SEABEE Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic 1997

Portsmouth, RI


36 ft
10 ft
1997 Yanmar
350 hp
1.5 ft


SEABEE is one of the nicest, cleanest, and best updated early Picnic Boat Classic to come to market.  She features gorgeous hull paint, newer electronics, bow anchor pulpit, Gen 3 Jetstick, custom port-side Stidd seat, and a new inverter/charger.  Lightly built and lightly optioned, she is one of the fastest 350hp powered Picnic Boats built.  Easily shown in Portsmouth, RI.


  • Boat Name: Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic 1997
  • Builder: Hinckley Yachts
  • Designer: Bruce King
  • Location: Portsmouth, RI
  • Displacement Measure: 11,500 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: 1997 Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 6LYM-STE diesel
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1550
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 350|horsepower

Steering System
Joystick Control


Hinckley’s Picnic Boat Classic combines traditional aesthetics in her beautiful lines and stunning craftsmanship with modern design and materials.  SEABEE’s thoughtful features and appointments, including shallow waterjet draft, easy and intuitive Jetstick control system, new electronics, and transom door make her well equipped for effortless and elegant entertaining, day cruising, or weekending.  She features an open and comfortable pilothouse and cockpit, with ample deck space and seating.  Below in the cabin, she sleeps two comfortably and offers amenities including galley and head with shower.

SEABEE is in excellent condition, nicely appointed, and lightly used- now ready to be passed along to her next owner.   


SEABEE’S significant features include:

  • Yanmar 350-hp engine with waterjet-drive (22kt cruise, 25kt WOT)
  • Generation 3 Jetstick (installed in 2017)
  • Recent Raymarine 12” touchscreen MFD with radar
  • Matching port and starboard Stidd helm chairs
  • Varnished teak trimmed pilothouse
  • Varnished teak bow sprit with windlass
  • Teak handrails

Hull & Deck

  • Flag Green Awlgrip
  • Light Cream Gelcoat cabin, house, and deck (with molded non-skid)
  • Light Cream Single Bootstripe
  • Black Bottom



  • 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 forward and side decks have a molded-in nonskid pattern
  • Molded non-skid fiberglass deck on cockpit sole
  • 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
  • Stainless steel capped aft hull quarter splashguards
  • Four fender pad eyes each side
  • Stainless steel half round on teak toe rail at each pad eye location


Swim Platform: 

  • Heavy-duty fiberglass swim platform with teak insert treads (new paint and teak treads 2021)
  • Stainless steel bracket and half round rub rail
  • Stainless steel folding swim ladder, stores underneath


DECK features:

  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Varnished teak bow sprit with electric windlass
  • Rounded, tapered, varnished teak toe rail with Hinckley profile
  • Varnished teak eyebrow molding around cabin top
  • Varnished teak handrails on house and cabin tops
  • (3) Low profile opening aluminum hatches
  • Four fixed elliptical ports on house sides
  • Bimini top that folds and stows under starboard gunwale
  • Mast-mounted spotlight and roof-top mounted radar antenna
  • Bow, stern and springline 316L stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Custom Hinckley 316L stainless steel bow chocks
  • Padeyes with chafe strips to hang fenders


  • Varnished teak coaming caps
  • Fiberglass molded non-skid cockpit sole with four cockpit direct drainage scuppers 
  • Teak coaming step
  • Stainless steel and teak ladder inside coaming – with port and starboard location fittings
  • Stowage in cockpit lockers with varnished teak doors, three to port and two to starboard
  • Three flush cockpit-sole hatches
  • Ivory full cockpit cover attaches with snaps
  • Cushions upholstered in green, red, and gold stripe indoor/outdoor fabric
  • Aft transom settee seating is removable 
  • Large transom-top locker for storage or can be used as an ice chest


Insulated Engine Box:

  • Insulated engine box with cushioned top and removable back rest (stores under gunnel)
  • Varnished teak fold-down table on the aft end of the engine box
  • Lead lined acoustic foam with double gaskets


The Pilothouse is trimmed in varnished teak and the insulated white overhead has two acrylic opening hatches.  A recently added port-side Stidd seat matches the helm chair. 

  • (4) Four pilothouse windows – (2) two fixed side windows and (2) two fixed forward
  • Heavy-duty, self-parking, intermittent windshield wipers and fresh water washers
  • Teak locking companionway door with bi-folding removable hatch-top
  • Two overhead halogen lights  
  • An Ivory 3-piece drop curtain with isinglass windows to enclose pilothouse 


Pilothouse (To Port):

To port, the pilothouse has a custom, Hinckley-added Stidd seat, upholstered to match the opposite chair.

