The Hinckley Sou’Wester 70 is the Queen of the Hinckley fleet and without question, PATRIOT is the best of her breed. Built to the highest possible specification of her day, beginning with an infused, cored composite hull and deck with variable density foam core for optimal strength and adhesion, her three stateroom plus crew interior is furniture quality throughout, her pilothouse offers sumptuous comfort and 360 degree visibility and her sail handling has been engineered to offer thoroughbred performance with minimal crew. Indeed, PATRIOT is a yacht that lives like a palace and sails like a dream.
PATRIOT’s on deck arrangement is practical in all respects and elegantly detailed in natural and varnished teak. Her center cockpit is comfortable for entertaining and dining around the bright varnished teak table, while offering convenient access to all sail handling controls and equipment.
The cockpit is fully protected from the elements with a combination Dodger/Bimini, framed in SS and covered with Linen Sunbrella, with clear Stratoglass windows forward and removable Stratoglass panels forward port and starboard.
Additional clear side curtains create a complete and comfortable enclosure. Indeed, PATRIOT’s helm and entertaining cockpit easily adapts to all environments.
Cockpit equipment includes:
SS & Sunbrella Dodger/Bimini w/windows & removable side curtains
(2) Awnings by Antigua Sails headstay to mast and mast to backstay
SS & Teak helm with ebony inlay
Custom varnished teak table seats 68 guests
Custom refrigerator, drawer style with Sea Frost cold plate refrigeration
Cockpit lighting w/dimmers
Opening port to navigation station
Control panel w/tachometer, alarms, start/stop and remote screen
Secondary panel with VHF, autopilot control, B&G controls, Fireboy remote, fog horn & alarm lights
NautiComp 18” computer screen for navigation (2018)
Furuno remote radar display
B & G Instruments at companionway
The aft deck has access to the large lazarette and trifold passerelle, with manoverboard and safety gear stowed on the stern pulpit.
Side decks are clear and uncluttered, as is the foredeck, with removable staysail stay, double bow roller and windlass, and custom bow seat in the forward pulpit.
The low profile raised pilothouse aboard PATRIOT is directly forward of the cockpit, three steps down, with a retractable window that helps to create a contiguous entertaining area. In addition, there are three opening hatches in the pilothouse and large grey tint windows all around which in sum, create an abundance of natural light, ventilation and unrestricted visibility.
Outboard to port is a large Ushaped dinette with custom table with ‘PATRIOT’ inlay in the varnished cherry, complimented by a border of inlaid, carved roping. To starboard is a full wet bar area with inlaid Deer Isle granite countertop, retractable TV and complete audio entertainment equipment.
The forward pilothouse windows extend well beyond the four steps down to the Main Salon to starboard and the Galley to port, which creates a perception of spaciousness seldom present aboard a 70’ yacht.
The salon is centered on a Ushaped custom pedestal Sapele Mahogany table and lounge area to starboard, with a hull port outboard between additional lockers and bookcases.
The Ushaped Galley is outboard to port, with flush mounted refrigerator, freezer and microwave on the aft bulkhead lockers, shelving and portlight outboard with Corian countertops outboard and forward. This is a professionally equipped galley, elegantly detailed. Open to the pilothouse with large windows above, the natural light and airflow in PATRIOT’s galley is exceptional.
Corian countertops w/molded sinks with Grohe Euro Plus II faucet, instant hot water and Seagull water purifier
Force 10 polished stainless, gimballed propane stove w/oven & broiler
Custom Grunert engine drive/240V AC, cold plate refrigeration (2) boxes and freezer w/sliding shelves
Microwave in custom locker
Cuisinart food processor
Kitchen Aid mixer
Jura coffee/expresso maker
Knife rack drawer
Custom cabinets w/beveled glass doors & fitted Lucite shelving for glass & stemware
The full width Master Stateroom is aft, with centerline double berth and Tempurpedic foam mattress, upholstered circular seat to starboard and vanity forward with lockers above and below with flat screen TV. Abundant drawer, cabinet and hanging locker stowage including a hidden safe with flex light. Hull ports P&S and opening overhead hatches provide plenty of natural light and ventilation. Additional sound insulation below the stateroom for additional sound attenuation.
The Master Ensuite Head adjoins forward to port, with
Custom cherry vanity w/Corian counter & molded sink & Grohe fixtures
Enclosed shower w/Grohe fixtures
Opening ports & overhead hatch
Custom dome & spot lighting and 110V outlets
UTILITY AREA, ENGINE ACCESS AND NAVIGATION STATION
Forward to starboard of the master stateroom, the passageway houses a W660 Washer and Miele T8033C condenser Dryer in custom cherry lockers with shelf storage and chart lockers above. Access to the Engine Room is inboard.
