Had some friends who built an Endurance 35 from a bare hull
back in the 70's... name of the boat was 'June 8'. They finished her off beautifully and buddy boated around Vancouver Island with them. They left us in Victoria, BC and headed to Hawaii
, sailed the islands, had a child and ended up about 2 years later nearly losing the boat in the hurricane
that decimated the fleet in Cabo San Lucas in the early eighties.
Caught up with them again in San Francisco
and spent time sailing the Bay with them.
It was a cutter
rig, cut away forefoot, very roomy below and wonderful visiblity from the cockpit
. Seakindly, great in a blow but not the fastest mouse in the cage.
My guess is she would well suited for coastal passagemaking in OZ and very safe to take to New Zealand
if you were inclined... hope this helps, Capt Phil