The newest model from Hinckley, a 34-foot runabout, (Hinckley 34R) is the newest in the iconic builder’s line of elegant, classic, Maine-built boats that almost define the Downeast aesthetic. Over the years, Hinckley has managed to blend the latest in hull design and performance with its boats’ gorgeous lines to create an American boating success story.
Indeed, Hinckley just launched its 1,000th jet-powered boat, a trend that started with the often-imitated Picnic Boat in 1994. In looks and in performance, the new Hinckley 34R, with twin 320-hp Yanmar diesels and Alamarin jetdrives, lives up to its heritage. The Hinckley 34R (for runabout) is designed as a dayboat. Board the boat via the integrated swim platform and a boarding door to the sunpad, and a centerline walkway.
There’s plenty of seating all around, with a U-shaped settee in the middle of the boat surrounding a teak table on a pedestal. The helm features an array of classic analog gauges. A folding teak door leads to the cabin, with small facing settees on each side and a head with toilet, sink and shower in the bow. The Hinckley 34R’s tumblehome is classic Hinckley, as are the flowing lines of the teak-capped, wraparound windshield. It cruises at 31 knots and tops out at 34. Jetstick controls make maneuvering fingertip easy. hinckleyyachts.com