1973 Hinckley Custom
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
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
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
Garmin 2010 GPS chart plotter
Ray Marine ST- 7000 autopilot
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
Icom and Raytheon VHF radios
Flat screen TV
Sony AM,FM,CD player with 6 speakers
Garmin 2010 GPS Chart plotter
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.