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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Chicago, IL
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 17,000
NOTE: The 3 newest photos show freshly oiled teak on the exterior surfaces.
The Pearson 323, by renowned naval architect Bill Shaw, has over the years become an American classic. Only two owners since new, “Breath Taking” has always day sailed and cruised on Lake Michigan, no racing. Five sails including full spinnaker and gear, plus a 2007 Harken Roller furling genoa. Autohelm 3000 autopilot and wheel steering.
In 2012, the boat went through a detailed retrofit: The interior was recovered in a dark blue Sunbrella fabric, all interior woodwork was refinished, a new Standard Horizon GPS and linked DSC Radio were installed, along with a helm mounted remote mic and control. The porthole gaskets and windows were replaced, while the Bomar hatches received new arms. A Bluetooth compatible AM/FM radio was installed, with speakers in the cockpit and below deck. The head was rebuilt, along with replacement of the hoses.
Mechanically, all engine cooling, intake and exhaust hoses were replaced, including the stuffing box hose. All deck drain hoses were replaced. The Volvo Penta diesel engine, with only about 1,282 hours, always starts right up, and receives annual maintenance and oil changes. A marine battery charger was installed. A new electric bilge pump and hoses was installed.
Outside on deck, a wheel cover was installed to protect the GPS, drink holder, and cockpit table. Both aluminum gas bottles were recertified. In 2013, all the lifelines were replaced. A full size cover for winter storage was made in 2012.
Please contact Bruce Rosenzweig at 312-437-1369
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Bill Shaw
LOA: 32 ft 3 in
Beam: 10 ft 3 in
LWL: 27 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 5 in
Displacement: 12800 lbs
Ballast: 4500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 45 ft 4 in
Total Power: 23 HP
Engine Brand: Volvo
Year Built: 1982
Engine Model: MDIIc
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1282
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 23 HP
Maximum Speed: 6 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (78 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (29 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (25 Gallons)
- Sleeps 5
- 6' 2" headroom
- head compartment with shower
- 1 head with holding tank
- 4 opening ports with screens and curtains
- 2 dorade vents
- cabin fan
- 2 deck hatches
- teak cabin sole
- closed cell interior cushions - cloth covered in 2014
- Nav station w/ hinged table
- Dinette table converts to double berth
- Hillrange oven with 3-burner stove (propane)
- sink with foot pump (pressure pump purchased but not installed)
- hot-and-cold running water (water heater not working)
- Autohelm 3000
- Datamarine -- depth sounder, knotmeter/log, wind
- Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF Radio
- Standard Horizon CP190 GPS chartplotter
- Ritchie compass, binnacle mount
- Jensen stereo with speakers
- shore power
- two batteries
- battery charger, new in 2012
Deck and Hull Equipment
- 2 Danforth anchors
- Anchor locker and roller
- Double lifelines
- Bow pulpit
- 2 lifeline gates
- Swim ladder
- White awlgrip deck
- Running lights
- Spreader lights
- cockpit cushions
- Life jackets, dock lines, fenders
- Bottom: VC-17
- Topsides and Cabinhouse: Awlgripped in 1987 (excellent condition)
Sails and Rigging
- Hydraulic backstay adjuster
- Boom vang and preventer
- Harken roller furling
- Spinnaker pole and spinnaker gear
- Mainsheet traveler
- 3 regular winches (40s)
- 2 self-tailing winches (Lewmar 43s)
- Headsail halyard
- 1 Mainsail (original)
- 1 140% Genoa
- 1 150% genoa by Sterling Sails, new in 2007.
- 1 Cruising Spinnaker
- 1 Full Spinnaker by North Sails (very lightly used)
Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details
- bilge blower
- Automatic bilge pump
- Manual bilge pump
- Fire extinguishers
- Edson wheel steering
- Jabsco marine head, rebuilt in 2015
- Engine instruments on bridge deck
- Fresh water cooled engine
- Marine Head with Holding Tank
- Prop is 17 x 12 LH 3-blade
- emergency tiller
- Miscellaneous parts
- Raritan water heater (not working)
- steel cradle
- All maintenance including yearly winterization and spring prep performed by the professionals at Crowley's Yacht Yard and/or Skipper Bud's.
- Winter storage under a cover or shrink wrapped.
- In the fall of 2008, after many years of anti-fouling bottom paint build-up, which resulted in a very rough and unattractive bottom finish, the bottom was stripped down to the gelcoat; barrier coats were applied; and VC-17 was used as the top coat. The bottom now shows beautifully.
The toerails, grabrails, taff rail, and companionway boards and trim were prepped and oiled in summer 2016 (after these photos were taken). They look super.
- Interior woodwork refinished in 2012.
- Interior cushions were reupholstered in 2014.
- Hull is shiny. Deck is solid with no soft spots.
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.