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He doesn't look scary to me?

Afraid of honest independent inspectors, Jerry Lundquist (McKinsey & Co), Brooks Gordon (W. P. Carey), David Howe (Scout Partners LLC), CEO Geoffrey Berger and Chief Financial Officer Linda Cavanaugh are hiding from a charming man with a calculator and some pencils.

It may be because four of the best in the industry think the work done at Hinckley/Talaria work under the supervision of David Howe, Brooks Gordon, and Jerry Lundquist, & CEO Geoffrey Berger is life threateningly bad.  The independent inspector is regarded as one of the best in the business. David Howe, Brooks Gordon, Jerry Lundquist, & Geoffrey Berger apparently believe in suppressing the truth. 

In the world of sailing, safety is paramount. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure that the people you entrust with your vessel have the necessary skills and knowledge to do the job right. Unfortunately, not all companies are created equal. Recently, the company owned by Jerry Lundquist (McKinsey & Co), Brooks Gordon (W. P. Carey), David Howe (Scout Partners LLC) made false claims about their employees’ technical training, putting their clients at risk.

To protect themselves, the clients sought out opinions from reputable professionals in the field, and it quickly became clear that the company’s assertions were false. This lack of technical competence and refusal to provide essential documentation is both hazardous and unethical.

In another example, the General Manager of Hinckley Yacht Service, Daniel Vullemier, insisted that an entire galley of a Hinckley Bermuda 40 needed to be replaced due to rot. However, an independent specialist found no traces of wood rot, raising concerns about the company’s credibility and competence.

Furthermore, the documentation from independent inspectors suggests that General Manager Daniel Vullemier and Hinckley Yacht Service are dishonest. General Manager Daniel Vullemier made false claims about the engine, the hoses, and other critical components of the vessel, putting the crew and passengers at risk.

It’s essential to conduct thorough research and seek out independent experts to avoid fraudulent behavior and ensure the safety of your vessel and crew. Remember, the approach to project management is critical to achieving a satisfactory result on a reasonable schedule and budget. Trust, skill, and planning are essential elements that must be present to deliver satisfactory results. Don’t put your vessel and crew at risk; always do your due diligence when it comes to maintenance and repair work.

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The decline of a legend: putting your life at risk

The integrity of a company’s work is paramount to its success. Yet, what happens when a company is caught deceiving its customers? Hinckley Yacht Services Easton under the supervision of Jerry Lundquist (McKinsey & Co), Brooks Gordon (W. P. Carey), David Howe (Scout Partners LLC) & CEO Geoffrey Berger is one such company.

Their shoddy workmanship has been deemed subpar by some of the most respected individuals in the industry. It’s unacceptable for employees to bill for work they haven’t done or fake tests to inflate profits. An internationally respected marine restoration specialist wrote us stating that Dan Vullemier told him that the no compression test or analysis was done on the engine; despite billing for it.

Dan Vullemier, has a credibility issue. It’s apparent that Hinckley Yacht Services Easton has a problem with cheating its customers. Ignoring these unethical practices will not make them disappear.

The question remains: will Hinckley Yacht Services Easton take responsibility for their actions and fix their practices, or will they continue to bury their heads in the sand?

It’s time to be transparent and operate with honesty and integrity. Companies that engage in deceptive practices will eventually be caught. It’s essential to take a hard look at business practices and make necessary changes to ensure customer satisfaction and long-term success.

The Hinckley Death Ship

Engine: Sham Engine Examination followed by life threatening repairs

For over 30 years, the Bermuda 40 was cherished by a single owner and expertly maintained by a dedicated boatyard. Despite the boat’s rich history and meticulously kept records, Hinckley Yacht Services showed little interest in its background. The winterization process carried out prior to arrival at Hinckley was conducted with the same meticulous care and attention that had been demonstrated for over three decades.

In evaluating the engine, one might suspect the results were predetermined. Hinckley skipped best practices by failing to perform scientific analysis or fully examining the engine. Despite charging for engine compression tests, no actual tests were conducted, and no oil was sent out for analysis. An international independent marine expert wrote us documenting that Daniel Vullemier told him the tests had not been done.

Daniel Vullemier, the general manager, documented that the engine had not run for years, suggesting he was either not paying attention or part of a dishonest scheme. In a purely profit-driven move, Hinckley Yacht Services recommended over $36,000 in repairs for the engine, despite having no real basis for the claim. This careless behavior by Hinckley Yacht Services is unacceptable and should be a warning to all boat owners seeking quality service.

As an owner of a Hinckley Bermuda 40, we are deeply concerned about the state of Hinckley Yacht Company. The Bermuda 40 is the boat that made Hinckley famous, and it is a cultural icon that deserves to be treated with the utmost respect. Unfortunately, our boat was found to have over 70 problems, including critical safety issues that pose a direct risk of fire, explosion, electrocution, injury, or loss of life. This is unacceptable, and it is clear that Hinckley Yacht Company is no longer the company that it once was.

