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Pearson Triton
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5 5412 Fri September 11, 2009
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100% of reviewers $7,500.00 10.0












Description: Pearson Triton
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue November 25, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Pearson Triton's were the first production fiberglass boats and were way overbuilt. Full Keel, attached rudder, and classic salty Alberg design, created a sailboat that is still sailing today. This boat is listed as Sail Magazines top 100 classic cruisers, and Cruising World's best buy in used boats.
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Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat November 7, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is a beautiful glass boat by Carl Alberg. She is seaworthy and forgiving, an excellent cruiser and project boat!
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Review Date: Sat March 20, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Triton is a full keeled, fractional rigged (a few are masthead rigged) sloop with an attached rudder, a fairly big cockpit, and very traditional styling. The boat was heavily built and one of the first production fiberglass sailboats. Built for coastal cruising, the Triton has been used as a serious blue water boat after some upgrades. In the 1980s a man named Jim Baldwin completed a circumnavigation in his Triton "ATOM". End grained Balsa cored decks mean you should check carefully for rotted deck coring. Odds are pretty good you will find some somewhere. This isn't necessarily the end of the world though. Engine is normally a Atomic 4 gasoline engine. The condition of this is a huge factor in the boats value. Make sure it runs. Most listings seem to be in the 10,000 dollar range . Even more if there has been an engine upgrade. Much more solidly built than a boat of this size completed today. Blistering is supposedly less of a problem then boats from the 70s and early 80s. I had one or two small blisters on the bottom that were easily fixed at haul out.
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Registered: April 2002
Posts: 1
Review Date: Fri July 2, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The west coast (Sausalito, CA) boats are all glass and a bit
heavier-built than their east coast counterparts. My 1960 (hull no. 160) boat is better than new. A great boat.
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mcc4533
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Registered: September 2009
Location: Chesapeake City, Md.
Review Date: Fri September 11, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $7,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Well built, easy handling, reasonably priced
Cons: Tough engine access

I have had my triton, a 1965 model for 15 years, and have always been happy with it. The Atomic 4 can be troublesome, but is easily repaired, although it is a knucklebuster to get to. The cabin is comfortable for overnight cruising, but a bit sparce for long cruises. The boat is a real dream to sail, and is reasonably speedy for a boat of her age. The design dates from 1959, but Carl Alberg designs are pretty timeless classics. If you want a reasonably priced comfortable cruising or daysailing boat, the Triton is hard to beat.
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