1972 Hinckley 53

This Well Cared For Vintage Hinckley is truly Beautiful….


A real Classic

buyers broker., Florida, For Sale

NIRVANA was carefully modified in 1985 at the Hinckley Boat yard, adding a 4’ transom extension, a powerful bow sprit and modifying her from a ketch to a cutter rig. Her mast height was increased to 63’11”, giving her a favorable sail displacement ratio of 15.6. She carries 1123 square feet of working sails, a furling genoa, furling staysail, and main. The hull is solid fiberglass, with a keel/centerboard, a center cockpit, an aft cabin, and an owner’s private aft cockpit.   The vessel is a solid, very stable, long range cruising yacht with excellent sailing capabilities The high freeboard, wide decks, together with a beautifully appointed and comfortable living accommodations all contribute to this unique and magnificent vessel.   The topsides and deck were recently professionally resurfaced with two coats of Awlgrip and all the teak trim professionally redone with 8 coats of varnish.   NIRVANA is easily handled by a couple, with its electric winches, roller furling, doger/bimini, and abundance of electronics


LOA:    53’                   Beam: 13.5’                 Draft:     5’10’’ Board up,   11’ Board downbuyers broker, Florida, For Sale

Bridge Clearance: 63’11”              Displacement: 38,000#           Ballast: 8,000#

Fuel: 320 gal.              Water: 400 gal.                       Holding: (2) 50gal each

Engine: 1993 Ford Lehman 135hp 1943 hours          Generator: Westerbeke 12.5 kw 661 hours


Entering from the center cockpit companionway, one finds a beautiful varnished mahogany interior with teak and holly sole throughout.  The large Main Salon has an L-shaped dinette to port with a pull out transom berth, another settee- transom berth to starboard, a navigation/electronics station, a flat screen 15”TV, and huge amounts of storage, bookshelves, with access to a starboard machinery room/workshop. Forward is a full head, vanity, and shower.   The forward Guest Stateroom has tastefully covered twin V-berths, and an opening hatch. The galley is located aft of the Main Salon on the port side in the large passageway toward the master stateroom. Here the cook is always safe in a seaway. A long Corian counter/top with double sink, Force 10 three burner gimbaled stove with oven and broiler on the outboard side, another Corian counter with microwave oven on the inboard side and easy access to the amidships engine space beneath the inboard counter. Continuing aft is the en-suite Master Stateroom with a single and double berth, a large head compartment, with vanity and a stall shower. There is a double door/hatch access to the private spacious owners cockpit from the Master Stateroom.

Hull and Deck:

  • Light Yellow Painted Hull
  • Red Bottom Paint
  • Double Black Boot Stripe
  • New white Awlgrip on deck (2 coats)
  • Skeg hung Rudder
  • Hinckley custom Bowsprit/double Anchor Roller
  • Anchors: 65#Bruce, 45# CQR, Storm, Sea Drouge
  • Maxwell-Nisson 12v windlass, with chain/rope gypsy, 200’ chain, 200’ rope
  • Mast Climbing Steps
  • White translucent acrylic Hatch Tops
  • Binnacle mounted wheel, compass, electronics pod, New Bow Thruster Controls,
  • Varnished Table and Drink Holder
  • Double chromed cowl Dorade Vents
  • White translucent acrylic Hatch TopsNew varnish (8 coats) on all teak toe rails, hand rails, dorade boxes (4), cockpit coaming trim, Controls, varnished Table and Drink Holder
  • Center and Aft Cockpit with Dodgers, Cockpit Cushions, Swivel Helm Chair, Line leads and Sheet stops, Wind Instruments, Flush mounted Radar and Plotter screens, Stereo Speakers. Portside VHF Radio, New Bow Thruster
  • Stainless Steel Bow and Stern pulpits, Lifeline Stanchions, Dorade protection Bars, Grab Handles,
  • Radar Antenna Mount Pole aft
  • Cabin-top mounted Life Raft
  • Portable Boarding and Swim Ladder
  • Large aft lazarette storage locker
  • (3) propane bottle locker


  • Raytheon R40XX Radar
  • Autohelm ST-7000 Autopilot
  • Garmin2010GPS Plotter (2003)
  • ICOM 700 SSB
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • Raytheon 78 VHF Radio
  • 15” Flat Screen TV
  • B&G Hydra 2 System with 3 monitors
  • Sony AM/FM CD player, 4 Speakers
  • Alpine Power Amplifier


