Via Massicini, 4
Fiesole - FIRENZE
Via Massicini, 4
Fiesole - FIRENZE
EUR 40,000 (Listed price: US$53,728)
One Tonner 1973 Douglas Peterson
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 than 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
In the early 70 ies the young and brilliant engineer Doug Peterson of San Diego , skilled sailor and racing yachtsman, works in the yachtdesign 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 alloweded 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 designes!
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 carefull ,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 .
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