Henry R. Hinckley & Co. began production of the Bermuda- 40 in 1959 ending production in 1999 with hull 203.
With its classic long overhangs, perfectly pitched sheer line, wide side-decks, graceful cabin profile, and distinctive near-vertical transom, the Bermuda 40 has inspired severe lust in the heart of many a cruising sailor. Designed by Bill Tripp, Jr., it is without doubt one of the most attractive production sailboats ever conceived. The B-40, as it is often called, was the very first fiberglass boat ever created by the famous Hinckley Company of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and was also one of several CCA-era keel-centerboard yawls built on a production basis after the great success of Carleton Mitchell’s famous yawl Finisterre.
Unlike its contemporaries, the B-40 endured for a very long time, surviving both the advent and demise of the IOR regime that supplanted the CCA rule in the early 1970s. The first of these gorgeously proportioned hulls slipped down the ways in 1959. The very last hull, number 203, was launched over three decades later in 1991. So far this is the longest production run enjoyed by any fiberglass auxiliary sailboat anywhere in the world.
This timeless top-of-the-line cruiser earns a rare 5 stars for it construction quality
READ ARTICLE: http://books.google.com/books?id=jUYzDQaiZhUC&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=%22hinckley+bermuda+40%22&source=bl&ots=Eurjo29zqu&sig=71_cBc9GdhPtqfWby4GrDSIlm1w&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ue2oUZ_xLYrm9gTui4CgBg&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=%22hinckley%20bermuda%2040%22&f=false
|William H. Tripp Jr.|
|A native of Long Island, New York, Bill Tripp began as designer in the office of Phillip Rhodes.
After service during World War II, he joined Sparkman & Stevens. In 1952 he started his own practice. In 1957, Tripp’s ‘Touche’, a 48-foot flush-deck sloop, built by Abeking and Rasmussen in Germany, compiled a good race record and gave its young designer a boost in stature. His boats were then built of wood, but the allure of fiberglass soon drew his attention. Tripp conducted his own experiments with the new material and ultimately became a pioneer designer of the era.
Among his many successful designs for production yachts are the Block Island 40, and the Hinckley Bermuda 40.
|Hull Type:||Keel/Cbrd.||Rig Type:||Masthead Yawl|
|LOA:||40.75′ / 12.42m||LWL:||27.83′ / 8.48m|
|Beam:||11.75′ / 3.58m||Listed SA:||648 ft2 / 60.2 m2|
|Draft (max.)||8.60′ / 2.62m||Draft (min.)||4.30′ / 1.31m|
|Disp.||19000 lbs./ 8618 kgs.||Ballast:||6500 lbs. / 2948 kgs.|
|Designer:||William Tripp, Jr.|
|Builder:||Henry R. Hinckley & Co. (USA)|
|First Built:||1959||Last Built:||# Built:||200|
|AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)|
|RIG DIMENSIONS KEY|
|I:||42.50′ / 12.95m||J:||15.70′ / 4.79m|
|P:||36.60′ / 11.16m||E:||17.20′ / 5.24m|
|SA(Fore.):||333.63 ft2 / 30.99 m2||SA(Main):||314.76 ft2 / 29.24 m2|
|Total(calc.)SA:||648.39 ft2 / 60.23 m2||DL ratio:||393.52|
|SA/Disp:||14.63||Est. Forestay Len.:||45.31′ / 13.81m|
|BUILDERS (past & present)|
|More about & boats built by:||Hinckley Yachts|
|More about & boats designed by:||William H. Tripp Jr.|
|Related Boat:||BERMUDA 40-2 (HINCKLEY)|
|Related Boat:||BERMUDA 40-3 (HINCKLEY)|
|National Sailing Hall of Fame Hosts Hinckley Bermuda 40 Association 50th Anniversary|
The National Sailing Hall of Fame will be hosting the Hinckley B-40 Association for a 50th Anniversary rendezvous at the DNR/National Sailing Hall of Fame Pier adjacent to Susan Campbell Park in Annapolis on Wednesday, September 2.
The Bermuda 40 was designed in 1958 as a refinement of Bill Tripp’s earlier Block Island 40 design. The sheer of the B-40 is slightly flatter, the transom more vertical and broader, and the bow is slightly less spoon-shaped. Henry R. Hinckley & Co. began production of the Bermuda 40 in 1959. Although Hinckley had experimented some with fiberglass boats prior to 1959, the B-40 was to become the bellwether for future production and established Hinckley as the premier North American builder of exceptional quality fiberglass sailing yachts. Over 200 Bermuda 40s have been built to date.
The National Sailing Hall of Fame welcomes the return of the Bermuda 40 Association to the Sailing Center.
The Bermuda 40 is a centerboarder, and this is a major reason for its continuing appeal. If shoal draft is a requirement, as it often is in some areas of the U.S., one is forced to consider a centerboard design or, when available, a wing keel.
Hinckley Bermuda 40, Murray Yacht Sales, GulfCoast, St. Petersburg, New Orleans, Florida, West Coast of Florida, Brokerage, For Sale, Bill Tripp
Click for our Brokerage
Click the logo for our New Sailboat Listings
Murray Yacht Sales is your Gulf Coast Beneteau & J/Boats Dealer and has been serving the Gulf Coast Boating Community since 1974