BIG DECISION is a stunning Hinckley Talaria 55 Motoryacht. This vessel is truly unique; even in her class. Owned by one of the country’s preeminent yachtsmen, attention to detail abounds. The same methodical approach used in his winning yacht racing programs transcends into classic functionality onboard. Big Decision lives in a boat house protected from the elements and is continually maintained to “Bristol” standards by an experienced full time Yacht Captain.
“BIG DECISION” (name reserved) has been maintained without regard to cost, and is loaded with custom features and creature comforts which provide a luxurious platform for cruising, and a shoal draft for gunkholing. Big Decision, a Talaria 55 Motoryacht, was built for a knowledgeable and experienced owner. The owner involvement shows in countless details that have made this a truly unique boat. With her twin 1300-hp MAN diesel engines, the Hamilton Waterjets, and the Hinckley JetStick®, the boat has great performance, is easily handled by two, and has proven reliability.
Big Decision’s” 17'9" beam allows for spacious accommodations including a large cockpit, comfortable pilothouse area, open galley, a guest cabin with twin berths, two heads with stall showers, full size washer/dryer, and a luxurious master suite with queen-sized center-line bunk.
This Interior is reminiscent of a bygone era of boating. The interior is finished in high gloss varnished cherry with custom detailing, a bright varnished teak and tulipwood cabin sole, and an overhead of painted v-groove paneling and custom detailed exposed deck beams. All closets are lined in planked cedar. The overheads are cream lacquer wood with high-gloss cherry accents reminding us of the old Hinckley sailing yachts. Four highly polished stainless dorades, eight opening screened portlights and nine opening overhead hatches provide great light and natural ventilation,augmented by reverse-cycle air conditioning.
Raised panel doors are cherry, and cabin liners are cherry-sheathed. The large overhead hatches have Ocean Air screens and shades. Opening ports with screens custom faux painted to match cherry interior provide additional natural ventilation, augmented by reverse cycle air conditioning. Custom cabin lighting throughout include halogen swivel lights and Cantalupi Cupid satin-nickle bulkhead lamps with rheostat controls. All interior electrical outlets and light switches have cherry covers.Interior cushions are covered in Spinneybeck Blue leather with antler buttons. Countertops throughout are custom including Honey Onyx stone and padded leather with cherry handrail bases in the master stateroom.
The varnished Teak transom, Flag Blue Awlgrip hull, Light Cream Gelcoat deck, Cream Awlgrip single boot stripe and green bottom make this boat look stunning. Stainless steel bow rails, varnished teak toe rail and cockpit coamings along with varnished teak handrails give the boat a great balance of looks and functionality. The deep, teak sole cockpit with forward and aft-facing seating has a walk-through transom door to the swim platform. Wide side decks with integral fender storage, properly placed handrails and bow rail, and a huge foredeck locker makes handling lines/fenders easy and safe for docking.
The hull is the Hinckley DualGuard® Composite Construction- Kevlar®/E-glass outer skin with balsa and Corecell® core and Carbon fiber inner skin, infused with Vinylester resin using Seaman Composite Resin Infusion Molding Process (SCRIMP®). The deck is E-glass skin with balsa and Corecell® core, laminated with Vinylester resin using Seaman Composite Resin Infusion Molding Process (SCRIMP®). These materials and building techniques provide for a superior surface finish, greater resistance to osmosis, high degree of stiffness & stiffness/weight ratios, greater hull strength against impact damage, and thermal insulation. Thru hull fittings are non-metallic composite with ball-valve seacocks below waterline and above the waterline where appropriate. Bronze seacocks, thru-hull fittings and sea strainers on propulsion engines. Rub rail has stainless steel half-round on fiberglass molding. The swim platform is painted to match hull color with teak decking inserts and stainless steel half round with a stainless steel telescoping 3-step swim ladder under swim platform.
Entry to the boat is from either port or starboard or through the transom gate on the starboard side of the swim platform. Molded fiberglass boarding steps are inboard of the cockpit coaming port and starboard.
A comfortable settee aft that folds up and stores away completely and additional aft-facing seating port and starboard of the pilothouse door provide a great area for entertaining. The cockpit sole hatch with recessed hinges has manual hydraulic risers for access to the engine, and there is fender storage on the underside of the hatch. Two Glendinning powered shore cord reels exit the transom through a flush hatch.
