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
PEARSON 323 32.25 ft / 9.83 m 1976
PEARSON 33 32.92 ft / 10.03 m 1969
PEARSON 33-2 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1985
PEARSON 34 33.78 ft / 10.30 m 1983
PEARSON 34-2 34.50 ft / 10.52 m 1989
PEARSON 35 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1968
PEARSON 36 36.52 ft / 11.13 m 1972
PEARSON 36 CUTTER 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1981
PEARSON 36 PILOT HOUSE 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1978
PEARSON 36-2 36.50 ft / 11.13 m 1985
PEARSON 365 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1976
PEARSON 365 KETCH 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1976
PEARSON 367 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1981
PEARSON 37 36.92 ft / 11.25 m 1982
PEARSON 37-2 37.42 ft / 11.41 m 1988
PEARSON 38 37.50 ft / 11.43 m 1989
PEARSON 385 38.25 ft / 11.66 m 1984
PEARSON 386 38.25 ft / 11.66 m 1984
PEARSON 39 39.25 ft / 11.96 m 1970
PEARSON 39-2 39.25 ft / 11.96 m 1986
PEARSON 390 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1972
PEARSON 40 39.92 ft / 12.17 m 1979
PEARSON 419 41.75 ft / 12.73 m 1975
PEARSON 422 42.16 ft / 12.85 m 1982
PEARSON 424 CUTTER 42.33 ft / 12.90 m 1978


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