Pearson 424 for sale

Grenada W.I., Grenada

Listed price $55,000 USD

Pearson 424
General information
Pearson 424
Used sail boat for sale
£39,473 GBP | Listed price $55,000 USD
Name of boat
William Shaw
Length overall
12.90 metres
3.96 metres
1.63 metres
9,525 kg
Fin Keel
Grenada W.I., Grenada

About this Pearson 424


The Pearson 424 is designed by the renowned naval architect Bill Shaw and is well regarded as a durable, easily handled and responsive cruising boat, offering good accommodation and practical features. Overly built in every area she remains stiff in a breeze and surprisingly quick. She comes with new upholstery, Rocna anchor, hydrovane self-steering, Chartplotter, solar panels & bimini. She provides Two companionway accesses, one from the cockpit and another from starboard further forward. Overall she is a great cruising boat,pretty on the water and ideal for the Caribbean or wherever her next adventure may take her.

Viewing by appointment at our Grenada Office +1 473 422 6418 email info(at)

Owners comments

Ruca’s previous owners had her since 1989 and always stored her indoors every year. The vessel was used in whale and dolphin echolocation research by National Geographic--multiple research papers can be found with vessels old name "Findrinny". Since then Ruca has taken us on many adventures and we have made many upgrades and improvements to her.


The Pearson 424 has a 3 cabin layout with a large V berth in the forward cabin with vanity and washbasin with hot and cold water. Ample storage in drawers and hanging locker and good ventilation with a forward opening hatch.

Aft is the main cabin with plenty of teak storage and shelving, a drop leaf table down the centreline with sofa’s/bunks to port and starboard. New off white upholstery for the sofa’s. There is a large overhead hatch and screened opening ports and 12v fans throughout

The galley is located aft to port. It features a 3-burner propane gimballed stove and oven, a double SS sink with hot and cold pressurized water and seawater foot pump and a large top opening fridge with new cold plate. Plenty of storage and counter space.

To starboard, there is a companionway, accessed by a set of stairs. There is also a wet locker.

Just aft of access steps is heads with shower and washbasin with pressurized hot and cold water and composting head.

Finally the aft cabin features a good sized double berth to port with teak cabinets above and a chart table and switchboard to starboard. Plenty of storage with a large hanging locker.

The aft companionway provides an exit and entrance directly to the cockpit.

New headlining throughout.

Mechanical Systems

Located centrally below the aft companionway ladder is the Westerbeke W60 54hp diesel. Four-cylinder V drive with Edson double lever control. Cutless bearing and inboard shaft bearing changed in 2017

Electrical Systems

  • 3 x 12 volt house batteries 330 amp hr - 2 years old
  • 1 x 12 volt engine start battery 800 CCA - 2 years old
  • 12 volt 120 amp hour Alternator
  • 2 x 180 watts Grape Solar panels - USA
  • Victron connect - bluetooth with digital display battery monitor
  • Shore Power110 v 50 amp

Spars and Sails

Masthead ketch rigged. Aluminium mast(s), boom(s), and spinnaker pole. Mast keel stepped. Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2017. Spectra Running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Schaeffer headsail furling system. Mast steps on both masts. Adjustable backstay.

  • 2 x Lewmar # 48 self-tailing sheet winches.
  • 1 x Lewmar # 30 self tailing winch.
  • 3 x Lewmar #16 halyard winch on mast
  • 2 x Lewmar #8 on mizzenmast
  • 1 x Lewmar #6 on main boom
  • Mainsail - Quantum - 2007 - Good - Cleaned 2108
  • Mizzen - Quantum - 2007 - Great - Cleaned 2018
  • Genoa - Quantum - 2007 - Good

Deck Equipment

  • 1 x Rocna 25 kg with 150 ft chain
  • CQR Anchor
  • Stainless steel pulpit and stanchions with guard wires
  • Coach roof grabrails
  • Sailcover--blue
  • Sprayhood - cream - New 2017
  • Bimini - cream - New 2017
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Edson Steering pedestal
  • 5 hp Nissan outboard
  • 2 x Gas jugs
  • 2 x Diesel Jugs


No Dinghy

Navigation Equipment

  • Edson steering compass
  • Standard Horizon Wind, Speed and Depth log.
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • Garmin 840xs GPS & Chart plotter
  • Garmin Radar
  • Hydrovane
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead Tricolour light
  • Various paper charts - Bahamas and East Coast
  • Brass clock and barometer


Safety Equipment

  • 4 x Fire extinguishers
  • 2 x CO detector
  • 2 x Smoke alarms
  • 3 year old Viking 6 man self inflating/deploying life raft with accompanying hydrostatic release.
  • 8 x Life jackets
  • 3 auto inflate life vest/horse collar style
  • 1 x EPIRB
  • 2 X PLBs (personal life beacons)
  • 3 x Harnesses
  • 3 x Deck lights
  • 1 x Floating light
  • 1 x MOB sling
  • 1 x Epirb
  • 1 x Emergency tiller
  • 2 x Manual bilge pumps
  • 1 x Electric Bilge pumps
  • 1 x First Aid kit
  • Various flares


Ruca has a USA registration. EU VAT has not been paid, and there are no outstanding mortgages or encumbrances.


Ruca was built by Pearson Yachts USA. The hull is hand laid fiberglass and has a fully encapsulated fin keel. She was lasted anti - fouled in 2017. Ruca has a blue hull with a red boot stripe repainted in 2010.

The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

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1 x Westerbeke W60
Fuel capacity
303 litres
Maximum speed
15 kph
Cruising speed
13 kph
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Essex

Mr Aaron French
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham on Crouch
United Kingdom
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