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1984 30 (ft.) Pearson Yachts 303

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General Information

Listing# 41756

BROOKLIN, ME, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
30 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type

General Details

This original-owner 30’ Pearson 303, built in 1984, is located in Brooklin, Maine.

She is available for showing by appointment only.  The 303 was produced by Pearson Yachts between 1983 and 1986 and over 300 boats were built. With an eye-pleasing sheer and unpretentious good looks, the 303 is an economical and versatile family cruiser. The hull is a one piece hand laid layup, with a balsa cored deck on the horizontal surfaces and plywood coring in the high load areas. With its broad beam, the 303 is quite stiff and likes to be sailed on her feet. She has a sea-kindly motion offering a dry ride combined with a comfortable “big boat” feel. Four adults can occupy the cockpit in comfort and she is easily sailed short-handed. TARAN has had only one owner since new, and has truly been kept in “Bristol Fashion”. Many upgrades have been made during ownership. Below deck, the galley is located to port just forward of the companionway, and has  adequate counter space and onboard food storage. TARAN has teak bulkheads, teakinterior tim, and a teak-and-holly cabin sole. The companionway steps are easily removed to expose the two-piece box surrounding the 13-horsepower Yanmar diesel that will move TARAN at 6 knots under power. Aft to starboard is a large quarter berth capable of sleeping two persons; a forward-facing chart table is fitted at which the navigator can

work while seated at the head of the quarter berth. The port and starboard settees in the

main salon double as comfortable berths with the seatbacks removed. A dining table folds down from the starboard bulkhead and has a leaf that extends to the port bench to allow seating for four. Forward of the main salon and to port is a hanging locker, opposite which is the head compartment. Large for a 30-foot boat, it has standing headroom, a basin with hot and cold pressurized water, a handheld shower, and an electric pump to drain the sump overboard. Forward, a bi-fold door opens into a truly comfortable owner's cabin with a small bureau and a large V-berth. Headroom throughout TARAN is more than 6 feet, in the main cabin, in the owner’s cabin, and in the bathroom. Large opening deck hatches, above both the forward and main cabins, and four opening ports on each side of the cabin house provide for plenty of light and ventilation below.

If you are in the market for an affordable and roomy 30 foot cruising sailboat that is justly turnkey, capable of safely and comfortably making coastal passages, TARAN is theperfect choice. Call today to make an appointment to view this exceptional family cruising sailboat.

Her seller will consider all serious offers. Shown by appointment. Contact us today.



LOA 30.25’ LWL 25.33’ Beam 10.92’ Sail Area 459 square feet Dry Weight 10,400 pounds Ballast 3,500 pounds Fuel Capacity 22 gallons Min. Draft 4.33’ Persons Capacity 6+ Bridge Clearance 44.25’ Designer William H Shaw Hull No. 206 Year Built: 1984 Engine Engine Make: Yanmar Model: 2GMF Fuel Type: Diesel Horse Power: 13 Hours: N/A Drive Type: Direct Max Speed: 6 knots Fuel Gauge: No Oil pressure: Yes Tachometer: Yes Temperature Meter: Yes Volt Meter: Yes 3 Electrical System System: 12 V DC with 120 V AC shore-power hookup Battery(s): 3 High-Capacity – Deep Cycle Charger: Yes – 30 Amp Electronics VHF Radio: Yes – new in 2004 GPS/Chart Plotter: Yes – Garmin GPSMAP 180 Depth Sounder: Yes – Signet MK172 – refurbished 2010 Knot Meter – Yes – Signet MK75 – Analog Wind Speed – Yes – Signet MK30 - Analog Wind Indicator – Yes – Signet MK24 – Analog Magnetic Compass – Yes – Ritchie 4” Radar – Yes – APELCO LDR9910 Radar Reflector – Yes – Tri-Lens Accommodations Headroom: 6.25’ throughout # Staterooms: 2 # Sleeps: 6 # Heads/Showers: 1 / 1 Head: JABSCO – manual pump (new 2010) Galley Stove: 2 Burner Type: Low-pressure Origo Alcohol (new 2011) Galley cutting board: Teak-and-holly, sits on stove top Hot Water Tank: 6 gallons - Raritan Fresh Water Capacity: 38 gallons Holding Tank: 14 gallons. (Optional Raritan Lectrasan USCG-certified Type I treatment system.) Hot / Cold Pressurized Water System - Yes Other: Ice Box (5 cubic feet), Stainless Steel Sink Basin Safety Anchor(s): Two – (1) CQR 35# with 30’ of chain and 150’ nylon rode (1) Danforth with 12’ chain and 100’ nylon rode Bilge Pump(s): 1 manual Emergency Tiller: Yes Exterior Features Companionway Dodger – new in 2008 Insect screens for companionway and two hatches Mainsail cover – new in 2008 Pedestal Steering with 28” Destroyer Wheel and Engine Shift and Throttle Controls Pedestal Mounted Folding Cockpit Table Pedestal Mounted Beverage Holder Foredeck Anchor Well Extra Large Sail Locker Vinyl Coated Stainless Steel Lifelines Sails / Spars / Rigging / Winches Mainsail Genoa – 110% Genoa – 150% Storm Jib Steadying Sail Coated Aluminum Keel-stepped Mast Coated Aluminum Boom with Internal Jiffy Reefing Stainless Steel Wire Rigging Coach Roof Mounted Traveller Full Sized Whisker Pole Primary Winches – Lewmar #40 Self-Tailing Two Speed Halyard Winches – Lewmar #16 and #8 One Speed Custom cradle Custom canvas winter cover    
*Thank You for stopping by.  We are available seven days a week. Showings by appointment. Financing available to qualified buyers. Other services include survey, insurance, documentation, closings and service. Be sure to subscribe to our Newsletter and Join us on Facebook .  Call 203-542 0827 or email   * RCYS is a Veterans owned and operated organization. * Contact RCYS about a career in yacht sales. * Florida State Licensed * Established 1975