Endeavour 40 Centre-cockpit


Fully equipped for comfortable and safe blue-water cruising.

Beautifully presented. Immaculate interior. 

Easy to sail single or short handed with furling head and Genoa. 

Centre cockpit for huge amount of room below and a safe cockpit at sea

Davits for dinghy

All lines run to to cockpit.

Huge inventory with reverse-cycle air conditioning, solar and wind generator, new batteries, full range of cruising electronics, full survey from 2016 available on request. 

TA-DA is the cutest and best fitted cruising yacht we have ever seen in this price range.

She is waiting for you here in Fiji. Her owners, a young couple from the US who sailed her in an idyllic cruise from the US for the past 2 years are on board and ready to welcome you for a tour. 

Ta-Da may sail to NZ in the next few weeks unless sold, or be delivered to Australia for the buyers if they wish. 

Be quick! this is a rare little gem and she will not last on the market at this price! 


The brainchild of one of the world’s most renown designer of strong and fast ocean cruising yachts, Bob Johnson (creator and owner of the Island Packet yachts), the Endeavour 40 was not created to sit idle. A huge success as soon as the Endeavour was first launched in the 1980’s she was further refined for the market by having two distinct feature types, to the creator’s credit, who wished to separate the needs of the charter fleet for which Endeavours were instantly popular. While the charter Endeavours were built with shoal keels, shorter masts and other rigging characteristics more meant for the less adventurous sailor, the private owner’s version were clearly set up as an offshore cruising yacht with a taller mast, longer keel, reinforced rigging, more table mast in the seaway, etc. 

‘Ta-Da’ is one of the loveliest Endeavour 40 private owner’s version we have seen so far, not just because she was always lovingly maintained and upgraded, but also because her quality of build and fit-out is far superior to what would be available on today’s market, even for double or triple the price. If you are looking for a proper cruising yacht without breaking the bank look no further. After cruising all the way from Florida to Fiji with her adorable owners who chose a cruising sabbatical as a honeymoon, Ta-Da is just as perfect as she was the day they left, and actually better! They have kept her absolutely beautiful, as the real little home on the water that she is, and lavish her with all the love and attention she deserves. 

The owner’s write: ‘We purchased Tada for a 2 year adventure across the US East coast and South Pacific. After a wonderful and memorable sabbatical our adventure is coming towards an end. The boat has performed admirably over many thousands of miles and allowed us to travel in comfort. TaDa is currently setup for blue ocean sailing but would also suit coastal cruising very well. She also makes an excellent live-aboard, with reverse cycle air-conditioning, hot water, two generously sized head areas, two private staterooms with large double berths, a comfortable and well set up cockpit for all weathers, roomy interior, great galley and very modern entertainment system. 

Her cruising electronics include a late model large charploter, autolpilot and Icom 700 Pro SSB with SCS PTC IIe Pactor II modem for e mail system.


  • Technical Data:

Cruising Speed: 7 kn
LOA: 40 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Max Bridge Clearance: 54 ft 6 in
Min. Draft: 5 ft Max Draft: 5 ft
Ballast: 9000 lb
Displacement: 25000 lb
Windlass: Electric Windlass
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of Cabins: 2
Number of Heads: 2


  • Engine:

Engine Make: Perkins

Model: 4-108 50 HP diesel Primary Engines: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Engine Year: 1983

Hours: 4656
Power: 50 hp Propeller Type: 3 Blade

Injectors and head rebuilt (2015)
Cutlass bearing (2012)
High pressure fuel lines replaced (2014)
High pressure fuel pump re built (2014)
Delco starter (2016)
Delco Remy 78 amp alternator (2017)
Stainless steel exhaust mixing elbow (2015)
Throttle control cable (2014)
Racor primary fuel filter assembly (2011)
Fuel tank 40 gallons (2012)
Three bladed bronze 16x17RH prop
Jabsco 36600 diaphragm bilge pump with automatic float switch (2014)
Whale manual bilge pump


  • Tankage:

Fuel Tanks Capacity: 40 gal (151L) Engine uses 4L / hour at cruising speed. Range is 250 nm approximately, which is comparable to the range of a much larger yacht. Extra jerrycans for fuel available.
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 173 gal (654L)! Similar to what can be expected on a 50’ yacht.
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal (130L)


  • Accommodation:

"TaDa is a roomy boat laid out in two separate staterooms, each with its own head
and shower. She has a V-berth forward with hanging locker to port and private access to the head. The main salon has matching settees to port and starboard, with a large centre table with folding leaves. There is also a hanging locker to port with an entertainment area above with a wine rack. Each settee has cabinets and shelves above and behind it for great storage.

