1973 Hinckley 35 Pilot

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Yacht Overview

Make: Hinckley

Model: 35 Pilot

Year: 1973

Length: 35′

Located In: Cornelius, NC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8586324


Liberty is a lovely 1973 Hinckley Pilot who has benefitted from two major refits in recent years. Both refits were performed at the Hinckley company one in 1999, and another in 2011. Shes obviously been well-loved throughout her life, as her owner has continuously invested to maintain and increase her like new condition. The Hinckley Pilot is a true sailing classic with an impressive pedigree. From Tribeca Sailing: Sparkman & Stephens unveiled the design for the first Pilot class in Yachtings October 1945 issue. Aage Neilson, a freelance designer working with S&S at the time, drew the first Pilot class lines. In 1955 Hinckley purchased the design and created what was known as the New Pilot and the ultimate in combining livability, seaworthiness and speed. Constructed in wood, eight boats following these lines came off the production line, only one a yawl. Hinckley wanted to build the boat for the out-and-out cruising man and long distant racer. In later years, around 1962, the dimensions were increased to 359″; DWL 250″; Beam 96″ Draft 50″ SA 554 sq. ft. and Displacement 13,000 lbs. The boats were now constructed in fiberglass and it was this design that became known as the Hinckley Pilot 35 built exclusively by Henry R. Hinckley & Co. Of the 117 fiberglass Pilots built, 25 were yawls. Construction was top grade and included hand-crafted furniture quality interiors made from Philippine mahogany with bronze fasteners. Liberty was repowered in 1999 with a new 40hp Yanmar and currently sits with less than 700 hours on the clock. Her hull was recently stripped, faired and repainted by Hinckley and she comes with a full array of Raymarine electronics and Autohelm autopilot. Shes been remasted with a custom in leisure furl boom for the main sail and spinnaker. Shes recently had a plethora of maintenance including but not limited to bright work refurbished by Hinckley Boat works, full engine fluids and filters and canvas work. Shes in truly pristine, turn-key condition and ready to sail. 

Deck Features and Equipment:
• Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
• Double Lifelines and double gate
• Teak rigging rollers
• Boarding Ladder
• Docking lines
• Fenders
• White HRH horseshoe Lifering
• Fire extinguishers (3)
• Screens

Ground Tackle:
• HRH Bow Chock Roller with 35# Stainless Plow Anchor (new 2017)
• 3/8” HT chain + 180’ x 5/8” nylon rode

• Dodger
• New Cockpit Awning attached to Dodger (2017)                                       
Cockpit cushions

• Teak cockpit grate
• Watertight 12-volt outlet

Edson pedestal steering with stainless steel “destroyer type” wheel.
• Engine controls
• Autohelm autopilot
• Pedestal mounted fold-down varnished teak cockpit table

Navigation Electronics and Equipment:
• Autohelm Autopilot
• Raymarine Radar on mast.
• Raymarine C120 Chartplotter with Radar overlay
• Icom M-80 VHF
• Autohelm ST-60 Instruments – Multi-system at Nav Station
• Cockpit: ST-60 Wind, Depth, and Speed
• A computer can be connected through a serial PC connection over the nav table.
• Flat-screen TV – behind custom cover

Mahogany interior painted in Herreshoff style
Forepeak houses a chain locker and is accessed from a door in the forward cabin.
• V-berths with insert and cushion to form a double berth (new Tempurpedic
• Seat between
• Shelves outboard over the berths
• Companionway screen stowage overhead.
• Overhead opening hatch with screen offers extra light and ventilation
• Portlights are forward, port and starboard
• Curtains.
HEAD (Next aft to port)
The Head has an upgraded White formica countertop and new shower sole.
Also includes:
• Upgraded stainless steel sink with new faucet and fixtures
• “Telephone style” hand-held shower
• Hot & cold pressure water
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• Mirror
• Storage lockers
• New Tecma electric toilet (2016) with approx 16-gallon Hinckley built custom
holding tank (1999 including measure sensor and electric pump).

Main salon features port and starboard pilot berths and pull-out transom berths with new
cushions and Blue covers. There is storage under and behind the berths.
• Bulkhead mounted varnished mahogany dining table seats six.
• Varnished mahogany bookshelf mounted on the forward port bulkhead
• Curtains
• Opening hatch overhead with screen offers extra light and ventilation
• Shipmate coal/wood stove is mounted on the forward bulkhead.

