ENDEAVOUR – History


38 ft Special Cruiser
Launched  03 March 1970 at Ryde, NSW
Job Number: not available
Length 11.58m.  Beam 3.70m.  Draft 1.30m.
Power:  Chrysler/Nissan 6cyl diesel 120hp
Oregan hull and teak cabins
Custodians:  Halvorsen Boats Pty Ltd:  March 1970 – July 1992
Eric Oddie:  July 1992 – December 1992
Peter & Maureen Burmeister:  December 1992 – current

The last carvel timber boat built by Halvorsen, as the flagship of the Halvorsen fleet of hire cruisers based at Bobbin Head on Cowan Creek/Hawkesbury in Sydney’s north.
Endeavour was promoted as a “Special Cruiser” and featured extra fittings over the standard hire fleet and included such luxury (then) as; curtains, electric toilet, electric anchor winch, centralized lighting switches, eutectic refrigeration.

Endeavour was the largest cruiser on the once 65 vessel strong hire fleet. She was sold to private interests in 1992 and remained based at Bobbin Head until February 2007, when she moved to Cottage Point, still on Cowan Creek.

Originally fitted with a 4cyl petrol engine, it was replaced in the early 1980s with a 6cyl diesel. She is fitted with 600litre water tank and 300litre diesel tank.
Endeavour remains true to her origins, as her features remain much the same as original.