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Culled from the registry linked above:

Status: FOUND
Original Name: Ventura Current Name: Ventura
Hull Number: 867 Boat Location: New York, NY
Contracted By: George F. Baker, Jr. Current Owner: Patrick Harris
Contract Date: 10/8/1924 Owner Since: 1987
Class: Sub-Class:
Original Rig: cutter Current Rig:
Original Price: Restored By:
LOA: 62 ft. 6 in. Beam: 14 ft. 3 in.
LWL: 46 ft. 0 in. Draft: 5 ft. 0 in.
Designer: NGH
Owner Years Location Boat Name Sail No.
George F. Baker, Jr. 1925 - Ventura
Chester Turner Reed -1950 Hyannisport, MA
1972 Puerto Rico
Venture is in charter service in New York harbor. She was originally intended to be a shooting platform and floating
lounge for first owner Baker and his guests. She did yeoman\'s service helping evacuate people from the World Trade
Center disaster on 9/11/2001. Reconfigured several times over her long history, Ventura is now a highly successful
charter yacht operating from the World Financial Center\'s North Cove Marina, in NYC. She is USCG certified for 35
passengers. Business is largely corporate, evening 3 hour cocktail party cruise in NY Harbor. Original spars, winches,
blocks. Ford Lehman 135 hp diesel instal\'d 1995.

No picture, she may not be the same boat but maybe you'll recognize a name in the owner history.


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