Ventnor Boat Works was founded by Adolph Apel in 1902. The company gained fame as builders of custom speed boats. At the beginning of World War II, Ventnor relocated to Atlantic City, New Jersey, enlarged its facilities and switched from building racing and pleasure craft to producing war ships. Ventnor was contracted to build 83′ and 104′ air-sea rescue boats for the Army as well as 110′ sub-chasers for the Navy. Because of their outstanding work throughout the war years, Ventnor received the coveted Army-Navy “E” award in 1946.
Collection of plans of vessels built by Ventnor Boat Works. Includes plans for 83′ and 85′ rescue boats, a 27′ Explorer-type wood motor boat, a patrol rescue boat (PC-497), 36′ air craft rescue boat, and a 104′ air craft rescue boat (P-235). Plans detail general arrangement, inboard profile, decking, ventilation, machinery arrangements, engines, armaments, and other systems and equipment. Several of the plans were designed by Dair Long & Associates, Naval Architects.
- Naval architecture–Designs and plans
- Search and rescue boats
- Shipbuilding–New Jersey–Atlantic City
- Boatbuilding–New Jersey–Atlantic City
- Ships plans