36 Picnic Boat
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A breakthrough design that led to many imitators in subsequent years, the Hinckley 36 Picnic Boat is a premium, waterjet-powered runabout with the right mix of upper-class elegance, innovative design, and leading-edge performance. Her fully cored vacuum-bagged hull weighs in at just 11,500 pounds, and with a mere 19 inches of draft the Picnic Boat can be safely operated in very shallow water. The long, open cockpit is an excellent entertainment platform (the centerline engine box can be used as a seat or table), and the semi-enclosed helm allows her to be enjoyed even in poor weather conditions. Below deck, the varnished mahogany interior contains a V-berth, compact galley, and a big head compartmentupscale, if basic, accommodations for a cruising couple. On the downside, the cabin headroom is a bit less than 6 feet. An extended pilothouse (EP) version with additional helm deck seating became available in 2001. The Picnic Boats powerful engine, bow thruster, and joystick controls make her extremely maneuverable at low speeds and easy to handle while cruising. Cruise at 20 knots with a single 350hp Yanmar diesel, and 2224 knots with a 440hp Yanmar. Over 450 were built.
Overview Classic jet-powered weekender with Downeast profile is elegant, expensive, built to last.
Features Comfortable cockpit layout (engine box doubles as seat or table), semi-enclosed helm, deluxe mahogany interior with compact galley, large head compartment. Truly outstanding fit and finish.
Comments Extended pilothouse model with additional seating came out in 2001. Over 360 built. Replaced in 2008 with all-new 36 Picnic Boat.
Performance Cruise at 20 knots with 350hp Yanmar diesel; 22-23 knots with 440hp Yanmar.