Tom Peterson, of Peterson Boat Specialties, Lake Havasu, AZ. has designed the new
Peterson Place Craft. The new design features many improvements over the original
hull and has incorporated modern day technology to create a state of the art 19 ft. jet boat that can be used for pleasure, race or both. The new hull comes from a brand new mold that was tooled by Scott Kornowski. Due to Tom’s attention to detail and Scott’s amazing tooling abilities the new hull is straighter and has more defined body lines than the previous generation Place Craft Tunnel.
The overall length of the boat is now 9” longer allowing for the cockpit area to be 6”
longer than the original design, thus giving the owner more room for gear and more
importantly, more room for rigging. The other 3” was added to the nose creating a
slimmer and sleeker look.
The bottom of the Peterson Place Craft features a new race style drop keel thus allowing to better load the pump with out having to run an excessive amount of shoe in the boat. Not only is this a more efficient way of loading a pump but also safer during shut down. As a safety precaution, the forward area of the center pod has been designed to incorporate a flatter radius to help the boat go straight in the event that it looses power. The new Peterson Place Craft also features a step bottom similar to what you see on most modern day large boats. The 1/8” steps are located a few feet forward of transom on the outside sponsons and on the flats next to the keel on the center pod. The drop steps are designed help free the boat up in flat, sticky water. The recesses for the cavitation plates have also been filled eliminating the need to run them. The lack of cavitation plates also provides a cleaner look to the transom of the Peterson Place Craft. Lastly, the radius's in the corners of the tunnels have also been enlarged allowing for better load displacement thus preventing cracking on the transom and in the corner of the tunnels.
Over all Tom and Scott have done an amazing job redesigning the new Peterson Place Craft. Many of the new features are things that we have modified on my boat or things that we are planning to do in the future. Below are few more pictures of Filucky boats w/ the finished cap job & floors completed by Scott Kornowski. If you have questions or comments please do not hesitate or ask or contact Tom Peterson
This thing turned out bad ass!!