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1979 Pearson 323

Madisonville, Louisiana


Pearson 323's were built to be safe, easy to sail, comfortable cruisers.  Briar Patch has a NEW FULL DODGER AND BIMINI (2018), NEW COCKPIT CUSHIONS, NEW HEAD (2016) and is now looking for a new home.  She was re-powered so, now equipped with a 2003 Volvo diesel engine.  These boats are considered very sturdy, with a solid fiberglass hull and skeg hung rudder.  Features like these and a shallow draft (4.5') make these boats perfect for a day on the lake or a long range cruise in coastal waters.  With a few upgrades and a touch of TLC (but not so much that you can't sail her right now) she could take you where you want to go.  Check out the blog of a previous owner! (link provided)

Basic Boat Info

Price: $15,000
Boat Name: Briarpatch
Make: Pearson
Model: 323
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Bill Shaw
Construction: Fiberglass
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 32 ft
Length Overall: 32'3 ft
Waterline Length: 27'6 ft
Beam: 10'3 ft
Max Draft: 4'5 ft
Displacement: 12,800 lb
Bridge Clearance: 45 ft
Ballast: 4,500 lb
Single Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 30hp
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers


Menette Burns
Whelton Marine Brokerage


Whelton Marine
700 Mariner's Plaza Drive, Ste 707
Mandeville, Louisiana, US, 70448

Galley & Saloon
  • Stainless Steel Sink w/Pressure Water
  • Fresh Water Foot Pump
  • Ice Box
  • Two-burner Alcohol Stove
  • Two-burner Coleman Propane Stove
  • Wall Mounted Teak Plate & Cup Rack
  • Hanging Wine Glass Rack
  • Starboard Dinette 
  • Port Settee
  • 5 Berths
  • V Berth forward cabin with built in drawer & cabinet
  • Settee port - single
  • Dinette conversion starboard - double
  • New Head
  • Folding Sink Cabinet
  • Handheld Shower w/Wall Mount
Electronics & Helm
  • Garmin GPS
  • Depth Finder
  • Pinnacle Mount Helm Compass
  • Pedestal Steering 
  • Teak Folding Cockpit Table & Beverage Holder
  • TV
Rigging, Sails, & Deck Gear
  • Mailsail
  • Hank on jib
  • Hank on storm sail
  • 2 - Lewmar 40 Cockpit Sheet Winches
  • 1 - Cockpit, Cabin Top Winch
  • Winch Handles
  • 1 - CQR Anchor
  • 1 - Danforth Anchor
  • Magma Kettle Propane Grill (rail mounted)
  • Type IV Horseshoe Buoy
  • Transom Mounted, Stainless Steel Swim Ladder
  • NEW Cockpit Cushions
  • NEW Cockpit Dodger and Bimini (2018)
Engine & Mechanical
  • 2003 Volvo 3 cylinder, 35 HP
  • Submersible Bilge Pump
  • 30 Amp Shore Power
  • Fresh water pump

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