Racers Eligible for 135 And 225 Inch Classes [1935]

For the season of 1935 there will be many new types of hulls of ingenious design participating in our many and varied regattas. Of the new designs submitted to date, one of the outstanding is that of the new combined 135 and 225 hull which is now being built by the Ventnor Boat Works of New Ventnor, Atlantic City, N. J.

According to the changes made in the 135 rules, the boats must meet the same dimensions and requirements as the 225 hull, and for that reason the hulls are identical with the option of the purchaser as to whether he will enter the 135 class with a 135 cubic inch motor or the 225 dab: with a 225 cubic inch motor. The new Ventnor hull is reasonably streamlined.

The Ventnor Boat Works also announce the building of a new racing model for the newly formed 91 inch racing class, otherwise known as 1-liter class. This class is very popular in Europe, and with the introduction of it in this country we hope to see international racing promoted to a very large degree. The Ventnor 91 inch class boat is only 13 feet long and is powered with a Fay and Bowen Rocket motor, giving the craft the amazing speed of 45 m.p.h.

The 1935 models of Ventnor hulls are the result of over 35 years of uninterrupted development in designing and construction work on the part of Adolph E. Apel who holds patents for these new designs. These designs are considered by many to be the fastest in the country as has been shown by the many boats built from Mr. Apel's designs; particularly so in the last few years in the 125 and 225 classes. One of the outstanding boats is Flying Eagle owned by Edison Hedges, Atlantic City attorney, who held the World's Record in mile trials and the National Championship for 1931 and 1932. This boat is still running after four years of continuous service and is still one of the fastest in the field. Two other famous boats are Emancipator II and III owned by S. Mortimer Auerbach, Chicago merchant. Emancipator II held all available records in 1933 with the exception of the mile trial record which was held by Flying Eagle. This boat also won the National Championship for the 225 class at Ocean City, N. J., and proved to be one of the fastest boats in this new and popular 225 class. Emancipator III broke the World's Record at Havre de Grace, Md., last June for the 125 class with a speed of 500 miles an hour, and now holds the 1934 National Championship for this class. Other record-breaking boats in this class are Guppy and Howdy.

(Reprinted from Motor Boating, February 1935)


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