SECOND THOUGHT Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic 2001

Southwest Harbor, ME


36 ft
10 ft
440 hp
1.5 ft


SECOND THOUGHT  is a very nice example of the original Picnic Boat Classic.  She shows very well and boasts many recent upgrades including new electronics, cushions, air-conditioning installation, and complete recent mechanical services and upgrades.  She has been enrolled in the Hinckley YachtCare package by the current owner since 2019 and as such will transfer with the Hinckley Certified Pre-Owned certification, providing peace of mind and protection of the drivetrain for a new owner.  Currently in the water, fully commissioned, and ready to go for the season.


  • Boat Name: Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic 2001
  • Builder: Hinckley Yachts
  • Designer: Bruce King
  • Location: Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Bridge Clearance: 10 ft
  • Displacement Measure: 11,500 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 6LY2-STE
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1630
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 440|horsepower

Steering System
Joystick Control

Vessel Description

SECOND THOUGHT is a Picnic Boat Classic that easily cruises in style from port to port with full weekend accommodations and provides for comfortable and easy entertaining.  Her thoughtful features and appointments, including shallow waterjet draft, easy and intuitive JetStick control system, updated electronics and cushions, make her well equipped for effortless and elegant entertaining, day cruising, or weekending.  Complete with galley and private head, she sleeps two comfortably below and offers plenty of pilothouse/cockpit space for numerous guests.


Recent service and updates:

  • Full engine and jet service each year as part of YachtCare package
  • New transmission oil cooler lines (2024)
  • New cockpit drain hoses and scupper fittings (2023)
  • New bucket bushings and steering shaft seal (2023)
  • New Raymarine electronics (2022)
  • New Manual bilge pump (2022)
  • New Holding tank (2022)
  • Rebuilt bow thruster motor (2021)
  • New oil change pump (2021)
  • New head hoses (2020)
  • New cockpit cover (2019)
  • New cockpit and pilothouse cushions (2019)
  • Interior cushions recovered (2019)
  • New pilothouse overhead panels (2019)
  • Engine paint (2017)
  • Water seal on jet (2017)
  • Batteries (2017)
  • New engine hoses (2016)





  • Flag Blue Awlgrip Topsides
  • Off-White Cabin house and Deck 
  • Single Off-White Bootstripe
  • Red Bottom



  • Hull is Hinckley proprietary DUALGUARD with Kevlar/e-glass outer skins and Carbon Fiber inner skins, end grain balsa laminated via the SCRIMP process with vinylester
  • 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 half round on fiberglass molded rub rail
  • Molded in anchor locker in forepeak
  • Swim platform – Heavy-duty fiberglass swim platform has teak insert treads, stainless steel bracket and half round, and a stainless steel folding swim ladder


DECK features:

  • Rounded, tapered, varnished teak toe rail with Hinckley profile
  • Varnished teak eyebrow molding around cabin top
  • Low maintenance stainless steel handrails on cabin top and pilothouse top
  • (3) Low profile opening aluminum hatches with screens
  • Four opening ports:  Galley, head and two opening ports on cabin house
  • Spotlight mounted on mast and radome mounted on pilothouse top painted to match deck
  • Bow, stern and springline 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
  • Heavy-duty fiberglass swim platform has teak insert treads, stainless steel bracket and half round
  • Folding, stainless steel telescoping swim ladder
  • Polished stainless Steel swim handle on stern for easy water entry/exit
  • (2) Flush mounted rod holders
  • Transom storage locker





  • 4-bow Bimini – attaches to pilothouse top and covers cockpit. Fabric is Diklon Natural. Bows are stainless steel and have hold-up arms to keep bows off cleats when bimini is down
  • Full cockpit cover attaches with snaps – covers cockpit from pilothouse top to end of transom (new 2019)
  • Varnished teak cockpit coaming
  • Teak boarding step on side deck
  • Hinckley designed stainless steel ladder with teak treads, mounts port and starboard for easy entry
  • Stowage is available in cockpit lockers with varnished teak doors:
    • Under the helm seat facing aft
    • Two (2) on starboard cockpit side
    • Two (2) on port cockpit side, below and aft of seat
  • Three flush cockpit-sole hatches
  • Direct drainage scuppers
  • Insulated engine box with air-assist lift with removable cushion (cushion new 2019)
  • Varnished teak drink table with four drink holders and folding leaf mounted to aft end of engine box
  • Custom engine box seat back with two positions for forward and aft facing seating.  Storage under side decks
  • Aft settee cushions upholstered in Sunbrella fabric (new 2019)
    • Two (2) MB Quart stereo speakers in aft cockpit





