Dosia is Sold

**ATTENTION** Dosia is sold but this page will remain up for a while to help potential 365 buyers! 🙂

Dosia under sail in Tonga - September 2009

Dosiafor sale priced at $ 75,000 US

Check out an evergrowing number of photos HERE!

Dosia in all her glory I think she's the most beautiful boat in the world

Looking forward from the transom. Looking down at the Stern.  Propane tank mounted in the center.

The bow with the Lighthouse Windlass, dual rollers and anchors.  Looking aft

Here’s a detailed Equipment List

Here’s a detailed Spares List

Here’s a detailed list of every repair and upgrade I’ve made to Dosia since I bought her. I’m still adding to this list as I remember things and as I complete even more projects. Just because I’m selling her doesn’t mean I’ve stopped working on her!

As much as it pains me to do so, here it is, the sale page for my beloved Dosia. If you want to know why I’m selling her, read my post here. Some general boat information can be found on the About the Boat page as well as some photos from the big project that made her what she is today. On these pages, I’ll go into more detail about what I’ve done to update and maintain Dosia in the last several years as well as an exhaustive list of spares that are included. Those lists are extensive and will show two things: why she is priced slightly above other Pearson 365’s on the market and why she is a unbelievable value for the money and priced well below what she is actually worth.

Dosia at anchor in a nice breeze.  Outside Marina Taina, Papeete, Tahiti Changing the masthead bulbs.  Teahupoo,Tahiti May 2009

Looking at the nav station from a little above.  You can see where the ipod plugs into the stereo system.  We can also pull out that wire and plug it into the computer when we're watching movies.  Movies sound great with the studio monitors inside! A shot of the galley

starboard side looking forward.  pilot berth above Port side Settee with cushions

The head...surprisingly large for this size boat!  Very comfortable and cozy. V-berth

LED lighting down below Rope lighting down the mast and on the left side behind the custom woodwork
First, a quick summary of Dosia.  She no longer looks like a Pearson 365…at least that’s what everyone tells me.  I get compliments on her constantly and it shocks people when I tell them she’s a 1980 model.  There’s a couple of things I did that keep her outside looking good with minimal work.  I did away with all the wood found on this model boat.  There is no need for exterior varnishing and even the SS polishing is kept to a minimum.  I also added a hard dodger and heavy gauge Barrett Bonded Windows (now called Rainier Industries Marine Windows) which give Dosia a truly finished look and do away with sagging sunbrella and cloudy windows.  I doubt you will find many people willing to spend $4700 on a dodger for a 36′ boat but I did and I’ve been more than satisfied with it.  My next boat will have a hard dodger as well.

Hard-Dodger hard-dodger-2 The-cockpit-speakers.  Everybody LOVES these things!

Inside, I tore out the entire port side of the boat and brought in a professional carpenter to build a custom backing.  This gave me the ability to form the settee into more of a conventional couch shape that is one of the most comfortable places to sit I’ve ever seen on a boat this size.  I also had him add several drawers and cabinets to the interior for additional storage.

Port Settee from Forward Storage behind Port Settee Port side Settee with cushions

My biggest regret during my entire ownership of Dosia is that I never got around to refinishing the interior.  My greatest weakness is varnishing and painting so I didn’t intend to do the job myself but I never found the time, place, or person I trusted to do the job for me so it remains undone.  I only ask that if who ever buys her deems the interior a worthy project please send me photos so I can see what I missed out on!

Some of the things I am most proud of were the structural reinforcements and changes I did to Dosia.  She has a new bow set up, as a bluewater cruising yacht should be, to carry two anchors ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice.

The completed bow with the Lighthouse windlass Looking up at backing plates inside chain locker

But the real secret lies beneath in the many layers of extra glass I added and the huge stainless backing plates I installed beneath the rollers and the Lighthouse windlass (check out that price here). Combine that with the 4/0 battery cable supplying the unit and you would pull the entire boat underwater before the rollers or the windlass gave out on you.  Check out the About the Boat page for a photo montage following the progress of the bow.  And the sailing.  I bet I would shock other P-365 owners with what I’m able to pull out of Dosia.  My Pacific crossing was 21 days (6 knot average) and I’ve seen 180 mile days on several occasions.  If you intend to do a lot of upwind sailing I do suggest a smaller headsail (I’ve got a 130% genoa up there) to help you point but downwind nothing works better than mizzen and genoa alone.  When you’re off the wind a bit and the main comes out, see how easy sailing can be with the Strong Track system and a raised Harken traveler.

The Harken Traveler system I installed

The best part is that this boat is a breeze to sail single handed. I still haven’t taught Margie to sail.  With the exception of dousing the spinnaker (my favorite sail of all time!) I do all of the sail handling myself.  And if I can do it, ANYONE can do it.

Pretty much the only things on Dosia that are original are the masts (with all new hardware), the top end of the motor, the fuel tank, and a few pieces of bronze structural hardware.  Everything else is new as of ’03-’09.

As you can see, I could go on and on about this boat all day and still barely touch the surface of what she’s made of.  So here’s the meat and potatoes in a nice organized list for you.  If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me.  Use the contact form on this website or, if you see from my latest blog entry that I may be away from internet or at sea somewhere, send an email to wdc8062 -at-

Many Photos HERE and many more to come



365lines plan365

LOA : 36′ 4″

LWL: 30′ 0″

BEAM : 11′  5″

DRAFT : 5′

DISPLACEMENT : 17,700 lbs

BALLAST : 7300 lbs

SAIL AREA : 615 sq ft

FUEL CAPACITY : 50 gallon tank + 8-five gallon jerry cans on board

WATER CAPACITY : 90 gallons into two 50 gallon flexible tanks

DESIGNER : William Shaw

BUILDER : Pearson Yachts, Portsmouth RI

YEAR : 1980 – complete rebuilt and refit 2002-2006

ENGINE : Westerbeke 40W Top End on a Perkins 4-108 Bottom End (complete rebuild including replacement of lower end in 2008) 44HP

CRUISING SPEED : Power 6.5 knots – max under Sail 7.5 knots (except surfing down waves with a current!)

FUEL CONSUMPTION : Approx 1/2 gallon per hour

RIG : Ketch rigged, keel stepped Main, deck stepped Mizzen

SAILS : new in 2005 from UK Sails, Asym. Spinnaker from FX Sails (new 2005 also)

MASTHEAD HEIGHT : 46′ above water

HEADROOM : 6′ 3″ except in some areas


Here’s a detailed Equipment List

Here’s a detailed list of every repair and upgrade I’ve made to Dosia since I bought her. I’m still adding to this list as I remember things and as I complete even more projects. Just because I’m selling her doesn’t mean I’ve stopped working on her!

Here’s a detailed Spares List

Make sure you check out the “Boat Sale” photo set in our Flickr Photostream