  • Westerbeke 12.5 kw Generator
  • 12v/120v breaker panels
  • (2) 50 amp 120v Shore Power Cables and Shipboard Connections
  • (7) 12v wet cell batteries (2013)
  • (1) 4D Engine Staring Battery
  • Xantrex 50 amp Battery Charger
  • Xantrex Link 20 Battery Monitor
  • Prowatt 1500 Inverter (2009)


  • 1993 Ford Lehman 135hp
  • Borg Warner Transmissionbuyers broker, Florida, For Sale, Cruising, sailboats, offshore
  • New Starter (2013)
  • Dripless Propeller Shaft Seal
  • 7hp Bow Thruster, with new control Unit (2014)
  • Maxi-Prop 3 blade Feathering prop
  • 12 gal. Allcraft Marine Water Heater
  • 16000btu A/C, main/forward cabins
  • 12000btu A/C, aft cabin (new control 2014)
  • (2) 12v bilge pumps , (1)manual
  • Automatic Fire Suppression- Engine Room
  • New Plumbing throughout (2009

Sails and Rigging:

  • North Mainsail, fully battened with Harkin batcar system (1998)
  • North Furling Genoa and Staysail
  • Harken Roller Furling Genoa/ Staysail
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Mack Stackpac System / lazy jacks (2014)
  • New Headstay and Fittings (2006)
  • New Main Halyard (2009)
  • New Genoa Furling lines (2009)
  • Harken mainsheet Traveler
  • Navtec hydraulic Boom Vang
  • 6-Spinlock Preventer Clutches
  • (2) Flag Hallards
  • Winches:

(2) Barrient #32 primary 12v elec

(2) Barrient #28 secondary 12v elec

(2) Barrient #27

(2) Barrient #16

(1) Barrient #22


Nav station
Aft of the starboard settee is a full sized Nav station with drawer s below the chat table. Electronics installed flush mounted overhead 4787133_20140814105119489_1_XLARGEchart table.IMG_0451

Aft of Nav station is a pump/work room area that has a work bench with vise, electrical panels, engine access, plus storage.

Aft of the main salon is a straight line galley with walk through to the owner’s aft cabin. The galley has:Galley 1

Corian countertopsGalley 2

Chest refrigeration and freezer with 12VDC Grunert systems

Force 10 3 burner propane stove with oven. The propane system uses (3) 10 pound tanks is an external locker.

Panasonic Microwave

Double Corian sink with pressure water system.

Cabinet storage with spice rack and book shelf.

Below the counter top is engine access.


Master Stateroom

Master cabin
Double berth aft. Single berth to port and a large double berth to starboard. Custom chest of drawers with mirror over bureau. Two hanging lockers, storage lockers and cabinets, overhead handrails and a highly polished teak and holly sole.

An en suite head has an Raritan electric head with saltwater flush and a 50 gallon holding tank and pump out system.There is a large stall shower, an sink with vanity and medicine cabinet with mirror.

Guest cabin forward/head
(2) single V-berths with seat between

Custom shelves and cabinets

Hanging locker

(2) port lights and a large overhead opening hatch offers very good light and ventilation with screen.

12VDC Hella fan

Guest head with shower, vanity and sink. Raritan manual head with salt water flush


Main Cabin/Saloon

  • (2) contoured settees and back cushions, with pull out transom berths, drawers beneath4787133_20140814105053159_1_XLARGE
  • Flat screen 15” TV
  • Entertainment Center, Speakers
  • Bookshelves, liquor cabinet
  • Teak and holly flooring
  • Drop Leaf varnished Dining Table, with drawer storage,
  • Window ports, curtains, 12v lighting
  • Navigation Station: Chart Table, Chart Drawers, Flush mounted Electronics, SSB
  • Machinery Room/Workshop to Starboard with a work bench, electrical breaker panels, access to engine compartment, pump systems, storage4787133_20140814105108108_1_XLARGE

Guest Head

  • Vanity with sink
  • Hot and Cold water pressure
  • Mirror
  • Custom Cabinets
  • Shower
  • Marine toilet and holding tank
  • Opening port and curtain

Brokers Comments:

NIRVANA is a high quality, long range cruising, live-aboard, Hinckley Yacht. It has been meticulously maintained, professionally refitted, and priced to sell. It is ready for the discriminating yachtsman to cruise in comfort.   The hull and rigging are built to withstand the heaviest weather on a long distance cruise or motor on the intracoastal – waterway. Easily sailed by a Couple with comfortable guest accommodations if desired.   Shown by appointment only.


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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.