S/V Selkie: 1962 28′ Pearson Triton

Selkie is a Carl Alberg classic, full keeled with long overhangs and beautiful lines. She’s no spring chicken, but she’s strong; at least a few of her sisters have sailed around the world. She doesn’t have all the creature comforts of a 40’ Beneteau or an RV, but that’s not what we were looking for.  We were looking for something simple, ruggedly built, and beautiful.  We think we did well.

Previous owners have done a great job of beefing her up even further and modifying some of her characteristics. Follow this link for a full description of prior restoration efforts. You can also go to  Selkie’s Current Restoration page to see some of the upgrades we’ve been working on since we came into her life. We’ve also compiled a page of Pearson Triton specific information here.
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Specifications for Selkie, our Pearson Triton #418:

Hull Type:  Full Keel, cutaway forefoot Rig Type: Double Headsail Sloop (Bowsprit & Inner Forestay added)   Masthead Rig
LOA:  28’6″ LWL:  21’6″‘
Beam: 8’3″ Listed SA: 363 sq. ft.
Draft (max.)  4’6″ Draft (min.)  4.00′
Disp.  8400 lbs Ballast:  3019 lbs.
SA/Disp:  16.03 Bal./Disp.:  36%
Designer:  Carl Alberg
Builder:  Pearson Yachts (East Coast Built)
Construct.:  Fiberglass Bal. type:  Internal Lead
Year Built:  1962 Hull #  418 # Built:  ~600
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make: Westerbeke (Bukh built) Model:  Pilot 10
Type:  Diesel HP:  10
Water:  30 gals Fuel:  15 gals (we removed the 2nd 15 gal tank)
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about boats built by:  Pearson Yachts
More about boats designed by:  Carl Alberg


Photos Tour of Selkie

Ground Tackle

25 lb CQR

        60′ of 5/16″ Hi-Test Chain

        150′ of 1/2″ 3-strand nylon

22 lb Lewmar Claw (Bruce Knockoff)

        40′ of 5/16″ Mexican?? chain

        150′ of 1/2″ 3-strand nylon

Simpson-Lawrence Manual Windlass

Sail Inventory


Storm Trisail

Roller Furling Genoa

Storm Jib


Spare Hank-On Genoa