"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." ~ Endeavour Owners Website
While Venture Forth is not set up as a cutter, she was designed and built with the inner forestay and taller mast. This yacht was designed and built for the cruising lifestyle. With her well protected cockpit, large galley that opens to the saloon, large master cabin aft, many lockers and large dedicated engine room, this yacht has space. In good overall shape for her age this yacht presents well and should survey just as well. The sellers are motivated to sell and have put the yacht on the market at an attractive price.
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Private Owner's stateroom aft: Standard size berth, shelf around berth with large storage space beneath., hanging locker, seat, chest of drawers, adjoining private head with shower, reading light, two overhead prisms and a fan. Passageway: (Walk-thru hall) full 6' headroom. To starboard: oilskin locker and work bench with stowage under shelf over. To Port: Engine room access through large double doors and main electrical panel to the right of these doors in the walk though hall.. Main Salon area, Port & Starboard: suspended cabinets with doors over shelves with lights under cabinets, slide out berths on both of salon, 3 drawers each side below settees. Hanging locker on port side.
Forward Stateroom:V-berth, hanging locker, chest of drawers below berth, private adjoining head with shower. Door to main salon insures complete privacy for this area.
All teak interior surfaces are varnished. Teak Parquet sole throughout. All lockers, teak paneled, all doors solid teak.
The hull of the Endeavour 40 is molded as a single unit of a combination of polyester resin and fiberglass woven roving and multidirectional chopped strand fiber (MCSF). The keel is molded integrally with the hull and the lead ballast is encapsulated inside. The deck and cockpit, like the hull, are molded as a single unit of a combination of polyester resin and fiberglass woven roving and MCSF. Plywood coring is incorporated between layers of fiberglass in the cabin top, deck, seat, and cockpit sole areas to give additional stiffness. The non-skid finish is molded into the deck and the exterior finish is pigmented gelcoat molded onto the fiberglass. The boot and sheer stripe are are a sprayed on coating of Imron© paint.
The hull-to-deck joint is a 'flange' type, which during assembly, is liberally coated with a combination adhesive/sealant. The deck is then lowered onto the hull and fastened in place with stainless steel thru-bolts. When the bolts are tightened, the excess compound is forced into the crevices and out the sides. The teak cap is then installed, bedded in a heavy layer of the same compound and secured in place, doubly ensuring water tightness.
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.
Virtually all wiring is located high and access-able 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 breakers and a battery selector which serves as the master DC on/off switch. Shore power service is 30 amps.
Dynaplate and copper for ssb installed
Located to port of the companionway the galley has significant storage and work space with storage inboard, above the work surfaces and below work surfaces.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.