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The Ocean Cruising 40 is designed and built by Hank Hinckley is a beautiful ocean capable vessel that blends the beautiful interior similar to the Hinckley Bermuda 40 with a clean and fast hull shape like the Hinckley Southwester 42. We are pleased to offer Shining Star. She was Hank Hinckley’s personal yacht until 1984. You can see original photos of Shining Star on Hank’s web site.
She’s a pretty vessel with a classic spoon bow and graceful stern overhang. Ocean Cruising Yachts built a stout ocean capable vessel. The hull is constructed of hand laid woven roving and fiberglass matt. The hull is cored above the waterline for strength and weight. The solid glass fiberglass outer hull is built for the ocean. The core material is a strong, non-wood material. The inner solid fiberglass hull is almost the thickness of the outer shell. The keel centerboard design like the New England yachts of the best designers from Hinckley, Little Harbor and Bristol, she sails well with the board up, and can be berthed right behind your home on the Eastern Shore in less than five feet of water. There are definite advantages to this design. And if you want to fly to the windward mark you can just drop that board down and she’ll point at least 35 degrees to the wind. The OC40 was built for the ocean with the idea of being strong enough to stay safe after a collision with a whale! Sounds good to me!
The interior is classic with a beautiful teak joinery and exceptional cabinetry and built in furniture that way boats were built at the time. The teak wood work gleams softly and is accented by the shining teak and holly cabin sole. As classic boats were laid out to sleep seven people, so is Shining Star. She has a V-berth forward with a double quarter berth aft and the salon settee makes a double to port with a single berth to starboard. It’s amazing! She’s so pretty. If you love classic yachts, you will so appreciate Shining Star. You’ll see why her owners have kept her and loved her for a long long time.
Shining Star was purchased in 1984 by her current owners who are lifelong sailors and lovers of this classic vessel. As an engineer and oceanographer the owner slowly upgraded Shining Star to be a capable long range cruising vessel is easily handled by just the owner and his wife. With a Schaefer in boom furling mainsail system and electric winches and an oversized autopilot she is easy to sail! Although based in the Chesapeake Bay in our “fresh water” Shining Star has cruised New England and Maine and she’s spent a few nice winters in Florida and the Bahamas.
Some of the major improvements:
This classic vessel is a very sweet boat. The owner has upgraded and maintained her over the years adding many improvements. Being an engineer, he has also documented these installations and reports that everything is well maintained and fully operational. She’s a sweet offering at a sweet price.
She’s ready! Are you? Give us a call to see this lovely boat.
Ocean Cruising Yachts OC40
The OC40 is a classic boat with a traditional interior. The very well executed mahogany joinery speaks with authority of quality we expect in yachts of the era when Hank Hinckley built his OC 40. The interior is beautifully finished with satin varnished mahogany with white overhead and solid teak and holly sole. The teak and holly sole completes the picture. The classic interior layout has sleeping quarters for seven people. Starting up forward, the forepeak chain locker is accessed through louvered doors forward which supply ventilation. The master stateroom is the traditional V-berth with a dressing seat between and the insert to make a wide comfy double. The large opening hatch provides ventilation and the fixed ports both port and starboard for light. There is a long storage shelf port and starboard and drawers and storage under the berth. There is also a vanity and a hanging locker and of course a privacy door. Just aft the Head to port and is accessed from the main salon. It is well ventilated with a screened opening port and an opening port light. There is a vanity with white Formica countertop hosts a stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water. The mirror medicine cabinet is a nice touch. There is even a hamper. The toilet is a Raritan PhEII system, new in 2011, with a diverter valve to either a macerator chlorinator system, or to a large holding tank bladder system under the under the v berths. The main salon is classic with a centerline mahogany drop-leaf table with settees port and starboard. On the forward bulkhead, there is a beautiful Dickerson Marine Newport propane fireplace. To port is an L-shaped settee with storage behind. This settee slides out to make a beautiful double berth. Outboard the port settee is a lovely louvered cabinet with a liquor storage rack and two open storage shelves between.
The varnished drop-leaf mahogany dining table has a built-in wine rack. Just aft of the companionway to port is the U-shaped galley. The aft cabin is a double quarter berth.
The navigation station is adjacent the galley to starboard. It is a sit down forward facing navigation station with a varnished mahogany table with cushioned seat and dome light over. A computer monitor is mounted at the forward end of the station, and can be viewed either forward for entertainment or viewed aft for cockpit viewed real time navigation. The table top opens and contains two independent electronic navigation systems powered by two Microsoft Windows 10 low-power computers. There are additional storage drawers, a locker with louvered doors below the table, and a chart light. This ships office also has the electrical panel, ship controls and audio receiver outboard.
Classic interior layout sleeps seven
Traditional V berths forward with insert to make a full double
Mahogany joinery and teak and holly sole
Dickerson cabin heater
L-shaped port side settee makes a double berth
Straight settee sea berth to starboard
Louvered locker doors for ventilation
Just aft of the companionway to port, the U-shaped galley
Electronics: Navigation and Communications
Hull and Deck
Construction: Spoon bow and graceful stern overhang, the hull was built using hand laid woven roving, and matt fiberglass. A Full thickness outer hull, non-wood core, and inner hull close to the thickness of the outer shell. She is one of the few hulls possibly strong enough to stay safe after a collision with a whale.
All exterior trim is varnished teak, including the raised toe rails, cabin house eyebrows, and cabin top hand rails port and starboard, winch and cowl vent bases and aft lazarette covers.
The locking companionway hatch with solid teak boards, varnished and edged in brass.
Dorade vents provide for adequate ventilation
Cockpit has a pedestal binnacle with Edson wheel steering
Sails and Rigging
Sloop rigged with removable (normally stowed) staysail stay.
She has a double spreader tapered aluminum main mast keel stepped
Stainless steel wire rigging with stainless turnbuckles
All sails in good condition
Mechanical and Electrical
Yanmar 4JH3 diesel engine - estimated 5,000 engine hrs.
Only premium oil used with oil changes every 150 hours
New Stainless steel shaft and cutlass bearing (2016)
Perfect pitch 3-blade prop
Dual Racor filters
The engine is accessed through a removable panel in the galley and through the sail lockers.
Aft lazarette is set up with two aluminum LP gas bottles, with solenoid and pressure gauge
Complete electrical with separate 12-volt DC and 110-volt AC systems with both DC and AC electrical panels. Electrical energy provided by battery charger, solar panels, large generator, and oversized batteries.
12-Volt DC system:
Gurnert refrigeration compressor draws 21 amps once or twice a day. The compressor is protected by a cooling water flow switch.
110-volt AC system:
Additional and Safety
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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.