ï»¿Indigo is the 9th hull of the 24 built at the Maine yard of Hinckley Yachts in the 70’s. Originally designed by Henry Hinckley to be his own comfortable go-anywhere cruiser, these boats are strong and fast long distance blue water cruisers. With low aspect sails for easy handling, a mast height of 58’ (which allows for Intracoastal waterway navigation) and large fuel and water tanks, Indigo is fully equipped for her next adventure. She loves a good wind, and under just ‘jib & jigger’ (genoa and mizzen) she eats up the miles and is a joy to sail.
Indigo has been well maintained throughout her life. With clean bilges and pristine accommodation she shows like a near new boat. She has the most practical layout, with pullout couches/sea berths on both sides of the salon, and a proper nav station with full size chart table and aft facing bench seat. In addition, a separate workshop with bench and vice!
- Indigo is the 9th hull of the 24 built at the Maine yard of Hinckley Yachts in the 70’s. Originally designed by Henry Hinckley to be his own comfortable go-anywhere cruiser, these boats are strong and fast long distance blue water cruisers. With low aspect sails for easy handling, a mast height of 58’ (which allows for Intracoastal waterway navigation) and large fuel and water tanks, Indigo is fully equipped for her next adventure. She loves a good wind, and under just ‘jib & jigger’ (genoa and mizzen) she eats up the miles and is a joy to sail. Indigo has been well maintained throughout her life. With clean bilges and pristine accommodation she shows like a near new boat. She has the most practical layout, with pullout couches/sea berths on both sides of the salon, and a proper nav station with full size chart table and aft facing bench seat. In addition, a separate workshop with bench and vice!
- The accommodation can be entered either through the center cockpit companion way into the main salon, or through the aft cockpit directly into the master stateroom. Fitted throughout in warm mahogany and teak paneling with teak inlaid sole. Well ventilated with 4 large s/s dorades (new 2011) and a forward and main opening hatch. All openings have fitted bug screens. Side ports are fixed, except for heads, and all were recently resealed, no leaks/stains. Starting from aft entry: The master stateroom has a large single bunk to port and a double to starboard, both equipped with lee boards. Vast amounts of stowage above and below bunks. Hanging locker forward to port and bathroom to starboard , which has vanity, shower stall and head. Access to the salon is through the galley on the port side. Galley is laid out with work surfaces both in and outboard. All worktops are custom made in white corian. Outboard from aft is Force 10 propane 3 burner oven and stove and two stainless steel sinks. Stowage over worktops on both sides. Large top loading fridge/freezer under outboard worktop. Inboard is 2 burner 110volt burners, Sharp microwave and Raritan icemaker. The galley is very practical and safe in a seaway. Continuing forward is the main salon with pullout settee berths both sides, each equipped with lee cloths. Table with fold down leaf and center stowage is offset to port to allow easy access forward. Salon is well lit and very sociable and comfortable, with book shelves and custom built closets and drawers. Aft of the salon on the starboard side is the navigation station, with large chart table and bench seat facing aft. Behind is access to the workshop with plenty of tool stowage and workbench and vice. Forward from the salon to port is the guest head with hand held shower to port, and lockers to port. Large V berth cabin all the way forward , both bunks equipped with lee boards, with stowage over and under.
- Deck & Hull
- ?Both deck and hull are heavily built in solid GRP throughout. No balsa wood cores to worry about. The decks on Indigo are further strengthened with two stainless steel supports under, footed on the keelson in the salon and aft stateroom. Encapsulated Integral 8000lb keel, (no keel bolts to worry about), with 500lb bronze swing fin keel plate operated electrically (12 volt) or manually. Indigo is hauled annually and antifouling renewed. Topsides outboard is finished in awl grip flag blue and was professionally repainted in 2009. Deck stowage is aft with a large wraparound locker accessed from the aft cockpit aft, or either side. Both cockpits have recently fitted dodgers and center cockpit has a bimini with closable window over helm to aid sail trim. Both cockpits have teak gratings, although currently aft cockpit grate is removed to allow dive bottle stowage, but can be reinstalled. There are three anchors carried , the main anchor being a 65lb stainless steel plough anchor with a 200’ chain rode, a large fortress (stowed on mizzen shrouds) with 200’ rope and chain rode (in chain locker), and a 25 lb kedge anchor aft with 200’rode. There is an above deck electric windlass with capstan for easy handling of all rodes and warps. There is a 6 man Switlik liferaft stowed in cradle on deck abaft the main mast. Last serviced 2009. There are two halyard winches on the mainmast, one either side, a reefing winch with clutches on the port forward end of the main boom. Primary cockpit winches are Barient 26’s, electric (12 volt) or manual. There are Barient 16 jib reefing and main sheet winches on the main cockpit coaming aft . All cockpit winches can be reached and operated from the helm position. Two small halyard winches are mounted on the mizzen mast. There is a comfortable removable captains seat at the helm abaft the binnacle. Binnacle has large compass, drink holders, binocular stowage and fold down cockpit table. Wind, depth, speed and radar/plotter displays are mounted at forward end of cockpit under dodger. Side benches are long and allow for comfortable on deck sleeping in suitable weather.
