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2001 Hinckley Picnic Boat EP

Easton, Maryland


LA DOLCE VITA is single owner Picnic Boat Extended Pilothouse maintained in excellent condition by Hinckley Yacht Services. She is lift kept, and comes with a triple-axle bunk trailer.  Recent survey available and Hinckley is addressing items identified.  Easily shown in Easton, MD while in heated indoor storage.


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

Price: $305,000
Make: Hinckley
Model: Picnic Boat EP
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Hinckley Yachts
Designer: Bruce King
Construction: Composite


Length: 36 ft / 10.97 m
Length Overall: 36'5 ft / 11.10 m
Beam: 10 ft / 3.05 m
Max Draft: 1'9 ft / 0.53 m
Displacement: 11,700 lb
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP fwc diesel
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Hours: 640
Cruising Speed: 24 kn
Maximum Speed: 27 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 35 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 27 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Jet
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Jet Boats, Express Cruiser, Downeast

Steering System
Joystick Control

The Picnic Boat EP (Extended Pilothouse) combines traditional aesthetics in her beautiful lines and stunning craftsmanship with modern design and materials. LA DOLCE VITA’s thoughtful appointments make her well equipped for effortless and elegant entertaining and cruising.  She features an open and comfortable pilothouse and cockpit, with ample seating surrounding the engine box.  Below in the cabin, she sleeps two comfortably forward and includes a head with shower and galley.

Hinckley Yacht Services maintains LA DOLCE VITA and ready for her new owner. A recent survey is available.

LA DOLCE VITA’s significant features include:

  • One-owner boat
  • Anchor windlass with fold-out bow roller in anchor locker
  • Varnished teak wood package
  • Varnished teak handrails
  • Heater Craft heater
  • Combination inverter/charger
  • Low hours (640) on Yanmar 440 hp engine
  • Custom three-axle bunk trailer included
  • Full boat cover
  • Liferaft
  • Flag Blue Awlgrip topsides

  • Light Cream gelcoat cabin house and deck

  • Light Cream double bootstripe

  • Red Bottom paint


The Hull is Kevlar E-glass hybrid outer skin with balsa and Corecell core carbon fiber inner skin, SCRIMPed with vinylester resin. Deck and cockpit are E-glass and balsa core, SCRIMPED with vinylester resin.

  • The deck sole has a molded-in nonskid pattern
  • Marelon ball-valve seacocks with thru-hulls below water line and Marelon thru-hulls above the waterline
  • Stainless steel half round on fiberglass molded rub rail

Heavy-duty fiberglass swim platform has teak insert treads, stainless steel bracket and half-round.

  • Custom handrail on transom painted to match hull
  • Stainless steel telescoping 3-step folding swim ladder that stores under platform

Deck features:

  • Flush foredeck anchor locker
  • Rounded, tapered, varnished teak toe rail with Hinckley profile
  • Varnished teak eyebrow molding around cabin top
  • Teak cabin top handrails on side and aft end of pilothouse top
  • Four (4) elliptical ports on house sides (all opening)
  • Hinckley pilothouse mast with spotlight and radome painted to match deck
  • (5) Low profile opening aluminum hatches
  • Custom Hinckley 316L stainless steel bow chocks
  • Bow, stern and springline 316L stainless steel mooring cleats - mid-rail easily reached from cockpit
  • Wichard stainless steel pad eyes with chafe strips to hang fenders
  • Teak-covered cockpit coamings
  • Cockpit sole has molded-in nonskid and direct overboard drainage scuppers
  • Cockpit lockers with varnished louvered teak doors
  • Cockpit shower with mixing valve is located under starboard side gunwale

Entry to the cockpit:

  • A stainless steel cockpit ladder with two teak steps that mounts port or starboard with stainless steel brackets
  • Teak boarding step for port or starboard side deck
  • Forward cockpit seating is available in the Picnic EP engine box that has an integrated wet bar and an aft facing cushioned seat upholstered in blue and white stripe fabric.

The Wet Bar at the aft end of the pilothouse includes a molded sink with foldaway faucet and hot and cold pressure water, insulated and self-draining icebox, storage drawer to port, and locker to starboard. The sink and cooler have varnished teak covers. The entire engine box/wet bar and seat is hinged on the aft end and has electric lift for easy access to the engine.

