'Sea Note', an Endeavor 43 Sailboat for Sale

by Ray
(Puerto Penasco, Mexico)

'Sea Note', our 1980 Endeavour 43 Sailboat is for sale.

As we were preparing for our next adventure to Australia, I was involved in a serious accident that has put a sudden stop to our cruising life. So sadly we have to give up our cruising lifestyle along with our Endeavour 43 'Sea Note'. 'Sea Note' is a proven blue water sailor. In the last 11 year's she has taken us to 16 different countries in the Pacific. She has sailed through 50 knot winds and 12-foot waves on our way to Tonga. She saved us in hurricane Odel in Mexico with no damage. We've had so many adventures with her and explored the Pacific in comfort and confidence in her.

Robert Johnson designed this the Endeavour 43 in the late '70's for cruising in the Caribbean. She is a staysail ketch (a ketch with a cutter rig) carrying just over 1,000 square feet of sail when flying headsail, staysail, main and mizzen.

Hull Type: Long Fin with Skeg-Hung Rudder
Rigging Type: Staysail Ketch
Length Overall: 47'0"
Waterline Length: 35'0"
Beam: 14'0"
Draft: 5'6"
Displacement: 33,000lb
Ballast: 12,000lb
Construction: GRP (Fibreglass)
First Built: 1979
Last Built: 1985
Number Built: 185

Design Ratios:
Sail Area/Displacement: 16.1
Ballast/Displacement: 36.4
Displacement/Length: 344
Comfort Ratio: 39.9
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.75

We have owned her for more than 10 years, and have lived on her during that time. We have sailed from San Diego to Hawaii, on to Canada, and the Pacific Northwest, to Mexico the South Pacific, New Zealand, with a very interesting return to Mexico where she is now located.

During that time she has been constantly maintained and upgraded. The list is long so please bear with me...
  • New paint for the entire boat 2013;

  • New Standard Horizon VHF radio with remote mic at helm;

  • Installed 420 Watts of solar panels;

  • New RayMarine chart plotter with digital radar 2014;

  • New Achilles 10-foot dinghy, and Honda 9.9hp 2014;

  • Stainless safety rail from bow to stern 2014;

  • New standing rigging 2015;

  • New Yankee cut 135% head sail 2015;

  • Spare jib is a 155% 2015);

  • Installed new Maxwell windless 2015;

  • New cockpit enclosure 2016;

  • Replaced 300 feet of 3/8" chain 2016;

  • Icom 802 SSB radio system replaced 2018;

  • New StackPack sail bag and lazy jack for main, and mizzen 2018;

  • Galley refit in 2019 including new counter top, microwave, and Dickerson propane 3-burner stove with temperature-controlled oven;

  • Replaced refrigeration system for fridge 2019;

  • Recharged cold plate in freezer 2019;

  • New bottom paint in October 2019;

  • This year we replaced fresh water lines, and both waste water systems in fore and aft heads, including new pumps, tanks, and hoses;

  • New zippers for the cockpit enclosure;

  • New Sea Pro watermaker with all new lines, and electrical;

  • The two fuel tanks have a capacity of 720 litres (180 gallons, full).

'Sea Note' is a comfortable live-aboard cruising boat boasting over 6 and a half feet of headroom throughout.

She is a two-stateroom vessel. Forward there is a double Pullman berth, hanging locker, with four drawers, and a head. The aft cabin features a full double bed athwartship with large storage areas at both ends, a head, and separate shower stall, a vanity, and large hanging locker, again with four additional drawers.

She has amazing access to her engine room which contains a Yanmar 4JH3B with a turbo that produces approximately 72hp, a Northern Lights 6kW generator, and a 6-gallon electric hot water tank.

In the companionway that runs next to the engine room there is a combination washer/dryer, a 16,000 and a 12,000 btu heater/air conditioning system, along with a very large storage area for spare parts, service manuals, and tools.

The main salon has a side board to port, two barrel chairs, and a coffee table between. To starboard we have an L-shaped settee bordering a dining table with two fold-down leaves that comfortably seats six people. Both below and behind the settee, there are several large storage areas.

Next to the settee is the navigation station were the radios and assorted electronics live.

The galley has a large pantry, top access fridge, and separate freezer, microwave, a 3-burner gimballed stove and oven, with a double sink.

In the cockpit ten people can comfortably enjoy sundowners. Easy access to five self-tailing winches, and the main sheet traveller where even the smallest of crew has little problem in handling this boat. The helm has all the controls for VHF radio and electronics, autopilot and the drive engine. The cockpit is fitted with cushions and pillows throughout. When the weather turns wet or cold the full enclosures assures a warm and dry watch. Simple access to a wide deck surrounded by a stainless-steel railing promotes security.

A serious injury away from the vessel earlier this year dictates that the present owners cannot safely sail the boat any longer. Although they could continue to live aboard in comfort, they believe strongly that boats were meant travel, and would like to see 'Sea Note' continue her adventure.

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