Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Builder: Edey and Duff
Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
Hull Shape: Monohullf
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 6 ft 11 in
LWL: 23 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 9 in
Displacement: 4000 lbs
Ballast: 2400 lbs
Sails amd Rigging
2020 - Main sail and jib - North Sails
2016 - Spinnaker (Used 3 times)
Roller furling jib
Torqeedo 1003 Long Shaft
1999 Triad trailer - custom extension bar for launching
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.
SK36 represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a fully refit and well cared for SK on the U.S. west coast. DUET was purchased by her current owner in 2014 and was given a thorough restoration in Port Townsend, WA. The work completed covered DUET from stem to stern and top of the mast to the bottom of the keel. Projects included: painting of the deck with non-skid, new standing rigging, new running rigging, repainted mast, boom, and jib club, new bottom paint, brightwork (7 coats), roller furling jib, new tongue for trailer, new brakes, new bearings and repaired trailer light wiring.
DUET remains in great condition and a rare chance to purchase an SK already on the west coast.
SK36 is currently in Santa Barbara, CA and available for viewing by appointment only.
Please contact Amy Ballentine Stevens or Tyler Fields at Ballentine's Boat Shop via Email for more information about this listing or to schedule an appointment for viewing. Call Tyler or Amy at: 508-563-2800
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