Last week, The Hinckley Company unveiled a new performance brand and two new high-performance boats, the Sport Boat and Sport Boat Center Cabin.
“As we celebrate our 90th anniversary this year, we reflect on a heritage that has risen to the pinnacle of yachting refinement. With the introduction of the Hinckley Sport Boats today, we are bringing that refinement to performance boats”, said Pete Saladino, Chief Marketing Officer at Hinckley. “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 Sport Boats, according to Hinckley, are the world’s first carbon epoxy performance boats in production. Hinckley says the 40 ft. Sport Boat is purpose-built, designed from the outset for outboard propulsion.
With a modern hull design that is fresh off the drawing board of the legendary Ray Hunt Design office, the company says customers will appreciate the Sport Boat’s agile handling, high performance at sea and ease of use. Its speed, Hinckley says, is a byproduct of this design philosophy and fabrication technique. Because the Sport Boats are built of lightweight carbon fiber, speeds of 60mph+ can be efficiently reached without stacking outboard after outboard on the stern. Optional twin 627hp outboards from Seven Marine will allow the Sport Boat to reach 63mph.
“Two things have happened in the market recently”, said Scott Bryant, Vice President of Product Development & Engineering at Hinckley. “Our customers’ lives are becoming ever 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.”
Boats enrolled in our new Sport Boat Service Packages can qualify for Certified Pre-Owned status upon resale making the ownership experience even easier. The first Sport Boat will launch July 2018.