40' Hinckley 1978



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40' Hinckley 1978 CANDIDE


CANDIDE is a beautiful example of the classic Bermuda 40. She has enjoyed the custodianship of her present owner (the yachts 3rd) for the past 34 years. She started out life as JAAN one of Hank Hinckley’s personal boats, a reference that can still be seen on her sail bags, ships manuals and some paperwork. She features some nice updates and upgrades including a recent 38hp diesel with all new muffler, exhaust hoses, insulation, fuel lines and racor filter. A dripless shaft seal was also installed as well as about 50% of her wiring replaced and she’s sporting a shiny new cove stripe to accentuate one of the prettiest shear lines on the water. She has also always enjoyed inside dry heated storage at one of Maines premier yards, Boothbay Region Boatyard –now- Hodgdon Yacht Services in Southport, Maine.





Bermuda 40

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



7' 3"

Engine Details:

Isuzu BB-4LE2

Engine 1:

2009 38.00 HP

Engine 2:

2009 38.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

48 GAL

Water Capacity:

110 GAL


The classic B40 layout with V-berth forward followed by a head to port and hanging lockers to starboard. Settee mid-ships with port and starboard settees both having bunks above and outboard. Nav area aft to Starboard and galley aft to port.

  • Large V-berth with 6” mattress and “filler” seat
  • Recent navy ultra-suede upholstery
  • Drawer and under berth storage
  • Bookshelves outboard to port and starboard
  • Large hanging locker
  • Chest of 4 drawers
  • (2) Reading lights
  • Large overhead opening hatch
  • Forward chain locker access is on the forward bulkhead
  • Teak and holly sole

  • Cream Formica counter with stainless wash basin
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Raritan toilet (2018)
  • New head hoses (2018)
  • Medicine cabinet with mirror
  • Lockers and hamper
  • Shower
  • Teak grating on floor

  • Large open salon with recent navy ultra-suede upholstery
  • Large opening center line overhead hatch
  • Centerline double-leaf dining table with easy access to the centerboard lifting mechanism
  • Two pull-out settees with drawer storage and drop down storage access panels behind backrest
  • Two pilot berths the outboard of each settee
  • Bookshelves
  • (4) Reading lights
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Teak grating at base of companionway with lift-out dust pan beneath
  • Clock and barometer

  • Off-white Formica countertops with 2 basin stainless sink
  • Hot and cold pressure fresh water with hand sprayer
  • Manual pump salt water spigot
  • Shipmate stainless steel 3-burner stove with oven and wood cover
  • Marinetics stove solenoid fuel shut off valve
  • Copious amounts of pantry and cabinet storage
  • Large stainless lined ice box with counter top access (NOTE: cold plate refrigeration not functioning)
  • Built in dish rack and storage area
  • Chart lockers above dish storage area

  • Cetrek 701 Autopilot
  • Datamarine Speed / Distance log
  • Datamarine Wind Speed
  • Datamarine on Course indicator
  • Impulse depth sounder
  • Garmin 3206 GPS Map
  • Garmin 741xs on Swing arm (2014)
  • Garmin Radar (2014)
  • Danforth compass below
  • Ritchie compass at binnacle
  • Alpine stereo
  • Raytheon Ray 54 VHF

  • White cockpit dodger with handrail (New canvas 2014)
  • (4) Closed cell cockpit cushions
  • Varnished teak coaming, cap rails, locker covers and hand rails
  • Varnished folding cockpit table
  • Two large seat lockers
  • (2) Aluminum LPG tanks in vented secure locker
  • Whale emergency bilge pump
  • Engine crane / davit
  • Ideal windlass
  • 45lb CQR plow anchor with chain rode
  • Danforth spare anchor with separate 3-strand nylon rode
  • MOB pole
  • (2) Life rings with stainless life ring brackets
  • Teak companionway weatherboards with teak screened inserts
  • Screens for hatches
  • Outboard engine bracket on railing
  • Saltwater deck/anchor wash on bow
  • Assorted fenders and lines
  • Double dorade boxes with storage compartments
  • (2) Chrome dorades

  • Isuzu BB-4LE2 38hp diesel engine (2009) (112hrs 9/2019)
  • New shifter and throttle cables (2009)
  • 110-volt AC system
  • 30-amp DC system
  • Passport battery charger (2018)
  • (2) House 6-volt batteries (2018)
  • Engine start battery
  • 50% of vessel rewired (recently)
  • Hot water heater
  • Electric centerboard winch

  • Aluminum mast with in mast furling
  • Aluminum boom
  • Aluminum Spinnaker pole
  • Harken MKIII Jib furler
  • Barient #22 Halyard winch
  • (2) Barient #22 secondary winches
  • Barient #23 furler winch (Electric)
  • (2) Barient #28 primary 2-speed winches (Electric)
  • (2) Barient #3 mast mounted main halyard and genoa winches
  • North furling mainsail (good)
  • North Jib (good)
  • #1 Genoa (good)
  • Spinnaker (1982 black & white, clean, good condition)
  • Working Jib (old)
  • #2 Genoa (old)
  • Jib (old)
  • Spare Starboard forward lower shroud
  • Mast and Boom removed from boat every year, rigging inspected, and stored indoors

CANDIDE has been owned for the past 34 years by a USAF Veteran fighter pilot who flew prop planes in the final year of WWII and the flew the first jets in Korea. He is a fascinating man who has cared for his Hinckley with great pride, using her for day sails only over the past 7 or 8 years during Maine Summers. She is in nice shape and presents well.

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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