If you’re going to buy a boat to sail the Pacific … Pearson Triton 28

I know, I know … my first lesson for newbies is “Don’t buy a boat.”

But hardly anyone listens to that. So, if you’re one of those likely to ignore me, here’s little boat that can handle our big ocean. I’ve sailed her a lot and if my pal didn’t have two boats, I’d say he was nuts for putting her on the market.

She’s priced right at $17,500.

Here’s the other important information about this classic and beautifully restored Pearson Triton 28:

The Pearson Triton 28, designed by famed naval architect Carl Alberg, is a handsome boat with classic cruiser looks inspired by the well-loved Scandinavian Folkboat. She carries a narrow beam, long overhangs and low freeboard of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) racing rule boats of the time. The Triton has successfully double circumnavigated and completed many trans-oceanic passages.

This is a completely restored classic. She is forgiving, nimble and sails as gracefully as she looks. She is a beautiful, go-anywhere family cruiser with excellent and extensive electronics including; radar, chart plotter and auto-pilot that will cause appreciative smiles as you sail into any port. This sloop was completely redone in 2006 and in 2013 she was hauled out and all bottom paint was stripped and two coats of bottom paint rolled on. Her hull was prepped and primed and sprayed with white Awl Grip, Blue Awl Grip sprayed to boot stripe and pin stripe added.

New rudder fashioned and installed
New R&R prop and R&R shaft
Engine overhauled
Cylinders honed
Valve job on cylinder head
Install all new valves, guide and seat
New fresh water pump
New fuel pump
Overhaul injectors and injection pump
Starter replaced, new fuel pump, clean fuel tank and lines
Less than 50 hours on engine since overhaul — runs great
8.5′ Donghy
Perfect single hander with auto pilot

Call (818) 430-7379 for a look-see.