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12-26-2012 09:03 AM
Re: Gulfstar 50 vs Endeavour 52

Does anyone know how many Gulfstar 36 ft Sloop were built? There are two here in Clear Lake, TX and we think there we only 26 built.

Would like to hear from others who might have one of these great boats.

s/v Cambria
05-21-2012 12:22 PM
Re: Gulfstar 50 vs Endeavour 52

Checking the hull numbers in our database which are submitted by owners, the one listed as hull 34 cannot be trusted. It would be safer to say that there may have been as many as "9" E52s built.
05-21-2012 12:19 PM
Re: Gulfstar 50 vs Endeavour 52

There were more than 2 E52s built. I'm not sure the number but here at the Endeavour Owners Forum we have records of 4 E52s and the hull numbers appear to indicate that there "may have" been as many as 34 built. Having said that I'm also aware that manufacturers have been known to manipulate hull numbers to give the appearance of more being built/sold but I'm not aware of that with Endeavour.

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11-28-2010 08:30 AM
Originally Posted by howitzer23 View Post
this may be too late but we used to own one of the two Endevour 52's that were built and know the boat inside out.
Do you mind sharing with me some info about the E52. I am planning to purchase one of that type and I haven't been able to read comments about them, only specs.
06-18-2010 05:29 PM
knothead letmesail,
I sent you a PM.
06-18-2010 05:20 PM
letmesail Howitzer23, I am a current owner of an E52 in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'd love to know what you do! Were there only 2 or so built?
04-26-2007 07:56 AM
howitzer23 this may be too late but we used to own one of the two Endevour 52's that were built and know the boat inside out.
02-21-2004 05:22 AM
Gulfstar 50 vs Endeavour 52

While I am not normally a fan of ketch rigs, in the case of the Gulftar 50, with its narrow beam, easily driven hull and limited stability (which is true of most narrow, shallow boats) the ketch rig actually turns out to be the better rig for this specific model. While neither boat is particularly well built (we''ve had two Endeavous in our family and the build quality was worse than mediocre on both), the Gulfstar 50 has a strong reputation amoungst those whom I know who own one, including a particularly offshore experienced couple who traded out of a Cabo Rico to the Gulfstar 50 and have nothing but praise for the Gulfstar (Albeit after going through a major refit and build out).

02-21-2004 04:27 AM
Gulfstar 50 vs Endeavour 52

Your focusing on the engine makes me think you''re likely to be cruising the E Coast via the ICW. That would make me want to avoid wing keels. This is because when I inevitably went aground in the ICW, I''d want to not stick in the mud like an arrowhead and not be able to back
out. To respond to the rig question: Modern sail-handling systems make the old argument of many small sails being easier to handle somewhat mooted. The added weight and windage of a mizzen don''t help performance. The mizzen mast, its stays, shrouds and boom can be an inconvenience in the cockpit. Many mizzens serve as very expensive radar arches and/or radio masts. If you like to anchor out or hang on a mooring, however, a mizzen could be just the thing that keeps you riding nicely to the wind and prevents you yawing all over the place. A good night''s sleep?? Priceless. Check with sloop owners to see if they sail around at anchor or lie quietly, and you''ll see if you need the ketch or not.
02-19-2004 07:53 PM
Gulfstar 50 vs Endeavour 52

What price range are you looking at thier is a real nice 53 I think it is here in New Orleans I looked at it the guy took gteat care of her. Contact me at if you are interested I think he was asking like $154K
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