Restored to Lloyd's A1 Condition...
As an example of what is possible when a restoration is carried out by a fully funded professional, they don't come much better than Venture. Built in 1920 to an Albert Strange design, in 2008 Venture was probably in better condition than she had ever been. Part of the stunning good looks, that caused her to feature on the cover of Classic Boat, is thanks to the reinstatement of her original rig. She's kept a low profile since the restoration which is a shame as she is a marvellous 'poster girl' for what classic yacht ownership can be about.
For Sale, December 2017
In December 2017, Venture was placed For Sale with the Sandman Yacht Brokerage for £220,000.
Built : 1920 by A Wooden, Oulton Broad
LOA : 24' 0"
LWL : 22' 0"
Beam : 6' 6"
Draught : 4' 3"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Register : SSR 07635
Venture Custodians & Home Ports
David (?-2006-2007-?) Ardfer Yacht Centre, Scotland
Ian MW Taggart TD (1974-2004-?) Clynder, Scotland
Colin H Wright (1971-1973) Greenock, Scotland
Douglas Taylor (1965-1970) Largs, Scotland
D Gogarty (1961-1964) Drogheda, Ireland
D Fogarty & Dr J Hardy (1960) Drogheda, Ireland
LD McGonagle (1956-1959) Howth, Ireland
John D Pearson (1950-1955) Howth, Ireland
PT Walsh (1937-1949) Kingstown, Ireland
Morse (?-1936) Kingstown, Ireland
WR Carson (?-1931-1934-?) Kingstown, Ireland
Dr WK Chalmers (1928-?) Great Yarmouth, England
Exors of the late WL Dobbie (1925-1927) Great Yarmouth, England
WL Dobbie (?-1923-1924) Great Yarmouth, England
HJ and ND Suffling (1920-?) Great Yarmouth, England
Page last updated : December 2017