Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage
3248 Elwood Drive ............ Racine, WI 53406

cell 847-338-8808

1985 Pearson 36-2 for Sale

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 very 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 Raymarine RL70 chart plotter/radar display in 2004
  • New C-Map Great Lakes chip in 2004
  • New Davis Windex in 2012
  • New Standard Horizon Intrepid+ VHF radio w/DSC wired to GPS in 2004
  • Apelco DXL C6300 Loran-C
  • VHF masthead antenna
  • New Edson pedestal guard and NavPod instrument housings in 2004
  • JVC ksfx240 TV with internal VHS video cassette player
  • JVC Stereo with speakers Kenwood
  • 12  disk CD  player
  • New PolyPlanar cockpit speakers in 2004    


  • Autohelm ST4000 autopilot and wheel drive
  • Apelco Loran-C antenna
  • New Raymarine speed and depth transducers in 2004
  • New Raymarine GPS antenna in 2004
  • New Raymarine ST60 Tridata display in 2004
  • Replaced all toerails in 2007
  • Autohelm Raydome (not connected) with pole mount on stern of vessel
  • Autohelm ST50 Radar display (not installed)
  • New Standard Horizon Intrepid+ RAM microphone on pedestal in 2004     
  • New Raymarine ST60+ Wind display and upgraded long arm masthead vane 2010
  • 2 new Mobri radar reflectors in 2004
Features at-a-glance Pearson 36 head
sailboatLOD .................... 37' 6"
sailboatBeam .................... 12' 4"
sailboatDraft ...................... 6' 6" keel
sailboatDispl .......... 14,300 # approx.
sailboatBallast ........  5,800 # approx. lead keel

Deck and Hull

  • New Custom Fairclough canvas cover with steel frame in 2007. This covers the boat down to the waterline for maximum protection.
  • Full canvas enclosure for the cockpit including dodger, bimini, connector, side curtains, and awning with screens side and back, by Boat Tailors. Upgraded plastic windows in dodger for best vision underway.
  • Custom companionway screen covers the top and front with center zipper for easy access
  • Winter storage steel cradle
  • Bottom professionally soda blasted, stripped and barrier coated w/ Interlux 2000 and painted with VC17 in 2007
  • Replaced all toerails in 2007
  • Anchor: 33 lb Bruce w/25" chain and 125' rode (rode new in 2005)
  • Shore water - connects through anchor locker for pressure water
  • Dorade box w/ new cowl vent in 2003
  • Holding tank 27 gallon custom installed by Palmer Johnson vertically in sail locker for easyPearson 36 forward stateroominspection, cleanout, and no need for baffling
  • Teak companionway boards
    Temporary companionway boards for winter storage
  • Helmsman's seat is removable
  • Emergency tiller
  • Fire extinguisher on pedestal
  • Sealed Propane locker and tank
  • Hose with nozzle
  • Bosun's chair
  • Hand operated bilge pump in cockpit
  • 2 Boat hooks
  • 2 Boat brushesStern gate with fold down swim ladder
  • Richie compass with light on pedestal
  • 2 cockpit coamings storage boxes for convenient storage underway
  • Docklines - 3 strand with eye - 2x 20', 4x 25', 1x 45'
  • Docklines - 3 strand no eye - 20' and 65'
  • Dockline - braided no eye - 105'
  • 2 new Schaefer midship cleats on adjustable on fairlead track in 2007
  • Navigation, anchor and steaming lights
  • Folding teak cockpit table and drink holder on binnacle
  • Force 10 propane gas grill, mounts on rail
  • Flag pole with US and USPS ensigns
  • Lifesling man overboard system - 2003
  • Jim Buoy throw buoy - 2003
  • The cockpit is 7' 6" long with plenty of room to stretch out for a nap.Pearson 36 aft stateroom
  • Custom  cockpit cushions
  • 5 Fenders (3x white, 2x blue)
  • Upper and lower life lines with gate to starboard

Sails & RiggingPearson 36 cockpit

  • Aluminum double spreader tapered, keel stepped mast with baby stay
  • Main: New from Nielson Sailmakers 2005
  • Genoa from Sails East         135%           
  • Spinnaker:  Quantum Vision V3 Asymmetrical with ATN sleeve 2002
  • Roller furling:  Hood 900SL single line system new in 2002 with furling line ran outside of stanchions on rollers with ratchet block for great control
  • 2 Standup blocks for spinnaker sheet leads
  • Lazy Jack system
  • All lines run back to cockpit in 2003 including:
  • New Garhauer mast block bales in 2003
  • 2 new Garhauer quad deck organizers in 2003
  • New Garhauer boom blocks in 2005
  • New Garhauer rigid vang in 2005
  • New Garhauer traveler in 2005 with 6:1 purchase for ease of handling
  • Four-to-one purchase adjustable Garhauer genoa fairlead system
  • Inboard genoa tracks
  • 2 new New Garhauer quad rope clutches in 2003
  • 3 Lewmar winches on the mast (2x16, 1x8)
  • 2 Lewmar ST30 Self Tailing winches on cabintop (one new in 2004)Pearson 36 dockside bow
  • 2 Lewmar ST48 Self Tailing winches
  • New starboard side flag halyard rig in 2003
  • Sail cover with custom slots for lazy jack lines by Boat Tailors
    New 3/8" StaSet 1st and 2nd reef lines in 2005
  • New 1/2" XLS main and jib halyards in 2005
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Main sheet
  • Outhaul
  • 3x Lewmar winch handles -  2 locking

Electrical and Mechanical

  • DC plug in cockpit 2003
  • 2 New Duracell 29HM Marine batteries in 2012Click for larger view of Pearson 36 interior layout
  • ProMariner 20A battery charger
  • 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
  • New battery test switch in 2003
  • Guest A, B, Both, Off battery switch
  • 100 gallon fresh water capacity
  • 4 Marinco pigtails including 50amp/250V to 30amp power cord adapter
  • Electric sump pump
  • Head replaced in 1996, Raritan PH-II manual


Yanmar 3HM30
Solenoid added between starter button and starter solenoid for instant starts
Engine maintained by Palmer Johnson / Racine Riverside
22 gallon aluminum fuel tank
spare Yanmar oil filter
Sacrificial anode new on propeller shaft in 2012
Three blade feathering prop (Autoprop)
Professionally rebuilt transmission in 2005
New engine mounts professionally installed in 2005
Replaced various steering parts in binnacle by Palmer Johnson's in 2003
New throttle and transmission linkage in 2008
Replaced raw water pump and parts in coolant circulating pump in 2001

2 Overhead hatch screens w/ 2x spares
New four pack of PFDs in 2003
4 C-cushion seat cushions in 2003
Extensive owners manuals
Key rack

Galley includes:

  • 3 Frying pans
  • West Marine navy blue dishes
  • silverware for four
  • 3 dish towels

2 Fire extinguishers
Citronella candle
3 Dish towels
Gas can
3 Assorted lifejackets
2 Funnels
Portable step stool

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 are ready for their next adventure.

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

Asking Price $ 59,900.00
Located in Winthrop Harbor, IL