PRICE: $ 78,000.00
Length: 28 ft
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Builder: Edey and Duff
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 6 ft 11in
LWL: 23 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 9 in
Displacement: 4,000 lbs
Ballast: 2,400 lbs
Sails and Rigging
Standard main (2017) and jib (2019)
Recent cockpit cover and jib cover
All new running rigging (2019)
Triad dual axle trailer w/ launching extension.
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.
SK40 was built in 2000 by Edey and Duff of Mattapoisett, MA. YANKEE GIRL is an excellent opportunity to purchase a Stuart Knockabout in Turn-Key condition. Since purchased by her current owner in 2018, SK40 has been given a substantial refit. The work completed included: deck refinishing, mast and spars repainted with awl-grip, new running rigging and an overall cosmetic overhaul.
The sails are in great shape (Main 2017, Jib 2019). Cockpit and job covers are also newer and in good condition.
The custom Triad launching trailer was purchased in 2000. The wheel bearings have been recently repacked.
Stuart Knockabout No.40 is located in Chatham, MA 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, call Tyler or Amy at 508-563-2800
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Photo credits: Tyler Fields.