DILIGENCE was built by Edey and Duff in 1998 and is now available through her owner in Florida. Recent work has brought her condition back to nearly new and can be made “launch ready” before her final sale. She includes working sails in serviceable condition as well as a lightly used genoa. A motor mount and outboard storage tray are also included.
Recent work includes:
New Centerboard Cap
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.
She is currently in Florida and available for viewing with an appointment.
Please contact Amy Ballentine Stevens at 508-563-2800
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Edey and Duff
Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 6 ft 11 in
LWL: 22 ft 10 in
Max Draft: 2'9" -5'6" Ballast: 2250 Displacement: 4000
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.