Hinckley unveils outboard-powered boats

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The new outboard-powered Hinckley is 40 feet long and has an estimated top speed of more than 60 mph.

The new outboard-powered Hinckley is 40 feet long and has an estimated top speed of more than 60 mph.

The Hinckley Company has announced two new models, the Sport Boat and Sport Boat Center Cabin, both of which are powered by outboard motors. They are being branded under the new series dubbed Hinckley Sport Boats.

“As we celebrate our 90 anniversary this year, we reflect on a heritage that has risen to the pinnacle of yachting refinement,” said Pete Saladino, chief marketing officer at Hinckley, in a statement yesterday. “With the introduction of Hinckley Sport Boats today, we are bringing that refinement to performance boats. This is one of our most important product introductions in years. For nearly 25 years we have been vacuum-infusing resin into layers of carbon fiber and Kevlar spanning the full length of our yachts. We are now bringing our design refinement and unparalleled level of boatbuilding expertise to performance boats.”

The 40-foot boat developed for outboard power by the Ray Hunt Design office is built with carbon fiber to help keep weight down. Hinckley estimates top speed at more than 60 mph when the boat is equipped with optional twin 627-hp outboards from Seven Marine. The first Hinckley Sport Boat will launch this July.

“Two things have happened in the market recently,” said Scott Bryant, vice president of product development and engineering at Hinckley. “Our customers’ lives are becoming more time pressed and outboard powered boats have begun to reach performance thresholds that are beginning to change the way people use and experience their boats.”

Owners of Hinckleys can get their boats serviced at eight company-run facilities on the east coast of the United States and at affiliate partners on the west coast and in Europe. Boats enrolled in the new Hinckley Sport Boat Service Packages can qualify for Certified Pre-Owned status upon resale.