Pearson Yachts was a small manufacturer of fiberglass sailboats built in Bristol, Rhode Island founded by cousins Clinton and Everett Pearson in 1956. The company is one of earliest fiberglass sailboat ufacturers. The Carl Alberg designed Triton 28 launched at the New York Boat Show in January 1959 began the modern era of fiberglass production. The Pearson cousins left the company in the 1960s, and Bill Shaw became the chief designer. One of Shaw's most notable designs is the flush decked Pearson 40 ntroduced in 1977. Pearson filed for bancruptcy in 1991. TPI Composites, formerly known as lotson-Pearson, was co-run by Everett Pearson who owned the rights to the Pearson Yachts brandname. As of 2001, old molds laid abandoned at the former Portsmouth, Rhode Island yard.Now, Pearson Marine roup carries forward nearly half-century tradition of building premium-branded boats, which have included tchells eboats, thousands of J/Boats, a fleet of 44-foot offshore Sail Training Craft for the nited States Naval my, along with its own brands: Alerion Express Sailboats, True orth expedition cruisers and North Rip portfishing boats. son Marine Group is one of the world’s most experienced users of CRIMP for turing boats. This closed-system infusion process makes the most efficient use of aterials and liminates the release of volatile organic mpounds (VOCs) into the air during manufacturing and is just one aspect in a concerted program to protect our nment.