An Invited Friend of the Harrison Butler Association
The Gaff Yawl built in 1920 to a design by
Albert Strange  



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.

Name Plate

For Sale, June 2018
 Venture is For Sale with the Sandman Yacht Brokerage for £220,000.

Venture Restoration

Venture Statistics
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

Venture Links
Venture For Sale with Sandman Yacht Brokerage (June 2018)
Venture being restored at Jamie Clay Boatbuilding

Page last updated : June 2018


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