Please watch the video tour linked within this listing. This Pearson has been professionally maintained and upgraded by a professional marina while under the care of its proud owner since 2012. The exterior brightwork shines, the canvas is in excellent condition, all systems operate well, and the overall experience aboard is roomy and comfortable. New equipment since 2012 includes: generator, fuel tank, holding tank, air conditioning, sails, LED interior lighting, inverter, canvas, Raymarine electronics package including chartplotter, radar, autopilot, and AIS, and interior upholstery. This is a lot of very nice cruising sailboat for a couple looking to not spend a lot of money.
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This 1988 Pearson 37-II sailing sloop is a comfortable long-distance cruiser for two people, weekend cruiser for four (with 2 sleeping on settee reconfigured into a double bed) or day cruiser for six or more. With a draft less than five feet, it’s ideal for shallow harbors in New England and the Chesapeake yet heavy enough (6,000 lbs. of ballast) to ride Atlantic rollers. Jib lines, main sheets and the main halyard run back to the cockpit so the boat can be sailed single handed. The traveler is conveniently located in front of the companionway and dodger and accessible from the cockpit. A large bimini covers the entire cockpit which keeps the helm out of the sun for most of the day. The bimini, on a 1” stainless frame, has withstood 30+ mph winds. The boat only uses half to two-thirds of a gallon of fuel per hour when motoring or motor sailing @ 1900 rpm.
There is plenty of storage space on Smedley Prize. The cockpit has two large lazarettes. Each has two shelves which run the full length of the lazarette. A large compartment under the forward berth provides additional storage for infrequently used items such as spare sails, sail bags and the emergency tiller.
The main engine is accessed from a) the starboard lazarette, b) behind the companionway or c) through a small door in the shower to reach the dip stick. The inverter and house batteries are in the starboard lazarette, and the generator is in the port lazarette.
The Pearson 37-II was nicknamed the “Condo” by designer Bill Shaw due to its large galley and the layout of the main salon. The main salon has a settee long enough to double as a berth for two adults. The table in front of the settee can be raised for dining or lowered to become a coffee table. A sleeping compartment forward has a raised double bed in the shape of a hexagon with a step on each side to climb into bed or access the storage compartments beneath it. In addition, this forward compartment has two clothes drawers, two closets and two storage bins under the mattress for dirty clothes or foul weather gear. Instead of a quarterdeck berth, this boat has a walk-in shower. The large galley includes a standard-size kitchen sink, two-burner electric cooktop, microwave, a chest-type refrigerator, and plenty of counter space. A generator provides AC power to run a coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, or an electric range. An inverter provides AC power for other small appliances and chargers. Lighting includes LED ceiling lights, some with a red option, counter-top and floor lights.
As far as we know, this boat has had three owners: the first lived in Texas and called the boat “Batman”. The second owners, retired Iowa farmers who lived in Punta Gorda FL, named the boat “Lady Lou” and sailed around Florida through the Bahamas to Maine twice. We purchased Lady Lou in 2012, transported it on a truck from Florida to Noank Village Boatyard, which made major repairs and upgrades (see below). Lady Lou was recommissioned “Smedley Prize” after Sam Smedley, the captain of a warship commissioned by Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. We cruised every year on Smedley Prize between the Chesapeake and Boston.
Home Port: Smedley Prize is on a mooring in the Mystic River owned by Noank Village Boatyard. Noank Village Boatyard did 100% of the maintenance and upgrades since 2012.
Upgrades / improvements
New equipment and major upgrades to Smedley Prize since 2012 are as follows:
Equipment original to boat: mast, boom, standing rigging, roller furlor, compass, refrigerator, microwave, floor and countertop lighting, sump pump, the three freshwater tanks, hot water tank and the AC and heating system.
Items on current worklist with Noank Village Boatyard: