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1964 23 (ft.) Pearson Yachts Ensign

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General Information

Listing# 98789

Clinton, CT, United States
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23 (ft.)
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General Details

For sale, 23 ft Pearson Ensign hull number 510 in Clinton CT.

Hull 510 is a fine older lady built in 1964, and raced actively up to 2011. Ensigns are exceptional family racer cruisers embodying the classic traditions of the golden age of sailboat racing.

Designed by Carl Alberg, Pearson Yachts of Portsmouth, Rhode Island built Ensigns from 1962 to 1983. They manufactured 1775 boats. The Ensign was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 2002

The Ensign Class Association promotes Ensign Class racing under uniform One-Design rules to maintain competitiveness while controlling costs. Ensigns are the largest class of full-keeled, one-design sailboats in the United States.  Its popularity, rather than declining with the advent of very high performance boats, has been on a major upswing. We have one of the strongest national organizations and support fleets from the East Coast through the Rocky Mountains. The Ensign Association declares, “The Ensign, designed by Carl Alberg, is the best family Daysailer/racer ever. The Ensign is The leader in the art of small boat sailing/racing, Safe, Stable, Handles like a larger full keel boat, Large roomy cockpit, 3 foot keel, 3,000 pounds displacement, 1,200 pounds of ballast, Classic, traditional characteristics, One-design specifications.”

This boat was finished out in teak, the original woodwork is in good condition but in serious need of refinishing. The hull and decks have been painted, and it is time for a new coat. The original classic Merriman winches are still mounted, adding a bit of classic elegance. Stainless standing rigging still employ the original bronze turnbuckles. There is a great deal to like about this boat.

The mainsail is older but serviceable while the new Genoa is barely used. The spinnaker and classic wood spinnaker pole are original. Auxiliary Power is a Johnson Seahorse long shaft 8 Horse power from the early 1990’s which is recently serviced and runs well.

Here is a great opportunity for someone handy with sandpaper and a paint brush to refinish this classic Ensign at an introductory price.


Full Specifications
MAKE: Pearson                  MODEL: Ensign                  YEAR:  1964 LOA:     22’ 6”                            LWL:   16’ 9”                  BEAM: 7’ 0”      DRAFT:  3’ 0”                            WEIGHT:  3000 lbs                    BALLAST: 1200 lbs       SAIL AREA:  235 sq ft HULL MATERIAL:  Fiberglass                 DECK MATERIAL:  Fiberglass   TANKAGE FUEL: 6 g                  ENGINES AND MACHINERY NUMBER OF DRIVE ENGINES: 1                     MANUFACTURER: Johnson       MODEL:  Sail Master     HORSE POWER:  8       FUEL:   gasoline                        HOURS:  unknown         DRIVE TYPE:    outboard            ACCOMMODATIONS SLEEPS           TOTAL: 2         FORWARD BERTHS:  2:            HEAD:  manual  DECK AREAS               COCKPIT                      SEATS:            6         PRIMARY ANCHOR: Danforth    CHAIN LENGTH: 10’                  RODE LENGTH: 100’                 KNOT METER   not  functioning CANVAS CANVAS COLOR:  Blue             Sail Cover OWNERS NOTES:   Sound Hull and rigging with painted topsides and deck Johnson Sailmaster long shaft 8 hp early ‘90’s outboard Compass  Windex At one point wired for a battery and running lights, but currently removed Mailsail        Dacron  - serviceable condition Genoa           North Sails Dacron - relatively new in good condition Spinnaker    Dacron Black and White – older – serviceable condition
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.
Please contact the listing broker, Robert Moore, (203) 858 3858 to discuss this boat or any other boat. This boat is shown by appointment only.