This is a copy of the envelope containing the original documents for my boat. Over 200 Petersons were built in Taiwan by various boat yards over the years and the Yu Ching yard built most of them.

(the following is from the original Peterson 44 Sales Brochure)

“A fast sailing, comfortable, but capable offshore cruising cutter rigged yacht. The designer, Doug Peterson, who is known worldwide for his racing designs, has provided a cruising yacht with a new concept. This design emphasizes the ability to sail comfortably and safely to a destination regardless of the wind direction, yet has good handling characteristics and is sea kindly.”

The construction of the Peterson 44 is rugged and strong yet the lines of the hull and the low profile appearance give a beautiful impression of speed and comfort. Extensive use of teak in the mid cockpit, on the opening hatches and trim provides a rich yet clean and sharp appearance that is easy to maintain. The interior hand rubbed teak panels and trim maintain the warmth of wood found only in the old world sailing ships. However, the modern interior layout provides the privacy of two separate double cabins, each with private head and shower, large dining facilities, navigator’s station, U-shaped galley and a feeling of spaciousness throughout.

No port touched by the blue seas is beyond the reach in safety and comfort with the Peterson 44.”

(illustration from Cruising World Review by Joe Minick Nov 1997)

These are my own drawings of sail plans from the original blueprints:

The official website for Peterson Cutter Owners:

Articles & Reviews:

Blue Water Sailing 1988- "Blue Water Boats review" by Jack Kimball

Cruising World Nov 1997- "Cruising World review " by Joe Minick

Lats and Ats Magazine - "Sea Esta- A Peterson 44 " by Zuzana Prochazka

The following is a great read for those looking for a used sailboat:

Used Boat Notebook- reviews from the pages of Sail magazine" by John Kretschemer
(the Peterson is in part ll: “Ten Great Used Boats to sail Around the World”)