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Hank Hinckley Ocean Cruising 42 Pilothouse Ketch

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 68hp, Perkins 1-154 (2006)

Seattle - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Designer Hank R. Hinckley III
Builder Nautical Enterprises, Inc.
Lying Seattle - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 145.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 18.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 68hp
Engine make and model Perkins 1-154 (2006)
Engine Hours Engine1: 400
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Max-Prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 4.4KVA
Engine spares tick

Rebuilt engine installed by Tacoma Diesel in 2006. Engine had its exhaust system entirely rebuilt in 2015 (to address an issue from the 2006 installation), has had its heat exchanger tube bundle reconditioned, and has been serviced for fluids and filters.

12-Volt DC Electrical:
House bank: 4ea Rolls Surette 6-volt Batteries (440 Amp hours)
Engine start: 1ea gel battery
Generator start: 1ea gel battery
Ample Power Energy Monitor II - volt and amp-hour monitor
Engine is fitted with dual alternators
- 55 amp
- 120 amp large frame hi-output

120-Volt AC Electrical:
Magnum MagnaSine inverter/charger (new 2013)
Shore power with 30-amp inlet
Galvanic isolater
Balmar 2512 Inverter - 2,500 Watt

Generator is not currently functional and is included "as-is":
Westerbeke 4.4 KW
- 2-cylinder
- 260 hours
- Racor fuel filtration


Length 42'0"
LWL 32'7"
Beam 12'6"
Draft Min 5'8"
Airdraft 60'0"
Displacement 25,004.3lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Hood Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1985)


Reefing mainsail Hood - Inmast (1985)
Headsail Hood - Furling (1985)
Other sails Mizzen (1985)
180% cruising Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Mainsail - Hood roller furling - Dacron
Mizzen - Hood roller furling - Dacron
Working Jib - Hood roller furling - Dacron
Genoa - Hood roller furling - Dacron
Storm Jib
Mizzen Staysail
Cruising Spinnaker

Barient primary winches 2ea #32 2-spd self tailing Chrome
Barient secondary winches 2ea #27 2-spd self tailing Chrome
Barient 4ea #23 2-spd self tailing Chrome
Barient 2ea #10 Chrome

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

The vessel HIN identifies this as built in 1984. The USCG documentation identifies it as built in 1985.

Dimensions and capacities have not been verified by Waterline Boats / Boatshed and are reported from literature.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

She has a very traditional Hank Hinckley interior with warm white ash and teak joinery. Attention to detail is evident when you see all the slots in the screws perfectly aligned with each other, old school craftsmanship style.

As you enter the tall companionway doors into the raised pilothouse you see windows all around providing excellent visibility. The windows themselves are built to withstand serious green water. The helm station is on starboard. The nav station is just aft of helm station. A settee is to port, and converts with the back folding up to become a bunk. When converted the lower berth is a double and the upper is a single.

Down three steps to the main level the large L-shaped galley is on port. -- a nice offshore capable galley: Dickinson Mariner Regal 3-burner stove & oven - SS, Xantex LPG detector and solenoid control, Kenmore microwave, deep double stainless sink, hot & cold pressure water; 2ea water tanks 160 gallons & 68 gallons, Grunert 7- cubic foot top load refer, Grunert 2.5-cubic foot top load freezer, abundant storage.

The dinette is on starboard and seats five. It converts to a double berth. The seat back also folds up for a single berth so a total of three can sleep in this location.

The master stateroom is forward in the vee and offers abundant storage.

Starboard and forward of the main bulkhead is a spacious head with a full size stall shower. The head has a TDX (treat and discharge) treatment system.

An Espar (DL-4) forced air diesel furnace provides heat throughout the boat.

110-volt permanent installed forced air heater near galley.

Salon headroom at cl 75
Pilothouse headroom at cl alongside grab rail 76

Measurements of the berths.

Bottom 78 x 43W
Top 78 x 24W

bottom 81 x 42W
Top 81 x 24W

80 x 79W (at aft end)

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Electronics: Garmin 175 GPS, Raytheon 1200 Radar, Ray 88 VHF Radio, Ray 400 Loud hailer w/ fogtone generator, Benmar Cetrek 701 Autopilot, Datamarine S100KL Knotlog, Datamarine Wind, Datamarine Depth, SEA 225 Marine Sideband Radio

Ritchie 6" Compass w/ SS Binnacle cover in PH
Ritchie 6" Compass w/ SS Binnacle cover at Helm

Pioneer AM/FM SuperTuner stereo

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

4 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Ideal Vertical windlass
2 anchors
(CQR and Danforth)
60'0" of chain
250'0" of rode
Deck Hardware:
5ea dorade vents - chrome
Edson steering pedestal in cockpit
Teak grates on cockpit sole

Ground Tackle:
45-Lb CQR anchor
Ideal Vertical Windlass - 12-volt
Stainless bow roller
60-Lb Bill anchor
20-Lb High Tensile Danforth on teak deck chock

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

5 bilge pumps (2 manual / 3 electric)

Safe-T-Alert CO detector
3ea bilge pumps electric 1000gph
1ea Whale 25 manual bilge pump
1ea Edson 10" manual bilge pump
Stainless swim ladder
Lifelines with side gates
Horseshoe buoy
Stainless stern pulpit with mooring chocks at coners
Windshield wipers in pilothouse
MOB pole

Broker's Comments

This Hank Hinckley 42 Pilothouse Ketch is one of the finest example of an Ocean Cruising blue water yacht that there is. She was designed and built to be a safe passage maker....

This is a custom pilothouse design built on a stock Hank Hinckley hull. She is a lovely representation of Maine craftsmanship and construction under Hank Hinckley's supervision. Her replacement value would be in the area of $700,000.

Rebuilt engine installed by Tacoma Diesel in 2006.

The complete build book, plans and every piece of documentation are included with this one-owner boat.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hank Hinckley Ocean Cruising 42 Pilothouse Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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