Proudly serving the boating community since 1972

« Back to Search Print


Price: $8,000
Brand: Pearson
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1975
Length: 30 ft.
Location: Lorain OH
Name: French Toast



Brand: Pearson Yachts

Type:  Cruising Sailboat

Year: 1975

Length: 30 feet

Name: French Toast

Location: Lorain, Ohio


Broker’s Comments

The Pearson 30 has a well-deserved reputation for being an easy and enjoyable boat to sail.   She has a PHRF-Lake Erie handicap of 174 seconds per mile, which indicates a respectable speed potential for a family cruiser or a daysailor.   Pearson 30s have been and continue to be raced at various yacht clubs on the Great Lakes and elsewhere in North America.  It is a coastal cruiser.   The Pearson 30 was not designed to be an ocean cruiser but can be safely sailed with judicious reefing when the winds climb over 15 knots.

The Pearson 30 has berths for as many as six adults but is more suited for two couples or a husband and wife with children.   The boat can be easily sailed by a couple or single handed.  Head room and storage is good for a 30’ boat.   The 30 horsepower engine has more than adequate power for times when the wind dies.   Pearson 30s are known for having a better than average construction.   She was a very popular boat that had a long production run.   By the time she was replaced by the newer Pearson 303 in 1980, over 1,000 boats had been sold.

French Toast has been well maintained by its current owners and is in good condition.   Her attractive hull has the original Robin’s Egg Blue gelcoat.   Her general appearance inside and out is much better than most other sailboats of a similar age.   She is a fresh water Great Lakes boat, which is a big advantage over saltwater boats in terms of condition.   The current owners are being forced to sell because of health issues.

Specifications and Equipment

Boat Name
French Toast

General Specifications
Builder: Pearson Yachts
Designer: Bill Shaw

Model: Pearson 30

Year:  1975

Type of Boat:  Sloop rigged cruising sailboat
Keel: Lead fin
LOA: 29 ft 9 in
Beam: 9 ft 6 in
LWL: 25 ft 0 in
Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 8320 lbs

Displacement to Length Ratio: 238

Sail Area: 444 sq. ft.

Sail Area to Displacement Ratio: 17.3
Ballast: 3560 lbs
Headroom: 5 ft 10 in

Hull Number: 759 out of 1,000 built

Hull Identification Number: PEA48705M75D

Engine and Drivetrain
Engine Make: Atomic Four

New starter in 2019
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Engine Power: 30 HP

Fuel Tank: 22 gallons

Propeller:  2 blade fixed
Tiller steering

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

West Marine fixed mount VHF radio

Depth gauge

Garmin GPS 

Hull and Deck

Hull has original Robin’s Egg Blue gelcoat which is in good condition

All deck fittings removed and potted with West System epoxy (2009)

Bottom stripped and two barrier coats applied (2012)

Bottom painted with VC 17 Offshore

Doyle semi-battened mainsail with 1 reef point (2011)

Doyle 155% genoa (2011)

Shore Sails gennaker with sock (2011)

Sloop rig

Aluminum mast and boom

Soft vang

Harken Cruising headsail furler with pre-feeder

2 Stainless Lewmar #8 winches on cabin top

2 Stainless Barient #16 winches on coaming

2 Chrome self-tailing two-speed Harken #32 winches on coaming


Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Stainless steel sinks in galley and head

Pressure water system

Alcohol stove with two burners

Ice box

Electrical Equipment

Battery charger

Two 12 volt batteries (2019)

12 volt system

Shore power inlet

120 volt system

Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo system with six speakers

Outside Equipment
Stainless steel swim ladder on the stern

Lifesling on stern rail (2019)

BBQ grill on stern rail

Mainsail cover
Genoa cover

Winch covers

Tiller cover

BBQ grill cover

Winter boat cover


Additional Equipment

Two fire extinguishers, one in cockpit and one in saloon

USCG required safety equipment

Danforth type anchor with 5’ chain, 150’ nylon line

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Dave Regnet - Sales & Brokerage

Sandusky, Ohio


Phone: 419-202-0201

Dave Regnet learned to sail when he was 8 at summer camp on Lake Chautaugua. He returned 7 more summers because sailing (and teaching others to sail) became his passion. Dave grew up in Buffalo where he has been active in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club since the early 1980s. In 2007, Dave moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and became active in the Lake Grapevine Sailing Club. Returning north in 2010, Dave and his wife, Rebecca, joined the St. Marys Boat Club located on Grand Lake St. Marys. He was club champion in 2017. Dave’s retirement from over 30 years in manufacturing, sales management, and plant operations allows him to pursue his passion for boating by adding value to buyers and sailors alike in the Sandusky area of Lake Erie.