Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop for sale

Round Pond, ME, United States

Listed price $67,500 USD

Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop - Hinckley Pilot 35 - Iris - Sailing
General information
Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop
Used sail boat for sale
£48,961 GBP | Listed price $67,500 USD
Length overall
10.90 metres
Length waterline
7.62 metres
2.90 metres
1.52 metres
6,123 kg
Full Keel
Round Pond, ME, United States

About this Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop


     "Most remarkable for her beauty, this balanced, traditional-looking boat with a deeply curved sheer and plenty of overhang fore and aft has had a full life. Cruising widely, racing seriously, weekending and daysailing in most of the planet’s best sailing grounds, she embodies that “wholesome, dual purpose ideal” that many sailors put at the heart of the sport." ~ Practical Sailor.    Iris is a nice example of the Hinkley Pilot 35. Having had a series of good owners this boat has seen a good level of care and has enjoyed short New England seasons for many years now. Priced to sell, this iconic boat is ready for new adventures. 


     "Most owners think their Pilots are very well-built. In fact, not a single one (from our modest sample of over 20) gave their boats anything less than highest marks in the “construction’ category. Writes Don Danilek, compiler of the Pilot 35 Yearbook, “The Pilot’s construction, like her design, is legendary. From the faired stemplate with its integral chocks and tack fitting to the integral flagstaff as part of the stainless stern pulpit, the Pilot is the epitome of quality construction.” In reality, no one really knew what “the epitome of fiberglass construction” was in the pioneering days that produced the first Pilots. Therefore, they were overbuilt. The hull laminate in the way of her keel was up to an inch thick. Nowhere is her solid glass hull less than 3/8″ thick. Her two hull halves (she was built in a clam-shell mold due to worries that her slight amount of tumblehome might make her difficult to release from a standard one-piece mold) are taped over with layers of matt and roving that make stem and stern virtually bulletproof. Bob Hinckley recalls a Pilot being dropped from a TraveLift six feet onto her stem. “Creased the gelcoat for about a quarter of an inch around the impact spot,” he remembers.

     Her 4200 pound lead keel was attached with 3/4” Everdur bolts. The hull and deck on the Pilots were joined using the system Hinckley employed on all of its boats: The deck was bedded on wet mat laid on a 6-inch wide inward flange on the hull. Screwed in place while the chemical bond set up, it was then capped with a toerail bolted through both flange and deck. “The method pretty well removes the problem of deck leaks,” Hinckley says. “All you might get is problems in the way of the chainplates or the stanchions, but we bed them very well, too.”

     Interior wood was equally robust, right down to the inch-thick treads of the teak and holly cabin sole. Extra fiberglass reinforcement went into the chainplates and in longitudinal stringers designed to stiffen the hull fore and aft. “When we first worked on our boat,” says Danilek, “my wife Jane remarked, ‘On this boat, when I lean on something, it leans back.’”

     At a displacement of 13,500 pounds, the Pilot pays some performance penalty for being so strongly built. Many of today’s 35-footers not only afford more waterline and room but weigh in at from 3000 to 6000 pounds less. The lighter the boat, the less “dead weight” there is to subtract from performance. Also, in reckoning the cost of a boat you’ve got to figure on the cost of the materials that went into her. Heavier boats cost more for that reason." ~ Practical Sailor


  • Dark blue Awlgripped topsides
  • Gold cove stripe
  • White Awlgripped boot stripe
  • Green antifouling


     Iris's white painted decks with teak unvarnished toe rails and stainless steel stanchions and single safety line port and starboard offers a very classic feel with well thought out design and practicality for easy and safe sailing.

     Aft Deck

  • Stainless steel pushpit
  • Stainless steel stern cleats port and starboard
  • Stainless steel chocks on teak toe rail
  • Aft locker with varnished teak cover
  • Propane locker with varnished teak cover
  • LifeSling
  • Flag staff with stainless steel fitting on pushpit
  • Chrome plated cowling for engine ventilation


  • Varnished teak combing with stainless steel bullnose on top
  • Storage cubbies inboard of cockpit combing port and starboard
  • Main sail traveler onto of combing aft
  • Blue fitted cockpit cushions
  • Binnacle with elk skin covered stainless steel wheel
  • Ships compass
  • Suite of electronics (See Electronics)
  • Fold up cockpit table with (2) drop down leafs
  • Multiple drink holder on forward face of binnacle
  • Cockpit shower
  • Winches (See Rigging)
  • Engine panel
  • Dodger with stainless steel frame


  • Jib tracks mounted onto of toe rails port and starboard
  • Stainless steel infill fittings


  • Varnished teak handrails port and starboard
  • (2) Deck hatches forward and aft
  • Mast step


  • Stainless steel cleats port and starboard
  • Stainless steel chocks built into toe rails
  • Stainless steel pullpit
  • Stainless steel anchor channel with roller
  • Muir electric horizontal windlass with up/down foot switches
  • Stainless steel infill


     The vessel’s mast and boom are constructed of aluminum oval with stainless steel masthead fittings and stainless steel standing rigging.   

