Our Endeavour yacht 24" model is scratched built plank on frame by skillful and creative master craftsmen. The hull is simply beautiful. It was carefully put together using
the best material to create a smooth surface on both sides. Mahogany and teak wood are carefully put together strip by strip. This model was built according to scale through
original plans, pictures and drawings.
On the yacht, you can easily locate stunning wooden parts and ornaments such as wooden mast, wooden boom, wooden bunkers, fabric sails with detailed stitching, wooden pole, metal steering, long metal side rails and more. We only use high quality wood and metal, absolutely no plastic parts.
This beautiful model rests on a painted solid wooden stand. To enhance value and recognition, a metal name plate embedded with "Endeavour 1934" is also provided. You will be amazed at how real it looks; The masts are folded flat down for shipping purposes, instructions are provided for easy setup.
Endeavour was hailed as the most beautiful J-Class yacht ever built. She was the best and most impressive sailboat that Britain ever built to race in America's Cup series. Endeavour had speed as well as beauty. Built in 1933 by T.O.M. Sopwith, the undisputed leader of the British aircraft industry, Endeavour possessed many new and innovative devices, including below-deck winches, new sail designs, and an improved spinnaker. Even with an amateur crew, she came closer to winning the Cup than any other challenger up to that time.
Endeavour was a faster yacht than her contender Rainbow. She beat Rainbow the first two races. However, the American team was a much finer crew and defeated Endeavour all next three races by out-thinking her captain. In the third race, as a direct result of Vanderbilt, the skipper of "Rainbow", failing to pull away, the yachts almost collided when Endeavour had right of way. Sopwith raised the protest flag after the race in accordance to British rules.
The race committee however dismissed the protest as the American rules stated the protest flag is to be flown at the time of the foul. This prompted a British writer to comment, "Britannia rules the waves, but America waives the rules." When Endeavour returned to England she continued to dominate the British racing scene until 1938 when she was laid up for the duration of World War II. Saved by Elizabeth Meyer of New Port, RI, today she is one of the most breathtaking sights on the water. To take helm of such a yacht is to experience pure power, grace,