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Hinckley introduces limited edition daysailer

The Hinckley Company’s new 42-foot daysailer combines the traditional look of a century-old sailing vessel with modern construction.

The limited edition Hinckley DS42, designed by naval architect Bruce King, is being touted as the perfect solution for the sailor who wants to explore coastal waters on a daysail or spend a weekend aboard.

“With today’s fast-paced lifestyles, yachting is not always the extended pleasure cruising event it has been in the past,” says Alexander Spaulding, president of Hinckley Yachts.

The DS42’s carbon fiber spars are faux-painted with a wood-look finish. The cockpit accommodates 6 to 8 passengers and provides a comfortable helm for single-handed sailing.

The hull features Hinckley’s DualGuard composite construction, which bonds outer layers of Kevlar to an inner skin of carbon fiber using the patented SCRIMP vacuum infusion process. Both the deck and hull are backed by Hinckley’s limited lifetime warranty.

The DS42 has a hydraulically operated keel that draws 7 feet when down and 4 feet when retracted. The sloop uses high-tech 3DL molded North sails. Hull No. 1 is scheduled to launch in June. Price was unavailable.

The Hinckley Company, Southwest Harbor, Maine. Phone: (207) 244-5531.

— JoAnn W. Goddard