Endeavour 43

1979 — 1985
Designer
Robert K. Johnson
Builder
Endeavour Yacht Corp.
Association
Endeavour Sailboat Owners
# Built
185
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
45 2 / 13.8 m
Waterline Length
35 0 / 10.7 m
Beam
14 0 / 4.3 m
Draft
5 6 / 1.7 m
Displacement
33,000 lb / 14,969 kg
Ballast
12,000 lb / 5,443 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Ketch
Reported Sail Area
1,030′² / 95.7 m²
Total Sail Area
895′² / 83.2 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
428′² / 39.7 m²
P
47 6 / 14.5 m
E
18 0 / 5.5 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
467′² / 43.4 m²
I
54 11 / 16.8 m
J
16 11 / 5.2 m
Forestay Length
57 6 / 17.6 m
Mizzen
PY
29 11 / 9.1 m
EY
8 11 / 2.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
4-154
HP
62
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
175 gal / 662 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
200 gal / 757 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
6 7 / 2 m
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.93 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.02
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
36.36
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
343.61
heavy
Comfort Ratio
39.55
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.75
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Endeavour 43 comes from the first generation of sailboats from Endeavour Yachts, a yard that built its early reputation around simple, straight forward shoal draft designs with big volume accommodation and mediocre sailing performance. True to that formula, the Endeavour 43 was penned by Robert Johnson as a heavy displacement center-cockpit cruiser with large comfortable living quarters and a shoal draft optimized for Florida sailing. The boat was first introduced in 1978, offered in both ketch and cutter rig options, and had a production run that lasted to 1984.

Owners tend to rave about their comfortable well styled accommodations with healthy 6′ 7″ of headroom. The boat can accommodate at least 6 between its forward and aft staterooms and settee berths in the generously sized saloon. The aft stateroom is a particular favorite. Saying the boat has ample stowage is probably an understatement.

With a 33,000 pound displacement, comfortable motion is a given and the ride is very dry. Unfortunately the rest of her on-the-water capabilities do not match her dockside competencies. Windward performance is poor due to a shoal draft keel, she has enough weather helm to make self-steering a problem, and off the wind in following seas her large stern tends to get pushed around a bit.

Links, References and Further Reading

» Endeavour Sailboat Owners Forum

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