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Brief Summary

Under the banner of a new brand, the Hinckley Company introduced two outboard-powered models of Hinckley Sport Boats, a 40-foot Sport Boat and a Center Cabin. The company, in rolling out the designs for these boats at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, announced its foray into outboard-powered boats with two models that will make the most of high-tech, lightweight construction—and outboard power -- to offer speed and performance as well as refined features and amenities.

Key Features

  • Standard triple 300-hp Yamaha F300 4-stroke outboards
  • Single head
  • Forward arrangement includes a V-berth that can be pushed together to form a single double berth
  • Cappuccino machine.
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 42' 7''
    12.98 m
    Beam 12' 5''
    3.78 m
    Dry Weight 20,000 lbs.
    9,072 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3' 1''
    0.94 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 450 gal.
    1,703 L
    Water Capacity 50 gal.
    189 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 3 x 300-hp Yamaha F300 4-stroke outboards
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Captain's Report

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    Hinckley says that it expects its new 40’ Sport Boat will travel from Greenwich, Connecticut to Manhattan in 35 minutes (no wake speeds in the harbor, notwithstanding.)

    Hinckley says the initial two models of its Sport Boats line will be “the world’s first production outboard boats built in single bond, vacuum-infused carbon epoxy from bow to stern.” Hinckley Yachts is no stranger to high-tech building techniques, and the company says it carefully lays down carbon fiber and Kevlar fabrics in the mold to line up the fibers with the load paths of the hull before the epoxy resin infusion. Both the structural grid and fabrics’ and their placement is computer designed, the company says.

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    The Sport Boat will have a classic Down East profile -- with the exception of those outboards –with a trunk cabin and open bridgedeck.

    The Sport Boat design is probably best described as an outboard-powered Down East-inspired cruiser. Standard triple 300-hp Yamaha F300 4-stroke outboards are expected to produce a top speed of 52 mph, according to Hinckley. Meanwhile, the onboard appointments will include a single head and amidships stateroom, while the forward arrangement includes a V-berth that can be pushed together to form a single double berth. Standard features are expected to include a cappuccino machine.

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    This rendering of the Hinckley Sport Boat shows a bridgedeck with helm and companion seats to starboard with an elevated dinette to port, as well as aft-facing seats in the cockpit (transom bench not shown).

    Hinckley says the boats are designed for outboard power by Ray Hunt Design and makes the most of this updated Deep-V design with agile performance. While her specification indicates the triple 300-hp Yamaha outboards, the company expects to offer a pair of 627-hp Seven Marine outboards for a top speed of 63 mph.

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    The versatile layout of the Sport Boat will include a forward dinette below that transforms into an island berth, a galley, hanging lockers, and a head with separate shower.

    Hinckley Sport Boat Specifications

      LOA: 42'7"

      Beam: 12'5"

      Draft: 3'1"

      Displacement: 20,000 lbs.

      Fuel: 450 U.S. gal.

      Water: 50 U.S. gal.

      Top Speed: 52 MPH

      Top Speed (optional power): 63 MPH

    Center Cabin

    Another model design introduced simultaneously is an open-boat design with a console housing a cabin and a foredeck seating area. Called the Center Cabin, the design will offer an expected 54-mph top speed with the standard triple 300-hp Yamaha outboard power, and is also expected to top out at 63 mph with the Seven Marine outboards, according to Hinckley.

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    This rendering of the Center Cabin model shows wraparound bow seating, and console-side windows as well as skylight in the console top for natural light below.

    The Center Cabin will have U-shaped seating for three forward that will convert to a queen-size berth, according to the builder’s description of the design. There will also be a head with standup shower, a galley with cooktop, fridge and microwave, and a hanging locker. Additionally, Hinckley says the leaning post will have such options as an ice maker and electric grill, while a sun guard, integrated into the aft edge of the hardtop will offer shade to the cockpit.

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    Hinckley says the Center Cabin Sport Boat will be a nimble performer in a seaway.

    The Center Cabin seeks to offer the refined performance for which Hinckley is known, according to the builder, but using the high-tech construction to create a strong, light build that can capitalize on the speed available thanks to outboard power.

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    The Center Cabin will have a hullside door and other refinements, but the builder describes her expected performance as “visceral,” which may leave the door open to excitement on the water.
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    The Center Cabin will offer side-deck access to the bow along the starboard side. The side deck on the port side is reached by a couple of steps next to the console.
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    The belowdecks layout of the Center Cabin shows how the amenities all fit together.

    Hinckley Center Cabin

      LOA: 42'7"

      Beam: 12'5"

      Draft: 3'1"

      Displacement: 19,000 lbs.

      Fuel: 450 U.S. gal.

      Water: 50 U.S. gal.

      Top Speed: 54 MPH

      Top Speed (optional power): 63 MPH

    Standard and Optional Features

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