April 14, 2010

Project: Hinckley T44 Mk.II

Hinckley launched the original T44 Express in 2000 and it quickly became one of its most successful models, evolving over the years to include both Flybridge and Motoryacht versions. A decade later Hinckley introduce the T44 MK II. This new updated 44 bases itself on a hull featuring a shoal draft which has more then proven itself capable in handling rough offshore conditions. The T44 MK.II is a project of evolution which embraces the latest technological advances from new Cummins 550hp common rail fully electronic engines to a redesigned pilothouse which offers incredible sight lines and 360 degree visibility for both the helmsman and guests. Options include both one and two sleeping cabin layouts. Hinckley also offers unique open air features like fully powered sliding side windows and overhead hatches to bring in plenty of light and fresh air. Hinckley's legendary patented JetStick steering and control system is also incorporated in the T44 Mk.II. The Jetstick is fully integrated with a powerful hydraulic bow thruster that allows even an inexperienced helms person to move the vessel sideways. Jet propulsion give also the advantage of no underwater appendages such as props, pods, struts or rudders, which results in better security at night without the fear of fouling fishing gear or damage from submerged logs.