"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.
“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
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.
The owner's private head:
Aft passageway: Moving forward is the passageway toward the main salon area and cockpit access.
To starboard is the forward-facing sit-down navigation station.
The galley is located adjacent to the nav on the port side, directly behind the dinette settee.
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.