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1970 Hinckley Bermuda 40

Camden, Maine


The Hinckley Bermuda 40 may be considered one of our industries most iconic sailboat brands ever built.  And this exceptionally well maintained B40 Yawl could not be a better example.  NUNKI may be best described as "a brand new old boat!"  The perfect blend of classic Bill Tripp lines, Hinckley craftsmanship and lots and lots of modern day systems and equipment.  After a massive 2006-2008 refit, NUNKI re-launched  with a new lease on life.  With over 3 full pages of improvements in her listing, it would be easier to describe what was not addressed!  This unique B40 Yawl is yearning for that special sailing enthusiast not just looking to buy a boat; but looking for a nostalgic relationship with a true sailing classic with the willingness and desire to  become NUNKI'S next lucky steward.  Launched in August 2023 to run all systems, NUNKI is now back in the storage building.


Stonington Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Lyman-Morse Yacht Brokerage.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: NUNKI
Make: Hinckley
Model: Bermuda 40
Year: 1970
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: The Hinckley Company
Designer: Bill H. Tripp
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 526920
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40'9 ft / 12.42 m
Waterline Length: 28'10 ft / 8.79 m
Beam: 11'9 ft / 3.58 m
Max Draft: 8'7 ft / 2.62 m
Min Draft: 4.5 ft
Displacement: 20,000 lb
Ballast: 6,500 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: 55B
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 86
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 7 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 88 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 17 gal


Heads Count: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 4
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Yawl


NUNKI is a unique and beautifully maintained Hinckley B40 yawl.  She has had all her major systems updated in the last 15 years (most in a major refit 2006-2008).  She has a custom Herreshoff-styled interior in excellent condition.  This B40 has been exceptionally well maintained with continual improvements over time.  NUNKI is perfect for the buyer looking for that iconic classic  that has already been refit with great modern equipment and systems.  She was recently launched (August 2023) and commissioned electronically and mechanically before being returned to her storage building.


NUNKI may well be one of the nicest B40's in existence today.  Thanks to a massive 2006-2008 refit, this 1970 B40 Yawl offers all the nostalgia of her era but with all the modern technology available today.  The bright and cheerful Herreshoff-style interior provides a great combination of white bulkheads and high gloss varnished cherry trim.  Exceptionally plush and cozy interior blue cushions with backrests provide luxurious comfort.  A beautiful Luke fireplace with blue and white delft tiles provides heat for the main salon on those chilly New England summer nights.

The OWNERS CABIN is forward, where a large custom inner spring mattress berth provides spacious sleeping accommodations for two, and storage below.  A hanging locker is to starboard and dresser to port, with custom TV cabinet/locker.  A large opening overhead hatch provides great light and ventilation; along with several opening portlights in the cabin-sides.  The fore-peak anchor/chain locker can be accessed through opening doors at the head of the custom berth.

The head is to port and equipped with an electric toilet and 17 gallon aluminum holding tank (with a fitting to connect to a potential 2nd tank (not included); Y-valve and overboard discharge macerator pump; hand-held shower; sink with hot and cold water, Corian counter top and new head cabin sole.


The salon is pleasant and bright with white overhead panels/bulkheads and varnished cherry trim.  The cabin floor is constructed of Hinckley's signature "Teak and Holly" sole, made from solid teak and holly + spline and not a veneer.  The Settees to port and starboard are oversize and both pull out to make small double berths. Cushions are plush and covered with Royal blue fabric (with second set of covers).  All interior port lights have blue curtains (2 sets) for privacy.  Dining takes place at the large custom salon drop leaf table and comfortably seats 6 people.  The custom brass Luke tile fireplace is to starboard; a unique addition to this cozy salon .A second hanging locker is located to starboard across from the head.  The large overhead opening hatch provides great light and ventilation to the salon.  Additional climate control is provided via the Reverse Cycle Air conditioning as well as 3 12v fans.


     ~  Custom Galley with white Corian counters

     ~  Stainless steel sink with pressure hot and cold water & back-up manual pump

     ~  Shipmate 3-burner stove with oven (overhauled during refit)

     ~  New propane system with upgrades in 2005/2006

     ~  Grunnert 12v cold plate refrigeration (under Corian countertop)

     ~  Open wet locker and liquor locker aft of refrigeration

     ~  Additional bottle storage forward behind Luke stove

     ~  Engine access through removable portions of companionway steps, bulkheads and hinged counter (great access.)


