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1979 50 (ft.) HINCKLEY Souwester 50

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 99892

Dana Point, CA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Souwester 50
50 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
6 Cyl./FWC
Number of Engines
Engine Hours

General Details

ARCA is a very complete cruising auxiliary yacht. Her deck hardware is a mark of Hinckley excellence. Featuring an easily-managed sail plan, superb Hinckley construction and classic lines, ARCA is truly a legendary yacht. This boat is exceptionally clean. Inside is beautiful teak interior and outside shows pride of ownership. She has Completely new bottom. Arca is owned by an LLC that may be beneficial to you. Please consult your Tax Advisor.


Displacement: 26.5 tons
Total Power: 120
Accommodations & Layout
The forward cabin contains port and starboard V-berths or one large berth queen size+ with mahogany battens following the hull shape outboard of the bunks. There is access to the foredeck ladder through a traditional scuttle. A hanging locker and bureau provides storage space; air-conditioning controls and 12v fan provide comfort. A chain locker is located foreward of this cabin. This state room is serviced by the foreward head, located just aft and to port. The head featues a Corian countertop with stainless wash basin and towel rods. There is one opening port for fresh air and natural light. Storage is in louvered lockers. The shower has a Symmons safetymix control with a 6' hand shower hose. The head is a Vacuflush fresh water system connected to the 22 gal. holding tank. The floor is teak grating. Next aft and to port is the owner's stateroom with upper and lower berths. The lower berth is oversized and can be converted to a comfortable double using the upper bunk pad and flipping down a "lip." Both these bunks are fitted with burgundy ultrasuede covers with blue ultrasuede pillow covers. Fresh air is supplied to the cabin through a 12" deck dorade, a separate reversible-opening hatch or 12v fan. Additional natural light is captured by a fixed hull port through the cabin side and a dead light in the overhead. There is ample storage in a hanging locker and bureau with four drawers. The owner's cabin is also serviced by either the forward head or the starboard head. Opposite this cabin is an additional passageway cabin with upper and lower berths outboard. These bunks are covered in the same materials as the port cabin. There is a portlight, an opening hatch and a large dorade vent, all providing natural light and ventilation. This cabin is serviced by the adjacent head which is aft along the starboard side. The head features a Corian countertop with stainless wash basin and towel rods. There two opening ports for fresh air and natural light. Storage is in louvered lockers. The shower has a Symmons safetymix control with a 6' hand shower hose. The head is a Vacuflush fresh water system connected to the 22 gal. holding tank. The floor is teak grating. Next aft is the main salon with 6' 6" headroom. The salon features an L-shaped settee to port in blue ultrasuede, with a double drop-leaf fixed table with bottle rack. Outboard of the settee is storage behind the cushions and in louvered lockers above. Just aft of the main salon settee is the navigation station with a leather Pompanette (swiveling and sliding) pedestal armchair. To starboard is the well-equipped galley with stainless steel and Corian countertops. It has a stainless steel double-basin sink with center drains. Separate faucets supply filtered water, hot and cold mix and manual fresh water pump, with a built in soap dispenser.  There are drawers for cutlery, and space for dishes and glasses to stow neatly and efficiently in carpeted custom-fitted louvered lockers. The stove is a Shipmate 3-burner surface with baking and broiling elements in the oven, fully gimbaled or locked in place in a stainless-lined compartment with fiddles and guardrail. Fuel is supplied by two 20 lb. aluminum Worthington cylinders connected via a selector valve, pressuregauge and flexible line in a vented locker to a Marinetics shutoff switch. A microwave oven is built-in the aft bulkhead. Refrigeration is provided by separate stainless-lined refrigerated boxes and freezer  New compressor seals, filter drier and larger voltage lines were installed in 1996.  There is a Grunet 12V water-cooled compressor.  The water pump is protected by a continuously vented strainer to prevent airlock, regardless of sailing position. The custom stainless trash bin has a mahogany facing.
Electronics and Navigation Equipment
Automatic Pilot with handheld remote, installed in 2008.  ICOM IC-M700 HF SSB Radiotelephone. 150 watts. ICOM AT-120 Automatic Antenna Tuner Norseman backstay insulators. Bird SWR/Wattmeter in-line  ICOM IC-M55 VHF Tranceiver ICOM IC-M59 VHF Tranceiver (cockpit).  Furuno 1831 30-mile Radar Garmin 126 GPS Receiver.  S-200DL LCD Digital Depth Sounder (cockpit). Repeater below at nav station. S-100Kl LCD Digital Knotmeter (cockpit). Repeater below at nav station. Corinthian Series combination wind direction (analog) wind speed (digital). A181 Totalizing log and resettable trip distance log. Sony XR-700 AM/FM Cassette stereo player JVC CD Player  JBL 3 way 100W speakers. EPIRB - Class A, located on bulkhead at Nav Station, tested annually. ACR EPIRB Class B located in liferaft
Electrical System
