Newbridge Venturer 22

Dry Stored to Launched in 2008
£3,900.00 (Approx €4,252.25) ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  272621
  • Length  ·  6.71m
  • Year  ·  1988
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 10hp, Mariner (2019)
  • Lying  ·  South Devon
Boatshed Torquay
Boatshed Torquay
Phil Key

Extra Details

Designer Bill Dixon
Builder Newbridge Boats Ltd Dorset
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 13.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x gasoline 10hp
Engine make and model Mariner (2019)
Engine Hours Engine1: 15
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Outboard
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Outboard serviced March 2020


Length 6.71m
LWL 5.49m
Beam 2.18m
Draft Min 0.69m
Draft Max 0.69m
Displacement 1,247kg
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2014)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Sails cleaned and refurbished in winter 2019
New UV strip added to headsail in 2016

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 sheet winches
1 anchors
20.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

Broker's Comments

Bill Dixon (designer of many large Moodys) was commissioned to design two trailer-sailers for Newbridge. The results were the smaller Navigator, and the larger Venturer 22.
These had modern high-volume hulls, with the visual effect of high topsides and substantial cabin tops disguised by styling stripes of paintwork. The end result is to pack a lot of accommodation into a small trailable hull. These boats were built to take outboards in wells in the cockpit and built as bilge keelers.
A compact trailer-sailer with good accommodation for her size, the Venturer makes a good small coastal or estuary cruiser, and is small enough to be trailed if required

This neat and tidy Newbridge Venturer has an interesting story. Although this vessel was built in 1988, the first owner passed away and the vessel went into long term dry storage. We're told she wasn't actually launched until 2008 and this was onto Rutland Water, an inland freshwater lake.

The sails and some of the other equipment were still in their original packaging until then. We understand that the Porta Potti has still not been used and the first time she ventured into salt water was 2014.

She had new standing rigging in 2014, new windows in 2015 and a new engine in 2019

An easy to handle, stiff little boat, a great little weekend cruiser boat sensibly priced.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Newbridge Venturer 22 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Owned for 2 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving House

Where have you sailed her?

Torbay Area

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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