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Endeavour Yacht Model Large

While the America’s Cup has long been dominated by the Americans themselves, Britain has run them close on more than a few occasions. The closest they have come to winning it, though, was with the beautiful Endeavour. Known for her speed and power on the waves, this boat was one of the most impressive British entries into one of the most prestigious events in nautical sport.

This wonderful recreation, our Endeavour model sailing ship, is a must-have for all nautical fans and lovers of the sport. This is recreated to help give you as close to the real thing as you can, with this scale model sailing models giving you a fine item to store, hang or display in any way you choose. We also provide access to display cabinets, if you would like to store it front and centre.

Attention to detail is essential, with our museum quality Endeavour model yacht making a fine way to complete a set. For lovers of the America’s Cup or for fans of Britain’s finest ever entry, you’ll love this Endeavour model yacht.

Key Features of the Endeavour model yacht

  • A museum-replicate take on the Endeavour – one of our most well-loved wooden sail boat models
  • Dimensions:  80cm Length, 14cm Width, 98cm Height with stand.
  • Plank on frame construction using quality wood, ensuring that construction feels robust and sturdy.
  • Made according to scale, plans and imagery of the real Endeavour yacht.
  • Details on the deck, including the helm wheel, rope coils and cleats.
  • Each plank of wood comes with a visible wood grain that adds an extra layer of depth.
  • Sails are made of fabric for an authentic finish.
  • Simple to set-up due to pre-assembly: only the masts need to be put in place with instructions included.
  • The model attached onto a wooden base with nameplate for perfect display.

About the Endeavour yacht

It’s not often that a ship’s name feels so appropriate, but the Endeavour feels like a perfect name for this piece of British history. She might not have won the America’s Cup, but she came closer than anyone else. This 130ft J-Class yacht was built for the 1934 edition of the America’s Cup, put together by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport, England, for Thomas Sopwith. With his expertise of the seas, Sopwith – who had been owner of the Shamrock V beforehand – completed this advanced take on the J-Class era yachts.

With a steel hull and mast, she rewrote the rules for British entries into this prestigious cup. It’s interesting design, with a displacement of 143 tons, a quadrilateral genoa and also a twin-clewed headsail, she was a very powerful ship. She entered many tournaments prior to the America’s Cup, and won with ease.

With impressive wins against other J-Class ships such as the Velsheda and the Shamrock V (which was a great inspiration for the Endeavour), she gained enough valour to get an entry into the America’s Cup. Sailing off to take on the infamous New York Yacht Club and their sturdy Rainbow, the campaign was the most exciting in years. However, she nearly never started: the crew of Sopwith went on strike prior to heading to the America. Therefore, Sopwith had to improvise and brought together a team of impressive and robust amateurs to help him try to win the Cup.

As one might expect, though, that lack of experience brought unfortunate failure for the Endeavour. She lost 4-2 in the end to the Rainbow. However, she was a contentious win – despite the staff issue – and was remarked in a famous headline as “Britannia rules the waves, and America waives the rules.”

Heading back home in defeat, she managed to dominate the British sailing seasons for years to come. Sadly, disaster struck in 1937 – being towed back to Britain, she broke loose from the tow. She was therefore feared to have been lost. The hull was eventually located, and brought back home so that she could be laid up.

At this point, she went through more than her fair share of owners. In 1947, her end was near: she was set to be sold for scrap, prior to being demolished. Come the 1970s, though, she did meet her end: she sunk in the River Medina, before the remainder of she was purchased for the princely sum of ten pounds. She sat ashore at Calshot Spit, an old seaplane base in southern England, and came into a terrible state.

In 1984, though, a rejuvenation project as underway by Elizabeth Meyer. Five years passed, and the old Endeavour was restored. A new rig engine, generator and mechanical system were included to help ensure she could once again sail to the richest, highest of standards. Meyer, though, admitted in 2014 that the task was nearly beyond her – at least financially. She had to sell real estate to fund the restoration, sailing once again in 1989 for the first time in over 50 years. In September 1989, she took on the Shamrock V, a classic duel, at Newport, Rhode Island. With 90 sailing staff – many unable to be paid – needed, the showpiece event went on as many wished to be involved with such a famous J-class ship.

The work and effort, though, was worth it: in 1999, she took part in the Antigue Classics Regatta alongside the Shamrock V and the Velsheda (also rebuilt). In 2000, she was sold to Dennis Kozlowsi for a fee of $15m. she was then sold on to Cassio Antunes in 2006 to the Hawaiian. Undergoing an 18-month refit in New Zealand in 2011, she was restored to incredible condition once again being modernised. At the time of writing, the ship is supposedly up for sale – with a price of just under $20m for anyone with a few dollars down the back of their couch!

While she might not have achieved the greatness intended, the legacy and history of the Endeavour left an incredible mark on British and world sailing.


