40' Hinckley 1980



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40' Hinckley 1980 Shining Star



The Ocean Cruising 40 is designed and built by Hank Hinckley is a beautiful ocean capable vessel that blends the beautiful interior similar to the Hinckley Bermuda 40 with a clean and fast hull shape like the Hinckley Southwester 42. We are pleased to offer Shining Star. She was Hank Hinckley’s personal yacht until 1984. You can see original photos of Shining Star on Hank’s web site.

She’s a pretty vessel with a classic spoon bow and graceful stern overhang. Ocean Cruising Yachts built a stout ocean capable vessel. The hull is constructed of hand laid woven roving and fiberglass matt. The hull is cored above the waterline for strength and weight. The solid glass fiberglass outer hull is built for the ocean. The core material is a strong, non-wood material. The inner solid fiberglass hull is almost the thickness of the outer shell. The keel centerboard design like the New England yachts of the best designers from Hinckley, Little Harbor and Bristol, she sails well with the board up, and can be berthed right behind your home on the Eastern Shore in less than five feet of water. There are definite advantages to this design. And if you want to fly to the windward mark you can just drop that board down and she’ll point at least 35 degrees to the wind. The OC40 was built for the ocean with the idea of being strong enough to stay safe after a collision with a whale! Sounds good to me!

The interior is classic with a beautiful teak joinery and exceptional cabinetry and built in furniture that way boats were built at the time. The teak wood work gleams softly and is accented by the shining teak and holly cabin sole. As classic boats were laid out to sleep seven people, so is Shining Star. She has a V-berth forward with a double quarter berth aft and the salon settee makes a double to port with a single berth to starboard. It’s amazing! She’s so pretty. If you love classic yachts, you will so appreciate Shining Star. You’ll see why her owners have kept her and loved her for a long long time.

Shining Star was purchased in 1984 by her current owners who are lifelong sailors and lovers of this classic vessel. As an engineer and oceanographer the owner slowly upgraded Shining Star to be a capable long range cruising vessel is easily handled by just the owner and his wife. With a Schaefer in boom furling mainsail system and electric winches and an oversized autopilot she is easy to sail! Although based in the Chesapeake Bay in our “fresh water” Shining Star has cruised New England and Maine and she’s spent a few nice winters in Florida and the Bahamas.

Some of the major improvements:

  • New white gelcoat on the deck, cabin top, and cockpit 2014
  • Complete bottom restoration (both Interprotect and six coats of Micron) 2014
  • All external teak bright work refinished 2016    
  • A Schaefer in-boom furling and reefing system
  • Two electric winches for multiply uses including the Leisurefurl, genoa furling, and even anchor retrieval
  • A fixed cockpit bimini with solar panels
  • Cutter rig with removable inner forestay (normally stowed) hank on staysail stay
  • Oversized autopilot with independent bronze rack and pinion
  • Storm sails
  • Multiple storm anchor systems
  • PC based navigation with two Windows 10, navigation systems and a cockpit display
  • Radar visible from the cockpit

This classic vessel is a very sweet boat. The owner has upgraded and maintained her over the years adding many improvements. Being an engineer, he has also documented these installations and reports that everything is well maintained and fully operational. She’s a sweet offering at a sweet price.

She’s ready! Are you? Give us a call to see this lovely boat.





Ocean Cruising Yachts OC40

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The OC40 is a classic boat with a traditional interior. The very well executed mahogany joinery speaks with authority of quality we expect in yachts of the era when Hank Hinckley built his OC 40. The interior is beautifully finished with satin varnished mahogany with white overhead and solid teak and holly sole. The teak and holly sole completes the picture. The classic interior layout has sleeping quarters for seven people. Starting up forward, the forepeak chain locker is accessed through louvered doors forward which supply ventilation. The master stateroom is the traditional V-berth with a dressing seat between and the insert to make a wide comfy double. The large opening hatch provides ventilation and the fixed ports both port and starboard for light. There is a long storage shelf port and starboard and drawers and storage under the berth. There is also a vanity and a hanging locker and of course a privacy door. Just aft the Head to port and is accessed from the main salon. It is well ventilated with a screened opening port and an opening port light. There is a vanity with white Formica countertop hosts a stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water. The mirror medicine cabinet is a nice touch. There is even a hamper. The toilet is a Raritan PhEII system, new in 2011, with a diverter valve to either a macerator chlorinator system, or to a large holding tank bladder system under the under the v berths. The main salon is classic with a centerline mahogany drop-leaf table with settees port and starboard. On the forward bulkhead, there is a beautiful Dickerson Marine Newport propane fireplace. To port is an L-shaped settee with storage behind. This settee slides out to make a beautiful double berth. Outboard the port settee is a lovely louvered cabinet with a liquor storage rack and two open storage shelves between.

The varnished drop-leaf mahogany dining table has a built-in wine rack. Just aft of the companionway to port is the U-shaped galley. The aft cabin is a double quarter berth.

