Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Design 2386 - Ocean Cruising 48

This design was commissioned by Hank Hinckley in 1979 for what appears to be a new yacht building company in Bar Harbor, Maine called Ocean Cruising Yachts. I do not believe the company got off the ground or beyond this stage of promotion. Her Hinckley roots are evident.

Here's the rest of the brochure. Please double click for zoom.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-7"
LWL 36'-0"
Beam 13'-9"
Draft 4'-10" (centerboard up) 9'-6" (centerboard down)
Displacement 29,375 lbs
Ballast 11,494 lbs
Sail Area 1,062 sq ft


  1. OC Yachts sold several models and they are nice boats. A broker friend had one in FLA for years and found it particularly suitable for taking across to the Bahamas for while each winter.!/WA/United-States

  2. Hank Hinckley did indeed build these, including a beautiful 41. He ran in to some family related issues in regards to proprietary rights to certain details, including sheer stripe and stem head castings and I think the boats and business were quickly discontinued. I remember having several of these boats hauled out at Oxford Boatyard while I worked there in the mid '80s (for Hank who was briefly a partner with that yard)and I believe they were sort of in legal limbo at that time. I still think it is a shame that they were not more widely produced as they are excellent cruising platforms - well designed, well built and fun to sail. I consider them an evolutionary step forward from the traditional Hinckley offerings of the time.

    Leo Newberg
    M-Yacht Services

  3. Thirty six foot LOA, and a LWL of thirty six feet as well? I don't think so.

  4. Thank you. LOA is 47'-7". Has now been corrected.

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