Used Pearson 424 Racer and Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 53 pictures

Boat Description

1982 Pearson 424 Ketch Rig
Bel Esprit II
A True Blue Water Cruiser -
Ready to Cruise the Islands or the World
A July 2016 Clean Survey is available to Purchase @ Half-Price!

Welcome Aboard Bel Esprit II , A 1982 Pearson 424 Ketch that has spent 6 months of each for the last 9 years, cruising the Caribbean Mexico. She has been lovingly maintained with ample preventive maintenance by its present owners with the goal of trouble-free and safe cruising. This proven bluewater cruiser is equipped with an integrated suite of Raymarine Navigation Electronics, including GPS/Radar, AutoPilot, Depth, Wind Displays in the cockpit, a 2015 VHF with AIS, an 8 Kw Kohler Generator, 16,000 BTU Marvair Reverse Cycle A/C, A Revere 2012 Offshore Liferaft, new Lifelines in 2014, new Halyards in 2016, and three 8-D Batteries replaced in 2014.

As you board Bel Esprit II you immediately notice the large deep cockpit area and its organization. At the helm you have easy access to all shipboard controls and electronics, including Raymarine GPS Chartplotter/Radar, Autopilot, Depth Wind displays. To port aft, there is a control for the AutoHelm autopilot; forward to port of the companionway you find the radar and Rudder Indicator. To starboard and below the bridge-deck you have quick access to your Depth, speed and wind indicators. All the electronics are easy to reach yet out of the way to provide comfortable seating on any tack and in any conditions. The cockpit has a full set of cushions designed for wet or dry sailing.

As you work in the cockpit, you will note that the running gear is conveniently located for ease of sail handling and sailing with safety of the crew being the paramount concern in any conditions.

On deck, the coast is clear to roam around as there are raised rail caps and plenty of side deck to walk. At the mast, you will find a pair of U-Shaped Mast Guard Stanchions both port and starboard that provide a safe place to handle halyards and sails on any tack. Mid-ships, you will find a second companionway leading directly into the main cabin and a Dorade vent providing fresh air at all times.

Going below in Bel Esprit II is an escape from all reality. As you descend down the aft companionway, the first thing you notice is the beautiful all teak interior and how the interior has been maintained to the highest standards. To port you will find a large double berth with storage and shelves abound. To starboard is the very well equipped Navigation station which provides easy access to all shipboard electrical systems, 8 Kw Kohler Diesel Generator control panel, updated Standard-Horizon VHF radio with DSC AIS, and plenty of storage for charts, books and other items that require quick access from the helm.

Moving forward into the main cabin, to port you will find a large U galley that is very well equipped with a double sink w/hot cold water, a 120V Tankless Water Heater, vast amounts of storage and an insulated refrigerator/freezer with a 12 Volt Adler/Barbour Cold Machine (w/large freezer compartment) and is capable of holding plenty of food during cruises. The Air Conditioning system is located under the Galley and all vents run through the bilges to all areas of the vessel, so cabinet storage space is not lost or taken up by the insulated duct hoses.

Across from the Galley you will find a large head with vanity and separate shower stall. There are many storage compartments including a custom water tight locker in the shower area which utilizes an unused space in the boat to its maximum potential.

The salon area is a warm and comfortable place to relax and enjoy the evening. To both port and starboard, you will find two long settees and a centerline folding table with storage. The settees are long enough for guests to sleep or to use while underway using the lee boards to keep you in the sack and safe. Again, in the salon, there is storage everywhere with no nook or cranny unused.

Forward of the main cabin is a private cabin with V berth, full vanity with storage below, V berth forward and to starboard is a large hanging locker, drawers, and a second (hidden) head.

Bel Esprit II is a spacious sea-kindly bluewater boat well-equipped for cruising. From its well planned deck layout to its beautiful interior, this boat will make any cruising family the envy of the anchorage.

UPDATE: Bel Esprit II was surveyed by an experienced and Accredited Marine Surveyor in July 2016, including a haul-out, and the Sellers have remedied all major (Actually, they were Minor) deficiencies and the survey report is available to be purchased at half-price.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Bel Esprit II

Builder: Pearson Yachts
Designer: William Shaw
Keel: Fin

LOA: 42 ft 4 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 33 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 3 in
Displacement: 21000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 7634 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 50 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in

Total Power: 54 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1982
Engine Model: 60
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 54 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (85 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (80 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (20 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

Wind speed and direction - Raymarine ST 60 ST60+ Rudder Indicator
Radar - Raymarine
Compass - Ritchie Binnacle Mount
Navigation center - Full Nav Station
Depthsounder - Raymarine ST60
Cockpit speakers
Log-speedometer - Raymarine ST 60
Plotter - Raymarine C80
Repeater(s) - Raymarine ST60 TriData
VHF - Standard Horizon w. AIS at Nav Station w/Helm Remote

Furling genoa
Fully battened mainsail
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker

Steering wheel

Inside Equipment
Hot water - Ariston 120V Tankless Water Heater
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Microwave oven
Air conditioning
Marine head
Battery charger

Electrical Equipment
Generator - Kohler 8kW
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Solar panel
Cockpit cushions
Liferaft - Revere Elite 6-Person
Cockpit table
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6

Mainsail cover
Genoa cover
Bimini Top - Needs to be Replaced
Spray hood - Needs to be replaced

Deck Hardware

#48 ST x 2 Lewmar Genoa Winches

#16 Lewmar Jib Halyard Winch

#8 Lewmar Main Halyard Winch

#30 Lewmar Main Sheet Winch

#8 Lewmar Mizzen Sheet Winch

#6 Lewmar Mizzen Halyard Winch

Whisker Pole

Custom U-Shaped SS Mast Guard Stanchions

Major Upgrades

Standing Rigging - Fully replaced over last 9 years

All Halyards Replaced in 2016

Lifelines Replaced - 2014

Revere 6-Person Offshore Liferaft - 2012

Main Engine Inspected and Top End Rebuilt 2012

Damper between Transmission and Flywheel replaced - 2015

New Engine Raw Water Pump - 2015

Main Sail Refurbished - 2012

New Standard-Horizon VHF w. DSC AIS receiver - 2015

3 New 8-D Batteries - 2014

Marvair 16,000 BTU A/C w. Digital Controller - 2009

Kohler 8kw Diesel Generator


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.

Approximate boat location: Saint Petersburg, Florida



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