The Valiant 40 was the design that started Robert Perry’s career. It was known as the first performance cruiser, hundreds have been built and are cruising all around the world. The Valiant 40 is an extremely tough and seaworthy design with a good turn of speed. Evening tide is the pilot house version and was built in Hobart by the late Bruce Darcy, who’s craftsmanship is second to none. Evening Tide was built for a Sydney client and only the best materials were used in construction; African Mahogany hull, Teak decks and Silver Ash and Teak fit out. She was launched in 1985 and cruised straight to Sydney where she spent most of her life in Pittwater and surrounding areas. She was purchased by Phllip Hibbs and sailed to Tasmania where she underwent an extensive refit before entering the 2015 Mystate Wooden boat festival in Hobart.