Hinckley 35 classic Lobster now has outboard engines
Hinckley 35 outboard, the Maine yard will have a model in line with the trend of the moment.
Speaking of classic boats, especially lobsters, the Hinckley are undoubtedly among the untouchable. The timeless elegance of these boats, which have become famous all over the world, is a mix of soft and clean lines able to fascinate every kind of owner, from a Cigarette to an open Beneteau. And to think that they were born as workboats, for lobsters fishing.
Well, now the Maine shipyard, in the northeast of the USA, has decided to embrace one of the trends of the moment with a 35-foot outboard boat. The style remains without a doubt typical of a Hinckley, but at stern come two 300 horsepower outboards, Yamaha or Mercury. The picnic-boats launched by Hinckley in 1995 will now have a “sister” with outboard.
The hull of this new Hinckley motorboat has been optimized by Michael Peters Yacht Design. With this hull, specially designed for outboard motorization, the boat will be able to reach about 40 knots. The experience is certainly not lacking onboard the new Hinckley 35 outboard.
The Hinckley 35 is equipped with a single-ply ClearView windscreen, with which those at the helm have improved visibility. This new feature is useful both in navigation and at berth. Guests and family will be able to enjoy cruising in the cockpit in the saloon or outside. Below deck, there is a cabin to rest.
Powered by Twin Mercury Verado or Yamaha 300 HP outboard, the Hinckley 35 will have a range of over 300 miles at about 30 knots. The first versions will be available for delivery in the summer of 2021.
The purists of line and aesthetics will say that this choice goes to ruin an unmistakable design. It must be said that this 35 footer is, however, one of the options and that it is not going to replace the models with classic motorization.
“The 35 represents a new chapter in Hinckley’s extraordinary history” – says Scott Bryant, VP of sales and marketing at Hinckley Yachts – “its design and construction set new standards in terms of speed, safety and durability. Yet it still offers the timeless style, comfort and craftsmanship that a Hinckley owner deserves.
LOA: 11.7 meters
B.max: 3.35 m
Draft: 0.66 m
Range at 30 kn: 300 nm