Hinckley is the Official Luxury Power Yacht of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

PORTSMOUTH, RI (February 13, 2018) — Hinckley, the builder of America’s finest yachts for 90 years, today proudly announces that it is an Official Port Sponsor and the Official Luxury Power Yacht Provider of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport held May 8-20, 2018 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The Hinckley Company’s headquarters and its largest Yacht Services location are situated on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay just six miles from Newport. As Rhode Island’s largest full-service yacht yard, Hinckley Yacht Services Portsmouth draws clients from across the Northeast to its 15-acre facility.

Sailed over 9 months, the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will take seven teams of the world’s best sailors 38,739 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans and touching six continents. Rhode Island will once again be the only North American Stopover port for the sailing event. More than 131,000 fans visited the Race Village during the event’s Rhode Island Stopover in 2015 and this year promises to be even more popular. The Stopover is a 13-day festival that is open to the public with free admission. Visitors can expect interactive pavilions and exhibits, entertainment, and hospitality within the Race Village and sailing opportunities on the bay.

Up to seven Volvo Ocean Race 65’ boats will be docked at Fort Adams for up-close viewing. Spectators will also have the opportunity to view and experience a fleet of Hinckley Yachts on display at the South Alofsin Pier. The revolutionary Hinckley Dasher, the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, will be on display as well.

Pete Saladino, Chief Marketing Officer of The Hinckley Company said, “Hinckley’s roots in sailing are very strong and we are proud to sponsor the only North American Stopover of this fiercely competitive global race. Our customers are actively following the Race online and we are looking forward to welcoming the world’s best race teams, spectators and our customers to the Ocean State this May.”

For more information on The Hinckley Company, or to inquire about the Volvo Ocean Race Newport, please visit www.hinckleyyachts.com/events/volvooceanrace.

About The Hinckley Company:

The Hinckley Company’s roots are deep in the soil of Maine boatbuilding. The company, founded in 1928 to build and care for the boats of the local lobstermen, 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 Jetboats and sailboats from 29 to 55 feet and supports its owners and other yachtsmen with its network of service yards 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


About The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover:

The only North American Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race will be hosted by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, the State of Rhode Island, R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and Commerce RI, May 8-20, 2018. The 13-day stopover celebration and festival will be open to the public for free and will include a Race Village with entertainment, the One Ocean Exploration Zone, team compounds, sponsor pavilions, a theater, children’s activities, and a food court. On-the-water activities and sailing events are scheduled for each day such as free “Go Sailing!” for all ages, M32 and other sailboat racing, up-close viewing of the race boats at dock and racing during the Pro-Am Race, the In-Port Races, and the boat parade and Leg Start to Cardiff, Wales (May 20, 2018). All sailing will take place within close viewing range of the Race Village on the North Lawn of Fort Adams.

Media Contacts:

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

Volvo Ocean Race Newport | Kim Cooper | 401-846-1983 | kim.cooper@sailnewport.org