  • The pilothouse is finished with varnished teak trim. Hinckley “wood package” consisting of varnished teak pilothouse liner, instrument pods and dash
  • The acoustically insulated white overhead has two acrylic opening hatches with screens
  • (4) Four pilothouse windows – (2) Two sliding side windows and (2) two fixed forward windows   with heavy-duty, self-parking, intermittent windshield wipers and fresh water washers
  • Teak locking companionway door with folding removable hatch-top
  • Illumination by low-voltage halogen lights in pilothouse
  • Stainless steel wrap-around handrail on pilothouse top
  • A three-piece white drop curtain with Eisenglass windows provides a fully enclosed pilothouse
  • Interior window sun covers for all four pilothouse windows



Pilothouse (Port):


  • To port, the pilothouse has a forward and aft facing seat for two, upholstered in matching Sunbrella fabric (New 2019)
  • Varnished teak drink holder/grab rail
  • Stainless steel footrest bulkhead mounted
  • Stainless steel bar-style wrap-around lower footrest for forward and aft facing seat
  • Locker below the seat with varnished teak louvered door entry
  • Two (2) MB Quart stereo speakers in pilothouse
  • Air conditioning/heat and heater vents



Helm Station (Starboard)


Features include:

  • Stidd helm seat finished in off-white UltraLeather, manually adjusts
  • Varnished teak upper pilothouse sides and forward
  • Varnished teak dash, instrument pod and side navigation panel
  • Stainless steel 14” steering wheel with varnished wood rim
  • Hinckley JetStick- digital system that integrates the forward and aft motion of the boat, the steering, and the bow thruster into a single joystick control
  • Engine gauges: tachometer, temperature, oil pressure, fuel, steering angle indicator
  • Remote stereo control
  • Top opening locker outboard of helm seat with chart storage and small shelf
  • 12-volt outlet in chart pocket
  • Remote spotlight control pad on vertical face of helm
  • Stainless steel footrest bulkhead mounted
  • Electrical breaker panel mounted low outboard helm
  • Ignition key switch with push button stop
  • Heatercraft heater control
  • Cupholder mounted in armrest



Helm Electronics and Navigation Equipment:


  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 12’ Hybrid touch chartplotter (2022)
  • Raymarine 18” 4kw radome painted to match deck (2022)
  • Raymarine AIS module interfaced with chartplotter
  • Raymarine p70s autopilot control (2022)
  • Raytheon i70 multi-function display (2022)
  • Icom M424 VHF radio
  • Ritchie compass mounted on helm dash



Entertainment Electronics:


MB Quart Nautic Audio AM/FM/CD/DVD/Sirius stereo with wired control pad at helm

MB Quart Natuic 4 channel amplifier

(1) Pair MB Quart speakers in main cabin mounted in forward bulkhead

(1) Pair MB Quart marine speakers in pilothouse

(1) Pair MB Quart marine speakers in cockpit





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

  • Opening overhead hatch with Ocean Air screen and shade and four opening oval ports below
  • 10,000 BTU reverse-cycle air conditioning with ducts to main cabin and head
  • Five Frigast stainless steel 12-volt lamps provide plenty of interior lighting
  • Heatercraft heater with ducts in main cabin and head
  • Storage beneath steps leading into cabin





From the pilothouse, through the varnished teak companionway door and down two companionway steps is the galley to port, private head to starboard, and the V-berth forward.





The galley is to port with a Glacier White Corian countertop that has a stainless steel undermounted sink with Grohe fixtures and hot and cold pressure water.  The stove is set in the countertop forward and has a custom wood stove cover/cutting board that adds to the already ample counter space surrounding the sink.  The Adler Barber refrigeration is mounted aft of the sink and is accessed by a lift-up top. 


The “pantry” locker separates the galley from the V-berth area with a louvered door and several shelves. There is an AM/ FM/DVD/SIRIUS MB Quart stereo and a 12-volt outlet mounted above this locker. Additional storage is under the galley sink and in three drawers.


