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The Hinckley-built Half Moon is rigged as a yawl with a solid fiberglass hull that was awlgripped white in 2018. She has been repowered with a new Beta 25 HP diesel in 2019 and is equipped with all new Raytheon Axiom electronics, new feathering propeller! She is ready for a new owner to launch and sail her! Of the 117 Pilots built in Maine, 25 are yawls. She is a beauty with her graceful sheer, tapering bow and stern, and low cabin sides--her proportions are superb. If you are in the market for a traditional Henry R. Hinckley sailboat with stability and beauty built in Maine, you will want to consider Half Moon!
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens Hull #17, Half Moon was built in 1965 by The Hinckley Company in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The hull is hand-laid solid fiberglass that is no less than 3/8" thick throughout, with almost 1" thickness at the keel, with a fiberglass deck assembly. The deck is bedded onto a 6" hull flange and topped by the toerail bolted through both flange and deck. Varnished teak exterior trim consists of toerails, coaming, companionway, helm area and handrails. The 4200-lb. lead keel is attached by bronze bolts.
2019 Beta 3-cyl. diesel, 25 HP. Stainless steel shaft swinging a new bronze 3-blade feathering propeller.
Fuel: One 35-gallon tank, polished 2020
Water: One 70-gallon tank
Holding: 15-gallon plastic tank
12v DC and 110v AC systems. Circuit breaker panel, Master Switch 1-2-Both. Two batteries, alternator. 30-amp shore power connection aft, shore power cord, water heater, nav. and cabin lights and outlets.
Mainsail with Dutchman furling, Genoa, Jib, and several older sails included.
Aluminum spars, painted white, with stainless steel standing rigging. Mast is deck-stepped with masthead tri-color light and anchor light, spreader lights.
Cockpit winches: 2 self-tailing Lewmar 44s forward, 2 Barient 20s aft, and one Barient 10 mounted on stern deck.
Accommodations for five below. Forward behind the anchor locker, are vee berths with filler to make one large berth (6'1" long) with storage below. Varnished blond-stained mahogany ceiling with varnished mahogany trim. 3 port lights and cabintop hatch for good lighting and ventilation.
Next aft to port is the enclosed head. Marine toilet with macerator, Y-valve to tank or o/b. SS sink with hot & cold water with a hand-held shower. Formica counter, lockers above and below, tiled sole. One opening port.
Across from head is a large enclosed hanging locker.
The main cabin layout starts with a barometer/clock set and a hinged dining table mounted on the forward port bulkhead. Settee/berths port and starboard, 6'5" long, with outboard port berth. Cushions for all with new green covers. Several drawers and lockers below all three berths and outboard to starboard. A Force 10 heating stove is mounted on the starboard forward bulkhead.
The galley is full-width in the aft cabin with a Formica covered counter. To port is the propane Luke Heritage 2-burner stove and oven, stainless steel sink with hot & cold water, a top-loading locker in counter, and locker outboard. To starboard is the large top-loading ice box and outboard lockers. Excellent working space. The galley has a propane shut-off control and sniffers under stove and cabin heater.
Lower aft cabin bulkhead houses electrical panels, outlets, and custom shelving. Access to the engine is aft of the companionway steps. Upper starboard aft bulkhead is the GPS mounted on custom stainless steel arm that swings through companionway.
The entire cabin is finished in the Herreshoff style of varnished mahogany with white bulkheads and a teak and holly sole. Nine ports, two dorade vents, and two cabintop hatches provide an abundance of light and ventilation for a comfortable, well-designed, and attractive cabin. The headroom is 6'1".
The cockpit (8' L x 5'4" W) has good seating for several on long benches with lockers port and starboard, covered with molded non-skid. Edson pedestal steering with destroyer wheel, stainless steel binnacle with custom folding teak table and cup holders. Lazarrette beneath stern deck, propane tanks under deck mounted mizzen mast fitting. Teak sole grate.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails and stanchions with lifelines with port and starboard gates. Varnished teak toe rails, coamings, cabinside eyebrows, handrails, and dorade bases. Plow anchor mounted on bow pulpit.
Raytheon Axiom Chartplotter and Radar
Magma BBQ grill
Sony Marine CD player
Life raft, 6-man, 2019
10-lb. Danforth anchor with 250' chain & rode
Dock lines and fenders