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1965 Pearson Alberg 35

Cataumet, Massachusetts


Reportedly 280 Alberg 35's were built between 1961 and 1967. They have capably served as family cruisers, weekend racers, and offshore voyagers and have sailed all over the world.

HELIOS is hull #185. She has had excellent care for much of her life.  For many years, under prior ownership, she was THE boat to beat in the annual FIGAWI Race.  Ask anyone who has ever participated in a FIGAWI race, and chances are high he/she has been beaten by HELIOS and remembers it. HELIOS' current owners purchased her in 2018 and have used her only for daysailing. They have not kept up with exterior cosmetics.  The exterior teak needs to be completely refinished, and the deck needs to be sanded and painted.  The current owner discarded the foam for the interior cushions and kept the fabric covers. Sails have been updated,  The engine was replaced in 2000, the mast and step were new in 2001.  The interior has a number of nice custom touches, and the boat has an upgraded electrical system.

HELIOS is currently on her mooring in Red Brook Harbor, Cataumet, MA on Cape Cod and may be easily seen.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: HELIOS
Make: Pearson
Model: Alberg 35
Year: 1965
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Pearson Yachts
Designer: Carl Alberg
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 000000000185
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 35 ft
Length Overall: 34'9 ft
Waterline Length: 24 ft
Beam: 9'8 ft
Max Draft: 5'2 ft
Displacement: 13,300 lb
Ballast: 5,300 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3GM30F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 1500


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 36 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 9 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop, Racers


John L. Procter, CPYB
Lawson Yachts LLC


Lawson Yachts LLC
190 Lincoln Street
Hingham, Massachusetts, US, 02043

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Sleeps six. V berth forward, athwartships head with shower next aft. Jabsco marine toilet was replaced in 2015 along with all sanitation hoses. Main cabin features U-shaped dinette to port with in-line galley to starboard. Quarterberths both port and starboard. Varnished butternut ceilings line cabin along inside of hull. Varnished teak trim. Teak and holly cabin sole. Burgandy Sunbrella berth cushion covers. Current owner discarded the foam. Custom cabinet mounted on aft port bulkhead in main cabin. Custom raised panel solid teak doors.


Inline galley features 12 volt Isotherm refrigerated icebox, Origo 3000 two-burner gimbaled alcohol stove, hot and cold pressurized water system, also a manual galley pump.


12 volt DC system with three 12 volt Group 31 AGM batteries.  Two were replaced in 2019, the third in 2022. Two Blue Seas breaker panels, one with amp and volt meters. 100 watt Solar Synergy solar panel with Sun Force 30 amp solar 30 amp controller. Two Blue Seas battery selector switches (2008). All lights below have been converted to LED, also the nav/tricolor lights and anchor light.

Electronics and Navigation

Garmin GPSmap 7610 chartplotter (2016) mounted in Navpod on pedestal guard, Raymarine i70 control head and wheel pilot (2016), Signet SL 267A knotmeter/log, Signet SL 172 depthsounder, Garmin depthsounder that communicates with Garmin 7610, Standard Horizon Eclipse GPS Model GX1400GPS VHF radio transceiver (2020), ACR RLB-41 EPIRB, Kelvin White Constellation 6" pedestal-mounted compass.

Engine and Mechanical

Yanmar 3GM30F three cylinder fresh-water-cooled 27 horsepower diesel was installed in 2000.  Injectors were rebuilt and exhaust elbow replaced in 2014.  Engine mounts were replaced in 2015. Starter replaced in 2018. Racor fuel filter. Groco sea water strainer.

Hull and Deck

Long full keel with cutaway forefoot and attached rudder. Newer rudder. White topsides (original gelcoat), white decks with tan contrasting nonskid. Red bottom and cove stripe, gold boot stripe. Bottom sodablasted in 2015, after which two coats of Interprotect were applied, then two coats of Micron CSC.  Lofrans Project 1000 12-volt anchor windlass with vertical capstan and gypsy (2009) with wired remote control (windlass motor replaced in 2018). Edson pedestal wheel steering. Stainless steel anchor roller. Custom teak sliding companionway and forward hatches. Bronze cowl vent on aft deck. Bronze dorades with varnished teak boxes. Midship cleats. Four bronze-frame opening ports. Padeye on foredeck for attachment of staysail.

Sails and Rigging

Deck-stepped Selden aluminum mast (2001), Stainless steel standing rigging with Sta-Lok end fittings, Harken roller-furling unit for headstay. Sail inventory includes: .75 oz. tri-radial spinnaker (boat not rigged for spinnaker), 90%, 100%, and 170% roller-furling genoas, 2000 Doyle 120% genoa, 2007 Harding Pentex mainsail with two sets of reef points, 2010 Harding staysail with Facnor FX1500 continuous line roller-furler unit, 2007 135% Harding Pentex genoa, and 2015 Sperry 70% laminate heavy weather roller-furling jib. Winch inventory includes two Barient #28 self-tailing primary winches, two Lewmar #30 self-tailing winches and one mast-mounted #16 self-tailing halyard winch. Rodkicker boom vang. Carbon fiber whisker pole. Mainsheet traveller mounted on aft deck.

Additional inventory

Sperry burgundy Sunbrella cockpit dodger (2016), Harding burgundy Sunbrella mainsail cover, tan Sunbrella custom closed-cell cockpit cushions, 45 lb. Manson Supreme anchor with 75' chain and 300' 9/16" nylon rode, also two Danforth-type anchors. Top Climber mast climbing system. Electric bilge pump (2018), high water alarm (2018), Whale Gusher MK3 manual bilge pump, Forespar outboard motor hoist. ACR ditch bag including ACR RLB-41 EPIRB (battery may be expired) and flares (may be expired). Sony model CDX-M50IP AM/FM/CD/Aux receiver w/speakers. Bulkhead-mounted inclinometer. Jacklines. Lifesling with hoisting tackle, horseshoe buoy. Set of Maptech Chartkits including Block Island to Canada, New York to Nantucket, Norfolk to Florida, Floridea, Bahamas, and Dominican Republic to Spanish Virgin Islands. Maptech Embassy Cruising Guides including: New England Coast, Block Island Sound to Cape May, Chesapeake Bay to Florida, and Florida. Weems & Plath bulkhead-mounted clock and barometer. Spare tiller. Miscellaneous engine spares including belts and filters, and raw water pump. Outboard motor mount. Swim ladder. Spare bronze rudder shoe. Spare toilet pump assembly. Five docklines, four fenders, fenderboard, windscoop, two spotlights. 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Contact Information

For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:

Office:  781-749-1645

Toll-free:  781-214-3632

Cell phone:  617-694-8455


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