It is easy to see why Endeavour has been awarded the Best Refitted Yacht; the extensive 18month refit of Endeavour JK4 included the replacement of the complete weather deck, new deck equipment, relocation of steel deck framing, reconfiguration of the accommodation forward and new interior. The main engine, electrical system, electronics, air conditioning, hydraulics bow thruster and winches were all replaced. A new carbon fibre mast was built by Southern Spars and the new interior was built in house by Yachting Developments tradesmen. Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects, were instrumental in the design of the new sail plan, deck layout, and structural engineering. The interior was collaborated by John Munford and Adam Lay Design Studios to ensure the originality of the boat was maintained. The owner's project management was by Jon Barrett Associates, who have had over 25 years experience in this role with Endeavour. Care was taken throughout the refit to preserve as much of the vessel as practical, yet still enhance performance and improve functionality.
The carbon fibre mast was built by Southern Spars NZ and stepped at Yachting Developments yard at Hobsonville prior to launching, sails were custom built by Doyle Sails NZ.