Stellaluna has only been lightly used and has had a enjoyed many updates by the craftsmen at Lyman-Morse, including all new softgoods and new dodger and exterior cushions.

This Hinckley Sou’wester 59 has three cabins to accommodate all the family and friends and with the centerboard she is incredibly versatile sailing and anchoring.



  • loa 59'
  • lwl 44'
  • beam 15'6"
  • draft 6'6"
  • displacement 63,000 pounds
  • fuel capacity 344 gallons
  • water capacity 250 gallons
  • type Sailing
  • designed by McCurdy & Rhodes
  • builder Hinckley Yachts
  • model Sou'wester 59
  • year 1993
  • construction Composite
  • hull material Kevlar/E-glass with CoreCell
  • location Camden, Maine
  • boat engine Perkins
  • horsepower 135 horsepower
  • cruising speed 7 knots
  • top speed 8.25 knots

Layout and Design

Stellaluna is a stoway mast, center cockpit Sou’wester 59 comfortable world or coastal cruiser with an additional private owner’s aft companionway to the deck. She sleeps seven in 3 private cabins and has reverse-cycle air conditioning and a generator. Set up for shorthanded sailing and very well detailed when built, she has been maintained and continually updated.




Hull and Deck

Jade Mist Green Alexseal topsides (2014)

Oyster White gelcoat cabintop and deck with contrasting nonskid

Oyster White Bootstripe

Black bottom


Hull is hand-laid laminate of vinylester resins with knit hybrid Kevlar/E-glass fabric. This DuPont composite greatly increases hull strength against collision and abrasion. A 1″ core is vacuum bagged into the laminate to provide greater strength, stiffness, and thermal/acoustic insulation.

Deck is also constructed of Kevlar E-glass and was vacuum bagged into 3/4″ closed-cell core. The core is deleted and replaced with solid Kevlar/E glass in way of thru-bolted on 8″ centers.

A teak guard rail has a varnished top with Awlgrip bottom.

Keel/centerboard Underbody: Draft: 6’ 6” Board up / 12’ 6” Board down

Keel – Ballast package is 23,000 lb. external lead keel secured with 1 1/8″ stainless steel bolts.  Keel includes a centerboard.

Centerboard: Fiberglass foil-shaped centerboard with a bronze leading edge is controlled from the cockpit.

Custom Features:

Balanced spade rudder (rebuilt in 2016)

Flush foredeck locker for secondary anchor and fenders

Custom sail locker into forepeak area

(3) Lazerette hatches – Flush mounted with piano hinges for safety of movement

More Deck Features:

Bow pulpit and 2 bow rollers

Teak chain-guard inlayed into the foredeck

Stainless steel forepeak & lazarette cowl ventilators

(4) Custom deck prisms

(5) Opening deck hatches with translucent hatch covers



Stellaluna is set up for shorthanded sailing with remotes for 2nd Furuno Touch chartplotter/radar, GPS, etc, mounted in cockpit. There is also an additional plexiglass chart locker mounted under the dodger to port.

Cockpit dodger (new 2016)

Bimini – attaches to dodger (new 2016)

Cockpit cushions (new 2016)

Teak cockpit sole

Teak cockpit table – pedestal mounted

Teak mug rack – pedestal-mounted

Helm Station

Teak-rimmed steering wheel with custom holly inlay.

Custom helm step – to raise the helmsman for better visibility.


Electronics & Navigation

Navigation Electronics:

Robertson Autopilot – handheld remote in cockpit

(2) Furuno TZ Touch combo plotter/radar 2KW UHD (2014) – 14” Nav station and 9” cockpit

Furuno Navnet 3DHVB

(2) Ray Marine Plus Pathfinder (GPS/Radar/Depth) – RL 70C in Nav Station, RF 80C – in teak box in cockpit

Furuno IA50 Class B AIS system (2014)

Icom M-800 SSB radio with AT-120 coupler

Icom M-504 VHF radio (2014)

Icom Command Mic II (2014) at helm

Datamarine offshore depth sounder

Ockam system with various components

Miscellaneous C-Maps

Vessel Entertainment Electronics:

Sharp 18” Hi-def TV with an Aquatic AV-W AQ-DVD-3 with remote – Main Salon

Fusion Audio marine stereo system with Bluetooth (2014)

Speakers throughout, including the cockpit.



The 3 private stateroom, two head custom interior plan sleeps 7. Finished in gloss-varnished cherry with a teak and holly polyurethaned cabin sole, her interior has dark green Cashmere “glove” leather upholstery and curtains throughout.