     ~  Tan Dodger

     ~  Cockpit cushions (Tan w/green piping) 2-sets

     ~  Canvas covers for helm pedestal and liferaft (2007)

     ~  Varnished coamings in spacious cockpit

     ~  Cockpit storage space under two large seats

     ~  More storage in large aft  lazarette

     ~  SS Edson Wheel covered in Elk hide

     ~  Harken Main sheet system at helm

     ~  Varnished folding cockpit table mounted on stainless binnacle


     ~  2006 Raymarine Autopilot 7001 w/remote

     ~  2006 Raymarine ST-60 Wind indicator

     ~  2006 Raymarine A65 radar/GPS plotter at Nav station

     ~  2008 Raymarine C-120 GPS Plotter display at helm

     ~  2006 Autohelm ST-50 Tri-data display

     ~  2006 Icom M-45 VHF w/DSC

     ~  Danforth Binnacle helm compass

     ~  2006 McCurdo Precision GPIRB Cat II 

     ~  Fusion Sirius Satellite Radio

     ~  Clarion CMD4 Marine receiver

     ~  Clarion Pro Audio CD Changer

     ~  VHS/DVD player

     ~  Shakespeare TV Antenna

     ~  Chelsea Clock and Barometer

Electrical System

     ~  2006 Master Volt 4 KW Diesel Genset

     ~  2006 Blue Seas AC/DC Circuit breaker panel with voltmeters & amp meters

     ~  2006 (New 120v wiring) and receptacles

     ~  2006 Prosine Inverter and Pathfinder battery combiner

     ~  2006 Mastervolt auto-transfer switch with charging relay

     ~  (2) 8D 12 v batteries

     ~  (1) Group 24 battery dedicated to electric windlass

     ~  (2) 50 amp shore power cords

     ~  Link Monitor 2000

Mechanical & Plumbing

     ~  2006 Westerbeak 55 HP water-cooled diesel engine (approx 86 hrs!!!)

     ~  2006 Transmission, shifter and Cutlass bearing replaced

     ~  2006 Westerbeak Instrument panel

     ~  Racor fuel/water separator for main engine

     ~  3-blade bronze Max feathering prop

     ~  Racor R-12T fuel/water separator for Genset

     ~  6 gallon Hot water tank

     ~  Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump

     ~  Ideal Electric Windlass

     ~  Rule bilge pumps

     ~  12v Deckwash pump

     ~  Domestic freshwater pressure pump

     ~  Reverse cycle Air Conditioning 

Hull & Deck

     ~  Flag Green Awl grip topsides with single white boot top & Gold cove stripe

     ~  Oyster white non-skid on white deck/cabin sides etc

     ~  2006 bottom was stripped and 3 coats Interprotect 2000 applied

     ~  Varnished teak toe rails and exterior teak trim

     ~  Hinckley Highly polished Stainless steel bow stem iron, pulpit and pushpit

     ~  Custom Stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines

Sails & Rigging

     ~  Aluminum main and mizzen masts Awlgripped white

     ~  Schaffer Roller furling headsail system

     ~  Spinnaker pole mounted on mast

     ~  2006 Harken traveler system for mainsheet at helm

     ~  Boom Vang

     ~  Boom preventer

     ~  2008 New running rigging for main and mizzen masts

     ~  Doyle Mizzen sail and Mack mainsail

     ~  Doyle MPS

     ~  Mack 140% Genoa (good)

     ~  Mack 110% Genoa (good)

     ~  Mizzen staysail

     ~  Anderson ST 52 Primary Winches (New in 2000)

     ~  Barient Secondary winches 20SS (mounted on custom plinths)

     ~  Barient Mainsheet winch

     ~  Barient Halyard winches 

Additional Gear

     ~  Bruce Anchor with chain and rode

     ~  Delta anchor with chain and rode

     ~  Horseshoe life rings with MOB strobe light

     ~  USCG approved Life Jackets

     ~  USCG approved Life Sling

     ~  USCG approved MOM

     ~  Winslow Life raft in Pelican case (needs inspection)

     ~  Boarding ladder

     ~  Screens for opening overhead hatches and port lights

     ~  Dock lines and fenders

     ~  Deck shower hose bib 

     ~  Propane Gas BBQ Grill

Extensive refit - Work Done - 2006-2008

In 2005, NUNKI took on water while on a mooring.  The water siphoned into the boat via the original toilet, but fortunately she was hauled quickly and the resulting water damage was more than addressed over the coming months. Between the Insurance claim and additional funds from this owner, NUNKI had a substantial 2-year refit resulting in tremendous upgrades; bringing new life to this classic Hinckley B40.  Below is a description of what was done to eliminate the water damage and further improve the vessel:


     ~  Replaced all 12v/120v wiring in the boat that was exposed to the water intrusion (and beyond); including new battery cables, dynaplate cabling and 120v wiring.

