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There are often several Vanguards listed at   and also at

1966 Pearson 32.5

  • Good condition
  • only on fresh water
  • needs TLC, needs deck painted
  • all original
  • Atomic 4
  • jib, genoa & main in good condition
  • will need bottom paint
  • dinette arrangement
  • Sleeps 6
  • Newer cushions by previous owner
  • Porti potti
  • Lots of extras--boat hook, life jackets, 35 lb. CQR, danforth, fenders, dock lines, spare parts, etc.
  • Slip available for locals.

    Email Harry at
    or phone 417 276-7794

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    Hull No. 96, FW-cooled At 4 rebuilt by Don Moyer, 155 genoa w/ Harken roller furling, North main w/ Dutchman, spinnaker, Edson wheel steering factory-installed.  Bottom and deck professionally restored 2005.  Fully found, many extras.  In Rock Hall, MD.  $19,900.  Conrad Hoover,, 302-888-2722

    Pearson/Vanguard #218 "Windigo" is for sale.
    More detail available through the following link:

    1964, Hull #58 - The Bellatrix - is for sale.  I have grown-up sailing this boat on the Chesapeake Bay.  After much thought, it is time for someone else to enjoy her.  The hull is a rich green, decks are dry - some stress cracks.  She has an Atomic 4 that needs a tune-up.  Roller-Furling head sail and good main sail.  Asking $9,500.  Call anytime - Bill Adams, 443-994-2950.

    David Fowler is offering "Polaris" for sale at American Boat Listing

    She is kept in Hampton, VA.

    32' 1965 Pearson Vanguard

    Our Aquavit (392) has served us well and we've decided we must send
    her on to someone who can sail her with passion and frequency once
    again. We have her listed at
    Take a preview look at her there. In addition, we can send you a
    link to many additional pictures and a complete inventory document
    that we'll be happy to provide upon request. Just contact me at my
    email directly and we can insure that you have the info you want.
    Aquavit is on-the-hard in Freeport, Maine, and can be visited
    anytime by appointment.

    1963 Pearson Vanguard Hull #4 is for sale with a new full batten main, Harken roller furling, 135 genoa, new VC-17 bottom paint, wheel, gas Atomic 4, (needs head). Located on Chesapeake Bay. Asking $6500.


    McNicholas for sale

    Standard config. I modified the port settee to accommodate a dinette.  No survey has been done. but do have a great surveyor in the area. the engine is a Universal M20-B with less than 275Hrs, the sails (six to eight I'm not to sure) range in condition from 4 (main) to 8.5-9 (headsails). the head, holding tank, and dinette table need to be installed. There is a force 10 propane 2 burner stove top (with gimbals) that needs to be installed. the galley top needs to be glued down and trimmed and sink installed. the original water tank was stolen from beneath the vessel when i was hauled out. I rebuilt the bilge. the floor was rebuilt with 3mm kledge-cell and 2:1 epoxy. interior painted with awl-grip. new standing rigging, mast was damaged beyond repair during the same haul out as the water tank being stolen (i had really bad luck during that haul out), Currently working on taking delivery on a 42' mast. new chain plates with backing plates. the glazing in the salon ports need to be replaced. i have all but 2 (one was chromed and the other was in the process of being rechromed by the previous owner) opening ports installed. i bought 4 additional opening ports.

    The bottom was stripped and barrier coated with Interlux 2000/2000e system and painted in 2002, I am planning a haul out in Mid April for new bottom paint.

    I re-gelcoated (white) the deck in 2002, there were no sign of any delamination; decks sounded solid. The hull deck joint seems to be weather tight. but the toe rail bolts need to be rebedded.

    I saved all the fittings I could, the spreaders were severely corroded, gooseneck had a nice fracture on it, I have turnbuckles (some original, some new). The boom was replaced with an aluminum (internally lined) boom before I took ownership.

