Douglas Blair "Doug" Peterson (1945 – June 26, 2017) was an American yacht designer. He began with the One Tonner Ganbare in 1973. Peterson's designs have pioneered many innovations in racing and cruising yachts. He was born in Los Angeles, California.
Peterson later entered the America's Cup circle as a key design member of the winning 1992 America3 and 1995 NZL 32 Black Magic Team New Zealand design teams. In 2000, Peterson designed the winning Louis Vuitton Cup boat for Prada Challenge.
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- Jay Posner (June 27, 2017). "Doug Peterson, yacht designer who helped U.S. and New Zealand win the America's Cup, dies at 71". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 27, 2017.