PRICE: $ 74,000.00
Located in: East Falmouth, MA
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Builder: Edey and Duff
Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
LWL: 23 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 4000 lbs
Ballast: 2400 lbs
Seating Capacity: 8
Sails & Rigging
Fractional Sloop rig
Aluminum Hall Spars with buff Awl Grip finish
Self Tending Jib
Carbon re-enforced jib boom
Stainless Steel wire shrouds
Halyards to cockpit
2018 Main & Jib by Harding
Sail Covers (Toast Sunbrella)
2012 Older set by Squeteague
Harding 120% Genoa
2017 Lewmar Self Tailing winches
2017 New Dacron running rigging
2017 Mainsheet Traveller
2:1 purchase CB pennant
Triad tandem axle galvanized trailer
2017 Bookmatched Teak coamings
2017 Hull bottom fared & barrier coated
2017 New white gel coat hull topsides
2017 Teak toe rails, rub rails
All Teak trim epoxy and varnish finish
Cockpit Cover (Toast Sunbrella)
Docklines & Fenders
L. Francis Herreshoff was partial to the advantages of comparatively shallow draft designs. He compensated for this factor by employing longer waterlines, easily driven body plans and sensible, moderate-sized rigs and sail plans.
The Stuart Knockabout is a splendid example of these basic design principles. She is exceptionally fast and, therefore, a joy to sail. She also has surprising power and is not slowed perceptibly by an oncoming sea. She is comfortable and forgiving, and with every unnecessary piece of complicated gear absent, what is left is an uncluttered, simple, easily handled thoroughbred.
In building each Stuart Knockabout, we have endeavored to preserve the essence of the original wooden boat and advance the comfort and sailing performance in a more forgiving and easier to maintain version. The foam cored fiberglass hull construction is also lighter and permits the addition of 2400 pounds of keel ballast, bringing the completed boat to her designed displacement, thereby increasing her capability to carry sail into a good breeze.
Stuart Knockabouts are great options for PHRF or one-design class racing.
SK No 48 WHISPER was given a thorough rebuild in 2017 including new book matched Teak coamings, toe rails & rub rails, hull topsides re finished with gel coat, bottom fared and barrier coated, new sails. Because of this, WHISPER is in exceptional condition. Included in her sale is a Triad trailer, new sails, and her yearly maintenance has been complete and made ready for launching.
Please contact Tyler Fields at Ballentine's Boat Shop via Email for more information about this listing or to schedule an appointment for viewing. Call Amy or Tyler at: 508-563-2800
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Photo credits: Tyler Fields.