Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship

At Hinckley, we build just 50 boats a year. We build each one in our shop stem to stern, to order. Nothing is left for installation by others. We set the standards. We stand behind the boat. For life.

We hire only, as we say in Maine, the finest kind. Many of our skilled tradesmen have been with us for years, and some for generations.

And what is our work like? Well, there are ten coats of varnish on our toe rail, but if it requires eleven to make it just so, then there will be eleven. The rail is made of eight pieces of Burmese teak shaped on a forming jig to carefully follow the sheer of the boat and stand not too proud, nor too flat, on the deck edge. Is there another way to do it? Yes. Is there a better way? No.

We hope you’ll visit our shop when your boat is being built.