*DL, D = additional DETAILS, L = LOG info of voyages
A classic styled trailerable cutter rig. Unfortunately, no longer
in production. Built by McGregor Yachts (then called Venture).
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go to Venture Newport Owner's Web site...
If you'd like to join a group of other Venture Newport owners,
you can do so by going to the above link then following the link
to join eGroups.
- Details Of The Venture Newport -
Key features- Swing keel. Bowsprit. Full-cabin pop-top.
Fordeck hatch. "Sleeps 4". Dinette/bed. Head. Sliding
Strengths- A beautiful classic look with bow sprit and
trailboards forward and reverse wineglass transom and a hint of
tumblehome aft. The 2000 lb. displacement makes trailering easy.
Cutter-rig (twin headsails) makes reducing total sail area easy.
Rigged from trailer into water; 15-20 min.
Weaknesses- 2000 lb. displacement makes it a little
on the tender side but we've been out in 25 mph winds before by
reducing sail (main has one reef point.)
Overall Satisfaction- We've had it for 9 years and love
it!. We've sailed it on local freshwater lakes, and trailered
it twice to Galveston. I use it for sail training of adults and
children. Specs- LOA = 22' 7", Beam = 7' 2", Disp. =
2000 lb., Swing keel = 600 lb. Draft KD = 5' 6", Draft KU
= 18" Sail area total = 253 sq' (125, 70, 68) Cockpit length
= 6' 4"
I would enjoy email from other V. Newport owners to hear about
their experiences and modifications.
Email address: ClifBencke@aol.com