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ECLIPSE 59' Hinckley Sou'wester 59 1985

$ 368,500

"Eclipse" comes on the market fully commissioned as sail-away ready. She should be considered for any yachtsman who wants to step aboard a boat that is ready to go, on either long-range voyages or day sails. Her current owners purchased her in 2008 and have spared no expense or effort to make sure she looks and performs not only as a classic but also as a capable blue-water cruiser. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northstar Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 368,500
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Sou'wester 59

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Little Compton, Rhode Island, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 59 ft 3 in
  • Display Length: 59 ft
  • Beam: 15' 6"
  • Yacht Category

    Center Cockpit

  • Water Capacity: 400 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 300 gals
  • Engine Details: YANMAR 4LHA_HTPC
  • Engine 1: 2006 2002.00 HRS 135.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

“Eclipse” is hull #6 (5906) of the very popular Hinckley Sou'wester 59's designed by the esteemed naval architect firm of McCurdy & Rhodes. These boats were designed to be comfortable weekend cruisers and at the same time to be true "Blue Water" vessels with the capabilities to take their owners anywhere in the world in safety and comfort. Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 6’-6” with board up and a maximum draft of 12’-6” with board down. A moderate fin keel and skeg hung rudder allows this boat to provide the sailing performance of a modern-day contemporary cruiser/racer while at the same time, providing more traditional hull lines above the waterline.

Hull: Flag blue (Awlgrip-2016)

Bootstripe: Triple white 

Covestripe: Gold style stripe

Bottom: Red (Seahawk Biocop TF anti-fouling, 2020)

Flat deck surfaces are Oyster white gel coat with contrasting tan diamond non-skid areas

  • Hand-laid fiberglass hull with Airexcore. Non-integral fiberglass fuel and water tanks. Skeg-mounted rudder. Fiberglass centerboard with a bronze leading edge. Fiberglass deck with molded non-skid surface bonded onto 7-½” recessed hull flange and thru-bolted on 8” centers. Lead (23,250 lb.) external keel ballast.
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
  • Stainless steel stem fitting and chainplates (all bolts replaced-2015)
  • Double stainless steel lifelines on stainless steel stanchions
  • Recessed ss genoa (all bolts replaced-2010)
  • Stainless steel toe rail tracks (all bolts replaced-2010)
  • Dodger in tan with front opening zipper, side grab bars, and overhead grab bar ( Hinckley-2016)
  • Aft cabin companionway dodger in tan (2018)
  • Brightwork and dorade box covers in off white
  • Cockpit cushions in dark tan
  • Varnished teak toe-rails, dorade boxes and lazarette hatches (stripped and varnished annually)
  • Stainless steel dorades and guards
  • (16) opening ports and hatches
  • (4) cabin deadlight cabin windows (replaced with ⅜” Lexan-2017)
  • Edson ss bracketed davit system (250 lb weight rating with positive locking Spinlockcam™ cam cleats)
  • Edson steering pedestal with double lever engine controls 
  • Yacht Specialties ss 40” destroyer wheel (wrapped)
  • 3-blade bronze Maxprop
  • 1-½” Aquamet 22 ss shaft 
  • Tri-colored led masthead light (2007)
  • Single ss anchor roller to starboard
  • Teak chain guard 
  • 60lb ss CQR anchor with 7/16’ all chain rode (300ft)
  • FRP stern bench with cup holders
  • (2) 12” ss forward cleats, (4) 10.5” ss midship cleats, (2) 12” ss stern cleats 
  • (2) 10.5” aluminum cleats on winch islands 
  • (2) 8’ ss cleats on mainsail track
  • (8) ss line chocks built into toe rail 
  • (3) cockpit pad eyes 
  • SS side swim ladder
  • Grated teak island steps to cockpit
  • Teak cockpit sole with self-draining scuppers
  • Large top-opening cockpit lazarette (piano-hinged)
  • (2) prisms in the cockpit sole for added lighting in the engine room below
  • Varnished helm seat
  • Teak grate helm booster step
  • Teak double folding cockpit table
  • Teak (4) cup storage on both sides of the pedestal
  • Teak deck chocks for spin pole & whisker pole
  • (2) foredeck prisms

The (3) staterooms, (3) head layout provides accommodations for 7 guests. Finished in varnished cherry with a teak and holly cabin sole, her interior has dark brown ultra-leather upholstery. Fiberglass white headliners throughout the interior. 


Starting aft in the owner’s suite:

The owner's suite is complete with a private head and two berths, double berth to port and single starboard. The private companionway aft has tread steps with built-in drawers and leads to the aft deck.

  • Storage is provided by lockers above the berths and drawers, (2) outboard lockers, the forward locker holds the washer dryer
  • Ventilated provided by (2) hatches, hella fans,& air conditioning

The owner's private head:

  • FRP flooring with teak slating
  • Stall shower- folding ss & glass doors, nozzle head, teak grab rails and non-skid floor area 
  • Vaccuflush head with control panel
  • Dedicated trash opening
  • Soap and saltwater pumps
  • White Formica countertop

Aft passageway: Moving forward is the passageway toward the main salon area and cockpit access. 

  • Work area to starboard: large wet locker followed by a workbench with block top drawing table, storage below for large maps or tools
  • Across from the workbench is the air conditioning and generator control panel
  • The engine room is located inboard and houses all pumps, compressors, batteries and the engine
  • Dedicated tool storage on the door
  • Opening port in the passageway for additional light and ventilation

Navigation station:

To starboard is the forward-facing sit-down navigation station.

