40 Ft Endeavour 1983

$ 69,900
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40 Ft Endeavour 1983
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John Books and Rob Valdes always had Gulfstar in their sights as a market sector and identity for Endeavour —understandable given their background working at Gulfstar. Following the success for the Endeavour 32 and Endeavour 37 the design challenge presented to Bob Johnson was to make a 40' LOA mid-cockpit cruiser that had the aesthetic appeal of an aft cockpit design . . . not an easy task with a 40' sailboat.
When the Endeavour 40 was first introduced in 1981 it was targeted at two different markets: the private owner and the charter industry, so two slightly different models were created: 1) An "Owners" model that came with a slightly taller mast, an inner forestay, and extra winches, and 2) a "Charter" model which had a shorter mast, and did not have the extra track, inner forestay, or the additional winches. Models included a sloop, a cutter, and a ketch.
Bob completed the design work on the Endeavour 40 in 1979, and tooling was about 50% complete when Bob left Endeavour that same year. Pleased with the result in every regard it proved to be a very popular boat with production ending in 1985 with 185 hulls.
It was so popular that the Endeavour 40 was used on the Miami Vice TV series as the character Don Johnson's live aboard home.
The Endeavour 42 was an evolution of the Endeavour 40 (designed by Johan Valentijn of Americas Cup fame) with the most notable visual change being a continuous sheer line vs. a step up aft on the E40.
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The interior of the Endeavour 40 is built up of wood. First, a framework of floor timbers is constructed and placed in the bilge and heavily bonded in place with woven roving. A plywood sole is glued and screwed on top of these floor timbers and bonded to the hull all around its periphery with woven roving.
All timbers and plywood are saturated with polyester resin before assembly to seal all exposed wood. All bulkheads are bonded to the hull with two layers of woven roving on both sides.
The interior is finished with varnished teak with soft white overheads. The cabin sole is teak parquet flooring, bonded in place with a waterproof adhesive.
The interior layout is typical with a V-berth forward, the head (to starboard) and lockers (to port) which divide it from the main salon area which has a fold-up dining table with port and starboard settees. Aft and to starboard is a nav station with the electrical panel and to port is the galley with Adler-Barbour refrigeration, a gimbaled 3-burner gas stove with oven. The engine area is insulated and has great access. The private owner's stateroom aft has a queen size berth, hanging lockers, chest of drawers, and a private head with shower.
There are 14 opening ports (Beckson) and 4 large Atkins-Hoyle deck hatches (strong drop forged aluminum with 3/4" Lexan), one each over the v-berth and aft cabin and 2 over the salon area.
40 Ft Endeavour 1983
Engine type
Perkins 4-108
  • Diesel
13 ft
40 ft
External * anchor washdown pump * fortress storm anchor and bruce-style main anchor * new anchor chain (160') and rode (200') * new dyneema lifelines * new running rigging (main, jib, and spinnaker) * new roller furling line * inspected, polished, and re-installed chain plates * running rigging diverted to cockpit * new cockpit enclosure * new docklines * new fiberglass propane tank * new bow light * new spreader lights * new spreader boots * new marine radio antenna * 900 watts solar generating capacity * reinforced dinghy davits for solar panels * repainted cove stripe * replaced most seacocks and thruhulls * stripped bottom of old antifoul and replaced with epoxy barrier and new antifoul  

Internal * new freezer * new chainplate inspection ports * new holding tanks and hoses for each head * new 400ah 12v lifepo4 house battery bank * new victron solar and shore charging equipment * 1800 watt inverter * AC/heater * rebuilt injectors on Perkins 4108 engine * new heat exchanger * refurbed exhaust tee and new exhaust hoses * new dripless shaft seal * new marine radio * new epirb

All spars (mast, boom, and spreaders) are extruded aluminum 6061-T6 alloy, with a protective coating an all external surfaces. The main mast on the Endeavour 40 is stepped through the cabin roof onto the keel. The masts have a single spreader, and the boom specs show triple reefing capabilities with end boom sheeting attached to the aft end of the cockpit within easy reach of the helm.
The standing rigging is made of stainless steel wire. The forestay attaches to the stem head fitting at the bow which is fabricated of welded stainless steel backup plates and through bolted to the hull. All other stays and shrouds are attached to chainplates with adjustable turnbuckles at the edge of the deck and are through bolted to the hull. Additional fiberglass reinforcement is molded into the hull in all chainplate areas. The forestay and backstay are made of 3/8" stainless steel wire, and the upper and lower shrouds are made of 5/16".
All halyards were originally stainless steel wire rope with Dacron line tails to minimize stretch and reduce windage. All halyards are run externally to the mast to facilitate inspection, repair, or replacement.
#32 Lewmar winches are mounted on the mast. Sheets are led to #40 Lewmar self tailing winches in the cockpit. Sheet lead blocks attach to an adjustable car on the toerail track—some have 2 tracks, one amidships and the other further back near the cockpit.
The main sheet traveler is mounted on the cockpit coaming aft the helm.

 The skeg is integrally molded with the hull.
Endeavour 40s were originally equipped with a Perkins 4-108 (50hp) auxiliary which is the most common diesel found on sailboats. 
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Virtually all wiring is located high and accessable by removing panels from under the side decks. All wiring is 10 gauge stranded copper with crimp type connectors used at all junctions or terminals. All wiring is color coded with DC wiring as two wire and AC as three wire. Metallic fittings (through hulls, etc.) below the water line are electrically bonded together with 8 gauge copper wire and connected to the ships common ground.
The main electrical panel has on/off circuit brakers and a battery selector which serves as the master DC on/off switch. Shore power service is 30 amps.
The standard battery configuration on the Endeavour 40 consisted of two 12-volt batteries connected in parallel to allow single or combined use and charged from the stock 35 amp alternator.

The rudder is molded as a single piece of solid high density foam with a protective skin of fiberglass and a gelcoat finish. The foam material is of high strength structural grade and has exceptional toughness.
The rudder post, molded integrally inside rudder, is solid stainless steel, which is welded to a steel blade in the interior of the rudder. Where the rudder post passes through the hull, water tightness is ensured by means of a stuffing box.
The pedestal steering system operates with stainless steel cables rotating a quadrant bolted and keyed to the rudder post. The cables run through a conduit attached to a massive steel support frame at the rudder and the motor mount and then to the pedestal where they are shackled to a stainless steel chain running over a sprocket on the steering steel shaft.
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