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Picnic/Lobster boats: Hinckley, San Juan, etc

Discussion in 'General Downeast Dayboat Discussion' started by Ben, Jun 8, 2006.

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  1. Arniev

    Arniev Senior Member

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    Billy Joel's "Vendetta" is very nice classic commuter that will never go out of style. And since everything about it is "custom-built", it surely had a high price tag.
    :)
  2. KCook

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    Well that Vendetta is certainly a collection of diverse classic elements. But taken as a whole I would say it's a mess. Not my idea of a yacht that will never go out of style.

    Kelly
  3. YachtForums

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    As long as a certain boat distributor, brand V, is taking a shameful promotional opportunity in this thread (now removed!), then let’s include a boat that is really worth mentioning, a boat with a radical new hull design. Not just another… “I can lobster for less” boat, but a Down Easter doing something different Down Under…

    The Shannon SRT…

    http://www.shannonyachts.com/default.aspx?id=175

    A discussion on the merits of Shannon’s SRT hull can be found under the "Breakthru Hull Design" thread, located here…

    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/t...-breakthru-hull-design.html?highlight=shannon
  4. KCook

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  5. orion

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    Some awesome nice down east styled.:cool:
    Little Harbour 55 Whisper Jet Express

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  6. Chitowner

    Chitowner New Member

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    Let's not forget about Pearson True North
    http://www.pearsonyachts.com/home.asp

    The 38 now can be ordered with a flybridge and they are coming out with 45ft model.
    If I had the money, the 38 would be my next boat.
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  8. Ben

    Ben Senior Member

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    Very nice! Love the roof, bet she'd look great in real life.
  9. capt charlie

    capt charlie New Member

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    San Juan

    It sounds like you never really have been on a San Juan Picnic boat.
    If you want quality, first class and a great yard make sure you visit and sea trial a San Juan before you buy your box lunch for your picnic.
    Capt Charlie
  10. Ben

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    Thanks for the advice Capt Charlie.

    Lobster/picnic boats are supprisingly rare (non existant) in my home port of Melbourne Australia, so I havn't even seen one in real life. As a result I never payed much attention to them, online or otherwise.
    As a result, after I got bitten (or should it be "bit"?) by the lobster bug I thought the best way to get a crash course in picnic boats was to ask the other forum members, who's who.
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  12. offshore27ns

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    Looking for opinions the Hinckley 44

    Any general comments.......in partucular, how does in ride on choppy to rough conditions?

    Thanks
  13. jcarrollgm

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    Hello Hinckley Owners

    I would like to hear from owners of the Hinckley Talaria 44. Do you have any complaints about your boat or Hinckley Yachts? I am considering purchaisng a 3 year old 44 and would appreciate your comments.
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    Any new additions to this thread? Are picnic boats out to lunch? Have lobster boats become crustaceans?
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    The San Juan blows away the Hinckley on many fronts. Better built, better handling and sea boat. Just about across the board.
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    That's an absolutely gorgeous boat. I found it interesting to contrast Palm Beach's advertisements vs. Hinckley's. Palm Beach alludes to an intimate dinner with friends and then the night together with your lady. The Hinckley alludes to space for kids and grandkids.

    I'm reminded of the line "you can sell a young man's car to an old man, but you can't sell an old man's car to a young man". In this case the Palm Beach is for a young man and the Hinckely for a more senior man.
  18. Liam

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    Those Palm Beach are nice. Very nice.
    Of what I have seen in reality for the lines is between the San Juan and Hinckley. We had a nice SJ 48 here.
    Of the Italian made my preferred would be between the Rose Island for traditional looks, and Abati for the modern hybrid ones.
  19. Andrew B.

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    Wow what a sweet looking boat.
    A FYI.
    The link PBW gives does not get you to the builders site.
    This ones does.
    http://www.pbmy.com.au/

    I think I might be in love again.
    I have been thinking of asking a Vicem, and a Sabre for a dance,
    then along comes this beauty.

    Thanks for sharing the info Brian...


  20. Tidahapah

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    Ben,
    Get yourself up to either the Sydney or Sanctuary Cove boat shows the Palm Beach 50 and 65 are usually on display.
    The 65 is a lot of boat for a picnic boat.

    Benn