<b>2000 Ventnor Vagabond 20' "Gentleman's Runabout" with trailer </b><br />Hull no. VNTZEE28H100 <br />Trailer no. 4YPA82010VT006146

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Lot 362¤
2000 Ventnor Vagabond 20' "Gentleman's Runabout" with trailer
Hull no. VNTZEE28H100
Trailer no. 4YPA82010VT006146

Without reserve

Sold for US$ 39,600 inc. premium
2000 Ventnor Vagabond 20' "Gentleman's Runabout" with trailer
Hull no. VNTZEE28H100
Trailer no. 4YPA82010VT006146
351ci OHV Ford Marine V8
Electronic Fuel Injection
310bhp

*Classic Art Deco looks with modern hardware
*Custom built at a cost of nearly $100,000
*Solid mahogany deck and fiberglass hull
*The most stylish craft this side of the 1960s


The Ventnor Vagabond

Founded in 1902 by Adolph Apel, Ventnor Boat Works in Ventnor, New Jersey churned out an impressive array of powerful speedboats that achieved commercial and performance success for decades. Always researching and experimenting, Apel proved his mettle early when, in 1913, his 'Tech Jr.' speedboat built for T. Coleman DuPont became the first watercraft to exceed a mile-a-minute. The company's innovations continued through the '30s and provided materiel to the war effort in the 1940s.

Following WWII, when most companies reintroduced their pre-war craft anew, Ventnor came out with a new line of 20' craft with sharp, Art Deco styling. Orders flooded in—but strategic missteps precluded the success of the company and bankruptcy came in 1968.

The company was reborn in 1994 when Dick Thede revived the Ventnor name with a new line of boats that combined classic styling of the old post-war Ventnors with the modern technologies of today's boats. Adhering closely to the original Art Deco design, down to the non-functioning fin, teak deck, and banjo steering wheel, the modern touches appear in the form of a state-of-the-art fiberglass v-hull, a new Ford 351M V8, and modern electronics.

The Offered Vessel

Every Ventnor boat was custom built with prices easily running into six digits. This 20' Vagabond "Gentleman's Runabout" features the range-topping 310bhp V8 ensconced in a sturdy fiberglass hull topped with varnished solid mahogany. Offering comfortable seating for six, it includes such trick features like a power activated engine bay lid, fully electronic ignition, and a radio hidden under the dash to retain the classis look of the interior. Acquired by the vendor in 2010 with only 23 hours of know running time, since purchase it has only been used briefly in the last two seasons.

Stated to be an excellent runner and suitable for both salt and fresh water thanks to its fiberglass hull, it is complete with a custom built trailer. For all intents and purposes, this is the perfect combination of classic style and current hardware—a factory-built resto-rod for the water!

Without reserve

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  • Please note that the title for this boat is in transit and its trailer is offered on a bill of sale.
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<b>2000 Ventnor Vagabond 20' "Gentleman's Runabout" with trailer </b><br />Hull no. VNTZEE28H100 <br />Trailer no. 4YPA82010VT006146
<b>2000 Ventnor Vagabond 20' "Gentleman's Runabout" with trailer </b><br />Hull no. VNTZEE28H100 <br />Trailer no. 4YPA82010VT006146
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