Sail Number: E 4

Type: Evergreen Class

Perseveren Leo Specifications:

LOA: 36.00′ / 10.97m
LOD: 36.00′ / 10.97m
LWL: 24.00′ / 7.32m
Beam: 7.33′ / 2.23m
Draft: 5.00′ / 1.52m
Displacement: 7600 lbs./ 3447 kgs
Sail Area: 472 sq ft / 43.85 m2
Hull Number: 12
Hull material: Wood construction
Rig: Fractional Sloop
Designer: Philip Rhodes
Built by: Eden Boat Works, New Westminister, B.C.
Year Built: 1947
Current Owner: Stefano Giannesini



Perseveren – Gaelic for “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.”

Has graced Lake Washington and the Pugent sound for many years, and now resides in Venice Italy, since 1985

The Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, refer their area as the “Evergreen Playground” and appropriately this class was named for this special locale. The Evergreen Class was sponsored by Seattle’s Corinthian Yacht Club, looking for a capable yacht that could hold its own against the 6-metres and the PC’s on Sunday afternoons, yet capable enough to cruise this vast scenic waterway.

Incorporating some of the sailing attributes of the 22 and 30 square metre yachts Bill Agnew initiated discussion with numerous designers. With Herb Day, and Hugh Brady assistance they finally choose Rhodes and were able to produce a yacht that cost under $6,000 and was easy to maintain, with expected yearly maintenance fees of around $200.00

Evergreen was the closest Phil Rhodes came to turning out a sizable pure racing machine since his 12-metre “Weatherly.”



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