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What ever happened to USyacht?
As a previous co-owner of a 1983 US 27 I can tell you they were definitely NOT made from chopped glass. We installed through hulls, and new hatches so we cut into the boats hull and cabin top. The hull was actually quite thick(perhaps heavier than neccessary) as was the cabin top. The glass was definitely not chopper gunned, it was nice layers of glass cloth. The construction was actually better than we expected when we bought the boat. The problem with the US 27 was the timing. It came out after the Buccanneer line that was so poorly designed and the stigma Bayliner had on its sailboats followed.
Plus Bayliner decided to focus on the Capri power boat line they had just introduced.
Pearson actually bought the entire US Yacht line and produced them in an identical manner as Bayliner did, down to the fabrics on the interior. Pearson made them for one year, 1984. If you see a 1984 Pearson Triton, its a US Yacht.
The boats sail very well, and handle rough weather very well. The only problem we ever had was a leaky portlight(easily fixed).