Royal Huisman launches Endeavour II replica

Hanuman, the new build replica of Endeavour II, was launched over the weekend at the Royal Huisman yard in Holland.

Designed by Dykstra and Partners, with an interior by Pieter Beeldsnijder, she made a dramatic appearance as she was lowered into the water (pictured). She was launched alongside the shipyard prior to moving the yacht to the North Sea for commissioning and sea trials.

In 1937 the original Endeavour II was built in steel at Camper & Nicholson’s yard in Gosport, for T.O.M. Sopwith, to designs by Charles E Nicholson. She was built to challenge for the America’s Cup – against the defender Ranger.

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