The navigation station is adjacent the galley to starboard. It is a sit down forward facing navigation station with a varnished mahogany table with cushioned seat and dome light over. A computer monitor is mounted at the forward end of the station, and can be viewed either forward for entertainment or viewed aft for cockpit viewed real time navigation. The table top opens and contains two independent electronic navigation systems powered by two Microsoft Windows 10 low-power computers. There are additional storage drawers, a locker with louvered doors below the table, and a chart light. This ships office also has the electrical panel, ship controls and audio receiver outboard.

  • Classic interior layout sleeps seven

  • Traditional V berths forward with insert to make a full double

  • Mahogany joinery and teak and holly sole

  • Dickerson cabin heater

  • L-shaped port side settee makes a double berth

  • Straight settee sea berth to starboard

  • An over-sized Quarter berth is aft of the nav area to starboard.
  • Louvered locker doors for ventilation

  • Blue upholstered cushions and curtains
  • Beautiful joinery with handrails and hand holds throughout
  • Salon has four large fixed windows
  • Bomar hatches for light and ventilation
  • U-shaped galley to port
  • Full sit down forward facing navigation station
  • 12-volt dome lights and reading lights
  • 12-volt cabin fan
  • Boston Acoustics audio system with subwoofer


  • Just aft of the companionway to port, the U-shaped galley

  • 12-volt Grunert AC/DC refrigerator/freezer with three holding plates
  • Refrigeration area is eight cubic feet of storage in three compartments, the center being the freezer and outside compartments refrigeration, and two top-access hatches offering plenty of counter workspace.
  • Shipmate three-burner propane stove with oven rebuilt in 2005
  • Storage lockers outboard the stove and dome lights above.
  • Double deep stainless steel sinks installed in the white Formica countertop
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Freshwater hand pump
  • Large dry locker storage outboard
  • Dish storage and storage lockers above the sinks as well as drawer storage.

Electronics: Navigation and Communications

  • Radar JRC 1000
  • Single Side Band ICOM Ic-m710 Transducer, AT-130 Tuner, and backstay antenna
  • GPS Two Furuno GPS Systems, with two external antennas (used alone or feeds GPS info to the two computers)
  • Autopilot oversized Raytheon with remote control
  • VHF Standard Horizon PS1000
  • Computers Two identical Zotac mini-ITX (2 amps each)
  • Navigation software OpenCPN (redundantly run on both computers)
  • Monitors 12” cabin monitor, and cockpit swung color HD 12” daylight monitor
  • Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Depth Sounder & Knotmeter
  • AIS ship location system (data to the computer nav system)
  • Wi-Fi system including an external antenna
  • High definition TV tuner with Shakespeare external TV/FM antenna
  • JVC audio receiver with Boston Acoustic speakers, and powered subwoofer

Hull and Deck      

Construction: Spoon bow and graceful stern overhang, the hull was built using hand laid woven roving, and matt fiberglass. A Full thickness outer hull, non-wood core, and inner hull close to the thickness of the outer shell. She is one of the few hulls possibly strong enough to stay safe after a collision with a whale.

  • A full bonding system including over a dozen through-bolted bronze seacocks.
  • She has a hydroelectric 1000 Pound centerboard. With the board up, one can anchor in private/protected anchorages, and can easily run the entire Waterway. With board partially or fully down, one can balance the sails, and/or gain a good tacking angle.
  • The rudder is mounted aft of the keel on a skeg which contains the propeller aperture. This maintains a shallow draft while providing excellent propeller protection and good rudder control and strength. This propeller aperture reduces the possibility that the propeller grabs a line from a crab/lobster trap.
  • There is a rub rail with a stainless steel cap.
  • New white gelcoat installed on the deck, cabin top, and cockpit (2014)
  • Complete bottom restoration (both Interprotect and six coats of Micron) (2014)
  • All external teak bright work refinished (2016)  

Deck details

  • All exterior trim is varnished teak, including the raised toe rails, cabin house eyebrows, and cabin top hand rails port and starboard, winch and cowl vent bases and aft lazarette covers.

  • The locking companionway hatch with solid teak boards, varnished and edged in brass.

  • Dorade vents provide for adequate ventilation

  • Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern pulpit with rails
  • Stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines boarding gates port and starboard
  • Two handsome stainless steel cowl ventilator guards

Cockpit Details

  • Cockpit coaming is varnished teak-capped and has two teak-rimmed winch pockets.
  • Cockpit has a pedestal binnacle with Edson wheel steering

  • 30" Stainless steel destroyer-type wheel
  • Danforth 6" stainless steel covered binnacle compass
  • Double lever engine control
  • Stainless steel binnacle guard
  • Engine instrumentation panel
  • Centerboard controls
  • Autopilot control
  • All controls within easy reach of the helmsman
  • Navigation and radar display on the bulkhead
  • Large cockpit seats have tan nonskid tops
  • Cockpit lockers port and starboard with amazing storage
  • Cockpit scuppers and teak cockpit grate
  • Dodger - white dodger with windows and stainless steel frame
  • Pedestal mounted, fold-down, varnished teak cockpit table with a varnished teak drink holder, and a binocular holder
  • Cockpit shower - hot/cold fresh water

 Sails and Rigging

  • Sloop rigged with removable (normally stowed) staysail stay.