Entry to Pilothouse from the cockpit is through polished stainless steel framed, full-height, curved, green tinted tempered glass doors. These custom doors have six panels (each side has one fixed plus two sliding, port and starboard), allowing several opening positions up to 64 inches wide, which makes the interior feel open and airy. All fixed windows are laminated safety glass, and the three forward fixed windows have windshield wipers & washers. There is an opening side window to starboard. The side windows have an electric Ocean Air Skysol roman-style blind system, and the forward windows have outside snap on-off white Textiline fabric shade covers.
The pilothouse aft door has roman-style shades. Overhead lighting is provided by halogen lamps on dimmer circuits, and additional lighting is provided by wall mounted la mps.
A large U-shaped Dinette to starboard surrounds a varnished cherry table with custom compass inlay, which can be lowered to convert to a double berth. To starboard are two custom Thomas Moser cherry chairs on either side of the custom cherry cabinet which holds the entertainment center, and a 42” Plasma television with HDTV satellite receiver is concealed in a cabinet outboard, and raised with an electric lift. The Bose Lifestyle 28 surround-sound audio system has an XM radio receiver. A bar area with storage below is all the way forward to port, and a built-in chart drawer is in the top.
The Helm is forward and to starboard, with twin adjustable helm seats. Navigation electronics are installed for ease of use and service. A companionway forward leads below decks to the galley and staterooms.
The Pilothouse is finished with gloss-varnished cherry including dash and bar area, and the varnished teak and tulipwood pilothouse sole has removable protective covers. Upholstery is tufted Spinneybeck Blue dark leather with custom sliced antler buttons. The twin Moser cherry chairs are upholstered in matching Spinneybeck Blue leather, and there are padded Spinneybeck Blue leather tops on the helm pod, entertainment center and bar top.
The Helm is forward to starboard in the pilothouse, and has and has two Stidd helm seats covered in Spinneybeck Blue has the Hinckley JetStick®, engine controls, navigational instruments, engine gauges, and a teak-rimmed steering wheel.
Down several steps from the pilothouse, the U-shaped galley is to port. This area is open above to the pilothouse and receives additional light and ventilation from the opening port and overhead hatch. There is ample storage for crockery, supplies and provisioning in drawers and lockers.
The double stainless steel sink is aft facing, and outboard of it is a countertop accessed storage bin. The countertop has a back lip here that protects the cherry bulkhead. Over the sink is fitted rack for dish storage. The microwave/convection oven is flush-mounted over the sinks. Below the sink is a storage space accessed through two hinged doors.
Outboard is the two burner electric cooktop with storage drawers under and storage lockers outboard, and the twin drawer refrigeration/freezer system with cherry joinery. There is additional counter space with storage below and over, and a door to access the trash can and recycle bin.
Across from the galley to starboard, the guest cabin is entered through a pocket-style door. This cabin has two twin berths, one forward and one aft, covered with Sunbrella covers. There is drawer storage under the berths and a hanging locker and dresser between. Locker storage is at the head of each berth and also at the foot of the forward berth.
The Guest Bath is forward of the galley to port and is finished in varnished cherry including lockers and mirror trim and has with a light cream gelcoat molded sole for easy cleaning.
UTILITY CENTER & STORAGE AREA:
To starboard, forward of guest cabin, is a large storage area with double cherry doors. This area serves as a utility
center, and houses the ASKO front-loading full sized washer and dryer, plumbed to the sump tank. Also built-in here is the Seavac central vacuum system, a hanging locker, and additional storage compartments.
MASTER SUITE (Forward)
The full-width Master Stateroom all the way forward is quite luxurious. Entered from the companionway through a solid cherry door, this stateroom has a centerline forward-facing queen berth with storage drawers below. A desk is centered on the forward bulkhead, and dressers with Honey Onyx stone countertops are port and starboard of it. A plasma TV is bulkhead mounted over the desk and facing the bed. A custom Thomas Moser desk chair and the padded headboard are covered in tufted Spinneybeck Blue leather. Moving aft there are cedar-lined hanging lockers port and starboard, and a small settee to port by the bath door.
Aft to port in the master stateroom is the entry to the ensuite Master Head. This bath, featuring a separate stall shower, vanity, and marine toilet and is also finished in varnished cherry.
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