Juno
A National and World Champion Of 1937
The Phenomenal and Outstanding Race Boat at the President's Cup Regatta at Washington, D. C.

The Juno, a limited, unsupercharged Gold Cup contender, was originally designed and built for the Chinese Government. This hull appealed to Mr. Jack Rutherfurd, one of the country's foremost race boat drivers, and he installed his Packard 625 cubic inch unsupercharged Gold Cup motor. The boat was rushed to completion in order to contend in the President's Cup Regatta. It not only proved to be the fastest unsupercharged Gold Cup racing craft in existence, but also in the mile trials it broke the then-existing record of 72 miles per hour and boosted the record almost thirteen miles to the astounding new record of 84.6 miles per hour.

Frankly, in view of the fact that the Juno was not designed and built primarily for Gold Cup racing but for another purpose, still greater results may be expected in a hull that would be designed and built by us just for the one and only purpose of Gold Cup competition.

(1939 Ventnor brochure)


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