Urban, a Hinckley 36 Picnic Boat that recently underwent a total refit, including an engine repower in 2021, is currently listed with Worth Avenue Yachts for $379,000. This 1997 build is a blend of timeless design, original options and many modern systems upgrades.
Some of the refit work included new Garmin electronics, a FLIR night-vision camera, Fusion entertainment system, adjustable lighting, paintwork, upgraded fabrics, a Stidd helm seat, teak decks, overhead hatches and side-opening pilothouse windows.
However, because of how well Hinckley Yacht Services maintains Urban –ensuring winter storage within its heated indoor facilities through the company’s YachtCare Program–many of the original options on the 36-footer are in reportedly great condition. This includes: teak decks, full teak veneers in the pilothouse, teak coaming boards, custom cabinetry, varnished folding teak cocktail table and adjustable backrest for the engine compartment.
Along with the extensive systems refit, Urban also underwent an engine repower. The Hinckley Picnic Boat now has a 440-hp Yanmar 6LY common-rail diesel under the hood. This Hinckley Picnic Boat has a reported 30-knot top hop and cruises at about 25 knots.
Urban ’s cockpit has bench seating aft, perfect for enjoying sundowners with friends. The pilothouse has the helm forward and to starboard, and a back-to-back seat to port.
Stepping belowdecks provides access to the galley, equipped with a two-burner propane stove, stainless-steel sink, microwave oven, stowage, and Adler-Barbour 12-volt self-draining refrigerator box. There is also a forepeak stateroom with a V-berth with access to the single head.
From the Yachting Archive: The King of Picnic Boats
“So perfectly Down East is this Kevlar-composite [Hinckley Picnic] boat that one old salt at the recent WoodenBoat Show in Maine was overheard pontificating to friends: Now look here, see how that deck takes the paint just so; you can never get that patina with fiberglass. That deck happens to incorporate a state-of-the art hybrid blend of Kevlar E-glass over a 3/4-inch core of cross-linked closed-cell foam. The hull itself is also made of vacuum-bagged Kevlar-E-glass with a 1-inch closed-cell foam core. By utilizing a brand-new “scrimp” technology whereby resin is forced into the laminate at 2,000 psi, Hinckley’s builders were able “to produce a hull of incomparable strength at extreme low weight of just 2,300 pounds.” – Yachting, October 1994
Where is Urban Located? The yacht is lying in Larchmont, New York.
- Maximum Beam: 10’
- Length Overall: 36’ 5”
- Fuel Capacity: 160 gallons
- Draft: 1’ 6”