Hinckley Announces New Talaria 43 Powerboat
On the eve of the Newport International Boat Show in mid-September, Hinckley president and CEO Jim McManus announced the Talaria 43, the company’s third new powerboat model in as many years. And the company chose a unique setting in which to do so: from the cockpit of the full-scale mock-up of the new model.
“Building a mock-up like this gives us an opportunity to really see how the spaces work and to be sure we’ve got it right. Apparently, we have succeeded — we have five Talaria 43s already on order,” McManus said.
The timeless good looks of the Talaria line are readily apparent in the new boat, as is Hinckley’s penchant for evolution through design and technological innovation. Several notable new features distinguish the new design from her sister Hinckley models and other boats in the marketplace.
An impressive new element on the Talaria 43 came about through listening to current Hinckley owners. The boat will feature a technological first: a glass pilothouse rear enclosure, with door, that completely disappears with a touch of a button (a patent is pending). This enclosure will satisfy those owners who like the openness of an express boat, but like the sense of security afforded by a solid enclosure for inclement weather. Other boat companies have offered retracting windows, but Hinckley is the first to make the door retract fully as well.
While Hinckley offers the Talaria 43, and all its powerboats, with Hamilton waterjet propulsion as standard, the Volvo IPS 600 pod drive system is an option for the boat. “We look forward to building this boat with the IPS pod drive system. Our design team has worked closely with Volvo engineers and we’re confident that the system will pair well with the boat. We are excited about offering boaters the choice between these two drive systems, each with its own advantages,” said McManus.
With the standard waterjet system, the Talaria 43 features Hinckley’s new Jetstick II. This enhanced version of the original JetStick offers “H Lock,” Hinckley’s version of virtual anchor, as well as a “Heading Hold” feature.
With either drive system, the boat is expected to cruise at 30 knots with a top speed of 35 knots.
The cockpit features wonderfully sociable seating and a hospitality bar with refrigerator and sink. The boat’s full galley is carried to port on a mezzanine level for easy access. Two Stidd seats are fitted at the helm station. A large windshield and glass nearly all around at eye-level make for excellent visibility. Below decks is a queen master stateroom forward, a double guest cabin to starboard, and a head with stall shower opposite.
Like all her Hinckley sisterships, this model comes very well equipped with an Awlgrip-painted hull in a full range of colors, electronics, upper and lower A/C units, and the little niceties like cabin sole covers, fitted sheets, and elegant Kahlenberg trumpets. She is built in the stiff, yet light, DualGuard laminate with Corecell coring, E-glass, and carbon fiber. And like the rest of the fleet, the boat comes with the support of the company’s network of service yards, three days of on-board training, a lifetime hull and deck warranty, and the company’s signature brightwork and prized Hinckley profile.