Hinckley Sou’wester 53 carbon epoxy sailing yacht, for familyEdward Green ▼ | May 28, 2020
The new Hinckley Sou’wester 53 carbon epoxy sailing yacht is the first to deliver modern, family sailing with a beautiful layout so you can enjoy it all together.
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The station is raised for full views over the pilothouse and a complete view of the sail plan. The ability to choose helm stations as the weather changes makes a world of difference. After nearly 25 years of building Picnic Boats and Talaria Motor Yachts designed to maximize entertainment space with utility, the Sou-wester 53 brings this focus to our timeless sailing yachts. The Sou’wester 53 underbody features a modern performance hull with the latest in keel stem and bulb shape.
Her draft of 8 feet 3 inches will provide for lively performance while enabling visits to harbors and coves where yachts of similar performance could not ordinarily venture. Hull construction combines an inner layer of carbon laid bow to stern with a companion outer layer of Kevlar for bulletproof puncture resistance. The cloth is laid up dry into the mold which allows fibers to be aligned to the computer-designed load paths. The structural grid is also dry laid up inside the hull mold and then everything is infused with epoxy at once to form a chemically bonded structure of incredible strength and durability.
The pilothouse offers standing headroom and sweeping 360-degree views. A plush settee to port, upholstered to the owner specifications, is the perfect spot for family and friends to gather, to read a good book, or to entertain guests. Our trademark teak and holly sole is tirelessly varnished and polished for durability and stunning appearance. To starboard inside the pilothouse is the galley. This modern design brings the galley up into the pilothouse and ensures it regains its rightful place as the gathering point of friendly conversation. ■