Martin Bird and Associates Inc.
326 First Street Suite 35
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
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1976 Hinckley 43

location icon Annapolis, Maryland
Year 1976
Length 43 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Hinckley

The Hinckley 43 was originally introduced as the Hinckley/Hood 43 in 1976. A full bodied cruiser with good performance and shoal draft, she combines great cruise-ability with excellent manners at sea.  The exceptional build quality means that with care and upgrading in systems and rigging these yachts will provide many decades of use and pride of ownership.

Owned by a dedicated owner with a consistent maintenance and upgrade plan this boat has had such care and attention.  Many upgrades since purchase by the current owner in 2012 including:

Hinckley quality and construction married to a classic Hood design insures the ongoing value of these sailboats. For those looking for a classic sailboat with thoroughbred lines and all the upgrades and creature comforts of a new boat, "Incorrigible" is a must see. She shall be in Annapolis after Labor Day Weekend and can be easily shown. Feel free to call and make an appointment to see this fine example of a modern day classic Hinckley/Hood 43.


Year Built 1976
Category Sail
Length Overall 43 ft
Beam 12'4 ft
Max Draft 11'7 ft
Cabins 2
Electrical System 12 V
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Centerboard
Min Draft 4'4 ft
Drive Type V
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 44 hp
Cruising Speed 6 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1800
Maximum Speed 7.5 kn
Range 460.31 mi
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 60 gal
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 100 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 30 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 11,500 lb
Displacement 25,500 lb
Bridge Clearance 62'3 ft
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: W45
Drive Type: V
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 44hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1976
General Description

The Hinckley 43 was designed as a fast cruising boat, building on the beamy keel/centerboard designs of the Hood office and their lead Naval Architect, Dieter Empacher.  These designs proved that you could combine shoal draft, excellent sailing characteristics, and the volume needed for comfortable long range cruising.

Though built in 1976 (Hull #1428), you will note in the following that Incorrigible has benefited from a thorough, ongoing program of upgrading to keep her fresh and up-to-date.  Construction and joinery is typical "Hinckley" and will provide safe and comfortable cruising and club racing for decades to come.



Accommodations are adaptable for cruising, with a private V-berth cabin forward and 4-6 single berths aft of the spar, the latter providing plenty of sea berths for offshore passages. 

  • V-berth
  • V-berth & Quarter berths re-upholstered (2015)
  • Interior Salon upholstery and cushions (2014)
  • 13" TV in salon
  • 16,000 BTU Cruisaire dockside AC
  • Jabsco electric Head and holding tank New 2010
  • Shower sump pump New 2010
  • Separate manual fresh water pump
  • H&C pressure water
  • Shower



Incorrigible features a proper sea-going galley with the double sinks located on centerlilne, multiple refrigeration units, Force 10 galley stove replacing the original Shipmate.

