1980 Hinckley Ocean Cruising Yachts OC40

£ 77,133
Annapolis, MD
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-418-4380
Tel: 410-571-2955 (Main Office)
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Sweet Classic Yacht

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Located In:
Annapolis, MD
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Current Price:
US$ 99,000 (£ 77,133) 


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 for 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.

Please call any time to talk about this boat. Reach me, Bernie Jakits, on my cell at 443 742 1792 or email bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com

RogueWave Yacht Sales is Your Choice for Blue Water Boats. We are a unique brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean capable vessels of quality and substance. We take great pride in helping you get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! Bernie at 410 571 2955 or bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com

We are always interested in marketing your high quality blue water capable boat! Call Bernie Jakits at anytime, call now. 410 571-2955.

Please contact Bernie Jakits at 443 742 1792

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