WANTAGONG Hinckley Picnic Boat MKIII 2009

Stonington, CT


37 ft
11.25 ft
600 hp
2.08 ft



WANTAGONG is an exceptional vessel, and an exceptional value.  This example of the MKIII Picnic boat shows the way one expects a Hinckley to show – all systems, cosmetics and soft goods in fantastic condition.  Glistening, glass-like varnish.  Unblemished, glossy hull paint.  Polished stainless ports, hatches and hardware. There will be no surprises when you come to see her.  

Offered by her first and only owner, who has pampered WANTAGONG with the best care at either Hinckley or Dodson Boatyard, where she now remains in inside storage (heated during the winter).  In fact, WANTAGONG has been inside since 2019 due to COVID and her owner’s being in Australia since then.  They have reluctantly listed her for sale as they now realize they are unlikely to be able to come back to the US to use her.

She shows light use – approximately 500 hours on the engines, and only 130 hours on the generator.  In addition, there is no “wear and tear” to be found – everywhere you look she appears to be in like-new condition.

These Picnic Boat 37′ MKIII version with the Volvo D4’s, Hamilton jet drives and the Hinckley JetStick behave like the newer boats but with less speed than the larger Volvo D6’s, for a considerable financial savings.

Highly recommended and available for showings now.  We encourage your continued interest and hope to have the pleasure of showing you WANTAGONG.




  • Boat Name: Hinckley Picnic Boat MKIII 2009
  • Location: Stonington, CT
  • Dry Weight: 19,000 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D4
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 501
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 300|horsepower
Engine 2
  • Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D4
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 489
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 300|horsepower



  • Flag Blue Awlgrip topsides
  • Light Cream gelcoat cabin house and deck
  • Contrasting Nonskid in Moondust
  • Double boot stripe in Matterhorn White
  • Red bottom paint 
  • Hinckley DualGuard® Composite Construction of Kevlar/E-glass hybrid outer skin with an Aircraft grade end-grain balsa core above and below the waterline and Carbon-fiber inner skin which is SCRIMP® laminated with vinylester resin.  Deck and cockpit are E-glass with balsa and closed-cell foam core, SCRIMPED with vinylester resin. 
  • 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 supports and half round.
  • Stainless steel telescoping 3-step folding swim ladder that stores under platform
  • Stainless Steel Swim handle on transom
  • Stainless steel chafe strip across transom top edge and stern door
  • Flush foredeck anchor locker with hinged hatch and fold-out anchor roller.
  • Rounded, tapered, varnished teak toe rail with Hinckley profile
  • Varnished teak eyebrow molding around cabin top
  • Teak handrails on exterior, including aft end of pilothouse.
  • Four (4) elliptical opening ports, polished stainless steel, on house sides with screens
  • Custom Hinckley 316L stainless steel bow chocks
  • Bow, stern and 316L stainless steel mooring cleats – mid-rail easily reached from cockpit – pop-up mid ship cleats (2 each side)
  • Fender padeyes with toe rail chafe strips
  • Hinckley pilothouse top has spotlight, radome, and satellite radio antenna, painted to match deck.
  • Three (3) polished stainless steel hatches, two electrically powered on cabin house top and all with Ocean Air Sky blinds/screens.


  • Forward and aft facing seating with cushions.  
  • Aft seat has a removable section to starboard to expose the walk-through to the swim platform. 
  • Cushions covered in Sunbrella Ralph Lauren Stripe
  • Varnished coaming cap.

  • Starboard transom door from swim platform.

  • Hinckley custom “built-in flip down” cockpit steps mounted port and starboard.
  • Cockpit sole is teak.
  • Courtesy lights under side decks port and starboard

  • Large cockpit lockers between the cockpit and pilothouse with varnished louvered teak doors
  • Starboard locker has a SS refrigerator installed
  • Cockpit shower with hot and cold water at transom door.
  • Ample storage in seat lockers.