  • Adler Barbour refrigeration – 12-volt “Cold Machine” refrigerator in a self draining box
  • Stainless steel sink with Grohe fixtures and pressure hot & cold fresh water system
  • Force 10 two-burner stove with remote propane shut-off and wood cover
  • Pullout under counter garbage receptacle
  • (3) Cherry pull-out drawers
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Step light in galley area
  • Opening port
  • Frigast 12-volt light mounted on aft bulkhead
  • Propane solenoid shut-off panel
  • Mastervolt battery charger indicator panel
  • Generator control panel on aft bulkhead
  • 120V breaker panel located on inboard bulkhead





Opposite the galley to starboard is a private head with a solid cherry door

  • Varnished cherry countertop with an under mounted sink 
  • Grohe faucet/hand held shower provides hot & cold pressure water
  • Vacu-flush marine head
  • Mirror on the forward bulkhead with cherry frame
  • Cherry louvered lockers provide storage 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
  • Tankwatch holding tank monitor
  • Two (2) Frigast 12-volt lights





  • V-berth with V-berth adapter to form a double berth.  Cushions reupholstered in Sunbrella fabric 2019
  • Forepeak storage behind a louvered cherry door
  • Hanging locker to starboard just aft of the V-berths
  • Storage under V-berth with lift-off access lid
  • Varnished cherry drop front door to port with shelve in storage area 
  • Opening hatch with screen
  • Two (2) opening ports
  • One (1) Hella fan on forward bulkhead
  • Two (2) MB Quart speakers forward in V-berth





12-volt DC electrical system:

  • Two (2) 12-volt 8D batteries for a total of 400 amp-hours (2017)
  • 80-amp battery alternator
  • Heavy-duty battery switches
  • 12-volt outlet in chart pocket and extra 12-volt outlet located just forward of the galley
  • DC panel with systems breaker switch protected and 12-volt system voltmeter and ampmeter


110-volt 30-amp AC electrical system:

  • NexGen 3.5 kw generator with sound enclosure and custom muffler (new 2012, 140 hours)  NOTE: generator has been removed as the current owner didn’t need air conditioning underway but conveys with the boat and all fittings are ready to be reinstalled if desired
  • 110-volt shore power inlet, relay and shore power cord
  • Mastervolt 12/50-3 automatic battery charger
  • 120 VAC system switch panel with breakers


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





Yanmar 6LY2-FTE 420-hp diesel engine with Hamilton 292 Jet Drive, Twin Disc MG 5050 transmission and Vetus 7” bow thruster. 

  • Hinckley custom “JetStick® Gen2” control system integrated with the bow thruster.
  • Racor fuel filters for engine
  • Tachometer with engine hours gauge
  • Fuel, oil pressure, and water temperature gauges
  • High engine temperature alarm
  • Low oil pressure alarm
  • “Water drop” muffler
  • 16,000BTU reverse cycle air conditioning unit for the pilothouse
  • 10,000 BTU reverse cycle air condition for the cabin
  • (2) Electric 1500-GPH 12-volt bilge pumps w/float switches
  • Whale emergency bilge pump with handle in cockpit (New 2022)
  • Oil transfer pump for engine and transmission
  • Manual hydraulic steering pump
  • In-line 12-volt sump pump
  • 22-gallon holding tank with overboard discharge and vent filter (new 2022)
  • Engine room sound insulation with double-gasket engine box
  • Stainless steel 6-gallon hot water heater
  • Heatercraft heater with ducts in main cabin, head and pilothouse





  • Varnished bow burgee pennant staff with flush socket
  • Stern mounted 4 ft. varnished teak ensign pole & socket
  • Deck shower/water outlet with hot & cold mixing valve, starboard side cockpit
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Masthead and cabin side running lights
  • Masthead ACR model RCL-50B mounted spotlight with helm-mounted remote control
  • 12-volt trumpet horn with switch on dash
  • Life jackets
  • Handheld flare kit
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Boat hook with storage under starboard gunnel
  • Propane tank and locker



Ground Tackle System:


Muir electric windlass package housed in flush foredeck anchor locker: 

  • Delta 22# anchor with chain and rode
  • Pivoting stainless steel bow roller 
  • Windlass operated from the helm station or a handheld remote at anchor locker

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