nav Lights
  • Water Heater NEW 2011



  • Raymarine ST60+ Depth
  • Datamarine Wind Speed/ Wind Direction
  • Datamarine Speed and Distance Log
  • Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot
  • VHF with Cockpit Remote

Sails and Rigging

Thistledown is a double spreader, mast head rig sloop.

  • Keel stepped extruded aluminum mast
  • Replaced Standing Rigging 2010
  • Harken Roller Furling for Headsail
  • Self Tending Traveler for Jib
  • 135% Radial Cut Genoa NEW in 2010
  • 100% Jib Original but, in good shape
  • Main with Blue Sail Cover
  • Cruising Spinnaker
  • All lines led aft to the cockpit
  • (2) Lewmar 40 ST Cabin Top Winches
  • (2) Lewmar 43 ST Primaries


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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