PHANTOM | Hinckley Sou'wester 52 Sloop | 52ft

Portland, ME, US


PHANTOM | Hinckley Sou'wester 52 Sloop | 52ft


Portland, ME, US


PHANTOM is an extremely well maintained, custom-built Hinckley SW-52 originally commissioned by a very experienced sailor and yachtsman who insisted on the finest throughout the vessel. She features the three-cabin / two-head layout with owner’s cabin located aft, and extensive equipment geared for offshore cruising. Her many optional upgrades include carbon in-mast furling, teak decks, variable lighting, wood inlays and other custom details. The current, second owner purchased her in 2009 and has sailed exclusively along the east coast, primarily in Maine where the owner has a home. She has consistently been maintained over the years with no expense spared and is in near perfect condition. Many recent upgrades include new sails, electronics, brand new hull paint and much more as noted herein.


  • Length: 52ft
  • Builder: Hinckley
  • Beam: 14' 0"
  • Draft: 5' 11"
  • Year: 1999
  • Displacement: 39000.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, 88 hp


  • Builder: Hinckley
  • Designer: McCurdy & Rhodes
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 51.50 ft
  • Length Waterline: 37.50 ft
  • Max Draft: 5' 11"
  • Displacement: 39000.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 14600.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 14' 0"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 3706
  • Engine Power: 88 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (200 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (120 Gallons)


  • Number of double berths: 2
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2


PHANTOM sleeps six in three private cabins plus two in the main salon. The interior joinerwork is all exquisitely crafted in American cherry with a satin finish and high gloss accents for a warm, inviting feel. Details include solid cherry grabrails under cabin sides; solid countertops, fiddles, drawer fronts and hull ceilings; and paneled cabin doors with radiused laminated frames. Cabin soles are solid teak and holly with lock-down mechanisms, and overheads are removable white Formica panels with cherry trim. Hanging lockers are sheathed with aromatic cedar and there are cherry framed screens for all deck hatches. The interior fabrics are all Ultrasuede updated in 2009 (new foam 2018), and there are fitted sheets and bedding for all cabins as well as lee cloths.


Upon going below from the cockpit, a large U-shaped galley is conveniently located to starboard of the wide companionway steps. There are numerous louvered lockers, several utensil drawers, a large under-counter dry storage area, and a dedicated waste locker. An opening hatch, cabin port, dorade vent and companionway provide extra light and ventilation. Additional details:

  • Large single Corian undermounted sink with Moen retractable faucet and fresh/saltwater hand pumps
  • Corian countertops (new 2009)
  • Gimballed Force 10 propane 3-burner stainless stove with oven, broiler and remote solenoid switch
  • Custom stainless towel/safety bar in front of stove
  • Knife storage built into countertop
  • Separate refrigerator and freezer compartments with Grunert 12-volt holdover plate system
  • Additional front-opening door for refrigerator and automatic lights in refrigerator and freezer
  • Microwave oven mounted inside aft locker
  • Custom dish storage and mug rack aft
  • Dishes, glasses and utensils included


Opposite to port is the owner’s cabin that features a large double berth, bureau, large drawers under berth, sliding lockers outboard berth, a binocular box inboard and a hanging locker forward. There are two opening portholes, a dorade vent and a large cabin port for light and ventilation. 


To port and forward of the owner’s cabin, the aft head can be accessed privately from the owner’s cabin or from the main cabin. There is a white Corian vanity top with undermounted sink, framed mirror, numerous drawers and storage lockers, towels bars, and a Vacuflush toilet. A separate shower stall is inboard with custom clear plexiglass shower doors, telephone-style shower head, a teak seat and teak grating. There is an opening deck hatch and cabin port.


Just forward of the galley is a fully equipped aft facing nav station with flush mounted LCD screen and nav instruments along with remote panels for various systems. There is a full-size chart table with lots of storage inside plus drawers above and below. The electrical switch panel with Plexiglass cover is outboard for easy access. 


Further forward, the interior opens to a spacious full-beam main salon. To port is a wraparound dining area with plush seating and a custom hi-lo expandable table with hideaway center leaf featuring a beautiful inlaid compass rose and holly perimeter inlay. Outboard is an alcove with bookshelf and hull port, bordered by large louvered storage lockers each side. To starboard is a full-length settee that can pull out to provide an oversized berth. Outboard is an alcove with bookshelf and hull port and louvered locker forward with custom glass and bottle storage, and the forward bulkhead is adorned with a brass clock and barometer. Additional light and ventilation provided by two large deck hatches and numerous cabin ports. 


