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Old 10-24-2007
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Pearson Yachts started in the late '50's and went under in 1991. By 1968 Bill Shaw was aboard as the chief designer. I know of no connection between Cal and Pearson in that period of time. Pearson did buy the molds and trade names for Cal and O'Day in the late 80's and probably made a few boats before the company was sold at auction in '91. Some investors did try to start a company they called Cal-Pearson in the mid-90's and did make maybe a dozen boats. Then they went belly up, too -- probably in 1997 or 1998. Everett Pearson then bought the name Pearson Yachts and TPI began making the True North powerboats. TPI of course made sailboats for a number of companies over the years.
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