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1971 Hinckley Bermuda 40 Mark II

  • 40 ft
  • Yawl
  • St Michaels, MD, US

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Beautifully maintained and in Sail Away Condition With Air Conditioning

Tusitala is a well loved and maintained B-40 that is in very good condition and unfortunately the time has come for her to find a new owner. If you love Bermuda 40's, this is the boat for you. She is currently in the water in St. Michaels and available for you to come and see. The owners never stopped caring for her and continue to keep her in first class condition.

Priced to sell, now is a good time to have a look. Call today 


Basic Information

Bermuda 40 Mark II
St Michaels, MD, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Bill Tripp
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Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
11 ft 9 in - 3.58 meter
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Draft - max:
8 ft 9 in - 2.67 meter
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Direct Drive
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
15 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
110 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information


Builder: Hinckley Yachts   Designer: Bill Tripp Jr.


LOA: 40’9” LWL: 27’ 10” Beam: 11’ 9”


19,500 lbs. Draft: 4’ 3”/ 8’7” Ballast: 5,500 lbs.


1993 Universal 40 FWC Hours: 3,468

Cruising speed: 6.0


Diesel: 48   Fresh Water: 110


Sleeps 6 in classic-style interior that is finished in satin varnished mahogany with gloss varnished teak and holly sole.


Additional Information

Amenities include:

  • “MarineAir” central air conditioning

  • Force 10 propane heater, bullhead mounded

  • Pyle AM/FM stereo with SD card and smart device port with four Bose speakers mounted in the main cabin

  • Companionway and overhead hatches in main cabin and V berth, with screens.

  • V-berth had custom insert to convert to double bed

  • V-berth has seat between

  • Breeze Booster Wind scoop

  • Bookshelves over V-berths

  • Bureau

  • Hanging Locker

  • Forward door access to chain locker, windlass and 4-D house battery

  • Another door separates this cabin from the rest of accommodations.

  • 2 LED reading lights

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  • Vanity with beige Formica countertop. Stainless sink with h/c water pressure water.

  • Medicine cabinet

  • “Skipper” head with Lectra-San.

  • 6 Personal toiletries drawers

  • Lockers

  • LED lights and fan


    Main Salon:


  • Port and Starboard are pull-out settee berths with pilot berths outboard.

  • Cushion covered in custom beige Scot-guarded fabric

  • Storage drawers under settee and pilot berths

  • All berths, fore and amidships are equipped with fold-up leeboards

  • Four LED reading lights

  • Liquor/wine cabinet

  • Brass oil lamp

  • Ships Clock and Barometer



  • Stainless double sinks with pressure h/c water. Manual hand pump

  • Gimballed three-burner “Shipmate” propane stove with oven

  • Propane detector/safety switch

  • Frigoboat 12-volt refrigeration with added insulation to stainless-steel box.

  • Marine dishes (six place settings)

  • Custom Hinckley dust pan in floor.

  • Nav Station/refrigeration top with chart storage above.

  • LED teak-trimmed light fixtures above nav station and stove

  • Mounted teak glass racks

  • Garmin 182 GPS with color chart, visible in cockpit through plexiglass port

  • 4-D House Battery

  • Electrical panels

  • Starter Battery Switch, House Battery Switch

  • Storage pantry cabinets port, starboard and aft, with custom silverware drawers and plate storage

  • Folding dinette table/centerboard trunk.

  • Mounted Standard Horizon VHF radio and hand-held VHF radio

  • Datamarine AWI and Knotmeter

  • Hummingbird Depth Sounder



  • Teak cockpit combings with built-in winch-handle boxes

  • Teak cockpit grate with teak helmsman’s steep behind wheel

  • Edson binnacle with teak steering wheel and engine controls

  • Binnacle-mounted compass

  • Binnacle-mounted drink holder

  • Custom Hinckley teak folding cockpit table mounted on binnacle.

  • Helmsman’s seat

  • Sunbrella dodger with zip-in extension canopy

  • Full cockpit awning

  • Custom, closed-cell foam covered cockpit cushions

  • Watertight locking opening seats over sail locker storage

  • Mainsail, mizzen and headsail all controlled from helm

  • Lifesling Overboard Rescue system, mounted

  • Emergency tiller access port in sole aft of binnacle

  • Emergency tiller

  • Lazarette storage

  • Propane storage compartment with two tanks/ safety flasher and flares

  • Custom Hinckley wooden folding boarding ladder

  • Stainless steel boarding ladder



  • Solid Fiberglass

  • Flag Blue Awlgrip hull with Gold cove stripe and white bootstripe

  • Red Pacific bottom paint – 10 epoxy barrier coats applied in 1998

  • Solid Fiberglass hull reinforced with additional laminations in all stress areas. Deck is set in 6” flange mount onto the hull, fiber glassed and bolted to form permanent hull/deck joint.

  • External lead keel is fastened with stainless steel bolts, and bronze centerboard is operated with a hand-cranked worm gear.

