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Young Endeavour | Royal Australian Navy
The tall ship STS Young Endeavor, training ship of the Royal Australian Navy
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Young Endeavour was a gift to Australia from the British government in 1988, to celebrate Australia's bicentenary. The 44 metre long ship has a total sail area of around 511 square metres. The ship is based in Sydney and operated by the Royal Australian Navy and mainly used as a sail training ship through the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme. The ship carries up to 30 trainees at a time along with a navy crew of ten. These Young Endeavour training voyage are challenging and exciting experiences - not leisurely lazy cruises. Young Endeavour's motto is carpe diem ("Seize the day"). The ship can also be booked in some Australian capital cities for training days, corporate events and social sails.

Young Endeavour takes part in major events in Australia and has circumnavigated the world. She sails around 20 voyages per year, mostly along the Australian east and south coasts, with sail training voyages usually around eleven days in duration. The ship is at sea for about 240 days each year

Young Endeavour was built by Brooke Marine Limited in Lowestoft, England. She was handed over to the Australian Government in 1988. The official handover ceremony at Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour on 25 January 1988 was attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales..

Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Australian Navy
Built by:Brooke Marine Limited, Lowestoft, England
Date Completed:1987
Length:44 m
Width:7.8 m
Crew:10 professional crew, plus up to 30 youth crew