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 used in PHRF racing and there are a few class races popping up on the East Coast.
WILLOUGHBY is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a passion for tradition. Her original owner went to great lengths to use bronze blocks, cleats, and travelers, similar to the original Stuart built in 1933, where ever possible. While built in 1997, her condition is like new and has been professionally maintained at Ballentine's Boat Shop since launching.
She is fully equipped with all options and includes a Triad trailer in excellent shape.
Used Stuart Knockabouts are rare, but there are no others who can match WILLOUGHBY in quality and condition.
She is currently in indoor storage at Ballentine's Boat Shop on Cape Cod and available for viewing with an appointment. Contact Amy or Tyler for more information - (508)563-2800
Please contact Master User at 508-563-2800
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Edey & Duff
Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 6 ft 11 in
LWL: 22 ft 10 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 4000 lbs
Ballast: 2400 lbs
Engine/Fuel Type: Other
SK 26, WILLOUGHBY comes equipped with:
Bronze Outboard Motor Bracket
Upgraded Bronze Hardware
Cockpit cover and Jib cover
Winter Storage Cover and Frame
A new boat with these options and additional equipment would cost over $100,000.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-242-3551Tel: 508-563-2800