Hinckley Talaria 34 Runabout

Modern technology meets iconic style.

by Craig Ritchie
Although Hinckley Yachts has been in operation since 1928, it was during the 1950s when Henry Hinckley truly established the Maine boat builder as an iconic brand with the launch of the game-changing Bermuda 40, a so-called “gentleman’s racer” that turned the performance yachting world on its ears.

Specifications

  • LOA: 34'3"
  • Beam: 11'
  • Draft: 1'10"
  • Weight: 15,000 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 180 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 25 gals.
  • Power: T-Yanmar 6BY2-260
  • Price: Contact Marty Letts 
(231-526-4378; mletts@hinckleyyachts.com)

Hinckleyyachts.com

Although Hinckley Yachts has been in operation since 1928, it was during the 1950s when Henry Hinckley truly established the Maine boat builder as an iconic brand with the launch of the game-changing Bermuda 40, a so-called “gentleman’s racer” that turned the performance yachting world on its ears. That magical Bermuda 40 DNA lives on in Hinckley’s all-new Talaria 34 Runabout.

Boasting a “thoughtful layout designed for people at play,” the elegant design on the T34R is both classic yet forward-thinking. The “people at play” inference is clear with the T34R’s integrated rear swim platform, which leads directly to an expansive rear sunpad for two, with a boarding door and walkway on centerline for boarding convenience. Order the available towing post, and enjoy wakeboarding or tubing in unmatched style.

The cockpit and full wraparound U-shaped settee are open to the sun and surround a pedestal-mount table — the perfect spot for conversations over lunch. When the sun’s rays get to be too much, simply press a button to raise the power Bimini top.

Racy helm and companion seating, along with fully- functioning side windshield vents, hark back to the golden days of performance yachting. The contemporary helm looks to the future with plenty of room for an oversized multi-function display, classic gauges, tilt steering and more. For the ultimate convenience, all the boat’s accessories are touchpad controlled. A few short steps through the companionway leads to the forward cabin, which boasts far more space and headroom than one might expect.

“For the Great Lakes, I like designs that not only do well on the warm, sunny days of midsummer, but also are just as comfortable in the spring when the water temps are still frigid, and in the fall when the air turns a bit chilly,” says Hinckley’s Marty Letts. “The T34R has a huge wrap-around windshield for great protection but also amazing visibility. And, the power-operated Bimini offers protection from the sun, midafternoon showers or even late-season dew.”

The Talaria 34 Runabout doesn’t just look racy — it’s a true performance yacht with impressive performance. Jet propulsion from twin Yanmar 320s delivers spirited acceleration, a cruising speed of 31 knots and a top-end speed of around 34 knots. You’ll reach your destination quickly and look great doing it.

 

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