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1988 Hinckley Sou'wester 42

Stonington, Connecticut


EARTH ANGEL was built in 1988 for an owner who considered her the ultimate sailboat.  His continuous ownership since that time, including considerable upgrading and superb maintenance, has reflected his strong feelings for this fine vessel.  And like many Sou'wester 42's, she has the ocean miles under her keel to prove just how special and capable she is.  

EARTH ANGEL has the preferred Cherry interior, with the rare aft cabin layout.  This interior format is particularly relevant today when the desire for private sleeping cabins is still strong.  Her two settee/two pilot berth layout on the salon makes her feel open and roomy, a nd provides excellent sea berths when offshore with crew.

EARTH ANGEL is a yawl - which this owner loves.  He appreciates the ability to modify sail arrangements both upwind and down to suit the conditions - finding the yawl rig particularly flexible.  And just a few years ago he installed a Selden electric furling mast - a nod to convenience, safety and flexibility.  This mast is the height of the normal sloop rig on a SW42, so if desired, she could be converted to a sloop quite simply.

Electric winches, a brand new generator, air-conditioning, heat, water maker, etc.  EARTH ANGEL is totally equipped and maintained to be taken on her next voyage.  Highly recommended.  

Basic Boat Info

Make: Hinckley
Model: Sou'wester 42
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HRH42041A888
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42'9 ft
Waterline Length: 31'3 ft
Beam: 12'6 ft
Max Draft: 9'1 ft
Min Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 24,000 lb
Ballast: 8,500 lb
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 52hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 155 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers


John Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales


Stonington Yacht Sales
194 Water Street
Stonington, Connecticut, US, 06378
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.

Vessel Overview

many consider the Hinckley Sou'wester 42 to be iconic, in appearance and function.  As a result, these boats have been reviewed and detailed may times over the years.  I will not attempt to repeat all the accolades or details, but will give you the particulars on Earth Angel.




EARTH ANGEL has the somewhat unique interior featuring an aft cabin.   Her interior is satin varnished cherry, perhaps the most elegant interior wood finish done by Hinckley. The cabin sole is solid teak and holly, an impressive construction detail.

Begininng forward is the traditional Vee-berth cabin, with drawers below the berth, lockers above, A bureau of drawers aft of the berth to port and a hanging locker to starboard.  The standard Hinckley translucent hatch above allows both light and ventilation, and there are two fixed ports.  There is both heat and air conditioning in this cabin.  

Next aft to starboard is the large hanging locker.  Opposite, the large head compartment is found.  This head is a "wet head" - the shower is the entire head.  Often sailors skip the curtain and use the shower as a cleaning opportunity.  However, EARTH ANGEL does have a curtain track for those who like to keep the water contained when showering.

The main salon features the traditional port and starboard settees with a pilot berth to port.  Above the starboard berth are several storage lockers.  outboard of both berths are three large drawers (6 in total).  There is no shortage of storage in this layout.  There is large translucent hatch above, and several fixed portlights both port and starboard, with room-darkening curtains to draw when desired.  There is both heat and air conditioning in this cabin.  The centerline cherry table has two leaves for flexibility and two storage areas in the center. 

Four cowl vents with dorado boxes ventilate the interior.

The nav station is aft facing, at the end f the starboard settee.  The electrical panel and a GPS nav panel are located here.  There is storage in the nav table, and drawers below.  

Aft of the nav station is the quarter cabin.  There is ample standing headroom and one fixed port and two opening ports.  There is a large hanging locker and several drawers and lockers.  This cabin has it's own air-conditioning unit. There is an access panel to get to the side and top of the engine inboard of the berth.

The Galley is U-shaped and in the port quarter.  There is an large top opening Fridge/Freezer with two compartments (both can be fridges or one can be a freezer.  They each have a SeaFrost holding plate unit installed. There is a 3-burner Shipmate stainless steel stove with oven, gimbaled. A double stainless steel sink is located toward the centerline.  Dish and pantry storage is exceptional.  

The companionway stair lift to provide access to the engine room.


  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch GPS Multi Function panel at Nav Station
  • Raymarine small chart plotter at helm
  • Icom IC-M402 VHF at nav station
  • Pioneer Stereo with two recessed speakers in salon
  • Raymarine boat speed at helm
  • Raymarne Depth at helm
  • Raymarine wind instrument at Helm
  • Raymarine Radar on Mizzen mast
  • Autohelm 6000 autopilot
  • Ritchie compass in binnacle


  • Mase I.S.4.04 generator - New 2022
  • Two 30 amp shore power connections with cords


  • Rod rigging
  • Selden Electric furling mast for Mainsail (new 2016)
  • Selden Boom (new 2016)
  • Rod standing rigging (new 2016)
  • Hall quickvang
  • Harken MkIV Roller furling for headsail
  • Removable inner forestay (wire)
  • baby stay (wire)
  • Two Barient 24 winches on deck at mast
  • Barient 24 2 speed Self Tailing winch on mast
  • Barient 32  2 speed Self Tailing primary winches
  • Barient 28 2 speed Self Tailing secondary winches
  • Barient 24 2 speed self tailing main sheet/outhaul/centerboard winch on cabin top
  • Barient 17 Self Tailing halyard winches on mizzen mast
  • Barient 18 mizzen sheet winch on mizzen mast
  • Inboard jib tracks on cabin top
  • Inboard genoa tracks on deck
  • Outboard genoa tracks on toerail
  • Mid-boom mainsail sheeting with Harken traveller


  • Mainsail - Quantum  2016
  • Mizzen - Quantum  2016
  • Headsail - Quantum, (ordered - new 2023)
  • Headsail - North sails
  • Storm jib
  • Mizzen Staysail
  • Asymmetrical spinaker


  • All exterior Varnish re-coated July-2022
  • Dodger with stainless steel frame
  • Aqua Whisper Mini water maker
  • Survivetec 8 person liferaft in canister mounted in a stainless deck bracket.
  • Espar Diesel heating system
  • Cruisair Air-conditioning - two units
  • Lee Clothes port and starboard in salon
  • Ocean Frigast (Denmark) chrome reading lamps
  • Overhead lights in salon and galley
  • Varnished teak rimmed destroyer wheel
  • Varnished teak folding cockpit table with two leaves
  • Varnished drink holder on pedestal
  • teak decking on cockpit sole
  • Flip -up hinged step aft of helm
  • Several snatch blocks
  • Several winch handles
  • Lifelines with gates port and starbopard
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • wash down pump
  • Emergency tiller
  • Two propane tanks in dedicated propane locker
  • Tohatsu 6 hp four stroke outboard
  • Teak outboard motor mount on stern pulpit
  • 2 Horseshoe life rings


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.
Additional Contact Information

Stonington Yacht Sales represents high quality, distinctive vessels, and buyers and sellers who appreciate finely tuned services to meet their unique needs. Please call John Farmelo to learn more about this vessel and our comprehensive, and somewhat exclusive, brokerage services.

John C. Farmelo

Stonington Yacht Sales, LLC

at Dodson Boatyard, Stonington CT.


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