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51' 1989 / 2011 Endeavour sloop sailboat no reserve sacrifice

1989 Endeavour Sloop

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May 22, 2014
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US $65,000.00
Approximately C $81,766.77(including shipping)
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: Used
Year: 1989 Trailer: Not Included
Make: Endeavour Use: Salt Water
Model: Sloop Engine Type: Single Inboard/Outboard
Type: Cruiser Engine Make: Yanmar 4jh-te
Length (feet): 51.3 Primary Fuel Type: Diesel
Beam (feet): 15 Fuel Capacity: Over 200 Gallons
Hull Material: Fiberglass Hull ID Number: ENC51301K889
Rigging: Sloop, Cutter For Sale By: Private Seller
Keel: Wing keel

Notice of new listing price:

Why have I dropped the price on this boat?  Despite all the phone calls and emails, no one has actually flown in to see the boat or the get a survey.  I do not want to put this boat in storage again.  I have reduced the non-refundable deposit to $1000 to make it more appealing for someone to bid now and fly-in and survey before the balance is due (7 days after close of auction).  Please also note that I will NOT leave negative feedback if the balance is not paid - this is an expensive purchase and if you get cold feet after bidding- you only lose $1000.  But I will definitely leave negative feedback if the deposit is not paid. I will offer the boat to the next bidder with the same terms.  My offer to contribute bottom paint if the prospective buyer pays for haulout ( about $1000) is still valid- up to $600 of bottom paint AND application.  Basically I feel like if I have to go through the fuss of an out-of-water survey and a possible collapse of an offer that it should be worth $1000 for the trouble.  Please don't offer me trades or request owner financing- I am unable to consider them.  Want a great deal on an a beautiful boat?  It is right here.  

Please see the video of this boat at:

additional stats and naval architect drawings on the Endeavour Owners Website:

please note that this link is provided as an additional source of information about the model, but does not necessarily represent exact information of "Southern Light".  I have tried to be as thorough as possible, but encourage you to email or phone me about any other questions you have.  There is no survey (yet) on the boat but I am happy to have a surveyor aboard and can make arrangements to haul the boat as necessary.  The bottom is scraped but can use new bottom paint.  If a prospective buyer pays the haulout for a survey - I will paint the bottom.

51’ Endeavour  

1989 US built http:// sloop with 2011 major renovation.  

 2014 Fully rebuilt  Turbocharged Yanmar Diesel 4JH-TE

Price $ 65,000 USD or best offer

Located in Miami Beach

LOA: 51.0 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
LWL: 42 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Displacement: 37000 lbs
Ballast: 14000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 66 ft 5 in
Cruising Speed with motor: 6 knots


Hi there,

Up for sale is my beloved endeavour 51 "Southern Light" based in Miami Beach.   I'm a Canadian boater who also loves the Bahamas.    I bought this boat three and a half years ago and ended up getting carried away with a major renovation (I have more than $90,000 in receipts available for viewing)   - fresh interior including 3/4" Brazilian cherry hardwood floor, teak panelling, new foam upholstery and counters, new canvas, new running rigging, as well as a high-end professional paint spray (Imron Dupont) for the hull.   

My girlfriend and I then sailed off for a wonderful four months in the Bahamas.  We spent another two months there last winter then stored the boat up the Miami River.    After listing with a broker for $129,000 18 months ago, I decided to try and sell the boat myself.   We travelled down  from Vancouver to Miami eight months later in January 2014 and ...  the engine wouldn't start.  – stuck rings?  Stuck valves – clogged injector pump?  I’ll never know – because in the end I did a major ebuild - $5000 in costs including $1500 injection pump rebuild, head regrind, new valves, new injection tips and rebuilt injectors, new rings, all new cylinder liners/sleeves.  Runs great now J 

This boat would make a great livaboard or cruiser for a couple with or without children.  It is refreshingly bright and spacious instead of darker and cramped interiors found on some sailboats. It is economical to run and is strong and safe in big weather.   It is huge inside, with almost 7' headroom in the main saloon, and sleeps eight in 3 doubles and with two single berths.   

Our beloved Caribe was stolen this winter, but we have replaced it with a 2011 hypalon Achilles with a 2011 Tohatsu 4 stroke.  Please feel free to call me, Geoff Rogers,  in Miami Beach at 305-713-7391 or email any questions you may have to  I am ready to sea trial the boat immediately.

Please research the market.  I believe this is probably one of the best deals available anywhere on a boat of this size.

