The first Edey & Duff fiberglass Stone Horse was launched in 1969, and the production run of 150 boats would last until 1995. Only two hulls have been known to be lost. The boat became popular with daysailors and weekend cruisers, who prized it for its classic good looks, dependable performance, comfort, seaworthiness and ease of handling. Few boats have changed hands and most remain close to home on the New England coast. The boat was designed to be a stable but quietly fast cruiser that can be easily crewed by a couple. At 23 feet, 4 inches on deck, the Stone Horse sports a full keel, transom-hung rudder with through transom tiller steering, inboard auxiliary engine and raised deck. This reliable pocket cruiser is ready for her next adventure. A legend in its time and with only 148 Stone Horses left in the wild, an opportunity to acquire your very own.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 23 ft 3 in
Beam: 7 ft 1 in
LWL: 18 ft 4 in
Length of Deck: 23 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 6 in
Displacement: 4490 lbs
Ballast: 2000 lbs
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Hull and Deck
Fiberglass with Airex Foam Core
Treadmaster non-skid Surfaced Deck
Full Length Keel
Transom Hung Rudder
For the hull and deck construction, Edey & Duff chose Airex foam sandwiched between layers of unidirectional glass. The structure has proven to be quite strong and complaints about wet cores have been few and far between.
Sails and Sail Equipment
New Tanbark Sails- Staysail 5.93 oz with One Reef
Roller Reefing Genoa 5.53 oz with White UV Cover
Drifter with Dowsing Sock
Stainless Steel Rigging
Solid Sitka Spruce Mast (Rewired and Refinished)
Boom, Boomkin and Wishbone Boom all Spruce
The Stone Horse is masthead rigged with an outer jib and an inner staysail. Despite the two head sails, the boat is labled a sloop, as the large 175-square foot main accounts for more than 50 percent of the sail area. The main includes two reef points and nettles and the jib is roller furling for heavy-air sailing. The sails are in tanbark to compliment the boat's classic appearance.
Delta 14# Plow
Befitting a comfortable coastal cruiser, where most hours are spent above decks, the cockpit is spacious. It is nearly 8 feet long and extends full beam, with high coamings and lounging against a foot well for sitting. All lines are led to the forward bulkhead and can be reached from the helm. Despite the raised forward deck, free-board is only two feet at the cockpit, facilitating a man overboard recovery.
The raised deck makes for four feet of headroom below, and the open forward berth features port and starboard reversible cushions measuring 6 feet, 6 inches on centerline. Tucked between the V-berth aft is a portable toilet conveniently hidden by a removable "throne". To starboard, in what would be considered the saloon, is a "sumptuous seat" next to the galley counter. While to port is more galley counter space with a sink, water pump and icebox.
Aft are two child-sized cushioned quarter berths flanking the auxiliary engine, which is accessible through a hatch in the bridge deck.
Only 2 Owners
Custom Trailer with New Tires and Electric Brakes
Chain Locker at Bow
Double Vee Berth with 9 Storage Bins
Counters Port and Starboard
Icebox with Dry Shelf
Cast Iron Wood Stove
Galley on Port Side with Washbasin and Pump Style Faucet
Two Quarter Berths Aft
Sitting Head Room
Interior Varnished Pine
Seth Thomas Chiming Ship's Clock
Thetford Porta-Potti for Pump Out
Raised Deck for Spacious Cabin
Screened and Louvered Mahogany Companion Way
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.