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I need some info on Endeavor 52

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I am watching an add about a 1989 Endeavor 52 for sale, but it is kind of difficult to find comments on them, pictures of interior or previous owner's experiences with them.
I did find the factory specifications, interior layout, and sail plans.
Someone on this forum mentioned that there were only two 52s made that year?
If that is the case. Will they be...classics, antiques, rare birds?
Or...had they design problems and the co. stopped making them?
I learned that her mast is quite large(66') and won't pass through the fixed bridges on the ICW.
I will really appreciate your feedback o this matter.
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A YW listing on a "51"... Bound to be similar.

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A YW listing on a "51"... Bound to be similar.
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looks to be some good info on the owners assn. site here:

Endeavour 52 Sailboat Specifications

if you scroll all the way down to bottom left there is a pdf of the sales brochure.

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looks to be some good info on the owners assn. site here:

Endeavour 52 Sailboat Specifications

if you scroll all the way down to bottom left there is a pdf of the sales brochure.
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I am planning to buy an E 52' in 'proyect boat like' condition, and I would like to get some opinions from previous owners and others with knowledge about this boat's sailing abilities and stability among other features.
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A 52' boat in 'project like' condition? Run.... run far and fast unless you really love restoring boats and have the $$$ resources to do so.
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I am planning to buy an E 52' in 'proyect boat like' condition, and I would like to get some opinions from previous owners and others with knowledge about this boat's sailing abilities and stability among other features.
Buying the EXACT SAME BOAT IN GOOD SHAPE will cost far less than buying the "project-condition" boat and refurbishing it. When you're refurbishing a boat, you are generally paying retail prices for bits and pieces of a 52' boat...and that adds up very quickly.

Unless you have time, money and space to do this, buying a 52' project boat is going to be a nightmare.

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I may get her for $25K. The hull is sound, and the engine needs routine maintenance and repairs. The standing rigging looks fine, and blocks and winches appeared to need only service. Steering is OK(cable). Deck-hull connections and bulkheads are solid. No sign of leakage.
A friend told me that with another $25K and a couple of years on the hard(a $100 a month yard), I may get her ready.
Sails, standing rigging, hull and bottom paint have to be renewed.
The boat's interior is asking for a %75 renovation.
The plans are to live aboard once she is ready.
Thanks for your advice and opinion. Everything counts.

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Buying the EXACT SAME BOAT IN GOOD SHAPE will cost far less than buying the "project-condition" boat and refurbishing it. When you're refurbishing a boat, you are generally paying retail prices for bits and pieces of a 52' boat...and that adds up very quickly.

Unless you have time, money and space to do this, buying a 52' project boat is going to be a nightmare.
I found a few of the same for sale in pristine condition in the $175K + range.
I'm trying to make numbers here. I have the time(2 to 3 years) for the proyect...and the money...well...it comes and goes .
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heres a link to an Endeavour site that should have some info Endeavour Sailboat Owners Discussion Forum

I'm sure the 52' Endeavour is much different then my 32' or the 42' s I've been on but they are very soildly built more for comfort then speed but are very stylish.

It sounds like you have the cost thing figured out and when you say project condition, I think all boats this age mine included (79) always have something that needs doing. For a live aboard i'm sure it would be a great boat once you have it the way you want. Good luck
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