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1973 Hinckley Custom

$164,900 USD

  • $164,900 USD
  • Derek Jarvis
  • Active
  • Used
  • Center Cockpit Sailboats
  • 1973
  • Hinckley
  • Custom
  • Port Salarno, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 53ft / 16.15 m
  • Ford Lehman
  • 135
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 6
  • 2015-11-19
  • 2016-09-25
  • 2293731

Nirvana is a 1973 Hinckley 49 (Hull #008) that had a custom extension done to the stern in 1985 at the Hinckley Yard in SW Harbor.. The extension increased the waterline thus giving her more speed and stability. With the extended waterline the rig was also changed from its original ketch rig to a cutter rig with a taller mast (63.5') and longer boom thus increasing the sail area to 1123 square feet.

The interior of the boat has remained just as Henry Hinckley designed her.

I had the pleasure of captaining a H-49 for a number of years and can viualize the hull extension with the taller rig definately adding to the boats's performance.



Nirvana has a two stateroom, two head interior layout finished in a beautiful varnished mahogany.

Starting forward is a "V" berth with an insert that makes roomy double.There are numerous lockers with sliding doors for storage but drawers as well. A hatch above add light and ventilation.

Moving aft to port is the guest head with Raritan marine head, vanity, mirror, shower and storage.

The main salon features two "L" shaped berths with a folding two leaf table in between.Seating for four or more around the table. Outboard of each berth, there a opening lockers, bookshelves, pull out drawers for an amazing amount of storage. There is good light and ventilation. There is a TV on the starboard side and stereo speakers as well. The salon is highly varnished and shows off the quality of the work done by Hinckley yachts.

Moving aft on the starboard side is the nav station featuring a large working area and numerous pull out drawers. The radios are located here and in an opening cabinet is the 12v panel.

Aft of the chart area is a work room with storage, 120v panel and access to the main engine.

On the port side is the walk through to the aft stateroom the goes thru the galley. The galley is on both sides of the walk through and will be discussed in the next section.

Next, we enter the aft stateroom that features a double to starboard and a single to port. There is also a rear companionway the leads to an owners cockpit. The stateroom is beautifully appointed with varnished mahogany. There are numerous drawers and lockers for storage and hanging lockers. There is also an owner's head with ensuite shower, electric head, sink, mirror, and cabinet.

Nirvana is fully air conditioned for the tropics and reverse cycle heated for northern climes.

The sole of the entire boat is a beautiful varnished teak and holly.



The galley well designed and features:

12v Grunert fridge/freezer

Force 10 with 3 burner propane stove with oven

Panasonic microwave oven

Corian counterops

Modern mixing fawcet with hot and cold water and double sink

Sliding doors on numerous cabinets

Inboard is a long countertop with more lockers above and engine access below

Farther aft is access to the generator


Hull and Deck

Designed by Henry Hinckley himself to be a sound bluewater cruiser

Alloy mast and boom with a cutter rig that was modified in 1985 from the original ketch rig at the Hinckley Yard in SW Harbor

Twin Harken roller furlers on jib and staysail

Custom Hinckley bowspit with double roller

Maxwell anchor windlass with 200' of chain with CQR anchor

SS stantions with double lifeline

Mast steps

Chrome dorades and 2 opening hatches

Forward cockpit dodger and aft cockpit dodger

Painted light yellow with grey decks

Varnished toe and hand rails

Keel centerboard with skeg hung rudder


Teak boarding ladder


Sails and Rigging

Cutter rig with fully battened North mainsail

North roller furling genoa and staysail

Mack Sails stackpack

New headstay in 2006

Hydraulic boom vang

6 Spinlock rope clutches

Barient #32 ST 2 speed electric sheet winches (2)

Barient #28 ST secondary winches (2)

Barient # 27 (2), Barient # 22, Barient (1) Barient #22 (2)


Comfortable center cockpit arrangement

SS and teak wheel on pedestal

Danforth compass with chrome cover

Engine controls

Garmin 2010 GPS chart plotter

Ray Marine ST- 7000 autopilot

Raytheon Radar

B&G Hydra 2 at helm and nav station

Icom and Raytheon VHF radios

Side Power bow thruster




Autohelm ST 7000 autopilot

B&G Hydra 2 system in cockpit and nav station

B&G wind

Icom and Raytheon VHF radios

Flat screen TV

Sony AM,FM,CD player with 6 speakers

Garmin 2010 GPS Chart plotter

Raytheon radar

Icom 700 SSB with tuner


12 KW Westerbeke generator (1992) 661 hours

12v electrical panel, 120v electrical panel

Xantrex 50 amp battery charger

Link 20 battery monitor

50 amp shore power cords (2)

Prowatt 1500 inverter

Domestic, engine and gen start batteries


Ford Lehman 135hp diesel engine (1993) Under 2000 hours with new starter (2014)

Borg Warner transmission

3 blade max prop

7 HP Side power bow thruster with newer controler

2 zone air conditioning (16,000 and 12,000 BTU's) with heat

12 gallon marine water heater

Dripless shaft log

2 X auto bilge pumps with high water alarm



Running, steaming and anchor lights

 ACR GPS Eprib

Fire suppression system in engine room

Manual bilge pump


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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Denison Yacht Sales - Dania Beach

850 NE 3rd Street #205 Harbour Towne Marina
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004