The Navigation Station is next forward outboard to starboard, leading to the few steps up to the pilothouse. The nav station is centered on a large navigation desk outboard and aft, with a large navigation desk, bookshelf, lockers, drawer stowage and flush mounted electronics. Also
Comprehensive navigation, communication and office equipment
Portlight outboard & custom opening port to the cockpit
110 volt & 12 volt outlets
Forward of the galley and salon, there are Two Guest Staterooms, port and starboard, each with Tempurpedic foam mattresses, portlight and opening overhead hatch, mirror & vanity, hanging locker and additional drawer and locker stowage. Both staterooms have a full size lower berth outboard with a Pullman berth above that folds down to create a settee.
Both cabins have a private ensuite head with VacuFlush WC, vanity and sink and cabinet stowage. The private heads adjoin a shared, centerline stall shower area with Grohe fixtures & soap dispensers, Cantalupi fixtures, towel bars, exhaust fans, etc..
Fully forward, the Crew Quarters have over and under single berths to starboard, with the upper berth folding down to create a settee. To port are two hanging lockers and additional stowage.
The crew companionway to the foredeck has a custom dodger and there is also access via either of the guest
staterooms. Forward to port of the crew cabin is head with stall shower, Vacuflush head, sink, vanity, opening port and exhaust fan.
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION
Simrad/Robertson Autopilot with AccuSteer hydraulic Drive. AP 44 Control at helm, with remote.
Furuno MFD 12 NavNet 3D at Navigation station and MFD 8 NavNet 3D in the cockpit (2012)
Furuno DRS 4D, 36mile Radar scanner, interfaced with GPS receiver and NavNet
Furuno GP33 color display GPS
Garmin GPS 73 handheld GPS with spare in the ‘ditch kit’
(4) B&G 20/20 displays in cockpit with remote selection at helm
(2) B&G MFD’s in nav station
(2) B&G MFD’s in master cabin
(1) B&G MFD in crew area
(2) B&G analog AWI/Windspeed in cockpit
All MFD’s display Wind, Depth, Boatspeed, Compass, Navigation data, SEA & air temperature, Barometric pressure and Centerboard % up/down
Icom 710 RT SSB with tuner and insulated backstay
Standard Horizon GX 2150 VHF w/DSC, loud hailer and fog horn
COMMUNICATIONS AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT
Cellular data system w/WiFi enhancer
Silverstone main frame computer (2016)
Samsung 21” monitor at Nav station (2012)
VGA output to (3) TV screens
Epson XP630 Printer/Scanner
Sonos, (2) Zone entertainment system aft & main salon w/Fusion IBD receiver
Pilothouse, 18” flatscreen flipup TV Aft cabin, 18” flatscreen Port cabin, flatscreen TV
(4) Speakers w/subwoofer in pilothouse/salon, plus speakers in Aft cabin, Cockpit & Port cabin.
Air Port Extreme
Direct TV receiver
12 & 24 Volt DC System:
(2) 24V DC breaker panels w/volt & load meters
(1) 12V DC breaker panel w/volt & load meter
Engine & Generator starting –24V (2) 12V Mastervolt batteries in series (2017)
House Bank – 24V(8) 12 V #8D Mastervolt batteries in parallel/series (2017)
DC charging by engine alternator Balmar 24V for house bank & separate 24V alternator for start bank
24V alternator on Generator for starting batteries
Mastervolt 2412V power converter
110/240 Volt AC System:
ASEA18 shore power converter in lazarette
Northern Lights 22 KWH generator (10/2015) (3,400 hrs 5/18)
(1) 120/240 V breaker panel w/volt & load meters
(2) 220V/50amp shore power cords, multiple adapters
(2) Victron 3000W charger/inverters w/ VE Net battery monitors
ENGINE / MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
Cummins 220 hp 6BTA 5.9M1 FWC diesel engine (6,060 hrs 5/18)
Twin Disc MG 5050A 2.04:1 transmission, reduction gear
Aquamet 2.25” propeller shaft with ‘spurs’
PSS dripless shaft seal
3 blade feathering MaxProp
Hydraulic Lewmar retractable bow thruster
Mathers electronic engine controls
Dual Racor fuel filters w/vacuum gauges, water sensors, drain & alarm
Reverso 24 Volt oil transfer pump plumbed to engine and generator
Airsep crankcase ventilation system
FireboyXintex automatic engine room fire extinguisher system
(2) Marine Air 24,000 BTU reverse cycle Air Conditioning units
(4) Aluminum Fuel tanks, 440 gal total, with Rochester gauges
Electric fuel prime & transfer pump
Grunert Refrigeration (2) refrigerator compartments w/sliding shelves plus freezer 230VAC & engine drive w/Eutectic plates.
