Hinckley's Latest is the Sou’wester 53

The Hinckley Sou’wester 53 is a carbon-epoxy yacht.

Hinckley Sou'wester 53
Hinckley's Sou'Wester 53 will join the builder's Bermuda 50 and Daysailor 42 sailboat offerings.Hinckley Yachts

Hinckley Yachts has unveiled the Sou'wester 53, a carbon-epoxy yacht created in collaboration with Tripp Design Naval Architecture.

The Sou’wester 53, Hinckley says, is a design for the “pure joys of sailing, which have been somewhat lost on today’s wide-body cruising catamarans.”

She has a modern performance hull and a draft of 8 feet 3 inches, for cruising in most harbors. There’s a protected pilothouse as well as an on-deck stern helm station that is raised for a full view of the sail plan.

According to Hinckley, the Sou’wester 53 can sail or motor at more than 10 knots.

Hinckley Sou'wester 53
A three-stateroom, two-head layout is standard. Note the forepeak with en suite head.Hinckley Yachts

Are you a fan of Hinckley’s Picnic Boats and Talaria motoryachts? The builder says it took what it learned about inside-out entertainment from those designs and applied it to the Sou’wester 53.

Hinckley Sou'wester 53
The Sou’wester 53 was designed in collaboration with Tripp Design Naval Architecture. Hinckley will build the Sou'wester 53 in carbon-epoxy.Hinckley Yachts

Quick Specs:

LOA: 52'4"

Beam: 14'3"

Draft: 8'3"

Displ.: 30,000 lbs.

Fuel Cap.: 100 gal.

Water Cap.: 118 gal.