     ~  Replaced various pumps, sensors, senders and other items that were water damaged - including Wema Fuel and Water Senders, fuel transfer pump, macerator pump and sump pump with Y-valve, sea water wash-down pump, fresh water pressure pump, two Rule Bilge pumps (with new switch panels), oil pressure and alarm sending units.

     ~  Replaced LPG System to meet ABYC and NFPA standards - new tanks, hoses, valves, gauges.  Installed Fireboy solenoid switch and alarm.

     ~  New Magma Marine Kettle 2 Propane Grill

     ~  Replaced the entire wind indicator and instrument package with new Raymarine ST-60 setup.

     ~  Replaced and upgraded RayMarine Autohelm steering system to SmartPilot including additional instrument repeater and S-100 remote.

     ~  Replaced two bilge pumps

     ~  Added modern manual bilge pump (Gusher MK3)

     ~  Repaired all overboard thru-hull fittings to ensure they move freely

     ~  Repaired and upgraded black water system and added new aluminum holding tank (17 Gallon on portside with connectors available to add another future 17 gallon tank on stbd side.)  Added anti-siphon loops and valves, new hoses and Y-valve.

     ~  Restored greywater sump to original purpose

     ~  Replaced and upgraded AC/Heat system

     ~  Repaired and stabilized the main salon table with new larger base

     ~  Repaired and strengthened binnacle table, adjusted fit

     ~  Added new higher pedestal guard with offset for C70 GPS Plotter

     ~  Installed new 4KW Mastervolt Diesel Genset

     ~  Installed new battery forward for Genset and electric anchor windlass

     ~  Replaced Perkins 4-108M main engine with new Westerbeke 55B, new shaft, new transmission and Hurst throttle/shifter

     ~  Removed and replaced frozen gate valve in exhaust system; replaced exhaust hose and installed vented loop.

     ~  New Horseshoe rings, Safeguard SOLAS Life Vests with ACR whistle lanyards and lights, safety harnesses with Wichard tethers and 5 Extrasport boat Tushion PFD's.

     ~  Added McMurdo Precision GPIRB CAT II 

     ~  New Davis Deluxe Hanging EchoMaster

     ~  Added Nobeltech Passport and Maptech charts

     ~  Overhauled Constellation compass; calibrate and compensate 

     ~  Installed new 4:1 Harken Vang/Prreventer

     ~  Installed new 4:1 Harken system for helm mainsheet/traveler handling

     ~  Bottom paint completely stripped off, blisters repaired, applied 3 coats of Interprotect 2000 barrier coat and new bottom paint.

     ~  Added new Winslow liferaft; Coastal 4-man with insulated floor, tripod arch in Pelican Case, SS cradle and canvas cover.

     ~  Added new tricolor light and masthead/anchor lights and wiring

     ~  New steaming light/wiring

     ~  Replaced all mast butt electrical connections for quick disconnect

     ~  New VHF radio and wire in mast

     ~  Replaced all 120v wiring and receptacles in boat

     ~  New Blue Seas AC/DC Breaker panel with volt/amp meters

     ~  New Cockpit cushions to fit cockpit traveler system

     ~  New Cutlass bearing

     ~  New Battery charger

     ~  New wiring and dedicated battery for Windlass/Genset

     ~  Re-built anchor windlass and added breaker switch

     ~  Replaced running rigging; halyards, sheets, guys, lazyjacks, outhaul, jib furl, topping lift, tack pennants etc.

     ~  Repaired Schaeffer Genoa fairlead blocks

     ~  Added 3 new Lewmar snatch blocks

     ~  New Pro-sine Inverter and Pathfinder Battery combiner

     ~  New Mastervolt auto transfer switch and charging relay

     ~  (2) new CO2 monitors

     ~  New Shakespeare Antennas for TV, FM and digital TV on laptop

     ~  New Sirius XM radio antenna

     ~  New Chelsea clock and Barometer

     ~  New canvas Mainsail cover, helm/wheel cover and liferaft cover

     ~  All exterior varnish was stripped and re-built and cabin sold stripped and re-built 

     ~  New RayMarine Radar - C70 display with pod at helm; A65 Chart plotter at Nav station and new electronic charts for laptop.

     ~  Entire interior was removed (except for structural bulkheads)  Bilges were steam cleaned, painted and insulation added to hull and deck.  Bulkheads, overhead and ceilings were stripped of varnish, sealed with Epoxy and painted white.

     ~  All interior bright work on teak lockers, trim, table were stripped, refinished and built back up with varnish.

     ~  The pilot berths were removed from the interior and turned into additional storage space.  The original head was removed and replaced with custom fiberglass unit and includes white Corian counters.

****  These changes, improvements, additions have resulted in a stunning interior that is warm, inviting and functional.  NUNKI is clearly a unique opportunity for sailors looking for a classic with modern systems.


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.

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