Ventnor Boat Works 23′ Racing
1948 Ventnor Boat Works 23ft Twin Engine step hydro worked approx. It was one of only six ever built. Built in 1948 in Ventnor, NJ and originally shipped to Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. The boat ran on the lake until 1955 when she rolled during a race. At that point the boat was put in a garage and forgotten until the late 1970s. She was discovered by Allan Firth from California, who purchased the boat and had it shipped to California, where she was stowed in a tractor trailer box. In the mid-1980s, when the delta flooded, the boat traveled several miles down the river in the tractor trailer body and somehow suffered no actual damage. After Firths' death the boat was bought by a local Californian who began the conservation process. She made her debut in 2005 at the Tahoe Concours d'Elegance. The boat is correct in all respects. This is the sixth of the six 23 'twin-engined Ventnors built. Only three of the six are known to exist and only one other has been restored. The boat exceeds 50 mph, powered by two Gray Marine "Fireball" six-cylinder engines (160 hp each). The boat was repainted in 2014 and both engines rebuilt and come with full custom cover and tandem axle trailer. Further info on request.