Doug Peterson, American yacht designer, Died at 71

Douglas Blair Peterson was born in 1945 and died on June 26, 2017.

He was an American yacht designer.

Starting with the One Tonner Ganbare in 1973, Peterson’s designs have pioneered many innovations in racing and cruising yachts.

During the mid-1970s, his designs dominated offshore racing events, with a string of winning high-profile IOR boats such as Ganbare, Gumboots, Kindred Spirit, Vendetta, Racy, Great Pumpkin, Petrified, High Noon, Anabelle Lee, High Roler, Country Girl ( Half Ton ), Louisiana Crude, Stinger, Checkmate, Eclipse, Yena, Rubin, Ragamuffin’, and Moonshine.

Douglas Blair Peterson passed away at 71 years old.