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“Ganbare” – 1972 Doug Peterson Sloop – EUR 55000 SOLD


Ganbare, the famous one tonner  of  Doug Peterson is an unforgettable milestone of the yachting history  : Like America and  Dorade ,Ganbare of 1973  changed the yacht design, and since then the racing yachts (but also the cruisers) took inspiration from her hull. It is a very simple and small boat built on budget, but her easy lines, and her light and strong construction marked the step. Winning the One Ton Cup of 1973 against the S&S and Carter’s masterpieces, she  was admired by every yachtsman and designer. Since that race, Ganbare won in Mediterranean sea  an extraordinary number of races both in her level class and in handicap races. Perfectly , I should say maniacally restored, she is more perfect than ever in her life ,and she is for sale for half the cost of her refit.

1972 Doug Peterson Sloop

  • Year: 1973
  • Current Price: EUR  55,000 
  • Located In Tuscany, Italy
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 4104-2435148

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: Carl Eichenlaub-S.Diego California USA
Designer: Doug Peterson

LOA: 10.44 m
Displacement: 5600 kgs
Ballast: 3 kgs
Bridge Clearance: 3.14 m

Engine Brand: Lombardini
Engine(s) Total Power: 18.5 KW
Engine Model: 1003 LDW
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Year Built: 2007
Engine Hours: 120

Fresh Water Tanks: (140 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (60 Liters)

SPECIFICATIONS: LOA                                        mt 10,44B MAX                                    mt 3,14DEPTH                                   mt 1,95

DISPLACEMENT                   5600 Kg


DECK THICKNESS               mm 16

PLANKING                            Red Ceder strip planking

FRAMES                                  laminated Ash

BULWORKS                           Mahogany plywood

DECK AND CABIN               Mahogany plywood

RIGGING                               Nitronic 5 mm rods

BALLAST                                Led ,Kg 2.800

AIR HEIGHT OF MAST       mt 13,40

MAST LENGHT                     mt 15,20

SAIL SURFACE                       m2 70

ENGINE                                 Lombardini 1003 LDW 3 cilinders diesel  kW 18,5

Year 2007-120 hours

PROPELLER                          Max Prop, 2 blades

FUEL TANK                           Stainless steel  60 liters

BATTERIES                           Gel type  1 for the engine  300 Amp;  2 x 160 Amp for services

WATER TANKS                               140 liters with electric waterpressure system

ELECTRICS                            12 / 220 c Volt  automatic battery charger

ELECTRONICS                      Raymarine tridata; Raymarine ST 60 ; Autopilot Raytheon ST4000 plus; GPS Cartographic navigator  Geonav 6 ; VHF Icom ; StereoRadio AM+MF+CD






4 single berths  ; 1 double bed in the  forward cabin  .Foldable salon table ;electric WC toilet; 3 burner and oven cooker;




1 Mainsail in Kevlar, 1 Mainsail in Mylar, 1 Genoa in Kevlar, 2  olimpic jibs in Mylar, 1 jib in Kevlar, 2 Spinnaker, 1 storm jib


Simson e Lawrence windlass  20 mt chain  + 50 mt rope

1 Bruce anchor 10 Kg

1 Lewmar 40 anchor

Vang  Rigid alluminum

Hydraulic back stay

Navtec Winches    2

Lewmar 48, 2

Harken 40

Tender4 pax ,year 2010 with outboard engine Jhonson 4 HP

Varie  Owning and sail cover



Fire extinguishers   3 x 1 Kg, year 2010

Bilge pumps          2 automatic, 2 manual

Lifer raft                Eurovinil 6 pax

RINA          2012

 In the early 70’s the young and brilliant engineer Doug Peterson of San Diego  , skilled sailor and racing yachtsman, works in the yacht design office of Skip Calkins, traditionally linked to Nat Herreshoff and Nik Potter great designing school. Tanks to  the many victories  with “Legend” a yacht designed by Calkins and inspired to Herreshoff experiences , he elaborated the ideas of a lighter displacement level class , with short overhangs and long floating line . He dedicated long time to the study of the led keel and rudder blade and to a strong and easy building. Peterson at the age of 28 builds on 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 wined 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!In 1982 , 10 years after designing Ganbare, Peterson was the greatest yachtdesigner of the world and declared that all his boats are fruit of study and evolution. With Ganbare everything had been different. It was fruit of an intuition , a revelation that can happen once in a a designer’s life-Petrson declared. In 1999, after 26 years of top performances and rating penalizations,  Ganbare won the Niulargue race in St. Tropez  among hundreds of modern and updated yachts.


Her carefully ,philological and conservative restoration  was carried on by Cantiere Pezzini in Viareggio, Italy in about 15 months. The outstanding yacht was re-launched on September 9  2007 .


The owner, more an art collector than a racing yachtsman showed Ganbare very few times in classic yacht races , but as soon as she was launched, she won the Vele Storiche Viareggio in her class  and received the Mopi Trophy for the widest and detailed documentation of her restoration .

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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.