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1972 Hinckley Bermuda 40 MK III Yawl

Northeast Harbor, Maine


BLOSSOM represents a great opportunity to take over ownership of a meticulously cared for Bermuda 40 that is very well equipped and and has been thoughtfully upgraded by her last two owners over the last 30 years. She is a beautiful boat both on the water and below and interested sailors are encouraged to view her in person.

Price reduced - currently stored inside a building at Hinckley in Southwest Harbor and easy to see.


Prelimiinary Listing - additional photos coming soon


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

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: BLOSSOM
Make: Hinckley
Model: Bermuda 40 MK III Yawl
Year: 1972
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Hinckley Yachts
Designer: Bill Tripp Jr
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HRH401171374
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40'9 ft / 12.42 m
Length Of Deck: 40'9 ft / 12.42 m
Waterline Length: 28'10 ft / 8.79 m
Beam: 11'9 ft / 3.58 m
Max Draft: 8'9 ft / 2.67 m
Min Draft: 4.5 ft
Displacement: 20,000 lb
Ballast: 6,500 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 6
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: 55B4 fwc diesel
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 725
Cruising Speed: 6.25 kn
Maximum Speed: 8.1 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 48 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Yawl

Vessel Description

BLOSSOM is a classic yawl-rigged early Mark III B-40 and represents a great opportunity to take over ownership of a meticulously cared for Bermuda 40 that is very well equipped and has been extensively upgraded by her current owner and her previous owner of over 30 years. She had an extensive refit at the Hinckley Service yard in Southwest Harbor, Maine in 2005 and was used lightly during Maine summers and stored inside a heated building in the winter. Her current owner has continued that care and use and has continued to upgrade and improve her. Besides her normal winter service and maintenance, her recent upgrades include:


Upgrades since 2017:


  • Hull Awlgripped (2017)
  • New Raymarine full electronics upgrade including chartplotter, radar, autopilot, instruments, VHF and AIS (2018)
  • New DC panel and batteries including starting and house systems and furling system (2018)
  • Awlgrip cockpit (2018)
  • Replaced head hoses (2018)
  • Complete service of centerboard system and trunk (2020)
  • Complete drive train service (transmission, shaft, cutlass bearing, etc. – 2020)
  • Freshwater plumbing replaced (2020)
  • New battery charger and re-wire of 110v system (2020)
  • Exterior varnish stripped and redone (2020)
  • Toe rails replaced (2020)


Hinckley 2005 Refit included:


  • Deck Non-skid Awlgripped
  • Hull Awlgripped
  • Engine replaced
  • Batteries replaced
  • New Edson pedestal and engine controls
  • Upgraded propane system
  • Upgraded fuel system
  • New cutlass bearing and propeller shaft
  • New Alcraft hot water heater
  • New head faucet
  • New Alternator
  • Head bulkheads and overhead painted
  • Engine room painted and sound insulation installed
  • Bottom stripped and sealed with Introprotect 2000
  • Main sheet traveler rebuilt
  • Cockpit drain hoses replaced
  • Toe rail varnish stripped and built back up




  • Claret Awlgrip Topsides (2017)  
  • White Deck and house with contrasting light gray nonskid (nonskid repainted 2005, cockpit repainted 2018)
  • White Bootstripe (2017)
  • Blue bottom
  • Varnished exterior teak (stripped and redone 2020)



  • Solid fiberglass hull reinforced with additional laminations in all stress areas.
  • Deck, with balsa core stiffeners, is set in a 6” molded hull flange, fiberglassed and bolted to form a permanent hull/deck joint.
  • External lead keel - Fastened with stainless steel bolts
  • Bronze centerboard - is operated by a worm gear with override in case grounding.
  • Rub rail – Painted with stainless steel half-round at sheer.


Deck includes:

  • Varnished teak toe rails replaced 2020
  • Stainless steel stem head with anchor roller, bow and stern pulpits, and stanchions with double lifelines and gates (stanchions rebedded 2005)
  • Second anchor line on spool in chain locker with deck access aft of windlass 5/8” braided nylon, approx. 200’
  • Varnished teak toe rails, trim, hatch, lazarette and dorade boxes, handrails
  • Double dorades in teak dorade box with storage area between dorade guards
  • Single removable dorade forward for chain locker
  • Two custom Hinckley translucent hatches with screens.       Hatches can be hinged to open forward or aft.
  • Mounts for spinnaker pole and whisker pole on deck




The spacious cockpit has stainless steel capped, inboard teak-covered cockpit coamings that include winch pockets.

  • Cockpit Awlgripped 2018
  • Wheel pedestal steering (New Edson pedestal 2005 – including engine controls)
  • Cockpit dodger- white with elkhide on aft edge and opening front section
  • Cockpit awning
  • Full boat awning – tan Sunbrella in three sections (Made in the Shade – Ft Lauderdale, FL)
  • Teak cockpit grate
  • Large opening watertight cockpit seats give access to generous sail locker storage.
  • Custom removable Hinckley helmsman seat – mounts on mizzen mast
  • Binnacle mounted compass with cover and stainless steel binnacle guard.
  • Varnished teak folding cockpit table with folding leaves mounted to binnacle guard
  • White cockpit cushions in excellent condition
  • Sun cover for pedestal, wheel and table





Entry from the cockpit is forward down the teak-trimmed companionway into the classic 6-berth offshore interior. BLOSSOM is finished in varnished mahogany with white overhead and varnished teak & holly cabin sole.






