Picnic Boat 37 MKIII

Hinckley invented an entirely new class of boat with the introduction of the original Picnic Boat nearly 25 years ago. Now, 450 hulls later, we remain committed to constantly improving this model with every boat we build. Today we offer the most advanced iteration yet, the new Picnic Boat 37 MKIII, which has been the most successful new product introduction in Hinckley’s long history.  This iconic Hinckley Picnic Boat features several groundbreaking innovations we welcome you to explore.


Extraordinary Form.

Eight pieces of solid stock Burmese teak are selected in the finish carpentry shop in Maine. With 160 hours of painstaking joinery they will become the languid curve of glossy wood that crowns the deck of the Hinckley Picnic Boat and delineates its form. First will come sanding, then the marrying of the eight into one of four sections that will be made on the forming jig. Two 22-foot mirror sections for port and starboard, and two to form the gentle vee of the bow laying forward of the chocks. The pieces are then hand-shaped to a fine radius that will appear not too flat, nor too proud off the surface of the deck with just enough curve to follow the sheer line. Lastly, there will be the sanding and varnish. And sanding. And more varnish- as many as ten coats on the toe rail. As many as it takes to make this a Hinckley.

Extraordinary Function.

Keeping true to our readiness to embrace new technology, Hinckley has equipped the Picnic Boat Mk III with its patented JetStick II, which allows even the least-experienced member of the crew to maneuver the boat via a simple joystick control. Developed by Hinckley in the mid-1990s, the JetStick makes tricky tasks such as docking or picking up a mooring remarkably easy. The latest version also adds a heading hold and virtual anchor to the features list. You’re going to love the shallow draft and the smooth, reliable functioning of waterjets almost as much as the easy handling.

Continuous Improvement.

Over time, we’ve lightened the current model Picnic Boat Mk III by 1,000 pounds by taking advantage of the most advanced coring materials, laminate building techniques and by powering the boat with industry-leading aluminum block V-8, 370hp engines by Yanmar. And as you might suspect, lighter IS better. Our cruise: 32 knots of the smoothest, quietest drive of any Picnic Boat ever. Our top end: a truly exhilarating 35.

As you like it.

At Hinckley, we build just 50 boats a year. Like her sisterships, the Picnic Boat Mk III is a semi-custom boat. Everyone who commissions a Hinckley is invited to work closely with a project manager, who shepherds the boat through the build process. Working with the manager, an owner can customize the boat to his heart’s content. Upon delivery, the owner also receives three days of training to familiarize him or herself with running the boat and learning its systems. The new owner is then introduced to a service manager, who advises on the maintenance schedule and all aspects of getting the most enjoyment out of the boat.


*All performance data is estimated and not guaranteed.

LOA 36’ 11”
LWL 33’ 10”
BEAM 11’ 3”
DRAFT 2’ 1”
DISPLACEMENT 19,000 lbs.*
FUEL CAPACITY 220 U.S. gallons
WATER CAPACITY 40 U.S. gallons
ENGINE Twin Yanmar 8LV 370hp V8 diesels
JETS Twin Hamilton HJ274
CONSTRUCTION DualGuard™ SCRIMP® Carbon E-glass composite hull with Corecell M foam core and vinylester resin. E-glass deck.
CRUISING SPEED 35 knots with optional power
TOP SPEED 37 knots with optional power