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1972 HINCKLEY Bermuda 40 ‘WINDSWEPT’
The William Tripp, Jr. designed Hinckley Bermuda 40 is a true American classic. Her lovely lines, mirror-like varnish, substantial polished stainless steel fittings and timeless design have tickled the fancy of boaters since the launch of hull #1 in 1960. There were 200 plus B-40s built between 1960 and 1991 and WINDSWEPT is an example of one of the most iconic, recognizable, vessels ever built. With a draft of 4' 9" center board up and 9' 3" with the center board down, there are not many places that the B-40 cannot go. It is at home cruising the Chesapeake Bay, or in her element offshore, board down, sails reefed, in a 25- knot breeze and 4-6ft rollers.
I won’t extol the virtues of the Hinckley brand in this limited space because quite frankly, you can get that information these days with a click of a button. If you are looking for a modern design, plastic fantastic, with 2 steering wheels and a nav station more suited for a 787, keep looking; WINDSWEPT is not for you. On the other hand, if you are a mature, seasoned sailor, desiring the finest in American design, ingenuity, and craftsmanship, read on. This could be your next boat, and maybe your last!
Rigging: Rod standing rigging w/bamboo shroud rollers
Mast: Carbon fiber in lieu of aluminum. Note: carbon fiber mast is an upgrade to the Bermuda 40. The mast approximately 300lbs lighter, stronger and improved light air performance. The boat will tack faster, point higher and the lighter weight aloft reduces rolling dynamic. Windswept is a Series ll B-40 with a taller mast than previous series B-40’s.
"Windswept" has a lovely and tastefully decorated interior. Her beautiful woodwork is complimented by the updated ultra-suede dark blue cushions thru out as well as the high end fabric used for the curtains that extend from the master stateroom forward into her main salon.
Starting forward and aft of the chain locker is the master stateroom. Comfortable V-berth with shelves outboard and drawers under. She has an additional bank of drawers aft of the berth to port and two large hanging lockers aft of the berth to starboard. A large hatch offers great light and ventilation. Next aft to port is the head with new Vacuflush toilet, sink with extension telephone shower, storage under sink as well as outboard.
The main salon is the traditional Hinckley layout with port and starboard settees and pilot berths outboard. Windswept has a fixed center-line table with drop leaves that also houses the centerboard cable. In addition, there is a bulkhead mounted table to accommodate more for dining when needed or tucks out of the way when not. Storage in abundance with drawers under all 4 of the berths. There is a cabin heater mounted on the forward starboard bulkhead for those chilly fall nights. Aft and athwart ship of the companionway is her galley and navigation station. Themajority of the galley is to port and L-shaped, housing a double sink, stove and oven, as well as extensive galley ware. To starboard is a huge ice chest that also serves as a stand-up navigation station. There are cabinets outboard, chart storage, and the primary electric panel. Engine access is via the companionway steps and cabinet under the sinks.
Up the steps and across the bridge deck is a large and deep cockpit with lovely teak coaming backrests, a new Edson pedestal with wood wheel, main sheet, primary and secondary winches, as well as a large lazarette aft with custom radar stand.
The galley is well equipped with double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water, Shipmate 3 burner stove with oven, Huge ice compartment and plenty of storage outboard both port and starboard. Windswept has white Formica counter tops and lots of room for food preparation.
Electronics and Navigation:
Northstar 800 Loran
SEA 222 Single Side Band Radio
Icom M120 VHF
Magnavox MX 4102 Sat. Nav.
Furuno Radar on stern post
Raytheon wind direction
Data marine speed and depth sounder (new)
Autohelm 3000 autopilot
Clock and Barometer
12V and 110V with shore power cord
Carbon Monoxide sensor
Lighting thru-out Deck Equipment:
Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with side stanchions and single life lines with gates port and starboard
Teak cockpit gate
Lovely teak folding cockpit table
3 Chrome Cowl vents
New Edson pedestal with wood destroyer style steering wheel
2 Danforth anchors on teak chocks on cabin top
Stainless steel anchor roller on stainless steel stem fitting
Anchor chain, nylon rode
Dock lines, 6 ea. 5/8 x 35’
Bumpers, fenders, misc.
Teak hand rails
Life jackets 4adult
Horse shoe life ring Sails and Rigging:
Awlgripped Carbon Fiber mast and boom (mast height is 51' with 7'" below the cabin top), ICW compliant
Stainless steel rod standing rigging
Harken roller fuller for headsail
Double turning blocks aft and mounted on stainless steel bracket
Large genoa sheet block forward on genoa track
Updated running rigging
#54 Lewmar self-tailing primary winches
#22 Barrient secondary winches
Main sail - Looks in great shape and very serviceable (not sure of the year)
Genoa - Looks good and very serviceable (not sure of the year)
Westerbeke W-46 Diesel engine 46hp
Vacuflush Head (new)
Force 10 Cabin heater
Series, Model, Class:
40' 9" (12.42m)
11' 9" (3.58m)
Speed / Weight
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