- Genoa, Main and Mizzen were custom built in Dacron by Omar sails of Beaufort, NC in 2009. The 135% genoa is reefed/stowed on a Scheaffer 3100 head furler. The main sail has 2 jiffy reefing slabs, and utilizes the Dutchman stowage system. The mizzen has one deep jiffy slab and is also using the Dutchman system for easy, fast dropping and stowage. There are good sail covers for both. Old sails are in reasonable condition and are available for backup. Gennaker w/snuffer, little used Mizzen staysail Storm jib, as new
- Helm & Electronics
- Raymarine smart St6002 autohelm system, new 2008 Raymarine CT60 wind, speed and depth system , new 2007 Raytheon RL70C radar display and chart plotter, with C-map[s for east Atlantic and Caribbean. Can be mounted on deck or at nav station as required All above instruments plus ships GPS are interconnected and communicate through the SEATALK system Raymarine radar dome mounted on mizzen mast Airhorn also mounted on mizzen mast SEA235 SSB West Marine VHF
- The main service batteries are 4x 6 volt AGM batteries, new 2009, charged off separate engine alternator with Balmar regulator or a ProMariner Nautic 1250 110volt ac charger (new 2009). Main engine battery, winch and windlass battery and Genset start battery are all gel and are charged from separate engine alternator. Main and engine battery banks can be paralleled from switch on engine control panel if required. There is a total of approximately 900 amp hours onboard. Onan 9KW genset (1160 hours) supports all 110 volt systems simultaneously. Consumption under full load is approx .8 gallons per day. Installed in aft engine room in effective soundproofing box. Easily accessible. Top Loading Grunert refrigerator w/large S/S holding plate 110volts a/c Integral freezer box is dc driven (installed in 2010) All lighting is 12 volt dc 110volt ac sockets throughout the boat Lifting mechanism for the drop keel is 12 volt dc 700w inverter for kitchen appliances and computers Icemaker & microwave are both 110v ac 2 separate 12000 btu Cruisair reverse cycle, one forward, one aft Automatic 12 volt bilge pump, plus a manual whale pump operated from workshop 12 volt pumps for domestic water, 2 shower sumps, 2 macerator pumps 10 gallon water heater engine heated, with 110v ac immersion heater All electrical systems, rigging, engines and thru hulls are copper strapped to exterior hull galvanic plates
- There are two 150 gallon domestic water tanks aft of the main diesel tank, either side of the engine compartment, with cross over valve. The cold water faucet in the galley is filtered for drinking consumption There are two diesel fuel tanks, 150 gallon in the bow that gravity feeds to the main 300 gallon tank amid and athwart ships There are two 40 gallon black water holding tanks with macerator pumps and two 20 gallon grey water holding tanks with sump pumps All tankage is fiberglass & integral
- Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment
- Installed in 1994 the Perkins 6 cylinder 130 hp model 6.354 has 3800 hours. Consumes approx 1.8 galls per hour at cruising speed (1800 revs). Engine easily accessible from all sides and efficiently sound proofed. Transmission is Borg Warner hydraulic velvet drive with 11/4” drive shaft through PSS dripless gland to three blade Maxi folding prop (new 2009). Cutlass bearing renewed in 2011.
- Dinghy davits mounted on transom 10’ hard dinghy with 4hp outboard Boat comes complete with tools, linens, and fully equipped galley plus all fenders and warps Cockpit cushions11’6” RIB, new 2010, with 15hp Suzuki outboard available but not included in this sale
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