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1970 Hinckley Bermuda 40 Yawl (Hull #1292)

Eliot, Maine

$89,500

RHODORA is one special 40’ Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl. What separates her from her “sisterships” which are presently on the market? The simple answer is her Sellers. They have owned and carefully maintained her since their purchase in 1980. During those 40 years, they have lived on her about 10 years. They circumnavigated from 1984-1991 around Cape Horn through the Pacific Islands to New Zealand and Australia, and through the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean, including transiting some French Canals. Subsequent journeys from 1999-2001 included a second trip to Scotland and Norway and Greenland. The owners have written a fascinating account of their travels (available upon request). RHODORA has proven herself completely capable of these voyages. She is easily handled by two, and their philosophy was to keep things simple with few complicated systems; so there is no refrigeration, air conditioning or generators to need service. If you are looking for a “Classic”, handsome world cruiser or even coastal cruising, RHODORA should be at the top of your list. Please read the listing carefully, and call us for your inspection. We thank you for your interest.

 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $89,500
Boat Name: RHODORA
Make: Hinckley
Model: Bermuda 40 Yawl (Hull #1292)
Year: 1970
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: The Hinckley Co., SW Harbor, ME
Designer: William C. Tripp
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40'9 ft
Waterline Length: 27'10 ft
Beam: 11'9 ft
Max Draft: 8'9 ft
Min Draft: 4'3 ft
Displacement: 20,000 lb
Ballast: 5,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: 4-107
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 37hp

Other

Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Yawl

Contact

Annie Gray
Gray & Gray Yacht Brokers, Inc.

Office

Gray & Gray Yachts
36 York Street
York, Maine, US, 03909
Tel:207-363-7997


VESSEL DETAILS

HULL & DECK:

  • Hull #1292.
  • Solid fiberglass hull and decks; topsides painted white in 2008, and look in excellent condition.
  • White hull, blue boot top, red bottom. Red bottom has “no paint buildup”, and no blisters.
  • Owner reports that he doesn’t use bronze centerboard anymore for coastal cruising, so has not inspected centerboard pennant etc lately as travel lift is required (he hauls using hydraulic truck – no travel lift available) – centerboard and components sold AS IS.
  • All exterior teak is varnished and in very good shape, including cockpit coamings, toerails, hull rubrails, handrails, lazarette hatches and deck hatches.
  • Self-bailing aft cockpit with two cockpit drains; teak cockpit grate.
  • Edson pedestal wheel steering, wire to quadrant, and with Elkhide-covered wheel.
  • Fiberglass non-skid decks, painted light gray.
  • S/S stanchions and bow and stern rails.
  • Double lifelines, vinyl coated S/S wire, replaced 2017.
  • Fixed portlights, one opening port in head and one in galley, one in bow.
  • Two teak deck hatches, teak LPG tank and lazarette lockers.
  • Two dorade boxes with large Hinckley chrome ventilators, third forward mounted on deck. Spare large chrome ventilator.
  • Trunk cabin and top has been painted white twice and shows well.
  • 2017-2018 white Sunbrella Dodger.
  • 2015 light gray cockpit cushions.

 

TANKAGE:

Fuel: 48 gallons in Monel tank.

Water: 120 gallons in 2 Monel tanks under cabin sole and third in bow between vee berths.

Holding: None

 

ENGINE & MECHANICAL:

  • 1970 Westerbeke 4-107, 37 hp diesel, 4 cylinder, FWC.
  • Engine was removed and rebuilt in 1999 by Hanson Marine, Marblehead, MA.
  • Paragon 23L 2:1 transmission.
  • 1” S/S shaft; 3 bladed Max feathering prop.
  • Racor fuel-water separator filter.
  • Approximately 6425 hours as seen on the hour meter.
  • Owner reports that through his 39 years of ownership, he has always done his own service, and he was foremost a sailor. Owner reports he has maintained the engine religiously.                                                                                                                                                                 

ELECTRICAL:

  • 12V-110V electrical systems with AC-DC circuit breaker panels.
  • 2019 two 12V lead acid batteries, one forward house battery; one under starboard cockpit seat for engine start.
  • Small inverter for running an electric drill, etc; voltmeter.
  • Two separate battery chargers, one for forward battery and one for aft battery.
  • 6 gallon hot water heater.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

