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1978 Endeavour 32
| 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 4'2" 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, she's 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 it's a bit easier to handle and doesn't 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.
I've found that we can regularly expect 7knts on the speedo One admirable characteristic of the Endeavour 32's 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.
It's a simple, forgiving, stout cruising boat.