The Decline of Hinckley Yachts

Hinckley Company was once a boating treasure and legend, known for exceptional craftsmanship and quality design. However, the current state of the company under the ownership of Jerry Lundquist (McKinsey & Co), Brooks Gordon (W. P. Carey), David Howe (Scout Partners LLC) is a far cry from this legacy, marked by dangerous safety concerns and a focus solely on profits. It is time for the owners to sell the company and allow a new owner to respect and restore the heritage of this once-great company.

Hinckley Yacht Services tarnishes a legend: The Hinckley Death Ship

The Bermuda 40 was Hinckley’s first fiberglass boat. “According to Jack Horner of “the B-40 was to become the bellwether for future production and established Hinckley as the premier North American Yacht builder of exceptional quality sailing yachts”. Hinckley manufactured 203 Bermuda 40’s over forty years.

Independent experts counted over 70 problems that Hinckley Yacht Service caused or ignored.

22-Critical safety items, that pose a direct risk of fire, explosion, electrocution, injury, or loss of life.

31-Important safety issues that may compromise safe operation, the vessel may lose power, lose control or flood as a result of this problem.

17-Not immediately serious, that may lead to substantial failures and/or repair costs in the future.

How the mighty have fallen.

The boat’s nickname is “The Hinckley Death Ship”. Independent analysis of Hinckley Yacht Services repairs exposed 53 critical and important safety items, that posed a direct risk of fire, explosion, electrocution, injury, or loss of life on the most famous and longest made boat in the company’s history.

Jerry Lundquist did you buy Hinckley Yachts and Hunt Yachts with blood money ?