Latest: Talaria 44

Soundings.Talaria Building on the success of recent improvements to its Picnic Boat, The Hinckley Company has introduced a new version of the Talaria 44. This second-generation boat, the MK II, is faster, has better pilothouse sightlines and ventilation, and a head and shower have been added to the master stateroom. “It was really a perfect next step in the evolution of the product line,” Hinckley CEO James McManus says. “We said, OK, now that we’ve been successful with the MK III Picnic Boat, let’s go to the 44 and incorporate a lot of the changes we made to the Picnic Boat.” Hinckley improved visibility by increasing the size of the T44′s windshield and side windows. “The most exciting aspects of the 44 are the upgrades we’ve made inside the pilothouse,” McManus says. “We’ve really spent a lot of time bringing the outdoors into the interiors of our boats.” Hinckley added 2 inches to the height and width of the windshield and the side windows, says Michael Arieta, vice president of product development. The electric side windows open and close with the touch of a button, as do the four overhead pilothouse hatches, Arieta says. The builder also raised the bridge deck...

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