venturer 44

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by CapBam, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. CapBam
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    CapBam Junior Member

    looking for opinion on hull form of this model, I understand CS hull form acceoted widely as the standard now "Tennant, Kelsell, Maine Cat Ect.
    I am looking at a 1999 but can not find any opinions. I believe Frosty may own one!? I like the vessel but it was modified.
    Please help?
    CapBam
     
  2. southatlantic
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    southatlantic Junior Member

    I don't know much about the 44, but "Powerboat Reports" ran a comparison between the Venturer 36 and a trawler a few years back:
    http://www.powerboat-reports.com/issues/12_1/features/4900-1.html

    The report is still available for a nominal fee.

    Several years back, David Pascoe also did a comparison of a Venturer vs. a French power cat. I remember that he liked the Venturer much better (from a quality of construction standpoint), but cannot remember if it was the 36 or the 44.
     
  3. CapBam
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    CapBam Junior Member

    Southatlantic,
    Thanks for reply!
    I will look for Pascoe. When i saw the hull form of Venturer 44, "Crowther design"
    I was taken back! I like the boat but can not find any opinions or past owners. I am reluctant to proceed. I thought Frosty owned one? Thanks for the leads
    CapBam
     

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    southatlantic Junior Member

    I think you will find the Powerboat report very useful - they usually are - on matters related to quality of construction and the various solutions.

    David Pascoe has removed this article from his site. I believe is was called A tale of two (power)cats", but perhaps some other site has reproduced it.
     
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