Aft is the full-width GALLEY:

  • Formica countertop
  • Aft, double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water
  • Custom mug rack and spice storage above sink
  • Custom dish storage behind sliding doors on port side
  • Gimbaled 3-burner propane gas stove with oven to port
  • Icebox on starboard side accessed through countertop
  • Generous counter space, dish and food storage lockers
  • Built-in dust pan with teak grate in the galley sole.
  • Removable gimbaled Balmar Sea Cook offshore stove


NAVIGATION Area - is located in the starboard galley.

  • Custom electronics shelf with sled/shelf design pulls out for easy access and repair or replacement
  • Chart storage above accessed through drop front panel.
  • Electrical panels aft


Navigation/Electronics Equipment (all Raymarine equipment new 2018):


  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 9” chartplotter display at helm
  • Raymarine Quantum Q24C 18” solid state radar
  • Raymarine i70 instrument display
  • Raymarine i70 wind instrument display
  • Raymarine Ray70 VHF with DSC Hailer and AIS
  • Ray70 Mic
  • Raymarine EV-400 autopilot with p70 control head and Type 3 linear drive
  • Danforth Constellation Compass on helm pedestal
  • Alpine AM/FM/CD/XM stereo with 5 CD remote changer with Boston Acoustic speakers in main cabin and MB Quart marine speakers in cockpit       (Has Terk SIR5 marine XM sat radio antenna)
  • Separate stereo in master cabin forward



The Main Cabin features:


  • Pull-out settee/transom berths are port and starboard with pilot berths outboard with hinged lee boards stored under cushions. There is storage below and shelves outboard.
  • A fixed mahogany drop-leaf dining table is centerline with removable fiddles on center section and folding leaves and a custom extension mounted to forward bulkhead.
  • Electrical outlets (both 12V or 110 V)
  • Opening translucent hatch for extra light and fresh air
  • Two opening ports
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker forward to starboard
  • Locking custom liquor storage locker aft of hanging locker
  • Shelves on hull sheathing over aft ends of pilot berths
  • (2) 12v fans
  • Custom tool locker outboard of companionway steps with easy access to engine compartment
  • Boston Shipmate clock
  • Naudet recording barograph covers centerboard gear in dining table
  • Foul weather gear hooks for storage at companionway aft of radio shelf


HEAD (Next forward to port)

  • Varnished mahogany vanity with formica countertop
  • Stainless steel sink with fixtures and hot & cold pressure water
  • “Telephone style” shower with a separate shower fixture
  • Wilcox Crittenden Skipper head with y-valve and holding tank and LectraSan treatment system (hoses replaced 2018)
  • Medicine cabinet above with mirror
  • Drawers and lockers
  • Opening port.
  • Teak slats on sole
  • Nightlight in addition to standard 12v light sconce next to medicine cabinet
  • Custom laundry locker under lifting section of counter (Espar heater ducting runs underneath and keeps area warm and dry when in use)



This private cabin has forward access to forepeak that has chain locker.

  • V-berth with cushions covered in wheat Ultrasuede with hinged lee boards under cushions
  • Cushioned seat between V-berth
  • Shelves on hull sheathing outboard of berth and storage below in drawers and lockers
  • Bureau to port with book shelves above
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker to starboard
  • Opening translucent hatch provides plenty of natural light and ventilation.
  • Two opening ports
  • Navigation instrument repeaters (wind, speed, depth)
  • Separate Pioneer AM/FM stereo system
  • Curtains over portlights
  • Fan on forward bulkhead for additional air circulation
  • Companionway hatch screens with storage above forward end of berth



  • Aluminum main and mizzen with in-mast furling
  • Stainless steel standing rigging                          
  • Roller furling genoa
  • Varnished teak rigging rollers on shrouds
  • Custom main sheet traveler forward of companionway
  • Spreader lights
  • Spare jib halyard
  • Spinnaker pole storage on main mast
  • Detachable inner forestay
  • Forespar telescoping whisker pole with storage on deck
  • Forespar reaching strut with storage on deck
  • Block and tackle vang for main boom



  • (2) Barient #32 self-tailing 2-speed primaries –
  • (2) Barient #28 self-tailing two speed secondaries
  • (1) Barient #17 self-tailing main sheet winch on starboard cabintop under dodger
  • (1) Barient #20 self-tailing winch on port cabintop under dodger
  • Barient halyard and trimming winches on masts



  • Main - North
  • Mizzen - North
  • #1 Jib/Drifter – Baxter/Newport News
  • 130% furling jib - North
  • Spinnaker – Baxter/Newport News
  • Storm trysail (track mounted on main) - Mack Shaw (new condition)
  • Storm jib – Hood (new condition)
  • Mizzen staysail – Baxter/Newport News
  • Gennaker with snuffer – North with ATM snuffer (blue and red)



