• 42.3333'
  • 2006
  • Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • $495,000


SWEET CAROLINE is hull #5 of the Hinckley DS-42, finished off in a Herreshoff-style interior
with white bulkheads and varnished cherry trim. She is set up for shorthanded sailing with
Leisure Furl boom, powered winches, lifting keel, retractable bow thruster, autopilot, etc.

On deck she has a classic look with varnished teak trim and teak decks. Below deck she is
outfitted for a comfortable weekend cruise.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: HINCKLEY
  • Category: Daysailer
  • Model: Daysailer 42
  • Model Year: 2006
  • YearBuilt: 2006
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 1/2 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 42' 4" (12.90m)
  • LWL: 29' 4" (8.94m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 10' 6" (3.20m)
  • Min Draft: 4' 0" (1.22m)
  • Max Draft: 7' 4" (2.24m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 7 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 14,700 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 20 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 10 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 18 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: Hinckley
  • Hull Designer: Bruce King
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: Hinckley
  • Interior Designer: Herreshoff
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


SWEET CAROLINE is hull #5 of the Hinckley DS-42, finished off in a Herreshoff-style interior
with white bulkheads and varnished cherry trim. She is set up for shorthanded sailing with
Leisure Furl boom, powered winches, lifting keel, retractable bow thruster, autopilot, etc.

On deck she has a classic look with varnished teak trim and teak decks. Below deck she is
outfitted for a comfortable weekend cruise.


SWEET CAROLINE is an excellent example of the Hinckley 42’ Daysailer which that was
designed by Bruce King to carry six to eight adults in comfort and safety for robust day sailing
in a wide variety of sea conditions. An innovative hydraulically operated lifting keel offers a
minimum draft of 4’0” making the DS 42 accessible to lesser traveled shallow anchorages.

With her hydraulically operated winches, the DS 42 offers the single-handed sailor the opportunity
to command a modern powerful sloop with ease.

Typical Hinckley construction includes a carbon fiber spar and Dual-Guard construction in the
hull that combines Kevlar and carbon fiber for maximum strength and stiffness.

Hull and Deck

Flag Blue Awlgrip - Topsides
Teak deck and cockpit sole
Off-White Awlgrip Cabin Top with Moon Dust Awlgrip nonskid
Gold cove
Single Off-White Awlgrip Boottop
Red Bottom

Hinckley DualGuard™ hull construction, a SCRIMPed composite of E-glass/Kevlar, cores, and carbon fiber to yield a vacuum infused hull of incredible strength, stiffness, and impact resistance

Infusion molded, balsa core sandwich construction with vinylester resin and Kevlar/E-glass outer skin and carbon inner skin

Infusion molded, Teak finished balsa core sandwich construction with vinylester resin and Kevlar/E-glass

Lifting keel underbody with 4800 lb. lead-ballasted bulb – with hydraulic lift

Custom spade rudder - with a carbon post
Custom varnished teak hatch with smoke grey lens on cabin top
Prism with SS trim ring on foredeck centerline – illuminates forward berth
Foredeck anchor locker – has self hold-open lid for anchor deployment
Includes chock mounted primary anchor
Opening ports in cabin trunk
Varnished teak handrails on cabin top


The Hinckley Daysailer has a large U-shaped aft cockpit
Teak covered cockpit sole and seats
Varnished teak coamings (with winch pockets) and winch mount tops
Edson pedestal with single-lever control
48” Stainless steel destroyer-type wheel with elkhide covered rim
Four cockpit scuppers with direct overboard discharge
Cockpit lockers port and starboard. – port locker includes drop board storage
Stainless steel line rack in cockpit sail locker
Cockpit shower - with hot/cold mixing valve
Cockpit cushions: Imperial Blue Naugahyde with camel piping
Custom varnished cockpit table – with built-in drink holder and a lift-out that serves as a tray or drink holder
Red courtesy lighting on dimmers in port and starboard cockpit step-up to helm
12-volt outlet at helm
Custom removable teak foot brace forward of table with flush fittings
(3) Folding padeyes – for safety harness attachment

Navigation & Electronic Equipment

Icom M72 portable handheld VHF
Icom M402 VHF with RAM microphone - mounted in cockpit
Raymarine GPS 8” E80 Chartplotter with 2-kw Radar - mounted at helm in varnished teak enclosure and radar antenna on mast painted to match mast
Raymarine ST60 - for boat speed, wind speed, wind direction
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6001 Smart Pilot – with control head recessed in cockpit side
Compass - Ritchie 6” stainless steel - binnacle mounted


Interior Introduction

The Daysailer interior features port and starboard Settees aft with a Head to port and passageway Galley to starboard
Forward is a large V-Berth
The Herreshoff-style interior is complemented by varnished cherry trim and lockers doors throughout
Herreshoff-style white interior with Formica bulkheads and varnished cherry trim
The cabin sole is teak and tulipwood
The overhead is white painted V-groove
Locker doors are varnished cherry with radius corners and louvered door
There are Sunbrella sole covers