    Bow and stern pulpits/pushpits. compass, two danforth's, 1 with 19' 3/4 chain and 150' rode (new since hurricane charley), 1 with 6' chain and 120' rode (old, good for lunch hook in Florida), 5 PFD's, teak combings, cleats, Bow has 1 12" cleat (spartan
    marine blue water hershoff cleat)and sampson post (both with backing plates), stern (2) 8" (spartan marine blue water hersoff cleat)

    no electronics or wiring installed. I have a port supply and another marine wholesale account and would be glade to extend those benefits to you if you were to take ownership. we can iron out the details later. my home # is 727-502-9586.

    The asking price on Boat Trader online is $8000.00, which includes the mast (if deal does not fall through) and bottom. I am very motivated.



    '63 Vanguard #38, White, awlgripped about 7 years ago. Full Batten Main, Harken Roller furling, New Universal Diesel (less than 50 hours) installed with new shaft, exhaust, cutless, dripless stuffing box etc., tiller pilot, dodger, bimini, inflatible dingy, 2 horse yamaha (2 years old), ready to cruise. Asking $28,900 

    "'Zack Leonard'" <>               7/04

    1964 Vanguard #164 "Seawind" For Sale
    Standard interior, aft galley with modified dinette to port, Atomic 4 always fresh water.
    Awlgripd hull in 2001. 110 Volt Shorepower w/5 outlets
    Equipment List
    Mainsail new in 96, 150 Genoa , working jib & spinnaker. Main sail cover 2002. VHF, Depth, GPS, AM/FM cassette & Navico Tiller Pilot. Dodger, Air conditioning & Electric head. Steel Cradle
    Galley: pressure water. 97 Origo 4000 2 Burner Alcohol stove CG Pack & fully equipped for extensive cruising.
    This is a well kept boat in sail away condition. I have owned it since 1984.
    Located in the water at Waukegan, Il. sailaway for $18,500.

    Jim Farnan (home): 847-362-3329 (Work): 312-649-5257
    E Mail:

    "Confido" #165 is for sale.  I bought #165 in 1996 from the original owner for $12,000.  I have put over $25,000 upgrading her and the last survey in 2000 put her value at $27,000.  I am asking $15,000.
    The original owner had made many improvements:
    - Universal 5411 diesel engine
    - Edson pedestal steering
    - Autohelm 4000 autopilot
    - Custom cherrywood cabinets where old pipe berth used to be.
    I added many more:
    - V-berth holding tank with y-valve.
    - Ground off old gel coat from deck, refaired and painted.
    - New windows
    - New Raritan PHII toilet valves
    - Schaeffer 1100 roller furling
    - Sobstad roller furling genoa and mainsail.
    - New stainless steel wet exhaust system
    - Hi-output Balmar alternator
    - Maxwell Freedom rope/chain anchor which with dual station controls at bow and cockpit.
    - Reverso OP-$ oil change pump connected to oil pan.
    - New standing rigging
    - New dodger
    - 2 hp Yamaha dingy motor
    - New galley Formica
    -Three no maintenance deep cycle batteries
    - Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF with remote mic.
    - AM FM CD player and speakers
    - New depthsounder
    - Freshwater bladder
    So what is wrong with #165?  She needs the water tank replaced or repaired, the stuffing box restuffed and the big item is that the transmission needs to be replaced or rebuilt. A new Hurth 2:1 HBW -5 transmission from the factory costs $1,274. 
    I simply do not have the time that I once did to make the necessary repairs which is why it feels as though I am basically giving #165 away.  It is and will be a great boat for anyone willing to put some time into these repairs.
    I keep #165 on the hard at Abaco Yacht Services on Green Turtle Cay in Abaco, Bahamas.  The Bahamian duty has been paid and is transferable.
    If you know anyone who is interested I can be reached at  or at 970-722-0348.
    Mark Hanna

    You can also check with reputable listing agents through print or internet sources for available Vanguards.