60' Hinckley Custom Yawl 1997
“CHIMERA” is an exquisite custom 60ft cruising/racing yawl sailing yacht designed by the John G. Alden Naval Architects firm, headed from 1971-2008 by distinguished Chief Architect, Niels Helleberg, when “CHIMERA” was built by Hinckley Yachts in 1997. John Alden who studied and apprenticed in 1902 with MIT’s B.B. Crowninshield, opened his own design firm in 1909. Alden’s defining, design impacting experience was a winter voyage to Boston with a minimal, mostly inexperienced crew that survived 60mph icy winds to arrive safely—boat and crew. This led to Alden’s trademark design of boats that would be “resilient in heavy seas” and be able to be sailed when short-handed. His designs are not only elegant and graceful but known for their stability and ability to be sailed single-handedly, if necessary. Today’s electronics, technology, and other modern equipment, further simplify handling.
John G. Alden’s 1913 statement of design principle; “A yacht in which the owner can go to sea for long runs without undue anxiety to those left onshore…” was the guiding principle and legacy preserved and perpetuated by Niels Helleberg, the award-winning naval architect with innovations and patents of his own contributions to naval architecture included in the MIT Alden archive. Alden yacht designs are known and desired for their seaworthy performance and seakindly, bluewater capabilities.
Hinckley Yachts is a highly innovative manufacturer of luxury sail and powerboats, founded in 1928 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. One of Hinckley’s primary innovations was to experiment with fiberglass hull construction in the mid-1950s and then commit to the strong, lightweight, moldable material with the Bermuda 40 that launched in 1960. Hinckley continued to innovate with composite material, utilizing carbon fiber and aramid—the proprietary Dual Guard technology developed in 1999, for a lighter, durable, and more efficient hull.
One of “CHIMERA’s” standout features is the custom-built glass and stainless-steel fireplace in the main salon—a feature found on the most opulent superyachts. Gleaming cherrywood contrasts with the white tongue and groove overhead throughout the yacht’s interior for a classic, elegant, and comfortable ambiance.
1997 Hinckley Custom 60'
CHIMERA (Kymera) is the culmination of years and years of brilliant John Alden Yacht Design and superb yacht construction from the Hinckley Company. Once you step aboard, you notice the world class detail throughout her raised panel cherry interior which is fit and finished as a yacht of this pedigree should be. Her equipment list is extensive and all encompassing. Whether you like serious world wide cruising or sporty island hopping she is ready! CHIMERA shows like new due to her recent refit and upgraded equipment! This is a must see beauty!
Nav Equipment and Refit Items:
Entering from the cockpit this spectacular main salon with dutch built stainless and glass fireplace is a treat to all who enter. Cherry interior panels, tongue and groove overhead. Butterfly style hatch over a cherry inlayed table with a u-shape settee. Wine and glass or liquor storage cabinetry. Storage galore, an ottoman for relaxing and a pull-out settee to port that will handle two for overnight.
A double berth to starboard and bureau with storage and bookshelves. To port is a custom built in chair with ottoman, cedar lined locker and drawer under the berth. Master head features a separate shower, sink, head and more beautiful cherry trim, teak and holly soles and teak grates.
Guest Cabin Aft
To port features a generous double berth, a bureau with drawers, vanity with mirror and cedar hanging locker.
Aft Shower and Head
The guest head is accessible for both aft staterooms to port with teak soles/grates and cherry trim.
Aft of the galley and just forward of the pilot/navigation. single berth, hanging locker and ample storage. Breaker panels can be reached from the seat.
Starboard side of the galley is the propane stove, microwave oven and excellent storage. Just after of the stove (4-Burner) is the refrigeration with freezer. Also, toaster oven, Corian counter tops and double sinks. There is a bar surrounding the galley area.
Lights and Fans
Deck Equipment Inventory
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.
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