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Question Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

Looking for some opinions on Endeavours.

Figure I'll get a lot here

Some info about me:
6'4"
Living Aboard year round in the North East
Will be sailing solo mostly
my first boat over 20'
Mostly Coastal sailing, but would like to venture into blue water as I gain experience.
Price range under $150k
(I'm also looking at Irwins)
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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

WOW, not one opinion? Thats odd.
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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

Just to chime in...I was looking for an Endeavor 32, but ended up purchasing a Irwin 30, which I have really grown to like after my mini restoration. Although not the same class / size boat you are seeking, I am well pleased with my purchase, and like you, this is my first vessel out of the twenty footer range, so it has worked out well...If I were to live aboard, I am thinking that a 34-38 footer would be sufficient for me. The new boats are great for speed and high tech, some lack aesthetics, but the bottom line if you are not a millionaire + you will not have to worry about making that decision. That said, for all the 'not blue water ' rap Endeavor’s and Irwin’s take, don't believe it...just make sure you get one of the good hulls ( that is researching the models / years and then doing a physical check for blistering etc.) The rock solid hulls are just that, and up-grading the deck to hull connection with a bolt through process is doable on many of the models...my 30 footer is solid, top & bottom....Hope this helps you.
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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

Both are fine boats for your intended use.
I've done a three day stay on an E 42 center cockpit, it convinced me to re-think my choice of boats enough to buy a Irwin 38 center cockpit.

What more can I say?
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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

chucklesR: You're saying you weren't impressed with the E42 CC? Would you mind elaborating? I'd be interested in your take on the boat. Saw an add for a sloop rigged E42 in Olympia, WA that caught my eye and I want to do my due dilligence..

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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

chuckles previous boat was a catamaran. after riding in an E 42, he switched from cat to mono

I've had many, many late model production boat owners express jealousy over the solid feel of my E-42 in the stiffness of the hull & deck and in things like solid stanchions.

Do your homework, some of the models within the lines you speak of are less well built than others of the same brand. Corvette and Chevette are both Chevrolet! Sorry, can't provide specifics except that the E-42 was widely considered one of Endeavours best.
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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

Dave, the E42 I rode on was Xort's.
35-40 kt winds, 6-8 foot seas. My catamaran would have been a rough riding cork. The e-42 cc is a fine boat, out of my price range. I paid roughly half what X paid for his, comparable condition.

My wife on the other hand gives me grief for the missing 4 feet of length and foot of beam.
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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

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My wife on the other hand gives me grief for the missing 4 feet of length and foot of beam.
you are sooo tempting us!
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Re: Endeavour Yachts - Opinions 40-45'

If it's in your budget and in good condition you won't be sorry.

Endeavor's are for the most part Irwin's, some are the same hull molds, sold when Irwin went out of business. Of course they fixed a few shortcomings on the way etc..


Same goes on Endeavor's, they are, for the most part budget, early IP's - early models if you will, Bob J (IP designer, owner) has his finger prints and teeth marks all over the E's and I's.

Each (Irwin, Endeavor's, IP's) became better, higher quality over the evolution.
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