What is the story - for those who only have an academic interest (and therefore won't bother Endevour)Speak to Endeavour Boats who is a regular contributor on here.
I am sure he will try and sell you one of his, but if you ask nicely he will also exlain how the various boats came about (there is a story to tell).
Then the reasons why Predator, Endeavour, Warrior, Samurai and so on all look similar will become clear.
Once you have the information, you can make a good judgement based on your knowledge and personal preference.
As Tom suggested I think it is best for Steve to give the ultimate response but I know that Warrior, Explorer and Endevour were all involved with one company before they went their own seperate ways.I had heard that the Samurai and Warrior hulls were from the same original mold (but only anecdotal evidence), and I knew the Endevour and Predator were very similar - all differing in only top mouldings, price and perhaps, standard of finish.....?
On a similar note, what is there to stop anyone making their own mold from a Warrior hull, and turning out their own line of Samendevprediorr boats?
Sorry to disappoint but we weren't all involved....As Tom suggested I think it is best for Steve to give the ultimate response but I know that Warrior, Explorer and Endevour were all involved with one company before they went their own seperate ways.
Never understood this myself :g:I'd be interested in knowing how Warrior seem to have come to the fore - better marketing? build quality? Given the porpoising problem (or else the need to fit trim tabs) and the anchor locker leakage problems, it seems strange that they can charge a premium when there are other very similar (almost identical?) boats out there.....
Nothing wrong with that Steve.Talk about blowing my own trumpet...
Warrior have a very big marketing spend at boat shows and also in magazines and competitions etc.Never understood this myself :g:
I know a couple of Warrior owners, one of which is a commercial Bass guy, neither of them rate them that much.
They would be well down my list if i was in the market for a small outboard boat.
Hi Steve I have an Endevour with a 60 hp 4 stroke could I go bigger! Any info on hull much appreciated Bobby.Sorry to disappoint but we weren't all involved....
1. In Approx 1992 i built the Delmar 16 when i was working for my Uncle.
2. In 1997 as GRP Designs using a Delmar hull mould that i modified. I developed the Explorer 500.
3. In 1999 i got involved with 2 partners and the GRP Design was formed ans the Explorer 500 became the Explorer 2000.
4. In 2000 i left the company and developed the Mk1 Endeavour 500 using the same plug that i used to develop the Explorer.
5. Some modifications were made to the Explorer by then Explorer Boats Ltd and it became the Explorer Elite.
6. In January 2004 Endeavour Boats launched we launched the Mk2 Endeavour 500.
And somewhere between 1 and 2 Warrior and Seahog Samurai popped up. The Predator is a totally different hull...