Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Retired Design *
Designed by:
Captain Charles S. Gurney

The Knockabout is a wonderful centerboard racing one-design that has stood the test of time moving from a wooden to a fiberglass hull. Her open cockpit allows plenty of room for crew work and sail handling. The Knockabouts shoal draft makes them ideal for shallow waters. Most of the racing fleets are located along Cape Cod, but Knockabouts are day sailed throughout the country. Knockabouts are built in much the same manner as she was in the past with foam floatation, loose lead ballast, and a red wood planked cockpit floor but today with a fiberglass hull and deck and aluminum spars. The rudder design has been improved in the transition and is now made of fiberglass as well. One can easily launch and rig the knockabout at a ramp.
Cape Cod Knockabout (less sails) - $18,600
Mainsail and Jib 165 sq. ft. - $1,840
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Length Overall18’ 0”
Length Waterline151’ 6”
Draft (board up) 9”
Draft (board down) 4’ 2”
Beam6’ 0”
Weight (bare hull)650 lbs
Main and Jib Sail Area187 sq. ft.
Spinnaker Sail Area150 sq. ft.
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* RETIRED DESIGN NOTE Retired Cape Cod boats were built at one time, but due to a lack of owner support have been removed from regular production. The fiberglass molds to build these boats remain at Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. but custom replacement parts may not be readily available. A retired boat could be built, but a fleet order would need to be placed to bring the molds into the shop.