1970 Hinckley Bermuda 40-2

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Yacht Overview

Make: Hinckley

Model: Bermuda 40-2

Year: 1970

Length: 40′

Located In: St Augustine, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8026737


With her classic long overhangs, perfectly pitched sheer line, wide side-decks, graceful cabin profile, and distinctive near-vertical transom, the Bermuda 40 has inspired severe lust in the heart of many a cruising sailor. Designed by Bill Tripp, Jr., it is without doubt one of the most attractive production sailboats ever conceived. The B-40, as it is often called, was the very first fiberglass boat ever created by the famous Hinckley Company of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and was also one of several CCA-era keel-centerboard yawls built on a production basis.
ConstructionThe Hull is solid fiberglass laminate. The Mark II models have solid glass decks. The strength of the deck joint is legendary. It consists of an inward flange half an inch thick and six inches wide that is both laminated and through-bolted. Hinckley crews reportedly spent two days on average making sure the fit between hull and deck was perfect before marrying the two parts together. All bulkheads are tabbed to both the deck and the hull.

All deck hardware is well bedded and mounted over generous backing plates, with stainless-steel machine screws tapped through the deck and into the plates to minimize the potential for leaks. The ballast is external lead, mounted on stainless-steel bolts at the front of the keel. The centerboard is cast bronze and is controlled by a very reliable worm gear with an override mechanism that permits the board to kick up in a grounding.

Full Specs

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LOA: 40.75
LWL: 28.83
Beam: 11.75 ft
Maximum Draft: 8.75 ft
Displacement: 20,000 lb
Ballast: 7,000 lb


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH5E
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 54|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 ( )
Fuel Tanks: 1 ( )


Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1

Hull bottom freshly painted in September 2020

The following equipment and upgrades were installed in 2020:
  • New sail covers
  • New dodger
  • New B&G chart plotter
  • New radar
  • New auto pilot
  • New propane tanks
  • New Genoa
  • New LED spreader lights
  • New LED masthead light
  • New main & mizzen halyards
  • New Icom Commandmic RAM VHF
  • New varnish

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