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Phillipp Bachmann's Veninde - Shaw 24, Hull #3, Newport, Rhode Island? (Updated July 27, 2020)


July 26, 2020. Phillip Bachmann checking in as the new owner of Veninde.

Hi Ron,

Hope this finds you well, especially in these tumultuous times. I'm the proud new owner of the Shaw 24, Veninde. I bought her a few weeks ago. I'm planning to go sailing asap and tackle some work on engine, deck and interior this winter.

Your website and the forum seems to be an amazing resources to talk through some of these projects. Please can you let me know, how I can become member? Many thanks (Webmaster Note: Done - its automatic!!)

stay safe


Postscript July 27 (minor edit)

I'll keep Veninde in Newport RI, depending on availability/fees of moorings. For this season I'm all set and for next season I have to see. It's going to be either Newport or Middletown RI

As for winter projects my main focus is to replace the engine. In fact I already took the old engine out. It's a Coventry Victor gasoline engine, 7hp. I believe it's the original engine. My plan is to replace it with an electric motor. If anyone in the Shaw/Dolphin community has experience with retrofit to electric or is interested in buying a Coventry Victor midget engine,
please contact me.

Looking forward to the forum being up and running again. All the best

Webmaster Note - Check out this note from our Technical Section - electric motors!!

Al See, who has Elation, a Shaw 24, is a dealer for Electric Yachts, and has offered to help any Dolphin 24 owner with information and conversion advice. He has converted Elation to electric. Here is his contact info and you can see a picture there.

Al See, Electric Yachts of Texas, email - al@electricyachtoftexas.com, phone 214-828-4800

website http://www.electricyachtoftexas.com/


Welcome Aboard Philipp!

Fair Winds Nancy!






This is the history we had on Veninde up to this point in time


August 12, 2019 Mike Zint, Grand Finale, Pacific Dolphin #300 brought this ad for Veninde on OffCenerHarbor.com to our attention. Click here to go there https://www.offcenterharbor.com/dream-boat-harbor-good-boats-for-sale/shaw-24-yawl/


July 28, 2019

Veninde is still for sale. We love her but we’re not using her as much as we used to. We’d appreciate if you could pass the word on. Thanks,


April 28, 2017 . Veninde has been listed for sale in the current issue of Wooden Boat Magazine (page 143). Here is the ad and contact info. The wordpress.com link has a lot of information and some really great pictures.


Bill Shaw design. Built 1958 Jensen & Sons, Denmark. Lovingly maintained. $20,000

Contact: 401-743-1490

More info and lots of pictures at www.venindeforsale.wordpress.com Listing valid July 28, 2019

Newport, Rhode Island


March 9, 2017 This is the latest link to the ad for Veninde - http://boats.iboats.com/1958-shaw-24-bristol-ri/1736666.html.

1958 Shaw 24 Location: Bristol, RI
Type: Antique & Classic Boats
Price: $19,800
Listing#: 1736666

Offered for sale is this classic keel/center-board wooden 1958 Shaw 24 Yawl. This boat was designed by Bill Shaw and built by Jensen and Sons. It is powered by the original Coventry Victor MW 2 engine (gasoline). This vessel is completely restored and is aggressively priced at $19,800. The boat has spent the past five years under the ownership of highly experienced wood workers with three plus decades of wooden boat experience. "Veninde" is now on the market as the owners have moved up to a larger wooden sailboat and are planning an extended cruise.

Phone: 877-523-1162


April 2, 2016. Veninde is still FOR SALE


July 1, 2015. Nancy Harley is selling her completely restored Veninde - a true classic. The following picture is of the banner displayed at Mystic Seaport's Wooden Boat Show. More details coming

Asking price $28,500

A lot of detail regarding the Shaw 24 can be found on Trina's page, Shaw 24 hull #1 - click here to go there.. Both boats were built by Jensen in Denmark - double planked mahogany and cedar over oak, a keel/centerboarder with a yawl rig. Dyke Williams, former owner of Trina, wrote an extensive article on the Dolphin 24, and the Shaw 24 that appeared in Good Old Boat Magazine - Sept/Oct 2005.. Click here to go to the article.



November 7, 2012. On a routine follow up we noticed that Veninde had been sold. Hopefully, the new owner will check in. AND, SHE DID!! Here is her email today

Hello Ron,

It’s me, the owner of Marc Chramiec’s Dolphin, Windsong (renamed Belladonna) from 1981 – 88.  I bought Veninde from Joe Tornello & brought her down to Newport.  She spent a few weeks in a slip at the Newport Yacht Club before we pulled her out before Hurricane Sandy.  She’s snug in her winter storage & we’ll launch her as early as possible in spring.  This may be her first time in salt water.

She’s in extraordinary shape. Joe truly loved her.  I hope to keep her to his standards.

Nancy Harley


June 29, 2013. We reserved a space right here for Nancy's first pictures of her Veninde - here they are

Veninde's first sail at Newport
Sailing past Newport Yacht Club



We first found out about Veninde when Dyke Williams (Trina, Shaw 24 hull #1) saw this boat in a YachtWorld ad and told us about it. Dyke thinks she was hull #3. She belonged to Joe Tornello who checked in with us in January, 2009. She looks like a beauty. Here's the ad (edited)

Shaw 24 Yawl

  • Price Reduced from US$ $20,000 to 14,900 (check broker to see if changed)  
  • Located In Colchester, VT
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Gas/Petrol
  • Builder: Jensen & Sons 1958; Designer. Bill Shaw
  • LOA 24'; LWL 18'6"; Beam 7'6"
  • Displacement 4300; Draft 33"; Ballast 1500#
  • Engine: 6hp Coventry Victor, Model MW2
  • Tankage - Fuel 7 gal; Water 14 gal; Holding 7 gal
  • Bruce Hill Yacht Sales, Inc.
    4520 Harbor Road
    Shelburne, VT 05482 USA
    Toll-free 866-400-4383
  • The story of the Bill Shaw designed Shaw 24 is told on Trina's page - Hull #1. Click here to go there

Fifty Two years old!!

V-berth and mast strut

Looking aft - engine cover off

Original Spec Sheet
page 2

November 27, 2011. Additional pictures from the ad

Stove, Panel, Port Q-berth
Galley - sink
Hanging locker
Deck pumpout hose inside locker
Head and holding tank
Starboard Q-berth

Engine - cover off



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