Sea Frost refrigeration drawer in cockpit, 24V w/Eutectic plate
Sea Recovery 1500 gal/day water maker and UV sterilizer, plumbed to 2 tanks
PLUMBING AND WATER SYSTEMS
(4) SS Water tanks, 350 gallons total
(3) Holding tanks, each with macerator/discharge pump & tank watch system
12 Gallon, 1500Watt hot water heater for aft head & shower
18 Gallon, 2000Watt hot water heater for Galley & forward heads (2017)
(2) Paragon Senior domestic fresh water pumps w/offset pressure regulators
Rule 3700 w/float switch, main bilge
(1) Par diaphragm bilge pumps w/float switch, main bilge & forepeak
Engine driven emergency bilge pump w/electric clutch
Whale Gusher 30 manual bilge pump
Infused composite, cored construction of deck and hull w/vinylester resin and Kevlar/Eglass outer skins. Exterior lead ballast with hydraulically controlled 900 lb. centerboard and slot closure mechanism. Skeg hung rudder, composite with SS post. Deck is set in a molded flange, bolted and bonded with composite materials and capped with bright varnished teak toe and taffrails. Overlaid teak decks are bonded and vacuum bagged, and hull is Awlgrip black w/gold Awlgrip trim.
Solid cast SS stemhead w/dual anchor rollers
SS Bow pulpit of 1” welded 7 & polished tubing
SS Stern pulp of 1” welded & polished tubing
(9) Freeman, flush mounted hatches, gray
(8) Hull Ports & (14) house ports??
(4) Rectangular and (4) round deck prisms
(8) Rondal 6” Dorade ventilators w/SS Dorade guards.
Separate crew hatch with dodger forward
SAILS AND RIGGING
Triple spreader Hall stowaway, triple spreader carbon fiber mast and carbon boom with fitted boomvang and preventer. In boom hydraulic outhaul. Navtec rod rigging to Navtec tensioners & turnbuckle covers (inspected 2015). Reckmann mainsail furling and RF903 furling headstay system.
Navtec polished SS boomvang, backstay cylinder & boomvang
Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
All Rondal deck hardware
Removable staysail stay
Mast steps two at masthead, one at gooseneck
Mast lights spreaders, foredeck & nav lights
Antennae Satellite, cell/WiFi & TV
Comprehensive running rigging & spinnaker gear
Bridge clearance 96’
Mainsail North Stowaway 2014
130% Genoa 2014, North
100% Genoa 2014, North
Storm Staysail, North 2003
Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/Snuffer 2002
Asymmetrical Spinnaker s/Snuffer 2000
(2) #88 ST Three speed hydraulic, Primaries
(2) #77 ST hydraulic, Secondaries
(2) #66 ST 2 speed halyard winches, manual
(1) #66 ST Hydraulic Mainsheet winch
(1) #66 CCST, Hydraulic foredeck halyard/utility winch
DECK GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Lewmar Hydraulic windlass w/foredeck control
(2) 105# Stainless Steel CQR anchor in roller
Fortress FX55 stern anchor w/25’ ½” galvanized chain & 300’ rode
(2) Paratech Sea anchors w/25’ ½” chain and 350’ rode
Devil’s claw for anchor chain
Deck Shower w/mixing valve on afterdeck
Fresh water deckwash forward and aft
Foredeck locker w/storage for outboard, (2) dive tanks, fenders & lines
(2) Removable custom chocks and pad eyes on foredeck for tender stowage
Propane connection for deck Barbeque
Nemo trifold passerelle
SS Swim, boarding, forepeak ladder
(8) Aere inflatable fenders plus heavy and medium docklines
(2) 8’ Aere inflatable fenders
Sunbrella weather covers for nearly all exterior varnish wheel, pedestal, cockpit table, handrails & dorade boxes
Bauer 12 dive compressor in lazarette
Outboard motor bracket on stern pulpit
AB 12’ Hard Bottom Inflatable tender with 25 hp outboard
(2) Horseshoe liferings w/brackets
Swiftwater throw rope
(6) Seaspenders inflatable offshore harnesses
Lensref radar reflector
Pains Wessex 406 EPIRB
ACR Category 2 EPIRB
(6) Fire extinguishers
Fireboy automatic engine room fire extinguisher
Winslow 8Man liferaft in valise (2002) Insp
Abandon Ship Kit
MedLink Medical Chest complete with Defibrillator & Oxygen
PATRIOT has been cruised extensively on both sides of the Atlantic and always maintained with an eye to preventative maintenance. She is in turnkey condition, ready to cruise all oceans.
Further to comments above, PATRIOT is in heated indoor storage for winter 2019, with the following projects underway or completed.
All new seawater hoses for all machinery
Interior varnish refinishing
Mechanical refrigeration, complete rebuild
Comprehensive Generator service
Pilothouse windows and deck hatches re-sealed, with woodwork and varnish repair as necessary
Spars removed and fully polished with comprehensive standing rigging check
Spring 2019, full topsides repaint is scheduled