“HERA” is a very nice Hinckley SW42 with nice sails, Kevlar laminate in the hull for additional strength and has been well kept by her current owner who is reluctantly selling her due to his lack of time to enjoy her.
HERA sleeps seven and has the Sou'wester 42 "Dinette" layout with reverse-cycle air conditioning providing plenty of comfort when aboard. A new Main, a lightly used genoa and recently painted mast have her looking good under sail.
The Hull is a composite construction of Kevlar/E-glass inner and outer skins, with foam core that is SCRIMPed with a 100% vinylester Resin. The Deck is E-glass and balsa core, SCRIMPed with 100% vinylester resin.
Cockpit is T-shaped with locking sail and equipment locker to port and two stainless steel trimmed winch handle pockets lined with Dri-deck located in each coaming. Cockpit sole is inlaid teak. There is a line rack in the sail locker. There is an outboard motor mount in the locker as well as a separate mount on the outside. Lazarette hatch is flush. Pedestal mounted "destroyer wheel" steering with Hinckley folding helm step. A complete range of engine instruments are on the port side handy to the helmsman.
HERA sleeps seven in her gloss-cherry SW-42 "Dinette" layout with reverse-cycle air conditioning. The interior main salon is finished in high-gloss varnished cherry with a varnished teak and holly cabin sole. The white overhead has opening hatches in the forward cabin and main salon and there is dome lighting throughout. Seven fans and additional bulkhead lighting are located throughout providing plenty of extra light and ventilation.
Forward Stateroom has a V-berth forward with seat between, storage drawers below and full-length lockers above. A filler piece converts the v-berth to a full width berth. The cushions are finished with Navy Sunbrella fabric and there are two sets of custom fitted sheets for this area made by Hinckley with matching pillow cases. Additional storage is in a cedar-lined full-length hanging locker next aft to starboard. To port is a three-drawer bureau with a small shelf and locker above.
Large forward and aft opening white hatch with screen, two Hella fans and 12-volt lighting to provide plenty of light and excellent ventilation. There is a forward locker door that gives access to the partitioned forepeak chain locker.
A door separates this cabin from the rest of the accommodations and a separate door offers private access to the Head next aft. Forward cabin bulkheads are white with gloss varnished cherry trim to brighten up this area.
HEAD is forward port and finished in white with cherry trim, and it has an Antique White Formica counter top with stainless sink with faucet providing hot & cold pressure water and hand-held shower. An opening portlight and dorade and 12v fan provide ample ventilation and sconce lights on either rside of the cherry framed mirror provide good lighting. An overhead shower curtain keeps the counters dry during showers. A manual marine toilet discharges into a holding tank or overboard through a Y-valve. Hinckley stainless steel hand rail/towel rack, outboard lockers with shelves built-in and a 110-volt outlet are additional amenities in this area.
Next, the MAIN SALON has a U-shaped dining area to port and to starboard is a pullout transom berth with pilot berth outboard. The Main Salon cushions are covered with Navy Sunbrella fabric. A large, white, double-opening hatch with screen is located over the center of the cabin.
The "Dinette" offers comfortable seating for six around a cherry drop-leaf dining table with custom liquor stowage in the center. The port leaf of the table drops to convert into a full double berth. Storage is available in large custom lockers and a bookshelf outboard, and additional storage areas are behind the dinette seats. There is a 110-volt outlet in the forward dinette box.
Starboard, forward of the transom berth is a cedar-lined hanging locker and a three-drawer bureau with an additional locker outboard. There is a 12-volt TV on a custom pullout “lazy-susan” in the outboard locker. Two custom large storage drawers are below the pilot berth and can also hold charts, etc.
NAVIGATION STATION - Next aft to starboard and separated by a partial bulkhead with a custom inboard handhold, the Nav Station houses nav instruments, chart light, master electrical distribution panel, 110-volt outlet and a 12-volt cigarette type outlet. Storage for charts is located within the nav desk, large bin storage is located in the nav seat, and there are 3 drawers under the desk. The nav seat cushion is finished in Navy Sunbrella fabric.
Aft: Walk-in QUARTERBERTH area is aft of the nav station, separated by another partial bulkhead that has closed shelving above and hooks for foul weather gear, and a sole drain. Cushions are covered in Navy Sunbrella fabric. This area has an opening port with screen and curtain. It is finished with white bulkheads and gloss varnished cherry trim.
U-shaped GALLEY is opposite the nav area with an Antique White Formica countertop with backsplash:
There are storage lockers with louvered doors aft and outboard, and there is dry storage below the countertop.
Centerline Aft Companionway up to the cockpit has two additional teak handrails port and starboard of the companionway. There is a custom binocular/flashlight box mounted next to it.
Nav Electronics include:
Entertainment center features:
Hinckley built aluminum mast and boom with double spreaders of tapered aluminum painted to match deck (repainted 2012). Navtec rod standing rigging and running rigging of braided dacron.
WINCHES: (All Lewmar self-tailing)
A heavy duty, large capacity 12V/110V electrical system:
The engine is a Yanmar 4JH2E 88-hp freshwater cooled diesel with 2:1 reduction gear. Aquamet stainless steel shaft with spurs and a 3-blade Maxi propeller.
Equipment: Ground Tackle: