David Jones Yacht Brokerage
Featured Boat :: “BELON” – 51′ Hinckley Sou’wester 50 – $389,000
The Hinckley Company has been among the world’s premier yacht yards since its founding in 1928. The Hinckley Sou’wester 50, designed by Henry R. Hinckley, is a classic keel/centerboard yacht of which 24 were built and one of the most beautiful boats ever offered by the Hinckley yard. Belon, with her two private double cabins, additional twin sea berths, airy saloon, and shallow draft, is a comfortable home, whether cruising locally or venturing as she has from Labrador to the Caribbean while her shallow draft gives her access to skinny waters of places like the Bahamas unreachable by deep-keel boats of her size.
Quite simply, Belon is the most beautiful, best maintained and well equipped Hinckley Sou’wester 50 ever to come on the market. She is fully equipped for living aboard and long-distance cruising with an inventory list too long to detail fully, but including all tools and spares, even pots and pans, wine glasses, and cutlery. Many boats are listed as cruise ready, but with Belon, literally, all one needs to do to go voyaging is to step aboard with clothes and food and cast off.
Belon has been professionally maintained and has been stored indoors whenever kept winters in the northeast. At the end of each season, the owner has directed the yard to not only to repair whatever ails her but also to update portions of her equipment to keep her current and in Bristol fashion. Her varnish is impeccable. Her bottom has been peeled and recoated to prevent blisters. She features carbon fiber Stowaway masts, new genoa roller furler, and near-new sails, radar, and copious other equipment.
Belon is one of the few SW 50s to feature teak decks (in excellent condition), and the only one to also have teak coach roof sides and winch bases outboard of the coamings, all of which were replaced in 2004-05, giving her the warmth and beauty of a classic wooden boat without the need for hull maintenance, an ambiance buttressed by her custom-built 12-foot Lawly lapstrake dinghy and saloon table of Bubinga trimmed with Rosewood fashioned by a master cabinet maker.
The owner is anxious to facilitate a timely sale and get Belon out cruising this year, so she is priced well below yachts of comparable pedigree, equipment, and condition. We encourage interested parties to take a look if there is any doubt.
Search Our Listings
All fields are optional. You only need to enter information in fields you'd like to search for.
Who We Are
David Jones Yacht Brokerage specializes in the marketing and sales of classic wooden boats – from traditional schooners, blue water cruisers, cutters, yawls, ketches and sloops to more modern replicas. We concentrate on our favorite designers such as Alden, Crocker, Fife, Herreshoff, Hinckley, Rhodes, Stephens and White. We also represent and market boat builders and new wooden boats.
David Jones Yacht Brokerage is located in Camden, Maine and has associates in Italy, France and New Zealand as well as strong relationships with leading brokerage firms throughout the world. We have a choice and limited selection of boats which allows us evaluate the vessels as if we were the prospective purchaser. We welcome inquiries.
David Jones has had over 50 years sailing experience from Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay, the North Sea, the Caribbean and the gulf of Maine. As a youth, he participated in national and world racing championships, as well as the 1972 Olympics in Kiel, Germany. In 1994, he obtained his 100 ton US Coast Guard Captain’s license and operated a charter business with his Friendship sloop in Rockland, Maine. He has taught sailing at The Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine and has continued to race in an Etchells fleet in the summer and in a year round Laser fleet. David has been operating as an independent Yacht Broker since 1997 and he enjoys specializing in traditional wooden boats of every size . He has a global network of friends and colleagues who can be called upon to address the particular requests of those preparing to go bluewater voyaging.
Our philosophy is to give all parties to a transaction, trustworthy and reliable information with regard to listing, buying or selling a vessel. We endeavor to make the experience as satisfying as we can. We view our role as the intermediary, transferring the craftsmanship, history and tradition of classic vessels to those who will preserve and appreciate them.