Hinckley Talaria 34 Runabout

Past and present coalesce in a new runabout from a longtime builder.


Classic yachting meets contemporary styling, power and technology. Hinckley knows a little something about building a classic-looking boat; heck, it knows a little something about building a classic boat, having been in the biz since 1928. Its designers took that heritage — sleek lines; handcrafting; the low, wraparound windshield — and combined it with the best of today to create a runabout with jet drives, a power Bimini, a joystick, touchpad control of all systems and a style that harkens back to a time when men cruised the harbor in bow ties.

The 34-foot, 3-inch Talaria 34 Runabout includes a captain’s chair and a companion seat behind the windshield, and a U-shaped settee just aft, to facilitate good conversation and/or backseat driving. A sunpad at the stern can easily accommodate two tan-seekers, and if folks in the cockpit would rather keep the sun off them, a power Bimini rises from under teak covers to shade the space. A forward cabin with twin settees offers respite from the sun or a summer rain, and a head ensures the party can stay on the water all day. Passengers can even take a shower after a salty dip or a wakeboard set.


Twin 320 hp Yanmar diesels coupled to Alamarine 245 high-efficiency jet drives can push the 34R to 34 knots and cruise at 31. Hinckley’s JetStick II is all the captain needs to navigate with ease; well, that and a 12-inch multifuntion touchscreen display at the helm, along with classic gauges. With 640 hp, and the optional towing post, the 34R can be a watersports delivery system for the kids, and parents will rest easier knowing there isn’t any potential danger from spinning props, since jet drives provide the power.

A Fusion stereo with four speakers and Bluetooth connectivity ensure tunes are available. It cannot, however, mitigate disputes about whose music will win the day.

LOA 34 ft., 3 in.
Beam 11 ft.
Draft 22 in.
Fuel 180 gal.
Displacement (half) 15,000 lbs.
Water 25 gal.
Engines Twin Yanmar 8LV 320 hp diesels
Price (base) 685,000
The Hinckley Co.
Portsmouth, R.I.
(401) 683-7005
The Hinckley Co. Pacific Coast
(760) 579-2431