The sight of a yawl close reaching in fresh summer winds along Maine’s Eggemoggin reach or Washington state’s San Juan Channel causes sailors and non-sailors to stop and stare. The Hinckley Sou’wester 42 yawl epitomizes the beauty, form, and craftsmanship of this sailing yacht genre. SUMMER WIND is a prime example. Her dark blue hull, gold cove stripe, white painted spars, red bottom paint, tan canvas, and varnished toe rail are a refreshing sight in marinas filled with modern production boats.
Summer Wind has a deep fin keel to help her stand up in a breeze and point close to the wind. She has been optimized for Pacific Northwest cruising with a full cockpit enclosure, new Maxwell anchor windlass, and Webasto forced-air diesel heating. Mainsail and mizzen Doyle stack packs along with a Tides Marine luff track on the main mast make sailing easy and enjoyable. Her interior is crafted from Honduran mahogany and has ample berths for family and visitors. All mechanical and sailing systems have been updated and maintained to a very high level ensuring successful cruises each summer. Engine hours are only 885 due to an owner who loves to sail.
SUMMER WIND has had two owners. Originally named HARLEQUIN, she was picked up at the yard in Southwest Harbor, Maine and sailed to San Francisco by her original owner. HARLEQUIN won the Antigua race for her class in 1985 enroute to California. She day sailed in the Bay Area from 1986 until 2010 when she was purchased by her current owner and trucked to Seaview Boatyard in Seattle, WA. She underwent a significant refit exceeding $110,000 before launching. Seaview Boatyard is an authorized Hinckley service center. Since then SUMMER WIND has sailed the Pacific Northwest and received continuous maintenance and frequent updates to keep her in top cosmetic and operational form.
Only 885 hours on the superbly maintained Westerbeke engine
Webasto forced air diesel cabin heater
Doyle mizzen and main sail (new 2013)
Furuno electronics package(new 2011)
Maxwell 1500 watt anchor windlass (new 2014)
Iverson’s Designs full cockpit enclosure (new 2013)
Dickinson Mediterranean propane stove/oven (new 2014)
Tecma head, holding tank, and all new sanitary hoses (new 2014)