1980 Pearson 424


YACHT DETAILS: 1980 Pearson 424








Deltaville, VA
$69,500 USD
42 ft
6 ft
13 ft
53 ft









(1) 80|gallon
(1) 150|gallon
(1) 20|gallon

The Pearson 424 is a popular model as it has proven to be an ideal cruising vessel; with large cockpit, wide side decks and 2 companionways for easy access to the decks from either the salon or the aft cabin. The Ketch rig allows for a variety of sail plans, so it there is always a comfortable sail configuration for whatever the weather produces.  The ‘open-plan’ aft cabin with the bunk and nav station at the base of the companionway is ideal for passage making as  the crew has good communication with whoever is on watch.  The interior is spacious with a large salon and galley area as well as a very comfortable v-berth in the bow.  Huge amounts of storage and an accommodating layout make this an ideal  cruising boat for a couple or a family.

Charisma is set up for cruising as her owner, a professional Captain, has done the winter sojourn to the Bahamas 12 times, single-handed. So she is tried and true.  

Charisma’s cruising gear and upgrades include:

Evolution Mainsail w/ Dutchman system (2022)
Custom Davits 
West Marine 11’5″ hard bottomed dinghy (2018)
Yamaha 15hp 2-stroke outboard motor
Outboard motor lift
2 x 125W Solar panels
ROCNA 55lb Anchor w/ 120′ Chain and 150′ Rode
Bruce 55lb Anchor w/ Chain & Rode
Lofrans Tigres electric windlass w/ remote in cockpit
Raymarine Evolution Autopilot (2015)

ProSine Inverter (2021)
Aircon (2 Units)
New Salon upholstery (2016)
Raritan electric toilet (2021)

Loads of spares- including full set of engine replacement parts
Sunscreens for cockpit

Charisma and her owner have just returned from a cruise of the Chesapeake Bay, so this vessel is ready to take you on your next adventure.


The aft companionway leads from the cockpit into the aft cabin, with double berth, with memory foam mattress, to port and nav station to starboard.  The engine compartment is below the stairs. The head is to starboard, forward of the nav station, it has a separate shower stall which can conveniently double as a wet locker. 

The head creates a passageway between the aft cabin and the salon.  The large, U-shaped galley is to port as you enter the salon area.  Opposite is a ladder that comes from a second companionway hatch on the coachroof forward of the traveller.  This allows access to the forward part of the boat without disturbing anyone in the aft cabin. At the base of ladder is a large storage locker.

The salon original salon table has been replaced with a smaller table to provide more space.  It butts up to the main mast and can fold down. The original, larger table is available. Straight settees on each side have storage above & behind and water tanks below.  New salon upholstery in 2016.   Access to the forward cabin is offset to port.

The forward cabin is vast, it has a vanity with sink to port with storage beneath.  Hanging storage, and drawers to starboard as well as a seat.  The v-berth has a custom mattress with topper.  A large overhead hatch provides light and ventilation.

  • Hillerange Princess 3- burner propane stove w/ oven
  • Dometic  top-loading refrigerator/freezer
  • Double S/S sink w/ pressurized hot and cold water
  • Sea Gull water filter
  • Foot pump
  • Storage above and below counter level
  • 110V/12V
  • 2 Battery isolator switches
  • 1 x 12V GR 30 Sealed Start battery (2019)
  • 4 x Trojan 125 12V House batteries (2019)
  • 1 x 12V GR 27 Sealed Windlass battery
  • Xantrex 40W Battery Charger (2012)
  • ProSine Inverter (2021)
  • 2 x Marine Air Reverse Cycle Aircon units (Heat function on aft unit is in-op)
  • KISS Wind Generator
  • 2 x 125W Solar panels
  • 2 x Shorepower Inlets
  • 2 x Shorepower cable
  • Assorted adaptors & pigtails
  • Water Heater (2017)
  • Yoyo Portable Ice Maker
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot (2015)
  • Hawkeye Depthsounder
  • Datamarine Knotmeter
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind instrument 
  • Raytheon RC630 Chartplotter
  • Raytheon Radar
  • ICOM IC504 VHF
  • ICOM IC302 VHF
  • Standard Horizon HX210 Handheld VHF & Charger
  • Kenwood Stereo
  • Satellite radio w/ Sirius subscription through 5/23.
  • 2 x Samsung TV
  • External long-range WiFi antenna (mounts on deck box)
  • Westerbeke 60HP engine w/ 7024 hours
  • Full set of replacement engine parts – owner bought a second engine and stripped it for parts
  • Walter Vee Drive – fully rebuilt (2017)
  • Evolution fully battened Mainsail (2022) w/ Dutchman system
  • 120% Genoa (2006)
  • Harken furler
  • Mizzen sail (2006)
  • Gennaker (2008)
  • Jib (2006)
  • Mainsail and Mizzensail covers
  • Standing Rigging (2004)
  • Chain plates replaced (2013)
  • Running Rigging (2014)
  • 2 x Lewmar 16 winches on mast
  • 1 x Lewmar 7 Winch on Mizzen mast
  • 1 x Andersen 2-speed ST Mainsheet winch (2018)
  • 2 x Lewmar ST48 Primary Winches (recently serviced)
  • ROCNA 55lb Anchor w/ 120′ Chain & 150′ rode
  • Bruce 55lb Anchor w/ 60′ Chain & 100′ nylon rode
  • Fortress 27 Anchor
  • Double Bow roller
  • Lofrans Tigres Electric Windlass w/ cockpit remote
  • Sampson post behind 
  • Fairleads and cleats at bow
  • Teak toe rails
  • Teak ‘eyebrows’ and hand holds on cabintop
  • Dorades
  • Wooden storage box behind mast
  • Companionway hatch starboard midships
  • Mainsail traveller forward of dodger
  • Dodger, bimini, connector
  • Cockpit sunscreens
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Wheel, winch and hatch covers
  • Wheel on pedestal
  • Cockpit table
  • BBQ on sternrail
  • Custom Davits
  • Outboard motor Davit
  • Raritan electric toilet (2021)
  • West Marine 11’5″  rigid bottom, Hypalon dinghy (2018)
  • Yamaha 15HP  2-stroke Outboard (2014)
  • Life Raft
  • Full USCG safety package – in date
  • Mustang suit
  • Horseshoe Buoy
  • PFD’s
  • Jacklines
  • Harnesses
  • Ditch Bag
  • Throw lines
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Spares – Electrical, plumbing, blocks and hardware; engine.
  • Disclaimer
    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043

    Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia.
    We are cruising yacht specialists who have “been there and done that”. We are able to guide buyers and sellers through the purchase and sale experience as a result of having sold hundreds of boats in the past fifteen years and our personal backgrounds in boating.
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