SECRET STORY is a unique 40' Hinckley Bermuda 40 MK
III Yawl, which has only had two owners since she was built. She has
received exceptional care since her launch in 1979 and is one of the
best examples this office has ever seen. During the winter of 2016, a
major undertaking was performed by Strout's Point Wharf in South
Freeport, ME. The conversion was made to add all new
Garmin electronics including Chart Plotter, Radar, sailing
instruments, depth, speed, VHF & AIS system. Fiberglass work was
done to accommodate the consolidation and upgrade to the sailing
instruments, and the entire cockpit was carefully painted with
Awlgrip. A wireless network was installed and an Ipad can now be used
at the navigation station as a fully functional remote/repeater. A
ProMariner battery charger and inverter system was installed making
all outlets live when required. All batteries were replaced. The
alternators and starter motor were proactively rebuilt. The heat
exchanger and oil cooler were replaced as were the engine driven and
12V refrigeration systems. The Espar diesel heater was rebuilt by the
factory, and the boat was varnished inside and out with maintenance
coats. Once the well thought out refit was complete, the owners
launched the boat in April 2016, and spent six months cruising Maine,
Grand Manan, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island without any concerns.
Other improvements are as follows; the custom made, 316 stainless
water tanks and plastic holding tank are all new and lightly used only
for one season. The main and mizzen masts have Tides Marine Strong
Track and Batt Cars and the spinnaker has been treated with Sailkote,
all for ease of hoisting and lowering sails. The sit down Nav station,
divided chain locker, raised teak cockpit grate allowing the helmsman
to see over the like-new dodger and oversized winches were all
original upgrades. All the life lines are new. The interior fabrics
and foams are all like new. There are no "boat" odors in
the boat, never have been.
One can honestly say that most all systems have either been renewed,
replaced or upgraded and all well thought out and in good taste. In
short, the Bermuda 40 has set the standard as the Best "Modern
Classic" cruising sailboat available today and SECRET
STORY, showing superb care, proves that premise. Please come
and inspect this first-class vessel. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you for your interest.
Annie Gray is a longstanding YBAA member, offering 44 years of experience in assisting clients in the purchase or sale of high quality yachts of distinction.
Please call Annie at 207-363-7997 or on her cell at 603-498-3450.