12-volt DC system:

  • Separate starting and lighting battery systems.
  • (1) Heavy-duty starting battery (2018)
  • (2) AGM house batteries 225-amp hour capacity in port sail locker (2018)
  • Ample Power alternator with smart regulator
  • Parallel switch – allows for emergency starting
  • Paneltronics 12v electrical panel with breakers, volt and amp meters (2018)
  • 110-volt 30-amp AC system (rewired 2020):
  • 30-amp shore power inlet and shore cord
  • Battery charger (2020)




  • Westerbeke 55B Four Bobtail 55-hp FWC diesel engine (New 2005). Approximately 710 hours on hour meter July 2022
  • Manual fuel lift pump with filter for bleeding engine and fuel filter changes
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Remote mounted oil filter for easier maintenance
  • 1” Stainless steel shaft with PSI Shaft Seal (removed, trued and reinstalled and realigned with engine with new shaft seal and cutlass bearing installed 2020)
  • Transmission cooler serviced 2020
  • New engine raw water seacock and hoses 2020
  • Max-prop three blade propeller with integral zinc
  • Engine alarm system for low oil pressure and high water temperature
  • Automatic Par 36680 diaphragm electric bilge pump
  • Manual Whale Titan bilge pump in at helm
  • Shower and ice box sump pump (Par Water Puppy)
  • Espar 3DL diesel heater with outlets in salon, head and forward cabin
  • Propane system with two 10 lb. aluminum propane tanks with regulator, remote solenoid and Xintex propane monitoring and control system
  • Analog gauges for both water tanks at galley
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Manual cold fresh water faucet at galley sink
  • Fresh water plumbing replaced 2020




Ground Tackle:

  • Ideal electric windlass mounted in custom stainless steel reinforced deck plate with integral chain snubber and vertical rope and chain gypsies
  • Anchor chain 160’ BBB 3/8” chain and 180’ 5/8 nylon three strand rode
  • Separate anchor rode (approximately 200’ 5/8” double braid on spool in chain locker with separate deck access behind windlass
  • Custom polished stainless steel anchor bow roller with 45# CQR anchor
  • Luke 70 pound three piece storm anchor stowed under starboard pilot berth
  • 20-H Danforth anchor with chocks and line on trunk cabin (lunch hook)
  • Fortress 32 lb. aluminum anchor in storage bag
  • Third anchor rode on spool in Lazarette for stern anchor



  • (2) Horseshoe life rings with Hinckley stainless steel storage brackets – one with Forespar crew overboard pole, one with an ARC floating strobe light
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Hinckley stainless steel emergency tiller
  • Felco C-12 3/8” emergency cable cutters
  • Six person Coastal liferaft in deck mounted hard case (out of inspection)
  • Hathway Reiser Raymond Galerider and harness (storm drogue)
  • Detachable inner forestay with halyard provides flexibility in sail management and balance as conditions warrant
  • Lexan top drop board and acrylic storm shutters for salon fixed windows for storm conditions




  • Saltwater deck wash – forward at anchor windlass
  • Freshwater deck wash – aft of cockpit – with hose and shower head
  • 5-step boarding ladder
  • Davis single quick step boarding ladder
  • Varnished teak outboard bracket – on stern rail (with two spares)
  • Guest portable spotlight
  • Fenders with fleece covers embroidered with 40117 numerals
  • Docklines
  • Varnished fender board with stainless rubstrips
  • Padded fender board with fleece cover against hull and plastic against pilings
  • Boat hook
  • Horn
  • Sun covers for handrails, dorade box, lazarette and propane covers, helm pedestal and winches
  • Ship’s bell
  • Ratsy Lapthorn boson’s chair with custom single handed Mack Shaw rope hoist for single handed mast accents
  • Transparent cover over rudder post for visual reference of rudder position
  • (2) Marinco 50’ 30 amp shore power cords with 15 to 30 amp adapter
  • Force 10 charcoal marine barbeque with carrying case and stern rail mounting bracket
  • Locada 7 handheld direction finder
  • Davis Mark II boxed sextant (excellent condition)
  • Icom IC-M34 handheld VHF radio
  • Weems & Plath Chartkit Plotter
  • 12’X18” cotton sewn complete signal flag set stored in sewn pocketed roll for dressing ship (or signaling nearby navy ships).
  • Extensive spares, including:
    • Spare new alternatore
    • (2) two blade propellers
    • Fresh water pump
    • Globe rubber boots for shroud bases
    • Extra Barient winch handles
    • 400’ 5/8” three strand line
    • Misc cabinet hardware and pulls including Hinckley stainless steel hatch adjusters
    • Bulbs, wire, fixtures
    • Articulating snatch blocks (two 1 ½” and two 3”)
    • Two 4” control blocks
    • Two track mounted opening twin sheet lead blocks
    • Wilcox Crittenden head rebuild kit


Owner's personal gear and art do not convey with the vessel.

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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