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Hunt Unveils Two New Bluewater Cruising Boats, a 63 and a Flagship 76

The Hinckley Company, which bought Hunt Yachts in 2013, just announced it has integrated Hunt in its day-to-day operations and unveiled two new expedition-ready yachts, a Hunt 63 and a Hunt 76 (pictured above), in Hunt’s Ocean Series. Both new Hunts were drawn by the legendary Ray Hunt Design firm, with an emphasis on bluewater performance, safety and cruising comfort. The first of the new Hunt expedition yachts, a 76, has already been delivered to an owner in Europe, and two others are currently under construction. For cruising boats, Hinckley’s Talaria Series now runs from 43 to 55 feet. The…

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Newport Show Opens with More Great Looking – and More Powerful – Boats than Ever Before By Peter A. Janssen The Newport show, the first of the fall boat show season, just opened, with more boats than ever before and, to my mind, more great-looking and great-performing boats than ever before. The brand-new Palm Beach 50GT, for example, just launched for the show, is boating eye-candy writ large, with a head-turning sapphire blue hull, low profile, drop-dead gorgeous tumblehome and curves everywhere. The fact that it tops out a 42 knots, driven by twin 600-hp Volvo IPS800s, is just icing…

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Living On Board For the Summer: Cheaper than a Second House with a Much Better View

A lot of people are finding that a living on a boat is a lot cheaper, and a lot more fun, than living in a second home on land. And living on the boat definitely has better views. You’ll always have views of the water, and if you don’t like it where you are, you can fire up the engine and move somewhere else. Here’s a fun look at people who are living aboard this summer from observer.com: “The advantages of living aboard a boat are many,” says David Doody, general manager of the big Brewer Capri Marina in Port…

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Hinckley Launches New Picnic Boat 40, the Largest Yet, but with Same Iconic Lines and Appeal

Hinckley just launched its all-new Picnic Boat 40, the largest Picnic Boat yet, with sea trials off Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard on the weekend before the Fourth of July. With a hull designed by the highly acclaimed Michael Peters, the new Picnic Boat retains all the drop-dead iconic Down East looks and waterjet performance that have made the brand famous around the world. The new layout in the 40 offers a seamless flow from the transom to the helm, with large social areas, a wet bar, overhead protection from Sureshade and great visibility, whether you’re sitting at the helm or…

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Hinckley Opens New Full-Service Yard and Marina with Fuel Dock in Stamford, Connecticut

The Hinckley Company just opened a full-service yard and marina in Stamford, Connecticut, the first yard and fuel dock in that major city on Long Island Sound since 2011. It’s on four-plus acres at 2 Selleck Street on the West Branch of the Stamford harbor with direct access to the sound, and it has 12 feet of water at the fuel dock at mean low tide. The new yard is the eighth for Hinckley, running from Hinckley’s iconic home base in Southwest Harbor, Maine, down to Florida. It has 25 slips in the marina plus heated indoor rack storage for…

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Barton & Gray Mariners Club Now Offers Hinckley Fleet in Washington, D.C.

The Barton & Gray Mariners Club, the organization that gives members the use of a beautiful Hinckley yacht with a captain in 20 upscale boating destinations along the East Coast and the Great Lakes, is opening a new facility in Washington, D.C. The new club, opening June 1, will be at The Wharf, the recently renovated waterfront development in Southwest Washington. The theory behind the club is to give members all the fun of yachting without the hassles of ownership. Membership is in four tiers, starting at $29,500 a year, and gives members access to a fleet of 30 Hinckleys,…

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Hinckley Building All-New, Carbon-Fiber, Outboard-Powered Line of 42-foot Sport Boats. A 63-mph Hinckley? By Peter A. Janssen Hinckley is on a roll. Last September it launched the first luxury all-electric, carbon-fiber 28-foot Dasher, named after hull number one of its iconic Picnic Boat, at the Newport boat show. Now, on the opening day of the Palm Beach show, it said it is building an entirely new line of carbon-fiber, outboard-powered, 42-foot sport boats. Powered by standard three 300-hp Mercury Verados, the company said the boats will top out at 52 mph, while two monster 667-hp Seven Marine outboards will push…

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McDonald’s Founder George Cohon Cruises on His Hinckley in Palm Beach and Toronto

George Cohon knows how to enjoy life, and to enjoy boating. A founder of McDonalds and Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities in Canada and Russia, he spends time with his wife, Susan, and their family at their home in Toronto and at their second home in Palm Beach, where they both play golf and other sports. They have two golden retrievers that they take to visit children facing surgery at a West Palm Beach hospital. And they go boating on their Hinckley Talaria 48, McHappy 111. In this interview with the Palm Beach Daily News, Cohon says they started boating 40…

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Hinckley’s New All-Electric Dasher Finds a Fan in Architectural Digest

Hinckley Yachts, with their classic lines and Down East heritage, have always appealed to the rich and famous. The Rockefellers have had Hinckley sail and power boats at their places in Blue Hill, Maine, for generations. Martha Stewart had an early Picnic Boat at her place in Maine. Bob Wright, the former president of NBC, has a Hinckley, appropriately named Peacock, at his place in Southport, Connecticut. So it’s probably no surprise that Architectural Digest, the magazine that appreciates iconic design and celebrates the homes and lifestyle of people who live well, just wrote a story about the newest Hinckley,…

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Hunt To Build New 54-mph, 40-Foot Center Console with Three Outboards and a Large Cabin

Hunt Yachts, the legendary builder of blue-water, go-anywhere boats for more than half a century, just introduced a new, elegant 40-foot center console with a queen berth tucked into its cabin that is powered by three 300-hp Mercury Verado outboards. The new Hunt, with a 23-degree deadrise at the transom, combines two major trends: The move to larger and larger center consoles, incorporating more amenities to make them family-friendly, and the move to larger and larger outboard engines for fuel-efficient, quiet and reliable power. Hunt says the new 40 with standard power will top out at 54 mph; with three…

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