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1976 Hinckley Sou'wester 50

Stonington, Connecticut


Hinckley Sou'wester 50s are known the world over for their beauty and exceptional sailing characteristics. Saphira is the cleanest version of this venerable design we've ever seen. The current owner has exceeded all maintenance standards to keep Saphira at the ready for their arrival nearly every weekend during the summer and away for week-long vacations. Saphira is ready to take you wherever you want to go, and will always give you goose bumps as you row in from the mooring. 

Here's a list of her recent upgrades:


All (4) AGM Batteries replaced

New Seafrost and Freezer System installed

Garmin VHF handset mounted at helm

Sunbrella helm cover

Leaded glass butterfly hatch with Sunbrella cover

New hot water heater and plumbing

New 165 am Leese/Nevelle high-output alternator installed

Engine valve cover gasket and drive belts replaced

2 @ 100 watt solar panels added bringing total solar charging capability to 180 watts

Cabin sole re-varnished

All black water hoses replaced with 70-feet of premium sewage hose

New Scirocco fan added to main cabin


New Garmin Electronics: Radar, 12-inch touch screen chart plotter, 4 @ multi-display head units, pedestal rail mount and Nave Pod for chart plotter at helm, Nav Pod for 3 Garmin displays at top of companionway, VHF with AIS

All sails removed and sent out for cleaning and any small repairs needed. New Sunbrella cover fabric for three working sails

All interior and exterior lighting converted to LED

All running rigging new


Raycor 75500 max fuel filter system installed

New engine water pump and all cooling hoses replaced

All fuel lines replaced

New engine heat exchanger, bilge pump float switch

Each year Saphira was hauled, cleaned throughout, her engine and running gear serviced and bottom-painted




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

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Saphira
Make: Hinckley
Model: Sou'wester 50
Year: 1976
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Hinckley Yachts
Designer: Henry R. Hinckley
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HRH500020875
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Length Overall: 50'6 ft / 15.39 m
Waterline Length: 36'5 ft / 11.10 m
Beam: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Max Draft: 10 ft / 3.05 m
Min Draft: 5.75 ft
Displacement: 36,000 lb
Ballast: 10,500 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Lehman
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Bronze
  • Year: 1976
  • Engine Hours: 1800
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Yawl

Additional Information

New listing. Additional information and photos will be regularly updated.

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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