SHIPPING: 

This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shipping & Delivery

We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    Endeavour Yacht Model Large

    While the America’s Cup has long been dominated by the Americans themselves, Britain has run them close on more than a few occasions. The closest they have come to winning it, though, was with the beautiful Endeavour. Known for her speed and power on the waves, this boat was one of the most impressive British entries into one of the most prestigious events in nautical sport.

    This wonderful recreation, our Endeavour model sailing ship, is a must-have for all nautical fans and lovers of the sport. This is recreated to help give you as close to the real thing as you can, with this scale model sailing models giving you a fine item to store, hang or display in any way you choose. We also provide access to display cabinets, if you would like to store it front and centre.

    Attention to detail is essential, with our museum quality Endeavour model yacht making a fine way to complete a set. For lovers of the America’s Cup or for fans of Britain’s finest ever entry, you’ll love this Endeavour model yacht.

    Key Features of the Endeavour model yacht

    • A museum-replicate take on the Endeavour – one of our most well-loved wooden sail boat models
    • Dimensions:  80cm Length, 14cm Width, 98cm Height with stand.
    • Plank on frame construction using quality wood, ensuring that construction feels robust and sturdy.
    • Made according to scale, plans and imagery of the real Endeavour yacht.
    • Details on the deck, including the helm wheel, rope coils and cleats.
    • Each plank of wood comes with a visible wood grain that adds an extra layer of depth.
    • Sails are made of fabric for an authentic finish.
    • Simple to set-up due to pre-assembly: only the masts need to be put in place with instructions included.
    • The model attached onto a wooden base with nameplate for perfect display.

    About the Endeavour yacht

    It’s not often that a ship’s name feels so appropriate, but the Endeavour feels like a perfect name for this piece of British history. She might not have won the America’s Cup, but she came closer than anyone else. This 130ft J-Class yacht was built for the 1934 edition of the America’s Cup, put together by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport, England, for Thomas Sopwith. With his expertise of the seas, Sopwith – who had been owner of the Shamrock V beforehand – completed this advanced take on the J-Class era yachts.

    With a steel hull and mast, she rewrote the rules for British entries into this prestigious cup. It’s interesting design, with a displacement of 143 tons, a quadrilateral genoa and also a twin-clewed headsail, she was a very powerful ship. She entered many tournaments prior to the America’s Cup, and won with ease.

    With impressive wins against other J-Class ships such as the Velsheda and the Shamrock V (which was a great inspiration for the Endeavour), she gained enough valour to get an entry into the America’s Cup. Sailing off to take on the infamous New York Yacht Club and their sturdy Rainbow, the campaign was the most exciting in years. However, she nearly never started: the crew of Sopwith went on strike prior to heading to the America. Therefore, Sopwith had to improvise and brought together a team of impressive and robust amateurs to help him try to win the Cup.

    As one might expect, though, that lack of experience brought unfortunate failure for the Endeavour. She lost 4-2 in the end to the Rainbow. However, she was a contentious win – despite the staff issue – and was remarked in a famous headline as “Britannia rules the waves, and America waives the rules.”

    Heading back home in defeat, she managed to dominate the British sailing seasons for years to come. Sadly, disaster struck in 1937 – being towed back to Britain, she broke loose from the tow. She was therefore feared to have been lost. The hull was eventually located, and brought back home so that she could be laid up.

    At this point, she went through more than her fair share of owners. In 1947, her end was near: she was set to be sold for scrap, prior to being demolished. Come the 1970s, though, she did meet her end: she sunk in the River Medina, before the remainder of she was purchased for the princely sum of ten pounds. She sat ashore at Calshot Spit, an old seaplane base in southern England, and came into a terrible state.

    In 1984, though, a rejuvenation project as underway by Elizabeth Meyer. Five years passed, and the old Endeavour was restored. A new rig engine, generator and mechanical system were included to help ensure she could once again sail to the richest, highest of standards. Meyer, though, admitted in 2014 that the task was nearly beyond her – at least financially. She had to sell real estate to fund the restoration, sailing once again in 1989 for the first time in over 50 years. In September 1989, she took on the Shamrock V, a classic duel, at Newport, Rhode Island. With 90 sailing staff – many unable to be paid – needed, the showpiece event went on as many wished to be involved with such a famous J-class ship.

    The work and effort, though, was worth it: in 1999, she took part in the Antigue Classics Regatta alongside the Shamrock V and the Velsheda (also rebuilt). In 2000, she was sold to Dennis Kozlowsi for a fee of $15m. she was then sold on to Cassio Antunes in 2006 to the Hawaiian. Undergoing an 18-month refit in New Zealand in 2011, she was restored to incredible condition once again being modernised. At the time of writing, the ship is supposedly up for sale – with a price of just under $20m for anyone with a few dollars down the back of their couch!

    While she might not have achieved the greatness intended, the legacy and history of the Endeavour left an incredible mark on British and world sailing.


    SHIPPING: 

    This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Shipping & Delivery

    We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

    All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

    Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

    In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


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