September 3, 2014

New Model: Hinckley T43

It is a totally new Hinckley, the T43 represents the way forward for the down East Rhode Island located highly estimated boat builder. The designers at Hinckley with the new T43 where thinking to increase space and designed a wider boat compared to the three inches longer T44, thanks to an extra foot of beam. She is a two cabin, one en-suite one guest shower head below traditional cruiser, with the focus being on the entertainment area of the main deck. The galley on the T43 is located on the forward port side of the main deck, adjacent to the helm station opposite. An important detail of the T43 will be the touch of a button disappearing enclosure which splits the outside from the inside when closed, and unites them when open. In the new T43 we see Hinckley continue its support to water jet propulsion, but also its recent added choice of Volvo IPS pods.  Engine is a standard 550hp Cummins with Hamilton water jet, and optional Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives. Speed estimates are for a max of 34 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.33 (43.9ft)
Beam - 4.41 m
Draft - 0.71 m (no drives)
Displacement - 12,700 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 1892 l
Water Capacity - 378 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7 550hp, Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Hamilton HJ364 waterjet, Volvo IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 34 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Construction - Hinckley dual guard, Scrimp Infusion composite moulding with Aramid fiber E-glass outer skin, Corecell foam core, carbon-fiber inner skin, Vinilester resin