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Seller's Description

General condition and any additional information

Classic sailing yacht ideal for coastal cruising, bring you electronics and sail away. This boat has been lovingly maintained and gently used. She has had only three owners. The Endeavour 32 began life back in 1970 as the Irwin Classic 32. Although the Irwin 32 had been out-designed for racing, the hull was still a nice, clean, conservative, and comfortable design for cruising. The molds for the Irwin 32 formed the basis for Endeavour Yacht Corporation, which built about 600 Endeavour 32s until 1982. Our current membership records show hull 574 being built in January of 1982. Although the Irwin 32 and the Endeavour 32 look identical and have the same displacement, the E32 is listed by the builder as 4 wider, and 4 longer overall, and 6 longer on the waterline. The Endeavour 32 was originally built as a fixed shoal keel with 42 draft. Among the modifications were a different coach roof line and port configuration, cockpit coaming modification, additional interior storage and access, galley modification, integral companion way stairs, and a teak cabin sole. When we look at the numbers of the E32 we see a moderate boat, however this can be deceiving.

Since the E32 is relatively narrow and heels early, thereby extending the waterline significantly. When the wind picks up, shes a wolf in sheeps clothing. As the wind picks up 10kts, she gains speed and the water line begins to stretch out. Her narrow beam allows for good directional stability and keeps the bow from digging in like many wide stern boats being built today. For this given size boat we have a small sail area and therefore small sails. This means its a bit easier to handle and doesnt require an early reef. Designed primarily for sailing the Florida Keys, Bahamas, and Caribbean Islands she loves reaching conditions, and as her waterline stretches out she really gets moving. Ive found that we can regularly expect 7knts on the speedo One admirable characteristic of the Endeavour 32s performance is that the hull almost never pounds in a seaway and the boat can be easily handled by a small crew. So many times, heavier cruisers turn in faster passages than lighter ones simply because the crew is better rested from not having to micromanage the boat. Its a simple, forgiving, stout cruising boat.



Ted Irwin
Endeavour Yacht Corp.
Endeavour Sailboat Owners
# Built


Length Overall
31 11 / 9.8 m
Waterline Length
25 3 / 7.7 m
9 8 / 3 m
4 2 / 1.3 m
11,700 lb / 5,307 kg
5,000 lb / 2,268 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
464′² / 43.1 m²
Total Sail Area
464′² / 43.1 m²
Sail Area
207′² / 19.2 m²
34 6 / 10.5 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
Air Draft
43 0 / 13.1 m
Sail Area
257′² / 23.9 m²
39 6 / 12 m
12 11 / 4 m
Forestay Length
41 6 / 12.7 m

Auxilary Power

Yanmar or Westerbeke
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
65 gal / 246 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
6.9 kn
Classic: 6.74 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

6.88 knots
Classic formula: 6.74 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


The ENDEAVOUR 32 was the first boat from Endeavour and was actually the same basic hull as the earlier IRWIN 32 with modifications by Dennis Robbins, in-house designer for Endeavour at this time. Other changes to the design (by Bob Johnson?) were made in 1980.
Earlier ENDEAVOUR 32’s could be purchased with a fin keel or keel-centerboard (like the IRWIN).
By 1979, both the deep fin keel and keel-centerboard versions had been dropped in favor of a shallower draft, fixed keel model. Shown here is the later version.
See ENDEAVOUR 32 CB for more details.

Keel/CB version:
Draft BD: 7.83’ Draft BU: 3.5’
Shoal draft fixed keel: 3.16’

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