Classic Ventnor Moth circa 1947
This is a post WWII Ventnor Boat Works moth. It was bought from Ross Equipment Company in Norfolk, VA by my grandfather. It was used sparingly by my mother for a few years. The boat has been stored in garages for at least the last 55 years. The boat and all the equipment are original except for the sail. The sail appears to be an aftermarket sail from Hilton Head, SC. The sail is the correct size and is in good shape. The boat needs work to make it sailable. I do not know how much. The boat is located in Winston-Salem, NC. I would like to find her a good new home. Sale Price: $500.
|A bow view of the boat and her equipment.|
|A relatively rare builder's tag. I've seen a couple versions of this tag but many boats either didn't get one at the works or lost the tag along the way.|
|Russ Equipment Company was a general seller of boats, including war surplus. From what I can gather they are no longer in business.|
|A view of the cockpit. Note the broken floor board. Nice to see a natural finish inside the hull. The future owner will be spared the task of removing peeling paint from around the frames of the boat. I've been there, done that--not fun.|
|A view from the stern. The period correct barn door rudder with wishbone tiller appears in good condition.|
|The sail appears to be relatively new and is not the Egyptian cotton sail originally issued with the boat.|