LUCKY DUCK Hinckley Picnic Boat 1997

Manhasset, NY


36 ft
10 ft
350 hp
1.5 ft


LUCKY DUCK is and always has been one of the best maintained and loved Picnic Boat Classics on the water. She has been cared for exclusively by The Hinckley Company her entire life and has been enrolled in the YachtCare program every Winter. As such, LUCKY DUCK is one of the few Classics available being sold as Certified Pre-Owned and will not disappoint anyone who sees her. 

Her winter YachtCare package has just been completed and she is fully ready for her next owner. Priced to sell quickly and available only as her loving owners wish to move up to a larger Hinckley Picnic Boat.


  • Boat Name: Hinckley Picnic Boat 1997
  • Builder: Hinckley
  • Designer: Bruce King
  • Location: Manhasset, NY
  • Displacement Measure: 11,500 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 6LYA-STE diesel FWC
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1950
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 350|horsepower

Steering System
Joystick Control


  • Black Awlgrip Topsides 
  • Light Cream gelcoat cabin & deck with molded in nonskid
  • Double White Boot Stripe
  • Green Bottom
  • Varnished exterior teak trim



Hull is Kevlar/E-glass hybrid and balsa core, SCRIMPed with vinylester resin. Deck and cockpit are E-glass and balsa core, molded with polyester resin. The deck and cockpit sole have a molded-in nonskid pattern. 

  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Varnished teak bowsprit platform with anchor windlass
  • Rounded, tapered, vanished teak toerail with Hinckley profile
  • Varnished teak eyebrow molding around cabin top
  • Four fixed elliptical ports on house sides
  • (3) Low profile opening aluminum hatches with screens
  • Stainless steel half-round on fiberglass molded rub rail
  • Stainless steel-capped aft hull quarter splashguards
  • Varnished teak handrails on pilothouse and cabin top
  • Top of the pilothouse includes radar dome and GPS antenna painted to match the deck.

Heavy-duty fiberglass swim platform is painted to match the hull color:

  • Teak treads, stainless steel brackets and stainless steel half round.
  • Fold-down stainless steel swim ladder attached to the swim platform.



  • Varnished teak cockpit coaming
  • Two-step interior teak boarding step can be mounted on either port or starboard inside coaming
  • Teak deck step
  • Stowage in cockpit lockers with varnished teak doors
  • (3) Flush cockpit sole hatches.
  • Cockpit area drainage scuppers
  • (2) Fishing rod holders on port and starboard aft deck with drains or covers
  • (4) Rupp spinning rod holders under port side deck.

The insulated engine box has an Almond colored mesh fabric covered cushion.

The aft-settee has a cushioned bottom and back upholstered in Sunbrella Stripe fabric.



  • Varnished teak upper sides and window surrounds
  • Varnished teak dash
  • White soft overhead for sound attenuation includes two halogen lights
  • (2022) new Acrylic opening hatches overhead with screens.
  • (2022) Pilothouse windows re caulked
  • (4) Fixed windows, the forward two with two heavy-duty intermittent self-parking windshield wipers and freshwater washers.
  • Teak locking companionway door includes fiddles to hold charts.
  • Varnished teak handrails port and starboard aft in the pilothouse
  • Stamoid canvas drop curtain with windows provides a fully enclosed pilothouse.

To Port

  • (2023) new passenger cushions
  • Forward and aft-facing seat for two, upholstered in Sunbrella Stripe fabric.
  • Varnished teak integral handrail and cup holder.
  • Stainless steel footrest is mounted on the forward bulkhead.
  • Additional inboard-aft wrap-around stainless steel footrest rail.
  • Inboard teak access door to a storage area under the seat.



  • White cushioned adjustable helm seat
  • Varnished teak dash
  • Stainless steel 14″ steering wheel with varnished wood rim
  • Hinckley JetStick® Gen2
  • Engine gauges
  • Top-opening locker outboard the helm seat with chart storage
  • 12-volt outlet in chart pocket
  • Masthead spotlight remote control at helm
  • Custom varnished teak cup holder



Helm Navigations and Electronics:

  • (2020) Raymarine Hybrid Touch Radar/Chart plotter – with 10.4” color display and 2 Kw closed array antenna
  • (2024) Raymarine GPS antenna
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Raytheon Tri-data Speed, Depth and NMEA information
  • (2020) Standard Horizon VHF


  • Alpine TDM 7532 cassette stereo with 5600 CD changer
  • Four Bose 131 speakers


LUCK DUCK’s interior provides sleeping berths and stowage, head with shower, and a galley that offer comfortable accommodations for two.