  • Hinckley “teak package” with gloss varnished teak on pilothouse instrument pod, side panels, pilothouse sides, window frames, coamings and coaming caps.
  • Crown polished stainless steel high/low table support, in lieu of fixed.
  • Varnished teak table with two leaves
  • Pilothouse sole is teak.
  • Four (4) Hinckley custom oversized frameless Stainless Steel pilothouse windows- two fixed front windows and two electric sliding side windows.
  • Pilothouse front windows have heavy duty, self-parking, intermittent windshield wipers and fresh water washers
  • Pilothouse windows tinted in green.
  • Two (2) oversized stainless steel Hinckley custom electric opening hatches on pilothouse top. Both hatches have Ocean Air blinds/screens
  • Refrigerator installed in starboard side bridge deck locker.
  • Two Stidd 500N Admiral Slimline helm manually adjustable seats with X2 footrests. Covered with Ultraleather Plus Sand
  • Cushioned settees port and starboard covered in Sunbrella Ralph Lauren Stripe
  • Insulated white overhead with teak battens.
  • Fiddle across port dash to hold charts
  • (2) Hella Fans in corners of pilothouse
  • Illumination is by four (4) overhead low-voltage halogen lights on dimmers.
  • Storage locker under pilothouse settees, port and starboard.
  • (10) Cup holders in the pilothouse and helm area.
  • Varnished teak locking companionway door
  • Varnished teak handrail on centerline of overhead
  • Insulated icebox in port locker at aft end of settle was custom built deeper than standard to accept wine bottles standing upright.


  • Varnished teak instrument pod
  • Stainless steel 14” steering wheel with varnished wood rim
  • Hinckley Jet Stick, integrates forward and aft motion, steering, and bow thruster
  • Engine gauges, tachometer with digital engine data display, oil pressure, cooling water temperature and fuel level.
  • Top-opening locker (port and starboard)
  • 12-volt “cigarette style” outlet aft of locker to stb.


  • Raymarine ST-6002 Autopilot display with S3G course computer 
  • Raymarine E120 Chart Plotter
  • Raymaine Radar scanner
  • Raymarine sonar module
  • Standard Horizon PS 1000 VHF radio with RAM mic
  • Ritchie compass
  • ACR spotlight (on roof) with helm mounted electric remote control 
  • Controls for port and starboard electric sliding windows
  • Controls for port and starboard electric overhead hatches
  • Additional control for port side hatch and window at companion seat


  • Alpine AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo/video player
  • (2) Pairs of speakers – In V-berth on forward bulkhead and in the pilothouse. Each set of speakers can be controlled for volume.
  • 22″ Sole HD LCD television mounted behind louver locker door on forward bulkhead.
  • UFO Television antennae for local channels


The interior is finished in satin-varnished cherry. The cabin sole is varnished teak and tulipwood. Louvered cherry locker doors and (5) Frigast stainless steel bulkhead lights add to the cabin ambience. The entire area is air conditioned (with reverse cycle heat).

Entry is from the pilothouse companionway to the galley to port, private head to starboard and the V-berth accommodations forward. 


  • Countertop in Corian Vanilla 
  • Stainless steel sink with Grohe fixtures, spray nozzle and hot and cold pressure water.
  • Adler Barbourrefrigeration – 12-volt cold plate refrigerator in a self-draining insulated box
  • Single burner electric cook-top with Corian cover
  • 600-watt 110-volt microwave oven
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Built-in bin for glass and mug stowage
  • (3) Cherry pullout drawers
  • Red step-light in galley
  • Under counter pull-out garbage receptacle
  • Opening port with screen
  • Additional storage is provided outboard and under the galley sink. 
  • 12v Outlet


  • Solid cherry door panel door
  • Molded fiberglass sole for easy cleaning.
  • Varnished cherry countertop with an undermounted porcelain sink.
  • Grohe faucet/hand held shower provides hot & cold pressure water – bracket for shower bulkhead mounted
  • Sealand Vacu-Flush electric marine head is plumbed to a 27-gallon holding tank with overboard discharge
  • 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
  • AC duct.
  • Opening port with screen


  • A generous v-berth with insert.  
  • V-berth upholstered in Sunbrella Sailcloth Shell
  • Storage locker under V-berth has easy-access cherry drop-front door to port, two drawers in center

  • Large storage compartments located mid and forward areas of the berth.

