About

The Endeavour Trust is a charitable organisation set up in 2001 in order to restore and maintain a historic fishing boat from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England in its former glory. 

  Endeavour Vital Statistics


Type: Cockle Bawley
Length: 36ft
Beam: 11 ft 6ins
Draft: 3ft 6ins
Displacement: 11.78 tons
Engine: Ford 80hp
Construction: Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Builder: Cole & Wiggens
Year Built: 1926




The Endeavour




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  Committee and Trustees




President: Sir David Amess MP   Vice Presidents: John Milgate, Jeremy Squier 

Honorary Vice President: Bill Reynolds

Trustees

Peter Dolby, Paul Gilson, Mike King (01702 558770), Joyce Lambert,

Finlay Marshall, David Norman MBE, Jeremy Squier, Peter Wexham



Management  Committee  -  Officers

Chairman: Chris Bailey 01702 475811, Vice Chairman: Paul Gilson 01702 711530

Treasurer/Membership Secretary: Peter Dolby 01702 473781 

  Management  Committee Members

Reta Cocks, Michael Dolby, Anne Hinton van’t Hof, Mike King, Finlay Marshall

Cameron McGregor, David Norman MBE, Trevor Osborne, Jeremy Squier, Peter Wexham
 
  Where Is Endeavour?

A question often asked, and one which we are often trying to answer for everyone. The photo to the left shows a sign,  provided by Ken Myall Signs, located in a prominent position on the west face of Osborne’s building in the Old Town. Our thanks go to both these companies for providing their services and the site respectively.

There are two moorings in Leigh that are available to us; one to the east of the Two Tree slipway provided by Richard King, and the other just off Old Leigh, level with the east end of the bridge, provided by Reta Cocks. Both have advantages and disadvantages – Endeavour floats much earlier at Two Tree and so it is more useful when Endeavour is being used – but it is several hundred yards from the slipway and consequently not easy to spot. The Old Town mooring is great for public viewing, but she’ll only be afloat for a little time each side of high water.

Wherever Endeavour has an imminent sailing day or days, she will be moved from the viewing mooring to Two Tree ready for action, and will return to the viewing mooring only when no other sailing is planned. A dinghy will be placed in Old Leigh for boarding, towed to Two Tree and kept ashore there ready for the next boarding, and will return to the viewing mooring with Endeavour.