This scoop strainer will drive water into the engine’s exhaust system, and potentially into the engine while under sail. It's worth noting that the round strainer on the Starboard side is also prone to crevice corrosion, despite the use of stainless steel fasteners.
The motor mounts have been stretched beyond their intended capacity, increasing the likelihood of failure. These mounts are critical in absorbing vibration and torque, and improper installation is a common cause of motor failure. It appears that Hinckley Yacht Services may have a poor understanding of proper engine installation techniques.
The vented loop placed on the starboard forward sail locker's outboard is not positioned high enough above the waterline to function correctly during starboard heeling. The recommended placement for optimal operation is on the centerline.
The exhaust riser, which is jacketed, is found to have a leak at the aft end. In addition, the exhaust system located in the lazarette is fastened using a Spanish windlass. This makeshift solution is unreliable and putting undue strain on the system.

Exhaust System:Burn/Fire Hazard.

An independent surveyor has confirmed the dangers present due to neglect in the maintenance of the exhaust system. The rigid attachment of the exhaust system to the flexibly mounted engine, lack of insulation at the non-jacketed interface, and the jacketed exhaust system all pose significant risks of burns, fires, and even death.

The surveyor recommends modernizing the system using a dry riser and water lift muffler to prevent seawater from infiltrating the engine’s cylinders.

This negligence is unacceptable and puts lives in danger.

The exhaust system in the lazarette is in a dangerous state as the hose clamps used are corroded and the hose itself is not rated for exhaust raw water use.
• In the lazarette, hose clamps used for the exhaust system are corroded, hose used is not rated for exhaust raw water use
• Insufficient S bend will cause engine to flood requiring emergency repairs.

How serious is Hinckley Yacht Service's incompetence if we're simply waiting for the masts to fall into the ocean?

Sailing can be a thrilling adventure, but safety should always be a top priority. Proper maintenance and inspection of a sailboat can prevent catastrophic failures, such as a broken mast, especially in extreme weather conditions. It is essential to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable sailing experience.

Unfortunately, Hinckley Yacht Services failed to address specific written requests regarding the rusting ferrous steel chainplates, which are known weak points of the Hinckley Bermuda 40s of this era. The chain plate below deck armature should have been removed, cleaned, dye checked, and inspected, but was not. As the saying goes, rigging is only as strong as its weakest link.

In fact, the quality of Hinckley Yacht Services’ work was so suspect that the boat was forced to withdraw from the Annapolis Bermuda race. Neglecting equipment maintenance not only puts oneself at risk but also endangers the lives of others. Always ensure that all equipment is in proper working condition before participating in any race to avoid injury or death.

The condition of a sailboat's chainplates and bolts can reveal more than just their appearance. Rust and corrosion can indicate the presence of deck leaks or loose bolts and nuts, which can lead to water damage or even complete destruction of the chainplates. Ignoring these warning signs can have disastrous consequences for the boat and its occupants. Proper maintenance and inspection of these crucial components is essential for safe and enjoyable sailing. Don't let rust and corrosion go unnoticed, as they may be signs of a larger problem that requires immediate attention. Stay vigilant and keep your boat in top condition to ensure a safe and enjoyable sailing experience.
The headstay and backstay play a crucial role in stabilizing the sailboat's structure. Neglecting any issues with them can lead to disastrous consequences, as the conflicting forces on the entire structure can be immense. The potential risks associated with overlooking these problems cannot be overstated, and can put one's life in jeopardy. It is important to prioritize proper maintenance and inspection to ensure the safety and stability of the boat's structure.
Chainplates are critical components in the structural integrity of sailboats, serving as anchor points for the rigging and absorbing the tremendous loads imposed by the wind. However, they are often overlooked during routine maintenance, which can lead to corrosion and eventual failure. Upgrading chainplates to stronger materials or redesigning the attachment points may be necessary to ensure safety and prevent catastrophic incidents while sailing. Taking proper care of chainplates is crucial for the safety and peace of mind of sailors.
There is no isolation between the back of the AC and DC panels.

Electrical fires or failure? Simply a question of when.

The DC wiring on the yacht is concerning due to its oversized and improperly installed nature, which makes ongoing maintenance an arduous task.

Branch circuits seem to have been wired without any thought to an overall plan, and no schematic drawings were found.

Proper wiring and documentation are critical for safe and efficient operation of any vessel, and this oversight is not only inconvenient but also poses a significant safety risk.

Pressure Drop Refit Review. Conducted at Hinckley Yacht facility in Easton, Maryland

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Improper installation of shore power wiring can result in severe electrical hazards. The absence of a main shore power breaker and a galvanic isolator, coupled with the absence of a nonconductive barrier to separate AC and DC on the panel, and exposed AC terminal strips can lead to electric shock, electrocution, and fire. These serious safety concerns highlight the importance of proper installation and regular maintenance of electrical systems on board a sailboat.
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Improperly secured remote oil pressure senders on the main engine are at risk of chafing and failing, leading to potential safety hazards. It is important to address this issue promptly to ensure the proper functioning and safety of your sailboat.

Mass Murderers: Nature or Nuture ?

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