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docked at Seapath Estates, was for sale.
It was the only Hinckley McCauly had
ever seen in the water, and he bought
it in 2012. David Floyd of Atlantic
Marine repainted the racing green
hull navy blue. All of the electronics,
radar, GPS and stereo are brand new.
“The Hinckley people came up
from Savannah and worked on the jet
drive,” McCauley says.
From Atlantic’s boatyard on
Wrightsville Avenue, Floyd
transported McCauley’s boat to
a warehouse near Wilmington
International Airport, where
Brandon Floyd restored all of the wood-
work. Chris Patterson of Weaver
Canvas fabricated the canvas covers.
The entire renovation took place dur-ing
the course of six months. Back in
the water for two months, McCauley’s
18-year-old son’s Latin studies inspired
the boat’s new name, Libertas.
“Hinckley boats are traditionally
given patriotic names,” McCauley
says. “They like to name them after
uniquely American things. Some
of them are named after American
Indian tribes. I like classic things,
whether it be architecture or boats
or clothing. I’ve always liked old
things with wood. It’s a terrible curse
because it then means you have to
keep it up.”
Working with John Miller of Classic
Designs of Wilmington, McCauley’s
wife Kelly McCauley updated the
interior upholstered pieces.
McCauley’s 15-year-old daughter
found the antique burgee flags that
were incorporated into throw pillows.
Dawn Moffitt, interior yacht
designer, fell in love with those
burgee flag pillows and used them as
an inspiration for styling Libertas for
the short trip from Seapath Estates
to Dockside Marina on Airlie Road.
In keeping with classic Hinckley styl-ing,
she matched the boat’s navy and
white awning stripe Sunbrella fabric
with Fathoms, her own line of custom
embroidered indoor-outdoor pillows.
With a galley kitchen and a for-ward
V-bunk, the McCauleys have
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