1982 Pearson 37

$42 000

1982 Pearson 37

Name: Rum Line
Fuel type
Hull material

Your Day on the Water just got better!

“Rum Line” offers excellent performance, a very comfortable cockpit, and an unusually large, bright interior, highlighted by the use of light hickory, ash, and cedar. She has good livability and cruising comfort with a 1980s racing hull and rig combination at a reasonable size that can be handled easily by two people.  The large cockpit is ideal for entertain a crowd of adults on a day sail.  The wide side decks make fore and aft movement safe and easy.  Below is open, clean and can be enjoyed by the same crowd during a rainstorm.  The large hatches bring fresh air through the salon for afternoon naps.  She is very light which means that she will fast in light air.  Her deep keel allows her to point high and gives her a tight turning radius.  The hydraulic boom vang and back stay shapes the main for speed and comfort.  The push button electric winch is a feature that wives will operate with ease.  Note, half her life she spent winters stored inside.  The remaining winters have been under canvas.  In short, she is safe, fast, comfortable, and easy to handle.

Pearson sailboats are known for their solid, quality construction.  The interior is light varnished wood with off-white overhead, eight fixed ports, fore & main cabin deck hatches and a teak cabin sole.  “Rum Line” has the classic warmth and appeal of a true yacht.

The forward cabin qualifies as the owner’s stateroom with large vee berth, where there is plenty of stowage a hanging locker, a bureau and lots of shelf space, and more than enough space to get dressed in. There is a separate door to the vee berth for privacy.

The head is to starboard with a manual head & holding tank (overboard discharge is shut off for USCG Great Lakes compliance), stainless steel sink, Formica counter top, mirror, handheld shower, shower grate, cabinet and storage shelves, fixed port and deck hatch.

The main salon table folds down, and when up, makes for a very spacious cabin. Of particular interest to families are the upper and lower berths in the main salon, allowing up to four kids or adults to sleep. There is plenty of storage behind the lower pilot berths. The dinette table folds up against the forward bulkhead. Hanging Brass Oil yacht lamp gives salon atmosphere. Forward and to port is a four-drawer bureau, shelf, and cabinet.  There is a wide quarter berth to starboard.  Good light and ventilation are provided by multiple ports, Dorade vent, deck hatches, and the companionway.  The interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

The U-shaped galley to port has storage galore, deep stainless steel sink near center line with a cold water hand pump, hot and cold pressure water with a 6 gallon, 110v AC/engine hot water heater, a large insulated ice box, a gimbaled 2 burner HilleRange propane stove and oven.

To starboard is a large forward-facing navigation station in front of the wide quarter berth.  There are additional storage drawers under and instruments outboard.

Autohelm ST4000+ auto pilot

Ritchie SP-5 steering compass on pedestal – 2 more on cockpit bulkhead

Signet wind original and no longer in use

Signet speed original and no longer in use

Raymarine depth & speed (new 20115)

Icom IC-M3240GPS VHF marine radio (new 2015)

Raymarine Multi-Function A Series Display/GPS

Displays speed over ground

Way points and routes for direction

Lat & Long position

Toolbars & soft keys

AM/FM/CD/Stereo radio



Brass clock

3 Batteries – 2 house & 1 starting (new 2020)

Battery parallel switch

Automatic battery charger

50’ 30 amp yellow shore power cord, with voltage adapters

12 volt DC electronic panel w/battery tester

110 volt AC panel w/circuit breakers

Anchor roller

Primary Fortress Anchor Guardian G 23 w/chain to nylon rode

Second anchor

Bow pulpit and stern rail

Stainless steel double lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates

Four mooring cleats

Dorade vent for head compartment

Four fenders with matching Sunbrella covers

Seven Thick dock lines

Flares, bell, horn, 2 fire extinguishers, wood plugs

First aid kit

7 Adult PFDs, 5 Child PFDs, 2 Throw Cushion

Stern rail mounted Life Sling

1 Horseshoe life ring

Automatic, inflatable MOB pole w/flag, whistle, light, sling seat, and drogue

Starboard flag halyard

Nav lights – Port and starboard running lights are up on the bow.  Stern light is mounted up on the stern rail.  The steaming light/deck light is on the front of the mast

Custom Cockpit cushions (2013)

Custom removable cockpit table

Boat hook

Long sturdy extra deep swim/boarding ladder

Teak toe rail

Sails & Rigging 

Race equipped yet very easy to single hand

Stainless steel rod standing rigging

Harken roller furling jib

Inboard and outboard genoa tracks



Dacron cruising main sail w/slab reefing

Dacron racing main sail w/3 reef points

Dacron roller furling 130% Genoa

Mylar Laminate 130% racing Genoa

Heavy air nylon spinnaker

Light air nylon spinnaker


Sail area:  639 sq. ft.

Aluminum Hall mast with double spreaders is keel stepped

Harken bridgedeck mounted mainsheet traveler

Hydraulic boom vang

Hydraulic backstay adjuster

Adjustable baby stay

Deck mounted spinnaker pole

2 Lewmar #48 three speed primary winches

1 Lewmar #42 two speed cabin top winch

1 Lewmar #40 self-tailing electric cabin top winch w/3 rope clutches

1 Lewmar #16 two speed cabin top winch w/3 rope clutches

2 Lewmar #30 two speed winches to port of mast

1 Lewmar #16 two speed winch to starboard of mast

1 Lewmar #30 self-tailing winch to starboard of mast

Locking & regular winch handles


Large Edson stainless steel steering wheel – manual cable and quadrant steering

16X12 two blade feathering prop on 1 1/8” stainless steel shaft

Extra 16×12 two blade feathering prop new in a box have for back up

Engine throttle, shift lever and wheel brake are on the steering pedestal

Engine emergency alarm

Engine emergency stop

Fresh water cooling

Pressure water for sink needs work, will not hold a seal

Primary and secondary fuel filters

Diesel fuel and stove shut off valves

Port & starboard propane lockers

The Jabsco manual head (2016) discharges to a holding tank.  The overboard discharge has been shut off

Emergency tiller

Manual bilge pump

Automatic bilge pump (2019)

1X Universal diesel engine

Raw water strainer

Two Deck brushes for cleaning deck

Epoxy moisture barrier coat

VC17 bottom paint (painted each year)

Canvas winter cover (2011)

Massive, custom steel cradle (2012)

Pearson and other operating manuals


Replaced all the inside boat cushions and covered themwith Sunbrella sail fabric. With the left over Sunbrella fabric we used that material to cover the four boat bumpers.


Canvas winter cover


Custom Cradle


Custom cockpit cushions


New Jib halyard


Raymarine depth & speed, Icom IC-M3240GPS VHF marine radio


New toilet


Added the Primary quality anchor – Fortress Guardian G-23, never used


New automatic bilge pump


1 new house battery, 1 new starting battery, Painted Bright work on all outside wood, Buff and wax sides of boat

Pearson yachts are known to be sensible but elegant, modern yet enduring.  Their beautiful light wood interiors are secured directly to a strong, performance hull.  This could serve you well as your family club racer and/or fast cruiser.

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.

Contact Information

  • 520 S WATER ST MILWAUKEE, WI 53204
  • 262-498-2969
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: By Appt
Ed Jirsa Cpyb
Ed Jirsa

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Special Yard Hours

Hours for the yard will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may call us at 847 336-5456 or email us at Schedule@larsenmarine.com. 

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