Helix Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic 2001

Southwest Harbor, ME


36 ft
10 ft
440 hp
1.5 ft


HELIX is a beautiful example of the iconic Hinckley Picnic Boat and has been very well cared for and updated by her current owner of over a decade. She has been stored with Hinckley in Southwest Harbor and used lightly in New England summers. With her excellent and consistent care, she will convey with the Hinckley Certified Pre-Owned certification.  


Significant upgrades include a new engine in 2016 (with only 150 hours on her now), an upgraded 3rd generation Hinckley JetStick, newer electronics, a custom transom door, new overhead hatches and pilothouse overhead and much more. HELIX is in the process of having her winter service package completed and will be ready for the season for her next owner.


  • Boat Name: Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic 2001
  • Builder: Hinckley Yachts
  • Designer: Bruce King
  • Location: Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Bridge Clearance: 9.5 ft
  • Displacement Measure: 11,500 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 6LY2A-STP
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 152
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 440|horsepower

Steering System
Joystick Control

Vessel Description



The hull is constructed with a hybrid composite with Kevlar E-glass outer skin. A balsa core and carbon fiber inner skin, SCRIMP®ed with Vinylester resin. This results in an extremely strong, light, impact resistant hull. Deck and cockpit are E-glass and balsa core, molded with polyester resin. The deck and cockpit sole have a molded-in non-skid pattern.


  • Stars and Stripes Blue Awlgrip hull topsides (2014)
  • Light Cream single boot stripe
  • Black bottom paint (bottom stripped 2011)
  • Light Cream cabin house and deck
  • Heavy-duty fiberglass swim platform has teak insert treads, stainless steel bracket and half round and a stainless steel folding swim ladder
  • Swim platform painted and teak treads varnished with integrated non-skid.
  • Varnished teak transom with teak handrail (stripped and revarnished 2020)



  • Rounded, tapered, varnished teak toe rail with Hinckley profile (stripped and revarnished 2014)
  • Varnished teak eyebrow molding around cabin top
  • Stainless steel half round on fiberglass molded rub rail
  • (3) Low profile opening aluminum hatches with removable screens (replaced 2020)
  • (4) Elliptical ports on house sides – (2) fixed, (2) opening
  • Mast-mounted spotlight and roof top-mounted radome, painted to match deck
  • Sirius Radio antenna
  • Bow, stern and spring line 316L stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Custom Hinckley 316L stainless steel bow chocks
  • Padeyes with chafe strips to hang fenders, forward and aft, both port and starboard
  • Recessed anchor locker with flush fiberglass hatch and storage for anchor




  • Custom walkthrough transom door installed by Hinckley 2018
  • Weather covers for aft settee cushions
  • Ivory-colored full cockpit cover
  • (2) Custom individual cockpit coaming covers in ivory.
  • Varnished teak cockpit coaming with courtesy lights under port and starboard
  • (2) Direct drainage scuppers
  • Varnished teak coaming step
  • Stainless steel and teak ladder inside coaming forward with varnished teak treads with non-skid
  • Stowage is available in cockpit lockers with varnished teak doors, under the helm seat facing aft, (2) on starboard bulwark forward, also under port helm seat
  • (3) Flush cockpit-sole hatches
  • Insulated engine box with air-assist lift
  • Removable engine box seat back with (2) positions and storage under starboard side deck
  • Engine box cover
  • Varnished teak drink table with (4) drink holders
  • Aft settee cushions and covers
  • Hot/cold deck shower in cockpit
  • Rope lighting under coamings (2014)
  • Starboard stern seat removable for use of transom door



The pilothouse is finished in varnished teak, and the insulated white overhead has (2) opening Lewmar hatches with screens.


  • Pilothouse removable overheads replaced 2020
  • Molded nonskid on cabin sole
  • (4) Pilothouse windows: (2) sliding side windows and (2) fixed forward with heavy-duty, self-parking, intermittent windshield wipers and fresh water washers
  • 2 aft drop curtains to enclose pilothouse
  • Locking teak companionway door with folding removable hatch-top
  • Illumination by LED lights in pilothouse roof
  • Varnished teak handrail port and starboard, aft on the underside of the helm roof top
  • Varnished teak handrail on the aft end of the rooftop edge
  • Ivory interior window sun covers for all (4) pilothouse windows


To port, the pilothouse has a forward- and aft-facing seat for two, upholstered in Sunbrella fabric.

  • Port side cup holder/drink holder, teak varnished grab rail
  • Stainless steel foot rest, bulkhead-mounted
  • Stainless steel bar-style lower footrest, for forward- and aft-facing seat



  • Located starboard side
  • Sand colored upholstered adjustable helm seat
  • Varnished teak instrument pod
  • Stainless steel 14” steering wheel with varnished wood rim
  • Updated 3rd generation Jet Stick
  • Engine gauges, tachometer, temperature, oil pressure, fuel level
  • Top-opening locker with chart storage, outboard of helm seat
  • 12-volt outlet in chart pocket
  • Remote spotlight control pad on vertical face of helm
  • Stainless steel footrest, bulkhead-mounted
  • Ignition key switches with push-button stop
  • Electrical breaker panel mounted outboard between helm station and helm seat



  • Raymarine r70 Autopilot (2014)
  • Dual Raymarine e7 GPS/Radar displays (2012)
  • Raymarine Ray 218 VHF (2010)
  • Raymarine i70 instrument display (2015)
  • Raymarine AIS650 AIS transceiver (2015)
  • Shakespeare stainless steel mast-mounted whip antenna
  • Ritchie compass
  • Masthead and cabin side running lights
  • ACR masthead-mounted spot light with helm-mounted electric remote control
  • 12-volt trumpet horn with switch on dash





The open interior layout sleeps two in the v-berth forward and incorporates a galley and separate head. The interior is finished in satin varnished cherry with gloss varnished teak and holly cabin sole and a white v-groove overhead. A large opening overhead hatch with removable screen and two opening portlights provides ventilation and two more fixed portlights provide additional natural light. A small galley and enclosed head provide amenities for overnight accommodations.


