custom rigged can be faster than most If what is written about these sailboats is true this is one fast boat. From Ask by Yahoo " The Ventures are a newer design and most are or were raced. With various mast adjustment accessories these Ventures can actually plane , which means go faster than the hull speed . The Newports do not plane and are limited to hull speed . Both boats are good starter boats." From Sailnet "I used to sail a Venture 24 by MacGregor. Macs were designed as an entry level boat to get families started. They were great for that but were generally built very light and didn't have many frills. Mine was over canvassed, under ballasted and had no provisions for reefing. The rigging was just one step above hardware store quality. So the first thing I did was add a bigger rig, optimized the keel and rudder, beefed up the hull and deck where it counted. It weighed 2300lbs, had ~500lbs of ballast, over 300sqft of sail. It would make 10-11knots on a broad reach with 10knots of wind but that boat just about put my wife off of sailing forever..." and "Not to be offensive, but if this were possibly true (and waterline physics says it isn't unless you're planing) your boat would easily sail faster than pretty much every non-planing boat built under 40+' in the past, well... forever." Read up on thismodel it sounds like a ton of fun. This boat needs restoration.
Stock number: MD3109AS