1966 Pearson Vanguard 32

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Class Power
Category Other
Year 1966
Make Pearson
Length 32'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Buffalo, NY

Boat Name Third Crib

Specs Designer: Philip Rhodes Keel: Full

Always fresh water, never seen salt

Dimensions LOA: 32 ft 7 in Beam: 9 ft 3 in LWL: 22 ft 4 in Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in Displacement: 10300 lbs Ballast: 4250 lbs

Engines Engine 1: Engine Brand: Universal Westerbeke 30 HP 4 cylinder Year Built: 1996 Engine Model: M430A Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Engine Hours: 518.4  (6/19)

Transmission: Hurth ZF 1996

Morse engine controls Propeller: 3 blade Michigan prop, custom made for this boat

Upgraded shaft size for the torque of new diesel

Strong dripless shaft seal

Goodyear cutlass bearing new 2014

Electric oil change pump

Racor fuel/water separator

Intake strainer

Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 20 New 316L SS New1998 Fuel Tanks: (12 Gallons) steel power coated New 1996

Groko valves

Accommodations and Comments

This beautiful Philip Rhodes design is hull number 340 out of the 404 that were built. The boat features the popular layout which features the galley on the port side with removable table. Pull out berth to port. Moving forward there is a private head and a large v-berth. All new interior cushions and featuring anti-microbial foam 2016!


  • Large insulated Fridge Freezer-Adler Barbour-12v
  • Sink with Hand pump cold water
  • Two burner Propane gimbaled stove with solenoid and new hoses
  • Microwave oven 2016
  • Ample storage spaces
  • All the drawers are west system sealed

Electrical and Mechanical Features

Engine access is very good through cockpit locker or interior hatches

  • 2-12v batteries with switch
  • WC40 Smart battery charger with monitor station in mahogany frame
  • 110v shore power with 50 cord
  • Mermaid Air Conditioning w/water pump and heat coil-heat may be used on land
  • Cockpit engine control panel with tachometer, oil pressure and voltage
  • Manual cockpit bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump-3 way switch RULE and Rule float switch
  • Manual bilge is Whale Gusher
  • Band new Ash Mahogany Tiller steering, varnished tiller, re-chromed rudder head and tiller cover
  • 4 Bronze reading lights
  • 2-Weams and Plath gimbaled oil lamps 1 spare chimney
  • Map light red/white over the galley
  • 2 LED battery lights-pop lights
  • Cabinet for wine glasses
  • 3 drawers under pilot berth
  • Storage under microwave
  • Storage under Stove


Hull and Deck

  • Third Crib has a large cockpit with ample room for the crew. The side decks are wide and easy to navigate. The hull is painted Awlgrip blue with a white boot stripe and deck and cabin is white Awlgrip.
  • Deck stepped mast so no water coming down to the bilge
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Teak cockpit coamings, toerail and handrails all sanded and high gloss varnish-Epiphanes
  • Dodger-new 2013-reinforced in high stress areas
  • New Double lifelines with SS bow pulpit and stern rail, all stanchions removed and rebedded with SS backing plates
  • Companionway screen door
  • Teak Flag pole w/flag
  • 6-chrome Dorade cowl vents
  • 1-Deck hatch
  • Custom Swim ladder
  • 2 Dorades in custom teak boxes
  • Maxwell VWC1200 electric windlass-with foot controls (spare boots) and a corded remote in cockpit
  • 170 of galvanized chain goes through bottom of windlass
  • 33#Bruce anchor on bow roller
  • Custom made 316SS anchor roller with Windline marine 4x31/2 Marithane roller trimmed to fit the teak base
  • 2-Custom
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.
Contact Information

Third Crib is available for viewing by calling RCR Yachts. Contact RCR Yachts listing broker: Tim Finkle 860-917-5416 timfinkle@rcryachts.com


Nominal Length
Length Overall
Total Power 518hp
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1966 Pearson Vanguard 32

Brokers comments:

This boat is beautiful! In every sense of the word, turnkey classic head turner!  Philip Rhodes designed the Vanguard--a classic beauty, yet out front in every waygraceful lines, traditional sheer, comfort, livability, overall value.  Third Crib was built for blue water cruising with a full lead keel, and many still sail off the Atlantic coast.  Shallow draft as compared to most heavy-ballasted boatsbut with increased beam for more roominess.  High displacement ratio and ample ballast (4250 lb.) make her perfect for the Great Lakes: very stable and safe in heavy going, yet surprisingly nimble in light airs.  This boat has been used only in fresh water and has been continuously upgraded to yacht standards.

The extensive list of upgrades is impressive! The exterior is a gorgeous blue Awlgripped hull with white striping. The interior is spotless from the bilges to the headliner. New upholstery and varnished wood surround you in traditional luxury. The 4 cylinder reliable Universal Westerbeke diesel runs perfectly, has had all scheduled maintenance. Third Crib is a complete boat from the diesel to tiller (with pilot), to roller furling; she even has A/C and heat!  Roomy cockpit, abundant storage, wide deck walkways for safety when handling sails.  She will pass any survey in almost Bristol condition: every system and part is practically new (2017 survey available to qualified prospects).  Located at our Buffalo, NY marina, asking $34,500, far below replacement value! A must see for the sailor looking for a traditional style mini-yacht; it will not last long!

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