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1970 Hinckley 40' Rhodora

$ 94,990

Rhodora is a 1970 Hinckley 40' Bermuda 40 Yawl listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Samantha Gauld. Samantha can be reached at 1-978-590-2806 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Hinckley Yachts and similar boats. With over 200 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

1970 Hinckley Bermuda 40 Yawl

Reasonable Offers Encouraged!!

Introducing the iconic made in Maine Hinckley Bermuda 40 Centerboard Yawl "Rhodora". She is a gorgeous example of this world renowned Bill Tripp timeless design with an overhauled Westerbeke diesel engine, custom upgrades and Herreshoff interior. This classic Hinckley sailing yacht features gleaming Mahogany and Teak and Holly brightwork along with custom shelving and retractable navigation station. She is a must see pedigree yacht that has circumnavigated the world proving herself an epic two person blue water cruiser. You cannot guess her age from looking at her; B40s are forever! "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 50 years old, many people, myself among them, still consider the Bermuda 40 one of the most beautiful yachts afloat." Jack Horner for Boat U.S. Boat Review. "Rhodora" is a value added offering due to her owner retiring from sailing after 40 years of attentive ownership, ten living aboard. Come see this sailing yacht, you will feel as if in another world on a Hinckley!

"Rhodora" is currently decommissioned for winter storage; please contact broker for more photos of her on the water fully commissioned with rigging and sails.


  • Price USD:$ 94,990
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Bermuda 40 Yawl

  • Year:


  • Location:

    South Berwick, Maine, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 40 ft 9 in
  • Display Length: 40 ft
  • Beam: 11' 9"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 120 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 48 gals
  • Engine Details: Westerbeke 4-107
  • Engine 1: 1999 37.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Aft of the chain locker in the forepeak is a large V-Berth with five drawers below (2 per side and 1 on center). To port is a chest of 5 drawers and to starboard are 2 hanging lockers. There are 3 fixed ports (2 per side and 1 forward) with an overhead hatch on center. There is a privacy door with the keel stepped mast behind. Continuing aft are hanging lockers to starboard. The head is to port with a manual Wilcox Crittenden Skipper marine toilet and vanity with sink. There is a hand held shower into a floor grate with an electric sump pump. There is a mirrored medicine cabinet, a cabinet with 6 drawers, and an opening screened port. The salon has a pilot berth and lower settee berth to port and a settee to starboard with 3 drawers below. The lower berths, which slide out, also have 3 drawers below. On center is a drop leaf dinette table with center board control access and an overhead opening hatch. Galley icebox to starboard with double SS sinks and cooking station to port. There are storage lockers outboard and the retractable navigation station is forward the ice box to starboard. The electrical panel and battery charger are to starboard upon entering the cabin. There is a Teak and Holly cabin sole, fixed windows port and starboard. Three steps up to the cockpit area.

  • Spring 2021 - Bottom Painted
  • Spring 2021 - Through-hull Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Solid fiberglass hull and decks; topsides painted white in 2008
  • White hull, blue boot top, red bottom
  • Bronze Centerboard
  • All exterior teak is highly varnished and in good shape, including cockpit coamings, toerails, hull rubrails, handrails, lazarette hatches and deck hatches.
  • Self-bailing aft cockpit with two cockpit drains; teak cockpit grate
  • Edson pedestal wheel steering, wire to quadrant, with Elkhide covered wheel
  • Fiberglass non-skid decks, painted light gray
  • S/S stanchions and bow and stern rails
  • Double lifelines, vinyl coated S/S wire, replaced 2017
  • Fixed port lights, one opening port in head and one in galley, one in bow
  • Two Teak deck hatches, Teak LPG tank and lazarette lockers
  • Two dorade boxes with large Hinckley chrome ventilators, third forward mounted on deck. Spare large chrome ventilator.
  • Trunk cabin and top has been painted white twice
  • 2017-2018 White Sunbrella Dodger
  • 2015 Light gray cockpit cushions
  • 1970 Westerbeke 4-107, 37 hp diesel, 4 cylinder, FWC. Removed and rebuilt in 1999 by Hanson Marine, Marblehead, MA.
  • Paragon 23L 2:1 transmission
  • S/S Shaft; 3 bladed Max feathering prop
  • Racor fuel-water separator filter
  • 12V-110V electrical systems with AC-DC circuit breaker panels
  • 2019 Two 12 Volt lead acid batteries, one forward house battery; one under starboard cockpit seat for engine start
  • Small inverter for running an electric drill, voltmeter
  • Two separate battery chargers, one for forward battery and one for aft battery
  • Six gallon hot water heater
  • 2010 Raymarine C80 Radar-GPS
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • Raymarine Digital Depthsounder
  • Kenwood TS-50 SSB Radio
  • Danforth Binnacle Compass
  • 1999 WP300X Autopilot on Helm
  • Hand Bearing Compass
  • Two Spare GPS Units
  • Yawl masthead rig
  • Extruded painted aluminum masts and booms
  • 1989 Harken roller furler on headsails
  • 2010 Doyle mainsail with jiffy reefing on mainsail; 2010 Doyle mizzen
  • 2010 Doyle 106% working jib
  • 165 SF staysail mounted on inner stay with running backstays on blocks and tackles
  • All Doyle sails have been serviced by Hallett, Falmouth, ME
  • Spare main and headsails; storm sails
  • Spinnaker, 130% genoa, mizzen staysail and drifter
  • Homemade sail covers in good condition
  • 1991 S/S standing rigging with Stalok fittings (has a spare set of swage fittings)
  • 2 Barient #26 sheet winches (genoa/headsail) plus 2 additional staysail sheeting winches
  • 2 Barient # 20 sheet winches (spinnaker)
  • Barient halyard winches
  • Boom vang
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Storm trysail track (and trysail)
  • Reflex diesel-fired cabin heater
  • 2010 Ideal 12V vertical windlass
  • 45 lb. CQR Plow anchor with 200' 3/8" BBB chain
  • Two spare 20 kg. Bruce anchors
  • 27 lb. and 30 lb. Danforth anchors
  • Approximately 250' nylon anchor rode
  • Awning (cockpit sun cover with zippered sides)
  • Manual Whale Gusher bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Two horseshoe life rings
  • Searchlight
  • 4 Fenders and docklines
  • Air horn, life jackets, fire extinguishers
  • Chrome clock and barometer
  • SS Swim ladder
  • SS barbecue for stern rail

In 1934 Benjamin Hinckley purchased a small boatyard in Southwest Harbor in Maine and turned the production over to his son, Henry R. Hinckley, after graduating from Cornell University with an engineering degree. The first sailing yacht was launched in 1938 and after the war in the 50's, twelve of the Bill Tripp designed wooden hull Bermuda 40 yawls were built. The first fiberglass Bermuda 40 was built in 1959 with production continuing until 1991 with over 200 of these classics yachts built.

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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