1981 Pearson 530 Hybrid Powered Ketch Clearwater
Posted on April 19, 2018 / 369
Price : $175,000
Builder | Manufacturer : Pearson
Condition : Used
Year : 1981
Length : 53ft
Model : 530 Hybrid Powered Ketch
Engine Make : ELCO
Engine Model : EP7000
Engine/s Year : 2014
Total Power : 70hp
Range : 1000 nmi
Bridge Clearance : 67
LOA : 53'
Beam : 15
1981 Pearson 530 Hybrid Powered Ketch
1981 Pearson 530 Hybrid Powered Ketch

BACK ON THE MARKET AT A FRACTION OF HER PREVIOUS LISTING PRICE!

A classic, solid, and seaworthy bluewater vessel upgraded to a fully hybrid eco-conscious cruiser in 2014! Minimize your environmental impact with this beautifully appointed, seaworthy, and solid staysail ketch. Sold fiberglass construction, beautiful lines, and state-of-the art technology make this boat incredibly unique.

One of the only classic fiberglass sailboats you will ever see that has been completely outfitted as the perfect vessel for the environmentally conscious!

This Pearson 530 is a classic Bill Shaw design. The owner has painstakingly and lovingly done everything you could possibly imagine to make a great boat even better. She was repowered in 2014 with an ELCO electric hybrid engine system.  The ELCO 7000 has the horsepower equivalent of a 70 HP diesel engine, and, with 170 gallons of diesel specifically for running the new Westerbeke generator, her range under power is 1,000 miles. Maintenance is only required on the engine every 50,000 hours! And the eco-footprint is minimal.

The hybrid system is powered by a full and brand new battery bank of 9 12V batteries, which are charged by a new Westerbeke diesel generator with only 386 hours on it at the time of listing. Solar panels and a wind generator fully charge the house batteries (also new–the entire boat has been re-wired).

This is one of the very few cruising sailboats you will see of this vintage and quality that has been so lovingly upgraded. The Pearson 530 was the biggest and most luxurious of the Bill Shaw designs for Pearson in the 1980’s. This go-anywhere bluewater yacht is built like a tank out of solid fiberglass, but sails beautifully.  She features a powerful rig supported by massive oversized rigging. With her apartment-size master stateroom, spacious galley, two forward staterooms, walk-in engine room, and light filled salon,  this is a boat that a family could cruise and live aboard forever.

Only a handful of these boats were built, and none were refitted as beautifully as this one. Among the improvements are:

  • Hybrid ELCO 7000 engine with new bank of 9 batteries
  • New Westerbeke generator 12.6 BTD
  • New fixed-blade prop that charges batteries while sailing
  • New house batteries and all new wiring
  • New solar and wind power
  • New Sea Frost refrigeration
  • New Cruisair Air Conditioner for main salon an
Accommodations

 Cloud IX features beautiful teak joinery (all freshly varnished!) and new foam cushions and upholstery throughout the interior

Starting forward is a roomy v-berth cabin. Just aft of the berths are a big cedar lined hanging locker to starboard and a set of drawers to port.  Overhead are teak fishing pole racks.

Moving aft is the the forward companionway. To port is the guest head with cnew corian countertops,  new polished SS sink and fixtures, and separate shower.  To starboard is a guest stateroom that features custom upper and lower berths, a big haning locker with mirrored door, and additonal  drawer storage. Moving aft and up a step is the grand salon. The salon is filled with light from six fixed windows illuminating her excellent American joinerwork. There is an inviting L-shaped dining settee to starboard, with the nav station, wet bar with icemaker, and additional settee to port. The flawless dining table features a nifty silverware storage bin in the center. A 6″ brass bell and builder’s half-model of the P530 complete the decor.

 Aft and a step down on the starboard side is the well equipped galley with a deep top-load fridge freezer, 3 burner propane stove and oven, deep double SS sink, and tons of storage and workspace.  The electric panels and curve top engine room door are opposite the galley.

 Furthest aft is the master stateroom with a queen centerline berth and all the cedar lined hanging and cabinet storage you could ever want, all in elegantly crafted cabinetry.  The ensuite head  has new corian counter and mew  polisheed ss sink and fixteres, and an emclosed walk in shower/tub . 

Topside is a huge cockpit for lounging or entertaining with a beautiful Edson teak folding table. 

Engines

Cloud IX was repowered in 2014 with an ELCO electric hybrid engine system. 

