This Site Provides Online Information for the Pearson 36-2, S/V Kinsale

Basic Specifications

Designer Bill Shaw
Hull # 92
First Year 1985
Last Year 1990
LOA 36.5
LWL 29.6
Beam 12.3
Disp 15,000
Draft 6.5
Ballast 5,800

Main Area 297
For Tri 363 
I 47.1
J 15.4
P 41.0
E 14.5
Eng Diesel, Yanmar
FWC - HM35F 30HP

Sail Area 660 


Hull Speed 7.29
SA/D 17.4 
D/L 258 
BR 39% 
L/B 2.97
LWL /B 2.41 
OR 19% 
CSF 2.00 
MCR 25.7
PHRF 129
M/F 0.82

Kinsale Additional Specifications

This classic from Pearson Yachts is ideal for cruising or day sailing. Bill Shaw designed her to give excellent performance in a wide range of conditions. The Pearson 36-2 is known for her modern lines, terrific tracking and easy motion in a building breeze. Highly recommended to those seeking a comfortable full-size cruiser with very forgiving sailing characteristics.  The Pearson 36-2 is an outstanding cruising design. A solid, reliable boat that's a pleasure to sail either short-handed or with a crew, the P36-2 also benefits from a very comfortable and extremely well fitted out living space. The Pearson 36-2 is an attractive design with the features of a larger boat. The interior is spacious, light and well ventilated. Large stateroom and head are located aft. Galley and head offer hot/cold pressurized water. Kinsale is equipped with Edson wheel steering, a fresh-water-cooled Yanmar diesel, roller-furling, and good sails. She is superbly equipped for live-aboard cruising or racing. Isomat mast & boom, heavy duty rigging, dodger, B&G autohelm, AGM battery system. Lewmar self tailing winches, Furuno radar, quality electronics, stall shower, propane, hot water and much more. Kinsale (My family's homeland in Ireland) is a 1985, Bill Shaw designed Pearson 36-2 performance cruiser. 


  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Propane stove with oven
  • 8 cu ft ice box with molded shelves
  • Hot and cold pressure water system
  • Excellent storage


  • Pedestal mounted compass
  • Datamarine depth sounder, wind & boat speed
  • B& G autopilot
  • Furuno Nav Net 1722 System, 2002 chartplotter/GPS/16mi radar with display in a helm pod or at nav station.
  • C-map NT chip for plotter
  • VHF radio
  • Stereo system


  • AC and DC Electrical systems
  • Battery charger
  • Shorepower cord
  • 110 volt outlets in each cabin
  • Circuit panels and main battery switch


  • 2 Mainsails, 1 Tri-Radial 2 full battens new 08, 1 older utility main. 
  • 2 Genoas, 1 Tri-Radial 135 new 08, 1 150% utility genoa
  • Lazy-Jacks


  • Lewmar #52 ST genoa winches
  • Lewmar # 30 ST main sheet winch
  • Double lifelines with gate
  • Swim ladder
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Harken roller furler
  • Dodger
  • Cockpit table, teak
  • Teak toe rail
  • Eight opening ports
  • Outboard motor crane on radar mast
  • Danforth anchor
  • 45 lb CQR anchor, chain and 200' rode


  • Sole revarnished in 2005
  • 5 life vests
  • Boom Vang new 2005