The HMB Endeavour is an Australian vessel managed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, its homeport is Sydney. The vessel build was started in 1988 and it was completed on the 9th December 1993, almost 30 years ago! She was built in Fremantle, Western Australia and was constructed of Jarrah and Oregon timbers. HMB Endeavour is 33.3m length overall and has a sail area of approximately 10,000 sq feet.
She is a replica of James Cook’s HMB Endeavour, and is one of the world’s most accurate maritime replica vessels. The original Endeavour was sailed by Cook on his voyage of exploration to Australia and the South Pacific between 1768 – 1771. It became one of the most famous ships in history.
The crew from the Australian National Maritime Museum have been working hard to get her shipshape for the next sailing voyages. She is in great working order, ready to go!
After a four year hiatus, the Museum has announced the next round of voyages aboard the HMB Endeavour. You can choose a five or fourteen day experience!
Five day: February 5th – 9th 2024
Fourteen day: February 15th – 29th 2024
What does it take to be a voyaging crew member? Well, you have to be aged 18 years or over, be physically fit, not scared of heights (and willing to climb the masts and rigging) and of course have a spirit for adventure! Want to know more? Head to the Australian National Maritime Museum’s webpage here.
Perhaps she might even make the journey south to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2025! Who knows!? To stay up to date with the latest AWBF news, we recommend signing up to our monthly enewsletter here.
*Feature Image: Credit: AWBF/Jan Perkins 2019.
*Images in gallery above from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019 collection.