William Shaw

1926 - 2006

William Shaw photo

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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