Essex Boat Works
9 Ferry Street
Essex, Connecticut, US, 06426
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1985 Hinckley Bermuda 40 MKIII

location icon Essex, Connecticut
Year 1985
Length 40 ft
$20,000. Price Reduction July 2021, Now Asking $169,000.
The sailing vessel "TEASER" hull #191 of 203 built is a rare, original owner Hinckley Bermuda 40 MKIII, perhaps the most iconic production fiberglass sloop ever built. Designed by the late Bill Tripp, the B40 is the epitome of classic style and elegance. "TEASER" spent much of her life within a short reach of the shed in which the skilled Hinckley craftsmen created her. This pampered life and conscientious care by by her knowledgeable owner make "TEASER" a most desirable prize. Working closely with the design and construction crew at Hinckley's Southwest Harbor yard, the yacht was conceived and constructed with much thoughtful input and attention to detail. She has been maintained by Hinckley and several other leading yards in New England undergoing annual routine maintenance, periodic updates and improvements. She was re-powered in 2013 and lightly sailed in southern New England in recent years. The multi Hinckley ownership family is looking to downsize the fleet thus time to introduce "TEASER" to her new home. Please review the listing and don't hesitate to plan your visit to inspect "TEASER" at your earliest opportunity.
Notable Features:


Year Built 1985
Category Sail
Length Overall 40'9 ft
Beam 11'9 ft
Max Draft 8'9 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID HRH40191C585
Keel Other
Min Draft 4'3 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 48 hp
Cruising Speed 6 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 48 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 110 gal
Ballast 7,000 lb
Displacement 20,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: 55-D4
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 48hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2013
Engine Hours: 671
"TEASER" has the more desirable port U-settee arrangement which enhances the dining and entertaining experience significantly vs. the straight settees. She sleeps two on the vee-berth w/ filler in the forward cabin and can accommodate up to four on the salon settees and pilot berth. The port U-shaped dinette with large drop leaf table can dine the entire crew and converts to a double berth. To starboard is a straight  settee with pilot berth outboard.  Aft is the galley spanning the companionway to port and starboard. The starboard refrigerator counter doubles as the nav station. 
  • Mahogany rubbed effect interior with varnished hi-gloss Teak and Holly sole
  • Teak grating at base of companionway with lift-out dust pan beneath
  • Excellent storage drawers of different sizes and drop panels to access lockers
  • Lockers have louvered doors or ventilation slots
  • Curtains over cabin ports (2015)
  • Liquor locker w/ lock
The Main Salon is open and airy including ports with curtains and an opening hatch with screen.
  • Port U-shaped Settee seats six
  • Centerline Custom flip out-leaf Mahogany dining table has access to the centerboard electric lift mechanism via the lift-out panel
  • Settees have 3-drawers under each and 3-drop panels accessing storage behind the backrest
  • Starboard settee with pilot berth (with lee cloth) outboard of settee
  • Bookshelves over each settee
  • Reading lights
The forward cabin is separated from the main salon by a bulkhead door. Forward are vented doors to the fore peak chain locker.
  • Large V-berth forward with 6 inch mattress, seat between
  • Cushions are covered in Green Ultrasuede
  • There is drop front and drawer storage under the berths
  • Bookshelf outboard over berth - port and starboard
  • Large hanging locker to starboard
  • 4-drawer Bureau with shelf to port with additional storage access behind drawers
  • Chrome reading lights
  • Opening hatch with screen
The head compartment lies to port between the salon and forward cabin.
  • White laminate bulkheads
  • White Formica vanity with Stainless Steel sink
  • Hot and cold pressure water w/ hand shower
  • Wilcox Skipper II marine toilet (reconditioned 2016)
  • Lectrasan treatment system (2010)
  • Storage under the vanity
  • Clothes hamper
  • Medicine cabinet
The galley is aft of the salon spanning the companionway to port and starboard. The galley offers plenty of counter work space with White Formica counter tops and Teak trim. A classic built-in stowage area outboard to starboard accommodates various vintage cookware and dishes much of which will convey.

