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NIJINSKY is a conventional transom, aft cockpit Hinckley Sou’wester 52. She is cutter-rigged, with a hydraulic-furling in-mast mainsail, a hydraulic-furling jib, and a manual-furling staysail*. Her NACA profile centre-board gives her excellent windward sailing ability, together with the capacity to sail in shallow water. She has a three-stateroom cherry interior, satin panels and gloss trim, with contrasting satin-white bulkheads in Staterooms and Heads. Nijinsky sleeps up to 8 persons: two double-berth cabins, one pullman two-berth cabin, a saloon settee that pulls out to convert to a berth, and an additional bench settee, outboard of the saloon table, may also be used as a berth.
EU tax paid. UK flagged.
Nijinsky is Sou’wester 52 hull #10 of Hinckley’s successful SW51/52 McCurdy and Rhodes sailboat design. Nijinsky is the SW52 featured in Hinckley literature and in books such as “Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon (2013)”. She is a lightly used - 1,550 engine hours - three-stateroom SW52. Nijinsky’s beautiful condition, including her original off-white gelcoat, reflects the care and money expended on her, and the northern European summer sailing she has mostly experienced in the years in which she was sailed. In the years in which she was not sailed, and during winter, she was stored ashore under cover (in a heated winter storage shed or under a full boat-cover).
In the current ownership from 2012, Nijinsky has been thoroughly brought up to date. Systems were checked for condition and replaced or reconditioned by OEM suppliers or Dutch marine engineers (e.g., Hollandspar Engineering), as required. The carbon-fibre mast was stripped, repainted, and redressed, mast fittings, such as cleats, were all refurbished or replaced, and all standing rod-rigging was replaced with new rod-rigging and new fittings - a conservative precaution as recommended by rod-rigging manufacturers. Nijinsky is replete with high-end options, and features a Hood carbon-fiber mast with Reckmann hydraulic in-mast furling, a Reckmann hydraulic jib furler, Simrad hydraulic-ram autopilot, cockpit-panel controlled hydraulic vang and backstay tensioner, and Lewmar Ocean electric primary and secondary winches. Her interior is a Hinckley masterpiece of Teak & Holly sole, satin-varnished American Cherry woodwork with full-gloss Cherry highlights, and contrasting satin-white bulkheads and panels in cabins and heads, all in beautiful condition.
NIJINSKY was built for a German industrialist, sailed briefly in Maine in 1999, and then shipped to the German coast on the Baltic Sea. Between 2000 and 2005, she was sailed in summer and kept under cover in winter - inside a shed or on the hard under winter boat-covers. In 2005 she was sailed to France, and sold to an owner who lives in Mallorca, Spain. Nijinsky was used for day sailing in Mallorca.
In late 2012, Nijinsky was purchased by current owners and shipped to the Netherlands, then put in a winter-storage shed. In 2013, she underwent a comprehensive refit by Holland Spar Engineering and Vehrmeulens Jachtwerf, and further updating has taken place over winter each year. From 2014 to 2017, she sailed in summer and was kept under cover in winter. In September 2017, Nijinsky was put in a heated winter-storage shed where she was also kept in 2018. This year she is for sale.
Nijinsky’s Owner’s Cabin is aft on the port side with a generous double berth (with fitted sheets) and a large hanging locker. A Head with a stall shower is accessible from the Owner’s Cabin, and from the Saloon, close to the companionway. To starboard is a fully equipped U-shaped Galley, convenient to both Saloon and cockpit. The full-width Saloon to port has a U-shaped dinette with a Cherry table. To starboard is a comfortable settee (which pulls out to make an additional full-size berth) with a Nav Station aft of the settee. Lockers, book shelves, bottle storage compartments, and entertainment systems are located around the seating and dining areas. Forward are two Guest Cabins, port and starboard; Over/under single berths in stbd cabin, and a double berth in the port cabin (all with fitted sheets). Both Guest Cabins have drawers and lockers, as well as large hanging lockers, and both share a forward Head.
Starboard Forward Cabin
Port Forward Cabin
Full-width main saloon with dinette to port and settee/berth to starboard.
Outboard of Chart Table:
On Main Nav Station Panel:
A short bulkhead separates the nav station from the galley and has a laminated fiddle on top for additional storage, with a small locker for keys, etc., outboard.
U-shaped Galley with Sierra Sandstone Corian countertop and Cherry cabinetry.
Aft Owner’s Cabin
Companionway (Aft center):
Companionway ladder to cockpit is adjacent to aft Owner’s cabin.
Cockpit features include:
Pedestal steering features:
The Cockpit is set-up for shorthanded sailing with powered winches accessible by helmsman.
Other features include:
DECK and equipment:
Ground Tackle Equipment:
Safety Items Include:
Extensive spare parts inventory
Built with ease of comfort and sailing in mind, NIJINSKI II was set up with a Hood stow-away, carbon-fiber mast with a Reckmann hydraulic furling system, electric primary and secondary winches, and hydraulic boom vang and backstay.
All of these features make NIJINSKI a joy to handle in all conditions:
*Nijinsky’s manual-furling staysail permits easy removal of the cutter stay, should sloop rig be preferred.
12-volt DC systems
24-volt DC systems
1999 Yanmar 4JH2-DTE 88-hp (65 kW) FWC diesel engine, soft-mounted, with Aquadrive B20 anti-vibration coupling. (1550 engine hrs 4/2019.)
Work includes –