Family Vacation with a Hinckley T40 in Frenchman Bay

LOCATIONS: Bar Harbor and Frenchman Bay – Private Dock at a rental home

VESSEL: Hinckley Talaria T40 “Timbuktu”

NARRATIVE: Beyond happy with the vessel. She was a joy to drive utilizing the Jet drives. Quiet, stable in all seas, shallow draft, easy to dock/steer and navigate. Very much like a Volvo EPS Pod drive would be. We went all over Frenchman Bay and utilized tender for getting to remote island stops for lunch or moorings. Felt very safe in this boat – an excellent design from Hinckley. Shane at Ellis was awesome to work with and very accommodating for our limited experience. We worked with an excellent captain for 1.5 days and were cleared to operate the boat on our own and now we feel very comfortable after spending a full week with it. We have decided to do this again in 2022. Well worth it and a treasure trove of memories with our family!

LOGISTICS: Be patient with the jet drives–once you learn them though they are a joy to drive.

PHOTOS: A few photos from our time with “Timbuktu” in Frenchman Bay