CHERIE Hinckley Sou’wester Sloop 1982

Southwest Harbor, ME


42 ft
12.5 ft
55 hp
9.08 ft


This is a sailor’s boat.  Her Herreshoff painted bulkheads and bright mahogany trim are in beautiful condition.  All opening ports are in chrome.  She has a double spreader rig with Harken Batcars and Dutchman system.  Traveler is just in front of the binnacle with her primary winches aft for easy short handing.


All interior and exterior work, boat and engine maintenance done at Hinckley Yard since owned.  She was always in covered storage at Hinckley off-season.


  • Boat Name: Hinckley Sou’wester Sloop 1982
  • Builder: Hinckley
  • Designer: McCurdy & Rhodes
  • Location: Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Ballast Weight: 8,500 lb
  • Displacement Measure: 24,000 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JH5 FWC
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 875
  • Engine Power: 55|horsepower

Vessel Description


Cherie has the standard Sou’wester 42 layout that sleeps 6-7.  She is finished in Herreshoff style with white bulkheads, varnished mahogany interior trim with gloss highlights, and a teak and holly cabin sole finished in gloss polyurethane. 

Interior features include:

  • Interior cushions  Green Ultrasuade
  • Opening chrome ports, opening hatches and fixed ports provide natural light and ventilation
  • Interior lighting throughout is by Frigast lights and dome lighting.
  • Espar D4L heater warms the interior when necessary
  • A handrail is at the base of each cabin side.
  • CD stereo system (nav station) with speakers in main salon



  • V-berth has an insert and cushion to form a double berth memory foam
  • Seat between
  • Storage drawers under the berths with lockers over outboard port and starboard
  • Full hanging locker starboard
  • Bureau with locker over outboard
  • Opening hatch in cabin top.
  • Forward door access to the forepeak chain locker


HEAD (Next aft Port):

  • Stainless steel sink with fixture on Corian counter
  • Hot and cold water pressure water
  • Handheld shower drains to a sump tank
  • Wilcox Crittendon head 2014 rebuilt
  • Locker stowage outboard
  • 110-volt ground fault outlet


MAIN SALON (Full width)

Pilot and transom berths port and starboard:

  • Lower port berth slides out to form a narrow double
  • Storage is under the pilot berths accessed via transom settee/berth seat backs
  • Hanging locker forward starboard
  • Small bureau with shelf is between hanging locker and forward end of starboard settee
  • Custom additional locker over aft above the starboard settee.
  • Small shelf over outboard starboard settee

Port and starboard forward bulkheads have:

  • Varnished mahogany book/storage shelf
  • Frigast 12-volt lights
  • Speakers
  • Chelsea Clock and barometer

Varnished mahogany main salon dining table is on center with fold-down leaves.  There is also a stainless steel safety grab pole (centerboard line interior)

Natural light and ventilation is provided by:

  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Opening ports as well as fixed portlights


GALLEY:  (Aft to port)

  • Separated from the main salon by a half bulkhead capped with varnished mahogany
  • Stainless steel countertops
  • Stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water
  • Outboard is 2003 Force 10 3-burner gimballed propane stove with oven and a safety shut-off.
  • Sea Frost (engine driven) refrigerator/freezer with countertop hatch access
  • 110-volt ground fault outlets
  • Locker stowage over aft and outboard with additional countertop trap stowage outboard the sink.



  • Opposite the galley and separated from main cabin by partial bulkheads
  • Forward facing varnished mahogany nav desk with 3-drawers built-in inboard
  • Cushioned nav seat ultraleather
  • Instruments and electrical panel mounted outboard
  • Dome lights over table
  • Quarterberth aft of nav with short hanging locker

Navigation/Electronics Equipment:

  • Raymarine E120 color plotter/radar                        
  • Autohelm 7000 Autopilot
  • Raymarine wind display
  • Raymarine multi display                                        
  • Icom M504 VHF
  • Ritchie 6” Compass
  • Northstar 800x GPS backup
  • Large breaker panel outboard


Aft Quarterberth Area(Starboard)

  • Aft of the Nav Station
  • Berth with storage under
  • Shelf storage over outboard
  • More storage locker space inboard
  • Two door access the engine and shaft areas


Aft Companionway:

Centerline aft companionway with port and starboard varnished teak handrails provides handy access from the nav area or the galley to the cockpit. 



  • HRH pedestal steering with “destroyer type” steering wheel with elkhide covered rim
  • Danforth binnacle compass in chrome binnacle
  • Stainless steel binnacle guard
  • Pedestal single lever steering control
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Cockpit Dodger Sage with stainless steel grab bar


The Hinckley SW-42 has a large “T” shaped cockpit which comfortably accommodates a large crew, but is also well laid-out for short handed sailing.  Sailing instruments are mounted on the steering pedestal and the engine panel in the cockpit.  Two-speed Barient #28 winches are mounted aft and are within easy reach of the helmsman so the boat can be tacked single-handed if necessary.  There are also two #32 primary winches forward.

