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 424 KETCH 42.33 ft / 12.90 m 1981
PEARSON 43 42.75 ft / 13.03 m 1969
PEARSON 530 53.00 ft / 16.15 m 1981
RENEGADE 27 (PEARSON) 27.17 ft / 8.28 m 1967
SHAW 24 23.92 ft / 7.29 m 1957
WANDERER 30 (PEARSON) 30.25 ft / 9.22 m 1966

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