'Endeavour', a Tartan 34.5C For Sale
by Dick de Grasse
(Islesboro, Maine USA)
'Endeavour', our Sparkman & Stephens, 1972 Tartan 34.5C is for sale.
After 33 years of Europe, Atlantic and Caribbean cruising we have decided to part with our live-aboard, family heirloom. Our extraordinary seaworthy fiberglass vessel is 100% ready for ocean sailing all over again.
Kathy and I qualified for the Ocean Cruising Club with our 2800 mile, 3 week passage from Grand Canary, Spain to Antigua. Our budget of 3 gallons of fresh water per day for both of us was plenty. We’ve been to Bermuda and Cuba 3 times and all over the Caribbean and Atlantic north to Canada.
'Endeavour' has a 5 foot draft with the board up and 8 feet with the board down and clears 55 foot bridges.
Using Norseman and Staylock compression fittings, we oversized the rig and added a staysail.
She has 10 winches, internal halyards, 2 fresh water tanks, hot water tank, holding tank (of course), refrigeration, Raymarine autopilot and Ratcliffe windvane self-steering/auxiliary rudder.
“Wally” our Ratcliffe wind vane self-steerer is the best. It did all our ocean passages with no complaints: 25 to 40+ knots of breeze is no problem.
Double or triple reef the main, roll in the headsail, fly the staysail, lock the wheel midship, dip the center board about half way so she will run straight in big following seas, set “Wally” to the wind and course then go below, make dinner or sit back under the dodger and watch “Wally” steer the boat day and night.
'Endeavour' can sleep as many as 5 or 6 people. At anchor Kathy and I sleep up forward in our king size berth. Guests sleep in the quarter berth or in the main cabin double. During a passage at sea we take turns and sleep in the quarter berth or in the cabin.
'Endeavour' carries7 sails: 8 oz main with 3 reef points, 130% and 100% Profurl roller furling headsails, spinnaker, drifter, staysail and trysail.
We carry 2 telescopic spinnaker poles and a reaching strut on deck. Jack lines running fore and aft.
For communications and navigation, she has a Kenwood amateur/commercial SSB radio, new Garmin GPS chart plotter, VHF, Radar, 4 anchors with chain and rode. 4 new batteries, new battery charger, 130 watt solar panel, HONDA 2000 generator, 30 hp Westerbeke diesel and a full range of engine and mechanical and electrical spares.
In addition, she carries a two year-old inflatable dinghy with 3.5 hp outboard. Charts for Eastern Atlantic, Canada, Atlantic islands, Caribbean, Bahamas and Western Mediterranean.
'Endeavour' is carefully laid up on the hard at Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage, Placida, Florida.
Right now, she is completely covered and has been “summarized” to weather Florida heat, rain and humidity. We’ll be back aboard around December 15, 2019.
Please call ahead if you wish to see her. We’ll bring our extra charts along. She’ll safely go places bigger boats can’t.