Pelican is the 28th Pilot 35 built by Henry R. Hinckley Co. She was originally built for Henry Hinckley and his family and they cruised on her from Maine to the Bahamas for over a decade.

While visiting family in Maryland, we would occasionally walk around the many boatyards and admire the abundance of classic yachts. One day we spotted Pelican hidden in the depths of the marina. It was not until a few years later that we grew brave enough to enquire. It was then we learned that the boat was going through its third refit and the owner could no longer manage the project. After a 2-hour phone callr, he offered us an "as-is" price we could not refuse!  

Pelican joined our family in March of 2021.  Ryan and I spent a year restoring her an sailed her from Annapolis, MD to her new home in Manteo, NC in spring of 2022.  

Built in 1964,