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Old 07-04-2012, 11:49 AM
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Default 35 Island Runner vs 34 Venture

Is the 35 Island Runner the same or just similar to the 34 Venture.They look very similar to me,any input?
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Different beam, different length. Different cockpit layout. I guess they seem similar because they are both center consoles?
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Both are gone, Venture was the better hull, hands down.
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almost the same, the designer was the same and the whole concept was the same. almost the same layout.
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I have fished a lot of boats since my first boat circa 1972.And i cant think of a better boat than the 34 venture i saw at the boat show approx. 10 yrs ago.An absolute battle wagon .
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Both boats are well made. I know a a couple of owners of the Island Runner 35 and they're very happy with their boats.
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Get the Venture. It has a better fit and finish.
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Both are gone, Venture was the better hull, hands down.
Not really The 35 IR runs much better faster drier and comes out of the water with less bow rise. The balance never changes full fuel canyon load to empty. Mark built a couple 35's then cut up the mold and made it much better. Venture had suction problems for a long while.
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almost the same, the designer was the same and the whole concept was the same. almost the same layout.
Not true. The genesis of both boats was the same but the designers/builders were not the same.
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The 35 island runner is still on their website.
I know Venture vented the hull thru the tabs to solve the suction problem.
To me the Hulls look very similar(running surface).
Were they based off the same mold ??
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The 35 island runner is still on their website.
I know Venture vented the hull thru the tabs to solve the suction problem.
To me the Hulls look very similar(running surface).
Were they based off the same mold ??
If someone could post a view (of the Venture) from the stern so I could see how the pad runs/is raised I could tell you for certain. I own a 35 IR.

Considering the IR has no "suction" problem, I suspect there are differences in the running surface.
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Backtothesea,
There is a pic of a 34 Venture on this thread.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...250s-300s.html
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Hard to tell from the pics. It looks like typical molded in chines, my chines extend from the deep V parallel to the floor then 90 degrees straight up.

On the pad, looks similar but again need to see a rear profile. My pad is maybe a foot wide at the rear and extends from the "V" by maybe 2" (rather than looking like the bottom of the V was cut off). It then transitions as you move towards the bow. Hard to explain.

My hull is much lighter but rides like a beast. Wet it is 10,000. I believe the Venture is much heavier. The IR site has all the IR details and they are pretty accurate as far as performance goes.
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If someone could post a view (of the Venture) from the stern so I could see how the pad runs/is raised I could tell you for certain. I own a 35 IR.

Considering the IR has no "suction" problem, I suspect there are differences in the running surface.
Here is a pic of my ride at the launch. Hopefully this helps.

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Venture is being built once again, starting in the fall of this year. They will be built in Stuart, Florida. Venture is similar to the modern day Jupiter. Jupiter still has the posi stern hull pad which helps create lift and run the boat at the perfect running angle. If you think the finish of a Venture is nice, take a look at a Jupiter. If you need any Jupiter info, just shoot me a pm. Glad to see Venture coming back.
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Pictures of the stern of a 2002 Venture 34. I doubled the size of the K-Planes by adding a plate to them. They work very, very well. No bow rise, no hesitation, just a smooth level launch.





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I doubled the size of the K-Planes by adding a plate to them. They work very, very well. No bow rise, no hesitation, just a smooth level launch.
Interesting. So your tabs were about half that size before? Was there significant bowrise before?
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Both are gone, Venture was the better hull, hands down.
As stated above, Venture was bought by an individual with deep pockets and is back in business. This was confirmed to me this weekend by a good friend who has the distinction of buying the most expensive boat in Venture Marines history.

Never been on an Island Runner so can't comment on that. I am very happy with my Venture. Very solid hull, completely through bolted -- no screws in hull. All quality stainless steel bolt on items that last.

Worst part of the Venture design is the lack of truely dry storage. There is a LOT of in deck storage and some huge fish boxes up front plus huge cockpit in deck storage area. Downsides is they have ralis and rubber sealing but they don't work well -- you still can water/moisture. Only true dry storage is when you put stuff in the step down console. I put dry-deck panels in all the below deck storage areas.

Not the fastest boat (49 mph WOT with twin F250's), but fast enough. I cruise at 40 mph and generally burn 1.2 MPG (can get as high as 1.5MPG trimmed out and light, 1.0 with trim tabs and bad seas). Handles a head sea better than a quartering sea.
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Based on the used prices of the 2 boats - I have to assume Island Runner is no where near the quality of the Venture.....

Am I wrong ?
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The "suction problem" was rectified by Venture simply by ventilating the surface near the tabs. This is non-existent on newer ones & most older boats were updated.

Pict of running surface near transom of a 2007:

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