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Can anyone identify this boat?

I found this photo in with a bunch of old ones in the attic. Relatives say that my grandfather had this boat for a time in the late 1940s or 1950s...any ideas on who designed her and where she currently might be?
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He must have done well, that's some yacht! I don't know her. You might try searching documented vessel lists. Woodenboat has a list of wooden yachts. It's far from complete, but it's a source. They also have a forum with soime very knowledgeable old salts.
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That's the same picture from a 1952 Chris Craft engines advertisement (on eBay right now). I can't enlarge the caption under the pic enough to read it, but the ad lists it as a 60ft sloop. It looks vaguely similar to the Herreshoff-designed 62.5ft boat also called Ventura, built in the early 1920's, and featured at Atlantic Sail & Charter. In the ad it lists the skipper at that time as Captain C. A. Haughn.

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Here's possibly another Ventura by Herreshoff that is a different boat.
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and perhaps you'll find more info here:

http://www.herreshoffregistry.org/doc/HMC_Registry.pdf

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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
Provenance:
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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"A true wooden ship, Ventura's hull is solid mahogany plank, her decks are Indian teak and her mast made of Northern Spruce. Ventura is 72 feet long and carries 35 guests. Her original owner was millionaire banker and philanthropist George Baker, the founder of today's Citibank."

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Fuzzy,

You might want to focus those beady little wombat eyes on the shear-lines of the boat in question and the boat in your post, not to mention the lack of a bow-sprit in the former.

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Yes, it's extremely unlikely that these are the same boats.. someone mentioned Herreshoff, and 1920s, and "Ventura" and it so happened this popped up. I'm thinking the OP can check the owner list and eliminate this one from his hunt.

To my eye the original pic doesn't bring old Nat to mind.... but I'm not sure.

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That's why I said they appeared "vaguely" similar.

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