The interior is finished in satin-varnished cherry, including the hull sheathing.

  • Cabin sole is varnished teak and holly and has a cabin sole cover
  • All hatches have removable screens
  • (5) Frigast stainless steel 12-volt lamps throughout.

Accu-point heater provides heat with ducts in the main cabin, head, and pilothouse.



Sleeps two in V-berth forward

  • (2024) V berth overhead hatch
  • Double berth is formed with a filler with cushion
  • Cushions are upholstered in beige and white striped Sunbrella
  • A cedar-lined hanging locker is just aft of the V-berth to starboard.
  • (2) Hella fans are mounted on the forward bulkhead, port and starboard, facing aft.
  • 12-volt lights


HEAD (Starboard):
A solid cherry door accesses the head located next aft from the hanging locker to starboard.

  • Vanity undermounted porcelain sink that rests in a varnished cherry wood countertop
  • Grohe faucet/hand shower provides hot & cold pressure water
  • Vacu-flush electric marine head plumbed to holding tank
  • Storage in cherry-faced lockers above and outboard the countertop
  • Storage drawer with cherry face beside the marine head.
  • Mounted cherry trimmed mirror
  • Forced ventilation
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Hella fan



To port is the Galley with a Beige Clear Sand Formica countertop. Force 10 two-burner stove is on the forward part of the galley. The propane stove includes remote propane shut-off and has a wood stove cover that offers additional galley workspace. On the aft end of the galley there is a lift-top Adler-Barbour 12-volt self-draining refrigerator box. The stainless steel bowl sink has Grohe fixtures and a hot & cold pressure fresh water system. “Pantry” locker with cherry louvered door separates the galley from the V-berth area. 

Highlights include:

  • Force 10 propane 2-burner stove with wood stove cover/cutting board (extra workspace) and remote shut-off
  • Adler-Barbour 12-volt refrigerator with lift-top access
  • Stainless steel sink, fixture with hot & cold pressure fresh water system and separate sprayer
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Pull-out trash bin 
  • Additional storage is provided by a cabinet with two cherry louvered lift-up doors outboard above the galley countertop
  • Storage area under the galley sink that has a pullout trash bin.
  • (3) Cherry-faced drawers below the countertop in the galley
  • 12-volt light on aft bulkhead
  • Alpine cassette stereo 


12-Volt DC electrical system:

  • (2) 12-volt 4-D gel-cell batteries for a total of 450 amps
  • (2) Heavy-duty battery switches with battery parallel switch capabilities
  • 80-amp alternator on the engine

110-Volt AC electrical system:

  • Shore power cord with inlet and shore power relay
  • 30 amp battery charger
  • 110-volt outlet in head and galley

AC electrical panel and DC sub-panel



Engine box has sound insulation and lead-lined foam double engine gaskets with forced air blower and baffled and insulated engine air intake.

  • Yanmar 6LYA-STE 350-hp engine (1950 hours)
  • (2024) Yanmar full 2,000 hour engine service
  • (2023) Cutlass bearing
  • (2024) Jet bearings
  • (2024) Jet seals
  • (2024) Fuel, oil, and oil turbo lines
  • Hamilton 291 Jet Drive
  • Twin Disc MG 5050 transmission
  • Vetus 12-VDC 7″ bow thruster.
  • Hinckley JetStick® Gen2 integrated with bow thruster.
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Fuel, oil pressure, and water temperature gauges
  • Tachometer with engine hours gauge
  • Low oil pressure alarm
  • High water temperature alarm
  • VDO Ocean pyrometer gauge for engine exhaust
  • “Water drop” muffler
  • (2) Electric 1500 GPH 12-volt bilge pumps with float switches
  • Whale emergency bilge pump with handle in cockpit
  • In-line 12-volt sump pump
  • Manual hydraulic steering pump
  • 2.5# Dry fire extinguishers
  • Stainless steel 6-gallon hot water heater
  • Aluminum 25-gallon holding tank with overboard discharge
  • Accupoint heater with ducts in the main cabin, head, and pilothouse




  • Danforth 12 lb. anchor with 12′ chain + 150′ x 1/2″ anchor rode
  • Custom Hinckley 316L stainless steel bow chocks
  • Varnished teak bow burgee staff with flush socket
  • Stern mounted varnished teak ensign pole & socket
  • 12-volt AFI air horn with switch on dash (2001)
  • Docklines
  • Fenders with fender covers
  • Bell
  • Life jackets
  • Flare kit
  • Masthead & running lights
  • ACR 12-volt remote spotlight masthead mounted with remote control at helm

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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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