  • Leather cushioned seating with storage beneath 
  • Double overhead dome lights and swiveling spotlight
  • Varnished piano-hinged desktop with storage beneath  
  • Breaker panel with glass door 
  • Raymarine autohelm control, Furuno GPS, stereo head unit, radios


The galley is located adjacent to the nav on the port side, directly behind the dinette settee.

  • Force-10 (3) burner gimbaled propane stove/ oven (2007)
  • GE Profile stainless microwave
  • Toploading Frigoboat 12v refrigerator and freezer w/ holding plates
  • White Formica countertops 
  • Double deep ss sinks with a nozzle head 
  • Salt and freshwater hand pumps
  • Cutting board with garbage storage beneath
  • Sliding cabinets throughout, pullout drawer inboard, dedicated paper towel, and knife storage 
  • Additional drawers and stowage areas have been incorporated throughout
  • Opening the portlight provides ventilation and light
  • Folding chef's chair 

Main salon:

The main salon has a custom u-shaped settee to port with a drop-leaf table that has storage inside for silverware or dishes. There is a centerline seat with large storage underneath. Additional storage is provided in outboard cabinets.

Unlike most SW-59’s, “Eclipse” offers a full-sized fixed settee to starboard, which converts to a double. 

Forward guest cabins & heads :

Next forward, step down to the port and starboard guest cabins that each have private heads. The cabins are separated by the lower mast partner, with grab rails on both sides. 

The port guest cabin is the smaller of the two. Over/ under bunks with a portlight, overhead hatch, and a small mirror station. The head is complete with a vacuflush toilet and a large wet locker. 

The starboard guest cabin is a bit larger. Over/under bunks, larger mirror station, and hanging locker. The starboard head also has a vacuflush toilet, cabinet storage, and access to the vessel’s forepeak.  

  • (2) Mainsails mast furling- North Sails (2014)
  • (1) 155% genoa- North Sails 3DL
  • (1)140% genoa
  • (1) 135% genoa-North sails (2014)
  • (1) 100% genoa
  • Storm Jib
  • Trysail
  • Staysail
  • Aysm Spinnaker with sock (2014)
  • Keel stepped double-spreading Hood Stowaway mast (rewired, inspected, Awlgrip-2011)
  • Hood aluminum boom (Awlgrip-2011)
  • Standing rigging- stainless steel rod, 1x19 wire with bronze/ stainless steel turnbuckles and fittings (2007)
  • All running rigging was fully replaced in 2006, then replaced as needed (new spin halyard -2014)
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner and boom-vang w/ control panel under helm seating (rebuilt-2020)
  • Harken mainsail track & cars aft of the helm 
  • Harken roller furling head-stay (rebuilt- 2007)
  • Whisker pole- aluminum
  • Spin pole- carbon fiber
  • Barient self-tailing winches: (1) 48- electric center out-haul, (2) 28-secondaries, (4) 36-primaries, (3) 27- mast mounted

  • Raymarine E-120W Radar, GPS, Chartplotter (2016)
  • 2GB Central and South America chart chip
  • Furuno GP-32 at nav station
  • Simrad AP26 autopilot 
  • Simrad 12v autopilot with ER20 remote
  • ICOM IC M170 single sideband
  • Uniden UM525 VHF radio at nav
  • Uniden remote VHF at the helm
  • Raymarine ST60+ depth, wind, speed (readouts portside of companionway)
  • Navpod mounted on binnacle grab bars 
  • Ritchie 6” Globemaster compass mounted on binnacle
  • Sony S-Drive AM/FM/CD/ USB connect- speakers controlled in the salon, aft cabin, and cockpit 
  • Global fix ACR EPIRB
  • Side-power 10-inch bow-thruster with control on the helm 
  • Northern Lights 12kw diesel generator (2116 Hours)
  • Marine Air Systems 16,000 BTU reverse cycle ac and heat (plumbing,120- volt pumps, and sea strainers, New-2007)
  • Prosine 2.0 200w charger/ inverter
  • Isotherm hot water heater (2012)
  • Racor fuel filter system hosed for engine and generator
  • 12v electric blower 
  • Vacuum gage on fuel filters (2015)
  • Nilsson V3000 vertical windlass w/ footswitch
  • Rule 2000 & 3700 bilge pumps on auto float switches 
  • (2) whale gusher manual diaphragm pumps
  • 3 Aluminum LPG tanks (spare for the grill) on a 12v switch
  • 12v saltwater deck washdown
  • 12v freshwater deck washdown
  • (2) forward toilets on own system
  • (1) toilet aft on separate (all toilets rebuilt-2007, new hoses-2012)
  • Foil-lined sound insulation in the engine and generator rooms
  • Lifeline AGM batteries: (7) 37 series house, (1) 40 series bow thruster, (1) 37 series generator, (2) 37 series engine
  • (2) OFP 10-gallon propane tanks in dedicated locker
  • 125v outlets in each cabin
  • (5) Hubbell outputs on starboard side cabin top
  • 12v Hella fans
  • Rebuilt steering ram (2018)
  • Rebuilt 12v motor in mast (2016)
  • New exhaust hoses main engine & generator (2013)
  • New cutlass bearing (2013)
  • Remove and clean black water tanks forward & aft (2012)
  • New steering cables and chain (2011)
  • Fuel, water, and black water tanks cleaned out (2010)
  • All seacocks replaced (2007)


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