Specifications

Name: CAROL CEE
Builder: HINCKLEY
Model: Sou'wester 50
Length: 50' 0" (15m)
Beam: 13' 0" (3.96m)
Year Built / Refit: 1986
Staterooms: 2
Flag: United States
 
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Description

Carol Cee is a one owner absolutely custom Hinckley Sou'wester yawl launched in 1986.

  "...the pure grace and simple beauty of the Hinckley design and the impeccable quality of the craftsmanship that goes into each and every hand-built Hinckley yacht. While there are many great boats plying the waters of the world, none have the soul of a Hinckley, drawn from the incredible spirit and pride of the American craftsmen in Trenton, Maine, who have been bringing Hinckley yachts to life since 1928." ~ Robert Iger : Vanity Fair May 2014

CAROL CEE is fresh from the paint shed and has had an extensive refit after sitting in a climate controlled hangar for nearly 5 years. She has had all of her standing rigging replaced and the main engine and genset have been totally inspected and serviced as necessary. She is easily seen in her hangar in Plymouth, MA.

Her owner ordered her with a much extended main salon and only 2 staterooms forward. She is, truly, a gentleman's cruising yacht but also a perfect fit for family sailing to the far corners of the world.  CAROL CEE is not for the puppy boater or arm chair sailor.  She wants to get out and spread her sails and go conquer the world.  With her relatively short draft, there are few places she is unable to visit.

Overview

 The Carol Cee is the awesome result of a combined effort between one very knowledgeable yachtsman and the world renown Hinckley Shipyard in Maine.  She was ordered as a true family cruising yacht with the toughest pedigree available, a classic design, and a true sea going capability.  

The Sou'wester 50 series delivered great performing yachts.  Her beautiful lines will make your heart pound faster.  One family has enjoyed her for all of these years.  For the past 5 years she has lived in a climate controlled hangar.  She has just returned from a paint shed and is absolutely glorious in her own right. Additionally, a major refit from the bottom of the keel up to her rigging has just been completed.  This one owner yacht is ready to make family memories with her next family.

"...the pure grace and simple beauty of the Hinckley design and the impeccable quality of the craftsmanship that goes into each and every hand-built Hinckley yacht. While there are many great boats plying the waters of the world, none have the soul of a Hinckley, drawn from the incredible spirit and pride of the American craftsmen in Trenton, Maine, who have been bringing Hinckley yachts to life since 1928." ~ Robert Iger : Vanity Fair May 2014

Accommodations

MAIN SALON

 The main salon is considerably larger than most of the 24 SW 50's built before CAROL CEE.   

The deletion of the aft head created a much larger and comfortable main salon.  Large windows, numerous opening port lights, and a major deck hatch provides lovely light that highlights the matched teak.  Her varnished sole adds to this sea going, performance yacht , that can be your home on the water. Blue upholstery with nautical striped throw cushions cover both port and starboard settees. The large teak dining table is also adjustable and can provide an additional double berth.

QUARTER BERTH

There is a passage watch berth or quarter berth located aft to starboard . The generator remote start is located here. 

MASTER STATEROOM-Forward

  • King sized V berth with filler
  • 2 hanging lockers and storage drawers
  • 2 opening port lights
  • Large deck hatch
  • Ledges for books and treasures.

GUEST STATEROOM

  • Over/under berths-Under is 3/4 berth w/storage below
  • Opening port lights
  • Reading lights at each berth

HEAD

  • Electric marine head
  • Stall shower
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Abundant storage

Navigation Station

The navigation station is located to starboard of the companionway steps. This L-shaped work area features:

  • Varnished teak
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Swing pedestal seat stainless steel arm 
  • Main and mizzen furling breakers
  • Victron power meter
  • DC electric panel
  • Fire extinguisher

The following electronics are on board. The seller does not warrant that they are functioning.

Furuno Radar

Furuno GPS with WAAS

VHF Pioneer

Tank Tender

 

Galley

The galley is located at the base of the companionway steps to port. This large wrap around galley features:

  • Varnished teak 
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Large windows for great light
  • Corian counter top
  • Varnished teak glass racks
  • Varnished team mug racks
  • Storage lockers above, in and under counter top
  • Stainless steel double basin sink
  • Brushed stainless steel hot and cold fresh water mixer head with lever control
  • Shipmate (3) burner gimballed propane stove with over-sized oven
  • Xintex propane/CNG fume detector
  •  Microwave
  • Grunert refrigeration and separate freezer
  • GFCI 110 volt outlets

Electrical Equipment

  •  8kW Westerbeke generator
  • 12v Lighting system.
  • 12v Starting system
  • 110 AC system
  • 6v batteries in series  New 2017
  • 8 D start battery  New 2017
  • Shore power 30 amp
  • Cruisair A/C 
  • 12v lighting throughout the vessel
  • 12v fans

Exterior Features

HULL AND DECK

  • Flag blue Awlgrip, 2017
  • White deck with contrasting nonskid
  • Gold cove-stripe, 2017
  • Fresh Green bottom paint, 2017
  • Varnished teak exterior trim

Solid hand-laid fiberglass hull with longitudinal stiffeners and additional lamination in the high stress areas.   A 6" hull flange receives the deck that is then fiberglassed and bolted to form a permanent hull-to-deck joint

  • External Lead keel is thru-bolted  Inspected and refitted in 2017
  • No center board
  • Self tailing winches, Barient
  • Electrical primary cockpit winches, Barient
  • Sailing instruments
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with NEW double lifelines and port and starboard gates, 2017
  • 2 x Large translucent opening hatches

MAST AND RIGGING

Carol Cee is fitted with a Hood Stow Away, hydraulic boom vang,and a Reckmann RIII headsail furler.  

A list of winches:

  • Mast: Barient 27STC
  • On Cabin top :  Barient 24 STC
  • Jib Halyard:  Barient 24C
  • MPS Halyard: Barient 24C
  • Primary Winches:  2 Barient 35STC
  • Secondary Winches: 2  Electric Barient 28 STPWC
  • Mizzen Halyard: Barient 17STC
  • Mizzen Sheet Winch: Barient 10C

Cockpit

The cockpit is spacious but well protected inside surrounding coaming. The mizzen mast is stepped just aft of the helm station. A set of electric primary winches, port and starboard of the helm, are conveniently located on the outer coaming. 

  • Teak sole
  • Bimini top
  • (2) water tight sail lockers
  • Raised varnished teak coaming  and integrated storage areas
  • Fitted cockpit cushions-new, 2016
  • Self Tailing 35 Barient

Additional Information

Carol Cee is in the process of a total refit.  She is lying in a climate controlled airplane hangar.  As of mid April 2017, she was currently having her rigging replaced.  

This is a spectacular buying opportunity for someone if purchased prior to the refit completion .  Call for complete updates.  Carol Cee  is waiting to feel the wind in her sails and to make great memories for another family.