Peterson 46 – Fast Aluminium Cutter with Racing Pedigree - Price reduction

Boat Name: Yana



Now Reduced to $130,000

This 46ft Aluminium Cutter was designed by Doug Peterson to be a very competitive and capable offshore racer. Williwaw won the ’78 SORC helmed by America’s Cup winning Dennis Connor before being purchased by Alan Bond (America’s Cup winner) and a favourite in the ’78 Sydney to Hobart as Apollo IV. She later competed in, and completed the infamous ’79 Fastnet race, bringing her crew safely home.

With that history you can understand why she has a reputation as a fast, safe and robust vessel, converted into a cruiser in Halifax, Canada in 2010 before being sailed and imported into New Zealand. Rigged and fitted out for shorthanded, easy and safe sailing, you can see the racing heritage in her lines. Recently (2020-2022) extensively refitted at a cost of more than $120,000, Yana, as she is now named, is ready for adventure again.

A comfortable saloon complements the well-designed galley leading forward to a large and comfortable double and heads with shower. Aft there is another double under the cockpit to stbd, and the navigation station to port. The cockpit is spacious, with ample space for 4 to be seated in comfort in the solid doghouse, the helm position is also well protected with a rigid top. The large, master, Raymarine in the doghouse, the slave at the helm, and the large TV in the saloon all provide plotter displays with AIS and Radar overlay capability.

This 46ft Aluminium boat is built strong, has been exceptionally well maintained and she is prepared to undertake any adventure. With new, in 2020, rigging, sails, electrics, and with only 4,000 hrs on the 80hp Perkins, Yana is a great buy and priced to sell as the vendor has already bought the next boat for their adventures.

“Just had $10,000 spent on maintenance and upgrades”

To view or for more information, contact Alistair on 021 406 446



  • year
  • make
    Doug Peterson
  • model
    46 Aluminium Cutter
  • style
    Cutter Rigged with Wing Keel
  • stock number
  • comment
    Built for racing and owned by two Americas Cup winners


  • Hull Construction
  • builder
    Doug Peterson
  • LOA approx
    14 m
  • beam approx
    4.13 m
  • draft approx
    1.96 m
  • hull type
    Mono Wing Keel Aluminium
  • transom


  • enginemake
  • engine model
    Prima M80T
  • engine year
    Complete Overhaul, Refurb with New Turbo 2013
  • engine fuel
  • drive system
  • comment
    Easy access and well maintained


  • fuel capacity approx
    400 Litres
  • fuel tank
    1 x Alloy
  • water capacity approx
    450 Litres
  • water tank
    3 x Alloy


  • berths
    1 / 2 Doubles 2 x single (6 total)
  • headroom
  • toilet
    1 x Manual with Shower
  • cooking
    Stove, 3 Burner Hob
  • cabin no
  • saloon
    With table seating 6, through to cockpit with removable table for four


  • safety equipment
    EPIRB (to 2029), search light, VHF & SSB Radios, H/H Horn, Life Jackets, Life Raft (expired), 3 x Electric Bilge Pumps 2 hard wired, Flares (to 09/2023), Compass, First Aid Kit, Drogue 2x MOB Rings, 1 x Strobe
  • navigation gear
    Raymarine Chart Plotter x 2, Depth Sounder, GPS and Boat Speed, Wind Instruments, Laptop with separate GPS aerial and Charts, Paper Charts
  • ground tackle
    2 x Anchor 35kg WASI (Stainless) + 30kg Danforth, 91m of 10mm Chain (new 2021), 50m of 20mm Warp
  • capstan
    Muir Windlass with Bow and Cockpit remote control


  • Racing heritage fitted out as a cruiser, nearly new sail wardrobe and big recent refit to bring this Aluminium boat up to a very high standard with EWOF to mid 2024. Near new dinghy (2021), solar and wind generators with near new 525Ah House Batteries (2020). Well equipped with AIS, Radar, two Raymarine Chartplotters and SSB Radio.


  • rig details
    Masthead Sloop rigged on Alloy mast with spreaders.
  • rigging
    Stainless Steel Rigging in excellent condition new in 2020.
  • reefing
    Mainsail with third reef, twin furlers for staysail and foresail.
  • spars
    Three Spreaders, alloy
  • sails
    New (2020) main with new Stack pack, Asymmetric Spinnaker with sock, Code #0 Gennaker as new, Furling Staysail (recon 2020) #1 Genoa (5 Sails)
  • winches
    7 x self tailing winches 2 x further winches
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