Ventura was commissioned by George Baker, first chairman and founder of today's Citibank as his personal sailing yacht off Long Island's Gold Coast. Her original solid teak decks, gleaming brass winches, lamps, and varnished mahogany cabins evoke an elegance from the last century.
She is roomy, and comfortable under a press of sail. Guests who enjoy Ventura's unique, Gatsby-era style range from major TV and film celebrities hosting private parties to everyday New Yorkers chilling on a Friday evening sunset sail.
Hourly rates are $750/hour (daytime) and $950/hour (evening) with a two hour minimum.