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1997 Hinckley 60' Chimera

$ 899,000

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Chimera is a 1997 Hinckley 60' Custom 60 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Trent Palmer. Trent can be reached at 1-772-919-5477 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 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

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!


  • Price USD:$ 899,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Custom 60

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Stuart, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 60 ft 3 in
  • Display Length: 60 ft
  • Beam: 15' 4"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 250 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 350 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins 6B5.9M
  • Engine 1: 115.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Nav Equipment and Refit Items:

  • Lewmar 24v Commander System Winches and Furling
  • All Instruments (Sailing) Transducers and Masthead Units Replaced, Above Companionway, at Nav Station, Pilot Berth and Forward Cabin
  • New Saltwater Flush Macerator Day head
  • New Garmin 1242 S + Radar
  • Large Screen at Nav Station
  • Sirius Weather Satellite Antenna
  • ALL Batteries Replaced with AGM
  • Heat Exchangers and Gaskets Done 2019 (Main engine)
  • Paint Aqua Drive
  • Max Prop Serviced 2019
  • Winches All Serviced
  • New Harken Genoa Car Slides
  • Modified Cockpit Pedestal for Garmin 1242
  • Iridium GO SAT Comm and Data System
  • New Garmin AIS
  • Updated Auto Pilot Processor
  • Fusion Stereo System (DVD) Remote at Nav Station
  • New Smoke Detectors
  • Propane Gas Detectors
  • All Running Rigging Checked + Replaced as Necessary
  • Bow Thruster Lewmar 300 SVT Retractable 24
  • Splendid 2100 XC Washer Dryer Combo
  • Rigging was Re-Headed in 2019 and Inspection in May 2021

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.

Master Stateroom

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.

Nav Station

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

  • Overhead with dimmers
  • Accent Rope Lighting
  • Night Lights
  • Cabin Fans (Hella)
  • LED Running Lights
  • Spreader Lights
  • Boom Mounted Cockpit Lights

On Deck

  • Removable Dorades
  • Saltwater and freshwater Deck Washdown
  • Hot and Cold Showers Aft
  • Passarelle
  • Swim Ladder
  • Life Rings
  • Man Overboard Life Sling

Deck Equipment Inventory

  • Windlass
  • Anchor
  • Winches
  • Deck Prisms
  • Dodger and Hind Rail 2015
  • Custom Bimini (Carbon Fiber) w/viewing window and removable side curtains
  • Full Deck Awnings
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Teak Cockpit Table
  • Cockpit Light overhead in Boom
  • PFD’s Inflatable
  • 8-Man Life Raft


  • Mast reported replaced (Main) 2015
  • Rigging Re-Headed in 2019 and Inspected May 2021
  • Hall Spars in Mast Furling 2015
  • Furlex Genoa and Staysail Furlers
  • Back Stay insulated
  • Carbon Reading Pole and Spinnaker Pole
  • Spreader Lights and Lower Spreaders

Sail Inventory

Doyle Sails:

  • 2010 Stratis Carbon / Vectran Furling Mainsail
  • Carbon Vectan 140% Genoa
  • Vectran 110%
  • Vectran Mizzen
  • Storm Trysail
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker ATN Sock
  • Furling Mizzen Staysail
  • 24v DC – Master Volt Charger
  • 220v AC
  • Northern Lights 8 KW Generator
  • 50 amp Shore cable
  • 12v System for Electronic
  • Newmar Charger
  • 160 amp Engine Alternator
  • Master Volt 3500 Watt Inverters
  • (6) 8D Batteries (replaced new 2019)
  • (2) Engine Batteries and one Generator Battery (replaced new 2019)
  • (5) Electric Switches under Nav Area
  • Cummings 6B 5.9 Diesel 115HP (2600 RPM)
  • 3-Blade Prop-max feathering prop
  • Aqua Drive Thrust Bearings
  • Maine hours 5,349 (Florida hours TBA)
  • Gear (Transmission) MG5050
  • Oil Transfer Pump
  • Fuel Polishing System 2013
  • Seafrost Reefer 2013
  • 20 Gallon Hot water
  • SRC 600 Water Maker
  • Marine Air A/C and handlers (4 areas)
  • Espar Cabin Heater
  • Fuel 350 Gallons
  • Fresh Water 250 Gallons
  • Holding Tank 70 Gallons
  • Electric and Engine Driver Bilge Pumps
  • Edson Steering System with Custom Stainless House Navigation Screen Enclosure
  • Tank Tender Gauges
  • Northern Lights 8kw Overhaul 2012
  • Reported overhaul 2012 and 4,298 hours

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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