- Pearson renegade
The Pearson Renegade is a 27'
slooprigged sailboat produced by Pearson Yachtsof Bristol, RI from 1966-1969, with the first boats being sold in 1967. Designed by William Shaw, about 175 of the boats were built. They were Pearson's first split underbody boat and were designed to Cruising Club of Americaracing rules. They are also one of the first American "racer-cruiser" style boats that combine the comforts of a cruising boat with the advantage of a modified full keelwith a spade rudder(see photo), like that of the Bill Lapworth Cal 40 designs that revolutionized ocean racing in the mid-late 1960s. The keel allows the boat to track well and have good stability. The deep balanced rudder allows a high degree of maneuverability, and the turning radius of the boat is very tight. They contiunue to be a sought after boat because of their stout construction and kindly sailing ability.
Early versions had a traditional two settee salon, while boats produced in 1968 and after feature a more modern galley
starboardand settee to port. Both have a spacious V-berth over six feet long and were available with either a 30-HP Universal Atomic 4gas inboardor an outboardwell. The cockpit can comfortably accommodate 4-6 people, and the boat can sleep 4 adults below decks. Standard steering on the boat was with a tiller, but many owners have installed after-market wheel steering. Other typical upgrades would include a roller furlingheadstay to replace the original forestay, and upgraded instrumentation such as depth, speed, and wind gauges, which did not come standard on the original boats. For more information on upgrades and projects on the Pearson Renegade, visit the Renegade homepage via the link at the bottom of the page.
LOA 27'2" ft LWL 21" Beam 8'7" Draft 4'3" Displacement 6500 lbs Ballast 2100 lbs (Internal Lead) Head Room 5' 10" Berths 4 Water Capacity 20 gals. Fuel Capacity 13 gals. CCA Rating 22.6 app. Rigging Masthead sloop Sails Main 174 ft² #1 Genoa (163%) 277 ft² #2 Genoa (153%) 240 ft² #3 Genoa (110%) 198 ft² Spinnaker CCA Rules
* [http://www.renegade27.org Renegade Class Homepage]
* [http://www.moyermarine.com/ Moyer Marine - Parts and Services for the Universal Atomic 4 Engine]
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