Stuart Knockabout

1995 Stuart Knockabout

Newport, RI, US


Stuart Knockabout

Newport, RI, US$70,000

Blackwing Is ready for her next leisurely daysail but is also primed and ready to win races!  Please call or email to schedule an appointment to view.

Since 2019, Blackwing has been one of the most successful (if the most successful) PHRF racers on Narragansett Bay. Sails her rating well in moderate to fresh breezes and is competitive in lighter winds.  Here are some of her more memorable sails:


  • Herreshoff Classic Regatta: 1st in class

  • IYRS Newport Classic Regatta: 1st in class


  • NYYC Round the Island: 1st in class
  • Leukemia Cup Pursuit Race: 1st to finish
  • Herreshoff Classic Regatta: 1st in class
  • IYRS Newport Classic Regatta: 1st in class 


  • Leukemia Cup Round Island: 1st Overall
  • NYYC Round the Island: 1st in class  
  • IYRS Newport Classic Regatta: 1st Overall
  • Sail Newport Sail for Pride: 1st in class


  • Herreshoff Classic Regatta: 1st in class
  • IYRS Newport Classic Regatta: 1st in Class
  • Sail Newport Sail for Pride: 1st in class


  • NYYC Annual Regatta:
  • 1st in class Long Race
  • 1st in class Weekend Series
  • IYAC Regatta: 1st in Class
  • IYRS Newport Regatta: 2nd in class 
  • Sail Newport Sail for Pride: 1st Overall


Boat Name: Blackwing

Make: Stuart

Model: Knockabout

Condition: New

Category: Sail

Construction: Fiberglass


Length Overall: 28' 0"

Beam: 6' 11"

Max Draft: 5' 6"



Engines: 0


Fuel Tanks:

Fuel Tank Capacity:

Water Tanks: 0

Water Tank Capacity:

Holding Tank Capacity:


Boat Class: Daysailers, Racers and Cruisers, Antique and Classics


Ryan Miller

Phone: 401-835-0069


Manufacture's Description

L. Francis Herreshoff created this design in 1932 at the request of a client desiring a large shallow draft daysailer incor- porating ease of handling, excitement of speed, and capacity and comfort for crew. The result was a joy to single-hand or sail with friends for either uncompromising leisure or spirited competition. Her moderate rig, light helm, open cockpit and uncluttered deck enable easy handling, yet her long sweeping hull design exhibits surprising speed and agility in a variety of wind conditions.

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 construc- tion is light and durable, her varnished teak trim is eye-catching and compliments the elegance and simplicity of her lines.

Equipment Included

Sail Inventory:

  • Main, Jib, Spinnaker: 2022 Sailor & Seam (ex-Quantum Newport) Excellent condition
  • Main: Harding, old, fair condition, old but successfully raced through 2021
  • Jib: Quantum 2021, good condition
  • Genoa: Harding, old fair condition 
  • Club jib club system: 
  • Jib (old fair condition (used 3 times since owning the boat) 
  • Club: Good condition, painted

Sheets and guys:

  • Spinnaker 2022, tapered to core 15 feet, excellent condition.
  • Jib, Main: Older, Good condition


  • Main: wire halyard rope tail, good condition
  • Jib: see Racing additions
  • Spinnaker: Older, good condition, ball stop at shackle 

Cockpit Cover: 2023 Harding; Excellent condition


  • Bottom: 2021 hard racing anti-fouling finish, Excellent condition (always dry-sailed)

Bright work: 

  • Coamings, rails 2023 (excellent condition)
  • Floorboards: Varnish, non-skid varnished strips 2022, good-excellent condition
  • Mast, boom: 2021 Vinyl covering fair to good condition.


  • Torqeedo 2021 Outboard, 2022 high-capacity battery, charger cable
  • High volume electric bilge pump 2021
  • Hand pump 2021, excellent condition
  • Bucket, sponge
  • Masthead light:  wired, good condition, needs bulb
  • Battery: 12-volt 2023
  • Spinnaker pole original with trigger ends, bare aluminum, good-excellent condition
  • Deck traveler: Original, fair-good condition

Racing additions:

  • 7-degree jib tracks
  • 8:1 backstay adjuster
  • Mast mounted spinnaker halyard cam.
  • Custom Twing system
  • Compass
  • Internal jib halyard, Jib halyard lock (Alphalock, removable)
  • Spare jib halyard 


  • Original, keel support structure rebuilt; repainted 2023
  • Four wheels, fifth spare
  • Lights rewired with plug 2023
  • Tires/wheels all in good-excellent condition
  • Brake system not connected
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.customContactInformation

We are always in search of quality vessels to list, so if you are thinking about selling or upgrading, please email us to discover the difference that is Latitude Yacht Brokerage:

Ryan J. Miller

Yacht Broker / Owner / U.S.C.G. Lic Capt.


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