PEARSON 303

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Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
30.29 ft / 9.23 m
LWL:
25.37 ft / 7.73 m
Beam:
10.92 ft / 3.33 m
S.A. (reported):
459.00 ft2 / 42.64 m2
Draft (max):
4.33 ft / 1.32 m
Displacement:
10,100 lb / 4,581 kg
Ballast:
3,500 lb / 1,588 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.77
Bal./Disp.:
34.65
Disp./Len.:
276.13
Construction:
FRP w/balsa core bottom/solid topsides
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1983
Last Built:
1986
Builder:
Pearson Yachts (USA)
Designer:
William Shaw

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Yanmar
Model:
2GMF
Type:
Diesel
HP:
13
Fuel:
22 gals / 83 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.77
Bal./Disp.:
34.65
Disp./Len.:
276.13
Comfort Ratio:
24.08
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.02
S#:
1.83

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
40.40 ft / 12.31 m
J:
13.40 ft / 4.08 m
P:
34.80 ft / 10.61 m
E:
10.80 ft / 3.29 m
S.A. Fore:
270.68 ft2 / 25.15 m2
S.A. Main:
187.92 ft2 / 17.46 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
458.60 ft2 / 42.61 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.76
Est. Forestay Len.:
42.56 ft / 12.97 m
Mast Height from DWL:
44.25 ft / 13.49 m

Accommodations

Headroom:
6.25 ft / 1.91 m
Water:
40 gals / 151 L

Notes

An updated version introduced in 1984 moved the traveler to the cabin trunk and added a chart table. Reported displacement increased to 10,400 lbs.
Beginning in 1985, the Yanmar 2GM20F, with 16hp, was installed.
Earliest hulls had balsa core in their bottom and in the horizontal areas of the deck. At some point, hulls became solid layup.
Thanks to 'Capt Rob' for providing correction.
Thanks to Kris Kimmons for providing additional information and corrections.
Dimensions from builder's brochure.

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