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I am considering buying this abandoned boat. The title identifies it as a Peterson 26, but it does not look like the Petersons I have found pictured on the internet. Does anyone know what make of boat this is? BTW it has an inboard diesel. Thanks.
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It certainly has the look of a late 70s Peterson design - particularly the stern/counter/rudder arrangement.

As to who built it, that's an open question. Look for a stamped identification number on the transom, but if it's a one-off, and from the 70s, there likely isn't going to be one.

Peterson is a designer, but many builders used his designs, especially semi custom builders of racing hulls.

Hopefully someone will recognize it for you.
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Also, it would help if you said what the stats on the boat were... LWL, LOA, DISPL, BEAM, DRAFT, etc.
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Thanks for the responses. I will check on the transom and in the cabin. As far as the stats, I will measure the beam and LOA. The other figures I do not know. Attached is a photo of the cockpit and deck. Thanks again.

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From the deck layout, it definitely looks like a racing design, rather than a cruising design. No cabintop to speak of... and a very nearly flush deck.
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