  • Cedar-lined 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.
  • Overhead opening hatch with Ocean Air Sky screen/shade
  • Varnished cherry shelves over V-berth, port and starboard


Low resistance, copper wire and sacrificial zinc anode bonding system. Zinc saver. 

12-volt system:

  • Start – Two 12-volt AGM Group 31 batteries, new 9/2023
  • House – Two 12-volt AGM Group 4D batteries, new 9/2023
  • Heavy-duty battery parallel switch allows emergency starting.
  • 80-amp house battery alternator on port engine
  • 80-amp start battery alternator on each engine.
  • 12-volt distribution panel includes thermo-magnetic breakers, volt and amp meter. 

50-amp AC electrical system

  • 220-volt , 50 amp shore power inlet and relay.
  • 50-amp shore power cord with Glendinning retractable power cord.
  • Victron Multiplus 3000 watt inverter/charger with 100-amp 12-volt multi-stage battery charging capability. 
  • 5-KW Onan Generator with sound shield, to power air conditioning only.


  • Volvo D4 300 hp engines; approximately 500 hours
  • Hamilton 274 Jet Drives
  • Twin ZF 63 transmissions
  • 7” hydraulic bow thruster
  • Hinckley JetStick
  • Dual-cylinder trim tabs with indicator controls at helm
  • Tachometer with LCD multi-function display
  • Fuel, oil pressure, and water temperature gauges.
  • Alarms for high-low oil pressure, and high engine water temperature and hydraulic pressure.
  • Racor fuel filters.
  • Manual hydraulic steering pump.
  • Air Conditioning/Heating: 10,000 BTU unit for the forward cabin and head
  • (3) Electric 1500-GPH 12-volt bilge pumps with float switches and high water alarm
  • Whale emergency bilge pump – mounted in engine room and accessible through the day hatch.
  • In-line 12-volt automatic shower sump pump.
  • 27-gallon polyethylene holding tank with overboard discharge.
  • 6-gallon stainless steel hot water heater – shore power and engine heated.
  • 40-gallon stainless steel water tank.
  • (2) 110 US gallon polyethylene fuel tanks – total 220-gallons.
  • Mylar-faced acoustical foam-lined insulation in engine room and on bridge deck hatch.
  • Engine box cover has double gaskets and an electric riser.
  • Engine room forced-air exhaust fan.
  • Baffled and insulated air intake
  • Automatic engine compartment fire suppression system, with automatic engine and generator shut-down.


  • Muir electric windlass pkg: Flush foredeck anchor locker houses a Muir electric windlass with polished stainless steel Delta 22# anchor + 25’ stainless steel chain & 150’ anchor rode and polished stainless steel folding bow roller. The windlass can be operated from the helm station or a handheld wired remote at anchor locker.
  • Window and windshield covers in Sunbrella Toast
  • Two fishing rod holders, 1 per side
  • Stainless steel bar mounted under cockpit locker for lines and fenders
  • Fender bag in mesh in the cockpit locker/jet bay access
  • Stainless steel shore power cord support
  • Varnished bow burgee pennant staff with flush socket.
  • Stern mounted 4 ft. varnished teak ensign pole & flush socket.
  • Flag halyard to Mast
  • (6)Dock lines
  • (4) Fenders with fleece covers
  • Deck shower/water outlet with hot & cold mixing valve.
  • (6) Life jackets
  • (3) Fire extinguishers
  • 12-volt air horn with switch on dash.

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