  • Teak rimmed cockpit coaming with chrome edge winch pockets
  • Teak cockpit sole with drainage scuppers
  • Traveler is just in front of the binnacle and winches are within easy reach for singlehanded sailing

The watertight, opening cockpit seats and aft lazarette house large storage areas detailed to maximize space.  A large sail locker is to port in the cockpit while starboard aft is propane tank storage. 



  • White Awlgrip Topsides
  • White house and deck with Light Green nonskid molded-in. 
  • Green Cove Stripe
  • Black Boottop
  • Green Bottom
  • Oiled exterior teak trim – toerails, handrails and deck eyebrows 
  • Teak aft deck hatch covers
  •  Teak dorade boxes with cowl vents and stainless steel dorade guards 
  • Stainless steel genoa track


Construction:  Hand laid fiberglass hull and deck. Hull is cored with Airex for additional strength per weight. The core is deleted and the hull reinforced with additional laminations in all high stress areas. Hull stringers cored with Airex are bonded to the hull and integrated with the mast step and engine mounts to form a single unit that is strong and light. Hull laminate fabricated of unidirectional glass for a better strength per weight ratio. The deck is set in a 6″ flange on the hull, then fiberglassed and bolted in place.

Centerboard is fiberglass with a bronze leading edge and lead fill, operated by cable and a Merriman winch. Coamings have varnished teak.



Ground tackle

  • Ideal #2 12-volt windlass
  • CQR 45# plow anchor with 200’ x 5/16” HT chain stored in lighted chain locker
  • Yachtsman anchor
  • 20# Danforth anchor


  • HRH stainless steel bow roller
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
  • Stainless steel stanchions and double lifelines with gates
  • HRH Boarding ladder
  • Freshwater deck wash system
  • (4) Fenders with covers
  • Fenderboards
  • Docklines
  • Midrail cleats for spring lines
  • Life jackets
  • Flare kit
  • Orion First-aide kit
  • Man overboard light
  •  (2) Horseshoe liferings
  • Lifesling
  • Masthead tri-color mast light
  • (4) Fire extinguishers
  • Screens for all hatches
  • Complete galleyware
  • Basic tools
  • Fog horn
  • Bell
  • 12-volt outlet
  • Emergency tiller
  • Dickinson gas BBQ – HRH stern mount and cover
  • Yanmar 9.9 hp outboard engine
  • *Exclusions:  Personal gear



Spars are built by HRH of extruded sections. Mast and boom are 1 foot longer than standard.

  • Double spreaders are tapered aluminum.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging with turnbuckle tensioners.
  • Hall quick vang
  • Harken traveler
  • Harken Seafurl on headstay
  • Reaching strut
  • Spinnaker gear on mast
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Harken Battcar system on full-batten mainsail
  • Harken traveler has 3:1 purchase



  • Harken Electric primaries                                      
  • Barient #28 STC Secondaries
  • (2) Barient #23 on house aft                                   
  • Barient #23 main halyard
  • Barient #23 spinnaker halyard                                
  • Barient #23 jib halyard



  • Main sail – Norlam                                                       
  • Hood original Spinnaker
  • Staysail
  • Dacron storm jib and storm tri-sail unused
  • Main Sail Cover
  • Norlam 135% Genoa
  • Norlam cruising genoa
  • Cruising Spinnaker, Bohndell in sock                            



Separate 12-volt systems for starting and accessories:

  • (3) 12-volt batteries  for starting and house accessories
  • Emergency override switch for starting from accessory batteries
  • (2) Engine alternators:  105 amp/hr lighting and 65 amp starting alternator
  • *One on engine with spare alternator and regulator wired and ready-to-go in marked box.
  • 12-volt outlet on deck
  • DC circuit breaker panel with spare breakers


110-volt shore power:

  • Sentry 40-amp converter
  • 110-volt ground fault outlet in galley and head
  • Shore power cord



2010 Yanmar 4JH5 55 hp diesel engine with 2/2:1 reduction gear.

  • Aquamet stainless steel shaft
  • Maxi-prop
  • Racor fuel filter
  • 12-gallon stainless steel water heater
  • Espar D4L cabin heater
  • Electric bilge pump
  • (4) Fire extinguishers





  • New steering cables
  • New genoa sheets



  • New autopilot drive
  • Nova lift outboard hoist



  • Rebed portlights
  • Replace head hoses



  • New stainless uncoated lifelines
  • New EPIRB
  • New jacklines
  • New liferings
  • Refurbish swim ladder



  • Centerboard cable replaced
  • Automatic fire suppression in engine room
  • New engine
  • Remove and clean fuel tank
  • New electric primary winches
  • New hoding tank
  • AIS transponder

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