Lawson Yachts LLC
190 Lincoln Street
Hingham, Massachusetts, US, 02043
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1983 Pearson 303

location icon Marion, Massachusetts
Year 1983
Length 30 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Pearson Yachts

The Pearson 303, designed by William Shaw, is a comfortable, and solidly built family cruiser with shoal (4' 4") draft, Yanmar diesel engine, and wheel steering.  It features a remarkably spacious interior with berths for five.

DREAM ON was built in 1982 as a 1983 model.  She bears a 1983 hull number.  She has had good care and features a new dodger (2018), bimini (2020), roller-furling, newer sails, hot and cold pressurized water, shower, GPS/chartplotter, newer Raymarine i50 Tridata (knot/log/depth/water temperature), Raymarine i60 analog apparent windspeed/direction indicator, both instruments mounted on pods at helm, Magma propane barbecue grille, and automatic engine fire suppression system (2018).   DREAM ON has been hauled and shrinkwrapped, but she's easily available to be seen. She has had good care.


Year Built 1983
Category Sail
Length Overall 30'3 ft
Beam 10'11 ft
Max Draft 4'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID PEA71051M83D
Keel Fin Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 13 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 20 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 35 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 15 gal
Ballast 3,550 lb
Displacement 10,400 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 2GMF
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 13hp
Year: 1982
Engine Hours: 960

Sleeps five. V berth forward.  Enclosed head next aft to starboard with hot and cold pressurized water, vanity and shower. Raritan marine toilet new in 2014. A hanging locker is opposite to port.  Main cabin has settees port and starboard and a bulkhead-folding table with leaf. Galley is aft to port, quarterberth opposite to starboard. Green fabric covered V berth cushions. Blue fabric covered main cabin cushions. Curtains, rug.


The Galley features an Origo 4000 stainless steel non-pressurized alcohol two-burner stove, stainless steel sink (with new fixture 2021) with hot and cold pressurized water, and an icebox.  The icebox is fitted with a Sea Frost engine-driven coldplate refrigeration system that is not currently operational.


12 volt DC and 110 volt AC dockside systems.  12 volt system includes two 12 Group 27 marine batteries, battery selector switch, and breaker panel.  110 volt AC system includes a breaker panel, shore power cord, and 15 amp Guest charger/converter.

Electronics and Navigation

Garmin 210 chartplotter/GPS with card for Northeastern U.S., Standard Horizon VHF transceiver, Raymarine knotmeter/log/depth meters and apparent windspeed/apparent wind direction indicator, both mounted in pods at helm, Ritchie pedestal-mounted compass.

Hull and Deck

Skeg-mounted rudder.  Double lifelines with starboard boarding gate. Two overhead hatches, four fixed ports, four opening ports.  Stainless steel and teak transom-mounted swim ladder.

Sails and Rigging

Keel-stepped mast. Schaefer roller-furling system for headsail. DiMattia mainsail (2013?) in excellent condition with two sets of reef points, DiMattia 135% roller-furling genoa (2016?) in excellent condition. Older mainsail and jib. Two Lewmar #40 two-speed genoa sheet winches. Two mast-mounted Lewmar #16 halyard winches. Preventer.

Additional Inventory

Dodger (2018), bimini (2020), Dual MXD AM/FM/CD stereo with two cabin-mounted speakers and two speakers that may be placed in cockpit.  Cockpit cushions, Edson varnished teak cockpit table and drink holder, Magma rail-mounted propane barbecue grille, automatic engine fire suppression system (2018), Hooker 13 anchor with chain and 100' nylon rode, mainsail cover, auto electric bilge pump, Whale manual bilge pump, two winch handles (1 locking), flag and staff, two fire extinguishers, 7 PFD's, four fenders, four docklines, Windex, horseshoe buoy.


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:  866-372-9451

Cell phone:  617-694-8455