you can have a professionally hand crafted, large size, high quality model of the "Endeavour", for a fraction
of what has here-to-fore been quoted for a finished J Class model of Endeavour at up to $2400.00.
Our J CLASS MODELS which include RAINBOW
and RANGER are built to the same high standards of our other models. She is constructed
from scratch by skilled craftsmen. Plank on frame is true to the original's wood over steel frames composite construction.
Created from scratch the model is faithful to the original in all details. At each
step along the way, all operations are painstakingly done by hand including a finely finished hull in paint and varnish. It's
high detailing and intricate construction has set a new standard for a quality reproduction at a very reasonable price. She
will make a treasured addition to any collection or décor, and likely increase in value over time as like all our models,
Endeavour is truly a work-of-art.
Hand laid teak deck
Detailed running and standing rigging
Varnished bottom displays planking
Perfectly fitted sails
Class racing number on main sail
Twin spinnaker poles
Detailed brass deck fittings and toe
OUR LINE OF QUALITY MODERATELY PRICED BOAT MODELS include
in sailboats in addition to the ENDEAVOUR, the Crosby cat, the Marshall 18, and Beetle cats, two different
sizes of the Schooner Bluenose, a Friendship sloop, Schooners Adventuress, America, Amistad, the much admired Herreshoff's
12.5 "S" boats, and New York 30, J Class Rainbow, Endeavour, Enterprise, Shamrock, each as full models or
half hulls, and also the three masted lumber Schooner WAWONA and Sparkman & Stephen's ocean racer Dorade, yawl
Odyssey, and Concordia yawl. In motor vessels we offer the Lake Union Dreamboat , the Chris
Craft Barrel Back, the Garwood Speedster, and a classic 1920 motor yacht.
As a retired professional Master mariner, and collector myself, it is
difficult to understand why there is such a wide disparity in quality on internet. Many models are sold at give away
prices, and when you look at them closely, they are not true to the original and are mostly of foreign vessels. We have started
to change that by providing high quality models of boats known and loved by American sailors at a reasonable price that will
give you lasting enjoyment, and pride of ownership.
Please don't confuse our models with others you see on the internet. All MODELS
are NOT CREATED EQUAL. There is no comparison to our replicas at near this price. Before you buy, make sure to look at
all photographs carefully. Ours will show a model of unparalleled quality and faithfulness to the original builder's
plans. Give-always are the rake of the masts, the proportions of the hull, and the cut of the bow. If you're in doubt,
OUR GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION: If not
completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original
packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization by us for the return is required.
Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling.
PARTIAL HISTORY OF ENDEAVOUR: Aircraft magnet,
Thomas J. Sopwith's challenger for the 1934 America's Cup was Endeavour. She was designer Charles Nicholson's third J-Class
and he said of her before he designed her that: "She will have quite a normal hull... because I have thought it right to suppress
possible experimental form, which would be most interesting to try out, but which I have to leave to American designers."
He did, however, produce the most beautiful J-Class and her rig was innovative. Sopwith experimented with new running backstay
strain gauges which controlled the trim of the mast and used electronic wind speed and direction indicators. It has since
been suggested that part of the reason for her failure in the Cup was due to all the gadgets on board. She was matched 83ft
3in on the waterline against Rainbow's 82ft (25.3 & 25m). However, despite being thought to be the best challenger Britain
has ever built, she did not win the Cup. Rainbow, which was considered the inferior boat, beat her by four races to two.
Rainbow was designed by W Starling Burgess and launched in 1934 from
the Herreshoff yard where she was built in just 100 days. The J stepped a pear-shaped duralumin mast, designed to take the
strain of the double-headed jib — first used on Whirlwind — and she was originally rigged with a Park Avenue boom.
This was later removed because it was considered too heavy.
Elizabeth Meyer of Newport, RI bought Endeavour in 1984 and supervised
her restoration. Since her re-launching in 1989, Endeavour, now in the luxury charter trade, has sailed over 100,000
miles and hosted more than 3,000 guests in comfort and safety. She has cruised the waters of Europe, the Mediterranean, the
West Indies, the United States and Canada and has taken part in many regattas, sailing against modern boats as well as classics.
Despite her 64 years, Endeavour continues true to form in her effortless domination of the Classic Racing Circuit. The last
20 years, or so, have seen a huge resurgence of interest in the J-Class. Today Shamrock V, Velsheda and Endeavour are still
sailing and a replica Js, Ranger has recently been launched
|Shamrock V, 1930
|Endeavour II, 1937
Table Courtesy of Yachting World Co. - U.K.
The following dimensions are approximate because each model is
made by hand. Accordingly there will be slight variations in size, color, and weight which in no way will effect their quality
Length: 32 in
Beam: 6 1/2 in
46" in from base to top of mast
Weight of model: 3 lbs exclusive of special packaging.
HULL COLOR: Blue with white water line and varnished bottom
MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: To save cost, this model is shipped
with its mast down. All rigging is pre-attached and sails are separate. For most people, it is a simple affair to
step the mast and tighten all the stays and shrouds since they are pre-measured and hook in place If you have a problem, email
or call us for guidance.