PearsonYachts built 707 Tritons from 1959 through 1967. It was this design, commissioned by Clint & Everett Pearson, that started Carl Alberg designing fiberglass yachts.

Some Tritons were built in Sausalito California. These west coast boats tended to have different rigs installed, adjusting the sail area for the boats' home waters. (see NETA Triton History)

The Triton was also built by Jou√ęt in France with a modified deck during the later part of this timespan.

The National Triton Association has copies of the original 1964 sales brochures.

See the Triton Restoration Page, The Restoration of Glissando, Triton # 381, and the Pegasus Project for information on keeping your Triton going.

Also, the New England Triton Association

Basic Specifications


28' 6"


20' 6"


8' 3"


4' 0"


3000 lbs

Total Displacement

7400 lbs

Sail Area

357 sq. ft.

Design and original equipment

ANCHOR: 12 lb. Danforth with 100' anchor line.

BALLAST KEEL: 3000 lb. lead casting, embedded and permanently encased and sealed in hull. The first several years of Bristol, RI-built Tritons had external ballast bolted to the hull, with the keel bolt heads covered in fiberglass.

BILGE PUMP: fixed, hand operated.

BLOCKS: Gibb or equal, Micarta shell with backeoilite bushed sheaves and stainless steel reinforced blocks.

BLOWER: Engine compartment, 12v electric.

BOOM:aluminum tear drop section, slotted for bolt rope, with sliding gooseneck, roller reefing standard.

CHAIN PLATES & BACK STAY FITTINGS: 1/8" x 1" monel securely fastened to hull. CLEATS: 2-8" mooring. ! mainsheet, 2 halyard, 1 downhaul, and 2 jib sheet cleats. All deck cleats through-bolted with nuts and washers.

COLOR: Hull and deck colors permanently molded in with variety of color selections. DECK HARDWARE: All bronze or stainless steel. Tarnish-resistant nickel-silver bronze alloy and chrome plate available as extra.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: 12-volt with 6 chrome-plated fixtures below and running, bow, and stern lights on deck.

ENGINE: Universal 30 H.P. with 12-volt 17-amp generator; copper water-jacketed exhaust line with Maxim silencer; tobin bronze shaft and 13 x 8 2-blade propeller, direct drive with cutless rubber stern bearing and flexible stuffing box. Volvo-Penta MD-1 Diesel available on application.

FUSES: All electric circuits individually fused.

GAS TANK: Capacity 26 gals., molded fiber glass with deck fill. Bristol, RI-built boats had a Monel tank installed in the starboard cockpit locker.

HALYARDS: 1/8" 7 x 19 stainless with 5/16" Dacron tails.

HANDRAILS: On Doghouse. Bronze brackets and round fiberglass rails each side. Bristol, RI-built boats had teak or mahogany rails bolted to the coachroof.

HULL, DECK, TANK, HATCHES, FLOORS, SINK, COUNTERS, ICE BOX: One-piece fiberglass laminate of highest quality with colors integrally molded in.

ICE BOX: 8 cu. ft. capacity, all fiber glass construction, insulated.

INSTRUMENTS: Ammeter and oil pressure gauges in cockpit.

MAST: Extruded aluminum, elliptical section 3 1/2" x 5" x 35' long.

MAST TANGS: Stainless steel.

PLATES, DECK: Bronze gas fill and 4" deck plate on fore deck.

PLUMBING: Bronze and nylon fittings with plastic pipe.

RIGGING: 1 x 19 stainless steel with swaged fittings.

RUDDER: Mahogany with bronze stock and xxxxxins.

SCUPPERS: 2-11/4" in cockpit, 2-3/4" deck drains.

SHEETS: 3/8" spun dacron main sheet.

TANKS: Water-fiber glass: capacity 38 gals. Fuel-fiber glass: 26 gals.

THROUGH-HULL FITTINGS: Bronze, unique design countersunk for flush fit.

HEAD: Raritan, mechanical with sea cock on discharge.

TURNBUCKLES: 8-drop forged bronze Jaw & Jaw.

WINCHES: bronze Merriman, 2-No. 2 jib sheet; 1-No. 1 jib halyard.

PORTLIGHTS: 2 large doghouse windows each side; 5 closed deadlights with bronze frames inside and out; 1 bronze opening portlight in head. All small ports on Bristol, RI-built boats are opening design.

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