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Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Express Cruiser, Jet Boat, News and Events, Powerboating, US |

Hinckley Launches the New T34, with Twin Jet Drives

July 2 is the launch date, and Hinckley says the T34 will do up to 32 knots, with Yanmar 6BY2-260's and Hamilton jet drives.

Hinckley Yachts has announced their latest launch, the T34, which promises jet-drive draft, top performance, and Hinckley style fit and finish. On July 2 the first hull is set to splash, and Hinckley will christen it with a gathering of its employees plus members of the press in Southwest Harbor, Maine.

The T34 is Hinkley's latest launch. Powered with twin Yanmars coupled to Hamilton jet drives, draft is expected to be a mere 22 inches.

The T34 is Hinckley's latest launch. Powered with twin Yanmars coupled to Hamilton jet drives, draft is expected to be a mere 22 inches.

The T34 will come equipped with Hinckley’s signature Jetstick, a joystick that makes maneuvering the boat a piece of cake whether you’re docking in a tight slip, or sliding through a crowded marina in a cross-breeze. And while handling a jet drive does require a learning curve for most new owners, Hinckley makes sure you get started right by providing a jetboat trainer for your first experience, with a three-day training session. Best of all, with the twin Hamiltons in the T34, the draft is a mere 22 inches.

The bridgedeck has plenty of seating for passengers facing both fore and aft, and is protected by a full hard top. Wood accents and trim line the cockpit, bridgedeck, and cabin – which includes a forward V-berth, an enclosed head, and a  galley with all the appliances you need for a meal on the hook, including a refrigerator, microwave, stove-top, and sink.

The T34 is 34’3″ overall, has an 11 foot beam, weighs in at 14,000 pounds, and hauls 160 gallons of fuel. Transom deadrise is 19-degrees. Stay tuned for a full-blown review – you know that with a ride this sweet hitting the water, we’ll get our hands on one as soon as we can. And in the meantime, you can get more information by visiting Hinckley Yachts.

-Lenny Rudow