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  • Sail / Sloop
  • Hinckley / Sou'wester 42
  • 1989 / Used
  • 42' / 12'
  • 1989 Westerbeke WH6
  • 46 hp
  • 1214 hrs
  • Diesel
  • 3 Blade Propeller

Sloop 1989 Hinckley Sou'wester 42

Off Market since May 4th 2019

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This is an absolutely beautiful Hinckley 42 Souwester. These yachts offer spirited performance in a remarkably seakindly hull form,with a deck layout that facilitates short handed sailing while offering comfortable accommodations and proper gear storage for extended cruising. In addition, these yachts are among the most handsome classic designs ever launched. Dulcinea had an extensive electronics refit in 2013 in preparation for cruising Mexico. Maintenance on the boat is excellent and the owner has paid particular attention to keeping her in Bristol condition. The Hinckley 42 SouWester is a sought after cruising yacht and a rare find in California.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

LOA: 42 ft 9 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 3 in
Displacement: 24000 lbs

Total Power: 46 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1989
Engine Model: WH6
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 1214
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 46 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (135 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (50 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 1


Sleeps up to seven in two staterooms, plus main salon berths.

Access is from the Cockpit, down a companionway ladder that can be stored up and out of the way. The companionway enters the aft Main Cabin.

Interior features include:

  – Mahogany-trimmed White Formica bulkhead interior with a varnished teak and holly sole
  – Gray Pewter UltraSuede covered cushions
  – Curtains in all cabins
  – Espar D3L heater with outlets in the aft, forward and main cabin and head.
  – Access to the forward partitioned chain locker
  – Varnished teak handrails on main cabin overhead and galley bulkheads
  – Frigast stainless steel light fixtures and dome lights
  – (6) Fans
  – Boston chronometer and barometer

Starting forward, the OWNER STATEROOM has:

  – V-berth forward - with an insert to form a double berth
  – Drawer storage is available in drawers below the berths and in lockers above the berths
  – Bureau
  – Cedar-lined hanging locker
  – An opening hatch to the foredeck has a screen
  – Mirror

The HEAD - is next aft to port, finished with white Formica bulkheads:

  – Corian Cameo White countertop with molded sink
  – Wilcox-Crittenden head to 25-gallon holding tank with Y-valve
  – Movable shower head with curtain and teak sole grate
  – Linen lockers
  – Stainless steel grab rails/towel bars
  – Mirror - with fluorescent light over
  – Exhaust fan
  – Opening port


  – To port is a U-shaped Dinette with a drop-leaf dining table and U-shaped surround cushioned seating.
  – The center seat can slide inboard with cushion to create an extra double berth
  – Custom liquor storage in the dining table
  – Louvered door locker storage over outboard
  – Starboard is a settee/berth with entertainment center and louvered door locker storage outboard.
  – There are additional drawers under the entertainment center
  – Forward is cedar-lined hanging locker, across from the head

NAVIGATION STATION - faces aft on the starboard side:

  – Full-size opening nav table with storage drawers (one locking)
  – Complete instrumentation mounted in custom cabinetry
  – Cushioned nav seat

AFT CABIN - is to starboard of the companionway:

  – There is a double berth
  – Hanging locker and ample storage in closed lockers over berths
  – Two opening ports and one dorade box supply ventilation


  – Aft to port is the U-shaped Galley with a Corian Cameo White countertop with teak edging and trim.
  – Dickinson 4 CNG galley stove with stove cover and marinetics switch custom CNG tank fiberglass storage well that holds two (2) CNG tanks. Two additional tanks are stored in the rear lazarette.
  – Microwave oven
  – Deep stainless steel sinks A cutting board fits the smaller sink
  – Pressure hot and cold water with dish sprayer, manual fresh water hand pump with Seagull IV fresh water filter, and manual saltwater foot pump
  – Grunert AR-50 refrigeration and freezer (REBUILT 2009)
  – Drop-leaf counter inboard
  – Fold-down waste basket
  – Storage for dishes and silverware
  – Paper towel rack
  – Knife rack


The Hinckley Souwester 42 has a large T shaped cockpit which comfortably accommodates a large crew, but is also well laid-out for short handed sailing

  – The cockpit dodger offers excellent protection, and visibility is unobscured from the helm
  – Snubbers dodger has a zipper-front window and stainless steel elkhide covered grab rail
  – Sunbrella awning and bimini zips to dodger
  – Sunbrella cockpit cushions
  – Fusion stereo speakers
  – Sailing instruments and 12-volt watertight outlet are mounted in a teak box on the housetop forward.
  – Engine gauges are flush mounted in cockpit well and easily viewed by the helmsman
  – The sail locker, lazarette and cockpit locker with stainless steel line rack and shelves built in offer far more storage area than normally found on much larger boats

Binnacle wheel steering:

  – Stainless steel 44 steering wheel with an elkhide covered rim.
  – Stainless steel binnacle guard
  – Engine controls, including kill-switch
  – Cockpit table - Teak folding table is binnacle mounted
  – Binnacle mounted covered 6 Ritchie compass
  – Raymarine E127 Multi-function display is mounted in a Nav-Pod
  – A helmsman fold-down step - located aft of the pedestal for additional visibility during docking

