40' Endeavour 1983



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40' Endeavour 1983 Venture Forth


     "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.    






Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



13' "

Engine Details:

Yanmar 4JH3E

Engine 1:

2002 1858.00 HRS 50.00 HP

Engine 2:

2002 1858.00 HRS 50.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

75 GAL

Water Capacity:

130 GAL


     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.

  • Lofrans horizontal anchor windless '03
  • 35' Delta Fast Set Anchor w. 125' of 3/8 chain
  • FX-37 Fortress Anchor w/ 20' of 3/8" chain & 150' 3/4" nylon rode
  • 16 stainless steel opening ports from "New Found Metals" '07
  • Four opening hatches on cabin top, 2 have portable screens
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Genoa sheets, blocks and S/S tracks
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Cockpit cushions '13
  • (2) Adjustable midship cleats
  • (2) Lewmar 44 2-speed Genoa sheet winches & cleats
  • electric mainsheet winch
  • S/S bow pulpit & stern rail
  • Double lifelines and welded S/S stanchions w/ boarding gates port & starboard
  • Winch handle box on binnacle
  • Insulated beverage locker in cockpit
  • Anchor well for backup anchor & rode
  • Lazarette bins, port & Starboard
  • Dingy davits '07
  • Ridgid vang '05

     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.

  • Cutter rigging available as a sloop
  • Aluminum mast
  • Shaffer boom furling system '05
  • Fully battened main sail '05
  • Furlex head sail furler '05
  • Riding sail hoisted over the boom aft '08
  • S/S rigging w/ insulated backstay '04
  • Rigging for cutter and inner staysail
  • SSB dynaplate '04
  • Navigation lights

  • Masthead light

  • Spreader Lights

  • Water cooled 50 hp Yanmar (4JH3E engine w/1858 hours '02
  • Replaced transmission '05
  • Sea water strainer for engine
  • Dual fuel filter system w/ alarm '08
  • (2) baffled fuel tanks for a total of 75 gallons
  • Fuel & water tanks replaced in '98
  • 1-1/4" S/S propeller shaft w/ line cutter wheel on shaft
  • 3-blade bronze prop
  • Insulated engine room
  • S/S destroyer type steering wheel
  • 5" Danforth compass on chrome binnacle
  • Emergency tiller

  • Raynav 350 GPS '01
  • Garmin GPS Map 478
  • Standard Horizon VHF with remote cockpit mic '13
  • Standard Horizon cockpit instrumentation, wind, depth, knot meter, repeater at nav station, new '06
  • Autopilot, Cetec Benmar CC-220 with hand controller in cocpit '08
  • Radar, Sitex 185,  '00
  • TV antenna, Omni directional
  • Jensen Am/FM radio stereo '02

      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.

  • Electrical control panel with circuit breakers for 12V DC & 115V AC systems
  • Reverse AC polarity protection
  • AC & DC volt meters
  • (2) 12 Volt starting batteries '14
  • (1) 12 Volt windlass battery '14
  • (4) 6 Volt house batteries '15
  • Link 20 battery monitor with battery combiner
  • 4-Way vapor proof battery switch on main panel
  • 3,000 Watt inverter/charger w/ its own vapor proof battery switch '08
  • 115 Volt duplex receptacles, ground fault receptacles in galley and both heads
  • 115 Volt shore power with ship-to-shore cable
  • All underwater metals connected to common ground
  • 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.

  • Force 10, 3 burner stove with Oven, '07
  • Alder Barbour refrigeration - freezer system '07
  • Salt water foot pump
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Numerous dish lockers & Utensil drawers
  • Deep, double stainless steel sink
  • Large, easy access pot & an locker

  • Hot & Cold running water
  • Water heater, 10 gallons '03
  • 2 Private heads w/ shower, S/S vanity & full length mirror
  • Electric bilge pump
  • all seacocks have double S/S clamps
  • Automatic pump for shower drains
  • All copper tubing for pressure water system
  • Both 20 gallon holding tanks have diverter valves
  • Anchor washdown pump in engine room w/ outlet forward in the anchor locker

  • Carbon monoxide detector in walk-thru hall
  • Propane shutoff switch in galley

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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.

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