23’ Edey & Duff Stone Horse

Year: 1981
Price: US $19,000
Located in NY, United States
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Propulsion Type Inboard
Engines/Fuel Type: Diesel
Boat Type: Cutter-rigged Sloop

Edey & Duff, Ltd. Of Mattapoisett has now built 150 of these superior small classic daysailer/weekend cruisers. This boat is a good example of this class. The boat is a cutter-rig sloop with a full keel, yet it draws only 3.5 feet, so it can virtually be sailed almost anywhere. It is a sturdy, safe, stable and dry design that can easily be single-handed. Aficionados of the Stone Horse most appreciate its roomy cockpit (seating for 6 grownups) and lovely overnight accommodations for two in its generously-sized v-berth. This is a lovely craft, dark blue in color, and is ready for season after season of spirited sailing.

Full Specs/Additional Specs, Equipment, and Information:

Builder: Edey & Duff, Ltd. Designer: Sam Crocker

LOA: 28’3” Beam: 7’1” Draft: 3’6” Displacement: 4,490 lbs. Ballast (lead): 2,000 lbs.
Sail area: 339 sq.ft.

Engine: BMW Diesel HP: 7 Hours: 149
Max Speed: 4.5 mph

Fuel: 3 gals. Water: 12 gals.

The cabin is elegant, practical, homelike, handsome and full of good wood. There are nine stowage bins, with flat bottoms and plywood covers, under the cushions. Seating in the “main saloon” is in either the “Throne” or the “Mary Brown Step-Seat”. Headroom is 48”, but with the main hatch open (which opens over all but the forward few inches of this area) the headroom is virtually infinite. Stove, icebox and sink are complimented with counters on port and starboard. Heat is via the cast-iron cabin heater (burns either wood or charcoal), which both warms and dries the cabin’s interior. The nearly-eight-foot-long cockpit extends the full width of the boat, with bulwarks high enough to lean comfortably against. Call BOB FONTAINE.


Electrical/ Mechanical
BMW D7 diesel engine
12V DC
Single battery (new, 2005)
Whale bilge pump

Wooden mast (varnished)
Standard boom
Wishbone staysail
Roller-furl jib (new, 2005, never used)
Teak cockpit grate
Tanbark sails
Cockpit awning
Kerosene stove
Kerosene cabin lamps
Anchor rode

This is a “one-owner” Stone Horse, purchased new by its present owner. Always a FRESH WATER BOAT, always carefully maintained. This boat is in very good overall condition; a “fussy” owner would insist upon re-varnishing the teak. Sails and rigging are in very good condition. Extremely low engine hours.

Robert A. Fontaine, Broker
Fontaine Yachts
New Bedford/Taunton/Newport
Phone 508-993-9663 Fax 508-993-9664
Email fontaineyachts@comcast.net