Hinckley Pilot for sale

San Diego, United States

Listed price $75,000 USD

Hinckley Pilot
General information
Hinckley Pilot
Used sail boat for sale
£62,217 GBP | Listed price $75,000 USD
Name of boat
Henry R. Hinckley & Co
Length overall
10.72 metres
San Diego, United States

About this Hinckley Pilot


Yankee is a beautifully maintained 1957 classic and a must see. Perfectly suited as a day sailor or for overnight

jaunts to your favorite anchorage she will impress and attract attention wherever she goes. A beautiful example of

Sparkman & Stephens prowess she is truly a sight to behold.

Over the years her owner has lovingly taken care of her and upgraded for modern sailing convenience.

Henry R. Hinckley & Co. of Southwest Harbor, Maine, has had some notable successes over the years, and this

solid glass 35-footer ranks right up there with the best of them. She was built in several variations between 1963

and 1975.

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.

Hinckley has long been known to build boats well. Some owners have sailed their boats for 30 years or more, and

when a Pilot comes on the used boat market today it’s not likely to stay there long.. Often the boats fetch prices in

excess of $70,000.

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens when the firm was at its most dominant, the Pilot was the state of the

boatbuilding art at the beginnings of the fiberglass era.

The Pilot is very good looking. If there’s a comment that echoes repeatedly from her owners it’s “everyone says

she’s the prettiest boat in the harbor.” Her design team combined a boldly curved sheerline, drawn-out ends, a

jaunty aft-raked transom, and a straight but not severe houseline into a traditionally eye-pleasing package. She

comes from a bygone era and her looks suggest the good old days “when boats were boats.” She has some other

timeless virtues, too and many owners and sailors in general appreciate her for her simplicity, integrity, and



Conventional wisdom has it that fewer than one in ten sailboats today ever sees the race course. Such was not the

case with the Hinckley Pilot. Block Island, Mackinaw, Monhegan, Annapolis-Newport, the Great Ocean Race Race

— Pilots have been in them all and done well. They have also scored well or won championships in handicap series

in San Francisco, Buzzards, and Biscayne Bays. Overall, the ratio of Pilot owners who report having raced their

boats is much closer to one in three than one in ten.

One of the pillars of Sparkman & Stephens’ racing success has always been an emphasis on upwind performance.

The Pilot 35 is no exception. Despite overlong spreaders and over-wide sheeting angles that were standard design

elements in her era, she goes well to windward.

Information & Features


- Bimini Top

- Mainsail Cover

- Genoa Cover

Electrical Equipment

- Shore Power Inlet

- Inverter


- Wind Speed and Direction

- Compass



Inside Equipment

- Electric Bilge Pump

- Manual Bilge Pump

- Marine Head

- Hot Water

- Refrigerator

- Battery Charger

Outside Equipment/Extras

- Teak Cockpit

- Teak Sidedecks

- Cockpit Cushions


- Tiller


- Fully Battened Mainsail

- Furling Genoa

Exterior improvements and maintenance

Yankee has had many years of improvements and maintenance over the years as follows;

  • Hull is mahogany planks on oak frames. 1997 planking splines above the waterline, fared with 12 coats of
  • primer and painted with 2 part epoxy paint.
  • 2010 frames were spliced or sistered with new frames from midships to bow. (9 Planks replaced)
  • Teak decks replaced and calked in 2005
  • Toe rail restored and varnished
  • Cabin sides refinished and varnished
  • Interior refinished, painted and varnished
  • All deck hardware refinished, chromed and or refinished

Mast, Rigging and canvas

  • Mast completely reconditioned in 2004
  • Pro Furl MK1 in boom furling system added in 2004
  • Full batten Maniail
  • Pro Furl headsail furling system
  • North 110% Jib with UV Cover
  • North 160% Genoa
  • North Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Full boat cover in Cadet Gray Sunbrella
  • Summer Canvas
  • Canvas covers for , Boom, Hatches, Cabin Sides, Winches.
  • New Dodger and cockpit canvas in white
  • Full cockpit cushions in Cadet Gray Sunbrella


  • 2 AGM house and 1 AGM engine start battery new in 2018
  • Xantrex 20+ / 40+ Battery Charger
  • Link 10 Battery Meter
  • Bluesea UBS charger
  • USF 32 flex Solar panel
  • Raymarine 4000+ Auto helm and spare auto helm 2000
  • Raymarine ST 60 Multi (wind speed & direction, Depth, Log, boat speed,
  • Compass mounted to bulkhead

Deck and Anchor Gear

  • Suncore Plowmaster 35 lbs polished Stainless Anchor
  • Simpson Lawrence #1000 electric windless with remote
  • 100 feet of chain and 200 feet of rode
  • 2 - model 28 - 2 speed self tailing primary winches
  • 3 - model 21 self tailing secondary winches
  • Flo Jet 4300 automatic wash down pump


  • 21 horse power Westerbek with 913 hours
  • 20 gal bronze fuel tank
  • New fuel pump 2017
  • engine service included, New injectors, Heat exchanger cleaned, serviced and painted. Replaced impeller, oil
  • filters and oil.


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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Broker/Dealer Information

Denison Yacht Sales - Newport Beach California

3440 Via Oporto Suite 101
Newport Beach
United States
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