Certificate no 1659
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Location Barton upon Humber
Vessel type Shrimper
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Unknown
Built in 1908
Hull material
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.51 feet (2.90 m)
4.98 feet (1.52 m)
Length: Overall
44.98 feet (13.72 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


VENTURE was built as a shrimper at Paull on the Humber by an unknown builder. Her keel was first laid in 1908, but she was not completed until 1918 as a result of the First World War. She operated under fishing number H407. VENTURE went shrimp and sole trawling in the Humber Estuary under sail until 1968. She was then converted to a cruising yacht with a cabin. Her hull is composite. It is iron plated with oak planks, fastened with iron bolts. She has a bluff bow with a plumb straight stem and a counter stern. Her one timber mast has gaff sails. The current engine is a Lister FR3 diesel, with three cylinders, made in approximately 1950.

Key dates

  • 1908-18

    Built at Paull on the Humber by an unknown builder between 1908 and 1918

  • 1918-65

    Used for shrimp and sole trawling in the Humber Estuary under sail

  • 1965-68

    Converted to cruising yacht with a cabin

  • 1985

    Appeared at Kings Lynn in 1985 film Revolution

  • 1999

    Between 1968 and 1999 used as cruising yacht in North Sea and English Channel

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