February 1, 2012
The Hinckley Company Christens Its Talaria 48
When Governor Paul LePage of Maine christened Hinckley's new Talaria 48 for her official launch into Somes Sound on February first, the boat joined the first family of American yachting, a family with roots in Maine workboats and branches as distinguished as the Bermuda 40 and the Picnic Boat.
With its state-of-the-art construction, classic styling above the waterline, and innovative design below, jet propulsion and patented JetStick control, this stunning 48-foot yacht is already earning her place in the Hinckley family.
In preliminary sea trials, targeted boat speeds of 30 knots at cruise and 35 knots top were easily met on the motoryacht version of the boat with standard twin Cummins QSM 11s. In heavy seas and breeze, the boat rode very comfortably. Hinckley Production VP Mike Arieta credits Michael Peters who designed the Talaria 48. "A fuller bow with convex sections that reduce the rise and fall motion gives the boat a softer ride. Whether you're crossing the gulfstream for the Bahamas or you're making your way across Vineyard Sound, the ride quality is so important. Talaria 48 owners will also enjoy reduced cabin sound levels and the enhanced visibility that the forward positioning of the cabin and helm station affords in this boat."
Meeting the yacht's design weight is a result of Hinckley's artful blend of construction technologies. The company makes use of SCRIMP vacuum bagging and the latest in foam coring to prevent burdening the hull with non-structural components. "The boat sits perfectly on her lines which aids performance and also makes her beautiful to look at," says Arieta.
The public debut of the Talaria 48 is at the Miami Boat Show at the Sea Isle Marina venue February 16-20. And we have made special arrangements for her admirers to park conveniently and be shuttled by private Picnic Boat to the show. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org