Aft, a full-width settee has back and seat cushions upholstered in matching blue and white stripe fabric that matches the forward seat. Aft settee includes two hinged lids under the cushions to allow access to removable storage tubs and to access bilge areas. There are cup holders just forward of these cushions on either side.

  • Ivory color cockpit cover that attaches to pilothouse with snaps around cockpit coaming
  • (2) Sliding side windows and (2) Fixed forward windows (frames in excellent condition)
  • Heavy duty, self-parking, intermittent windshield wipers and fresh water washers
  • Pilothouse sole has molded-in non-skid gelcoat
  • Teak trimmed pilothouse windows and shelves
  • Insulated white overhead has four (4) acrylic opening hatches
  • Additional illumination is by four overhead low-voltage halogen lights on custom dimmer
  • Storage locker under pilothouse settee
  • (3) Cup holders
  • Pilothouse table is removable with adjustable pedestal

The Pilothouse interior has a varnished teak locking companionway door as well as:

  • Two varnished teak handrails under the aft outboard ends of the pilothouse cabin top
  • Cream sound-dampening acoustic headliner
  • Ivory-color drop curtains with windows provide a fully enclosed pilothouse
  • Ivory-colored interior window sun covers for all four pilothouse windows


Stidd helm and passenger seats are on powder-coated pedestals that are height, as well as forward and aft, adjustable. They can swivel to face aft.  Forward are stainless steel footrests.  These seats are finished in Ivory Ultra-Leather.

Forward to Port:

  • Forward passenger area also includes a varnished teak integral handrail/cup holder on the forward bulkhead. A stainless steel footrest is below the handrail. A locker with louvered door is outboard of the navigator seat pedestal.

Helm Station (Starboard):

  • Varnished teak custom instrument pod
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with varnished wood rim
  • Hinckley JetStick®
  • Engine gauges, tachometer with hour meter, oil pressure, water temperature, nozzle indicator, and fuel level
  • Top-opening locker with chart storage
  • 12-volt cigarette-style outlet in chart pocket
  • Two cup holders
  • Vessel system switches and controls
  • Heater Craft heater control

Aft Pilothouse:

Next aft, the extended pilothouse roof shades additional seating with a L-shaped settee with varnished teak shelf rim to port that faces inboard and forward and has back and bottom cushions upholstered in matching wide blue and white stripe fabric.

  • Table - Triangular varnished teak table, on an adjustable pedestal, hinges open to make a larger square
  • Storage locker under the settee
  • Two opening hatches with shades/screens are over the aft pilothouse area.

Helm Electronics/Navigation Equipment:

  • Northstar 952x GPS Navigator
  • Raymarine RL70C radar with 2-kW Radome
  • Raytheon Raymarine ST-6001+ Autopilot with rate sensor
  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF
  • Ritchie compass
  • Raytheon ST-60 multi-function display - depth, water temperature & speed indicator
  • ACR RLC 100 spotlight with helm-mounted remote control

Entertainment Electronics:

  • Alpine TDA-7563 stereo receiver
  • Alpine CHA-5624 6 CD changer
  • (2) Alpine speakers on V-berth forward bulkhead
  • (2) Alpine speakers in pilothouse
  • TV/VCR – V-berth area

The interior is finished in satin-varnished cherry, including sheathing. The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly.

  • Opening overhead hatch with sliding privacy shade
  • Four oval opening ports below


From the pilothouse companionway is the Galley to port, private Head to starboard and the V-berth accommodations forward.


The stove is set in the countertop forward and has a custom wood stove cover/cutting board which adds to the already ample counter space surrounding the sink. Microwave is built in outboard. The refrigeration is mounted aft of the sink and is accessed by a counter lift-up top. A pantry locker with louvered door, hinged top, and several shelves separates the galley from the forward V-berth area. Above is the stereo.