  • Twin SS sinks
  • Single lever mixing faucet
  • Separate fresh water foot pump for water conservation on passages
  • H/C pressurized water
  • 4-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven Serviced 2014
  • (2) propane tanks in vented locker aft
  • Sea Frost engine driven refrigeration with holding plates and freezer compartrment
  • Separate Isotherm 12v refrigerator New 2010
  • Multiple storage lockers
Deck and Hull
  • Fiberglass decks with molded in non-skid
  • SS bow and stern pulpits
  • Uncoated 1x19 SS lifelines New 2012
  • Lifeline gates P&S
  • Salt and fresh water wash downs
  • Simpson Lawrence Electric Windlass 2003
  • Pedestal with SS wheel and Navigation pod.  Sheaves & cables New 2012
  • 4 Dorade boxes
  • New Lewmar Ocean hatches New 2011
  • (2) #32 Barient ST genoa primary winches
  • (2) #28 Barient secondaries
  • (4) #22 Barient utility
  • (1) Lewmar ST mainsheet winch New 2010
  • Luke wire centerboard womcj
  • LeBlanc Custom Canvas Stamoid Dodger New 2013
  • Wheel and binnacle cover New 2015
  • Custom cockpit cushions New 2014
  • 35# CQR anchor in bow roller with 100' chain plus rode
  • Additional rodes and secondary anchor
  • Bimini top for cockpit
  • Fender, docklines, CG required equipment
Sails and Rigging
  • Charleston Spar (Sparcraft) mast, boom, and standing rigging New 2008
  • Tides Marine low friction sail track New 2012
  • Forespar boom vang New 2012
  • Harken mainsail traveler blocks New 2011
  • Garhauer traveler turning blocks New 2013
  • Garhauer Main Sheet Blocks installed New 2014
  • Harken headsail roller furler New 2008
  • Ullman Dacron 4 batten Main w/ 2 reef points New 2015
  • Ullman U-stack for main New 2014
  • Ullman laminate 130% genoa New 2016
  • 130% UK genoa 1999
  • Working jib UK 2001
  • Storm jib
  • Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster New 2016
  • Main sheet and halyard 2008
  • Traveller control lines New 2015
  • Traveler sheets installed New 2015
Electronics and Navigation
  • Raymarine e7 multifunction display at helm New 2012
  • Scanstrut pedestal pod
  • Simrad chart plotter/radar at nav station New 2010
  • Edson radar pole New 2010
  • Robertson/Simrad AP11 autopilot, new motherboard and software upgrade 2015
  • Autopilot remote New 2012
  • Icom VHF New 2010
  • Icom SSB M700 with AT 130 tuner New 2010
  • Raymarine ST 60 WS, WD, Depth in cockpit.  Multi function repeater at nav station
  • Steering Sheaves and cable installed New 2012
  • MONEL fuel tank
  • Separate manual fresh water pumps in galley and head
  • Electric Head, hoses, holding tank New 2010, pump New 2015
  • 6 gallon electric and engine heated hot water tank
  • Dickinson propane cabin heater New 2012
  • Chimney, guard and weather cap New 2016
  • Water muffler installed New 2012
  • 1200 Gph Air Conditioning Pump installed New 2016
  • Westerbeke 46 electric lift pump installed New 2015
  • 12v DC and 120vAC systems
  • Circuit breaker panels at nav station
  • (2) 30 Amp 120v shore power inlets fused to current ABYC standards
  • (2) 30 Amp shore power cords New 2010
  • (4) AGM house batteries, (1) flooded engine start battery
  • LED interior dome lights (6) with dimmer New 2010
  • ProMariner 1000w Inverter Charger with remote at nav station New 2013
  • Automatic charging relay for battery banks New 2013
  • ProMariner 30-60 Amp galvanic isolator New 2016
  • Shore power adapter installed & inline fuses added IAW ABYC standards New 2016
  • Interstate starting battery installed New 2013
Upgrades and Maintenance

New for 2017

  • Hauled, hull stripped, sanded and painted w/two coats of Interlux Micron CSC.
  • Running gear and propeller serviced, polished, coated with prop Armor; new zincs.
  • Dual 12 VDC Receptacle
  • Dodger Strataglass covers, by Signature canvas, installed.
  • Windlass serviced, re-wired, new foot switch installed.
  • Victron, dual bank, battery monitor.
  • Group 30, AGM 1000 MCA starting battery
  • 4x Group 24, AGM house batters (316 amp/hr)
  • Alternator
  • Air conditioning moved to second 30 amp circuit
  • 11 primary and secondary Barient and Lewmar winches serviced
  • Luke Centerboard serviced



  • AC panel rewired, double pole fuses replaced with single pole fuses
  • Westerbeke 46 exhaust elbow, new riser & new circulation pump installed New 2016


  • Centerboard keel trunk repaired
  • Front Lewmar Ocean Hatch removed, re-bedded, reinstalled
  • #3 Jib batten pockets resewn
  • Westerbeke engine idle and transmission linkage adjusted
  • Hauled, hull sanded and painted w/ two coats Interlux Micron CSC


  • Force 10 4-burner stove/oven maintenance
  • FRP toilet pedestal manufactured & installed in head, Toilet pump serviced.
  • Westerbeke 46 thermostat installed, new coolant elbow installed & wrapped w/ insulation
  • New raw water pump installed, heat exchanger removed, bead blasted & reinstalled


  • Hull stripped, sanded and painted w/ two coats of Interlux Micron CSC
  • New Westerbeke 46 starter installed
  • New exhaust elbow machined and installed
  • Exhaust manifold removed, new gaskets, re-bedded & installed



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Brokers Comments

There are few sailboats of any age that combine the features of the Hinckley 43.