- Sports and Recreation
Hinckley Picnic Boat deedsphotos
The Hinckley Picnic Boat is one of the most elegant luxury motor boats, a true yachtman's yacht. If you need to inquire about the price you may not be able to afford one. Hinckley has been the finest luxury motor and sailing yacht builder in the United States since it was founded in 1928 in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
The standard powerplant is a 350 HP Yanmar diesel which powers a Hamilton 292 propellerless jet drive which permits the exploration of shallow coves and island beaches by virtue of the boat's 18-inch draft. The jet drive also permits the boat to be spun on its own axis.
The above photos were taken during the Bayview Yacht Club North Channel race on Lake St. Clair, October 3, 2009.
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10-10-09 NYTimes Debt Trips Up Hinckley
- Private Equity Debt Trips Up Hinckley
Hinckley lost substantial business when the economy turned sour. But Hinckleys problems can also be traced to its sale to one, and then another, private equity firm over the last dozen years. With each sale, it took on more debt which became onerous
Hinckley Picnic Boat in Popular Mechanics, August 2001
- Luxury Picnic Boat - Popular Mechanics
The Picnic Boat's classic lines and flawless finish capture the essence of a true luxury day cruiser.
- Hinckley Yachts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hinckley Yachts is a builder of luxury sailing yachts and jet-powered picnic boats founded in 1928 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. It built the Bermuda 40, one of the first fiberglass sailing yachts,from a Bill Tripp design, from 1959 to 1991.
1941 ChrisCraft Runabout, "Dame"
- 1941 Chris-Craft Runabout, Dame and HackerCraft on Lake St. Clair deedsphotos
Many Detroiters like to restore old cars and old boats. Dame is a 1941 ChrisCraft Runabout owned by John Wayman and John Garr. Dame is a real beauty, carefully restored to near original condition. In the...