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MOMENTUM, a head-turner in any port, is the best and most versatile Hinckley Sou’wester 51 around. She was originally built by a knowledgeable yachtsman as his second build with the Hinckley Company. The design brief was for a performance sailing yacht that could compete successfully, and yet be easily cruised by the owner singlehanded or with relatively inexperienced guests in comfort and safety. By all accounts both goals were reached with great success. MOMENTUM has been lovingly cared for and is highly updated throughout. She sports fresh Awlgrip (2016), rebuilt engine and generator (2015), newer electronics, newer sails etc. She is ready for her next ocean race or cruise to Maine at a moment’s notice.
Yanmar 4JH2DTE FWC
1993 3302.00 HRS 88.00 HP
1993 3302.00 HRS 88.00 HP
Sleeps four in two private ensuite cabins, plus two comfortably in the main salon. The interior is beautifully finished in bright high-gloss American cherry, with many customized details not found on any other Hinckley. All cabin soles are solid teak and holly, finished with high-gloss varnish (re-varnished 2016). There is tasteful upholstery throughout, with an assortment of throw pillows, and curtains with customized valances.
The owner’s cabin is forward and features a generous V-berth that converts to a double berth. There is an upholstered seat between the berths, a large cedar-lined hanging locker to starboard, eight drawers and numerous other storage lockers. A large opening hatch and portlight provide great light and ventilation.
The ensuite master head features a white countertop with a custom-painted sink. There is a Vacu-flush toilet with Y-valve, for discharge directly overboard or to a holding tank. Separate shower stall with teak seat and Plexiglass door, plus several lockers for linens and towels.
The main salon is a focal point of this yacht with its gleaming cherry joinerwork and full-beam layout. To port is a U-shaped dinette centered around a custom teak dining table (fitted custom cover 2018) with holly inlays and molded, rounded fiddles. One highlight is a Tiffany crystal sail sculpture in a suede-lined alcove. The center settee is extra wide for comfortable lounging and social connection to both sides of the salon. New second set of UltraLeather cushions and mast wrap throughout main salon (2016). To starboard is a full-length settee with numerous lockers, including an entertainment center for stereo and CD storage.
A full-function navigation station is aft of the starboard main salon and forward of the galley, featuring an oversized chart table and comfortable seat with removable backrest. All navigational instruments and electrical panels are within easy reach.
The functional U-shaped galley is aft and to starboard, adjacent to the main companionway, with generous counter space and abundant locker space. Main features are:
The private guest cabin is located opposite the galley, aft and to port of the companionway. There is a V-berth with filler cushion that converts to a large double. There is a bureau with three drawers, plus four additional drawers, a cedar-lined hanging locker and numerous other storage lockers.
The guest head can be accessed from either the main cabin or privately from the guest cabin. There are white countertops, a custom painted sink and lots of storage space. There is a Vacu-flush toilet, with Y-valve for discharge directly overboard or to a holding tank. A shower stall is separated by a bi-fold Plexiglass door. Portlight and opening hatch provide ventilation.
All navigation equipment is fully interfaced and integrated.
1993/2015 Yanmar 4JH2-DTE, 88 hp, turbo marine diesel engine rebuilt in 2015 (3,302 hours, 150 since rebuild) is soft-mounted for extremely quiet operation.
Hand-laid hybrid Kevlar/fiberglass hull, cored with Airex for additional strength per weight, reinforced with longitudinal stringers and additional gridwork in high-stress areas. The deck is built of a custom Kevlar S-glass, cored with variable-density Klegecell for exceptional strength as required by engineering specifications. The deck is set into a 6” flange in the hull and glassed and bolted into place.
During construction, strength was optimized and weight was absolutely minimized in all construction aspects of the yacht, in an effort to enhance overall performance. For example:
In addition, for serious racing, the following can be easily removed/ reinstalled for conversion from cruising to racing:
The previous owner made significant improvements in 2005, with a change to a moderate draft (7’-6”) custom keel designed by Jim Taylor and a new elliptical high-aspect rudder (JP3 rudder bearing, full service in 2016) with all new bearings.
Deck layout is well-laid-out for cruising or racing:
MOMENTUM is a beautiful boat, fully equipped and optimized for serious racing, family cruising or singlehanded voyaging. She has been extremely well maintained and upgraded since built which, combined with very light use, has left her in immaculate condition.
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. This listing is a 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 representation of a particular vessel.