1976 Hinckley Sou’wester 50 Yawl Bristol
Posted on August 17, 2016 / 400
Price : $175,000
Listing Type : SailYawl
Builder | Manufacturer : Hinckley
Condition : Used
Year : 1976
Length : 50ft
Model : Sou'wester 50 Yawl
Hull Material : Fiberglass
Fuel Type : Diesel
Engine/s : Single Inboard
Engine Make : Ford Lehman
Engine Model : 4 Cyl
Engine/s Year : 1976
Total Power : 80hp
LOA : 50'
1976 Hinckley Sou’wester 50 Yawl
1976 Hinckley Sou’wester 50 Yawl


This 1976 Hinckley Sou’West 50 Yawl is available for sale in Rhode Island.
According to the Hinckley office “Thistle sounds like a good value” at this latest price reduction

Stored inside, this well maintained Hinckley has just had all the brightwork on deck completely
redone (June/July 2014) and she looks great. More work has been done on the interior to make her shine and new bottom paint applied Spring 2015. She is ready to go back in the water.

Named Thistle, as a nod to the owners heritage, this Sou’West 50 has been consistently maintained and is ready for a new owner. She is available by appointment.

As you step aboard, you will notice the amount of deck space, recent varnish work, and how easily accessible the lines are allowing for the boat to be single handed should you like to sail solo.

Heading down below, the galley is to port with wood grain Formica countertops, Force 10 4 burner stove, multiple refrigeration units, hot and cold pressure water system and double stainless steel sinks.

To starboard is the nav station, with radar, loran, and GPS systems. There is a multi-drawer
chart size desk giving plenty of storage for all your charts, boat manuals, pulleys, shackles, pins etc.

Aft of the nav station and under the starboard cockpit area is a quarter berth for crew or for additional storage.

To port and forward of the galley area is the dinette, with an additional berth behind the main seating area. To starboard is more seating, which pulls out for yet more sleeping accommodations.

Moving forward, both the guest and master heads are to port and forward of that the owner’s cabin which has a roomy v-berth arrangement with filler for a full double berth arrangement.

Thistle is powered by a Ford Lehman FWC 80 HP diesel, with less than 1,500 hours. There is also an Onan generator to power the reverse cycle heat and A/C.

She has a bronze centerboard keel which gives an 11′ draft for added stability.

On deck there is a full sail inventory consisting of a fully-battened main with roach,
fully-battened mizzen with max roach, 120% Genoa headsail, roller-furling, 150% Genoa
Storm Trysail, Storm Jib, Reefable staysail for inner forestay, a Hood MPS cruising spinnaker with snuffer, spinnaker pole and Sail covers. All have a lot of life left in them.

There are a number of winches, 2  Barient #35 2-speed primaries, 2 Barient #26-2-speed electric secondaries, (2) Barient #33 two-speed port mast lower and reefing winches, a Barient #10 on Mizzen mast and reefing winch.

2 large dorades on deck for venti


Guest Head

New Vacuflush toilet with holding tank and tankwatch
Cabinets with sliding doors/drawers for additional storage
Sink with hot and cold water
Shower with hot and cold water

Owner’s Head

LectraSan toilet
Cabinets with sliding doors/drawers for additional storage
Sink with hot and cold water


Located aft, in the main salon, on the port side, the galley is U-shaped.
Wood-grain Formica countertops
Engine-driven Alder Barbour refrigeration
12V Grunert refrigeration
Force 10 4-burner stove with oven (2004) and propane tanks
Double stainless steel sink
Hot and cold pressure water system
Plenty of storage
Salt water tap
Hand-pumped filtered cold water

Sails & Rigging


Anodized aluminum spars and boom
Spinnaker pole
Stainless steel standing rigging 1 x 19
Jiffy reefing system on main and mizzen
Custom Hinckley rod lug tensioners
Detachable inner forestay
Adjustable backstay
Separate sail track for storm trysail on main mast


Barient #35 2-speed primaries
Barient #26 2-speed electric secondaries
(2) Barient #22 two-speed port mast lower and reefing winches
Barient #10 on mizzen mast and reefing winch

SAILS  (All sails lightly used and in excellent condition)

Full-batten main with max roach
Full-batten mizzen with max roach
120% Genoa headsail, roller-furling
150% Genoa
Storm Trysail
Storm Jib
Reefable staysail for inner forestay
Hood MPS cruising spinnaker with snuffer
Sail Covers


New vacuflush toilet
(6) Newer batteries
Separate 12v generator starting battery
40-amp battery charger
(2) 110V shore power hookups-120V AC system
Onan Generator-7.5KW/120V
Navigation lights, masthead light, spreader lights, compass light
Ford Lehman 4-cylinder FWC diesel engine, 80 hp, with hydraulic transmission, 1976 (hrs: 1358)
3-Blade self-feathering max prop with dripless stem gland
Reverse-cycle heating/air conditioning


To starboard, across from the galley, is a large chart table with drawer storage below.  Equipment includes:

Nexus Wind instruments( wind, steer, multi & speed) above companionway
Garmin 2019C GPS on swing mount making it visible from both the helm and chart table
King SSB
Icom IC-M55 VHF
Vigil radar
Northstar 7000 loran
Alden weather fax

Hull and Deck

Flag Blue Awlgrip topsides with gold Awlgrip cove stripe, white single boot stripe and green bottom
White deck and house with molded-in-nonskid
Varnished exterior teak


Solid, hand-laid fiberglass hull and deck, reinforced in all high stress areas with fiberglass stem and longitudinal stiffeners
The deck is set in a 6″ flange and then fiberglassed and bolted to form a permanent hull deck joint.
Keel: 10,500 lbs lead fastened externally with stainless steel bolts
Stainless steel-capped rub rail
Cast bronze centerboard-operated by a worm gear with hand crank.


Stainless bow pulpit
Varnished teak toe rails
Varnished teak ensign staff
Teak and stainless steel dorade vents
Varnished handrails on cabin top port and starboard
Two decktop opening hatches with varnished frames and translucent white plexiglass
Isolated LPG locker
Teak hatch cover to insulate deck icebox
Folding teak cockpit table that stows against steering pedestal

Additional Equipmen

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.
Contact Information

For a video tour of this vessel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz-0l_IoNRo

Please contact listing broker, Larry Rutter, for an appointment.

Email: larryrutter@ruddersandmoorings

Cell: 401-338-3554

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