PRICE: $ 80,000.00
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 and Rigging
Harding Sails Standard Main and Jib (Original – Serviceable)
Newer North Sails Performance Main and Jib with Spinnaker
Torqeedo Pod Drive:
Electric Motor similar to a traditional Saildrive system
Electronic including: Wind direction/speed, boat speed and depth
Masthead running lights/ wind indicator
Triad Dual Axel Trailer
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 4000 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.
SK44 was built in 2001 by Edey and Duff of Mattapoisett, MA. SK44 has benefited from two very caring owners and remains in excellent condition with yearly professional maintenance completed. Cosmetically, her brightwork, topsides, and bottom are in great condition. Her Hall Spars aluminum mast and boom have also been re-painted with Awl-Grip.
A Torqeedo Pod Drive was installed by Ballentine's Boat Shop with upgraded controls. This system provides ample power on demand for hours of battery life and more than 20 miles of travel.
SK44 also has 2 sets of sails; the original main and jib by Harding sails and a newer set of sails by North (Main, Jib and Spinnaker)
Stuart Knockabout No.44 is located near Sarasota, Florida and can be view by appointment only.
Please contact Amy or Tyler at Ballentine's Boat Shop via Email for more information about this listing or to schedule an appointment for viewing or call at 508-563-2800
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