On deck, you will find an exceptionally well planned cockpit and helm area. The helm station is positioned aft of the "social cockpit area" and being higher, it affords the helmsman excellent visibility forward. Forward there is a split anchor locker and immediately aft is a generous sized sail and gear locker. The rig offers a full battened main and furling head sail. The placement and count of deck hatches provides for excellent "below decks" ventilation. As you descend the companionway, you enter a very generous salon area (fitted with recent new upholstery and foam cushions) and generous lighting, to include two large port lights at eye level (when seated). Immediately to port of the companionway, is a large walk-through galley equipped with a four burner propane stove, refrigerator and generous storage. There is full door access to the engine compartment (opposite the galley sink). The owner's cabin has large port lights aft, good closet, shelf and bin storage. To starboard is the master head that offers a separate stall shower. Moving back to the salon, just to starboard of the companionway is a conveniently placed quarter cabin with a dedicated navigation desk. There is plenty of space to add electronics. Going forward, to port is a second head and just opposite to starboard is a large storage locker with space to organize tools and supplies. Forward is the "queen center" berth that has good lighting and head room. Keep in mind that forward of this cabin (on deck) is the sail and anchor lockers, so this berth / cabin has much more space than one typically finds in a forward cabin. Southern Light is roomy and offers an owner the opportunity to create / develop many of the locker spaces into very functional storage areas. For someone looking for a vessel to spend extended time aboard, Southern Light has the volume to meet one's needs.




  • Raytheon radar
  • Autohelm 6000 autopilot (rebuilt 2011)
  • VHF @ helm (new 2011)
  •  Depthsounder / fish finder (new 2011)
  • Compass
  • Handheld GPS
  • Handheld VHF (new 2013)
  • 34" LCD TV  with blu-ray / dvd player (new 2013)
  • Built-in AM/FM/CD stereo & DVD player (2012)
  • (4) Speaker system


  • (2) 8D Gel cel batteries (2012), (2) Lead acid starter batteries (2013)
  • 2000 Watt charger/inverter
  • Battery monitor
  • 125 watt solar panel w/ regulator (2012)
  •  70 amp Alternator (2012)
  • Honda EV2000 portable generator (2011)
  • Refrigerator – Cool-a-matic fridge/freezer ( 2009?)


  • Yanmar 4JH2 -TE diesel engine - NEW  (2011) turbocharger, NEW (2014) injectors, Injection pump rebuild (2014)
  • Racor fuel filter/ water separator
  •  (2) Bilge pumps X 1500 GPH
  • (2) Manual heads (NEW 2011)
  • Vanity sink w fixtures (new 2011)
  • (4) Portable fire extinguishers (2011)
  • Oil, water gauges in engine room,
  • Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons x 2)
  • Fuel Tanks: (150 Gallons x2)
  • full set of hand tools, as well as a full set of Ryobi 18 volt cordless power tools - drill, sawsall, circluar saw, jig saw and and corded angle grinder, spare stainless fittings, and some spare parts for the boat - extra belts and filters of course.


  • 4 Burner propane stove w/ oven – 20 lb propane tank (new 2014)
  • Coolmatic built-in refrigerator/freezer (new 2009?)
  • Water filter ( replaced 2013)
  • Water heater (stainless new 2009)
  • NEW Formica countertops (2011)
  • Abundant storage throughout

Deck & Cockpit

  • #1:  Fortress F80 with '200 "1/2 stainless steel chain  #2: Fortress F55 anchor on 40 feet of "1/2 chain, #3– 22 lb Danforth  on 40 feet "1/2 galvanized chain.
  • Anchorlift 1500 windlass (NEW 2011)
  • (2) Biminis, (1) Dodger (NEW 2011)
    Mainsail cover (NEW 2011)
  • Cockpit cushions (NEW 2011)
  • Cockpit table
  • Weber BBQ grill (New 2011)
  • Swim ladder
  • Fenders & lines
  • Flag halyard
  • (4) Life jackets
  • Flares, whistle & horn
  • LED Nav, docking & spreader lights
  • 10.5’  20111 Achilles Hypalon Dinghy  with aluminum floors,
  •  2011 9.8 Tohatsu 4 Stroke outboard – tuned up 2014
  • 6 life  jackets (US Coast Guard approved)

Sails & Rigging

  • Sail inventory including: 110% Yankee cut genoa, 120% Genoa, Full battened mainsail
  • Roller Furling Headsail
  • Two Barient 80 and (2) smaller mast mounted winches
  • Running rigging (NEW 2011)
  • S/S Standing rigging ( inspected 2012)
  • Lazyjacks (2011)


  • Number of single berths: 2 
  • Number of double berths: 3
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2

Important points to consider:

Canadian registered vessel – but U.S. made therefore no duty.  But new buyer is responsible as usual for any sales taxes, fees, etc.  i bought the boat from a floridian, and it can be re-licenced in the United States easily – I have the last Florida licence in hand.

No inboard diesel generator or air-conditioning - there were two air-conditioning units but one has been removed and the other should be considered inoperable but the plumbing and thr-hulls are still there for future use.  Current generator is portable 2011 honda 2000

Mast height is 66.5 feet - please know the possible limitations of bridges in the area you are interested in.

