In 2006, Atlantic Boat Company and Mid Harbor Launch joined forces to produce a United States Coast Guard approved passenger launch. Mid Harbor Launch, a launch and mooring business in Marblehead, MA, saw the need for a harbor launch capable of carrying 24 passengers + 1 crew at the new weight requirements of 185# per passenger. The DUFFY 26 hull fit the bill perfectly ... rugged construction, fine finish, and easy maintenance.
Atlantic Boat Company's extensive experience producing quality, custom boats and Mid Harbor Launch's understanding of the requirements of the launch business combined to produce VENTURE, hull number one. VENTURE passed the USCG's stability test for 24+1 and began service in Mid Harbor's launch fleet in Marblehead, MA, in 2007. VENTURE was followed by three additional launches, which were put into service in Naples, FL, Bridgeport, CT, and Boston, MA.