The famous J- Class Endeavour was recently fitted with a new 53.7m (176.18’) gold-tipped mast and rigging package from Southern Spars in the multi-million dollar refit in Auckland, New Zealand, this October. “No expense was spared during the restoration of Endeavour, and the rig itself is no different”, says Southern Spars project manager Olivier Marthe. Originally built in 1934, this beauty was completely destroyed by the 1980’s. The 2011 launch will be the ending of an 18-month refit project carried out at Yachting Developments’ yard based in Hobsonville, Auckland. A carbon fibre mast and EC6 carbon fibre rig package has been installed to enhance her performance and functionality. The carbon fibre mast is coated in gold leaf.