The port guest cabin features a double berth, nightstand with locker storage, outboard shelf, numerous drawers under berth and a hanging locker forward. An opening hatch, dorade vent and hull/cabin ports provide light and ventilation.


The starboard guest cabin provides the versatility of upper and lower berths with the option of a fold-down upper berth. There is storage below berth with sliding locker storage outboard and hanging locker forward with shelf above. Light and ventilation provided by a deck hatch, dorade vent and hull/cabin ports.   


The forward head and shower is accessible from both guest cabins, featuring a white Corian vanity top with undermounted sink, framed mirrors each side, stainless towel bars, storage lockers, a teak seat to starboard, a Vacuflush toilet and teak sole grate. Great light and ventilation with a large overhead deck hatch.


  • Raymarine Autopilot - new controller 2018
  • B&G Zeus3 12" display at helm - 2019
  • B&G Zeus3 9" display at nav station - 2019
  • B&G 4G Radar and CMap Insight charts - 2019
  • (10) B&G Triton 2 multifunction displays - (4) in cockpit, (2) at nav station, (2) in owner’s cabin, and (2) in port forward cabin (all 2019)
  • Raymarine AIS (2015)
  • Horizon VHF at helm
  • ICOM M-59 VHF at nav station
  • Icom 710 SSB radio - with insulated backstay and AT120 Coupler flush mount
  • Cell phone booster - installed 2019
  • Globalstar Sat phone
  • Entertainment:
  • Sony Digital Stereo Media Player with Bluetooth
  • (2) Bose 151 speakers in main salon and ADS speakers in the cockpit
  • Sharp flatscreen TV in owner’s cabin
  • LG flatscreen at nav station


12-volt DC, 24-volt DC and 220-volt AC electrical systems.

  • Main circuit breaker panel with multi meters and 12-volt DC sub-panel
  • 12-volt/24-volt DC systems charged by separate alternators including Balmar 100 amp for house bank
  • (1) 12-volt engine/generator start battery with emergency parallel switch (new 2022)
  • (2) 12-volt Lifeline 8D house batteries wired in parallel (new 2022)
  • Xantrex Freedom 3000-watt inverter/battery charger (new 2023) with monitor panel at nav station
  • Fischer/Panda 8kW 50-hz 230-volt generator in separate sound enclosure with remote generator panel at nav station
  • (2) Solbian solar panels mounted on top of cockpit dodger, 110-watt total (2018)
  • 50-amp Shore power system with inlet and shore cord
  • Grounding is with heavy copper strapping from all circuits, major mechanical components and rigging bonded to the keel
  • Exterior 12-volt outlets in cockpit coaming and forward dorade box
  • Hella 12-volt fans throughout the interior
  • Electric trumpet 12-volt dual horns
  • Lighting details include:
  • Frigast Ocean Series stainless reading lights throughout
  • Main Salon overhead lights with dimmers
  • Halogen lights with dimmer in main cabin alcoves, over main salon table and bulkheads
  • Strip lighting with dimmers port and starboard main salon
  • Red step-lights at steps and companionway
  • Boom light over cockpit table, with dimmer
  • Spreader lights, deck light, steaming light
  • LED running lights
  • Masthead tri-color light


  • 1999 Yanmar 4JH2-DTE 88-hp diesel engine (3,706 hours March 2023)
  • Hurth 2:1 reduction gear, stainless steel prop shaft, PYI shaft seal and shaft spurs
  • Aqua-drive CV joint and thrust bearings replaced 2018
  • Gori 3-blade folding propeller (new 2018)
  • Dual Racor fuel filters and fuel flow meter
  • Sound insulated engine space under center settee
  • Engine room blower
  • Oil transfer pump for main engine and generator
  • Sidepower 12-volt bow thruster (2009) with separate dedicated battery bank (2022)
  • Air conditioning – (2) zones totaling 28,000 BTU
  • Espar D5L diesel heater (new 2021)
  • Allcraft 12-gallon stainless steel hot water tank new 2016 - heat via engine heat exchanger or 220-volt AC heating element
  • Fresh water pump (new 2019)
  • (2) Fuel tanks –heavy gauge aluminum
  • Stainless steel water tanks
  • Tank tender gauges
  • Saltwater deck wash pump with spigot on foredeck
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • Arid Bilge Systems Series 4 – 12-volt automatic bilge dryer (2018)
  • Sealand holding tanks with pump-out for both Vacuflush heads
  • Waste plumbing replaced 2016
  • Fire suppression system - engine compartment (2014)
  • Propane system overhauled 2017