Galley Port
  • Shipmate stainless steel 3-burner stove with oven has counter cover that slides behind stove  
  • Xintex S-2A gas sensor fuel shut-off system for safety
  • Stainless steel large sink with fixtures, hand pump, and separate pull-out sprayer.
  • Pantry storage (with removable bottom panel for full access to boat systems)
  • Cabinet storage and plenty of counter space Starboard:
Galley Starboard
  • Refrigerator countertop doubles as Nav table
  • Extra Large two-shelf stainless-lined ice box with teak grate and counter top access
  • Seafrost 12V refrigeration (2018)
  • Complete built in dish and glass storage rack outboard
  • Vintage dishes, tumblers, mugs in built in storage racks
  • Easy access drop down chart locker is above dish storage.
  • VHF and Electrical panels and components are flush mounted outboard and aft
  • Teak binocular box is located just to starboard of the companionway
The Bermuda 40 is known for a spacious comfortable cockpit with high Teak coamings for comfortable seating. Grinding on the primary and secondary winches is a breeze. The binnacle supports a binocular/drink holder and beautiful folding leaf Teak varnished table for entertaining.
  • Dodger - with grab rail on aft bow, recent Elk hide
  • Closed-cell cockpit cushions (4)
  • Teak grate on cockpit sole
  • Courtesy light in cockpit
  • Wheel steering, binnacle mounted compass, GPS/Radar
  • Canvas Covers for helm and folding table
  • Varnished Teak high coamings offers comfortable seating
  • Spacious cockpit has a bridge deck and two large seat lockers. The seat locker hatches are fiberglass with rubber gaskets with drains and locks
  • A complete engine instrument panel is recessed into the forward end of the well
  • A recessed switch panel is located by the helmsman's station
  • The screened scuppers are located at the forward end of the cockpit well
  • Seat scuppers eliminate trapped water while heeling
  • Cockpit coaming storage winch pockets with rubber grates
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Raymarine E80 Color Plotter and Radar, Dome antenna mast mounted
  • Icom IC-M602 VHF in Cabin w/ remote Commandmic II in Cockpit
  • Raymarine Autopilot (older)
  • Bulkhead mounted instruments
  • Datamarine CDX Course Distance Indicator (Inoperative)
  • Datamarine S200DL Depth
  • Datamarine S100KL Speed / Distance
  • Datamarine Apparent Wind Speed / Direction
  • AIS System
Sloop rigged single spreader keel stepped mast and boom with 1" X 19" stainless steel wire rigging.
  • Hood Stowaway electric in mast furler
  • Main traveler cam cleats and lines
  • Standing rigging 1X19 wire (2010)
  • Barient #28 ST 2 speed primaries (2)
  • Barient #23 ST 2 speed secondaries (2)
  • Barient #23 ST main sheet winch on cabin house
  • Barient #24 ST halyard winch on mast 
  • Barient #24 halyard winches on mast (2)
  • Traveler w/main sheet aft of cokpit
  • Turning Blocks dual lead
  • Lead tracks on Toe Rail and inboard deck
  • Halyards, Main, Genoa, Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker gear w/ deck mounted pole
  • Schaefer headsail roller furler
  • North  mainsail (2005)
  • North Genoa 130% RF (2005)
  • North Genoa 135% RF original
  • North Gennaker (1999)
  • 12-Volt DC electrical system
  • Separate 12-volt systems for engine starting and accessories with dual alternators
  • Hi-output alternator (2019)
  • Xantrex Pro XM1800 Inverter
  • Batteries House Rolls 6V (2) (2016)
  • Battery Starting AGM Grp 31 (1019)
  • Battery parallel switch for emergency engine start
  • Battery switches for starting, ship system, windlass, Inverter
  • 12-volt Furling Main
  • 12-volt Centerboard
  • 12-volt breaker panel with breakers and DC volt and DC amp gauges.
  • 12-volt outlet added 2002
  • 110-volt AC electrical system
  • 110-volt breaker panel with breakers and led polarity light 
  • Air Conditioning / Heat Crusair
  • Shore power outlet in cockpit
  • 50 ft shore power cord
  • Hot water heater
  • Spreader Lights LED (2014)
  • 2013 Westerbeke 55-D4 Natural Aspirated low-RPM diesel (2013)
  • ZF-250 Marine Gear (2013)
  • Aquatint propeller shaft (2013)
  • Maxprop 3 blade Bronze feathering propeller (2013)
  • Tides dripless shaft seal (2013)
  • Exhaust system w/ waterlift muffler (2013)
  • Intake Seacock 1" & Strainer Bronze (2013)
  • Hi-output alternator (2013)
  • Engine room insulation (2014)
  • Engine temperature alarm Raw water sea strainer
  • Emergency engine stop
  • CO2 manual fire extinguisher
  • Manual and automatic bilge pumps
  • 10-gallon whale gusher bilge pump in cockpit

At the time of construction and as is the case today, Hinckley is a leader in fiberglass and composite construction. The B40's were laminated in Soutewest Harbor with a solid fiberglass hull reinforced with additional laminations in high stress areas. The deck and superstructure are cored for added stiffness and weight reduction. The deck is set on a robust 6" inward flange which is molded into the hull, glassed and thru-bolted to form a strong permanent hull to deck joint. Nonskid pattern is molded into the deck.

Topsides are AwlGrip "Jade Mist Green" renewed by Hinckley Southwest Harbor (2008)
  • External lead keel is fastened with stainless steel bolts, and the bronze centerboard is operated by an electric worm gear mechanism
  • Custom stainless steel Hinckley stem head with anchor roller
  • Custom Hinckley stanchions with double lifelines & double gates
  • Double Teak varnished aft deck storage boxes, one houses 2 propane tanks
  • Large Teak varnished lazarette storage box aft of double boxes
  • Seat Lockers port & starboard
  • Storage for screened hatch slides
  • Double dorade boxes forward with storage compartment in the middle.
  • Chrome dorades (2)
  • Large bow and stern cleats (4)
  • Custom stern pulpit
  • Stainless steel springline chocks amidship
  • Windlass, Ideal Capstain/Wildcat combo w/ 35# Suncor SS polished anchor & rode
  • Avon 6 man liferaft hard valise mounted on coach roof
  • Spare Danforth anchor w/ Teak chocks mounted on coach roof
  • Life Ring (2) w/ pulpit mounts
  • Life Sling
  • Propane Tanks Aluminum (2)
  • Winch Handles (3)
  • Elk Wrap wheel
  • Elk Wrap Dodger grab rail
  • Teak outboard mount stern pulpit
  • Teak ensign staff

The following items are excluded from the offering, owners personal belongings, tools, loose galley items unless otherwise stated in the listing, loose decor items. Items seen aboard or in photos not specifically noted in this listing should be considered excluded. 
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.