Interior images of 77 year old J class Endeavour reveal beauty of J class icon
The first interior images of Endeavour have now been released giving a sneak preview inside the newly refitted 77 year old J class.
The 18 month refit was undertaken by Auckland boatyard Yachting Developments. More than 100,000 man hours went into the project and over 40 tonnes of material were removed and replaced on the yacht during the refit.
The extensive project saw the replacement of the main engine, generators, hydraulic systems, winches, electrical system, electronics, bow thruster, and air conditioning. A new caron fibre mast was built by Southern Spars in Auckland and features EC6 standing rigging.
The refit included removal and replacement of the complete weather deck including all deck equipment. Steel deck framing has also been relocated to accommodate the new load paths of the new deck layout. The number of deck winches was reduced from 28 to 14 and all dorades were removed in keeping with her original appearance. Dykstra & Partners, Naval Architects, were instrumental in the design of the new sail plan, deck layout and structural engineering.
Accommodation forward of the mast has been reconfigured by John Munford and Adam Lay and the new interior has been built in-house by Yachting Developments tradesmen.
The owner’s project management is by Jon Barrett Associates whom have had over 25 years experience in this role with Endeavour.