U-shaped Galley had a new (1999) White countertop. There is dish, glass, and utensil storage
and ample locker space. The cabin sole includes a dust pan with grate.
• Port is a 1999 Force 10 propane gas stove with a thermostatically controlled oven
and broiler.
• Aft is a stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water.
• Starboard is a new DC/Shore power and engine driven refrigeration system that is top
accessed through the countertop.
NAV AREA (Galley Starboard)
The refrigeration countertop can be used as a chart table and the electronic equipment is stored
• A chart locker is mounted under the deck
• Chart “gooseneck type” light is mounted in this area.
• Combination white and red dome light is mounted in the galley area.

Aluminum spars with stainless steel rigging and wooden spreaders. Mast painted 2011.
• New Forespar Leisure Furl boom
• Hood roller furling
• Insulated backstay
• Harken traveler
• New Forespar boom vang
• New North Gennaker set

• (2) Lewmar #40 STC (Jib sheets) (1999) with two chrome winch handles
• Lewmar #30 STC Jib halyard (1999)
• Additional Barient halyard winches.
• New electric winch (2011) for main halyard

• North Main
• North #135 Genoa
• North Gennaker (looks brand new)
The main sheet runs down from the end of the boom to the traveler. The main sheet can also
be run across the boom and down to the starboard cabin top.
12-volt DC system/110-volt AC electrical systems:
• (2) 12-volt storage batteries (new 2017)
• 80-amp engine alternator charges batteries
• Regulator with a Guest switch.
• Newmar 110-volt/220-volt RM-20 Inverter
• Electrical distribution panel
LIBERTY has a transformer for American or European electrical current.
All standing rigging and electronics are grounded to the keel by means of heavy copper

1999 Yanmar 3JH3E 3-cylinder diesel 40-hp fresh water-cooled engine with new stainless steel
shaft and 3-bladed fixed propeller.
• The engine has been insulated as much as possible.
• Electric bilge and sump pumps.
• Updated water heater
• Updated pumps including bilge and water pump with pressure tank.
• Updated holding tank has measure sensor and electric pump.

• New outside hatch covers (2018)
• New Seafrost DC/shore power refrigerator (in addition to the engine driven) (2018)
• New hidden Domestic reverse cycle AC and heat (compressor under forward
starboard v-berth so it doesn’t take up a lot of room (2017)
• All new Tempurpedic mattresses (2017)
• New cockpit awning (2017)
• Interior hardware replaced or rechromed (2017)
• Interior repainted and revarnished (2017)
• New Weems and Plath clock (2017)
• All new LED lights (2017)
• New Icom VHF (2017)
• New hidden USB plugs in cockpit and forward berth (2017)
• New house batteries (2017)
• New stainless anchor (2017)
• New Tecma toilet (2016)

Improvements from previous years:
• 1999 Yanmar 3JH3E engine was installed with new engine beds, deluxe “C” engine
panel, new shaft and propeller.
• New Forespar Leisure Furl Boom and Forespar boom vang
• Awlgrip topsides, deck paint

• Bottom anti-fouling painted after complete stripping
• Interior completely cleaned and painted in Herreshoff style.
• Updated galley formica, sink, faucets, stove and valve, engine driven refrigeration
• Updated head sole, sink, faucet, holding tank w/sensor & pump, shower handle,
toilet paper holder
• New interior cushions and covers
• New cockpit cushions
• New propane system with two #10 tanks, regulator, pressure gauge and solenoid
• New pumps including bilge and water pump with pressure tank
• New water heater
• New Inverter and electrical panel
• New larger batteries
• New Harken traveler, a boom vang, main sheet and docking lines
• All exterior fitting cleaned and chromed when necessary
• Lewmar self-tailing primary winches. All the others thoroughly serviced
• Furling Jib thoroughly serviced
• Cockpit table
• Companionway hatch tank
• Propane locker
• Hawse pipe rechromed
• 4” chrome cowl vents
• Rebed/replace seacocks as necessary
• Repack rudder shaft stuffing box
• New flat-screen TV added in 2004 (Hidden behind custom cover)

Full Specs


LOA: 35
Beam: 9.42 ft
Displacement: 13,500 lb
Ballast: 4,200 lb


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH3E
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 40|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (80 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (35 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (16 Gallon)


Number of heads: 1

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