Hinckley Picnic Boat – JetStick – Tom Serrao

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A blog about motorboats? Are you serious? Why would sailors want to read about stinkboats? We know what they’re like, we know we don’t like them and that, frankly, is that. But then along comes the Hinckley Picnic Boat…continue

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2 Responses to Hinckley Picnic Boat – JetStick – Tom Serrao

  1. Thomas Case says:


    A really interesting article – like you I have a Hinckley Jet Boat 3,000 miles from the nearest Hinckley Service centre and over the last 5 years or so I have found that the key to satisfaction is a really good marine electrician who knows the boat inside out – everything except the Jet Stick and some of the electronics is pretty standard and easy to get serviced. Build quality on the boats is great and they are as pretty as a motorboat can be – my only criticisms are that the majority of the storage lockers can only be accessed by lifting cushions which is a pain.

  2. Blake Rose says:

    Dear Peter,

    A very interesting article for a fellow Picnic Boat owner. I also spent a long time looking for a Hinckley Picnic Boat in Europe and finally found one in 2015.
    Would you mind giving some further feedback regarding the system that you had installed by Tom Serrano. How has the system performed in the intervening 5 years and please excuse the question but what was the rough original installation cost. I presume it is not Hinckley certified.
    We have loved our 2000 Picnic boat here in the UK but aware that the marine environment is not kind to electronics so looking at alternatives to the incredibly expensive Hinckley Jetstick upgrade package plus engineer travel from the USA.

    Any help appreciated.



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