  • Terra Corian countertop
  • Stainless steel sink with Grohe fixture
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Sea Frost 12-volt cold-plate refrigerator in a self-draining box
  • Force 10 two-burner stainless steel stove with remote propane shut-off and wood cover/cutting board and propane tank
  • GE 1000W microwave oven
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Pantry locker with optional hinged top
  • Under counter pullout garbage receptacle
  • (3) cherry pullout drawers
  • Step light in galley
  • LP gas sniffer
  • Trident propane shut-off system
  • Opening port with screen
  • Additional storage is provided outboard and under the galley sink
  • 12V Frigast light
  • Freedom HF charger/inverter panel 

HEAD (Opposite starboard)

  • Solid cherry door panel door
  • Molded fiberglass sole for easy cleaning
  • Varnished cherry countertop with an undermount porcelain sink
  • Grohe faucet/hand held shower provides hot & cold pressure water
  • Sealand Vacu-Flush electric marine head is plumbed to a 27-gallon aluminum holding tank and overboard discharge
  • Tankwatch holding tank level indicator
  • Mirror on the forward bulkhead with cherry frame
  • Storage is provided by cherry faced lockers above and outboard the vanity, a drawer with a cherry face beside the marine head, and a locker under the vanity
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Opening port with screen
  • (2) 12V Frigast lights

V-BERTH (Forward):

  • A double berth is formed with an insert and matching cushion
  • Cushions are upholstered in narrow blue and tan stripe fabric that compliments cockpit upholstery
  • (4) throw pillows
  • Storage lockers under a V-berth have a shelf and easy access cherry drop-front doors
  • Storage in forepeak behind a louvered cherry door
  • Hanging locker is just aft of the V-berths to starboard
  • (2) Stereo speakers are mounted port and starboard on the forward bulkhead
  • (2) Hella fans port and starboard bulkhead, facing aft
  • Varnished cherry shelves over berths, port side accommodates television
  • Overhead opening hatch with Ocean Air Sky screen/shade
  • (2) 12V Frigast lights
  • Television - in forward end of berth
  • Matching German-made “Victory” clock and barometer

Low resistance, heavy copper and sacrificial zinc anode electrical bonding system. Electrical panel includes thermo-magnetic breakers, volt and amp meter.

12-Volt DC Electrical System:

  • (2) 12-volt Lifeline 4D house batteries
  • (1) Lifeline Group 31 starting battery
  • 80-amp battery alternator on engine
  • Heavy-duty battery parallel switch also allows emergency starting

110-Volt 30-Amp AC electrical system:

  • AC electrical distribution panel, volt and amp meters and DC sub-panel
  • 30A shore power inlet, relay and shore power cord
  • Xantrex Freedom HF inverter/battery charger, 1000W inverter capacity
  • 2001 Yanmar 6LY2A-STP 440-hp diesel engine
  • Hamilton 292 Jet Drive
  • ZF IRM220PL reduction transmission
  • New (2017) Vetus 12-volt bow thruster
  • Hinckley custom JetStick Gen2 control system is integrated with the bow thruster
  • Yanmar fuel filter/water separator
  • Tachometer with engine hour gauge
  • Fuel, oil pressure, and water temperature gauges
  • Alarms for high-low oil pressure and high water temperature
  • Water jet nozzle direction indicator
  • Custom wet exhaust muffler system
  • Oil transfer pump for engine and transmission
  • Manual hydraulic steering pump
  • (2) Electric 1500-GPH 12-volt bilge pumps with float switches
  • Whale emergency bilge pump mounted in cockpit locker
  • In-line 12-volt automatic shower sump pump
  • Acoustic-lined foam engine box insulation and double gaskets on engine box cover with electric riser
  • Engine box exhaust fan
  • Halon engine compartment fire suppression system
  • Aluminum 27-gallon holding tank with overboard discharge
  • Stainless steel 6-gallon hot water heater, shore power and engine heated
  • (2) Heavy gauge aluminum fuel tanks - total 160-gallons

Ground Tackle:

Muir electric windlass package: Flush foredeck anchor locker houses a Muir electric windlass with Delta 22# Anchor, 15’ SS chain, and 150’ anchor rode and fold-out stainless steel bow roller. The windlass operates from either the helm station or a handheld remote at anchor locker.


  • Bow varnished burgee pennant staff with flush socket
  • Stern mounted 4 ft. varnished teak ensign pole & socket
  • Boat hook mounted under side deck
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Deck shower/water outlet with hot & cold mixing valve
  • Life jackets
  • Hand held flare kit
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 12-volt trumpet air horn with switch on dash
  • Masthead and running lights
  • ACR masthead mounted spot light with helm mounted electric remote control
  • HeaterCraft heater with vents in cockpit and cabin
  • Liferaft
  • Full boat cover
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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