We have owned and liveaboard
a 1985 33' Endeavour for the past 6 years. As a liveaboard
, the boat has been comfortable both in warm and cold weather
We have made major improvements and ours is not like the average Endeavour in that we have added much custom cabinetry, heat and air, and lots of little touches that have made it more comfortable. We felt the boat was short on storage
space and the cabinetry added the storage
we need as liveaboards.
As far as sailing ability, the boat is fast and responsive. In the right conditions it is a lot of fun to sail. We are on the Chesapeake and it can kick up quickly; we have found the boat to get uncomfortable when the weather
conditions deteriorate. We were out recently in 35 knot
winds with 5 foot seas and we were grateful to get to our anchorage. Its motion comfort leaves something to be desired, especially if the seas are confused, as is often the case when the Chesapeake gets angry.
It has a tendency to wander, most likely a function of its short, fin keel
. Also, because of its flat entry, it can slam as it falls off heavy seas. While unnerving, the boats are well built and it seems to take everything we put it through.
On the positive, it is very easy to move around on deck
, has a comfortable cockpit
for entertaining and you can't beat its size below. When she is in conditions favorable to her hull
design, she will hit 7.2 knots with ease and you will have a heck of a great sail. Overall, we have greatly enjoyed the boat but are now looking for a full keel
boat to take offshore
If you would like to see what we have done below, the boat is listed on Yachtworld in Galesville, MD. Might give you some ideas as you head
into your retirement
and spend more time aboard.
We hope you enjoy your boat. I have loved our boat since day one and it is with some regret that I have agreed to sell her. I know my husband is right about needing a full keel for the type of cruising we want to do, but I will miss the Endeavour.