Someone told me a long time ago that the formula for a long, happy life in boats is to buy the smallest boat that will comfortably get the job done, rather than the biggest boat you can afford. That could mean a 15-footer — or a 50-footer.
I recently got a glimpse of Hinckley’s latest project when I walked through a full-scale mock-up of the builder’s new Talaria 43, which will make its debut sometime next spring or summer.
The T43 express strikes a nice balance between open space in the saloon and cockpit for socializing and day cruising and generous accommodations below for overnight cruising. The proportions and distinctive “look” are what you’d expect from a builder that understands how to create beautiful boats.
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A 1981 Phi Beta Kappa journalism graduate, Bill has been writing about boats for more than two decades. His boating travels have taken him from the Persian Gulf to the Baltic Sea, and always back home to Little Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. As editor, Bill is responsible for planning and executing the publication's boating coverage each month, and his Under Way column starts each issue. Bill has been with Soundings for 20 years and in 1997 won the Moulton H. "Monk" Farnham Award for Excellence in Editorial Commentary.