The launch of the Hinckley Talaria 43 marks the Maine builder’s third boat in four years. The T43 sports a new feature designed to link the cockpit to the rest of the boat. The pilothouse’s aft glass enclosure has a door and windows that retract with the touch of a button, creating an open express-style saloon.
“Other boat companies have offered retracting windows, but Hinckley is the first to make the door retract fully, as well,” says company president and CEO Jim McManus.
The T43 has the same oversized, powered side windows found on the T34, the redesigned Picnic Boat and the T48. Michael Peters Yacht Design in Sarasota, Fla., designed these new hulls, referred to as Hinckley’s “next generation” of express yachts.
Hinckley brings a wide-open feeling to the T43, with its combined cockpit, saloon and raised bridge deck areas. Two L-shaped settees with integral storage fill the majority of the cockpit. A pull-out shower can be found near the starboard transom door. A sink and refrigerator forward of the starboard settee round out the cockpit components.
The saloon includes identical inboard-facing bench seats and a varnished teak table. A port-side galley sits across from the starboard-side helm, which has two Stidd seats. Teak and tulipwood in gloss varnish cover the pilothouse and cabin soles.
The cabin arrangement starts with a master stateroom forward with a queen berth. A second stateroom with twin berths is on the starboard side at the bottom of the companionway steps. A head with a separate shower stall is to port.
Hinckley uses SCRIMP technology to build the carbon E-glass composite hull with vinylester resin. Standard power is twin 550-hp Cummins diesels coupled to Hamilton jetdrives. Twin Volvo Penta IPS600 diesel pods (435 hp) also are available. “We’re confident that the [IPS] system will pair well with the boat,” McManus says. Late last year, the company said it would offer IPS power as an option for Talaria and Picnic Boat models.
The T43 should reach a top speed of 35 knots and cruise at about 30 knots with either engine package, each of which has its own joystick helm control. Hinckley’s JetStick II works with a bow thruster. Standard equipment includes an Onan 13.5-kW generator, cabin and pilothouse A/C, a windlass and trim tabs.
The company says the first six T43s have been sold and will be delivered to owners in the Chesapeake, Southern California, New England and Florida.
LOA: 43 feet, 9 inches
BEAM: 14 feet, 6 inches
HULL DISPLACEMENT: 28,000 pounds
HULL DRAFT: 2 feet, 4 inches
HULL TYPE: modified-vee
POWER: twin Cummins QSB 6.7-liter 550-hp diesels, Hamilton 322 jetdrives
ESTIMATED SPEED: 35 knots top, 30 knots cruise
TANKAGE: 500 gallons fuel, 100 gallons water, 42 gallons waste
PRICE: $1.525 million
CONTACT: The Hinckley Co., Southwest Harbor, Maine, (207) 244-5531.
March 2014 issue