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1965 Pearson 28 Triton

$18,000 USD

  • $18,000 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Sloop Sailboats
  • 1965
  • Pearson
  • 28 Triton
  • San Rafael, California, US
  • Sail
  • 080862
  • 28ft / 8.53 m
  • 9ft / 2.74 m
  • Bukh
  • Dv-20
  • Other
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 8400
  • 2016-04-24
  • 2016-04-24
  • 1864362

- Stock #080862 -

Your Elegant Adventure Begins With The Triton 28!!

The introduction of the Pearson Triton at the 1959 National Boat Show in New York heralded the birth of the first affordable family sport cruiser, the advent of the 'Plastic Classic'. Her designer Carl Alberg was at the forefront of the pioneering move from wood to fiberglass production and the 28 ft Triton was one of the earliest fiberglass cruising yachts. She was an instant hit, with 17 orders taken by the end of the show, and her popularity never waned, with more than 700 boats built before production ceased in 1970.

The Triton is a handsome boat with classic cruiser looks inspired by the well-loved Scandinavian Folkboat. She carries a narrow beam, long overhangs and low freeboard of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) racing rule boats of the time. Although her interior volume and storage capacity are scanty for a bluewater boat the Triton has successfully double circumnavigated and completed many trans-oceanic passages. Today she remains probably the most affordable of the small, seaworthy, go-anywhere family cruisers. Pearson Triton's are renown throughout sailing communities for ease of handling, stability, and a smooth comfortable sail.


Carl Alberg, a Swedish-born Naval Architect, was unknown as a yacht designer in 1959 and the Pearson Triton was to provide the flying start to his career. Alberg's brief for the Triton, cooked up in casual conversation with Tom Potter (a lifelong yacht broker with an eye for the future of family cruising) was to design a 28 foot racer/cruiser with full headroom that could sleep a family of four and that could be built for under 10,000 dollars. Using fiberglass, Alberg was able to come up with a boat that was unique at the time in offering more interior space than its wooden counterparts and at a much lower cost. Her original bare boat price was just 9,700 US dollars.

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ConditionThis particular Triton was started in the summer of 1962 at the Pearson yard at Aero Marine, Sausalito CA, and then liberated to be finished by the original owner in nearby West Marin. The current owner has images of the boat at that time. She was overly built to be extra thick in the hull. Her 1975 Bukh diesel retrofit is reported to run fine by her current owner. Standing rigging was replaced 5 years ago. Boat was last hauled in 2013. She is diver cleaned on a regular basis. Her mast has been replaced at the time of the standing rigging refit with an aluminum mast. All electrical wiring was replaced 6 years ago.

Navigational Equipment - Anchor Light
- Compass
- VHF (West Marine)

Mechanical - Ballast (3019)
- Bilge Pump (3)
- Bottom Paint
- Cooling System (Raw Water)
- Cutlass Bearing
- Engine Flush
- Fuel Filters
- Fuel Tank (18gal)
- Steering (Tiller)

Electrical Systems - AC Electric Panel
- Accessory Switches
- Alternator
- Battery
- Battery Switch
- CD Player (Non Op)
- Ship's Power (12v DC)
- Shore Power (110v. AC
- Shore Power Cord
- Speakers
- Stereo
- Wiring (New In 2010)

Accommodations - Berth (3)
- Cabin Appointments
- Cabinets
- Countertops
- Galley
- Head
- Ice Box
- Oven
- Sink
- Stove

Deck Gear - Anchor (CQR And Danforth)
- Anchor Locker
- Cushions
- Deck (Cedar)
- Fenders
- Main Sail
- Sail Cover
- Storage
- Winches
- Bow Pulpit

Safety Equipment - Fenders
- Fire Extinguisher
- Pfd's

Sails - Headsail (Near New Jib)
- Main (Good Condition)
- Main Sheet
- Other Sails
- Reefing Mainsail
- Rigged For Single Handed
- Spinnaker (Fair Condition)
- Spinnaker Gear
- Traveler

Rigging - Blocks
- Boom
- Mast
- Rigging Hardware
- Standing Rigging

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