ALICE | Hinckley Sou'wester 42 MKII | 42ft

Bristol, RI, US


ALICE | Hinckley Sou'wester 42 MKII | 42ft


Bristol, RI, US


The McCurdy and Rhodes designed Hinckley-built Sou’wester 42 is a fine-sailing, timeless classic yacht built to the highest quality. ALICE has always been maintained in top condition and stored indoors each winter by one of New England’s best yacht yards. Anyone looking for a yacht of this style and caliber is encouraged to look at ALICE. She will not disappoint.

ALICE draws 5’ with centerboard up and 9’-1” with centerboard down.


  • Length: 42ft
  • Beam: 12' 6"
  • Draft: 9' 0"
  • Year: 1983
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, 55 hp
  • Speed: 7.50


  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 42.00 ft
  • Length of Deck: 31.25 ft
  • Max Draft: 9' 0"
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 8500.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 12' 6"


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Engine Model: 55A Four
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2250
  • Engine Power: 55 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (160 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (60 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 1


The Hinckley SW-42 has a large “T” shaped cockpit which is comfortable and accommodating for a large crew, but also well laid out for shorthand sailing. Electric self-tailing genoa winches are within easy reach of the helm’s seat so that the boat can be tacked singlehandedly if necessary. The cockpit dodger offers excellent protection and visibility is unobstructed from the helm. Her large sail locker, lazarette, and cockpit locker offer far more storage area than normally found on much larger boats. 


Standard layout sleeps seven in two cabins. Forward owner’s stateroom has a V-berth with a seat between and adaptor to a double berth. There are also bookshelves, bureau, hanging locker, and hatch to foredeck.

The head is next aft to port, SS sink, shower, and storage lockers above and below. There is an entrance from the V-berth and main salon. Across from the head is a hanging locker with large storage shelves and bureau.

The main cabin has two transom berths and two pilot berths. The drop-leaf table affords comfortable seating for six. There are three drawers on either side below pilot berths and a small hanging locker just forward of navigation station to starboard. The navigation station is located across from the galley and is separated from the main cabin and quarter berth areas by partial bulkheads. Storage for charts is located within the navigation desk and general storage under the navigation seat starboard of the companionway. The quarter berth, aft of the navigation station, has a large shelf and two shelf lockers for extra storage.

The galley is located to port of the companionway. The large double SS sink is supplied with hot and cold water, has a sink sprayer, and fresh and salt water manual pumps. There is also a cutting board for the sink. Countertops are stainless steel. The galley also has sliding louvered doors over storage areas and additional storage areas behind the companionway ladder. The refrigeration system has a large freezer and refrigerator area with a storage shelf and teak grate.

Interior woodwork is finished in Herreshoff style with gloss-varnished mahogany and white painted bulkheads. The cabin sole is teak and holly, finished with a satin varnish. 


Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 5' with board up and a maximum draft of 9'-1" with board down.

Hand laid fiberglass hull and deck. Hull is cored with Airex for additional strength per weight. The core is deleted and 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 is fabricated of unidirectional glass for a lighter strength per weight ratio. The deck is set in a 6” flange glasses and bolted to the hull. The centerboard is Airex cored fiberglass, operated by a Dyneema line and a winch in cockpit. ALICE draws 5’ with centerboard up and 9’-1” with centerboard down. Ballast is solid lead bolted to the keel. Bottom was faired and expoy sealed. Hull topsides are dark green Awlgrip with gold cove stripe. Deck is original nonskid is buff colored gel coat with white house, cockpit and waterways. 


  • Sails, Rigging, and Canvas: 
  • New Norlam North Sails (genoa and full batten mainsail) in 2021 
  • Dutchman reefing system  
  • Rigging surveyed in 2019 and new upper shrouds and backstay installed 
  • New dodger and sail cover by Mills in 2021 
  • Anderson electric 58 SS genoa sheet winches 
  • Anderson electric main halyard winch on mast 
  • Raymarine multi-deck instruments and autopilot  
  • Rope boom vang installed. Hydraulic vang reconditioned and stored off boat as is spinnaker pole and gear 
  • Nav Tec hydraulic backstay ram 

Galley, Head, and Heating: 

  • Force 10 3-burner range/oven installed 2015. New solenoid safety system installed, 2022 
  • Force 10 propane heater replaced diesel heater 
  • New holding tank, lines, and macerator pump and valves in 2019 
  • New emergency hand bilge pump  


  • Cabin sole refinished (stripped and revarnished) in 2021 
  • Hinckley installed towel bar and cockpit glass holder 
  • Book shelf and wine bottle and glass locker 
  • Weems and Plath cabin clock 
  • Custom fitted sheets and blankets for all berths 


  • New topsides Awlgrip, 2018 
  • Bottom stripped and faired, 2018 
  • Custom helmsman step  
  • Hinckley SS boarding ladder 
  • SS Delta anchor 
  • CQR storm anchor 
  • Fortress folding anchor 
  • 30 amp100 V shore power cord 
  • Propeller shaft line cutter 
  • Magma gas BBQ grill.  
  • SS galley pots/pans etc. 
  • Signal flags 
  • Safety harnesses 
  • Docklines and fenders 
  • Emergency tiller 
  • Bosuns chair 
  • Sun awning 
  • Search light 
  • Aft deck shower 
  • Miscellaneous blocks and tackle and running gear 

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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