PRICE: $ 50,000.00
Located in Mattapoisett, MA
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
Seating Capacity: 8
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.
Stuart Knockabout No.5 was built by Edey and Duff in 1989. She remains in good condition and would make a great option for upgrading to your ideal needs.
She is equipped with the standard gear and her sails are usable, but original to the boat. We would recommend a good once over and replacement of any worn rigging/hardware/sails.
The boat DOES NOT include a trailer, but one can be readily purchased.
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 Tyler or Amy at: 508-563-2800
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