  • She has a double spreader tapered aluminum main mast keel stepped

  • Stainless steel wire rigging with stainless turnbuckles

  • A Harken roller-furling system on the genoa stay
  • A Schaefer furling boom, for the main sail
  • Mid-boom mainsail sheeting to traveler forward of the dodger
  • Oversize traveler
  • Stainless steel genoa tracks are rail mounted with blocks and stops
  • Removable staysail sheet blocks are deck mounted
  • Spinnaker pole and winch handles
  • The aft stay is double insulated and services as the SSB antenna


  • Anderson 46 STE electric winch (for main halyard, main furling, main sheet, and main anchor retrieval.
  • Harken UniPower 900 electric winch (for Genoa furling, staysail sheet, and main anchor retrieval)
  • Two main cockpit winches (for Genoa sheets)
  • One non electric cockpit winch (for starboard staysail sheet)
  • Two mast-mounted winches (for staysail, and spinnaker halyards)

 Sail Inventory:

  • All sails in good condition

  • Main sail – Neil Pryde in boom furling mainsail
  • 135% Genoa – Neil Pryde
  • Staysail – hank on number 1 Jib size
  • Storm staysail – hank on very small storm jib
  • A light Cruising spinnaker – Neil Pryde (man and wife size)

Mechanical and Electrical


  • Yanmar 4JH3 diesel engine - estimated 5,000 engine hrs.

  • Only premium oil used with oil changes every 150 hours

  • New Stainless steel shaft and cutlass bearing (2016)

  • Perfect pitch 3-blade prop

  • Dual Racor filters

  • Fuel Filtration/Polishing System uses twin Racor fuel filters system
  • Two alternators
  • The engine is accessed through a removable panel in the galley and through the sail lockers.

  • A custom-built engine panel includes tachometer, voltage meter, water temperature, and oil pressure is visible and audible from the cockpit.
  • Engine room is sound insulated.

More Mechanicals

  • A large hot water heater (2011) heated either by engine coolant or 110-volt element.
  • Electric hydraulic centerboard with manual override, and oversize hydroelectric pump.
  • Electric pumps hydraulic power unit
  • Sump pump has Y-valve.
  • Two float powered bilge pumps.
  • Bilge blower.
  • Aft lazarette is set up with two aluminum LP gas bottles, with solenoid and pressure gauge


Complete electrical with separate 12-volt DC and 110-volt AC systems with both DC and AC electrical panels. Electrical energy provided by battery charger, solar panels, large generator, and oversized batteries.

12-Volt DC system:

  • Separate 12-volt starting and house systems
  • The batteries are not new but are still in good shape.
  • One 12-volt 100-amp starting battery
  • Six 6-volt golf-cart, house batteries in a custom built box.
  • Engine-driven Balmar 160-amp Alternator for charging.
  • An electronic regulator which allows house batteries to charge at 130 Amps max.
  • An 80-amp alternator located in the standard Yanmar alternator location.
  • A complete custom DC breaker system – contains dozens of small breakers and over a dozen large breakers.
  • A Xantrex XC5012 50-amp battery Charger (large enough to run the freezer/refrig compressor).
  • Gurnert refrigeration compressor draws 21 amps once or twice a day. The compressor is protected by a cooling water flow switch.

  • DC gauges for amperes and volts, and twin master DV switches.
  • Three solar cells with an electronic control system.
  • All required 12 volt navigation lights
  • There are 12-volt dome and reading lights and 12-volt cabin fans
  • Fully bonded electrical system with rigging, mast, electronics, engine, etc. bonded together to provide protection from lightning and electrolysis.

110-volt AC system:

  • Shore power connection and shore power cord
  • Master AC breaker panel with the master breaker switch, individual circuit breakers, and AC voltage and amperage gauges.
  • A GFI protected “outdoor pipes” heating wire system provides a warm-floor heating system.

Ground Tackle:

  • Stainless Steel Bow Roller
  • CQR 35# Anchor, Delta 55#, Danforth 40#, Danforth 20# Anchors
  • Several 200' anchor rodes with 30’ chain

Additional and Safety

  • Stainless propane BBQ
  • Stainless outboard motor mount, and winch-powered outboard motor hoist.
  • Emergency Tiller Steering
  • Two independent redundant steering systems.
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Dock Lines
  • Fenders
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Life Sling
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flare Kit
  • Mast mounted electric horn
  • Masthead lights + antennas
  • Over a hundred detailed Technical Diagrams for all the vessel systems
  • Sixty page Repair Manual


This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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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