Hinckley Announces the Sou’wester 53 Carbon Epoxy Sailing Yacht

PORTSMOUTH, RI (March 16, 2018) —  Hinckley, the builder of America’s finest yachts for 90 years, has unveiled today a new chapter in it’s long sailing history and in the storied heritage of the Sou’wester line of cruising yachts. The new Sou’wester 53 is the first to deliver modern, family sailing with a beautiful inside-out layout so you can enjoy it all together. The Sou’wester 53 is more than just a social experience with friends and family on a lively, modern yacht. It is also about reconnecting with the pure joys of sailing which have been somewhat lost on today’s widebody cruising catamarans. “We are thrilled to announce the Sou’wester 53 today”, said Pete Saladino, Chief Marketing Officer at Hinckley. “She is a beauty and a performer with a new take on social space and use”. The design was produced in collaboration with Tripp Design Naval Architecture.

Built in carbon epoxy from bow to stern, the Sou’wester 53 features a modern performance hull with the latest keel stem and bulb shape. Her draft of 8 feet 3 inches will provide for lively performance while enabling visits to harbors and coves where yachts of similar performance could not ordinarily venture. Hinckley’s time-honored infusion method is now infusing epoxy resin in a single chemical bond to secure the carbon and Kevlar™ hull to the structural grid. When the sun is shining and the weather is favorable, you can leave the protected pilothouse for the stern helm station to feel the wheel in your hand and the wind in your hair. The helm station is raised for views over the pilothouse and a full view of the sail plan. The ability to choose helm stations as the weather changes makes a world of difference. As does the ability to either sail or motor at over 10 knots. After nearly 25 years of building Picnic Boats and Talaria motor yachts designed to maximize entertainment space with utility, the Sou’wester 53 brings this inside-out entertainment focus to our timeless sailing yachts.

The Hinckley ownership experience is like none other. In today’s fast-paced world, time on the water is precious and time with family and friends is even more so. Our Hinckley-owned and operated Yacht Care centers uniquely enable us to to deliver a highly-customized level of service combined with a peace of mind that is very rare. Hinckley owners are introduced to their service manager upon yacht delivery and given a three-day hands on introduction to the yacht’s systems. They are also given their service manager’s direct mobile phone number and email address to ensure simple and close communication in the years ahead. With 8 locations up and down the east coast and affiliates on the US West Coast and Europe, our Hinckley owners share a peace of mind that is as unique and rare as the yachts we build.

For more information about the Hinckley Sou’wester 53 or to inquire about our unrivaled ownership experience, please click here.

About The Hinckley Company:

The Hinckley Company’s roots are deep in soil of Maine boatbuilding. The company was founded in 1928 to build and care for the boats of the local lobstermen. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Hinckley has been in continuous operation building such classics as the Bermuda 40 and the Picnic Boat. Henry Hinckley set the course with the Bermuda 40 in the early 1960s when he crafted her stunning lines out of a radical, new material, fiberglass. This combination of elegant form, material innovation and brilliant attention to finishing detail set the course Hinckley has been on ever since in the pleasure boat business.

Today, Hinckley builds carbon epoxy Jetboats and sailboats from 29 to 55 feet and supports its owners and other yachtsmen with its network of Yacht Care centers from Maine to Florida. Two other distinguished boat builders, Hunt Yachts and Morris Yachts, were acquired in 2013 and 2016 respectively.

For information please visit www.hinckleyyachts.com.

Media Contacts:

Pete Saladino | 917-843-4187 | psaladino@hinckleyyachts.com