  • For four in a very attractive Herreshoff style interior with varnished teak trim and a varnished teak and holly sole.
  • Vee berths forward with a filler piece to make a large queen berth.
  • Numerous drawers under the vee berths, and aft is bureau of drawers to port.
  • Next aft to starboard are two hanging lockers.
  • To port is the enclosed head with a Wilcox Crittenden “Skipper” manual W.C., sink, and numerous lockers.
  • Next aft is the main salon with transom and pilot berths to port with numerous drawers and lockers under the berths.
  • To starboard, the settee berth has been converted to a “comfy corner” seat forward, and a Nav table with Nav seat aft. The Nav table may be raised up to stow if desired (could also be easily converted back to straight settee).
  • A Reflex diesel-fired heater is mounted (for cold weather use) on the sole, forward of the centerline drop-leaf dining table. Stores in adjacent locker.
  • Further aft is the L-shaped galley to port with double S/S sinks, hot and cold pressure water and two foot pumps for fresh and water.
  • There is a Shipmate S/S two burner LPG stove with oven with lockers outboard.
  • To starboard is a S/S-lined icebox with lockers outboard and an oil skin locker aft.
  • Engine room access is excellent under the companionway steps and under the sinks.
  • VESSEL NEEDS A NEW HEAD.

 

ELECTRONICS:

  • 2010 Raymarine C80 Radar-GPS.
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio.
  • Raymarine digital depthsounder.
  • Kenwood TS-50 SSB ham radio (transmits and receiver, presently off the boat).
  • Danforth binnacle compass.
  • 1999 WP300X autopilot mounted on wheel, old but works!
  • Hand bearing compass.
  • Two spare Garmin GPS units.

 

SAILS & RIGGING:

  • Yawl masthead rig.
  • Extruded painted aluminum masts and booms.
  • 1989 Harken roller furler on headsails.
  • 2009-2010 Doyle mainsail with jiffy reefing on mainsail; 2009-2010 Doyle mizzen.
  • 2009-2010 Doyle 106% working jib.
  • 165 sq. ft. staysail mounted on inner stay with running backstays on blocks and tackles.
  • All Doyle sails have been serviced by Hallett, Falmouth, ME.
  • Spare main and headsails; storm sails
  • Older, but available, but sold AS IS – spinnaker, 130% genoa, mizzen staysail and drifter.
  • Homemade sail covers in good condition.    
  • 1991 S/S standing rigging with Stalok fittings (has a spare set of swage fittings).
  • 2 Barient #26 sheet winches (genoa/headsail)  plus 2 additional staysail sheeting winches
  • 2 Barient # 20 sheet winches (spinnaker)
  • Barient halyard winches.
  • Boom vang.
  • Spinnaker pole.
  • Mainsheet traveler.
  • Storm trysail track (and trysail)

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Reflex diesel-fired cabin heater.
  • 2010 Ideal 12V vertical windlass.
  • 45 lb CQR Plow anchor with 200’ 3/8” BBB chain.
  • 20 kg Bruce anchor.
  • 27 lb & 30 lb Danforth anchors.
  • Approximately 250’ nylon anchor rode.
  • Awning (cockpit sun cover with zippered sides).
  • Manual Whale Gusher bilge pump.
  • Electric bilge pump.
  • Two horseshoe life rings.
  • Searchlight.
  • 4 fenders and docklines.
  • Air horn; life jackets; fire extinguishers.
  • Chrome clock and barometer.
  • Swim ladder.
  • 7’11” Dyer Dhow sailing dinghy, spars, rudder/tiller/ centerboard
  • Older 2 hp Mercury outboard – sold AS IS (not used for years; kept in basement, not corroded).
  • Stainless barbecue for stern rail.

 

COMMENTS: RHODORA is one special 40’ Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl. What separates her from her “sisterships” which are presently on the market? The simple answer is her Sellers. They have owned and carefully maintained her since their purchase in 1980. During those 40 years, they have lived on her about 10 years. They circumnavigated from 1984-1991 around Cape Horn through the Pacific Islands to New Zealand and Australia, and through the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean, including transiting some French Canals. Subsequent journeys from 1999-2001 included a second trip to Scotland and Norway and Greenland. The owners have written a fascinating account of their travels (available upon request). RHODORA has proven herself completely capable of these voyages. She is easily handled by two, and their philosophy was to keep things simple with few complicated systems; so there is no refrigeration, air conditioning or generators to need service. If you are looking for a “Classic”, handsome world cruiser or even coastal cruising, RHODORA should be at the top of your list. Please read the listing carefully, and call us for your inspection. We thank you for your interest.

 

 

Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.


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