  • Port side cup-holder/drink holder, teak varnished grab rail
  • Stainless steel footrest bulkhead mounted
  • Stainless steel bar-style lower footrest for forward and aft-facing seat
  • Storage under seats accessed through a varnished cherry louvered door


Helm Station (Starboard)

  • Stidd helm chair with powered forward-aft movement, other motions are manual adjustment
  • Varnished teak instrument pod
  • Stainless steel footrest bulkhead mounted
  • Stainless steel 14” steering wheel with varnished wood rim
  • Hinckley JetStick® Generation 3 (installed in 2017)
  • Engine gauges, tachometer, temperature, oil pressure, fuel, and Jet nozzle direction (steering angle) indicator
  • Top-opening locker with chart storage, outboard of helm seat
  • 12-volt outlet in chart pocket
  • Ignition key switches with push-button stop
  • Electrical breaker panel – mounted outboard between helm station and helm seat
  • Manual bucket control panel outboard helm seat

Electronics & Navigation Equipment

Helm Electronics and Navigation Equipment:

  • Raymarine Hybridtouch multi function display with radar
  • Raymarine p70s autopilot control head
  • Raymarine VHF
  • Ritchie compass

Entertainment Electronics:

  • Alpine AM/FM receiver with 6-disc changer
  • Four speakers

Interior Accommodations

SEABEE’s interior provides comfortable accommodations for two, has a separate head with shower, and a galley.   The interior is finished in satin-varnished cherry, including sheathing. The cabin sole is varnished teak & holly and has a cabin sole cover.   

  • Four fixed ports above
  • Opening overhead hatch
  • Galley counter top in off-white Formica
  • Five Frigast stainless steel 12-volt LED lamps – provide plenty of interior lighting



V-Berth arrangement – Cushions upholstered in tan pattern fabric

  • Storage under the v-berth with access under the mattress
  • Forepeak anchor locker storage behind a louvered cherry door
  • Hanging locker to starboard just aft of the V-berth
  • Two window ports
  • Filler piece to form double berth


HEAD (Opposite Starboard)

Next aft of the hanging locker to starboard is a private head with a solid cherry door.

  • Varnished cherry countertop with a white porcelain under mount sink
  • Grohe faucet/hand held shower provides hot & cold pressure water
  • Vacu-flush marine head and holding tank
  • Floor is seamless gelcoat for easy cleaning
  • Mirror on the forward bulkhead with cherry frame
  • Storage in 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
  • Forced ventilation
  • Opening port with screen
  • Two (2) Frigast 12-volt LED lights
  • Towel bar on aft bulkhead



The Galley is to port with an off white Formica countertop that has a stainless steel sink with Grohe fixture and hot and cold pressure water.  The two-burner propane stove is set in the countertop forward.  The Adler Barber refrigeration is mounted aft of the sink and is accessed by a lift-up top.  A “pantry” locker with louvered door and interior shelves and a flip-up fiddled top separates the galley from the V-berth area.  Additional storage located under the galley sink. 


  • Force 10 two-burner stove with remote propane shut-off and wood cover
  • Adler Barber refrigeration – 12-volt cold plate refrigerator in a self-draining box
  • Stainless steel sink with Grohe fixture
  • Pressure hot & cold fresh water system
  • Pullout under counter garbage receptacle
  • (3) Cherry pullout drawers
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Step-light in galley area.
  • Opening port with screen
  • Frigast 12-volt LED light – mounted on aft bulkhead
  • Propane solenoid shut-off panel
  • Xantrex charger/inverter monitoring panel

Electrical System

The electrical system has a low resistance, heavy copper and zinc anode electrical bonding system.

  • DC electrical panel and AC sub-panel


12-Volt DC SYSTEM:

  • (3) 12-volt batteries, (2) 4D AGM house batteries and (1) Group 31 AGM engine start battery
  • 80-amp battery alternator
  • Heavy-duty battery parallel switch
  • 12-Volt system voltmeter and amp meter
  • DC systems breaker switch protected


110-Volt 30-Amp AC SYSTEM:

  • 110-volt 30-amp shore power inlet, relay and shore power cord
  • AC systems breaker switched protected
  • Xantrex inverter/charger

Mechanical Equipment

  • 1997 Yanmar 6LYM-STE 350-hp engine
  • Hamilton 292 Jet Drive
  • Vetus 7” bow thruster
  • Gen 3 Jet Stick® control system – integrated with the bow thruster (new 2017)
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Tachometer w/ engine hours gauge
  • Fuel, oil pressure, and water temperature gauges
  • High engine temperature alarm
  • Low oil pressure alarm
  • “Water drop” muffler
  • Engine room sound insulation
  • Oil transfer pump for engine and transmission
  • Manual hydraulic steering pump
  • In-line 12-volt sump pump
  • (2) Electric 1500-GPH 12-volt bilge pumps – with float switches
  • Whale emergency bilge pump – with handle in cockpit
  • Aluminum 25-gallon holding tank – with overboard discharge
  • Stainless steel 6-gallon hot water heater

Additional Equipment

  • Electric windlass on varnished bow sprit 
  • Anchor, chain, and rode
  • Pivoting stainless steel bow roller
  • The windlass can be operated from the helm station or a handheld remote at anchor locker
  • Varnished bow burgee pennant staff with rail mounted socket
  • Stern mounted 4 ft. varnished teak ensign pole & socket
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Masthead and cabin side running lights
  • 12-volt trumpet horn – with switch on dash
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguishers

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