Hinckley’s iconic picnic boat is now the quietest ride on the water. Industry leader partners with Twin Disc for ‘SilentJet™’ experience
“We know our customers want more, and they also want solutions that make sense,” says Geoff Berger, CEO of The Hinckley Company. “The Electric Dasher turned heads as all our new models always do, but the ability to travel any distance on electric given the best technology today was not ideal for our customers. With SilentJet, you can travel farther with the hybrid diesel system than with the Dasher electric platform.Plus, we’ve learned that electric waterjets are much quieter and produce less vibration than traditional propellers. truly silent cruising that almost feels like sailing, we knew our waterjet propulsion system was the best fit.”
Hinckley began conceptualizing a hybrid solution shortly after the 2017 launch of the electric Dasher. Ongoing conversations with Twin Disc led to collaboration on the project, and the team incorporated the new hybrid technology into by Hinckley JetStick™ control system that featured automatic components that no one had brought to market before.
“By collaborating with Hinckley to implement a complete hybrid solution, we have advanced our development with a proven manufacturer that embraces electric and hybrid technology,” said mike gee, Vice President – Hybrid Engineering. “Twin Disc focused on by Hinckley needs and adapted our technology and software to provide an automatic mode that seamlessly manages diesel/electric operation. The feature perfectly complements by Hinckley already existing user-friendly control system.”
SilentJet technology maintains the level of excellence found in all Hinckley some products. Quiet propulsion and less time wasted at the fuel dock make SilentJet the best way to spend time on the water with family and friends. With SilentJet activated, the Picnic Boat 40 S cruises at seven knots. Range is at least an hour (at seven knots and up to 90 minutes at 5.5 knots) and the Picnic Boat 40 S cruises at 35 knots (depending on load) under diesel engine.
“With SilentJet, you step away from the dock and cruise around the harbor in total silence,” says Scott Bryant, by Hinckley Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “When faster speeds are desired or the battery needs to be recharged, the diesel engine will automatically turn on, replenishing the battery in just 30-45 minutes. Since all of the Picnic Boat’s electrical loads can be supported by battery at anchor, there’s no need for a noisy generator.It’s a complete paradigm shift in the Hinckley onboard experience.
SilentJet is just the latest Hinckley innovation. Since 1928, Hinckley has pioneered beautiful, timeless and highly innovative yachts. The company has a long tradition of innovation in pursuit of the perfect boating experience. Since the beginnings of the use of fiberglass in the Bermuda 40 in the 1960s, until the development of the first recreational joystick (JetStick) on the category-defining picnic boat in the 1990s, they have always worked to combine the latest technology with state-of-the-art naval architecture to do what has not yet been done. .
The world’s most luxurious new hybrid yacht has arrived. To inquire and arrange a test ride, please visit hinckleyyachts.com.
Main features of the Picnic Boat 40 S with SilentJet propulsion:
- 2 electric motors of 90 kilowatts (kW), 2 Cummins diesel engines of 550 hp.
- 1 x 80 kw/h battery which can be recharged manually or under diesel power.
- Cruise over 7 knots under electric power for 60-90 minutes or more depending on speed and conditions.
- Batteries can support air conditioning and other systems at anchor overnight or longer depending on overall load (no generator).
- Charging time 30-45 minutes along the way. 8-10 hours to load at the dock.
About Hinckley Company:
Hinckley been building and servicing America’s finest yachts since 1928. Founded to build and service the boats of local lobsters in Southwest Port, Maine, Hinckley quickly developed a reputation for unparalleled quality and innovation. The years that followed saw the company build true American yachting classics from the Bermuda 40 to the picnic boat.
Today, Hinckley builds carbon/epoxy motor boats from 34 to 57 feet and supports its owners and other boaters with its network of shipyards Maine at Florida. Two other distinguished boat builders, Hunt Yachts and Morris Yachts, were acquired in 2013 and 2016 respectively. For more information, visit www.hinckleyyachts.com
Scott Bryant | 401-683-7089 | [email protected]
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