-No Holding tank.  Wasn’t a factor for us in the Bahamas but must be addressed for American waters.  My guess would be for under $1500.  There is lots of room for the tank - it would probably be a three day job.

-Some limited electrical work is still needed…final tie-in of helm station to engine (oil and water gauges are in engine room – must be re-set to helm station.  Also some indicator lights and gauges need servicing at electrical panel

-there are small leaks from hatches and portlights – one needs simple recaulking, a portlight needs a fresh membrane/gasket , etc.

- the three year old windlass has recently jammed and I am having trouble getting it removed -  my fear is it will need a motor rebuild- could be a couple of hundred dollars ....or more.

-bottom scraped but needs new paint.  I will paint if a potential buyer pays haulout for survey.

-Dockage is available in the south florida area.  Delivery beyond this region is possible for additional fees.  Delivery is not included in price.  Panama to Vancouver by ship - $20,000.  Houston to Seattle by truck $13,000.

Please call me to talk anytime EST between 9 am and 9 pm at 305-713-7391 or email at

I have included the following QandA from the prior eBay listing:

  I've watch ur video 4 times and cannot see three bedroom cabins only the one in the bow and one aft,,where is the third. also, is the windlass mechanical only or electrical? are the toilets mechanical or electrical?15-May-14

A: Hi there, the third cabin, aka the navigation station is represented by a still photo. When my girlfriend shot the video , we moved a bunch of stuff into this room to prep for the video shots and we forgot to film that room - it is a single berth that could definitely be easily made into a double Windlass is electrical. Toilets are manual - the aft one is one week old Cheers

Q: is the steering mechanism mechanical or hydraulic?15-May-14


Q:Is this a clear USA coast guard registered title? I am in Australia and would need more details before flying over to see the boat. Please forward me your email so we can communicate with more details. thank you14-May-14

A:Hi there, Registry and email address are found in the listing. Title is free and clear - no liens, no encumbrances

Q:I was curious of this Endeavour's fuel & water tanks. Many designs have them in the keel sump where water can sit and corrode the keel. Thanks, Doing research as well to how this years boats were configured.12-May-14

A: Hi there I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question - all tanks were flushed in 2011 and there are no signs of corrosion - ie the water and fuel is clean coming out. Keel appears to be held with massive stainless steel bolts and nuts in the bilge - they seem fine. If there is any info I can provide by looking around below the sole please let me know

Q: hello Im vipp aka norm very close to making offer on boat I found 2 shippers over land for $10500 from Florida on GS 47 . However like you boat as well or better. I own a small marina in Newport beach (sail club) however is little tight for this boat,so i'm checking into moorings near by and hope to be ready to talk Tuesday . Just introducing self boat looks very nice . It will be an up grade for a cat 42 89 I sold last year. thanks norm12-May-14

A:Texas to California would be cheapest truckng route I think. One trucker added $3000 if picked up in Florida. Miami to Texas is a straight forward sail. Your choice

Q:Did you single hand sail the boat ? if yes , can you provide a little info on how it handles . Thanks T12-May-14

A:Thanks for your email. I have single handed on occasion - it is possible but lines lead to cockpit not helm station- they could be rerouted and keep in mind autopilot has a remote controller to make tacking easier. Lazy jacks make the mainsail a one-man job.

Q: What is the estimated cost and time to finish all the remaining repairs and to get it properly documented for the US? Thanks12-May-14

A: Thank you for your enquiry- Florida licensing includes a %6 sales tax there is also a licensing fee. Holding tank equipment would be less than $1500, plus labor. Re-connections of gauges and alarms should cost less than $1000 in labour- perhaps even half that. All other equipment including chartplotter, air conditioning generator etc I consider options and costs can vary widely. Please phone me to discuss specifics.

Q: Dockage is available in the south florida area what is the cost where you have the boat. Thanks, Melvin10-May-14

A:I stored the boat up the miami river behind a private home for $400 but expect to pay up to $500 for non-livaboard and much more at a marina. Further away from miami the cheaper - the florida keys have some potential spots. I am happy to help deliver for free in the local area. Craigslist has various listings

Q:Good Day, as I am looking for a boat for myself for humanitarian reasons, I fell on your boat. But of course I will not be able to afford this boat, but I just wanted to say it is still an amazing price for this amazing boat. Too bad I can not afford it. Let me assure you, that it will be an easy sell for sure. I wish you all the best of luck ! From Allen from Quebec.10-May-14

A:Thank you for your email - good luck in your boat huntingQ: Has a survey been done recently, and if so is the survey available to see?10-May-14A: No survey but I am happy to have a survey done- I will paint bottom if haulout is paid by prospective buyer

Q:c:ollector car trade?10-May-14

A: No thank you

Q:Are you interested in a trade for a condo in the North Conway area if NH with excellent rental and low expenses?10-May-14

A:Thank you for your trade offer but no thank you


Geoff Rogers


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