Interior features:

Air conditioned with two Cruisaire 16,000 BTU units

Heat is provided by the reverse-cycle AC/heating system

Espar diesel heater with ducts throughout the boat

Hella fans – improve air circulation

Additional custom lighting – installed throughout the interior

Extra detailing – added with all locker doors installed with louvers and the frames have radius corners

Additional handrails installed throughout the interior

Colored step lights

(4) storm shutters with storage covers

Lee cloths.


Aft Owner’s Suite:

The Owner’s Suite is complete with private head and two berths. The private companionway aft has a custom set of companion steps with built-in drawers and leads to the aft deck.

Ample storage is provided in lockers port and starboard, outboard locker, drawers, hanging lockers and bin storage under the berths, etc.

Ventilation is supplied in the aft cabin by two hatches, as well as air conditioning.

The Owner’s Private Head:

Stall shower – includes custom fold-down teak seat for added safety

Sealand vacuum-flush head with holding tank

Head ventilation is supplied by two opening ports, as well as air conditioning.

Aft Passageway:  Moving forward is the passageway toward the Main Cabin area and center cockpit access:

Work Area: Large wet locker followed by a workbench with butcher block top, built over a shelved storage locker. A removable vise mounts on the work bench with storage for spares and tools, etc. outboard.

The engine room is located inboard and houses all pumps, engine, generator, compressors, etc.

There is an opening port in the passageway for additional light and ventilation.

Center Cockpit Companionway: Inboard are the companionway steps to the main cockpit.

Navigation Station:

Forward-facing sit-down Nav Station is to starboard, opposite the galley:

Full complement of built-in electronics with remotes in cockpit.

Dual radar/plotter units are located in the nav station and in a teak box in cockpit and are interfaced to the GPS.

Full Ockam system is installed in the cockpit instrument pod with multiple function matrix remote in nav station.


The Galley is located aft of the settee on the port side and is separated from the main salon by a peninsula.

Force 10 stainless steel stove with oven (2002) is located outboard

Microwave oven (2005)

Refrigerator/freezer is aft – refrigeration can be accessed through lift-tops, as well as a front door, and it is Grunert engine driven with 220-volt back-up.

Corian countertop with integral back splash has undermounted sinks with pressure hot and cold water, salt water foot pump, and a manual hand pump.

Additional drawers and stowage areas have been incorporated throughout.

Opening portlight provides additional ventilation and additional light.

Main Salon:

The Main Salon has a custom U-shaped settee to port with a drop-leaf table that has storage inside for silverware, dishes, etc. There is a centerline seat with large bin storage within. Additional storage is in lockers outboard and above to port of the settee.

(3) Custom ceiling handrails – add safety at sea.

To starboard is a settee with entertainment and storage lockers outboard. The settee has a removable center table that creates two seats with wrap-around cushions when in place. Offshore, the table is stowed and the area can be used as a midship berth.

Guest Cabins:

Next forward, the port and starboard Guest Cabins each have private door access to the forward Head. Each cabin has a cabin top hatch and fans for excellent ventilation when not using the air conditioning.

The port guest cabin has upper and lower berths (upper berth will fold-up to give additional space when cabin is used as a single). Storage includes lockers outboard and hanging locker forward of berth, with a two drawer dresser on centerline with a mirror above.

Opposite, the starboard guest cabin has upper and lower berths (upper berth will fold-up to give more space for the lower berth). There are storage lockers outboard. Additional chest of drawers has been built-in on centerline with mirror above.

Forward Head:

The full Forward Head is aft of the forepeak with separate stall shower and access to the foredeck through a large cabintop hatch. The forward stall shower has lockers port and starboard and the head has lockers port and starboard with additional stowage under the vanity. Head unit is equipped with a holding tank.

Corian countertops

Undermounted sinks with Grohe fixtures,

Hot & cold pressure water

Separate stall shower – with custom teak bench

Forwardmost is a large Forepeak with line stowage and separate compartments for chain and rode, accessible through doors in the forward shower in the forward head.

Forepeak has hooks for line racks, fishing rod holder and (4) storm ports with covers in forepeak.



12-Volt DC electrical system for house and starting – New house batteries (2012).

110-Volt AC electrical system for accessories

24-Volt-DC electrical system for hydraulics – new batteries (2012)

220-Volt AC electrical system for shore system

Blue Sea battery monitor for 12-volt and 24-volt system

12-Volt System:

All gel-cell batteries with three separate banks: 12 volt – Starting (2012) & House (2012), and 24 volt hydraulics/bow thruster (new batteries 2012) – all can be switched or parallel.

190-amp main engine alternator and a 140-amp 24-volt alternator (2014).

110-Volt and 220-Volt system:

Controlled by a separate circuit breaker panel and powered by shore power or generator

AC pumps are 50/60 cycle.

110-volt needs are supplied by Xantrex inverter/charger; Freedom Marine 20; 100-Amp, 2000 watts.

