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Price: $25,900
Brand: Pearson
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1966
Length: 32 ft.
Location: Buffalo, NY



1966 Pearson Vanguard 32

“Third Crib”

Broker’s comments:

This boat is beautiful! In every sense of the word, turnkey classic head turner!  Philip Rhodes designed the Vanguard--a classic beauty, yet out front in every way—graceful lines, traditional sheer, comfort, livability, overall value.  Third Crib was built for blue water cruising with a full lead keel, and many still sail off the Atlantic coast.  Shallow draft as compared to most heavy-ballasted boats—but with increased beam for more roominess.  High displacement ratio and ample ballast (4250 lb.) make her perfect for the Great Lakes: very stable and safe in heavy going, yet surprisingly nimble in light airs.  This boat has been used only in fresh water and has been continuously upgraded to yacht standards.

The extensive list of upgrades is impressive! The exterior is a gorgeous blue Awlgripped hull with white striping. The interior is spotless from the bilges to the headliner. New upholstery and varnished wood surround you in traditional luxury. The 4 cylinder reliable Universal Westerbeke diesel runs perfectly, has had all scheduled maintenance. Third Crib is a complete boat from the diesel to tiller (with pilot), to roller furling; she even has A/C and heat!  Roomy cockpit, abundant storage, wide deck walkways for safety when handling sails.  She will pass any survey in almost Bristol condition: every system and part is practically new (2017 survey available to qualified prospects).  Located at our Buffalo, NY marina, asking $29,700, far below replacement value! A must see for the sailor looking for a traditional style mini-yacht; it will not last long!

Boat Name
Third Crib

Designer: Philip Rhodes
Keel: Full

Always fresh water, never seen salt

LOA: 32 ft 7 in
Beam: 9 ft 3 in
LWL: 22 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Displacement: 10300 lbs
Ballast: 4250 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Universal Westerbeke 30 HP 4 cylinder
Year Built: 1996
Engine Model: M430A
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 518.4  (6/19)

Transmission: Hurth ZF 1996

Morse engine controls
Propeller: 3 blade Michigan prop, custom made for this boat

Upgraded shaft size for the torque of new diesel

Strong dripless shaft seal

Goodyear cutlass bearing new 2014

Electric oil change pump

Racor fuel/water separator

Intake strainer

Fresh Water Tanks: 20 New 316L SS New1998
Fuel Tanks: (12 Gallons) steel power coated New 1996

Groko valves

Accommodations and Comments

This beautiful Philip Rhodes design is hull number 340 out of the 404 that were built. The boat features the popular layout which features the galley on the port side with removable table. Pull out berth to port. Moving forward there is a private head and a large v-berth. All new interior cushions and featuring anti-microbial foam 2016!


Electrical and Mechanical Features

Engine access is very good through cockpit locker or interior hatches


Hull and Deck


Electronics and Navigation Gear

Sails and Rigging



Additional Gear



Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tim Finkle - Sales & Marketing Manager

Youngstown, NY


Phone: 860-917-5416

Tim joined RCR Yachts in February 2014.  He grew up in Youngstown, learning to sail in the Youngstown YC Jr. Sailing program.  After leaving the area to attend Connecticut College and then work in New York City for 8 years, he decided to move home and follow his passion for boating.  He actively races his J/70 “Junior” all over the country and locally as a member of the Youngstown Yacht Club.  He is the co-chair of the CanAm Challenge that hosts a one-design regatta each July at YYC.  Tim is working in all areas of the business, but has focused mostly on Sales, Marketing and various company projects. He works out of the Youngstown and Buffalo offices and lives in Lewiston with his wife Aly and kids Cole & Louise.