I was looking at a Formosa 46 (and even made a bid for it) which led me to do some research
on the differences between the KP boats and the Formosas.
this was prompted, in part, by analising sales of these boats over the last 5/10 years which tended to suggest that KP's had higher resale values.
Having spoken to Doug I can say the following.
Jack (Kelly) built and Doug (Peterson) designed the KP's.
Subsequently Formosa produced the Formosa 46 and in order to justify not paying any royalties apparently made , perhaps structural, changes which are not so obvious externally and they're v construction methods/standards are not likely to be up to Jack's.
Hence , as I understand it Doug does not want his name used in connection with any Formosa products.
So there is no such animal as the Peterson 46, only KP 44 & 46 OR Formosa 46.
According to Wikipedia,
Designed for Jack Kelly Yachts
, the Peterson 44
debuted in 1976. This boat was a pioneer in performance cruising yacht design and one can still see many of the over 200 built in ports
around the world.
The design was followed by the Kelly Peterson 46
of which 30 were built, hull
number 30, the last one built, is currently circumnavigating the globe; this hull design was also used for the Liberty 458 and the Delta
The Formosa 46, or "cheaterson", is an enlarged copy of the Kelly Peterson 44, and is referred to as a cheaterson by the yachting community because Doug Peterson did not get any royalties for the design."
As for the Spindrift.............