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|Make||Edey & Duff|
|Location||Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, United States|
|Length at Water Line||6.96 m|
|Max Draft||1.68 m|
|Min. Draft||0.84 m|
|Total Sail Area||291 ft²|
|Propeller Type||2 Blade|
Designed by L. Francis Herreshoff for Willoughby Stuart in 1932 and built formerly by Edey and Duff and today by Ballantines Boats in Cataumet, Massachusetts. Known for her graceful lines, ease of handling and remarkable sailing performance, the "Stuart Knockabout" continues as a popular and much admired daysailer and racer. DILIGENCE has been extremely well-maintained and is a fine example of this great sailboat model. DILIGENCE comes with a custom built submersable trailer and a Torqeedo electric side-mounted outboard motor. Sails are by Harding and in excellent shape. Call today and don't miss this chance to own a true classic!
This boat is a descendant in a long line of great Herreshoff creations. In this case, L. Francis succeeded admirably in utilizing all his earlier experience and familiarity with his father's great designs, advancing them with his own independent genius and artistry. What evolved is his own pure creation, and an exceptional daysailer.
The Stuart Knockabout is a splendid example of her pedigree. She is exceptionally fast and, therefore, a joy to sail. She also has surprising power, considering her modest sail plan, 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.
Every boat is, to some extent, some kind of compromise. But if you are looking for such attributes as space, comfort, ease of handling and shallow draft, combined with lots of speed in a larger elegant daysailer, you will probably not find a more qualified boat than this.
The Stuart Knockabout is an excellent option both for people wishing to upgrade from a smaller daysailer, and those wanting to experience a more simple alternative to their large cruisers. The Stuart Knockabout has been a great next step for many Herreshoff 12 1/2 sailers because the SK offers more flexibility and excitement, while retaining the classic aesthetic. The larger boat owners have also enjoyed the SK for their next boat because of it's convenience and ease of sail. How many owners of cruising sailboats habitually day-sail their boats? How much better off might some be in a really fine day-boat? The Stuart is easy to get underway and quick to put to bed with or without a crew.
Sails, Rigging and Canvas
- Single-Spreader Aluminum Mast w/ Stainless Steel Shrouds (Hall Spars)
- 100% Jib - Self-Tacking (Harding)
- Mainsail with 4 battens/single reef point (Harding)
- Cockpit Cover (Beige)
- Jib Cover (Beige)
- Sturdy Winter Cover w/metal framework (Needs some restitching)
- Torqeedo 3HP Electric Motor
- Johnson 3HP 2-stroke gas outboard
- Heavy-Duty Galvanized Submersible Trailer
- 20-Foot Tongue Extension for Trailer
- Danforth Anchor
- 75' Anchor Rode
- Wooden Oar
- (4) Life Jackets
- (2) Covered Fenders
- (2) Dock Lines
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.