1983 Pearson 424

Patricia Bess

YACHT DETAILS: 1983 Pearson 424








Deltaville, VA
$79,900 USD
42 ft
5.25 ft
13 ft
50 ft









(1) 80|gallon
(1) 170|gallon
(1) 30|gallon

Price reduced by $6 000 !

This ketch-rigged  Pearson 424, Patricia Bess is in the water in Deltaville, VA. The Pearson 424 is a classic crowd-pleaser and her grey hull with white striping sets her apart from the rest of the boats in the anchorage. The current owner has made continuous upgrades and improvements. The boat was out of the water over the winter and splashed in May, so Patricia Bess is ready to go.  

Patricia Bess has the ‘open-plan’ aft cabin with the bunk and nav station at the base of the companionway – ideal for passagemaking as  the crew has good communication with whoever is on watch.  The vessel has 2 companionways, so that there is no need to disturb the crew who occupy the aft cabin.  Interior is spacious with a large 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.

Patricia Bess has the following:
Westerbeke 60HP 
Rolly Tasker Genoa (2021)
Solar Panels 
Avon 10′ RIB
Mercury 9.9 HP outboard motor
New running rigging (2021)
New Traveller & Genoa blocks (2021)
3 x 4D house batteries providing 600 AH energy
Raymarine Digital Radar
Raymarine 7E Chartplotter
Standard Horizon VHF w/ AIS
Hamilton Ferris 120A Alternator
LED lights throughout
Electric Windlass

Looking for a cruising classic in fine condition? Leave the dock with Patricia Bess!


The aft companionway leads from the cockpit into the aft cabin, with double berth 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 has a solid teak table down the center, with leaves that fold up .  The table butts up to the main mast. Straight settees on each side have storage above, behind and below.  A TV is positioned on the starboard forward bulkhead and 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 step up and an insert.  A large overhead hatch provides light and ventilation.

  • Hillerange 3- burner propane stove w/ oven
  • Seafrost top-loading refrigerator
  • Double S/S sink w/ pressurized hot and cold water
  • Fresh & Salt water foot pumps
  • Storage above and below counter level
  • Counter cover for stove creates work surface when stove not in use
  • 110V /12V system
  • 1 x 30A  Solar panels
  • Renogy 100 W Solar Regulator
  • Hamilton Ferris 120A Alternator
  • SmartGauge battery charger/monitor
  • LED lighting throughout
  • 3 x 12V 4D  AGM house batteries – 600 AH (2016)
  • 1 x 12V start battery (truck battery) (2016)
  • 6 Gal water heater (2010)
  • Autohelm ST5000 Autopilot
  • Raymarine Digital Radar  (2015)
  • Raymarine 7E Chartplotter (2015)
  • Standard Horizon w/ AIS  (2015)
  • Stereo /CD Player w/ interior and cockpit speakers
  • Datamarine Wind, Depth, Speed (Not functioning)
  • Rolly Tasker 135% Genoa (2021)
  • Hood Vectran Mainsail w/ 2 reefs (2000)
  • Hood Vectran Mizzen sail (2000)
  • North Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/ Snuffer (2000)
  • Hood foresail furler & new forestay (2005)
  • Keel stepped main mast w/ 
  • S/S mast step (2012)
  • Running rigging replaced (2021)
  • New Genoa Blocks & Cars (2021)
  • New Traveller blocks (2021)
  • 2 x Lewmar 6 winches on Mizzen Mast
  • 1 x Lewmar 8 winch on Mizzen Mast
  • 1 x Aluminum fold-out mast step on Mizzen Mast
  • 2 x Lewmar Winches on Main Mast
  • 1 x Lewmar 43 Secondary winch on port coachroof
  • 2 x Lewmar ST48 Primary winches on coaming 
  • Cleats near all winches
  • Grey hull w/ white striping
  • Full keel w/ spade rudder
  • S/S bowsprit w/ double bowroller
  • 33lb/20Kg Bruce Anchor w/ 200′ chain (bow)
  • 22lb Danforth Anchor (stern)
  • Secondary anchor line – 35′ chain & 200′ rode
  • Seawolf electric windlass
  • S/S bow pulpit
  • Anchor locker
  • Teak toe rails (Cetol  2021)
  • Teak handholds on coachroof (Cetol 2021)
  • Teak eyebrows (Cetol 2021)
  • 4 X Deck Hatches
  • Companionway hatch starboard midships
  • Dorade vents
  • S/S boarding ladder, port midships
  • Traveller forward of Dodger
  • Dodger 
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Wheel cover
  • Teak cockpit table & Cup holders
  • Edson Pedestal w/ attachment point for Chartplotter
  • Wheel
  • Wheel cover
  • Cockpit lazarettes
  • Propane locker
  • S/S sternrail 
  • Boarding ladder on stern
  • Oubtoard motor mount on port stern rail
  • Edson Davits w/ mounts for solar panels
  • MAGMA BBQ starboard sternrail
  • Westerbeke 60HP Engine w/ 2371 hours
  • Borg Warner transmission w/ V-Drive
  • Engine refurbished & repainted in 2003
  • Engine serviced – impeller, zincs replaced (April 2021)
  • Racor filter
  • 3-blade fixed prop
  • Spade Rudder
  • Rudder post packing new (2019)
  • Heat exchanger flushed 2019
  • 3 x Bilge pumps
  •  2 x 10lb propane tanks
  • Avon 10′ Dinghy (2008)
  • 9.9 HP Mercury outboard motor
  • Custom winter cover
  • Horseshoe Buoy
  • Life Jackets
  • Fenders
  • Lines  boat hooks
  • 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. 
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