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1977 Peterson 34

$22,694 USD

  • $22,694 USD
  • Fred Schmitt
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1977
  • Peterson
  • 34
  • Holland, Michigan, US
  • Sail
  • 34ft / 10.36 m
  • 11ft 3in / 3.43 m
  • Atomic 4
  • Inboard
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 2015-04-23
  • 2016-10-17
  • 2291063

A truly great example of a fine classic in great condition with many upgrades.

**This very solid, stable, well designed, once fast boat has been converted into a owner friendly, very comfortable cruiser. with AC/Heat.

NEW- 2013 or newer - Wiring, Plumbing, new bottom, custom canvas winter cover, blue tooth sound, 2015 two new self draining ports, head liner with halogen lighting.

  • Ac/Heat
  • Autopilot
  • New wiring
  • New plumbing
  • Sails are all in very good condition. 
  • New Bottom 2013
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Added features

New in 2013 custom winter canvas,

New blue tooth sound system

2015 two new self draining port

Head has been replaced

New head liner with halogen lighting

Spinnaker pole, boom vang and hydraulic back stay tensioner

Newer ICOM radio

Garman marina GPS

Signet wind and water instruments

Dripless shaft seal


Engine notes

  • A very reliable and quite Atomic 4 with fuel-miser main jet.
  • Electronic ignition.
  • 0.6 gallons per hour at cruise. 

Doug Peterson Design

In the early 70’s the young and brilliant engineer Doug Peterson of San Diego, a skilled sailor and racing yachtsman, works in the yacht design office of Skip Calkins, traditionally linked to Nat Herreshoff and Nik Potter's great designing school. Thanks to  the many victories  with “Legend” a yacht designed by Calkins and inspired to Herreshoff experiences , Doug elaborated the ideas of a lighter displacement level class , with short overhangs and long floating line . He dedicated a long time to the study of the lead keel and rudder blade and to a strong and easy building. Peterson at the age of 28 builds on a budget his first racer with the plan of taking part to the American selection for the One Ton Cup. Ganbare was built in the shipyard of  Carl Eichenlaub , famous for building the best Star racers. The limited budget allowed only  4  winches .The boat looked a lot smaller than the other one tonners, but the real difference is in the hull design . She won the selections and was shipped to Italy to take part to the One Ton Cup at that time the display window of the best racers in the world. Unfortunately the crew misunderstand the race instructions in the long race and Ganbare collected  a DNF .She won all the other 5 races of the race week, but it was not be enough to win the Cup, that will be won by Admiral Tino Straulino on Hydra a Dick Carter design . Straulino however has always declared that Ganbare was the real winner and the fastest boat.

Olin Stephens, who followed the races on a motor launch had to admit: “I never saw a boat that impressed me more”. Ganbare was sold immediately after the Cup to a famous Italian yachtsman who kept on winning every race for long time. Doug Peterson returned home with the order of 5 new designs!



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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Denison Yacht Sales - Holland

Eldean Shipyard 2150 South Shore Drive
Holland, Michigan, 49434