The Pearson 424 was designed and built for the yachtsman who is ready for the ultimate sailing yacht with genuine cruising accommodations.
Over 40 feet is where a designer can have some real fun. The cubic footage you're working with allows you to let all the creative juices flow. It's no longer a case of "It's gotta go here because that's where it fits." In short, it gives me all kinds of choices.
The new 424 is a beautiful example of what I'm talking about. First of all, the overall length has allowed me to offer two companionways below. One leads directly from the cockpit into the owners' cabin and navigation center. The second, amidships, leads into the main salon.
Then there's the matter of the forward stateroom. Normally, in a tri-cabin boat, that's where your friends sleep. And I've got some nice friends. So whay not make that end as appealing as the owner's steateroom aft, including a place to wash up? We succeeded with this boat.
The middle is where most of the after sundown action is. It not only houses the food and drink but more often than not, it turns into the equivalent of a cozy den where everybody sort of sits around with their feet up chewing the fat about everything from the day's sail to next years"s ski trip. So it makes sense to combine the efficiencies required in a shipboard galley with the homey comfort of a country kitchen. You know, the sort of place that encourages elegant cuisine, conversation and catnaps.
Finally, I've raced a lot in my day and that old competitive spirit keeps rearing up. Even in a cruising boat, who wants to be looking for the channel when your friends have got the hook and ice bucket ready to go simultaneously. So the 424 is deceptively quick. I see the 424 as the boat for the real sailor who not only knows what he wants, but is aware tht often times your competence is judged not only by the way you sail, but what you sail.
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The Pearson 424 was built from 1978 to 1984 with approximately 225 hulls completed. The Pearson 424 and the later Pearson 422 have the same hull and evolved from the earlier Pearson 390 and Pearson 419.
When you're contemplating a boat the size and nature of the new 424, you know exactlyu what you want. You've owned previous boats, sailed aboard numerous others and won't be fooled by gimmicky trappings that are fine if you plan to spend your life aboard tied to a dock.
The boat you're looking for should be built by a reputable builder who will stand behind it; designed by a naval architect with a track record for safe, seaworthy boats that sail as well as they look and engineered to give you a sense of confidence for as long as you own her.
Everything about her should be built or installed to go to sea... for extended periods if you like. And, above all, the whole concept must be logical - attractive, but seamanlike, luxurious, but sensible and efficient.
When you're ready for a boat like the 424, you will study a number of alternatives. All we ask is that you include the 424 in your evaluations. We're confident she'll do the rest all by herself. At pearson, we make room for everything but mediocrity. Come Sail With Us...
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