Hull and Deck

  – Flag Blue Gelcoat Topsides
  – White house and deck - with Cloud Grey nonskid molded into the deck
  – Gold Leaf cove stripe, name and hail
  – Double-White Boot Stripe
  – Red Bottom


  – 45 lb CQR
  – 150 three stranded nylon 5/8 rode
  – 300 x 2 5/16 Chain


  – 1 Barient #17 Self-Tailing (mainsheet)
  – 3 Barient #24 two speed self-tailing (halyards)
  – 2 Barient #28 two speed self tailing cockpit (secondary)
  – 2 Barient #32 two speed self tailing cockpit (primary)
  – 1 Harken #44 two speed power (main halyard/roller furling boom)

Other Equipment

  – 4 Hand Rail Covers
  – 3 Dorade Box Covers
  – 2 Hatch Covers
  – 9 Winch Covers
  – 1 Lazarette Cover
  – Toe Rail Cover
  – Cockpit Rail Cover
  – 1 Bimini
  – Bimini Cover
  – Binnacle and Wheel Cover
  – Windlass Cover
  – 1 Cockpit dodger with Isinglass covers
  – Dodger Cover
  – Full Boat Shade Cover
  – 7 Fenders
  – 1 Pedestal Cover
  – 1 Lazarette Cover
  – 1 Boat Hook
  – I Bosuns Chair
  – Miscellaneous Decklines and rode
  – 1 Spare 22 Lb Danforth Anchor
  – 1 Ensign and Teak Staff
  – 1 Emergency Tiller
  – 2 Fusion Cockpit Speakers
  – 1 Boston Clock/Barometer
  – 1 General Electric Microwave Oven


1989 Westerbeke FWC 46-hp diesel engine with Hurth 2:1 reduction gear, Aquamet 22 stainless steel shaft with spurs and 3-blade Max feathering propeller.

  – Racor fuel filter
  – Remote 12-volt oil transfer pump, remote fuel gauge in cockpit
  – Automatic electric bilge pump with bilge pump indicator light in cockpit
  – Manual bilge pump
  – Grunert AR50 saltwater-cooled and eutectic plate refrigeration and freezer
  – Jabsco 6900 deckwash pump mounted in forepeak
  – 50 gallonFuel tank with solenoid switches
  – 12-gallon hot water heater
  – Halon 1301 automatic fire extinguisher system
  – Halon portable fire extinguishers


Separate 12-VOLT SYSTEMS for starting and accessories:

  – Engine starting: 105-amp/hr gel-cell battery with 53-amp charging alternator
  – Accessories: (2) Batteries, total 450-amp/hrs of gel-cell battery capacity with 105-amp/hr charging alternator.
  – Emergency override switch for starting from accessory batteries

Shore charging 110-volt system

  – Xantrex inverter interface system with remote panel
  – 1200-watt Inverter capability.
  – Battery charger
  – 50 ft x 30-amp shore cord with 30-50 amp adapter
  – (5) 110-volt outlets
  – 12-volt distribution breaker panel with separate 110-volt panel.

Sails and Rigging

Tall, triple spreader rig.

  – HRH fabricated aluminum spar keel-stepped with internal halyards. Mast was stripped and re-Awlgripped.
  – Hood Leisure boom
  – (2) Folding mast steps
  – Navtec stainless steel 1x19 rod rigging tensioners
  – Harken II roller-furling headstay system
  – Navtec hydraulic dual-point running backstay
  – Hall quickvang boomvang
  – Lazy jacks for main
  – Stainless steel genoa tracks
  – Spinnaker halyard, gear and self-tailing winch
  – Kestral visi-ball masthead radar reflector
  – Tri-color masthead light and emergency strobe light


  – Main Leisure furl, Hood
  – Main - Full-batten with 2-deep reefs, North with Sunbrella cover
  – 150% Genoa 6 oz. Norlam with aero-luff for furling, UV protection, North
  – 105% Blade Jib North
  – Gennaker North, with snuffer

Electronics and Electrics

Total Electronic Refit in 2013 including:

  – NMEA 2000 Sea Talk Cable Connector System
  – VHF Radio with digital select calling - Raymarine Ray 21
  – Raymarine Rau55/218 2nd Station
  – HD Radar Antenna - Raymarine RD 418 HD
  – Two (2) Raymarine E127 Multi-function displays
  – Raymarine AIS650
  – Three (3) Raymarine I70 Multi-function Instruments
  – Raymarine I60 Wind Instrument with Masthead Instrument System
  – Raymarine P70 Autopilot (Sail)
  – Raymarine Smartpilot X-30 C-Pack Autopilot
  – Raymarine SPX 30 Course Computer
  – Fluxgate Compass
  – Raymarine Rotary Rudder Reference
  – Raymarine P70 Autopilot Display
  – Fusion CD/DVD/AM/FM/SAT/Ipod Stereo
  – ACR Globalfix EPIRB
  – SR150 Sirius Weather
  – HD Radar Dome


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.

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