Philip Rhodes TEMPEST

Sail Number:

Type: Evergreen Class

Tempest 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:
Hull material: Roplene
Rig: Fractional Sloop
Designer: Philip Rhodes
Built by: Eden Boatworks
Year Built: 1948
Location: Port Townsend, United States



Tempest has been fully restored. She was hauled out 18 months ago for bottom paint and varnish. The boat was owned by King fiberglass for some time, in which they glassed the hull.

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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