Entertainment Electronics

Stereo system with Alpine AM/FM/CD player with separate input for Ipod adapter
6-CD changer
Speaker pairs in cockpit, salon and forward cabin (interior speakers are flush mounted)
Sharp 15” flat-screen monitor with remote control – mounted in louvered door hideaway in forward cabin
Alpine TMEM770 flat-screen display in salon with remote control – is removable
Monitors connected to stereo - Plays two zones simultaneously with different import to the two zones

Salon and Galley

Settee Area
Port and starboard Settee cushions are covered with Sunbrella Canvas Navy with Brass piping

Galley, Starboard
Corian Eclipse countertop
Microwave oven - installed in galley locker
Undermounted polished stainless steel sink – with flush cutting board
12-volt cigarette-style outlet

The Head is to port
Gloss-varnished Cherry countertop
12-volt DC Marine Head

Berth Area
The sleeping Berth area is forward
Large V-Berth with varnished cherry hull ceilings
Sunbrella Canvas Navy fabric cushion covers with Sunbrella Brass piping
Reading lights

Sails and Rigging

Carbon fiber mast with two spreaders and Leisure Furl aluminum boom – Mast is painted Moondust Awlgrip
Mast has a carbon-fiber luff track with flexible feeder
Harken 2 headstay furler
Navtec rod rigging with polished stainless steel turnbuckle covers
Gennaker halyard leads aft to cockpit
Boom Vang powered off Lewmar Commander Hydraulic System – switch at helm
Boom Vang and Hydraulic panel
Vang position indicator
Boom light – with dimmer control inside companionway
(4) Custom stainless steel shroud turnbuckle covers
Windex - at masthead

Lewmar #44 Jib Sheet Winches (2) – hydraulic powered with varnished trim ringed switches
Lewmar #44 Halyard Winch (mounted on cabin top aft) – hydraulic power
Manual Lewmar #44 Spinnaker Halyard Winch - mounted on the mast
Manual Lewmar #6 “Snubber” Winch - mounted on the cabin top aft

Main sail – North 3DL
Jib - North 3DL

Electrical Systems

All circuits, major mechanical components and rigging are grounded with heavy copper strapping to the keel
Batteries: Start - One 12-volt AGM Group 24; House – Two 12-volt AGM Group 8D
(250-amp/hrs each)
Battery switch with manual parallel capabilities for emergency starting
100-AMP Balmar engine alternator (upgrade) – charges batteries
Mastervolt 1500 watt inverter/charger – with Masterlink/CSCP inverter control and battery monitor
Outlets in salon, galley and head
Shore power connection – 110-volt AC/30AH inlet with indicating shore power cord
Halogen overhead lights in cabin overhead on a dimmer switch. (4) Frigast stainless steel bulkhead lights with dimmer switches
Courtesy lights in the cockpit and companionway steps
Halogen spreader mounted deck lights
Distribution panel – 12-volt and 110-volt panel with thermal-magnetic breakers; volt and amp meters

Mechanical Equipment

Engine compartment is lead foam sound insulated and equipped with a blower
Yanmar 3YM30 27-hp diesel engine with saildrive, Yanmar SD20 transmission
12-volt Retractable Max Power Bow thruster – with joystick control system at helm
Gori 2-blade folding prop
Tachometer with engine hours
Alarms for low oil pressure, high water temperature and high bilge water
Water-drop muffler
6-gallon hot water heater – heated by engine or shore power
Saltwater deckwash with spigot and hose – located in anchor locker
Jabsco electric bilge pump with float switch
Whale Gusher 10 emergency bilge pump 

Additional Equipment

Fortress FX11 anchor with 6’ x 5/16” chain and 150’ x 3/8” nylon anchor rode, with storage bag for lazarette
Custom 2-piece swim ladder - with storage in lazarette
Fenders with fender covers
(4) Megafend #501 fender holders
Fire extinguishers
8” Brass bell
Horn – 12-volt DC - Spreader mounted with cockpit button
Life jackets
Winslow 40 SLRR2 4-person Rescue liferaft
Two Jacklines
Weather covers: White Stamoid helm and wheel cover and cockpit table cover
Cabin sole covers – Sunbrella
Stern mounted 4’ varnished teak staff with polished, flush stainless steel socket

Safety Package
Bosun’s chair
Wood plugs - for each seacock
Cruising first aid kit
Heaving line
Icom 72 handheld VHF
4-person Winslow rescue raft
(4) ACR personal strobe lights
(5) Auto-inflatable Mustang life vests with harness
(8) Crewsaver harnesses – 3-adult, 5-child
(5) Wichard adult tethers
(5) Crewsaver child tethers
ACR 406 Cat 2 GPIRB
Solas coastal flare kit


SWEET CAROLINE is owned by one of the most famous yachtsmen in the world.  She is set up for shorthanded sailing with ample cockpit seating to carry several friends.  She has come available since the owner does not have time to use her.  Yearly maintenance, and over winter storage in a heated shed, has kept her in excellent condition.  She is ready to take you for an elegant afternoon cruise, or a weekend adventure.