Monday, July 11, 2005

1965 Pearson 28 Hard Top Express Cruiser



This was a nice, comfortable boat. The flare to the bow was so exaggerated that she was incredibly dry and it seemed the worse the seas, the nicer she rode. All glass (even the engine stringers), she was as solid as the rock of Gibraltar, and probably heavy as it as well; the single Chrysler 250 couldn't get it up on a plane without overheating. My cousin owned one with twin Chryslers; it planed very nicely. She originally came with a single Chrysler 210 hp, and was also available with twins. 6+' headroom below, and berths that even I could fit in comfortably. We kept her in Long Island Sound (Norwalk, CT) for 15 years or so, where we cruised extensively as far East as Block Island, and even made the trip West to the Big Apple and then North, all the way up the Hudson to Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain with her. We recently learned that she was reborn and lived in Texas for a while. After refitting her, and cruising around Galveston Bay, he put her up for sale in 2007, and that's when I lost track of her.

Here's a shot of her soon after we bought her. No radar, fiberglass spray curtains still on the cockpit rails. Teak handholds not yet installed on the hard top.

7 comments:

snowman55 said...

I think that your boat is back up for sale in texas. I did a google search for "1965 pearson express cruiser" and came up with you and the link for the one for sale. Looks and sounds identical and it came from CT. I own one too and love it. It's like a camper on the water.

Anonymous said...

Trying to sell a boat the same model and year any ideas on price?

classicboater said...

Hello thought i eould give a little insite on this i bought a 1965 that was originally from ct. I got it off a boat sales site out of Texas had it shipped back to nj. And started doing extensive research and work to restoring her back the her glory . I have all info even down to the original purchase price. I wonder if in fact thid is your boat. She is fitted with a Chrysler 440 motor when i got her. What is your name and town you had her titled in? If its yours i would like for you to come join in on her new launch into the water very soon.

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Admin said...

Yes, it's my old TROMBENIK, I'm sure. CG documentation number 599513. It had a Chrysler 250 HP in it. Original engine was a Chrysler 215 HP. Last photos I saw (from the Texas listing), it still had the cushions in the V berth that my wife had made. I would love to be at the relaunch! email me at trombenik-at-comcast.net and I'll respond directly to you. The boat came from NJ originally. I bought it at Forked River Marine Mart, and the original owner was named Jalbert.

classicboater said...

This is too cool . Im sorry im getting back late i been getting it ready the relaunch is july 1st in elkton Maryland. If by chance you cant make it for that i would love for you to come and visit anytime and ill let you take your old girl for a cruise again. If you would like to chat feel free to call. Im Joe by the way. My # is 856-340-0657

Skip said...

Beautiful classic boat. Have to sell mine before restoration is complete. new engine 1995 OMC 302 V8 direct drive. Just re-finished bottom 4 coats West system epoxy. Sits on Load Rite triple axle trailer in New Hampshire. My phone 603-434-0293