Shearwater in her slip
Ridge, Maryland (April 2017)
Sony a6300 + Sony 10-18mm/4.0 ASPH
Our 1986 Pearson 303 sailboat, Shearwater,
is officially up for sale has now been sold, and can be viewed in person down at Norton Yachts in Deltaville, Virginia — the same place where we originally purchased her back in 2011. If you’re interested, please contact the broker, Mike Lynch , toll-free at (888) 720-4306.
Shearwater is a very comfortable sailboat for two adults, though she can sleep at least five adults in berths — or as many as seven people if they’re real comfortable with one another or small/thin in stature. She has a new air conditioning / heating unit mounted under the forward v-berth, which works beautifully during both the summer and winter months (it operates very much like a heat pump). The propane range is efficient and can cook full-sized meals, which we have enjoyed many times. The Air Head composting toilet does not require a holding tank and is completely odor free (we used it for five years in the Chesapeake Bay area and never had any issues with it). The inboard 16 hp Yanmar diesel is super clean and has always worked flawlessly for us. She also has a level of craftsmanship and extensive teak woodwork that is rarely seen on new boats today, and looks excellent for a small vessel that was built over three decades ago.
You can read all of our adventures with her here. Continue Reading →