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1955 Hinckley Owens Cutter

US$ 89,000*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 207-337-9812
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Wickford, RI
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 89,000 

If you want the look and feel of a classic wooden yacht of the highest pedigree, coupled with the maintenance advantages and ease of a modern rig, WRAITH could be the perfect boat.  As you step aboard it will be immediately clear she is maintained at the highest level.

Designed by Norman G. Owens of Owens Boatworks in Baltimore, Maryland; Owens built 41 of these remarkable cutters in house before selling the rights to the Henry R. Hinckley Co.. The Hinckley 40 Cutter went on to be one of the most beautiful and best performing sailing yachts that Hinckley built during the 50's before shifting to the new fiberglass construction.

Built in 1955, WRAITH's hull is double planked mahogany over white oak frames and her decks are teak laminated over a plywood sub-deck.  In 2004-2006 she underwent a major restoration including replacement of all underwater hull planking with an inner layer of Okume plywood and an outer layer of Philippine Mahogany.  During this time, 50 of her oak frames were either replaced or sistered with new laminated frames. Her structural bronze fasteners, including the ballast bolts, wooden floor bolts and plank fastenings were replaced.  Since then, WRAITH has been maintained at the highest standards, many of her systems have been upgraded and improved, and her sail inventory has been updated with a new suit of classically narrow paneled sails.   

WRAITH features a low-maintenance aluminum rig that has been optimized for both single handed sailing as well as competing in classic yacht races.   In recent years she has competed in the famed Opera House Cup, Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta and Newport Classic Yacht Regatta.   

She is truly a remarkable yacht, as detailed in a thorough and highly complimentary survey which is available upon request.

Engine: (less then 900 hrs.)

-          Westerbeke engine was pulled out and all external components replaced

-          New engine beds

-          New motor mounts

-          New cutlass bearing   

-          New batteries – 2019


On deck

-          Rebuilt Dorade boxes with re-chromed air scoops

-          Re-chromed stanchions

-          Genoa backing plates installed, all fasteners removed and inspected



-          Restored Chelsea Boston clock & barometer - 2018

-          Wilcox Crittenden Skipper head

-          Jabsco water pump - 2018


-          New paint throughout interior 2019

-          New house top paint - 2019

-          Hull paint – 2018


-          Main – 2016

-          148 Head sail – 2016

-          Staysail – 2016


-          Winter cover – 2017

-          Cockpit dodger – 2016

-          Cockpit awning – 2016


-          New pintle and gudgeons

-          New rudder bolts

-          Trailing edge of rudder replaced


-          New lifelines

-          New bilge pumps – Rule 1500 & 2000 with new switches and floats


Other equipment included:

                On deck

-          Harken roller fuller

-          Manual windlass

-          Stainless steel ABI Danforth Anchor – 31’ of chain 300’ line


-          J - Dimension spinnaker pole w/ on deck mounts

-          Telescoping whisker pole (15’-25’) w/ on deck mounts


-          Constellation binnacle compass

-          Lewmar 40 winches (4) serviced regularly

-          Lewmar 52 winches (2) serviced regularly

-          Wooden boarding ladder



-          Asymmetrical Spinnaker – Doyle - never used

-          Staysail – Doyle –never used



-          Soap Stone wood stove

-          Origo 3000 Alcohol stove


-          Safety harnesses (2)

-          Auto-inflate lifejackets (2)

-          Type 1 Offshore PFD (3)

-          Fireboy engine room fire extinguisher system


     -Icom 50 VHF

     -Data Marine wind and depth

     -2020 Chart plotter and Radar (brand of choice) can be added by new owner

Artisan Boatworks is one of the world’s premier yards for new construction, restoration, storage and maintenance of classic yachts. Not finding exactly what you’re looking for? We are happy to provide estimates for custom new builds, restorations, upgrades, and maintenance costs. Please visit our website at and contact us today!

Please contact Alec Brainerd at 207- 542-0372

Interested in this boat? Tel: 207-337-9812

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