Does anyone know what make or model/year she is?
I know the boat was renamed for the show and she appears to be a sloop.
I only saw a few shots but there are plenty avalable at the shows website.
Thanks...... release the sleuthhounds!
It looks like a very nice Hinckley. But I'm not sure what year.
There have been two very beautiful boats used in this series.
The first was in fact a Hinkley.
The other boat used is a 43' Columbia moored at the 1700 finger in Marina Del Rey. It is called the Blue Norther and can be seen most Saturdays on the water of Santa Monica Bay.
I sail as part of her crew almost every Saturday.
The cast and crew of this series are great. The art department is amazing. They have matched the color of both the hull and the gold leaf lettering exactly.
Occasionally we will sail with the Amanda decal on the starboard bow and Blue Norther lettering on the port bow.
The Amanda in the first season was a Hinkley 48. It was designed by William H. Tripp Jr., who also designed the Hinkley B40 and several other Yachts for Hinkley. He also designed a lot of boats for Columbia.
Using a Hinkley, any Hinkley, as a boat that Jack Porter, a poor barkeep, could afford was really a stretch. The explanation was he "fixed it up." The Hinkley 48 was a gigantic leap. They are rare and expensive; there were only eight of them made. When you find them for sale they are usually somewhere north of $300k. The Columbia 43, on the other hand, is neither expensive or rare. But, as the owners of Blue Norther proved, they can become a very beautiful boat; even something that billionaire Nolan Ryan would want to buy.
I own a Columbia 43 named Oceanus. The hailing port on Oceanus is Marina Del Rey. I wonder if the two boats raced together? Did the owners know each other? Do the current owners wonder what happened to Blue Norther's sistership?
So, I watched the latest Revenge episode where they blow up, burn and sink a perfectly good Columbia 43. I hope this was some Hollywood SX because I would hate to think they did it for real.
Sailguy, is your friend's boat OK?