Photo Courtesy Hinckley Company

Hinckley takes wraps off Bermuda 50 sailing yacht



Photo Courtesy Hinckley Company
Hinckley Company last week unveiled an heir to the classic Bermuda 40, sailboat. Bermuda 50 will launch in 2014, designed by the son of William Tripp, Jr. who created the 40.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Details and renderings of the new Bermuda 50 sailing yacht were unveiled last week at a special event. The company plans a 2014 launch of the first of the model they’re calling the modern day evolution of the company’s classic Bermuda 40.

The Bermuda 50 is an advanced performance sloop 49 feet 10 inches length overall with a 14-foot beam and up to 1,624 square feet of sail area. With a hydraulic lifting keel to access shallow anchorages, the boat’s draft can vary from 6 feet to 11 feet.

William H. Tripp III, son of the man who designed the Bermuda 40, served as naval architect for the new boat.

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Liz Graves

Liz Graves

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Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.
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