  • (2) Barient 28SSt winches installed in the cockpit
  • (2) Barient 19SST winches mounted on deck
  • (3) Barient winches mounted on mast
  • Lewmar 40CST winch installed starboard side of cabin ~ 2000
  • (2) Spin Lock line stoppers mounted port side of cabin

Sail Inventory

  • Main (full batten)
  • Jib (100%)
  • Genoa (130%)
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker

Soft Goods

  • Spray Hood: Dodger
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Cockpit Cover: Awning



  • Raymarine EV100 rotary autpilot
  • Autohelm Speed diplay
  • Autohelm Depth display


  • Garmin GPSmap 2006C chartplotter
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse + marine VHF
  • AMEC B600W AIS Transponder (wireless)

Electrical System

  • 12-Volt distribution panel with 12 switches
  • (2) Battery volt meter
  • Marine Gard (2) bank battery switch
  • Newmar secondary distribution panel


     Sleeps five: V-berth master forward with insert; pull-out double and single settee berths in salon. Mahogany fold-down dining table. Herreshoff style interior: all new paint, antique white: bulkheads refinished in antique white with varnished mahogany trim. All interior mahogany and teak/holly cabinsole revarnished. All interior hardware re-bedded. New head and non-skid floor. Eberspacher FHA cabin heater. Rebuilt "Shipmate" ginballed 3 burner propane stove. New sink. Stainless steel icebox. All new or re-built interior cushions with Sunbrella covers in toast with leather piping.

     At the base of the companionway steps is Iris's galley with stove and fridge to port and the icebox to starboard doubling as the chart table top. This area features:

  • Fixed port lights port and starboard
  • Light under soffits
  • Storage outboard and below counters
  • Large top loading icebox
  • Fireboy Xintex S-2A Propane/CNG Fume Detector
  • Single basin stainless steel sink
  • Pressurized hot and cold fresh water mixing head tap
  • Adjustable night light
  • Shipmate 3-burner propane stove with oven
  • Counter extensions forward of galley port and starboard

    Doubling as the icebox top and to starboard is the outboard facing chart station:

  • Suite of electronics (See Electronics)
  • Electrical distribution panel (See Electrical Systems)
  • Bilge pump monitor
  • 12-Volt outlets

     The traditional salon with bench seating port and starboard and drop down dining table sits forward of the galley:

  • Overhead deck hatch
  • (2) Opening bronze port lights port and starboard
  • Brass kerosene lamps with chimneys port and starboard
  • Hand rails port and starboard
  • Howard Miller ships barometer
  • Howard Miller ships clock
  • 12-Volt fan
  • (2) Reading lights port and starboard
  • Single leaf drop down teak dining table attached to forward bulkhead
  • Eberspacher diesle heater
  • Hanging locker forward
  • Shelf and locker storage outboard and above bench seating
  • Port bench seat pulls out to make double bunk
  • Battery bank under starboard bench seat

     Continuing forward to port is Iris's head to port:

  • Opening bronze port-light 
  • Tank Tender tank monitor
  • Single basin head sink
  • Pressurized hot/cold fresh water mixing head/wand that pulls out of fitting to double as a shower with flexible hose
  • Marine head
  • Teak grate

      With access from the head to the companionway to starboard you enter the forward cabin that offers:

  • Overhead forward opening hatch
  • Fixed port-lights port, starboard and forward
  • Reading lights port and starboard
  • Shelf storage outboard and above bunk
  • Hanging locker to starboard aft
  • V-berth with infill
  • Single settee with cushion in notch
  • Locker storage below bunks
  • Access to chain locker forward


  • (1) Stainless steel 35 gallon fuel tank mounted underneath engine
  • (2) Stainless steel 35 gallon fresh water tank
  • (2) Vetus vinyl 26 gallon fresh water bladders (mounted in each of the cockpit lockers)
  • (1) 20 gallon holding tank

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Default Disclaimer

     The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Yanmar 3GM30F
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
132 litres
Cruising speed
11 kph
Drinking water capacity
1,514 litres
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East Coast Yacht Sales

106 Lafayette Street
United States
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