Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Cape Cod Shipbuilding

Cape Cod KnockaboutRetired 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.

* 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.

Line drawing
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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New Boat Options

Knockabout (Standard) - White hull/standard color deck..........Request Quote

Aluminum spars
Oiled teak trim
Aluminum rubrail
Fiberglass & redwood plank cockpit floor
Foam floatation under deck & floor
Lead ballast
Dacron Running Rigging & Stainless Steel Standing Rigging
Colored Hull (gelcoat)Request Quote
Mainsail & Jib (North Sails)Request Quote
Mainsail & Jib (Quantum Thurston).Request Quote
Spinnaker (North Sails)Request Quote
Spinnaker (Quantum Thurston)Request Quote
SpinnakerGear installedRequest Quote
Boom vangRequest Quote
Barberhauler kit installedRequest Quote
Compass & mountRequest Quote
Hiking stick - telescoping removableRequest Quote
Wind Indicator, installedRequest Quote
CradleRequest Quote
Trailer w/ rollers 1400lb capacityRequest Quote

Name painting & delivery also available

Prices subject to 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax, if applicable

Prices subject to change without notice

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