The Sea Pearl 21 has been built by Marine Concepts in Tarpon Springs, FL since 1982 with several evolutionary improvements over the years. A new one now, with these included options and gear, would price at $26,000 or more.
The boat rigs in minutes, sails in all conditions, and can be easily sailed single handed. With roomy aft and center cockpits it can hold a crew of 6 or more for daysailing.
With retractable leeboards and rudder it cruises just fine in thin water (2.5 ft. draft with boards down, 6 inch draft with boards up), AND, can even sail onto the beach!
At only 700 pounds it sails effortlessly in light winds, and is easily towed by a compact car. With unlimited reefing and tanks for water ballast it also sails safely in heavy winds and seas.
The unstayed cat-ketch rig means no stays to wrestle with when rigging, and also provides for safe and effortless wing on wing down-wind sailing.
The convertible cabin transforms the boat from roomy daysailer into a weekender.
With the tilting trailer, it can be launched from the beach as well as a ramp.
For more details of the Sea Pearl 21 go to: http://www.marine-concepts.com/specs-and-features.html
Shadow is a 2006 Sea Pearl 21 with more extras than any SP you've ever seen. I love to work on boats and she has received months of detailed refurbishing, refinishing, and marlinspike touches - and it was already in great shape when I bought it! She has always been stored under cover so even the gelcoat looks good without crazing or chalking. (In full disclosure, there are some scratches from normal use) Though all the teak was varnished, I stripped all the coatings off, bunged all the screw holes from previous owner's "gizmos", fine sanded everything and coated it all with dozens of coats of Deks Olje #1 and more Deks #2 on some brightwork - making Shadow a gorgeous boat to look at and much easier to maintain than varnish or even Cetol.
But that's just the beginning. In April 2015 she returned to Marine Concepts and had the cockpit enlarged 8" wider and 4" longer with a new larger convertible cabin - only 2 or 3 of all the 400+ Sea Pearls have this. The larger convertible cabin makes it much easier for two people to move around inside. It nearly doubles the volume and especially gives more shoulder room when sitting inside or trying to turn over on a mattress while camping. The teak rim adds more eye candy.
I also took all the fittings off the boat and polished or replaced all the metal parts, re-varnished the tiller, and designed and fabricated the custom seat and foot rest for ease of rowing.
If you are interested, I have hundreds of photos of the process.
The boat came to me with a very nice, low-hour, long-shaft Honda 2-hp four-stroke outboard which I had professionally serviced in 2016 just because I never used it. Instead, I use the beautiful 10' Shaw & Tenney spoon blade oars.
The Sea Pearl 21 moves so easily that you can row several miles without significant effort.
I know this from personal experience - what can I say, the wind died.
I've done 3 miles in 50 minutes and I'm approaching my 7th decade!
But wait! There's more!
The sails are one of three sets ever made (that I know of) of expensive Doyle racing vertical-batten radial cut sails that were designed for the SP21 to use in the endurance sailing Everglades Challenge race that occurs in March every year.
These have a much more efficient shape than the stock sails, plus they are stiffer and hold their shape better.
The mizzen also has a masthead loop and halyard pocket if you wanted to add a staysail for those long light-air reaches.
There's no luff flutter on these!
The mizzen is sheeted forward on the boom to make it much easier to handle both sheets without spinning around in the cockpit. It's more intuitive than the stock setup.
If I had to list all the features and extras on this boat in paragraphs, I'd have to write a book so I'll just list them here:
Continental Galvanized trailer w/ 2 speed winch
Fulton tongue hinge (the front of the trailer folds so it will fit in a standard garage)
Convertible Center Cabin with screens and closures at both ends and windows port and starboard.
Tonneau cockpit cover for trailering
Two traveling sail covers
Full heavy-duty storage cover
2 x sailbags by Doyle
4 x cockpit cushions (new 2016)
3x throwable cushions
Bow & stern navigation lights
Custom hardwood rowing seat and foot riser
Douglas angled bronze oarlocks
10' Shaw & Tenney spoon-blade oars with indexed D-sleeves
Second ~100' anchor line
>30' dock line
Spare ~40' braided sheet line
Drogue line (for high-wind downwind sailing)
Assorted other spare lines
Manual signal horn
Small can air horn
Two 18' mizzen masthead streamers
Mainmast masthead fly
Mainmast low fly (like on a Laser)
Spare masthead fly blade
Large Inflatable fender
Manual bilge pump
Hand bailer and sponge
Small First Aid kit
4 x hand flares
Mizzen mast mount for Garmin GPS
(Garmin GPSmap 78sc available but not included)
4 x bilge storage trays
Spare stern cockpit plug
I could go on for a very long time talking about the virtues of both the Sea Pearl 21 and this particular Sea Pearl and all its unique features. Leave it to say, this boat is in great condition and packed with extra equipment, features, and ease-of-sailing improvements. It is not only turn-key ready; it is ready for someone who wants to try the Everglades Challenge in FL, the Blackbeard Challenge in NC or some other endurance sailing event like them. (Google the names and be impressed!)
Shadow is ready for it, are you?
I have many, many more photos than can be shown in this ad. Please contact me with any specific questions or requests for details.
Shadow is currently located near Nashville, Tennessee. I will be in NW Florida between November 9th and 16th and can trailer Shadow there is someone wanted to view her there.