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