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|Location||Harbor Springs, Michigan|
|LOA||33 ft 11 in|
|Length at Water Line||28 ft 3 in|
|Beam||11 ft 2 in|
|Total Sail Area||339 ft²|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||2 Blade|
|Fresh Water Tanks||18|
PRICE REDUCED FURTHER!
Fast, tough and well built, this 1979 Peterson 34 is an affordable performance cruiser capable of long cruises or as a possible contender in an offshore race. "Blue Sky Flyer" is a fresh water, two owner boat. She hasn't been raced in a while and has recently been used for day-sailing on Little Traverse Bay.
American yacht designer Doug Peterson gained the attention of the world’s most competitive sailors when he unveiled the one tonner Ganbare in 1973. The 35-foot sloop was innovative below the waterline, and it was praised for its looks and sailing capability. It went on to win the SORC. By 1976, Peterson had designed the Peterson 34, an offshore racer-cruiser.
The Peterson 34 went into production at Texas-based Island Yachts/Composite Technologies, and 92 were built until production ceased in 1981. Composite Technologies, established by boat builder Andy Green in Corpus Christi, Texas, was acquired sometime around 1976 by boat builder and rigger Marion Hayes. Hayes renamed the company Island Yacht Corp. and relocated production to League City, Texas.
It was during this era that Peterson’s designs dominated offshore racing, with winning IOR boats Gumboots, Eclipse, and Ragamuffin. He also designed several stock racers such as the Contessa 35 and the New York 40.
The majority of Peterson’s performance cruisers were considered rugged enough for ocean racing. Peterson once said the 34 “was built to deliver about eight people quickly and safely from point A to point B.”
The Peterson 34 is as fast as it looks, and this quality solidified Peterson’s reputation as a designer. The sloop’s profile from abeam is sleek, the sharp cut bow and reverse transom give the boat a sense of forward motion.
The dimensions are well proportioned—the 11-foot 2-inch beam is just about one-third of the boat’s 33-foot 11-inch overall length. The smooth, rounded deck contour is clearly designed to shed seawater. The compact cockpit has been updated from a tiller to a wheel making her more friendly to drive and leaving more room for sitting.The traveler is mounted across the bridge deck. Trimmers can easily reach the primary and secondary winches that have been upgraded to self-tailing.
- Icebox to port
- Teak 2-leaf folding dining table
- 2-Burner stove and oven
- Stowage cubby and hanging locker starboard
- 2 settees with single upper berths in main saloon
- Lee cloths
- Aft quarter berth
- Enclosed head with a sink
- Chart table
- 2 opening ports in main saloon
- Overhead hatches
- Cockpit cushions
- Traveler system
- Stainless steel 6-spoke destroyer wheel
- Pedestal and stainless guard
- Deck organizers and clutches
- 3 Cabin top winches (2 self-tailing)
- Genoa tracks
- Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
- Stainless steel stanchions and life-lines
- Aluminum mast and aluminum boom
- Deep cockpit lazerettes
- Roller Fuller #2 Genoa
- Heavy One (2)
- 150 Kevlar Light One (2)
- 1.5oz Spinnaker
- .5oz Spinnaker
- Wind Seeker
- Storm Jib
- Main (2)
- Miscellaneous Headsails (4)
Electronics and Electrical
- Horizon speed, wind and depth gauges mounted in spray hood
- Compass in spry hood
- AC Shore power
- Battery charger
- Horizon GPS Chart 400
- Horizon depth and speed repeater at Nav station
- DC power and distribution panel
- Navigation lights
- West Marine VHF 600 DSC
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.