GALLERY 

Original

GAY VENTURE

 193O'S STYLE 

Gay Venture was the largest boat ever built by Watercraft at Molesey, and her 12ft beam (wide for those days) provided space for a comfortable interior. Forward of the bridge, one stepped down into the state room which led into a comfortable bathroom. Behind the wheelhouse was a large saloon with access to the spacious galley. The ship was built for two; any professional crew would have to sleep on the settee in the wheelhouse.

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Restored

YEAR IN THE MAKING 

2014 

When she arrived in Her condition at this point was very poor as she sat in the water at Sunbury with a 6ft by 8ft hole in her aft starboard side, her decks leaked and had many holes in them, her cabin roofs were rotten through and her interior, aside from a few surviving pieces, was non-existent.

Works began instantly re-planking GV's hull , replacing her beamshleves, dismantling her wheelhouse for repair and varnishing, she had a new deck laid and full decorated. She returned to Dunkirk for the 2005 return and then returned to the yard for re-engining and and an interior refit. 

Reinvented

GAY VENTURE 

 2005

We are very proud of Gay Venture as a restoration, a Dunkirk Little Ship and as our family yacht which provides us with an immense amount of joy.

A beautiful vessel with and beautiful story . 

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