La Paz Yachts

40′ Pearson Flush Deck Centerboard Sloop


Located in: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Year: 1979
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number: 4025473

Bill Shaw designed this boat as dual purpose. In his words, all one needs to do to convert from a cruiser to a racer is change the crew. The Pearson 40 was conceived as a “warm, luxurious and roomy cruising yacht that is forgiving, balanced on all points of sail with excellent sea-keeping ability.”

Her shallow draft with the board up allows for gunkholing just about anywhere you wish. With the board down she goes well to weather and will handle offshore conditions. This is a highly versatile, shallow draft and deep cockpit yacht with excellent visibility from the cockpit and the added safety of the flush decks for sail changes.

She is a true blue water cruiser that performs very well and is comfortable in heavy or light weather. Take a look at the extensive list of improvements and let the experts in yacht ownership in Mexico show you how easy it is to begin your cruising dreams today.

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

La Paz Yachts
Tom Murray, Broker
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948


San Carlos





Full Specs


Length Overall: 39.92ft
Max Draft: 9.42ft
Beam: 12.5ft
Length at Waterline: 31.25ft
Fresh Water Tank: 90 Gal
Fuel Tank: 55 Gal


Engine Make: Westerbeke
Total Power: 40hp
Engine Hours: 4500
Engine Type: Inboard
Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller Type: 3 Blade


1979 Pearson 40 Flush Deck, Centerboard Sloop
Navy Blue topsides, white decks w/ treadmaster non-skid (new paint 2020)
Hull #5
Westerbeke 40 Diesel Motor, well maintained
Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmission
Walter V-Drive
Dripless sterntube
3-blade propeller
Engine mounted secondary alternator (Balmar) Oversized aftermarker heat exchanger
Full batton mainsail
90% high cut jib
New bimini and dodger in 2021
New cushions in 2020
Forespar adjustable Spinnaker Pole
New standing rigging
Lazy jacks, new sail pack and jacks in 2022
2 reef points with all lines leading aft
Delta 45 anchor with 200 ft 5/16 chain & 100′ anchor line
35 lb Bruce anchor (spare, in V-berth)
Ideal vertical windlass
Bosun chair and complete set of 5:1 falls
New 6 gal. water neater (2022)
Five 6-gallon each Jerry Jugs (2 water, 1 gasoline & 2 diesel)
B+G Vulcan chartplotter
B+G Transducer and wind indicator
CPT Autopilot, new 2022
Force 10 3-burner stove / Oven
Force 10 Cozy Cabin propane heater
Two 2.6 gal. each propane bottles (w/one each 1 gallon propane spare)
Adler-Barbour Refrigerator system, new 2020
Spectra Ventura watermaker 6 gph (unused)
Pressure water w/ hot water (engine and 110V electric)
Levac head
Cockpit shower
eck washdown system
Transom mounted stern ladder (folding)
4 each 6-Volt golf cart batteries (new 2022) for house bank
85 amp 12-Volt starting battery
4 Solar Panels, 330 watts
45 amp battery charger
1500 Watt GoWise Power pure sine interter
ICOM 710 Pro Marine high frequency radio (SSB and Ham Radio)
ICOM AT130 Tuner
Insulated Backstay
Pactor Modem for email capability w/ HF radio Fixed Garmin GPS
Stereo/ CD Player
Inmar 9 ft. dinghy, new 2022
Tahatsu 10 HP 4 stroke outboard
Dinghy engine hoist on stern

Recent maintenance and upgrades, since 2014 (on hard from 2016-present):

10/2015 Replaced engine Paragon transmission with Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmission
6/2015 Replaced centerboard cable
6/2015 Replaced GTO cable for high frequency radio tuner
6/2015 Replaced all standing rigging, using Stayloc terminals
5/2015 Reseal all portlights
4/2015 Rebed all stanchion bases
3/2015 Restitch and service headsail
2/2015 Reseal forward and midships hatches
12/2014 Refurbish engine injector pump
2020 new deck and topside paint, 2 coats anti foil on hull.
2021: exterior wood revarnished 5 coats.
2021 New jabsco manual head pump. New bilge pump.
2022: new 9.6 INMAR dingy
2020: Added BG Vulcan 7 chart plotter, BG wind vane, BG thru hull triducer temp depth speed.
2020:New CPT Autopilot at helm.
2022: New sailrite stack pack for main sail. New lazy jacks.
2020: New AGM life support batteries for 12v system. 600amp hrs
2020: Dometic refrigerator freezer compressor
Engine: Westerbeke 40 original approx 4500 hrs. Walter V drive. Annual maintenance kept up.

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