Rescue step #1

Community Racing, Inc has undertaken the rescue of Eventide, a 27 foot catboat built in 1933 by George Shiverick.

Please consider supporting this effort to re-float Eventide as a living classroom and community asset for Lewis Bay and beyond.

From 1985 to 2015, Eventide was active as a USCG certified charter boat on Lewis Bay. Captain Marcus Sherman led daily sailing cruises out of his Hyannis Inner Harbor base. Eventide’s large tabby cat logo made her very recognizable. Over the years, thousands of tourists enjoyed a 2 hour sailing experience on Eventide with Capt. Sherman.

Eventides’ earlier years are still being discovered. From 1955 to 1985, she was owned by Frank Walther’s family who cruised her on the upper Chesapeake. We believe the Walthers purchased Eventide in 1954 from Dr. Rowland C. Freeman who sailed her out of Padanaram.

Why Eventide?

Eventide’s builder George W. Shiverick was a local 19th-century boat builder in Kingston, Massachusetts. He studied his trade under H.H. Hanley, the legendary builder of fast catboats. The quality of this Shiverick build is demonstrated by the remarkable strength of many of her original iron fasteners – still holding fast today. Also, Shiverick’s grandfather, Asa, was the builder of eight Clipper Ships in East Dennis in the 1840s. More on Shiverick Shipyard here:

Artisan from Maine

David Stimson, an expert shipwright, welcomed Eventide into his Maine boatshop last November. David, a contributor to Woodenboat Magazine, is originally from Bourne MA where he apprenticed under catboat legend Merton Long.

David understands that rescuing and rebuilding a classic yacht with pedigree requires careful consideration. He is planning to restore her structural integrity without compromising historically significant details of the original design and construction.

Help Eventide to sail again! 100% goes to rebuilding Eventide.