1984 Pearson Yachts 303

US$ 24,900
Brooklin, ME
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Brooklin, ME
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 24,900 

New Price Reduction just in time for the 2014 Season!!

This 30’ Pearson 303, built in 1984, is located in Brooklin, Maine and is available for showing by appointment only.

The 303 was produced by Pearson Yachts between 1983 and 1986 and over 300 boats were built.  With an eye pleasing sheer, unpretentious good looks; the 303 is an economical and versatile family cruiser.  The hull is a one piece hand laid layup, with a balsa cored deck on the horizontal surfaces and plywood coring in the high load areas.  With its’ broad beam, the 303 is quite stiff and likes to be sailed on her feet.  She has a sea-kindly motion offering a dry ride combined with a comfortable “big boat” feel.

TARAN has truly been kept in “Bristol Fashion” by her current owner, and many upgrades have been made during ownership. Four adults can occupy the cockpit in comfort and she is easily sailed short-handed. Below deck, the galley is located to port just forward of the companionway, and has adequate counter space and storage for the cook onboard. The companionway steps are easily removed to expose the two-piece box surrounding the 13-horsepower Yanmar diesel that will move TARAN at 6 knots under power.  Aft to starboard is a large quarter berth capable of sleeping two persons; a forward facing chart table is fitted at which the navigator can work while seated at the head of the berth.  The port and starboard settees in the main salon can double as comfortable berths with the seatbacks removed. A dining table folds down from the starboard bulkhead and has a leaf that extends to the port bench to allow seating for four.  Forward of the main salon and to starboard is the head compartment. Quite large for a 30-foot boat, it has standing headroom, a handheld shower, and an electric pump to drain the sump overboard.

A bi-fold door opens into a truly comfortable owner's cabin. It has a small bureau and a large V-berth. Headroom throughout TARAN’s cabin is more than 6 feet. Large opening deck hatches, above both the forward and main cabins, and four opening ports on each side of the cabin house provide for plenty of light and ventilation below.

If you are in the market for an affordable 30 foot cruising sailboat that is justly turnkey, capable of safely and comfortably making coastal passages TARAN is the perfect choice.  Call today to make an appointment to view this exceptional family cruising sailboat.



LOA                            30.25’

LWL                           25.33’

Beam                           10.92’

Sail Area                     459 square feet

Dry Weight                 10,400 pounds

Ballast                         3,500 pounds

Fuel Capacity              22 gallons

Min. Draft                   4.33’

Persons Capacity         6+

Bridge Clearance        44.25’

Designer                      William H Shaw

Hull No.                      206



Engine Make:  Yanmar           Model: 2GMF

Year Built: 1984

Fuel Type:  Diesel

Horse Power:  13

Hours: N/A

Drive Type: Direct

Max Speed: 6 knots

Oil pressure: Low pressure alarm only

Tachometer: Yes

Temperature Meter: Yes

Volt Meter: Yes



Electrical System

System: 120 V AC shore power connection/ 12 V DC

Battery(s): 3 High-Capacity – Deep Cycle

Inverter: Yes – 20 Amp

Shore Power Cable: Yes




VHF Radio: Yes – New in 2004

GPS/Chart Plotter: Yes – Garmin GPSMAP 180

Depth Sounder: Yes – Signet MK172 – Refurbished 2010

Knot Meter – Yes – Signet MK75 – Analog

Wind Speed – Yes – Signet MK30 - Analog

Wind Indicator – Yes – Signet MK24 – Analog

Magnetic Compass – Yes – Ritchie 4”

Radar – Yes – APELCO LDR9910

Radar Reflector – Yes – Tri-Lens




Headroom:     6.25’ throughout

# Staterooms: 2

# Sleeps: 6

# Heads/Showers: 1 / 1

Head: JABSCO – manual pump (new 2010)


Galley Stove:  2 Burner          Type: Low-pressure Origo Alcohol (new 2011)

Hot Water Tank:  6 gallons - Raritan                         

Fresh Water Capacity:  38 gallons

Holding Tank: 14 gallons

Hot / Cold Pressurized Water System - Yes

Other: Ice Box (5 cubic feet), Stainless Steel Sink Basin




Anchor(s): Two –        (1) CQR 35# with 30’ of chain and 150’ nylon rode

                                    (1) Danforth with 12’ chain and 100’ nylon rode     

Bilge Pump(s):            1 automatic                             Capacity: Rule 1500

                                    1 manual

Emergency Tiller:        Yes



Exterior Features

Companionway Dodger – new in 2008

Main sail cover – new in 2008

Pedestal Steering with 28” Destroyer Wheel and Engine Shift and Throttle Controls

Pedestal Mounted Folding Cockpit Table

Pedestal Mounted Beverage Holder

Foredeck Anchor Well

Extra Large Sail Locker

Vinyl Coated Stainless Steel Lifelines


Sails / Spars / Rigging / Winches


Genoa – 110%

Genoa – 150%

Strom Jib

Steadying Sail


Coated Aluminum Keel Stepped Mast with Internal Jiffy Reefing

Coated Aluminum Boom

Stainless Steel Wire Rigging

Coach Roof Mounted Traveller

Full Sized Whisker Pole


Primary Winches – Lewmar #40 Self-Tailing Two Speed

Halyard Winches – Lewmar #16 and #8 One Speed





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.

For additional information or to schedule a showing, please call Kevin Schmit @ 603-531-9015

If you do not see a boat in our inventory which meets your expectations, let us know and we will find the right boat for you.

Please contact Kevin Schmit at 888-525-9457

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 888-525-9457
Tel: 888-525-9457

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