Venture, my first houseboat, I moved in 20th February 1986. An ex WW2 Motor Torpedo Boat built by the British Power Boat Company at Hythe, they were designed for quick coastal raids and could achieve speeds up to 45 knots’ the sae based equivalent of the Spitfire. I lived on her for 15 years during which time I redesigned most of the accommodation, extending the top cabin and ripping out much of the rear deck to give a split level galley/kitchen.