Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage
2337 Mitchell Street ............ Racine, WI 53406

cell 847-338-8808

1985 Pearson 36-2 for Sale (off market again)

Beneteau 281 waiting at the dock 

This boat is immacuate. Dodger with bimini and full enclosure, all by Boat Tailors. Newer mailsail with lazy jack system and custom sail cover by Boat Tailors. 3 blade folding prop, Full custom winter cover with framework down to the waterline by Fairclough. . .... a must see for anyone in the market. You will not be disappointed. A well taken care of boat. These are pictures of the actual boat, taken recently.


The Pearson 36 is noted to be a quality performance cruiser. With comfortable and spacious accommodations, and still Pearson 36-2 salonmaintaining good sailing abilities ... it is a great choice.

Her classic lines attract you at the dock.  And as you go below, the first thing that you notice is the beautiful woodwork and the teak and holly cabin sole throughout the boat.  The rich dark blue upholstery sets of the wood perfectly and gives you that classic feeling as you enter.  The interior is warm and welcoming.   Lots of opening ports and large hatches, give you the light and ventilation that you always hoped for.   There are custom made dark blue with white trim curtains made for the entire boat for privacy and beauty.  The cabin sole was completely refinished in 2006.

Starting forward, there is a forward stateroom with a vee berth and a filler cushion.  There are cubby holes all around the sides of the berth, storage racks under (perfect for seabags) and a shelf in the bow .... giving you lots of secure storage for your books, glasses and other needs.  To port there is a built in storage bureau ... it looks like drawers, but actually opens to reveal a wonderful set of oh so useful shelves.  To starboard, you find a hanging locker.  With a large overhead hatch with screen and vent,  and two opening ports, the stateroom is spacious and comfortable.  With the filler cushion in place, there is still lots of room for dressing in privacy.  The berth has custom cut  white sheets with blue stripes, with a matching custom cut dark blue (the underside matches the sheets) comforter.

Next aft is the salon.   The large U-shaped dinette is to starboard, with a single Pearson 36-2 salon looking aftsettee to port.  The dinette converts easily to a spacious double berth, and the settee can sleep an additional guest.  The cabin is lined with storage compartments on both sides with sliding panels to close.  Forward of the port settee in the built in liquor cabinet, with room on top for the TV or other items.  The cushions are in very good condition, and the deep firm foam offers comfort.  It is a beautiful space. The door into the forward stateroom is framed by the large Weems and Plath clock and barometer on each side.  The overhead hatch has a screen, and a spare. There is also a dorade vent in front of mast and a 12V fan wired in for even more ventilation.

Aft of the settee on the port side is the outboard facing nav station.  The navigator's seat pivots out for use, and then back under for storage and locks in position both times.  This is also the electrical hub for the boat, with an electrical panel that hinges out for access and locks closed.  There is plenty of room for addition nav instruments. 

Next aft on port, and just at the base of the companionway is the generous hanging locker.  Easy to reach and very useful.

And aft on port is the head.  Bright, light and well ventilated with an opening port and an overhead hatch.  The striking dark blue countertop with teak trim highlights the style of the boat.  Hot and cold pressure water with hand held shower and shower sump with teak grate.  Newer manual Raritan head with larger holding tank custom are installed.  There are provisions for hanging a shower curtain, and the head is easy to clean.  Matching towels are also included. The teak shower grate was refinished in 2006.  It even comes with "supplies".Pearson 36 galley

The U-shaped galley is aft of the salon to starboard.  The centerline deep double Stainless Steel sinks are over the engine.  Using this location for the engine, keeps the weigh low and in the center of the boat, as well as keeping any heat or vibration away from the staterooms.

Outboard of the sinks is the large icebox, with double opening hinged top. Drawer and a cabinet for storage are built in below and around the icebox.  Turning along the side of the boat is the gimbaled 2 burner stove with over.  There is more storage behind the stove with secure cabinets, with accessible dish and cup rack above those. 

Aft of the galley to starboard is the private aft stateroom.  Featuring a large King sized berth, with a back rest support along the top for reading or relaxing.  There are 2 opening ports and a overhead hatch for comfort.  A 12V fan has been hard wired to help with extra ventilation.  There is also extra head room along the entire top of the berth for comfort, and adjustable reading lights are installed at both sides of the berth. There is a small shelf along the head of the berth for your books, glasses and other necessities.   Just inside the door  is a large hanging locker.  There is a storage compartment under the berth, and plenty of room to stand and dress in the privacy of your own stateroom.   This berth has king sized white with blue striped sheets.  The king sized Navy blue comforter has an underside that matches the sheets.

ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATIONPearson 36 nav station
  • New CD player with USB and Bluetooth 2013
  • Raymarine RL70 chart plotter/radar display
  • New Davis Windex in 2012
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid RAM microphone on pedestal
  • Edson pedestal guard and NavPod instrument housings
  • Autohelm ST4000 autopilot and wheel drive
  • Raymarine speed and depth transducers in 2004
  • Raymarine GPS antenna in 2004
  • Newer Raymarine ST60 Tridata display
  • Autohelm Raydome (not connected) with pole mount on stern of vessel
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind display and upgraded long arm masthead vane in 2010 2
  • Mobi radar reflectors           
Features at-a-glance Pearson 36 head
sailboatLOD .................... 37' 6"
sailboatBeam .................... 12' 4"
sailboatDraft ...................... 6' 6" fin keel
sailboatDispl .......... 14,300 # approx.
sailboatBallast ........  5,800 # approx. lead keel

Deck and Hull

  • All new Beckson portlight lenses (8) - 2014
  • Custom full Fairclough canvas boat cover with steel frame in 2007.
  • New bow navigation light -2013
  • Canvas enclosure for the cockpit including dodger, bimini, connector, side curtains and screens by Boat Tailors – new canvas cover 2015
  • Steering wheel with pedestal
  • Richie compass with light on pedestal
  • Bottom professionally soda blasted, stripped and barrier coated w/ Interlux 2000 in 2007.
  • Antifouling paint applied annually.
  • Anchor: 33 lb Bruce w/25" chain and 125' rode (rode new in 2005)Pearson 36 cockpit
  • Dorade box w/ new cowl vent
  • Shore water connection for pressure water (in addition to water pump for tanks)
  • Custom screens for all port openings and companionway (with center zipper)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Hand operated bilge pump in cockpit
  • Sealed Propane locker and tank
  • Bosun chair
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Stern gate with fold down swim ladder
  • Full complement of docklines and fenders
  • 2 new Schaefer midship cleats on adjustable on fairlead track in 2007
  • Folding teak cockpit table and drink holder on binnacle
  • Force 10 propane gas grill, mounts on rail
  • Lifesling man overboard system – 2003 – new cover 2015
  • Jim Buoy throw buoy
  • Custom cockpit cushions
  • Removable helm seat

Sails & Rigging

  • Aluminum double spreader tapered
    Keel stepped mast with baby stay
  • Mainsail: New from Nielson Sailmakers 2005 – professionally cleaned and repaired 2015
  • Furling genoa from Sails East 135%
  • Spinnaker: Quantum Vision V3 Asymmetrical with ATN sleeve 2002
  • Roller furling: Hood 900SL single line system
  • Lazy Jack system
  • All lines run back to cockpit
  • 2 Garhauer quad deck clutches
  • Garhauer boom blocks in 2005
  • Garhauer rigid vang in 2005
  • Garhauer traveler in 2005 with 6:1 purchase
  • Four-to-one purchase adjustable Garhauer genoa fairlead system
  • Inboard genoa tracks
  • 3 Lewmar winches on the mast (2x16, 1x8)
  • 2 Lewmar ST30 Self Tailing winches on cabintop (one new in 2004)
  • 2 Lewmar ST48 Self Tailing winches in cockpit
  • 3/8" StaSet 1st and 2nd reef lines in 2005
  • 1/2" XLS main and jib halyards in 2005
  • 2 Standup blocks for spinnaker sheet leads
  • All lines run back to cockpit in 2003
  • New Garhauer mast block bales in 2003
  • New starboard side flag halyard rig in 2003
  • Sail cover with custom slots for lazy jack lines by Boat Tailors
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Main sheet
  • Outhaul
  • 3x Lewmar winch handles - 2 locking

Electrical and Mechanical

  • 2 New Lifeline AGM GPL-31XT batteries, 125 amp hours each, w/ ANL fuses
  • 2015 Mastervolt ChargeMaster 35 Amp Battery Charger,3 Bank - 2015
  • Both added by an owner who only wanted the best.
  • New Adler/Barbor/ Dometic refrigeration and freezer system 2015   12v or 110V
  • New Seaward 6 gallon hot water heater - 2013
  • DC plug in cockpit added 2003
  • Automatic electric bilge pump with Auto/Manual switch at nav station
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit with 2 handles 
  • Shore power connection
  • 2 Shore power cables 50ft. 30 amp
  • Battery test switch added in 2003
  • Guest A, B, Both, Off battery switch
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Head replaced in 1996, Raritan PH-II manual 1
  • 100 gallon fresh water capacity
  • New head discharge hose - 2014 (Trident Sani-Shield)
  • 4 Marinco pigtails including 50amp/250V to 30amp adapter


  • Yanmar 3HM30
  • AutoProp three blade feathering prop
  • Partial replacement of engine compartment sound insulation (Soundown) - 2015
  • 22 gallon aluminum fuel tank
  • Prop shaft aligned and cutlass bearing replaced 2015
  • Professionally rebuilt transmission in 2005
  • Engine mounts replaced in 2005
  • New throttle and transmission linkage in 2008

  • Solenoid added between starter button and starter solenoid for instant starts
  • Sacrificial anode new on propeller shaft in 2012
  • Replaced various steering parts in binnacle by Palmer Johnson's in 2003
  • Replaced raw water pump and parts in coolant circulating pump in 2001


2 Overhead hatch screens w/ 2x spares
New four pack of PFDs
4 C-cushion seat cushions
Extensive owners manuals
Key rack

Full galley compliment of dishes, pots, pans, silverware
Diesel jerry can
Assorted lifejackets
Toolbox of spare parts (impellors, filters, engine wrenches, gaskets, bulbs, belts, etc)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Wonderful boat in very good condition.

These owners have already bought their next boat and are ready for their next adventure.

Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !

Asking Price $ 51,900.00
Located in Chicago, IL