1953 Hinckley CUTTER
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Deltaville, VA
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 78,500
The Hinckley 40 Cutter is one of the most beautiful and best performing sailing yachts that Hinckley built during the 50's.
Behold, the restoration of "Desperado" is as complete and beautiful as one could ask for!
This boat has huge "Wow Factor"
Designed by Norman G. Owens of Owens Boatworks in Baltimore, Maryland and first produced in 1946. Owens Boatworks produced 41 of these cutter designs as sleek, powerful, fast , Chesapeake Bay racers. The 3 Owens brothers decided to discontinue production in 1949 and concentrate on power boat construction. The plans were offered to the Henry R. Hinckley Co. and the Hinckley Company built 12 of the wooden cutters in the 50's before shifting to the new fiberglass construction. Only 4 cutters were built with the mahogany hard dodgers--they were referred to as "Doghouses"
There have been 7 previous owners prior to the current owner.
The current owners purchased the boat in 2002 and spent almost 2 years doing a total restoration of "Desperado". The restoration was done by a professional shipwright that lived with the project until she was completed in 2004. An outline of the restoration is as follows:
- Restoration of "Desperado" began May 25, 2002
- Demo work included removal of all hardware, plumbing, wiring, wheel pedestal, and spars.
- Removed teak decking and re-planed for reuse.
- Replaced damaged deck frames.
- 1/2" marine plywood installed over deck frames and epoxy sealed.
- Removed fuel and water tanks for inspection and cleaning.
- Removed Westerbeke diesel for a complete rebuild.
- Removed all varnish from cabin truck and doghouse and refinished with varnish.
- Epoxy and faired carvel coachroof
- Installed new port glass and bronze port rings.
- Sanded hull to bare wood and applied 2 layers of 1/4" marine plywood over existing mahogany hull. The overlay was epoxy saturated, glued and SS stapled to the hull to form a "cold mold" overlay. When cured, the hull was sanded, faired, re-sanded, and fiberglassed from toe rail to keel with 6 oz. cloth and epoxy resin. Hull was sanded, faired, primed and painted with Interlux "Toplac"--Flag Blue.
- Installed a new mahogany rub rail with bronze guard, new mahogany cap rail and added 1/4" mahogany veneer to the toe rail face.
- Dry-fit, epoxy and screwed the planed 5/8" teak deck onto to the new deck.
- Caulked decks
- Installed new rudder and tiller steering system.
- Installed new prop shaft, shaft tube, exhaust system, and engine.
- New bottom paint
- Launched December 12, 2002.
- Rebuilt cockpit to include new combing boards, combing cap, and teak veneer cockpit seats.
- Started interior rebuild by removing all settees, galley, and head.
- Fabricated and installed new SS 40 gal water tank under vee-berth and fabricated new SS ice box with 3" insulation.
- Installed Force 10 propane stove and propane system and new galley sink.
- Complete interior hull / bilge paint job ( bilge gray)
- Full custom interior rebuild including white cedar interior hull strips.
- Totally re-wired, re-plumbed boat with new 12v/110v circuit panel
- New batteries and interior lighting.
- New summer awning (2003)
- Finished engine hookup to full operation.
- Re-finished Sitka Spruce mast ( June 2003)
- Sanded deck and re-installed all deck hardware, winches, and cleats (Polished Bronze)
- All new interior cushions (2003)
- Soft dodger extension to the "Doghouse" made and installed.
- Tuned rig
- Maiden sail ( Columbus Day Weekend 2003 ) in the Turkey Shoot Regatta. Won the "Miss Ann" trophy for most beautiful yacht in a fleet of 135 participants.
- Winter 2003 / 2004 final interior finishes and new galley table.
- 2003 New Mainsail, Staysail, and 135 Genoa (Quantum)
- 2003 New winter canvas cover.
- 2004 New Fir Boom built
- 2005 Added new high-cut Yankee and 155 Genoa (Ullman)
- 2005 New Mainsail and staysail covers and genoa bag
- 2009 Modified and re-located engine oil filter and oil cooling system.
- 2010 New summer awning.
- 2011 New anchor brace and rolling system
- 2015 New electric fuel pump and Racor filter system.
- 2015-16 Un-stepped and refinished mast, installed new head, re-finished and re-caulked teak decks, and installed new port glass.
- 2015-16 New standing Rigging
- 2016 Replaced Bilge Pump Float Switch
- 2016 Replaced Battery Charger
- 2017 Rebuilt Rudder Shaft Tube with Fiberglass Tube
- 2018 Installed 4 New Engine Injectors
- 2018 Replaced Engine Heat Exchanger
- 2019 New Sail Covers for Main and Staysail
- 2019 Varnished Mast ( 3 coats)
- 2019 Installed new Engine Exhaust System
- 2020 New Dodger Canvas and Side Curtains
"Desperado" was bottom painted for the 2020 season.
The boat is currently in the water for inspection.
If sheer beauty is what you wish to sail----this Hinckley 40 is a must see boat.
No details or expenses have been spared!
Let the pictures tell the story!
Please contact Master User at 804-438-6443
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 41 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 6 in
LWL: 28 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Ballast: 6000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Dry Weight: 19500 lbs
Total Power: 37 HP
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1968
Engine Model: 4-107
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 650
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 37 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (110 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (35 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 5
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 6
Autopilot - Raymarine
Compass - Ritchie
VHF - Standard Horizon
Fully battened mainsail - Quantum 2004
Genoa - 135 and 155 Quantum 2004
Storm jib - Yankee hi-cut 100 Ullman 2005
Tiller - with Raymarine autopilot
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Heating - Soapstone wood-charcoal stove
Oven - Force 10 with 2 burners
Marine head - Jabsco Twist-Lock 2016
Shore power inlet - 30 amp with shorepower cord
Teak sidedecks - Sanded andre-caulked 2016
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.