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1965 Hinckley Custom Pilot 35 Sloop

$74,000 USD

  • $74,000 USD
  • Bob Pooler
  • Active
  • Used
  • Sloop Sailboats
  • 1965
  • Hinckley
  • Custom Pilot 35 Sloop
  • Bristol, Maine, US
  • Sail
  • 35ft / 10.67 m
  • 9ft 6in / 2.90 m
  • Westerbeke
  • Fwc Diesel
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-02-22
  • 2016-08-19
  • 2230924

Hinckley built 125 Pilot 35’s and only 5 were built as “Custom” Pilots. SUNSHINE is one of those Customs.  The galley is along the starboard side of the main salon with a settee dinette on the port side.  The Forward Cabin offers an offset double berth.  The cabintop is raised for additional headroom below.


SUNSHINE is one of five Custom Pilot 35’s – built with a raised cabin trunk for added headroom and a starboard galley.  She sleeps up to 4 in her customized layout.


  • Black topsides
  • White cabinhouse, deck, and cockpit - with molded-in nonskid on working surfaces
  • Gold cove
  • Single white boottop
  • Red bottom paint.
  • Varnished teak exterior trim


  • Hand-laid solid fiberglass hull and deck, reinforced below the waterline for further strength.
  • Deck is set in a 6’ flange in the hull, then fiberglassed and bolted to form a permanent hull deck joint.
  • External lead keel is fastened with ¾” Everdur bolts.

Deck Features:

  • Varnished teak trim and brightwork varnished yearly.
  • Stainless steel: Stemhead has integral chocks, bow & stern pulpits and stanchions with
  • Single lifelines with gates port and starboard with custom stainless steel boarding ladder.
  • Varnished teak covered aft double lazerette and a propane locker
  • Housetop hatch with white translucent cover
  • Fixed windows and one opening portlight
  • Custom mounted radar mast – aft deck


  • Cockpit Dodger
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Varnished teak fold-down cockpit table
  • Teak cockpit sole grate
  • Large top-opening watertight seats with molded in non-skid tops that are deep sail and storage locker spaces.
  • Varnished teak cockpit coaming has port and starboard winch pockets.
  • Self-draining cockpit scuppers.
  • Teak companionway forward.
  • Forward bulkhead mounted navigation instruments.


  • Pedestal wheel steering with stainless steel ship’s wheel and binnacle guard.
  • Compass mounted in binnacle with chrome cover.
  • Engine and navigation gauges are visible from the helm.
  • Engine control with push button pre-heat and start.


  • Autopilot - Autohelm 4000
  • VHF radio
  • Ray chartplotter Radar
  • ST60 Depth Sounder
  • Compass: Danforth White 5” Constellation Compass – helm binnacle


SUNSHINE has an interior that sleeps 4 in two cabins and a separate head. Main cabin is finished in white painted accented with varnished mahogany doors and trim.

  • Teak cabin sole
  • 12-volt interior lighting fixtures.
  • Bronze trimmed windows and portlights
  • Integral handrail port and starboard 

Vessel Walkthrough:

From the forward cockpit, entry into the Interior accommodations is down the companionway hatch into the Main Cabin. The companionway steps are movable for access to the engine area behind.


Aft to port of the companionway is the Dinette with U-shaped settee.

  • Drop-leaf varnished mahogany dining table
  • Settee converts to a double berth
  • Vented sliding door storage is over outboard.
  • Nav Desk - Center locker storage door drops down to form a nav table that connects to the dining table with nav desk/chart storage outboard, including chartlight.
  • Aft is more shelf and locker storage – including electronics
  • 12-volt lighting 


The Galley is aft starboard of the companionway and finished in White formica.

Galley features include:

  • Varnished mahogany countertop - provides plenty of work space.
  • Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water.
  • Water hand pump
  • Force 10 gimballed SS propane 2-burner stove and glass front oven - with safety door rail
  • Redone top-loading, super insulated stainless steel icebox - drains to sump tank in bilge.
  • Sliding door dish locker storage outboard
  • Drawers and locker storage below countertop.
  • Hanging locker is forward – with shelf over
  • Ports over outboard and companionway offer plenty of natural light and ventilation.
  • Built-in cabin sole teak grate and dust pan.

HEAD, Forward Port:

Next, the private Head can be accessed separately from the forward stateroom or the main cabin.

  • Stainless steel sink with faucet/handheld telephone-shower fixture.
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Manual marine toilet with holding tank and Y-valve
  • Linen locker storage
  • Mirror – full-length on door
  • Opening portlight
  • 12-volt double outlet


A solid door separates the Forward Cabin from the rest of the accommodations. There is varnished double door access forward to the forepeak chain locker.

  • Double berth to port with storage under
  • Storage shelves are over outboard
  • Hanging locker with settee inboard starboard
  • Two hanging lockers with shelfs over stbd aft
  • Opening overhead hatch with screen and white translucent cover
  • Three ports provide natural light.


  • Custom Hinckley aluminum single spreader mast and boom
  • All standing rigging - 1x19 stainless steel rigging to turnbuckle tensioners.
  • Harken jib roller furling
  • Stainless steel genoa tracks - on toe rails.
  • Halyards - Main, (2) Genoa halyards
  • All halyards and reeflines led aft
  • Lazy jacks
  • Lewmar traveler – cockpit aft
  • Teak rigging rollers


  • (2) # 40 Primaries - Lewmar
  • Winch handles


  • Main – fully battened - Pope Sails
  • 90% Jib
  • 135% Genoa - roller furling
  • Spinnaker - original


  • Standing rigging is permanently bonded to the keel with heavy copper stripping.
  • Circuit breaker distribution panel

12-volt DC electrical start and accessory systems:

  • (1) 12-volt gel start battery
  • (2) 12-volt gel house batteries
  • Battery parallel switch, allows emergency start.
  • 100-amp alternator charges batteries
  • 35-amp battery charger
  • 12-volt cabin lights


2007 Westerbeke W35 FWC 35-hp diesel engine – 537 hours - Feb 2016.

  • Pre-new engine hours = 1669
  • Total boat hours = 2206
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • 2-blade bronze propeller with shaft lock
  • Engine temperature alarm        
  • Engine push-button pre-heat and start controls - cockpit.
  • 12-volt freshwater pressure pump.
  • 12-volt Rule main bilge pump
  • Manual gusher pump - cockpit
  • Manual holding tank pumpout
  • Shower sump pump
  • New water heater (2015)


Ground Tackle Equipment:

  • Ideal manual windlass – all rope
  • 35# Bruce anchor + 15 ft chain rode
  • Yachtsman anchor in lazarette with rode
  • Danforth anchor


  • (2) 10# propane tanks – Aft lazarette
  • Screens
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer
  • Weems and Plath chromium tide clock
  • Boat hook
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Staff and ensign
  • Fenders
  • Life jackets
  • Three fire extinguishers


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.

For Sale By Hinckley Yacht Brokerage - Southwest Harbor

Hinckley Yacht Brokerage 130 Shore Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine, 04679