PRICE: $ 89,000
Located In: Cataumet, MA
Hull Material: Wood
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
LWL: 23 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 9 in
Displacement: 4000 lbs
Ballast: 2400 lbs
Edey and Duff
Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
Hull Shape: Monohull
Roller Furler Headsail
Torqeedo Pod with Custom Control Box
Bronze Folding Prop
Wind and Speed Instruments
Custom Triad Trailer with Mast Storage
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 400 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.
SHILO was built by Edey and Duff in 2006. Her current owner has thoroughly upgraded the boat's equipment since his purchase, including; new sails, furling systems, running rigging, hardware, electronics, and a Torqeedo Inboard Pod propulsion system with Torqeedo's 48V lithium battery and solar charging. In her current configuration, SHILO would make an excellent choice for an owner that requires inboard power without sacrificing the designs classic aesthetics and effortless sailing.
SHILO's sale includes newer main and jib sails, a custom Triad trailer and numerous extras.
Stuart Knockabout No.69 is located on Cape Cod and can be viewed by appointment only. Please contact Ballentine's Boat Shop via Email for more information about this listing or to schedule an appointment for viewing. Call us at 508-563-2800
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Some Photo credits: Tyler Fields.