1976 Hinckley 43

  • 43 ft
  • Sloop
  • Deltaville, VA, US

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In Commission and Ready to go - Spring 2017

The Hinckley 43 was originally introduced as the Hinckley/Hood 43 in 1976. It featured the beamy keel/centerboard design from the Hood/Empacher team coupled with legendary Hinckley construction. These designs are noted for their excellent sailing characteristics while offering volume for cruising amenities. Many upgrades since purchase by the current owner in 2012 including:

  • New canvas
  • New interior soft goods
  • New Ullman main
  • New Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Plus ongoing upgrades to engine, mechanical and electrical systems as needed

The exquisite Hinckley interior and legendary robust construction combine to ensure ongoing value to the Hinckley sailboats of the period. Don't be afraid of the age of this vessel, she will turn heads for decades to come. Owned by a experienced sailer with a consistent maintenance and ongoing upgrade plan.


Basic Information

Deltaville, VA, US
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Dimensions & Weight

43 ft - 13.11 meter
12 ft 4 in - 3.76 meter
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Draft - max:
11 ft 6 in - 3.51 meter
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Bridge Clearance:
62 ft 3 in - 18.97 meter


Cruise Speed:
400 MI
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V Drive
Fuel Type:
44 (Individual), 44 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
60 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
100 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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General Description

The Hinckley 43 was designed as a fast cruising boat, building on the beamy keel/centerboard designs of the Hood office and their lead Naval Architect, Dieter Empacher. These designs proved that you could combine shoal draft, excellent sailing characteristics, and the volume needed for comfortable long range cruising. This broker knows of at least one circumnavigation.

Accommodations are adaptable for cruising with a private V-berth cabin forward and 4-6 single berths aft of the spar, the latter providing plenty of sea berths for offshore passages. Though built in 1976, you will note in the following that Incorrigible has benefited from a thorough, ongoing program of upgrading to keep her fresh and up-to-date. Construction and joinery is typical Hinckley and will provide safe and comfortable cruising and club racing for decades to come.

There is an accommodations plan in the photo gallery. All interior upholstery New 2014-2015


The Hinckley features a proper sea-going galley with the double sinks located on centerline, multiple refrigeration units, and Force 10 galley stove replacing the original Shipmate.

  • Twin SS sinks
  • Single lever mixing faucet
  • Separate fresh water foot pump for water conservation on passages
  • 4 burner Force 10 propane stove with oven Serviced 2014
  • 2 propane tanks in vented locker aft
  • Sea Frost engine driven refrigeration with holding plates and freezer compartment
  • Separate Isotherm 12v refrigerator New 2010
  • Multiple storage lockers 


  • Raymarine e7 multifunction display at helm New 2012
  • Scanstrut pedestal pod
  • Simrad chart plotter/radar at nav station New 2010
  • Edson radar pole New 2010
  • Robertson/Simrad AP11 autopilot, new motherboard and software upgrade 2015
  • Autopilot remote New 2012
  • Icom M-502 VHF New 2010
  • Icom SSB M710 with AT 130 tuner New 2010
  • Raymarine ST60 WS, WD, Depth in cockpit. Multi function repeater at nav station
  • 13" TV in salon


  • Electric Head and holding tank New 2010
  • Shower sump pump New 2010
  • Separate manual fresh water pump
  • H&C pressure water
  • Shower


  • Fiberglass decks with molded in non-skid
  • SS bow and stern pulpits
  • Uncoated 1x19 SS lifelines New 2012
  • Lifeline gates P&S
  • Salt and fresh water wash downs
  • Simpson Lawrence Electric Windlass 2003
  • Pedestal with SS wheel and Navigation pod. Sheaves & cables New 2012
  • 4 Dorade boxes
  • New Lewmar Ocean hatches New 2011
  • 2 #32 Barient ST genoa primary winches
  • 2 #28 Barient secondaries
  • 4 #22 Barient utility
  • 1 Lewmar ST mainsheet winch New 2010
  • Luke wire centerboard winch
  • LeBlanc Custom Canvas Stamoid Dodger New 2013
  • Wheel and binnacle cover New 2015
  • Custom cockpit cushions New 2014
  • 35# CQR anchor in bow roller with 66' chain plus 225' rode
  • 2 Danforth anchors on chocks on deck, 20# and 35#
  • Additional backup rodes
  • Bimini top for cockpit
  • Fender, docklines, CG required equipment

Sails and Rigging

  • Charleston Spar (Sparcraft) mast, boom, and standing rigging New 2008
  • Tides Marine low friction sail track New 2012
  • Forespar boom vang New 2012
  • Harken mainsail traveller blocks New 2011
  • Garhauer traveller turning blocks New 2014
  • Harken headsail roller furler New 2008
  • Ullman Dacron Main New 2015
  • Back Up Main
  • Ullman U-stack for main New 2014
  • 100% UK Laminate Jib
  • 145% UK genoa 1999
  • High cut Yankee jib
  • Storm jib
  • Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster New 2016
  • Main sheet and halyard 2008
  • Traveller control lines New 2015


  • MONEL fuel tank
  • Hot and cold pressure water in galley and head
  • Separate manual fresh water pumps in galley and head
  • Electric Head, hoses, holding tank New 2010, pump New 2015
  • 6 gallon electric and engine heated hot water tank
  • 16,000 BTU Cruisaire dockside AC
  • Dickinson propane cabin heater New 2012
  • Chimney, guard and weather cap New 2016
  • Westerbeke W46 44 hp 4 cylinder diesel service and upgrades 2012-2016: new Vetus water lift muffler and hoses, new starter, new starting battery, new exhaust elbow, exhaust manifold removed, inspected and reinstalled with new gaskets, new water injection exhaust elbow fabricated and installed, new thermostat, new raw water pump, heat exchanger removed and serviced, electric lift pump replaced.
  • Walker V-drive transmission Replaced 2010
  • Engine control cables Replaced 2011
  • Engine compartment insulation New 2012
  • A/C circulation pump New 2016


  • 12v DC and 120vAC systems
  • Circuit breaker panels at nav station
  • 2 30 Amp 120v shore power inlets fused to current ABYC standards
  • 2 30 Amp shore power cords New 2010

  • 4 AGM house batteries, 1 flooded engine start battery
  • LED interior dome lights (6) with dimmer New 2010
  • ProMariner 1000w Inverter Charger with remote at nav station New 2013
  • Automatic charging relay for battery banks New 2013
  • ProMariner galvanic isolator New 2016

Broker's Comments

There are few sailboats of any age that combine the features of the Hinckley 43. A full bodied cruiser with good performance and shoal draft, she combines great cruise-ability with excellent manners at sea. The exceptional build quality means that, with care and upgrading in systems and rigging, these yachts will provide many decades of use and pride of ownership. This example has had such care and attention. Why just own a boat when you can have a Hinckley?


Owner's personal items, tools, linens, cookware, paper charts excluded.

Inventory includes Hinckley coffee cups(6) & wine glasses (4), Whisker pole, 3 winch handles, spotlight, Westerbeke spares kit, filters, belts, Life Sling 2, Ring bouy, 3 offshore life vests, fenders, docklines, smart TV.

NPYS Disclaimer

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.


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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.