The extensive refit of the iconic J Boat Endeavour sailing yacht is nearing completion at Yachting Developments Auckland yard. As a historic vessel, absolute care has been taken to preserve as much of the vessel as practical while taking advantage of twenty first century sailing systems, enhanced safety and improved functionality.
There has been a long term philosophy of longevity and serviceability throughout the refit ensuring classic yacht Endeavour will remain the historic Icon she is today for future generations.
Dykstra & Partners, Naval Architects, have been instrumental in the design of the new sail plan, deck layout and structural engineering.
The comprehensive refit of S/Y Endeavour includes complete removal of the weather deck and all deck equipment. Steel deck framing has also been relocated to accommodate the new load paths of the new deck layout.
The main engine, generators, hydraulic systems, winches, electrical system, electronics, bow thruster and air conditioning have been replaced or upgraded. Work is nearing completion on the new Southern Spars carbon mast and rigging.
The owner’s project management is by Jon Barrett Associates whom have had over 25 years experience in this role with the Endeavour yacht.
Yachting Developments Managing Director Ian Cook describes working on superyacht Endeavour as “an honor, she is something special, everyone involved has put their heart and soul into the refit, I think the care and passion is very evident in the end result”.
Sailing yacht Endeavour is on schedule to be launched October 2011.
Both Yachting Developments and Dykstra Naval Architects will be exhibiting at this year’s 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, Yachting Developments can be found at stand QJ2, New Zealand Street.
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