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  • 34'
  • 1977
  • Holland, Michigan, United States
  • $22,694


truly great example of a fine classic in great condition with a nice list of upgrades.

This very stable, once fast boat has been converted into a very comfortable cruiser.



New wiring

New plumbing

13 sails all in great condition


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: PETERSON
  • Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
  • Model: 34
  • Model Year: 1977
  • YearBuilt: 1977
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 1/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 34' 0" (10.36m)
  • LWL: 28' 3" (8.61m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 11' 3" (3.43m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 3" (1.91m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: 33' 9" (10.29m)
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 10,800 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 18 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 12 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Atomic
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol

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!