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Cygnus has been lucky to only have had 3 owners and all who loved her for what she was: a beautiful sailing vessel with classics aesthetics.  Throughout her her life and stewardship with each caretaker she has been maintained to stay safe, sail well and look wonderful.

Her current owner loves her, but the time has come to become a single boat owner again.  Until the next steward comes along the current owner will be sailing her around the coast of Maine single-handed.

Layout and Design


Cygnus is an A-layout with a master cabin forward with ensuite head, the salon converts to a guest cabin with a dedicated head
to port, just aft of the master head. The large galley is to port, at the bottom of the companionway steps. To starboard is the
immense navigation station with swing seat and ample storage. Her interior is satin varnish.

Hull and Deck

Flag blue Awlgrip (2012)
White deck with contrasting camel brown nonskid
Gold cove-stripe
Red bottom
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 fiber-glassed and bolted to form a permanent hull-to-deck joint
External Lead keel in thru-bolted
Cast bronze foil-shaped centerboard with Hinckley worm-gear centerboard lift
Full Length teak and stainless rub rails
Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with double lifelines and port and starboard gates
(2) Large translucent opening hatches


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
(2) water tight sail lockers
Raised varnished teak coaming with stainless steel cap-rail and integrated storage cubbies
Fitted cockpit cushions
Cockpit sun cover

Custom binnacle with:
Integrated Danforth compass in stainless steel housing
Multifunction Furuno display
Stainless steel destroyer-type wheel with elk-hide covered rim
Wheel brake
Throttle control
Electric winch toggle controls
Cockpit electronics include:
(3) B&G displays mounted on the port forward bulkhead
Simrad AP 28 autopilot mounted on the port forward bulkhead
Furuno multifunction display mounted on the binnacle


The galley is located at the base of the companionway steps to port. This large wrap around galley
Varnished teak
Teak and holly sole
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 oversized oven
Xintex propane/CNG fume detector
Sharp microwave
Grunert refrigeration and separate freezer
GFCI 110 volt outlets


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 and blue ultra-suede upholstered seat
ICOM HF Marine IC-M802 SSB Radio
Wood Freeman Autopilot controls
30/50 amp shore power electric panel
Westerbeke genset control panel
Furuno Navtex NX-300 display
Simrad AI50 display
Main and mizzen furling breakers
Victron power meter
DC electric panel
Fire extinguisher

Main Salon

Forward of the galley and navigation station is the salon that extends the full with of the beam. To port is the u-shaped settee
complete with varnished teak salon table. Above the settee to port is a pilot&rsquos berth upper. Across, on the starboard side is a
lower settee with pilot berth upper. The salon features:
Varnished teak
Teak and holly sole
Blue ultra-suede finished upholstery
(2) pilots berths located port and starboard
Salon table
U-shaped settee to port
Bench style settee to starboard
(2) reading lights
Varnished teak book shelf to port
Weems and Plath clock
Weems and Plath barometer
Sharp plasma screen TV
DVD entertainment system
Hanging locker

Guest Head

Located forward of the port side settee, the guest head is accessible from the salon or from the master head just forward of the
guest head. The head features:
Sea blue Corian counter tops
Teak grate
Varnished teak trim
Vacuflush head (2003) with holding tank
Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, faucets and fixtures
Handheld shower
Locker and vanity
GFCI 110 volt outlet

Master Cabin

The master cabin is located forward of the master head and features:
Varnished teak interior
Blue ultra-suede upholstered cushions
Teak and holly sole
King sized V-berth with insert and infill
Single seat between V-berth
Shelf storage above berth
(2) Hanging lockers
Vanity with drawers and mirror
Full length mirror
Chelsea bronze clock
Chelsea bronze barometer

Master Head

Accessible from the master cabin and the guest head, the head is located forward of the guest head and to port. The head
Sea blue Corian counter tops
Varnished teak trim
Vacuflush head (2003) with holding tank
Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, faucets and fixtures
Handheld shower
Locker and vanity
Exhaust fan

Sails and Rigging

Hood single-spreader electric Stoway main and Stoway mizzen rig
Spars re-Awlgripped (winter 2013-14)
Main mast has flute stopper
New standing and running rigging (winter 2013-14) including new Endura halyards
1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging to rod lug tensioners
Facnor electric furling system
Second jib halyard
Insulated backstay


All Electric Winches (Primary, secondary cockpit, main outhaul and main sheet) and can be controller from the
Main and mizzen can be set and furled from the cockpit
The head sail can be set and furled from the helm
Toggles on the helm for trim of the main sail


North Sails - (1,065 sq/ft)
Stoway main - 2015
Stoway mizzen - 2015
Genoa - 2015
Stoway main with vertical battens - 2007
Stoway mizzen with vertical battens - 2007
150% Genoa - approximately 2007
Working jib - approximately 2007

Electrical System


Breaker panels: 12-volt and 110 volt electrical circuit breaker panels
12-Volt system:
(2) Separate 12-volt batteries (Blue top) - Engine start
(8) 6-volt deep-cycle Rolls Surrette AGM batteries, recent (=1160 AH) &ndash House


(1) 12-volt battery (Blue top) - Generator start
110-Volt system:
(2) 50-amp shore power cords
Heart inverter with automatic battery charger


Westerbeke 15-kw 4-cyinder diesel generator (112-hrs 24Aug15)


1978 Ford Lehman 6-cylinder FWC 120-hp diesel engine
3-blade Max prop (with prop cage)
Raritan rudder indicator
Racor fuel filters for engine and generator
12-volt reversible lube-oil transfer pump for engine and
Propane shut-off valve
Saltwater and freshwater outlets in lazarette

Additional Equipment

Ground Tackle:

Ideal electric anchor windlass
60# stainless CQR anchor on bow
60# galvanized CQR - sail locker
59# Fortress anchor - sail locker
110 ft stainless steel 3/8 in chain and 250 ft nylon rode
300 ft galvanized HT chain
300 ft of 3/4 in nylon rode


Saltwater deck wash
Dock lines
Jack lines
Boat hook
Fenders with covers
(2) Horseshoe liferings
6-Man liferaft

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
LOA: 50' 6
LWL: 36' 5
Beam: 13'
Min. Draft: 5' 6
Max. Draft: 9' 11
Displacement: 36,600
Fuel Capacity: 220
Water Capacity: 310
Type: Sailing
Designed By: Henry R. Hinckley
Builder: Hinckley Yachts
Model: Sou'wester 50'
Year: 1978
Location: Camden, ME
Boat Engine: Ford Lehman
Horsepower: 120

For more information contact:

Scott F. Layton
(207) 701-1235

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