This 50 foot Hinckley Sou’wester, constructed in 1976, is located in Bristol, Rhode Island; stored indoors, and is available for showing by appointment only.
THISTLE is a throwback to a bygone era in yacht design with beautiful overhangs, an eye pleasing shear, and a low coach roof. Designed by Henry R. Hinckley and built by Hinckley Yachts; THISTLE typifies the quality that can be concomitant with Hinckley. With her sharp Flag Blue Awlgrip topsides, gold Awlgrip cove stripe, white boot stripe and green bottom; THISTLE is sure to turn heads in any harbor. On deck she has varnished toe rails, handrails, cockpit table and Dorade boxes with stainless cowl vents. Her decks and coach roof are white with a molded in non-skid pattern. The deck and hull are solid hand laid fiberglass. When constructed, Hinckley paid great attention to the high stress areas with the application of longitudinal stiffeners. The hull and deck joint is virtually a permanent bond where the deck is set on a 6” flange, then glassed and through bolted.
Her interior is a customized “A” layout with stunning satin varnished mahogany joinery, and a recently renovated teak and holly cabin sole. Beginning forward, she has a private owner’s cabin with a V berth and an adjoining private head on the port side. In the owner’s cabin there is ample storage for bedding and gear on shelving port and starboard, as well storage and hanging lockers. A second day head is adjacent to the owner’s head and is accessible from the main salon. In her main salon is a U shaped dinette to port with a drop leaf table. Above the U shaped settee is a pilot berth. To starboard in the main salon is a second settee. Above the starboard settee is a bookshelf and storage lockers fore and aft. A hanging locker lies forward of the starboard settee. On the port side aft, lies a U shaped galley with wood grained Formica countertops and sufficient storage for provisions and cookware. To starboard lies a large outboard facing navigation table with sufficient drawer storage for navigational charts and publications. Just aft of the navigation table is a quarter berth for the navigator.
If you can appreciate the classic lines that embody Hinckley Yachts, and you are in the market for a truly live aboard cruising yawl; completely outfitted for extended passages and with the ability to take you safely and comfortably anywhere, then THISTLE is worth a look. With her board down and a 10’ draft, she is well suited for upwind sailing, yet can sneak into a protected anchorage with the board up and a 5’-09” draft. The centerboard is controlled by an electric worm gear with override protection.
THISTLE has been lightly used and is a well maintained example of this venerable Hinckley model.
- 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.
- FULL SPECS
- LOA 50.67 Feet LWL 36.42 Feet Beam 13.00 Feet Dry Weight 36,600 Pounds Ballast 10,500 pounds Fuel Capacity 100 Gallons Min. Draft 5.75 Feet – board up Max. Draft 10.0 Feet – board down Persons Capacity 6+ Engines Engine Make: Ford Lehman Model: Fresh Water Cooled Year Built: 1976 Fuel Type: Diesel Horse Power: 135 Hours: 1,385 Drive Type: Direct Max Speed: 8 Knots Cruising Speed: 7 Knots Propeller: 3 bladed feathering Max Prop with dripless shaft gland Electrical System System: 110 V AC/ 12 V DC Battery(s): 6 @Amp Hrs: Charger/Inverter: Yes – 40 Amp for battery charging Generator: ONAN – 7.5 KW Shore Power: Yes – 2 connections Navigation Lights: 120V Electronics VHF Radio: Yes - ICOM M55 SSB – Yes - King GPS/Chart Plotter: Yes – Garmin 2010C Radar – Yes – Vigil Loran – Yes – Northstar 7000 Weather Fax – Yes – Alden Instruments: Yes – NEXUS auto pilot, wind angle / speed, depth, knot meter, multi Auto Pilot – Yes Magnetic Compass – Yes - Ritchie Accommodations Headroom: 6 foot 6 in # Staterooms: 2 # Sleeps: 6 # Heads/Showers: 2 / 1 – (1) Vacuflush w/ holding tank and Tankwatch system, (1) Lectrasan with holding tank AC/Heat: Yes – Reverse Cycle Galley Stove: 4 Burner w/ oven – Force 10 Type: Propane Refrigeration: Engine drive Alder Barbour and 12V Grunert Hot Water Tank: Yes Fresh Water Capacity: 375 gallons Holding Tank: 20 gallons Macerator: Yes Other: Paul Luke coal or wood fired cabin fireplace with tiled heat shield Safety Anchor(s): Two – (1) 65# CQR and (1) Danforth Chain: 250’ x 3/8” Bilge Pump(s): (1) Electric, and (1) Manual Windlass: Yes – IDEAL Electric Emergency Tiller – Yes Emergency Boarding Ladder – Yes Horseshoe Life Rings Fire Extinguishers Exterior Features Cockpit Cushions Companionway Dodger Cockpit Cover Bimini Bow Saltwater Wash Down Varnished handrails Varnished coaming boards Varnished Dorade boxes with Stainless Steel Cowl vents Varnished toe rails Varnished cockpit table Varnished ensign staff Edson pedestal wheel steering with Destroyer type wheel with brake Port and starboard seat lockers with gasketed hatches Teak cockpit grating Sails and Rigging Anodized aluminum spars and booms Anodized aluminum spinnaker pole Stainless Steel 1 x 19 standing rigging Roller furling Manual adjustable back stay Detachable inner fore stay Custom Hinckley rod lug tensioners Full batten main with added roach - Hood Full batten mizzen with added roach – Hood 120% Genoa – Hood 150% Genoa - Hood Storm Trysail Storm Jib Staysail – reefable on inner forestay MPS Cruising spinnaker – Hood (Sails have been lightly used and are in excellent condition) Main sail and Mizzen sail covers Winches Primary - #35 Barient 2 speed Secondary - #26 Barient 2 speed electric Main and Genoa Halyard - #22 Barient 2 speed Main Reefing - #22 Barient 2 speed Mizzen Halyard - #10 Barient Mizzen Reefing - #10 Barient Interior Features THISTLE is a customized “A” layout Sou’wester 50. Exquisite craftsmanship and joinery only found on a Hinckley. Satin varnished mahogany cabinetry and a recently refurbished teak and holly cabin sole. Brass reading lamps and a Paul Luke soapstone fireplace with a tiled heat shield on the forward bulkhead; fireplace burns wood or coal. Ample storage is provided by lockers, book shelves, hanging lockers and bureaus. A well ventilated interior as provided by deck hatches with insect screens; reverse cycle heat and air conditioning. 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.