Evangeline, formerly Copacetic, is a 38’ Philip Rhodes designed cutter built at the Cheoy Lee yard in Hong Kong in 1962. Rhodes had nearly 40 years of experience designing craft of every description when he penned Evangeline and it shows. She’s beautiful and functional, an exceedingly well executed take on a very traditional design brief. The Cheoy Lee Yard used only the best materials and built Evangeline to an exceptional level of fit and finish inside and out. She has been thoughtfully upgraded, well maintained and equipped, and has benefited from a lot of recent work under her current ownership.
On deck, Evangeline is very much what you'd expect of a cruising boat of her vintage; Sitka Spruce mast head rig, dynel over plywood deck and house top, varnished teak cockpit, cabin house, hatches and toe rail. There's a fold up table in the cockpit and plenty of storage under the seats and in the laz. Evangeline’s deck gear has been sensibly modernized for ease of use but in a way that retains traditional appearance. She has a furler on her headstay, a removable inner forestay, a new bronze electric windlass, a bow roller for the anchor and modern Lewmar bronze self-tailing winches. Evangeline had her topsides and varnish done since she was last in the water and everything is in perfect aesthetic condition.
Down below, Evangeline has a very traditional interior cruising boat layout. It’s comfortable, makes good use of the available space, and feels airy and well-lit for a classic boat interior thanks to the balance of white paint and varnished joinery. The galley is at the base of the companionway. Just forward there are two settee berths outboard of a central drop leaf table and a P.E. Luke solid fuel stove on the forward bulkhead. The head is forward to port, a locker/pass-through to starboard and V-berth private cabin in the bow. The joinery is a top notch and she has a lot of clever design features that maximize storage and hide her modern systems.
Evangeline is near perfect, turn-key classic cruising boat and a great value at her current price. She’s very original, exceptionally well maintained, and has been upgraded to include all the conveniences and equipment you’d expect on a modern boat. Evangeline is currently in storage in Rockport ME and ready for showings.
-Replaced standing rigging in ‘15-17
-New Horizon 1000 bronze electric windlass in 2018
-Recent Lewmar deck hardware package including 6 bronze self-tailing winches and a main traveler
-Recent replaced Dynel over marine plywood deck
-Recent Garmin electronics package with chart plotter, wind instrument and tri-data thru hull
-Teak cockpit, cabin sides and hatches
-Dynel over Plywood deck,
-Beta Marine BV1505 37.5 hp diesel engine, 650 hrs
-Stainless prop shaft
-4 blade vari prop
-1 x 37 gal aluminum fuel tank – under salon sole (new in 2014)
-1 x 13 gal. reserve fuel tank under cockpit
-2 x 20 gal. Monel water tanks under salon berths
-Icom IC-M504 VHF
-Raymarine electronics package with speedo, depth sounder, wind instruments, GPS plotter and Radar
-Robertson Auto pilot
-Sitka Spruce spars
-Stainless Standing Rigging with Norseman terminations replaced in 2015-2017
-6 x 2 speed harken sefl tailing winchers
-Removable inner forestay on bronze highfield lever
-Heritage 3 burner stove and oven
-Seafrost refrigeration system
-P.E. Luke solid fuel stove
-Horizon 1000 electric windlass