12V DC and 120V AC systems. DC ship's power provided by four 6V Surrette lead-acid batteries, connected in series and paralleled.  Main Engine and Genset have a dedicated 8D Rolls 12V battery for starting. Main engine has a 105A Leece-Neville alternator for charging the starting battery. Using switching, any alternator can charge either battery bank. Battery banks can also be combined due to a low starting battery. Two Hubbell shore connectors provide AC power dockside; two 50A cords for extended stays or a lighter 30A cord for overnight. The AC panel has separate 50A and 30A breakers for each section. Shoreside charging is from a LaMarche Constavolt 60A charger.
Deck and Hull
ARCA is constructed of one piece solid fiberglass reinforced polyester resin, hand laid up in a female mold. Deck, deckhouse and cockpit are molded in one piece. A non-skid pattern is part of the deck mold. She has a full keel with a centerboard and attached rudder. Beginning at the bow, Arca has the traditional Hinckley cast stainless stem iron. This fitting incorporates port and starboard fairleads and headstay attachment. Arca is equipped with a Harken MK II jib reefing and furling system Size 2. The anchor stows on a stainless bow roller. A Forespar spinnaker pole and Forespar reaching strut are located on the foredeck. A hose bib accessed through a deck plate allows anchor washdown. All fasteners were removed and all winch base boltholes were TIG welded, filled, faired, tapped and repainted in Awlgrip off-white. All fasteners were coated in Tef-gel and all winch base plates, cleats (new), fittings, tangs and spinnaker track were isolated by nylon washers. On the boom, the reefing padeyes were replaced on thicker welded bases.  There is a Lewmar traveler forward of the dodger, with control lines in the cockpit.  The spinnaker pole is lifted by an Anderson line tender. Main halyard, jib halyard and spinnaker halyard winches are Barient #22 stainless drums. Reefing is by Barient self-tailing #32s, either manually or two-speed electric motor. Barient #10 mizzen halyard and #10 mizzen sheet.  Secondary cockpit Barient # 28, were installed in 2004.  Cockpit seats and cockpit well have teak decking. There is a folding double drop-leaf cockpit table. Boarding from the dinghy or swimming is via a folding teak and chrome ladder. Steering is cable, chain and quadrant. Wheel steering and autopilot use separate quadrants.
Sails and Rigging
Genoa 160% 849 sq. ft. -UK Sailmakers, 2002.   Genoa 140% 743 sq. ft. : #2 1/2 : Hood 1980. Working Jib 110% 584 sq.ft. : Hood 1980. Storm Jib 12 oz. triple-stitched 150 sq. ft. : Posey 1990. #2 Storm Jib 9oz. triple-stitched 145 sq. ft. : Posey 1990. Mainsail Two reefs triple-stitched 412 sq. ft. : Posey 1992. Storm Trysail 12oz. triple-stitched 145 sq. ft. : Posey 1990. Mizzen 7.5 oz. Full batten, Single reef 143 sq. ft. : UK Sailmakers 1998. Mizzen 140 sq.ft. : Hood 1980. Tri-radial Spinnaker .75 oz. : Hood 1990. MP-S Spinnaker 1.5 oz. : Hood 1982. Mizzen Staysail 1.5 oz. : North 1990. Foretriangle = 511 sq. ft. Total sail area= 1066 sq.ft
Mechanical Equipment
  Lehman Ford 6-cyclinder 380 cu. in. 120 h.p. @ 2500 r.p.m. naturally aspirated. Racor 900 primary fuel filter. Dual Simms secondary fuel filter. Injector pump Oil cooler Acid bath Paragon hydraulic transmission 2:1 reduction, Direction of rotation : left. Hydraulic random positioning disc/pad shaft brake by HOBCO. Shaft = 1 1/4" Aquamet #22 stainless steel Stern tube = stainless steel Propeller = self feathering 3-bladed bronze 20 x 18. Rudder Gudgeon Generator: Westerbeke 15KW 4-107. Racor 500 primary fuel filter. CAV secondary fuel filter.   Water Heater: Allcraft 12 gallon horizontal water heater (new in February (2004). Both inner and outer tank fabricated in stainless steel. Also heated from main engine fresh water circulation.   Tanks:   Main Fuel tank = 150 gallons, fiberglass, located centerline amidships below the sole. Bow Fuel tank = 70 gallons, fiberglass, located below forward V-berth, with dedicated electric transfer pump and separate deck fill. Water tanks = 60 gallons, fiberglass (four each total capacity = 240 gallons). All tanks connect to a manifold and can be opened and closed individually. All tank tops are the same height so they can all be filled simultaneously. Holding tank = 22 gallons, fiberglass, located forepeak, clean-out by macerator or at deck fitting.   Pumps: Galley Maid Super Water Pump (new in 2006). Water pressure system accumulator tank (new in August 2006). Jabsco 34600 bilge pump high water alarm, Ultra Pumpswitch Float Switch (new in 2012). Jabsco 37202 sump pump (new in 2012) Ultra Pumpswitch Float Switch Whale Gusher 25 manual bilge pump. Whale Gusher TITAN manual bilge pump . Groco SP060 Flo-master Vane Pump main engine and generator oil changing. Jabsco 36900 anchor/chain washdown. Jabsco 18590 Macerator forepeak holding tank Marine Air P900 refrigeration circulating pump (new in 2009).   OTHER FEATURES: Avon Ocean 6-person Liferaft in fiberglass container secured on deck (new in January 1994 Keefe 12V. DC electric windlass stainless capstan and stainless wildcat. CQR 60lb. with 5/16"x 280' BBB chain Danforth 35-H with 3/8" x 35' chain and 3/4" x 250' three-strand nylon line. Danforth 35-H with 3/8" x 35' chain and 5/8" x 300' three-strand nylon line. Galerider Survival System drogue (new in March 1998).
Note: Owners personal items "NOT" inclided in this purchase. 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.