The galley is to port with twin stainless-steel sinks, a three burner stove and oven (2011) and
refrigerated icebox (2015).

The aft cabin features a great double berth athwartships with a head and shower to port, a small setteeto starboard and hanging locker.
"TaDa" has a 16K air conditioning system with reverse cycle heat (2005), and 7 DC powered cabin fans.
She is a great live-aboard vessel suited for long distance cruising!


  • Galley:

Dual stainless steel sinks
Hot/cold pressure water
Jabsco 32600 fresh water pump (2015)
6 gallon hot water heater 110VAC with heat exchanger (2011)
Manual salt water pump at sink
Filtered drinking water spout
Three burner Princess propane stove with oven (2011)
Two 10 lb aluminium propane tanks in deck locker
Refrigeration Adler Baubour Cold Machine (2015)
Great storage for crockery and pans
(2) fresh water tanks, 78 and 95 gal, 173 gallons total


  • Sails:

Main sail by Rolly Tasker (2013) on Hood roller furler
Jib 110 (2005) on Hood "Sea Furler" system, upper swivel (2013) sheets (2012)
Storm sail


  • Anchoring:

Bow sprit with double anchor roller

25 kg Mantus Supreme (2018) with 200' 5/16 chain ( 2011)
60 lb plow (CQR style) with 40' 5/16 chain and 150' rode
40' chain and 150' rode for stern anchor
Quick model 1000 electric windless with up/down foot controls


  • Deck Gear:

Spinnaker pole and spinnaker track
2 Lewmar #48 2 speed ST primary winches, cockpit
2 Lewmar #40 2 speed winches, cockpit
2 Lewmar #24 2 speed winches, mast
Standing rigging replaced (2005)
Stern chain plate replaced (2012)
Double lifelines, bow and stern pulpits
Stainless steel dinghy davits


Custom Sunbrella dodger (2012)
Sunbrella bimini (2012)
Side and aft sunscreens (2012)
Enclosed cockpit with side curtains
Cockpit cushions
Folding cockpit table
Fenders and lines


  • Safety:

(2) auto-inflation life vests with harnesses and tethers
Lifesling man overboard system rail mounted
Flare kit (2015)
Emergency tiller
(4) Dry chemical fire extinguishers
(2) Raritan manual heads with Y valves
(2) Holding tanks 15 gallons each with deck clean out fitting
Bottom job (2016)
Cruising spares and tools


  • Electronics:

Raymarine model RC 530 chartplotter at helm with C-map charts for Florida East Coast, Bahamas,
Eastern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean
Raymarine ST-6002 autopilot with X-10 corepack and linear drive (2012)
Raymarine ST 40 depth sounder
Icom M504 VHF at nav station with remote mike at helm (2014))
Icom 700 Pro SSB with SCS PTC IIe Pactor II modem for e mail system
ACR Satellite 406 EPIRB (battery expired)
Supersonic 19"" LCD flat panel TV
LG DVD player w/wifi (2013)
Jensen AM/FM/CD player model MCD 5112 with salon and cockpit speakers


  • Electrics:

30 amp shore power inlet
30 amp shore power cable 50' (2014)
Central mounted AC/DC panel with circuit breakers
(4) 6 VDC Interstate golf cart batteries house bank (2014)
(1) 12VDC type 24m 800 crank amp engine start battery (2016)
ProWatt SM 2000w invertor (2012)
Zantrex 40 amp smart batter charger (2011)
(2) Kyocera 125 watt solor panels with adjustable mounts with MorningStar ProStar PS-15M charge
controller (2015)
KISS wind generator on stern pole
BEP Marine VSR (2012)


  • Tender:

Newport 9.5ft PVC
Johnson 8hp outboard (2000)


  • Bluewater gear optional extras:

6 man liferaft
Fishing gear
2200W petrol generator
Fibreglass chest
Dive tanks x 2
Inflatable Stand up paddleboard & paddle