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1977 Pearson 365

  • 36 ft
  • Ketch
  • Vero Beach, FL, US

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1977 Pearson Ketch 365
We are very pleased to present this 1977 Pearson Ketch designed by William Shaw.

The 365 is my personal idea of what a boat should be." The late Shaw once told colleagues, referring to the Pearson 365 ketch, a 36-footer with shoal-draft keel, masthead rig and skeg-hung rudder. Shaw, who remained at Pearson until 1991 and died in 2006, said a 36-foot hull provided him with room to add luxury features rather than sacrifice them for lack of space or, worse, modify the boat's appearance to accommodate such comforts.
"At that size I can put absolutely everything in the boat that I want and not get into a this or that situation. The split rig makes shortening sail a cinch. The bulwarks make wandering around on deck more comfortable. The fully enclosed shower provides all kinds of niceties," Shaw said.

  • Repowered in 2011 with Beta Marine 38-120 Hours
  • New Standing Rigging 2015
  • Custom 50 Gallon Aluminium Fuel Tank 2002
  • New Bimini, Dodger, with Full Spectra Glass (Removable)
  • Custom Teak Interior
  • 3 Panel Fixed Table with Built In Storage
  • B&G V50 VHF
  • Alder Barbour Cold Machine Fridge (Compressor replaced in 2015)
  • Custom Traveler and Main Sheet System


Basic Information

Vero Beach, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
World Spectator
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William Shaw
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Dimensions & Weight

36 ft - 10.97 meter
35 ft 5 in - 10.8 meter
11 ft 5 in - 3.48 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 6 in - 1.37 meter
Bridge Clearance:
46 ft - 14.02 meter
Dry Weight:


Beta 38
Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
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Drive Type:
V Drive
Fuel Type:
38 (Individual), 38 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
75 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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The Cockpit

The cockpit is 8 feet long and big enough for a crew of seven.
The decks are wide, making it safe and easy to walk around. Dorades and ventilation hatches channel fresh air below. Tall coamings define the cockpit and afford protection from the elements, as does the canvas dodger.

The helm station allows adequate forward sight lines, although the mizzen mast obstructs the view. The shrouds fasten near the toe rail so there's no need to lean precariously around them when going forward for a sail change. A locker secures the alcohol fuel or propane tanks. Two cockpit lockers hold sail bags and other bulky gear. 

Down Below

The saloon has 6 feet 3 inches of headroom. Features include a nav station with chart table, a hanging locker, twin settees for sleeping four persons, and a cabin with V-berth forward for two others. A galley near the companionway is fitted with a two-burner stove and oven, single-basin stainless steel sink, icebox, cabinet storage and adequate counter space. The owner customized the interior and added a great deal of teak making the living space exceptional.

The head has a sink, toilet and separate shower stall. The freshwater tank holds 150 gallons. A hot water heater makes the shower more inviting. The bulkheads and sole are white, with wooden inspection plates. 

First Impressions
Traditional lines, solid construction, roomy 8-foot-long cockpit and walk-around decks are what come to mind when a Pearson 365 pulls alongside the dock. The bow is prettier than the stern, which has the chopped off appearance typical of the late 1970s.

With the exception of toerail, handrails and coamings, there isn't a lot of wood trim on deck. The boat is beamy, suggesting plenty of interior space. The masts aren't too tall, so the boat can clear bridges where other yachts of the same size might not. However, the ketch rig can translate to additional maintenance because two masts and two booms are more responsibility. On the up side, the rig allows use of multiple, smaller sails that should be easier to tame. 

Broker's Comments
I was very impressed by the condition of this wonderful sailing Ketch. She has been extremely well maintained and upgraded consistently! The custom teak work down below gives her a feeling of richness and warmth. The galley area is room and easy to work in and the Nav center is a treat. Special features of this vessel include but are not limited to the following:
  • Sail area 615 Sq Feet Including the Mizzen
  • V Drive rebuilt in 2010
  • PYI Packless Shaft Seal System
  • Custom Anchor Platform
  • Lofrans Tigres Windlass
  • CQR and Danforth Anchors
  • Double Life Lines with Gate Replaced in 2012 (Owner uses a Single Cable)
  • New Standing Rigging 2015
  • Custom Whitlock Cobra Pedestal with 30" Wheel and Rack and Pinion Steering
  • Aluminium Fuel Tank(2002)
  • Full Batten Main 2000 with MacPac Lazy Jacks (2015)
  • Full Batten Mizzen 2015 with MacPac Lazy Jacks
  • North Sail;s Soft NorLarn  Genoa(2001)
  • 3 Lewmar Winches
  • 2 Setamar Winches
  • Blue Sea 7521 25A Battery Charger(2016)
  • B&G V50 VHF (2016)
  • Adverc Battery Management System
  • Adler Barbour Cold Machine Fridge(Compressor Replaced in 2015)
  • Wilcox-Crittenden Head
  • Hull Painted with AWL Grip
  • Bottom Refinished with 5 coats of Inter-Protect 2000/201E
  • Davron Dinghy Tow System 
  • The Pearson 365 is an affordable, well-built, rugged cruiser ideal for a couple planning to sail the U.S. coasts, the Bahamas and the Caribbean where its shoal-draft keel makes possible exploration of coves and inlets dotted with coral heads. Call for your exclusive showing!


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Capt. S. Lee Bowden
Capt. S. Lee Bowden
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