  • Teak and stainless steel rub rail

  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits. Stainless steel stanchions with lifelines

  • Two Dorade vents

  • Ground Tackle

  • Lofrans 1000 Low Profile Windlass with Up-only foot switch

  • Stainless steel bow rollers with 45 lb. CQR with 50 ft. chain and 200 feet rode

  • Danforth 20 lb. hi-tensile anchor mounted on cabin top, rode in starboard sail locker

  • Pressure deck wash-down pump with Fawcett port midships

  • Luke type 70 lb. storm anchor with chain and rode (not on boat)



  • Binnacle cover

  • Bosun’s chair

  • 6 Ash rollers

  • Two fire extinguishers

  • Six life jackets

  • 11-volt vacuum cleaner

  • Force 10 charcoal grill with stern rail mount

  • Zodias dinghy, roll-up with hard bottom

  • Motor mount on port stern rail

  • Sails and rigging

  • All standing rigging replaced new 2006

  • Shaefer roller furling

  • Adjustable whisker pole

  • Lazy Jacks

  • Winches

  • 2 Lewmar, 2-speed, self-tailing primary winches in cockpit

  • 2 Barient two speed spinnaker winches.

  • Traveler



  • 140 % Genoa with foam luff for reefing (St. Michaels Sails, 2014)

  • North Main and Mizzen (North 1998)

  • 105 % Jib (North 1998)

  • Cruising spinnaker with Chute Scoop and rigging

  • Mizzen staysail (not rigged on mizzen mast)



  • 12-volt DC System

  • 2 – 4-D batteries (one in forepeak and one behind refrigerator)

  • 1 Starting battery in starboard sail locker

  • Hi-Output (100 amp) Alternator

  • 110 volt AC

  • Charles Battery Charger

  • Galvanic isolator

  • 20 foot, 30 amp cord

  • 50 foot, 30 amp cord

  • 20 foot water hose

  • 50 foot water hose


  • 1993 Universal 40 FWC diesel engine (3,468 hrs. Professionally maintained.)

  • 3-bladed feathering Max-Prop

  • Hurth 2:1 reduction gear transmission (refurbished 2015)

  • Fresh-water cooling system

  • Raycor 500 fuel filter with shut off and vacuum gauge

  • Engine room sound insulation


Extra propeller zincs, Max-Prop grease kit, Cetol, spare parts, lightbulbs and assorted boat gear.



Quote from web site named "Wave Train" Sept. 24, 2010


With its classic long overhangs, perfectly pitched sheer line, wide side-decks, graceful cabin profile, and distinctive near-vertical transom, the Bermuda 40 has inspired severe lust in the heart of many a cruising sailor. Designed by Bill Tripp, Jr., it is without doubt one of the most attractive production sailboats ever conceived. The B-40, as it is often called, was the very first fiberglass boat ever created by the famous Hinckley Company of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and was also one of several CCA-era keel-centerboard yawls built on a production basis after the great success of Carleton Mitchell’s famous yawl Finisterre.
Unlike its contemporaries, the B-40 endured for a very long time, surviving both the advent and demise of the IOR regime that supplanted the CCA rule in the early 1970s. The first of these gorgeously proportioned hulls slipped down the ways in 1959. The very last hull, number 203, was launched over three decades later in 1991. So far this is the longest production run enjoyed by any fiberglass auxiliary sailboat anywhere in the world.
Three distinct models of the boat were produced over the years. The original iteration, known as the Bermuda 40 Custom, was replaced around 1968 by the Mark II model, which boasted a bit more sail area and a re-shaped foil centerboard. The longest lived model, the Mark III, introduced in 1972 in response to the new IOR rule, incorporated more significant changes. Even more sail area was added, as the mast was stretched four feet up and moved aft two feet to create a more modern high-aspect mainsail and a larger foretriangle for headsails. More ballast was also added and a sloop rig was offered as an option. (To read more search for Wave Train and Hinckley Bermuda 40)

Jack Hornor Revised by BoatUS editors in October 2012

I'm going to be very up front with my prejudice here and tell you that, personally, I don't recall a time when my sense of style, balance and proper proportion of sailing yachts has not been influenced by the design work of the late Bill Tripp. The Bermuda 40 is a quintessential example of Tripp's art and masterful eye for near-perfect balance. I think it can be safely said that this boat has stood the test of time, and, although the design is now 40 years old, many people, myself among them, still consider the Bermuda 40 one of the most beautiful yachts afloat. It's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I have yet to meet anyone who would deny the classic style and elegance of the Bermuda 40. The Bermuda 40 was designed in 1958 as a refinement of Tripp's earlier Block Island 40 design. The sheer of the B-40 is slightly flatter, the transom more vertical and broader, and the bow is slightly less spoon-shaped. Although the differences in the two designs are subtle, to my eye, the B-40 has a better balance and a less dated look than the Block Island 40. Henry R. Hinckley & Co. began production of the Bermuda 40 in 1959. Although Hinckley had experimented some with fiberglass boats prior to 1959, the B-40 was to become the bellwether for future production and established Hinckley as the premier North American builder of exceptional quality fiberglass sailing yachts. 

Check out the full Jack Horner report on Boat US website

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