1965 Pearson 28 Triton
- 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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