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FOG DOG is a 40’ (12.19m) Talaria 40, built and launched by yacht builder Hinckley and delivered in 2005. She was then repowered in 2012 with Volvo IPS drives. This vessel sleeps up to 2 guests in the large V-berth.
FOG DOG is arguably the most versatile Hinckley Talaria 40 on the water. Her owner, an avid Yachtsman, wanted a great-looking, refined Downeast-style boat that would be as comfortable entertaining family and friends as it would be raising fish offshore. In 2012, with the help of Rhode Island naval architect Mathew Smith, in-person Volvo Penta engineering, and Hank Hinckley, he set out to transform a well-loved T40 by replacing the standard jet propulsion system with the latest and greatest Volvo IPS drive propulsion system. The result is a transformation that tracks better, turns better, and has a more efficient midrange cruise than her jet-powered counterparts. She can also dynamically position herself (GPS Lat/Long) in one spot at the push of a button, a feature not only handy around the docks, but also while waiting for bridges, or watching an up-wind mark rounding during a sailing race. The further addition of outriggers (removable), rod holders, a baitwell, and a slightly modified cockpit allows for a refined fishability not found in many boats.
FOG DOG features the traditional Talaria 40 arraignment plan forward with a large V-berth forward followed by a generously sized head with stall shower to port and a galley to starboard. Up a few steps into the pilothouse, the helm to starboard and nav area to port, both have freshly upholstered (2022) custom electric Stidd helm seats. Aft are two curved settees, each with a varnished teak shelf rim outboard, the port seat features a removable table. Optional/removable drop curtains separate the pilothouse from the large custom-configured cockpit.
FOG DOG is an impeccably cared for, capable, and well-rounded vessel equally suited to cruising and fishing alike. Those inspecting her will find she is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition with the most up-to-date electronics and engineering available in today’s market. Fully commissioned with fresh bottom paint and varnish completed 4/2022, she is ready to go now for summer fun.
A very interesting Power and Motoryacht article can be found about her transformation by searching “FOG DOG, Hinckley 40, Power and Motoryacht” online.