  • Hall carbon fiber double spreader mast with electric in-mast furling
  • Navtec rod rigging with stainless turnbuckle covers
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay with remote cockpit panel
  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole stored on mast
  • Removable inner forestay with halyard
  • Harken mainsheet traveler system mounted on cabin top


All Lewmar stainless steel self-tailing winches:

  • (2) #66 CCST electric primaries
  • (2) #58 CCST electric secondaries
  • (3) #48 CCST main sheet, outhaul and centerboard hoist winches
  • (3) #48 CCST halyard winches on mast


  • Doyle tri-radial furling mainsail with Pro radial 9.5 cloth and vertical battens (2022)
  • Doyle tri-radial 135 furling genoa with Pro radial 8.5 cloth, foam luff and UV cover (2022)
  • Forestaysail – Dacron
  • Spinnaker - 1.5 oz. True radial


PHANTOM was built using the Hinckley DualGuard™ composite construction and the patented SCRIMP© process. Outer skin of Kevlar®/E-glass by Dupont greatly increases the strength of the hull against any damage caused by impacts. In addition, she has an inner skin of carbon fiber. This all ensures the hull to be of superior stiffness and tremendous strength to overall weight ratios, along with providing greater resistance to water osmosis, increased hull strength against impact damage and excellent thermal/acoustic insulation. High stress areas have inner core removed and reinforced with additional layers of fiberglass for strength and inner core protection. The deck is one-piece resin infused using the SCRIMP© process.

The hull design features a keel/centerboard configuration with board up draft of only 5’ – 10”.  Her board down deep draft of 11” – 10”, combined with the NACA foil-shaped centerboard and elliptical profile, help to maximize windward performance. The centerboard tip is ballasted with 125 lbs. of lead to ensure negative buoyancy. And her balanced high aspect spade rudder is designed to further enhance performance and maneuverability. 

The topsides are finished with Awlgrip Flag Blue with double white boot top and gold cove – all freshly painted spring 2023. Rubrails at sheer are painted to match hull with stainless steel half round, and there are (4) custom hull ports: (2) in main salon and (1) in each forward stateroom. Deck finish is light cream gelcoat with matching nonskid molded-in on house top, and laid teak side decks, cockpit seats and cockpit sole (teak refurbished 2019).


  • Stainless bow pulpit, side gates, stern pulpit with gate and stanchions with double wire lifelines
  • Custom stainless stemhead with anchor roller
  • Lewmar Ocean 2 electric windlass with chain gypsy (2012)
  • 60 lb CQR anchor with all chain rode
  • Fortress 37 lb anchor in foredeck anchor well with rope/chain rode
  • Foredeck teak chafe guard for chain between bow roller and windlass
  • Flush foredeck and aft deck hatches
  • (4) Stainless cowl vents
  • (2) Bomar polished aluminum forward hatches
  • (5) Custom varnished teak deck hatches with smoked glass
  • Varnished teak eyebrows, handrails, dorade boxes, cockpit trim, cockpit table, drink holders, companionway trim and hatch slides
  • Varnished teak seats built into stern pulpit
  • Varnished teak one-piece tapered toe rails with fitted stainless chocks
  • Stainless mooring and spring line cleats
  • Harken stainless turning blocks, stand-up blocks and mainsheet blocks
  • Stainless inboard and outboard genoa tracks with Antal genoa cars
  • Stainless fixed and folding padeyes in cockpit and side decks
  • Dodger with stainless steel grab rail covered with elkhide (2017)
  • Bimini with connector to dodger and full side enclosures (2018)
  • Steering pedestal with Ritchie compass, binnacle guard, single-lever engine controls and gauges
  • 44” Destroyer-type stainless wheel with varnished teak rim
  • Cable steering with emergency tiller
  • Cockpit cushions (2017)
  • Cockpit deck shower with mixing valve in locker and spigot on deck
  • Stern boarding/swim folding ladder - stainless with teak treads, mounted at stern
  • 2-step boarding side ladder
  • Outboard motor bracket - varnished with stainless steel plate
  • Docklines
  • Fenders with covers
  • Cockpit pedestal cover
  • Covers for hatches, dorade boxes, grabrails and stern seats
  • Magma BBQ with stern pulpit mount
  • Various spares


  • (12) Life jackets
  • (2) Horseshoe life rings mounted on brackets
  • Man Overboard Module
  • Safety harnesses
  • Heaving line
  • Viking offshore deck mounted life raft (new 2021)
  • Ditch bag
  • Flare kit
  • Lensref radar reflector


  • Owner’s personal effects
  • Framed photos and artwork
  • Tools
  • Dinghy and outboard

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



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