The "old world" elegance of the new Hinckley DS 42 is immediately apparent in her majestic 13 feet of overhangs and carbon fiber spars meticulously faux painted to a convincing wood look finish. The cockpit, while carrying through the traditional feel, accommodates 6-8 passengers and provides a comfortable helm seat for single-handed sailing.
The Hinckley DS 42 features the same DualGuard composite construction technique used in construction of the Sou'wester yacht line and the Talaria power line. This space-age process bonds outer layers of Kevlar to an inner skin of carbon fiber, using the patented SCRIMP vacuum infusion process. Both the deck and hull are backed by Hinckley's Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Noise reduction in the DS 42 has evolved into the 21st century with use of the battery-powered Solomon Technologies ST37 electric motor. This auxiliary option provides an incredibly quiet ride while the sailboat is under power. A hydraulically operated keel allows for a shallow 4' draft when retracted and a commanding 7' draft when lowered. Navigating in varying water depths will be a breeze. A 10'6" beam and high-tech 3DL molded sails from North Sail combine to make the yacht an efficient and swift daysailer.
The interior of the DS 42 is built with uncompromising Hinckley quality, with fit and finish compared to legendary coach-built automobiles. The yacht has a V-berth in the bow, settee both port and starboard, gimbaled stove and head. Luxurious solid teak and tulipwood soles are a Hinckley tradition and suit the Hinckley DS 42 admirably.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: The Hinckley Company
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 42 ft 3 in
Beam: 10 ft 6 in
LWL: 29 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 3 in
Displacement: 14000 lbs
Dry Weight: 14000 lbs