Professional Mariner battery charger (12-volt and 24-volt) charger – located under the sink in aft cabin head.

2004 Northern Lights 9-Kw Generator:  Current total = 997-hrs. 2018 – (Current gauge reads 644-hrs (6/2018) – replaced at 555-hrs). Generator is soft-mounted in engine room in a separate sound enclosure.

Grounding with heavy copper bonding to the keel protects all circuits, major mechanical components and rigging.



All equipment in the engine room is painted white for quick identification of leaks. There is an additional set of engine instruments that includes separate starting system in engine room.

Perkins 6-354 FWC 6-cylinder 135-hp@2800 rpms diesel engine.

Racor fuel filters

Stainless steel shaft

3-blade Max prop with spurs.


Electric fuel priming pump and electric oil transfer pump for changing oil in engine, transmission and generator.

Electric 24-volt bow thruster (2014) – additional batteries power 24-volt system.

Tank tender gauges

(2) Fuel senders linked to Blue Sea (2014)

Halon fire extinguisher,

Mechanical spare parts

Storage bag with most tools, wrenches, etc.

12-gallon hot water heater (2012)

Two electric bilge pumps

Manual bilge pump

Bilge pump hour meter

High water indicator

Fire extinguishers

Emergency steering tiller system

Many spares

New Espar 7DL heater (2014)


Fiberglass sump tanks

(2) Fuel tanks

(4) Water tanks

(2) Holding tanks – one for each head


Sails & Rigging

Double spreader carbon fiber stoway spar, painted to match deck. (Bridge clearance at main trunk = 74’9″ less antennas.)

Hood hydraulic headstay system

Removable inner forestay

Running backstays led back to cockpit winches

Hydraulic insulated backstay and boomvang with Navtec panel mounted in cockpit

Full spinnaker gear, including carbon fiber spinnaker pole

New running rigging (2014)

Winches:  Lewmar Commander hydraulic winch system:

#650 2-speed hydraulic primaries

#550 hydraulic secondaries

#46 hydraulic main sheet winch

#43 hydraulic outhaul/centerboard winch

Hydraulic system also powers headstay, windlass and stoway mast. There are additional manual winches for remaining functions.


Kappa Sails (new 2006-2007):

Main – 664 sq/ft 11.2 oz Spectra reinforced Dacron

130%, Jib – 1061 sq/ft 9.77 oz Marblehead Dacron

105% Working Jib – 105 sq/ft 12.62 oz Dacron

North Sails:

Gennaker, 1.5 oz

Staysail – inner forestay (Storm sail)


Additional Equipment

Ground Tackle:

Lewmar 3000 hydraulic windlass – with chain gypsy and 3/8″ chain and integral hawse pipe – up/down

Bruce 66# anchor

CQR 60# anchor

Fortress storm anchor – large (bagged in engine room)

Fortress anchor – small

300′ x 3/8″ HT anchor chain (New 2006)

Secondary 200′ x 5/8″ anchor rode + 25′ x 3/8″ HT chain

Aft secondary 200’ x 5/8″ anchor rode + 25′ x 3/8″ HT chain


Aft companionway dodger

Aft deck shower

Aft deck cushions

Aft stainless steel boarding ladder

Custom stainless steel boarding ladder – mounts on genoa track

Custom stainless steel pasarelle boarding ramp

Tri-color masthead light

Furuno radar bracket (2014)

Radar reflector – mast mounted

(4) Storm shutters with covers

(2) Outboard motor bracket

Jacklines and 3 harnesses

“Abandon ship” distress kit (in nav seat)

Saltwater deck washdown system – foredeck

Brushes and hose


Bosun seat

Spare dock lines and sheets

Covers for varnished companionway hatches


Recent Upgrades:


New house batteries

New hydraulic/thruster batteries

New water heater


New hull paint – Jade Mist Green, Alexseal

Replace and re-bed main salon windows

Two new Furuno Touch Plotter/Radar and more electronics added/upgraded

Furuno IA50 Class B AIS system

New Radar Furuno mounted on pole on rear deck (Questus removed)

New cabin curtains

Convert port locker to shelved storage locker

New bow thruster

New Espar heater

Replaced engine and generator exhaust hoses


Maine engine service

Generator service

Rebuilt rudder

New rudder bearing

New centerboard pennant

New main engine exhaust hose

New salt water sea-cock under galley

Full rig inspection

New lifelines

New electric refrigeration system

New Bimini

New Dodger

New interior cushions

New mattresses

New curtains

New cockpit cushions

Bilge pumps overhauled

Repacked stuffing box

Injectors overhauled

New inner forestay


Overhauled Max prop

New black water hoses in forward head

Cleaned fuel tanks

New transmission shift and throttle cables


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