William Shaw

1926 - 2006


From 1964 on, William Shaw was chief designer for Pearson Yachts, one of Americas largest sailboat manufacturers for more than two decades. Before joining Pearson, he worked at Sparkman & Stephens in New York. In the mid-1950's he was co-founder of the MORC handicap rule.

Sailboats Designed By William Shaw

Model LOA First Built
COASTER 30 (PEARSON) 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1966
DOLPHIN 24 (S&S) 24.16 ft / 7.36 m 1959
FLYER (PEARSON) 29.92 ft / 9.12 m 1981
GRUMMAN FLYER 16.16 ft / 4.93 m 1968
HUGHES 24 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1966
LARK 24 (PEARSON) 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1966
NUTMEG 24 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1964
PEARSON 10M 33.04 ft / 10.07 m 1973
PEARSON 22 22.25 ft / 6.78 m 1968
PEARSON 23 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1979
PEARSON 23C 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1983
PEARSON 24 23.50 ft / 7.16 m 1967
PEARSON 26 26.17 ft / 7.98 m 1970
PEARSON 26 (ONE-DESIGN) 26.17 ft / 7.98 m 1978
PEARSON 26 WEEKENDER 26.17 ft / 7.98 m 1975
PEARSON 27 26.92 ft / 8.21 m 1988
PEARSON 28 (1975-80) 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1975
PEARSON 28 (1980-82) 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1980
PEARSON 28-2 28.46 ft / 8.67 m 1985
PEARSON 30 29.79 ft / 9.08 m 1971
PEARSON 300 30.25 ft / 9.22 m 1969
PEARSON 303 30.29 ft / 9.23 m 1983
PEARSON 31 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1977
PEARSON 31-2 30.67 ft / 9.35 m 1987
PEARSON 32 31.75 ft / 9.68 m 1979


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