  • (2) Opening ports below (including head and galley)
  • All opening hatches have removable screens
  • (5) Frigast S/S 12-volt lamps provide plenty of interior lighting
  • Accupoint heater with ducts in main cabin, head and pilothouse
  • Alpine ID-X100M stereo (2010) with Alpine marine speakers: (2) on forward bulkhead, (2) in pilothouse
  • CD Player with USB connection
  • 12-volt outlet next to the stereo



  • V-berth with V-berth adapter to form a double berth
  • Cushions upholstered in a Sunbrella beige rib fabric
  • Storage under the V-berths with easy-access cherry drop-front doors to port and starboard
  • Forepeak storage behind a louvered cherry door
  • Hanging locker to starboard just aft of the V-berth
  • (2) fixed portlights
  • (2) Stereo speakers, mounted to port and starboard on the forward bulkhead





The galley is located to port and has a Formica countertop with cherry fiddle. Force 10 two-burner stove is on the forward part of the galley and has a custom wood stove cover the also adds to the counter space. On the aft end of the galley there is a lift-top Adler Barbour 12-volt self-draining refrigerator box. The stainless steel sink has Grohe fixtures and a hot & cold pressure fresh water system.


  • Force 10 two-burner stove with remote shut-off
  • Adler Barbour 12-volt refrigerator
  • Stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure fresh water system
  • GE microwave (new 2020)
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Pull-out trash bin
  • Bulkhead mounted Frigast light
  • Courtesy at gangway step


The galley is separated from the V-berth area by a “pantry” locker with cherry louvered door and several shelves. There is a 110-volt outlet. Additional storage is provided by a cabinet with two cherry louvered lift-up doors outboard above the galley countertop and by an area under the galley sink that holds the trash bin. There are also three cherry-faced drawers below the countertop in the galley.




The head is located opposite the galley to starboard and includes:


  • Varnished cherry vanity has an undermounted porcelain sink that rests in a varnished cherry countertop.
  • Grohe faucet/hand shower provides hot & cold pressure water.
  • Vacu-flush electric marine head plumbed to holding tank with Y-valve with holding tank monitor
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Cherry wood trimmed mirror is mounted on the forward bulkhead.
  • Sink faucet pulls out to be used as shower and head includes drain with shower sump pump.
  • Storage in the head is provided by cherry-faced lockers above and outboard the countertop and by a drawer with cherry face beside the marine head.
  • Opening portlight with removable screen
  • Access panel to back of helm electronics
  • 12V vent fan
  • 12V shower sump pump
  • Tankwatch 4 holding tank monitor






  • 2016 Yanmar 6LY2A-STP 440HP diesel engine (151 hours February, 2023)
  • Hamilton 292 Jet Drive (repainted 2017 and drive shaft serviced)
  • ZF Transmission
  • New exhaust hose 2017
  • Vetus 7” bow thruster
  • Hinckley 3rd generation JetStick control system is integrated with the bow thruster
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Tachometer with engine hour gauge
  • Fuel, oil pressure and water temperature gauges with high engine temperature and low oil pressure alarms
  • (2) 80 gallon aluminum fuel tanks
  • Electric 1500 GPH 12-volt bilge pumps with float switches
  • Whale emergency bilge pump with handle in cockpit (new 2011)
  • Oil transfer pump for engine and transmission
  • Manual hydraulic steering pump
  • In-line 12-volt sump pump
  • Aluminum 25-gallon holding tank with overboard discharge
  • Engine room sound insulation
  • Stainless steel 30 gallon fresh water tank
  • Stainless steel 6-gallon hot water heater
  • Accupoint heater with ducts in main cabin, head and pilothouse




  • 12-volt DC electrical system:
  • (3) 4D 12-volt batteries (2014)
  • New battery trays 2014
  • 80-amp battery alternator
  • (2) Heavy duty battery parallel switches
  • 12-volt system voltmeter and ammeter
  • DC systems breaker switch protected
  • 110-volt 30-amp AC electrical system:
  • DC electrical panel and AC sub-panel
  • 110-volt shore power inlet, relay and shore power cord
  • Freedom 10 Heart inverter/charger
  • 30-amp battery charger/shore power system
  • AC systems breaker switched protected
  • USCG Running lights
  • Electrical system has a low resistance, heavy copper and zinc anode electrical bonding system.




GROUND TACKLE: Flush foredeck anchor locker, storage for Danforth anchor, plus 15’ chain and 150’ rope anchor rode.


  • Life jackets
  • Bell
  • Fire extinguishers



  • Boathook
  • Fenders with fleece covers
  • Docklines
  • Heavy duty removable Edson stainless steel dinghy davits (2012)
  • Spares kit
  • Cabin Sole cover

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