The ELCO 7000 has the horsepower equivalent of a 70 HP diesel engine, and, with 170 gallons of diesel, the range under power is 1,000 miles. Maintenance is only required on the engine every 50,000 hours! And the eco-footprint is minimal.

The hybrid system is powered by a full and brand new battery bank of 9 12V batteries, which are charged by a new Westerbeke 12.6 BTD diesel generator with only 386 hours on it at the time of listing.

This is one of the very few cruising sailboats you will see of this vintage and quality that has been fully upgraded with hybrid propulsion.

So many upgrades to make her perfect for cruising!

Countless upgrades to this vessel!

  • New chainplates
  • New bow roller platform
  • New lifelines and stanchion bases
  • New Westerbeke 12.6 BTD diesel generator
  • New ELCO 7000 electric engine
  • All new batteries
  • New Quantum Sails
  • New Mack Packs for the main and mizzen sails
  • Jasper and Bailey, Triradial Cruising Spinnaker, Red, White and Blue, with ATN sock (only been used once! Worth $6,000)
  • New 2″ shaft
  • New Michigan Wheel fixed 3 blade prop (that charges batteries while under sail)
  • New cutlass Bearing
  • Bottom peel and new barrier paint system applied in 2013
  • Gel coat repairs in 2013
  • Balmar Alternator and regulator (upgrade)
  • Engine room bilge pump
  • High water alarm
  • New steering cables with ultra easy access
  • New fresh water system upgraded with Sea Tech tubing and manifolds
  • All graywater sumps and pumps have replaced in 2013
  • New holding tanks (40 gallon aft with a macerator and a 13 gallon tank forward with new hoses in 2013)
  • All thru-hull valves were pulled, serviced or replaced as needed, in 2013
  • All underwater hoses were replaced as needed in 2013
  • Batteries were replaced in 2013
  • New battery boxes were added in 2013
  • All 12 VDC wiring and switches from the batteries to the panel upgraded to ABYC standards in 2013
  • Xantrex Inverter was installed with a separate Xantrex Battery Charger in 2013
  • New Sea Frost refrigerator and separate freezer
  • New Cruisair Air Conditioner for main salon and aft (with reverse heat)
  • New Webasco 9000 BTU AC in forward cabin (with reverse heat)
  • Extra lighting and fans have been installed (upgrade)
  • Two Kyrocera 140 solar panels and a Blue Seas controller installed in 2013
  • Air Breeze Wind Generator and control panel installed in 2013
  • Garmin 740s display/plotter
  • Garmin HD Radar
  • Garmin AIS Transponder
  • Raymarine Wind Instrument
  • WIFI antenna and router
  • GFCI outlets were added in 2013
  • Galvanic Isolator was installed in 2013
  • Full cockpit enclosure added in 2013
  • Exturn Bow Thruster
  • New anchor chain in 2013
  • Revere 6 man offshore life raft
  • New 406 Epirb in 2013
  • Other safety gear consisting of; 7 flares, offshore first aid kit, ditch bag, and jack lines
  • 4 new fire extinguishers, fire ports installed on the engine room door and at the nav desk, a total of 3 smoke alarms and 2 CO alarms were installed
  • Katadyn 160 Water Maker (upgrade)
  • Custom bench seat added to the salon
  • New headliner in the salon

 

Minimize your eco-footprint!

Cloud IX is a classic Bill Shaw designed Pearson 530, which was repowered in 2014 with an ELCO electric hybrid engine system.  The ELCO 7000 has the horsepower equivalent of a 70 HP diesel engine, and, with 170 gallons of diesel, the range under power is 1,000 miles. Maintenance is simple, and the eco-footprint is minimal. The hybrid system is run by 2 ELCO PFC800 108 VDC battery chargers and diesel fuel.

Sail inventory

 ALL sails are brand new Quantum sails with new Mack Pack lazy-jack systems. In perfect condition.

Jasper and Bailey, Triradial Cruising Spinnaker, Red, White and Blue, with ATN sock. BRAND NEW–ONLY USED ONCE

 

Disclaimer
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.
Contact Information

Melanie Sunshine Neale
Licensed & Bonded Yacht & Ship Salesperson

305-807-4096

melanie@edwardsyachtsales.com

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Equipment
GPS Plotter Radio Autopilot VHF Compass Depthsounder Navigation Center Battery Charger Inverter Electric Bilge Pump Shore Power Inlet Cockpit Shower Cockpit Table Cockpit Cushions Bimini Top Cockpit Speakers Swimming Ladder Bow Thruster Manual Bilge Pump

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