Hinck­ley’s Sport Boat se­ries uses out­board power for 50-plus-knot per­for­mance.

Yachting - - CONTENTS - By Pa­trick Sci­acca

With its Sport Boat se­ries, Hinck­ley Yachts com­bines clas­sic Down East style with to­day’s pop­u­lar out­board power op­tions.

In­tro­duc­ing a new yacht for a new model year is not un­usual, but dur­ing the past year, Hinck­ley Yachts has de­buted an all-elec­tric run­about, an­nounced a 40-foot Pic­nic Boat and a 53 Sou’wester sail­ing yacht, and now pre­miered a yacht se­ries with the Sport Boat and Sport Boat Cen­ter Cabin. ¶ The Sport Boat se­ries should hit the wa­ter in July — and it’s more than just a new line for the Maine-based builder. It rep­re­sents a new power con­fig­u­ra­tion for Hinck­ley yachts: out­boards. ¶ The ex­press-style Sport Boat and the walka­round-style Cen­ter Cabin will each have triple 300 hp Mer­cury Ver­ado out­boards as stan­dard power plants, with triple 350 hp Ver­a­dos and twin 627 hp Seven Marines as op­tions. Best top-end speed with the op­tional mo­tors should be about 54 knots, with speeds around 45 to 47 knots with the stan­dard Ver­a­dos. ¶ The Sport Boats have a deep-V hull form from Ray Hunt

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