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NIGHT WIND (originally named BELLETRIX) was designed by John G. Alden for a summer resident of Southwest Harbor (Maine) and built in Southwest Harbor by the Henry R. Hinckley Company in 1959.
NIGHT WIND is stored indoors here in Brooklin (Maine) and available for inspection by appointment.
Designer: John G. Alden (design #: 925B)
Builder: Henry R. Hinckley & Company
Year Built: 1959
LOA: 42’, 2”
LWL: 29’, 9”
Beam: 11’, 6”
Draft (Minimum): 4’, 6”
Displacement: 22,950 lbs.
Sail Area: 789 Sq. Ft.
Auxiliary Propulsion: 4-Cylinder Yanmar diesel
Current Engine Hours: 365.7 Hours
Fuel Capacity: 60 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity: 120 Gallons
Furthest forward is V-berth sleeping cabin with storage shelves aft of the berths and chests of drawers port and starboard. Additional storage is found in bin storage and drawers under the V-berth platform. The forward cabin is well lit by reading lams located at the heads of both berths. Additional natural light is provided by three fixed ports in the cabin sides and front and an opening hatch in the overhead.
Next aft is the passageway to the main cabin with head area to port and a large double hanging locker to starboard. A fixed port above the hanging locker provides natural light to the passageway while an opening port in the head area provides ventilation as well as natural light in this space with artificial light being provided by electrical lighting in the head area. Additional ventilation is provided by dorade vents above the passageway and head areas.
The main cabin is laid out for comfort both when sailing and at rest. There is a centerline drop leaf table with settees both port and starboard with pilot berths above and out board of the settees. The lower settees slide inboard to provide comfortable sleeping berths. There is plenty of storage in chests of drawers forward of the settees and other drawer storage below the pilot berths. The main cabin area is very well lit with reading lamps located at forward and aft end of settees dome lights in the overhead. Additional natural light is provided by small and large fixed ports in the cabin sides and an overhead hatch that opens for ventilation.
The aft area of the main cabin is mostly dedicated to being the galley area. There is a CNG fired, gimbaled, Force 10, 2-burner stove with oven to port, stainless steel sink basin aft and a large ice box to starboard. As usual there is plenty of storage space in drawers and lockers both outboard and under the galley counters and the counter above the ice box makes a great working space for navigation with full-sized charts.
Full keel / centerboard with keel hung rudder and exterior lead ballast underwater configuration.
Traditional plank on frame hull construction.
Decks and cockpit sole are marine plywood with overlay of laid teak.
Varnished teak toe rails and taff rail Varnished teak cabin sides
Cabin tops are of marine plywood overlaid with fiberglass cloth and painted surface Varnished teak cockpit coamings and winch islands
Solid teak cockpit seating
Stainless steel stem iron
Stainless steel backstay tang
Bronze chain plates (main and mizzen)
Stainless steel anchor roller
Cast bronze bow chocks
Chrome bronze bow cleats
Varnished teak dorade box and cowl (anchor locker ventilation)
Stainless steel bow pulpit with integral navigational lighting
Stainless steel double life line stanchions with gate stanchions port and starboard
Double (upper and lower) coated wire lifelines with opening gates port and starboard Stainless steel stern rail with integral navigational lighting
Port cabin side port lights: Large fixed (2), Small fixed (3), Small opening with screen (1) Starboard cabin side port lights: Large fixed (2), Small fixed (4)
Forward port lights; Small fixed (1)
Cabin top hatches with varnished teak frames and Lexan lights (2)
Varnished teak hand rails on cabin top port and starboard
Varnished teak dorade boxes and cowls (main cabin and head area ventilation) Varnished teak dinghy chocks on cabin top
Bronze deck fills for fuel and water
Inboard and outboard stainless steel headsail tracks with cars and blocks
Masthead rigged yawl configuration
Varnished Sitka spruce, double spreader, hollow-box construction main mast
Varnished Sitka spruce, single spreader, hollow-box construction mizzen mast
Varnished Sitka spruce, solid construction main and mizzen booms
Aluminum spinnaker pole
Stainless steel wire standing rigging with turnbuckle adjusters
Primary sheet winches: Barlow stainless steel, 2-speed, self-tailing (2ea)
Secondary Sheet winches: Gibb stainless steel, single-speed 9CP (2ea)
Mizzen sheet winch: South Coast chrome bronze, single-speed
Main sheet winch: South Coast bronze
Cockpit dodger with stainless steel dodger bows
Cockpit cushions (green with white piping)
Wilfred O. White steering compass (helm)
Danforth constellation compass (main cabin)
Airguide telltale compass (forward cabin)
Anemometer (main cabin)
Barometer (main cabin)
Furuno 1715 Radar (swing-out bracket / companionway)
Northstar 951X GPS chart plotter (swing-out bracket / companionway)
Standard VHF radio
Datamarine CD400 depth sounder
Sumlog knot meter / log
Four-cylinder Yanmar diesel
Engine Hours: 365.7 Hours (Fall 2021)
Engine start panel by helm
Engine gauges (Tachometer, water temperature, oil pressure) forward in cockpit
Separate engine controls for throttle and transmission at pedestal
Stainless steel propellor shaft
Bronze, two-blade, fixed-blade propellor
Fuel capacity: 60 Gallons
Racor fuel water separator filter
Edson cable and quadrant steering
Edson steering pedestal with stainless steel binnacle guard and engine control levers Edson stainless steel Destroyer type steering wheel with Elk Hide covering
Stainless steel wire steering cables
Bronze steering quadrant
Bronze rudder post
Keel hung, wood and bronze fabricated rudder
Separate lighting and engine start battery banks
Batteries housed in covered battery boxes located in port and starboard sail lockers
Main battery selector switch
Interior DC panel for control of all ship’s electrical functions
Exterior DC panel for control of ship’s exterior lighting functions
Fresh water capacity: 120 Gallons
Pressure hot and cold water supplied to sink basins in galley and head areas
Manual cold water supplied to sink basins in galley and head areas
Handheld shower in head area.
Head area tiled for use as shower with drain and sump pump
Manual MSD (toilet) plumbed for direct overboard discharge only.
Life rings (2ea)
Type IV PFD’s (5ea)
Type II PFD’s (5ea)
Engine fire suppression system
Stainless steel anchor roller
45 lb. CQR anchor with chain and rode
Force 10 cabin heater
Misc. sheets and lines
Varnished teak cockpit table
Teak boarding ladder
Rope and plastic boarding ladder
Fenders and dock lines
Dinghy oars (1 pair)
Misc., brushes, buckets and cleaning supplies
Varnished teak shroud rollers