Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Design 1965 - Hinckley 38

The Hinckley 38 was developed in 1968. It is sometimes referred to as the Pilot 38, although not it's official name. It's a great boat. One can clearly see some trademark Hinckley features coming into their model lineup such as the identifiable side glass. The boat is built of fiberglass. I believe it is the first Hinckley to be built with separate rudder (and trim tab). Also note the auxiliary diesel completely below the cabin sole.

The production run was short, lasting from 1968-1970, with 28 boats built.

Here are the plans.

It's a nice shape. Here are the Lines.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 37'-6"
LWL 27'-6"
Beam 10'-6"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 13,920 lbs
Ballast 6,000 lbs
Sail Area 618 sq ft


  1. I understand that the Hinckley 38 hulls were molded by Hughes Boatworks.

  2. I saw one for sale in Port Townsend, it had a bulge in both sides of the bilge, ? to fit the diesel.
    Did Hinkley make these mods? I heard it caused some friction with S&S, is that correct?