Back in 1937 the original Endeavour II was built in steel at the Nicholson’s Yard and designed by Charles Nicholson. Endeavour II was built to battle the J’s in the America’s Cup Race that year, maximizing the waterline to 87ft she challenged Ranger but did not beat her. With the replicas of Ranger and Endeavour II, there will be a chance to race again.
Dykstra & Partners from Amsterdam took on the job for a repeat client to design the replica of this biggest J ever built to date. Endeavour II will be built in Alustar with a Carbon mast at Royal Huisman Shipyard, not a stranger to the J-Class yachts. In 1989 J-K4 Endeavour was re-built at the yard in Vollenhove. Dykstra & Partners were also responsible for the design work of this re-built. Endeavour II will have a Pieter Beeldsnijder interior. Design and building of Endeavour II will be according the maximum performance rules of the JCA (J Class Association). She will be the first new J to be built in The Netherlands.