1980 Pearson P 40


YACHT DETAILS: 1980 Pearson P 40








Deltaville, VA
$42,000 USD
40 ft
12.5 ft
58 ft









(1) 32|gallon
(1) 90|gallon

The Pearson 40 is an iconic cruiser-racer.  The current owner has owned the boat for 15 years and has enjoyed the sailing performance as well as the comfortable amenities down below. The flush deck hearkens back to a previous era, giving great visibility and making movement around the deck easy and safe. The cockpit is safe and cozy for offshore sailing and oversized winches make sail handling a ‘breeze’.

The CENTERBOARD allows the best of both worlds – gunkholing when you’re cruising and pointing like a champion when you want to go places and the centerboard is down. Draft is 4’6″ with board up.

Some upgrades:

New Batteries (4/22)
Cockpit teak varnished (4/22)
Pedestal painted (4/22)
NovaKool refrigerator
Dodger & Bimini (2020)
Mainsail cover (2017)
Maxwell electric windlass (2017)
Raymarine i40 Depthsounder (2021 – transducer not installed)
Avon 9’3″ roll up dinghy

Bluefields shows well below decks, and a new coat of paint on the pedestal as well as newly varnished cockpit brightwork have spruced up the exterior.  She is priced to sell and would be a great platform for a family or someone who wants to get into some sporty sailing.. in comfort.


The companionway takes you into a large interior with remarkable headroom and comfortable accommodations. The mahogany veneer on bulkheads and cabinetry and the ash slats on the hull sides, along with the teak and holly floors,  create a traditional feel to the interior. 

The galley is to starboard and has a good work area and phenomenal storage. White formica countertops and cabinet fronts make it light and easy to clean.

To port is a comfortable, forward-facing nav station with large chart table. Behind it is a quarterberth which is a double. Forward, of the nav station, separated by a partial bulkhead, is a straight settee, with storage above & behind.

To starboard is another, very comfortable, straight settee with a pilot berth above and storage drawers & hanging locker forward. Both settees have a pull-out base beneath the cushions to make them wider for sleeping.  

Opposite the hanging lockers and drawers is the head with LectrSan toilet, basin and lots of storage.

The V-berth is large and has storage at the aft end of the cabin, port and starboard and below the bunk, as well as overhead storage along the hull sides and access to the anchor locker at the foot of the berth. An overhead hatch provides light and ventilation.

  • 3-burner propane stove w/ oven
  • NovaKool top-loading fridge
  • Double S/S sink w/ mixer faucet
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Foot pump 
  • Storage 
  • Formica cabinets and countertop with teak trim
  • Propane switch
  • 110v/12V system
  • 2 x Shorepower inlets
  • 2 x 30A Shorepower cables
  • 1 x Gr27 Start Battery (4/22)
  • 2 x 6V Interstate House batteries in cockpit locker (4/22)
  • ProNautic 1230P Battery Charger
  • Type 1 LectraSan Head
  • Galvanic isolator (2018)
  • ELCI breaker
  • Axius 12V fans
  • Simrad WP5000 Wheel Pilot
  • Raymarine i40 Depthsounder (2021 – transponder needs to be installed)
  • Garmin GPSMap 400/500 series Chartplotter
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Samsung TV
  • Alpine Stereo w/ Pioneer speakers
  • North Fully battened Mainsail (20 yrs)
  • North 120% furling Genoa (18 yrs)
  • Harken furler
  • Storm sail (25yrs)
  • Spinnaker
  • 110% Genoa
  • Mainsail cover (5 years)
  • Rigging – original (tuned 2019)
  • Adjustable backstay  (has not been used in many years, so don’t rely on it working). 
  • Running rigging varying ages
  • 1 x Lewmar 30 2-speed on mast
  • 2 x Lewmar 30 2-speed winches on coachroof near mast
  • 2 x Lewmar 40 2-speed winches on coachroof near mast
  • 2 x Lewmar 16 2-speed winches port & starboard of companionway
  • 2 x Lewmar 48 3-speed Secondary winches on coachroof
  • 2 x Lewmar 55ST Primary winches on coaming
  • Centerboard winch starboard of companionway (steel cable)
  • Traveller forward of companionway.
  • Fortress FX37 w/ 150′ chain
  • West Marine 22 w/ 200′ rode
  • Maxwell Electric Windlass
  • Aluminum toerails
  • California Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Wheel on pedestal (pedestal painted 4/22)
  • Cockpit teak (varnished 4/22)
  • Cold cockpit shower
  • Swim ladder folds up as part of stern rail
  • Avon 9’3″ dinghy
  • Fuel tank replaced 2005
  • Engine Tachometer is not working (estimated hours +/- 2400)
  • Propane Grill
  • Lifesling
  • Horseshoe
  • PFD’s
  • Emergency tiller
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • 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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