A Modern Heir Is Born: The Hinckley Bermuda 50

The Hinckley Company and Tripp Design are thrilled to announce a dynamic collaboration, the result of which will be the thoroughly modern heir to the famed Bermuda 40.

The Hinckley Bermuda 50 is an advanced performance sloop that captures the best of design and technology. For sailors who wish to have a yacht they will be proud to cruise and race over many years, with the head-turning beauty and elegance that is unmistakably Hinckley, the Bermuda 50 is the modern day evolution of the Bermuda 40.

On deck and below, this vessel embodies all the design and finish qualities that have characterized a Hinckley yacht in the past, but with crisp modern lines. This new Hinckley will define dual purpose sailing for generations to come, in much the same way as its predecessor, the William H. Tripp, Jr.-designed Bermuda 40, did when it first came to life a half-century ago.

Utilizing the best modern materials, high-tech construction techniques, and the latest in sail-handling systems, this versatile sloop can be comfortably handled by a couple, but will also easily accommodate a family, or another two couples for safe, luxurious, performance cruising. With a hydraulic lifting keel the Bermuda 50 will access shallow anchorages from the Chesapeake to the Bahamas and will sail swiftly from harbor to harbor even on challenging offshore passages.

The simple geometry of this modern rig will be easy to handle and is well suited for competitive racing under IRC and ORR rules. The Bermuda 50 will excel in a broad range of events from regatta race weeks to the Bermuda Race.

The result is a sailing vessel that is the epitome of seaworthiness, craftsmanship and finish, one that will thrill the most discriminating yachtsman. The first Hinckley Bermuda 50 will launch in 2014.